Health Plans and Coverage


Health and Dental Plan (Halifax Campus)

The DSU Health and Dental Plan is a student-oriented benefits plan that provides students with coverage for medical, dental, travel, accident, vision, and many other services and perks. All full-time students are automatically enrolled in the DSU Health Plan and the cost of the plan is included in your student fees.

If you are on co-op, exchange, taking distance courses, or are starting in January, you must opt in to the plan. However, if you have equivalent coverage through another plan, such as one carried by your parents, you may be able to opt out. Please visit www.studentvip.ca/dsu for more information on the plan, opting out, and enrolling your family. It's your responsibility to ensure you have been charged for and enrolled in the DSU Health and Dental Plan.The deadline to opt in and out is the same day fees are due to the university.  

Health and Dental Plan (Agricultural Campus)

Students at the Agricultural Campus are covered by the following plan.

International Student Health Plan (Halifax & Agricultural Campus)

The DSU International Student Health Plan provides international students with basic health insurance coverage such as doctor and hospital visits. This plan is different from the DSU Health and Dental Plan mentioned above. International students are billed and enrolled for both plans (provided you meet the criteria as outlined above). The DSU International Student Health Plan is required unless you carry MSI or equivalent insurance.

For more information about the plan, opting out, or how to enroll your family, please visit www.studentvip.ca/dsu. It's your responsibility to ensure you have been charged for and enrolled in the DSU International Student Health Plan.The deadline to opt in and out is the same day fees are due to the university.