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International Students and the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)

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International students who register in courses and attend York University are automatically enrolled in the mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). Students can opt out only if they have comparable coverage under a limited number of pre-approved plans and should contact York International directly before purchasing alternate coverage. UHIP provides comprehensive medical coverage for students and eligible dependents who accompany them to Ontario.

The cost of the plan is based on the length of coverage and number of dependents. The premium charged is in addition to academic fees and is posted to the student’s account. To receive proof of coverage, students must apply to York International, 200 York Lanes, at the beginning of each academic year. For further details, please visit the Web at, call 416-736-5028 or e-mail