International Health and Travel Insurance

All students are required to have international insurance covering their health and civil liability. Ghent University has signed a contract with an insurance company to offer an insurance scheme which covers the minimum requirements as set out by the European Commission; MARSCH 'Go safe'. EMBC+ students who wish to do so can subscribe to this insurance for the period of the EMBC+ programme.

The cost of the health insurance via EMBC+ is €384 per year. Students' partners and children are not automatically covered by the Erasmus Mundus insurance scheme, however, family members who reside with the student can benefit from the insurance.

  • The insurance policy with full details of the cover can be downloaded here
  • The claim form needed to be filled can be downloaded here

If you are interested in this insurance please contact the EMBC+ coordination office. If a student wishes to make a claim for medical expenses a claim form needs to be filled in here and submitted directly to:


Trierstraat 45/01

1040 Brussels

Phone: 02/895 56 80


For serious medical problems and accidents or in the case of fatal injury the insurance company should be immediately informed. To make a claim for lost luggage another claim form needs to be filled in and sent directly to the insurance company.

National Health Insurance

Asides from this international insurance scheme students can also take out local health insurance. Information about health insurance providers are made available upon arrival in each of the six EMBC+ host countries.

For European students it is sufficient to obtain a European Health Insurance Card through the national health care authorities in their home country.

Ghent University Insurance for accidents during course related activities

Because all students are enrolled in the partner universities of EMBC+ all accidents taking place during obligatory course related activities are covered by the university’s insurance.