The health care fee will be 71,60 euros in 2021. According to the act, the fee must be paid in two rates which amounts to 38,5 euros per semester. The amount that must be paid is defined in a Government Decree and may vary from year to year. There will be NO appointment fees for FSHS services, but any uncancelled no-show appointments will still be subject to a charge next year. KELA will not send you an invoice, so you must pay the fee on your own initiative. You can pay the healthcare fee via KELA’s e-service from December 2020 onwards.
Students that have the right to use FSHS services have to pay the fee. The student healthcare fee in higher education is a tax-like charge and not a payment for a visit to a healthcare provider or for individual service. It is collected to fund student health services generally. You have the right to use FSHS services if you study at a university of applied sciences for the purpose of completing a bachelor’s or a master’s level degree.
The due dates are determined based on the date on which you have registered as attending. There are four possible due dates in each calendar year. For the spring term, the due date is 31 January provided you have registered as attending by then. If you register after that date, i.e. between 1 February and 31 July, the due date is 31 July. For the autumn term, the due date is 30 September provided you have registered as attending by then. If you register after that date, i.e. between 1 October and 31 December, the due date is 31 December. If you do not pay the healthcare fee by the due date, Kela will send you a reminder. If the fee is paid after the due date, Kela will charge a fixed late-payment fee of EUR 5.
Did you know that Seventy-seven percent of the funding comes from the State, while the remaining 23% is financed with healthcare fees paid by students!