The International Students studying in our country - Turkey, should make an application for their Health Insurance to the nearest Provincial Directorate of Social Security Institution within 3 months beginning from their first registration date. Based on this; The International Student who will make registrations to the Universities for the first time after the date entitled as 29/05/2013, he/she can apply with his/her student certificate and Letter of Demand within 3 months beginning from their first registration date. However, according the new rearrangement in this subject, taking into account the date 29/05/2013, the International Students who have been studying beginning from this date can make an application within 6 months. As for the fee, according to the determined premium of 82.clause in Law; the fee to be paid is calculated according to the one - third of the daily average earning upon 30 days. For instance; the fee to be paid for these periods (1/7/2014 – 31/12/2014) is regarded as 45, 36 TL per month.
The International Students who do not make their applications for Health Insurance among the dates specified will not get involve in Health Insurance and benefit from the rights provided by it.
Another option in this point is to apply for Private Companies. There are a lot of companies which enable the exchange students a convenience. The students have to take their passport with themselves. At the same time, they have to have “Tax Number” or “Foreign ID Number” in order to carry out the insurance policy. Most importantly, as “Foreign ID Number” is acquired in the process of Residence Permit, sometimes the students have to get “Tax Number”. If they do not have any this kind of number, they can obtain “Potential Tax Number” by going to nearest Tax Office as well. In this very point, everything will be very proper if the presented from is filled up and submitted them via online as it plays very crucial role in terms of carrying out the ınsurance policy. Furthermore, these companies also suggest them some opportunities such as list of the hospitals that they can benefit from etc. After the payment process, they can obtain their policy via postal service as well.
Likewise, the students are recommended to be cognizant of any regulations or change about procedures in any cases.
Also Medical insurance has other benefits, including discounts on prescribed medicines and medical visits. If your country has Bilateral Social Security Agreements that means your insurance in your country is also valid in Turkey.
For more information please visit; http://www.sgk.gov.tr