Home country insurance policy

You can also take out insurance in your home country. Always contact your insurance provider in advance to check that you are covered for any medical costs you might incur during your entire stay (for both physical and mental health issues), and be sure to bring this policy with you to the Netherlands. Be aware that many private policies do not meet the requirements laid down by the Dutch immigration department for individuals needing a residence permit! Therefore we strongly advise taking out one of the specialized student insurance policies mentioned above, rather than a private policy from home. Please note that a travel insurance alone is never sufficient.