Students from EU participate in public health insurance.
Up to 26 years of age
They are considered as “children” and they are insured as a parent’s national in that member state in accordance with the rules of that EU Member State. They have a blue EHIC – European Health Insurance Card.
When coming to study on the doctoral level in the Czech Republic, they have to fill out the S1 health insurance form in the country of origin (they will need the A1 form as well) for the claim to health care in another EU country.
Foreign doctoral students – EU citizens 26 years old and above
Above 26 years they are considered as members of Czech public health insurace,
if they can prove:
- residence in the Czech Republic (accommodation contract)
- they are studying a FULL-TIME doctoral study programme for the first time in the Czech Republic in a STANDARD LENGTH (confirmation of study)
Based on these confirmations they can file for the health insurance card at a Czech public health insurance company:
If they have an employment contract (does not apply for Agreement on Work Performance - "DPP" under 10 000 CZK per month and Agreement on Work Activity - "DPČ" under 3 500 CZK per month), then the health insurance is paid by the employer (2336 CZK per month).
Foreign doctoral students – EU citizens (including Czech Republic) older than 28 years
Those who do not have an employment contract in the Czech Republic or have an Agreement on Work Performance - "DPP" under 10 000 CZK per month or an Agreement on Work Activity - "DPČ"under 3 500 CZK per month or are considered as persons without taxable income (OBZP), are required to pay the health insurance at a public health insurance company themselves. This applies to Czech doctoral students as well. For the year 2023 the amount is 2 336 CZK per month.
Third country students (including doctoral students) are entitled only to commercial health insurance, which they must pay by themselves. The only provider pVZP is accepted.
When applying for their student's visa they must pay a commercial health insurance for the whole period of their stay in the Czech Republic.