The University offers a compulsory combined health and travel insurance the fee of which is included in the tuition fee. In case of emergency you can use it all over Hungary BUT in other cases it is valid only at the University, where you will be treated by the University Doctors. The insurance contract is sent to students who are required to apply for a student visa together with their visa documents to be used for visa application as well.
Please be aware that you will have to go through a medical check up upon arrival.
For more information please see visit Generali Studium Health Insurance webpage.
The following documents are necessary for the Social Security (TAJ) number and card application*:
Order form (NYT. 52)
Application form (NYT. 53)
Authorization form (TB NYT. 159)
Residence Permit (issued by the Immigration Office) (copy)
Address (Registration) Form (issued by the Immigration Office) (copy)
Letter of Award (issued by Tempus Public Foundation) (copy)
Student Status Certificate (issued by the University)
*first application can be done during your firs personal registration at the University
You can also apply for Social Security (TAJ) card personally in the office of National Health Insurance Fund in Debrecen during their opening hours. It might take less time to receive the card if you apply there personally, and further renewal of your card can also be done here (address: 4026 Debrecen, 11 Darabos Street). If the applicant acts personally, the originals of the necessary documents have to be presented!
GP's office is located at 4032 Debrecen, 1 Egyetem Square, in the building right behind the Coordinating Center for International Education - Ground Floor of Kossuth Dormitory III.
If your condition requires a consultation with a specialist, your GP will refer you to a specialist of the University of Debrecen Clinical Center.
The Hungarian word for pharmacy is ‘Gyógyszertár’ or ‘Patika’. These are located all over the city, usually close to the city centre, supermarkets and, at the University Main Campus as well. Opening hours may vary from pharmacy to pharmacy but usually they are open till 7 pm or 8 pm on weekdays. Drug stores, like DM and Rossmann, carry a minimum amount of light medicines, for example pain killers.
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