It is the responsibility of each student to have their health insurance arranged for the entire time of their stay in the Czech Republic.

EU students are requested to bring along a ‘European Health Insurance Card’ (EHIC). The students should apply for the EHIC at a national health insurance provider in their home country before departure. The valid card will give you an access to state-provided health care during your temporary stay in the Czech Republic. Please note that it does not guarantee free services.

International students/non EU citizens must arrange comprehensive medical insurance for the whole period of their study stay at Palacký University Olomouc. It is recommended to choose the provider of the health insurance based also on a number of medical facility and doctors that are bound by contracts with a certain health insurance company. Currently the incoming international students have had some positive experience with the following providers. The below mentioned companies offer online services which can be appreciated by visa students who may need to arrange and submit a proof of the health insurance within the visa process. We recommend you to apply for medical insurance with Pojišťovna VZP, a.s. (

If you are on a medication, remember to bring it with you or at least a formulization of your medicament in order to find the right one here.

More information can be found at Guide - Visa & Travel.