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International Student Health Insurance

International Student Health Insurance Resources

International students with "F" or "J" visa status are required to be covered under the UH System (UHS) Student Health Insurance Plan or have equivalent health insurance coverage, regardless of the number of credit hours taken.

At the time of registration, the student will automatically be enrolled in the mandatory UHS-endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and will be charged for the coverage period on their student financial account.

International students with "F" or "J" visa status may request a waiver of coverage based on the UH System’s waiver criteria. You must go online to AcademicBlue Enrollment Activation and Waiver Information page and complete the online waiver by the deadline dates each semester. 

Please visit the Health Services webpage for more information.

Waiver Questions


Insurance Coverage Questions

AHP 855-824-9683 




  • Health Services

    Phone: 281-283-2626
    Fax: 281-283-2624

    SSCB 1.1301
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 260
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:
    Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.