Health Plans & Insurance


Health and Dental Plan (Halifax & Truro Campus)

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) Health and Dental Plan is a student-oriented benefits plan that provides students with coverage for prescriptions, dental, travel, accident, vision, and many other services and perks. All full-time students who begin in September 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 or May, 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 the StudentVIP website 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 2014 deadline to opt in and out is the same day fees are due to the university.  

International Student Health Plan (Halifax & Truro Campus)

The Dalhousie Student Union (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. If you are a dual citizen, please contact the office regarding your health coverage.

For more information about the plan, opting out, or how to enroll your family, please visit the International Health website. It's your responsibility to ensure you have been charged for and enrolled in the DSU International Student Health Plan.

The 2014 deadline to opt in and out is the same day fees are due to the university.