Health care

Italian Health Insurance Card

EU and EEA students  are guaranteed health services under the same conditions as Italian citizens, paying any tickets and benefiting from the same free services. Therefore, as a European citizen, covered by the health service of a Member State, students have the right to receive medical treatment in Italy. The costs of treatment will be covered by students home country’s health authorities. 

For further information, please click here.

For non-EU students health insurance coverage is required in order to obtain your visa and your residence permit in Italy. International students can purchase a private health insurance policy or register to the Italian National Health Service  (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale – SSN) and get a family doctor.

Starting from 2024, the registration fee for SSN costs € 700,00, and is valid for the solar year  (01/01-31/12) . This means that if you buy it before 01/01/2024, you will pay the full price for a shorter term of coverage and you will have to pay again for the period starting 01/01/2024.

For further information on health assistance given to non-EU citizens, click here.

For private health insurance international students can go to any insurance agency or the Italian Post Office.  The policy must cover all risks of illness, accident or maternity.