In Belgium, individual health insurance is compulsory. As a result, the student must join a mutual fund of his choice. In case of health problem, he can then consult a doctor and be reimbursed for a large part of the medical expenses incurred.
Foreign students from the U.E. will first contact the Social Security organization of their country (European card) and then a Belgian Mutual fund of their choice. Medical expenses will be reimbursed directly without a qualifying period. Only a mandatory additional contribution is required.