Students who graduate and obtain an open 3-year postgraduate work permit are now eligible for Quebec Medicare.
By Senate Regulation, ALL international students (full-time, part-time, exchange, special and visiting) and their accompanying dependent(s) are required to participate in the University's compulsory sickness and accident plan. Students who meet certain criteria may be eligible for an exemption. The list of exemption categories can be found under Eligibility for Exemption. Please note that, students covered by private health insurance are not exempt from the McGill plan.
Being new to Montreal and McGill can be daunting; make the transition easier (and more fun) by joining the Buddy Program!
The Buddy program pairs new international students with current students who provide the friendly face, helping hand, and first Montreal friendship that can make a world of difference for new arrivals. Buddies can also offer linguistic support, cultural guidance and information about life at McGill.
Keeping you healthy
McGill requires all international students and their accompanying dependents to participate in the compulsory McGill International Health Insurance Plan 2013-2014 which is administered by International Student Services.
McGill's International Student Health Insurance Plan is compulsory for all international students, except in rare situations where exemptions may be granted. However, your health insurance coverage may be cancelled if you:
McGill requires all international students and their accompanying dependants to participate in the compulsory health insurance plan, which is administered by International Student Services. The cost of the International Health Insurance for the Summer 2014 term is $317. The coverage runs from May 1 to August 31, 2013.