Health insurance

To be safe in your stay with us it is important for us to remind you that you need to have a valid health insurance for Spain. 

  • If you are a resident in the EU you can extend your medical insurance asking to the competent institutions for the European health card. If you also have a private insurance you can ask them if you are covered in Spain and if not you can extend it.
  • If you are a nonresident in the EU you do need a private health insurance to cover any eventuality you might have during your stay in Spain.

Do you know the differences between Travel Insurance and Health Insurance?

The difference between these types of insurance is sometimes confusing for many students. We will explain the most important differences for you to make the best decision.

Travel insurance is designed for short-term travel (up to three consecutive months). It offers protection against flight cancellations, loss of luggage or emergency medical treatment. 

On the contrary, health insurance is designed for long-term stays and its coverage is more complete. The coverage depends on each company, but normally it includes primary medicine, diagnostic tests, hospitalization and surgical interventions. 

Which Health Insurance do we recommend?

There any many options for you to choose, but we recommend you Sanitas International Students Cover, which provides complete, high quality cover for students in Spain between the ages of 18 and 35, while giving you access to all the facilities and specialists within the Sanitas network from the first day of the contract.

It is recognized and accepted by most of the Consulates around the world, although we ask you to double-check it when setting the appointment with the Consulate.

If you have any question, we will be glad to help you. Please write us an email to