All researchers and post-doctorate fellows must have adequate medical insurance for the duration of their stay at the EUI.
New EUI members who are already covered by a private or state/national insurance will be informed upon registration whether the insurance scheme is adequate in Italy. If it is, they are requested to sign a declaration form.
Those who are not already covered by a national or private insurance scheme are advised to subscribe to the EUI collective medical insurance policy CIGNA.
The following EUI active members are eligible to register:
The EUI has taken out a group medical insurance policy with Cigna to which the following EUI active members are eligible to register:
- Ph.D. or LL.M researchers;
- Visiting researchers;
- Post-doc fellows;
- Part-time professors;
Dependents of the aforementioned members of the Policyholder’s community and dependents of the Policyholder’s statutory members that are not eligible for JSIS (Joint Sickness Insurance Scheme of the European Institutions) or for an equivalent other insurance cover provided by the funding authorities.
Researchers in receipt of grants from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom are insured against sickness via this group medical policy at the expense of their grant-awarding authority.
For more information, please visit the Cigna Medical Health Insurance page.
Registration to the Italian NHS
NB: The information reported below is based on the current Italian NHS subscription guidelines. Please note that:
- This information may be subject to updates as the NHS communicates them to us.
- The NHS service is mainly provided in Italian
- The NHS cover is not valid worldwide
1) Subscription through the E106 or S1 model (free of charge)
NB: This normally applies to all the EU member states. Beyond the EU, quite a lot of countries also have bilateral health insurance arrangements with Italy. We recommend you to consult the public health service in your country of origin to see if you qualify for this type of healthcare coverage, possibly before your arrival at the EUI.
The E106 model (also called S1 in some countries) is a document which entitles you to transfer - free of charge – your health insurance rights from your national health system to the Italian one. It can be issued by the public health service in your country of origin under certain conditions, for example:
- If you have an active job contract in your country of origin (in this case, it is not necessary to be officially resident in Italy).
- If you are a research student without a scholarship, or you receive a maintenance grant, on condition you are dependent on your family and you are resident in Italy.
E106 (or S1) holders can register by sending a scanned copy of their E106 (or S1) model to [email protected], followed by the original (2 copies) by mail to the following address:
- Ufficio Aziendale Relazioni con le Istituzioni Estere in materia di Assistenza Sanitaria
- Via Gramsci 561 50019 – Sesto Fiorentino (FI)
For further details, please consult the information webpage for foreign citizens of the Florence branch of the NHS (only in Italian).
Should you need any assistance please contact Academic Service.
2) Subscription with voluntary contribution:
In order to subscribe to the NHS as a fee payer, please contact the Academic Service to verify your eligibility and for instructions on how to proceed.
The right to health care starts from the day of registration, has the duration of a calendar year (January – December), is not divisible and has no retroactive effect.