Insurance requirements for studying in Italy
Insurance information for Italy
If you are going to study and live in Italy, you want to be fully prepared before starting your adventure. Among other things, you want to make sure your insurance covers everything you need, without paying too much
Being a EU citizen, you are entitled through your local health authority to obtain the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which facilitates access to emergency and medical treatment that may become necessary during a temporary stay (less than 3 months) in another EU country.
You can directly access the Italian National Health Service (SSN) without paying any subscription.
For a period longer than 3 months, the registration with the Italian National Health Service (SSN) is requested. For a complete health coverage you should obtain the S1 form (see below). Application must be submitted at the Local Health Authorities (Azienda Sanitaria Locale – ASL) according to the area of residence. There are no fees and the Italian Health Insurance Card (Tessera Sanitaria) will be issued immediately and free of charge by the ASL.
Please note that for non-EU students it is compulsory to hold a health insurance (or a health insurance payment receipt) in order to apply for the residence permit. The residence permit will have the same validity in time of the health insurance and viceversa (the residence permit has a maximum validity of 12 months).
It is important to understand that the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) is not always enough and that local mandatory health insurance will probably not cover:
- Additional medical costs
- Home contents and baggage
- Legal aid
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Universities in Italy are very affordable compared to their counterparts in Western Europe, and the quality of education is undeniable. Italy has always been and remains a cradle of culture and education. In fact, the University of Bologna is the oldest university in Europe, having been opened in 1088.
Fashion and Architecture are the stand-out areas where Italian universities are second to none, but there are other English-taught degrees to choose from. In your spare time, you can enjoy the lovely Mediterranean climate, the sea breeze, and tasty food while exploring unique historic sites, such as the Colosseum or the Pantheon in Rome.
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