Student Health Insurance
Student Health Insurance has basic health coverage for unexpected emergencies for the international students. It is reasonably priced, but the insurance policy has limited liabilities. Student Health Insurance for Foreigners covers the minimum guarantee structure specified in the Circular on Private Health Insurance to be made in Residence Permit Requests dated 06.06.2014. However, health insurance is mandatory for all international students to have student health insurance during their stay in Turkey. International students are expected to present their insurances for their university registrations and residence permit applications. If your health insurance ends during your stay, you must renew your insurance policy and inform the university officials and immigration office immediately.
Is it mandatory to have Health Insurance?
Yes, all international students must obtain health insurance in Turkey. This Insurance for Foreigners covers the minimum guarantee structure specified in the Circular on Private Health Insurance to be made in Residence Permit Requests dated 06.06.2014. This is the mandatory student health insurance. You have to get it before your University registration and official residence permit (YKN) application.
Where can I get the mandatory health insurance?
S’aide is offering the student health insurance as required by Turkish laws and regulations. You can buy it through S’aide App either by paying your deposit payment or another time. If you have purchased the S’aide welcoming package you don’t need to buy separate health insurance because it is included under the package.
How is Healthcare Services in Turkey?
Turkey has a well-established healthcare sector with many Turkish doctors and dentists who speak English, particularly in the major hospitals. Many Turkish hospitals have the newest technology with highly experienced doctors. All hospitals have an emergency room that is open 24 hours a day. Assigned pharmacies are available on weekends and evenings as well.
Can I obtain additional coverage?
Since mandatory student health insurance only covers basic treatments and mainly unexpected and emergency cases, we strongly advise you to have additional health insurance and assistance service. S’aide is always on your side with their additional advantageous option as well.
Students with this additional health assistance service will receive:
- Full Coverage for inpatient care
- Reduced fees for expenses per outpatient visits
- Full Online contact availability with the hospital or doctor. This service is available in several languages.
- Discounted prices for hospitals within range of the universities.