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    VUB Insurance Plan

    Does the VUB insurance cover accidents on campus? Are you ensured during your internship (abroad)?

    What does the VUB insurance cover?

    • Physical accidents
      • on campus
      • on your way to and from campus
      • during an internship (abroad)
    • Extra-contractual civil liability (damage to third parties)

    Which kind of insurances can you request?

    • Legally required insurance for no-fault civil liability regarding experiments on humans
    • Insurance when you travel abroad
    • ...

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    Find out how the VUB keeps you safe

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    Safeguarding your stay

    In the best case scenario, a health insurance is never needed. But having a safety net for the duration of your studies helps you and the ones around you.

    National health insurance

    A health insurance plan that covers your stay in Belgium is needed for registration at the VUB. You will also need it when applying for the Belgian ID card. Depending on your nationality, there are different ways in which you can obtain a valid health insurance.

    • If you are from an EEA country, you will be covered by the state health insurance system in your home country for the duration of your studies, on the condition that you bring your European Insurance Card. If you need treatment during your stay, you will pay the bills in Belgium and claim the refunds in your home country.
    • Several non-EEA countries also have agreements that cover insurance for the duration of your studies. To find out whether your country has an insurance agreement with Belgium, an up-to-date list is available on the national social security website. It's best to contact the Belgian Social Security service and/or the Health Insurance service of your home country to find out more.
    • Students from other countries have to purchase their own insurance after arriving in Belgium.

    Regardless of nationality, any student can arrange for Belgian health care upon arrival.

    The International Relations Office can assist students in subscribing with the Belgian state health insurance system. One of Belgium's main health insurance providers, Partena, is present at the IRMO office on certain days.

    For students living in Brussels

    Health insurance

    What is there to know?

    General information

    Health Insurance Registration

    Which documents do you need?

    Information about registration

    For students living in Flanders

    Health Insurance

    What is there to know?

    General information

    Health Insurance Registration

    Which documents do you need?

    Information about registration

    Find out more about health care in Belgium

    Info file healthcare


    Do you have a question on insurances? You can either contact the VUB Insurance Department or the International Relations Office.

    Health Insurance

    ! Due to the measures taken in regarding to the coronavirus, no representative of Partena will be present on campus for now.
    Please contact them at vub@bepartena.be. Don’t forget to mention your full name, social security number (see your ID card) and registration number of Partena (only if you know).
    They will reopen their office on Monday 17/8 (first only on Mondays for the first couple of weeks).
    All offices of Partena in Brussels are open. Feel free to contact them.


    For all questions on applying for the national health insurance, you can count on the International Relations Office. One of Belgium's main health insurance providers, Partena, is present at the International Relations Office on certain days.

    • Completing your affiliation with Partena:
      • at the International Relations Office in the morning
    • All other questions (request BIM status, ID cards etc ...): 
      • at the International Relations Office in the afternoon
      • any Partena office in Brussels
    • Refunds (e.g. how to use the stickers):
      • at the welcome desk of the International Relations Office
    Opening hours
    National health insurance by Partena

    Mondays and Fridays
    9.30 AM - 12.30 PM and 1.30 PM - 4 PM
    *Please note that during the holidays the representative will not be in every week*

    International Relations office: Pleinlaan 5 (ground floor) - 1050 Brussels

    VUB Insurance

    The VUB Insurance Department can assist you in questions concerning physical injury occurring on campus and your travel route between the university and home.

    VUB Insurance Department

    Gina Goeminne
    + 32 2 629 22 44

    Natasja Van Den Brande
    + 32 2 629 20 19