Required Health Insurance Coverage
Every international student studying at NYU is required to have health insurance plans. Learn more about it at the Student Health Center.
The NYU health insurance plan is mandatory for all students at NYU in F-1 or J-1 status. This plan meets the insurance requirements for J-1 students.
Students in F-1 and J-1 status are automatically enrolled in and billed for the NYU-sponsored student health insurance comprehensive plan upon registration each semester. F-1 and J-1 students may elect to instead take the basic coverage, which provides the same coverage but has higher out-of-pocket expenses if and when you need healthcare.
If you have your spouse or kids with you, please note that we encourage your dependents to have health insurance coverage. The US government requires dependents of students in J-1 status to have health insurance.
Learn more about J-2 health insurance requirements.
This insurance must provide
- medical benefits of at least $100,000 per illness or accident,
- medical evacuation of at least $50,000,
- repatriation of remains of at least $25,000,
- and a deductible not to exceed $500 per illness or accident.
Reminder: Health insurance is mandatory for all students in F-1 or J-1 status at NYU.
If you want to waive the health insurance requirement, please follow the process outlined by the NYU Health Insurance Services Office.
You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the NYU Student Health Insurance Services Office at (212) 443-1020.
** Remember that at medical facilities in the United States, including the Student Health Center, you will be asked to pay for the treatment at the time you receive services if you are covered by an insurance program outside the US. You will then be given a receipt to send to your insurance company for reimbursement. Students covered under the NYU optional plans have no out-of-pocket expenses for medically necessary services performed at the Student Health Center.