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Exchange Students

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(IHI).

All students are automatically charged a full-year rate for the International Health Insurance. As an exchange student, in order for your premium to be adjusted one or two-term rate, you must activate your health insurance coverage on Minerva as of August 1st (for Fall term admits) or December 1st (for Winter** term admits). Doing so will also allow you to view and save your IHI card.

For information on paying your fees, please refer to the 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.

**Availability to access the IHI form is dependent on when your registration for classes becomes available on Minerva, which changes from one year to another.

Please note that exchange students are not eligible to opt-in to McGill's dental plan.

In addition to the information above, please also review ISS' FAQs page.

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