Health insurance

Health insurance is mandatory for anyone residing in Switzerland. Students who enrol for an exchange at UniNE should make all the necessary arrangements before arriving in Switzerland.

European students (EU excluding new member countries)

Students with a European health coverage card (EHIC = European Health Insurance Card) are exempt from the mandatory Swiss health insurance.

Students from other countries or students with private insurance

Students who can provide a completed Equivalent's Check form  from their insurance guaranteeing adequate cover whilst in Switzerland (forms available here - under Téléchargements - on the right of the page).

Students should send the original signed copy to the Office cantonal de l'assurance maladie et des bourses d'ètudes (OCAB), the body which ensures people are legally covered for medical services. A copy should also be sent to the Study Exchange Office If the insurance provider cannot fully comply with the requirements set out in the form, the student must take out health insurance with a suitable insurance company.

International insurances are recommended to non-EU student who stay in Switzerland for one semester or a full academic year.

Useful links on : https://www.unine.ch/social/health-insurance -> on the right side of the page (for non EU-EFTA)


Find out more

Office cantonal de l'assurance maladie

On the right, you will find the forms in different languages