To study overseas or to be offered an Internship can be a valuable and exciting part of your tertiary education. It is important to be insured during your study overseas in case anything should happen to yourself or you should suddenly have to return home due to a sick relative.
Permanent residents & local employees (also from outside The Netherlands) are entitled to the National Health Scheme, the Dutch "Basisverzekering" (Basic Health Insurance).
EU nationals living in the Netherlands must take out a Basisverzekering basic health-care plan with effect from the date they settled in the Netherlands. An exception is made to this rule for those who receive income on which they have to pay social security contributions abroad.