COVID-19 Update: If you have any inquiries pertaining to your UHIP coverage and COVID19,  please refer to our COVID-19 FAQ page.

The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is a mandatory health insurance plan for all international and/or non-residents (and their dependents) studying or working at Carleton University.

If you are taking online Carleton classes from outside of Canada during the 2020/21 academic year due to Covid19, UHIP is not required,.  If eligible, you can get a UHIP refund by completing the UHIP Opt-Out Form.

UHIP for Students

Enrollment in UHIP is mandatory for the following two groups of students at Carleton:

  • international students (including exchange students) who are taking classes from inside Canada
  • registered students with domestic status/paying domestic fees who are not yet eligible for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).

UHIP for Staff/Faculty

Enrollment in UHIP is mandatory for all international short-term university visitors and employees who are here for a period of two weeks or more. Enrollment is optional for stays less than two weeks.  Short-term visitors include, but are not limited to:

  • visiting researchers;
  • visiting scholars;
  • post-doctoral students.

Additional Information

For more detailed information about UHIP coverage, eligibility, premiums and more, explore the following resources:

For more information, you may also contact the Carleton UHIP Administrator.