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; XL Catlin Insurance Company SE (UGent Protect and Assist (UGPA)). IMBRSea students who wish to do so can subscribe to this insurance for the period of the IMBRSea programme.
The cost of the health insurance via UPGA is €0.88 per day. Students' partners and children are automatically covered by the UPGA insurance scheme (Family members are limited to the spouse, the legally cohabiting partner and children of the insured persons living, on permanent bases, at the same address as the insured person).
If a student wishes to make a claim for medical expenses a claim form needs to be filled in.Send a scanned copy of the claim form and other documents to the email indicated on the form. If you need to send original documents, the postal address is also indicated in the claim form. For serious medical problems and accidents or in the case of fatal injury the insurance company should be immediately informed: +44 800 279 9733.
- The insurance policy summary of cover can be downloaded here
- The insurance policy terms and conditions can be downloaded here
- The claim form needed to be filled can be downloaded here
Note: Students enrolled in the IMBRSea programme in 2017 are insured via insurance company Mapfre and can contact the IMBRSea coordination office in case of questions.
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 seven IMBRSea 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 IMBRSea all accidents taking place during obligatory course related activities are covered by the university’s insurance.