I posted earlier asking about the importance of the French language and basic visa requirements. I got great answers and so I ask here again.
I'll be 29 years old this year and will start a master's course in France this year. I understand that students/people over 28 years of age are NOT covered by the state-provided health insurance and must opt for a private health insurance. The visa requirements state that I have to provide a travel insurance covering at least 3 months and I have been told by the University representative that the University will provide assistance of all kinds. My questions, hence:
- What is the PUMA? I have read about it but I'm not very clear about the eligibility and what will be covered.
- If I'm not eligible for "national health insurance", what options do I have? Can I get a list of private health insurance and prices?
- Is it advisable to opt for a health insurance from my country covering, let's say 2 years? Given that the insurance company has a presence in France, will such an insurance hold?
- Does one need a specific medical certificate or are there any medical processes/vaccinations required for French visa? I do not suffer from any ailment and have been vaccinated.
I'm from India and will be starting in September 2018.