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Compulsory International Health Insurance (IHI)

International Health Insurance

The McGill International Health Insurance Plan is mandatory for all registered international students.

McGill requires all registered international students and their accompanying dependent spouse to participate in the compulsory McGill International Health Insurance (IHI) plan which is administered by International Student Services. For more information on who is covered please visit our who's covered page.

All international students are automatically charged the annual IHI fee ($999) upon registration at McGill University in the fall and winter terms.

Change of coverage period: August 1st and September 30th for each new academic year & December 1st and January 31st for new winter admits.

Students may activate their own coverage on Minerva 24 hours after registering for courses. This enables the student to make claims, register for Medavie Blue Cross and Maple apps, get their IHI card.

NEW and RETURNING students may activate or request an exemption from International Health Insurance Plan (IHI) between August 1st and September 30th for each new academic year and December 1st and January 31st for winter new admits. 

*Exchange students who require a reassessment of the international health insurance fee must activate their coverage on Minerva by August 31st or for winter new admits by January 31st. See more details. Students who meet certain criteria may be eligible for an exemption. Please note that students covered by private health insurance are not exempt from the McGill plan.

 
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