Insurance Information for International Students

All International Undergraduate students at UNC who are enrolled in 9 or more credit hours and all International Graduate students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours, are required to have full coverage health insurance that meets the university's "comparable coverage" guidelines. Each semester the premium will be charged to your UNC tuition. If you have other coverage, you must complete an online waiver by the deadline.

While we highly recommend International students remain on the UNC sponsored health insurance, if the student can show proof of comparable coverage, they are allowed to waive out of the UNC plan.

Opt out waivers must be completed online through URSA every year. When the UNC insurance plan is waived in the fall, it will also be waived for spring/summer semesters.  If you wish to re-enroll in the Student Health Insurance plan, contact the Insurance office at 970-351-1915 or email nicky.weglin@unco.edu.

Information for Students and Visiting Scholars with J Visas

In addition to the UNC insurance requirements, the United States Government requires that students and visiting scholars with J Visas and their dependents must have health insurance plans that contain the following provisions:

  • Medical Benefits of $50,000 or more for each accident or illness
  • Repatriation benefits of $7,500 or more to return a student or scholar's body to their home country if they die while in the United States
  • Evacuation coverage of $10,000 or more to return a student or scholar to their home country for medical treatment
  • Maximum deductible of $5000

We are pleased to tell you that the UNC Student Health Insurance plan meets all the J Visa requirements.

Please contact the Center for International Education, located in the University Center, for further information regarding the health insurance requirements. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in termination of your study or research program.