Health & Insurance

It is highly recommended that international students travelling to Poland to participate in the Summer Study Abroad Programme should consider strongly obtaining each of the following: a health insurance plan from your home country that includes and pays for the costs of repatriation to your home country, should an extended hospital stay be required; local Polish medical insurance, either from the public or private sector (both offer convenient and affordable student health insurance schemes); Jagiellonian University Accident and Life Insurance.

Usually your home university will require you to purchase a general health coverage plan from your home country before you depart for Poland. This is also highly encouraged and recommended by the Centre of Advanced Studies in the Humanities. In the case of a long-term hospital stay, many people prefer to be close to their family. Thus a health insurance plan that allows and covers the costs of repatriation (return you, for example, to the United States) is a recommended safety feature for your medical coverage in Poland.

As a foreign student studying at a Polish university, you will have the right to purchase local Polish health insurance. This can be obtained from either the public or private medical insurance sectors. Considering the length of the Summer Study Abroad Programme, you will find buying a student plan from a private health insurance provider to be the most convenient in terms of a speedier process of acquiring the insurance and less bureaucracy. The staff of the CASH can help you purchase such insurance.

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