Article No.
[Insurance]Information on the enforcement of mandatory health insurance for foreign students

The National Health Insurance Service is obligated to join local health insurance for foreign students from March 1, 2021 in accordance with the government policy of the Republic of Korea.


Subject: Foreigners and overseas Korean students (applicable for natural registration without separate application)

When to apply for mandatory health insurance for students for language course (D-4 visa): 6 months from the date of entry


For more information, please check the notice on the National Health Insurance website (attached to the information leaflet).



Use the NHIS Center for Foreign Residents or the National Health Insurance call center in your area

National Health Insurance Call Center (Opening hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays)

     1577-1000 Foreign language service speed-dial number 7

     033-811-2000 Foreign language (English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Uzbek) consultation available


Thank you.

Ewha Womans University Language Center

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