Health Insurance for International Students

For information on the USF-sponsored health insurance plan, including benefits, cost, and claims, visit Student Health Plan.


Population Registered Units Requirement
All international students One (1) unit or more Automatically enrolled and charged for health insurance

Open Enrollment/Waiver Periods

  • Fall semester: June 23 through September 1
  • Spring semester: November 30 through February 1

Member Enrollment

All international students registered for one unit or more will be automatically enrolled in and charged for the USF-endorsed health insurance plan. Create an Account now to get access to your online account and health insurance ID card.

How to Waive / Waiver period

International students who have a health insurance plan comparable to or better than the USF-endorsed health insurance may waive this requirement with the Health Promotion Services office during the open waiver period. Coverage must be for the entire academic year. Please review the Waiver criteria

Plans underwritten outside of the United States are not acceptable when applying for an insurance waiver. The University cannot adequately support our students enrolling in these programs, which has become even more important when considering the current COVID-19 pandemic.


Students with an official Leave of Absence (LOA) or are in the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program are eligible to purchase the USF-endorsed student health insurance per semester for up to one (1) academic year during open waiver/enrollment periods.

If a student's health coverage is dropped, it is the student's responsibility to contact Health Promotion Services to discuss their options at or (415) 422-5797.