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 will be taking online Carleton classes from outside of Canada during for the Fall 2022/Winter 2023 terms due to study permit and visa delays, or other reasons,  then UHIP is not required.   If eligible, you can get the UHIP fee removed from your student account by completing the UHIP Opt-Out Form.   Your UHIP coverage will be reinstated based on your expected travel date to Canada.  Please email to inform us of your travel plans. 

If you were inside Canada for start of academic period and chose choose to leave the country, no UHIP refund applies.  Remember, should you make a complete withdrawal from classes, your UHIP coverage will be terminated immediately.

For information on the supplemental drug/dental/vision plan, visit here if you are an undergraduate student and here if you are a graduate student.

UHIP for Students

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

  • international students enrolled in classes and physically in Canada
  • registered students with domestic status/paying domestic fees who are not yet eligible for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).
  • Note:  if you have OHIP (Ontario provincial insurance – green card), RAMQ (Quebec insurance), other provincial insurance or have coverage with your Embassy (diplomatic status), then UHIP is not required.  Scan proof to for review and to have the UHIP fee removed from your student account.

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
  • visiting professors
  • post-doctoral students
  • new employees

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.