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

Students in F-1 or J-1 Status

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.

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.

** 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.