Montreal summers are humid and range from warm to hot with an average Temperature of 22-30 °C.
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.
IHI Rates for the 2013-2014 academic year
- Single IHI plan: $951
- Dependent IHI plan: $2,916
- Family IHI plan: $5,547
Students who graduate and obtain an open 3-year postgraduate work permit are now eligible for Quebec Medicare.
For international students who are unfamiliar with Montreal or the North American lifestyle, moving to McGill can be a daunting experience. That's why we offer the Buddy program, which 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.
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.