University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)

Who will be charged for coverage?

You are eligible for UHIP coverage:

  • if you are a full-time student with a valid study permit or temporary resident visa issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, registered in a degree program at University of Waterloo and pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or post graduate degree; 
  • if you are a part-time student who was previously enrolled as a full-time student and you have a valid study permit or temporary resident visa issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You must be registered in a degree program at University of Waterloo and pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or post graduate degree. 
  • during a maximum of six part-time terms.
  • during one four-month medical leave of absence during any twelve-month period.
  • for a maximum parental leave of twelve months

International students will be automatically charged for coverage under the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) beginning with their first term.

You will be automatically enrolled into theUHIPcoverage after you have the registered status "Fees Arranged" if you are on an active term, or once you've paid the UHIP charge on your account during a work term, Inactive term or "off" term.

UHIP coverage is compulsory for international students beginning with the first term they are in Canada each policy year (September - August), regardless of their location in subsequent terms in that policy year.