Required Health Insurance Coverage
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 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.
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.