CEU Health Insurance Plans

The CEU Health Insurance Plans are available to international students―including EEA citizens in possession of an EHIC―enrolled at Central European University for the duration of their enrollment in Austria or Hungary. The plans cover the costs of medical care, medication, and medical aids, as well as reasonable patient transport received in medical necessities. The insurance coverage is limited only to those insurance events that happen in the territory of Europe (except Switzerland) while studying in Austria and in the territory of Hungary while studying in Hungary. The Plans do not cover any extra costs beyond the set limits. When you spend time out of the covered geographical territories, we recommend you purchase travel insurance - please click here for further information.

This is the first time we use a different method to activate student insurances not to mention conducting semi-online studies at CEU. If you have questions, concerns regarding health insurance please first consult the Health Insurance Plans FAQ and then reach out to the Student Centers at studentcenter@ceu.edu (Vienna) or at studentlife@ceu.edu (Budapest).

Visiting and exchange students are not provided with the CEU Health Insurance Plan free of charge, but they can purchase the insurance with the help of the Student Centers. Post-docs are not considered full-time students at CEU. If you are a post-doc researcher receiving a grant, you may turn to the Grants Office for further guidance at grants@ceu.edu. 

US citizens are strongly advised to check the necessity of purchasing additional insurance to fulfill IRS requirements. 

Students who do not intend to use the CEU Health Insurance Plans must submit, immediately upon arrival on campus, evidence of membership in an alternative insurance plan that covers medical services in Austria or Hungary. In case student brings their alternative insurance, it must comply with the minimum standards of the CEU Health Insurance Plans. CEU does not cover the costs of alternative plans selected by students. 

Click here to go directly to Budapest related information below 


FeelSafe Insurance Plan (valid in Europe except Switzerland)

International CEU PU’s students are provided with private insurance which offers extensive coverage and medical services in Austria (covering all risks) via insurer UNIQA. In order to activate the insurance a certain registration procedure must be completed. About the timing of the registration students are notified via email. Austrian citizens need to use their public health insurance.

The FeelSafe Insurance Plan provides a direct billing network through LARA partnership, personal insurance consultancy, and 24 hours English-speaking call-center. Within the LARA network all doctors, pharmacies, and laboratories speak English and charge the insurance company directly when their services are used. Hence, there is no need for an upfront payment from the insured’s side. The insurance plan from FeelSafe is available for family members. For further information please click here or contact the Student Center. To see the terms and conditions of the insurance, please click here.

Length of Insurance (Austria)

  • For BA students: duration of enrollment
  • For 1-year MA students: 10 months
  • For 2-year MA students: 22 months (including summer months between first and second year)
  • For PhD students: 36 months


Generali Insurance Plan (valid only in Hungary)

Students obtain the health insurance card for one academic year at the beginning of the academic year from the Student Center. The insurance card must be renewed each academic year with your handwritten signature and is NOT possible online or via email.

Students are encouraged to consult the short summary of the terms and conditions and the full description of the insurance plan provided by Generali Insurance Company in advance, with special attention to exclusions and services provided. Patients insured by Generali must visit the Medical Center first. The CEU doctors may refer patients for further treatment to other medical facilities or prescribe the necessary medicines. You may receive reimbursement for medical treatments and prescriptions through the Medical Center. The insured is only allowed to choose other medical facilities or providers in case of an emergencyIn case you need to purchase the Generali Insurance Plan, please calculate with 6,500 HUF/month price and contact the Student Center for further guidance.

If your Generali insurance card is lost or stolen please contact the Student Center (studentlife@ceu.eduto arrange the collection of a replacement. 

Accompanying Family Members

Enrolled, full-time, international students who plan to bring family members (spouse and/or children) to Hungary for the duration of their studies have the option to purchase private health insurance - with similar coverage conditions to the CEU Health Insurance Plan - from the representative of Generali insurance company. The contact details of the representative are available at the Student Center (studentlife@ceu.edu). 

You can read more about CEU's support to student parents here. For more information about health insurance for family members please click here.