You will be living in Montreal during your studies at McGill; therefore you will not be considered a non-resident, you will be a temporary resident and it is mandatory for you to be covered under the International Student Health Insurance.
All students are automatically charged a full-year fee ($849) for the International Health Insurance. As an exchange student in order for your premium to be adjusted, you must confirm your health insurance coverage on Minerva as of August 15th, 2014 for fall 2014 term and as of December 15th, 2014 for winter 2015 term. You will be able to select your coverage for 1 semester or 2 semesters depending on the duration of your stay at McGill.
Minerva ⇒ Student ⇒ International Student Health Insurance Coverage Form to confirm your coverage.
If you are on exchange for 1 semester, you will be covered from August 15th, 2014 to December 31st, 2014 for fall 2014 term or from December 15th, 2014 to April 30th, 2015 for winter 2015 term and your health insurance fee will be adjusted to $283 CAD.
If you are on exchange for 2 semesters, you will be covered from August 15th, 2014 to April 30th, 2015 and your health insurance fee will be adjusted to $566 CAD.
Doing this will allow you to pick up your health insurance card at Service Point upon arrival at McGill University.
For information on paying your fees, please refer to Student Accounts website.