Medical insurance for international visitors


The University of the Basque Country requests all international visitors on exchange programmes to be covered by a Travel Assistance Insurance covering, at least:

-Transport and/or repatriation to home country in case of accident or illness of insured person  
-Repatriation of the deceased insured

If you don´t have such an insurance, we recommend you purchase oncampus insurance.

Upon registration within your faculty, you will need to hand out this INSURANCE ATTESTATION filled in with your insurance details.


In certain faculties, or if your exchange programme includes internship or practical activities outside the university, you might also need a Civil liability insurance.

-Check if your home university provides a Civil Liability insurance valid for your activities at the University of the Basque Country and in our region

-If you don´t have any kind of Civil Liability insurance, we suggest you contact oncampus.


EU VISITORS: The Basque Public Healthcare System usually covers European citizens holding their EUROPEAN HEALTHCARD (EHIC or E128) previously obtained in their home country.

HEALTH COVERAGE AGREEMENTS: Spain has passed Health Care agreements with a number of countries (Andorra, Brazil , Chile, Ecuador , Panama , Paraguay , Peru , Sweden, Morocco...). We recommend you get further details at the Spanish Embassy or Consulate, to know how to access this coverage.

OTHER NATIONALITIES: If no agreement exists with your home country, you will need to purchase a medical insurance according to the European and Spanish laws IN FORCE THROUGHOUT YOUR ENTIRE VISIT.

Please find a few insurance companies offering coverage for foreign students:





Axa assistance

For further details, feel free to contact our Help Centres