Insurance Plans

In case of possible eventualities that may arise during the external work placement, students of the University of Vigo are covered by several insurance plans:

Student Insurance Plan

According to the Decision of the Directorate General of Social Security Regulation (Resolución de la Dirección General de Ordenación de la Seguridad Social), of 25 March 1999, work placement in companies carried out under Royal Decree 1707/2011, of 18 November, are covered by the Student Insurance Plan, as long as the student has enrolled and paid for this insurance plan.


This insurance plan offers the following benefits:

  • school accident
  • illness
  • family misfortune

Further information about the Student Insurance Plan...


"Cum Laude" Accident Insurance Plan

In addition, the University of Vigo has subscribed to an accident insurance plan to complement the student insurance plan. The accident insurance plan is free for all students enrolled at the University.


This insurance plan covers accidents, which means bodily injuries derived from a cause that is violent, sudden, external and beyond the insured person’s intention.
Please check coverage in exceptional cases. Some examples are:

  • Students on a boat while doing the work placement
  • Students doing the work placement outside the place of work (e.g., clients of a consulting firm)
  • Students who travel abroad to receive their training
  • Foreign students

Further information about the "cum Laude" insurance plan...


Civil Liability Insurance

The University of Vigo has subscribed to a civil liability insurance plan that guarantees its civil liability for damages that students may cause to third parties not related to the university, even in work placement stays related to the academic curriculum of their degree, as long as they are under the supervision of an adviser.