Every international student studying at NYU is required to have health insurance. Learn more about it at the Student Health Center.

Students in F-1 or J-1 Status

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. Students who maintain alternate health insurance coverage that meets the University’s minimum health insurance criteria may waive the NYU sponsored student health insurance plan entirely (see Waiving the Student Health Insurance Plans section). Tandon students can find information on waiving the NYU sponsored student health insurance plan on the Tandon Students Student health and insurance at NYU information page.

Family Members of Students in F-1 or J-1 Status

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.

How to Waive the NYU Health Insurance Plan

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 health.insurance@nyu.edu,  or call the NYU Student Health Insurance Services Office at (212) 443-1020.