Health Care / Insurance

Health Care

All exchange students (EU citizens) who study at University of Macedonia are considered pursuant to the Greek legislation, as hosted students.

As such, they enjoy the same rights and are subject to the same obligations with the Greek students.  

This means that you have the right for free medical care, including medication and public hospital treatment, covered by the Social Security Institution (IKA), as long as you have your   European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) covering the entire period of your studying.

Cards are issued by your national health insurance provider


Students from the EU must bring with them their European Health Card obtained from the health service of their own country. They should always carry it on them, along with their student I.D.

How long is the card valid for?

This varies from one country to another and is best to check when you contact your local health authority to obtain the card.

Important – the European Health Insurance Card:

  • is not an alternative to travel insurance. It does not cover any private healthcare or costs such as a return flight to your home country or lost/stolen property.

Students from non EU countries

In case that a student is not covered by a health insurance of his own, is automatically entitled to a comprehensive Health Care of the University of Macedonia and the Student Welfare Service will provide him/her with a Medical Care Book. Medical insurance is free of charge for all registered students and provides for all medical needs, hospital care and the service by specialists. This includes medical examination and treatment, hospital examination and treatment, medication, laboratory analyses, house calls, maternity care, emergency dental care, orthopaedic aids and physiotherapy.


Students are not insured for compensation against accidents, loss of personal possessions, against third parties, etc. In this case and for any other type of insurance policy they are advised to make their own arrangements, preferably before their departure.