International students who meet the plan eligibility criteria are included in the student health and dental program and are enrolled for basic health insurance through iMED.
iMED is the mandatory basic health insurance program the University provides for new international students. All new international students are automatically enrolled in the iMED plan, which provides coverage for the three-month waiting period for B.C. MSP or for the entire length of a one-term exchange. Medical benefits include emergency hospitalization and medical services for an unexpected sickness or injury (for the full policy, please visit the website). Once you register for your first class, the fee of $120 (for all students except one-term exchanges students, for whom the fee is $170) will appear on your student account and your card will be sent to you via email; print it and keep it with you at all times. For more details about the iMED policy, coverage dates, opt-out eligibility, addition of dependents, and other related information, please visit the iMED website.