International Visiting Research Students are required to have health insurance, and are automatically enrolled in the Dalhousie Health Insurance Plan upon registration. For more information on this plan, please visit the Dalhousie Student Union’s (DSU) health plan page.
Visiting Research Students who are here for the full academic year or a full term will be automatically billed and enrolled for the DSU International Health Plan. If students are here for less than a full year they can have the plan pro-rated by visiting the DSU Health Plan Office within one week of their arrival in Halifax, but students must bring with them their letter of acceptance and the invitation to study from their Dalhousie Supervisor.
Visiting Research Students who are here for short durations (anything under 4 months/1 term) may be eligible to opt out of the DSU International Health Plan and enroll under the DSU Short Term Plan by visiting the DSU Health Plan Office within one week of their arrival in Halifax.
If a student has their own health insurance (private coverage), they may be able to opt-out of the Dalhousie Plan. To do so, the student must take a copy of their health insurance plan to the DSU Health Plan Office. The DSU will evaluate the plan to ensure that it meets the minimum coverage of the Student VIP opt-out policy guidelines.
Please contact us if you have any questions about health insurance.