Who can use our services?
You can use our services if you are studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at a university or other institution of higher education and you have paid your student union membership fee to a student union that is affiliated to the FSHS. Those studying for a Licentiate of Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine degree are also entitled to use the FSHS’s services.
Student unions pay a health care fee to the FSHS for each of their members. Similar to an insurance contribution, the fee per student is currently €54. Please note that the fee is not a separate payment to be made in conjunction with the student union membership fee.
How long can you use our services?
You can use the FSHS services as long as your student union membership is valid. If you have paid your student union membership fee for the full academic year, your right to use the FSHS services starts on 1 August and ends on 31 July. Autumn term membership starts on 1 August and ends on 31 December. Spring term membership starts on 1 January and ends on 31 July.
The membership fee must be paid before an FSHS appointment even if your appointment is before the date your membership fee is due. Information that you have paid your membership fee will be transferred to the FSHS within a few days after the payment. Be prepared to prove that your student union membership is valid with either a valid student card or a certificate of student status from your university.
NOTE! You cannot use the Self service either if you have not paid the membership fee.
If you are studying for two degrees,
one of which is a basic degree and the other a post-graduate degree, you have the right to use all of our services once you have paid your student union membership fee.
Student unions only pay one health care fee to the FSHS for each of their members. In case of any uncertainty about your status, please contact your student union. The FSHS does not pay any health care fee refunds.