CEU Health Insurance Plans

In Hungary and Austria: The CEU Health Insurance Plans are available to international students enrolled at Central European University for the duration of their enrollment. 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 Hungary while studying in Hungary, and the territory of Europe (except Switzerland) while studying in Austria. The Plans do not cover any extra costs beyond the set limits. When you spend time out of the covered 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 consult first the Frequently Asked Questions and then reach out to the Student Centers at studentcenter@ceu.edu.

Information only for Hungary:

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

  • For 1-year MA students: the insurance is arranged for the whole period of study
  • For 2-year MA students: the insurance is arranged for the whole period of study but not the summer months of July and August after the first year (except for those programs including internship after the first year)
  • For PhD students: the insurance is arranged for 36 months total
Generali Insurance Plan (valid only in Hungary)

Students are encouraged to consult the short summary of the terms and conditions and the full description of the Hungarian Insurance Plan provided by Generali Insurance Company in advance, with special attention to services provided, and the exclusions. Patients insured by Generali have to visit the CEU Medical Center first. The CEU doctors may refer the patients for further treatment to other medical facilities or prescribe the necessary medicines. You may receive reimbursement for medical treatments and prescriptions through the CEU 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 for Academic Year 2019/2020. The contact details of the representative of the insurance company and the payment supplements are available at the Student Center (Nador 11, Room 304).

Information only for Austria:

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 students need to use their national insurance.

The FeeSafe 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 Vienna Student Center. To see the terms and conditions of the insurance, please click here.

Lenght of Insurance (Austria)

For 1-year MA students: 10 months

For 2-year MA students: 20 months (the insurance is arranged for the whole period of study but not the summer months of July and August after the first year (except for those programs including internship after the first year)

For PhD students: 36 months

Other Important Information

Visiting and Exchange Students
Visiting and exchange students are not provided with the CEU Health Insurance free of change, but they can purchase the insurance through CEU upon arrival.

With EHIC (EEA students only) 
In case you bring an EHIC, you are still entitled to the free CEU Health Insurance Plan.

Hungarian Students 
In Hungary, Hungarian citizens are insured by the Hungarian State Health Insurance (TAJ). In Austria, they are also entitled to the private CEU Health Insurance Plan.

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

Alternative Insurance Plan
Students who do not intend to use the CEU Health Insurance Plan must submit, immediately upon arrival, evidence of membership in an alternative insurance plan that covers medical services in Hungary and Austria (please consult the departmental program in your acceptance offer where you will be located). In case students bring their alternative insurance, it must comply with the minimum standards of the CEU Health Insurance Plan. CEU does not cover the costs of alternative plans selected by students.