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 ($1161) for the International Health Insurance. As an exchange student, in order for your premium to be adjusted, you must activate your health insurance coverage on Minerva as of August 1st, 2019 (for fall 2019 term admits) or as of December 1st, 2019 (for winter 2020 term admits). In the meanwhile, we have deferred the difference between the annual rate, and the rate that will cover your exchange period, until October 31. You may therefore pay the reduced balance on your eBill, representing the coverage we expect you to be charged.
|Terms Covered||Coverage Date||Fees|
|1 Semester||Fall 2019||August 15th 2019 - December 31st 2019||$387 CAD|
|Winter 2020||December 15th 2019 - April 30th 2020||$387 CAD|
|2 Semesters||Fall '19 & Winter '20||August 15th 2019 - April 30th 2020||$774 CAD|
To activate your coverage: Minerva ⇒ Student ⇒ International Student Health Insurance Coverage Form
Doing this will allow you to view, save and print an electronic version of the IHI card on your mobile devices or computer.
For information on paying your fees, please refer to Student Accounts website.
*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, exchange students covered by private insurance OR their home university's health insurance plan are not exempt from the McGill plan.
Exemption requests must be done on Minerva by specified deadlines.