All residents of the Netherlands are obliged by Dutch law to have health insurance
All course participants travelling to ITC are required by law to hold full medical insurance. ITC arranges a full comprehensive insurance cover (ICS) in advance of arrival. This insurance includes general costs of healthcare, personal liability, luggage and travel, household contents, emergency assistance, accidental death and dismemberment.
The insurance certificate will be sent to you by one of the Registration Officers through email whilst still in your home country because the short-stay visa to travel to the Netherlands will not be issued unless insurance cover can be shown to the embassy.
Those course participants receiving fellowships from the Dutch government or international organisations will be automatically covered by (partial) insurances for health, liability, luggage, household contents, emergency assistance, accidental death and dismemberment for the duration of their study at ITC.
All course participants with other financial arrangements are strongly recommended to use the full insurance cover of Aon Consulting, The Hague.
Course participants from the European Union should apply for a European Health Card in their own country. The cover offered by this insurance card is very limited. They are strongly recommended to use the health insurance of Aon Consulting, The Hague, in combination with the insurance for liability, luggage, household contents, emergency assistance, accidental death and dismemberment.
For ITC students who are over 30 years old and staying in the Netherlands for more than three years (PhD-students or unpaid international researchers), please check with the ITC Student Affairs Office or the Nuffic website whether your current insurance is still the right one. Sometimes (PhD-) students receive letters of CAK (a public organisation that checks whether a specific citizen is insured in accordance with Dutch law). Students who receive a letter from CAK, which is usually written in Dutch, should not ignore these letters and call in to see an ITC Student Affairs Officer who can help with filling in the necessary form to prove that the individual is insured in accordance with Dutch law. Although it is not obliged by Dutch law, insurance to cover the costs of repatriation and personal liability is strongly recommended.