COVID-19 Update: If you have any inquiries pertaining to your UHIP coverage, vaccinations, 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 were taking online Carleton classes from outside of Canada during for the Fall 2021 and/or Winter 2022 or Summer 2022 terms due to Covid19, UHIP is not required,.  If eligible, you can get the UHIP fee removed from your student account by completing the UHIP Opt-Out Form.  If you intend on travelling to Canada this spring/summer, opt out of UHIP now and we can reinstate your coverage based on your travel date.   Please email to inform us of your travel plans. 

If you are currently inside Canada and should you choose to leave the country, no UHIP refund applies.  You will continue to have limited out of country coverage while enrolled in classes.  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;
  • 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.