Centre for International Experience

University Health Insurance Plan

UHIP's Gone Electronic! All UHIP cards are now available online. Please see the UHIP Enrolment page for more information.

University Health Insurance Explained


The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is a mandatory health insurance plan for all international students enrolled in an Ontario university. The plan is intended to ensure that you have basic health care coverage while studying in the province. The cost of medical services and treatment in Ontario can be very expensive. UHIP helps to cover the cost of hospital and medical services you may need to maintain your health while in Canada. The UHIP insurer is Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada.


As an international student or exchange student you are automatically enrolled in UHIP and the coverage charge will be listed on ROSI, your student account. UHIP coverage may also be extended to your eligible dependent family member(s).


In Ontario, residents are provided health care coverage through the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). UHIP is comparable — though not equivalent — to OHIP, in that UHIP and OHIP provide coverage for the same medically necessary services. For information about OHIP, please visit the Ministry of Health website.

To learn more about UHIP, please see the following pages of this website or visit the UHIP site directly:


Notice of Disclosure
In order to facilitate UHIP coverage, the University has provided Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, the insurance provider, with your name, student number, mailing address, email address and date of birth. This is a mandatory procedure required for admittance to the University.  If you have any questions regarding the security of these records or other concerns pertaining to your personal data, please contact the UHIP office. Additional information may be found on the Sun Life website.

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UHIP Contact Details

St. George Campus:
UHIP Office, Centre for International Experience
Koffler Student Services Centre, Room 202
214 College St.
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2Z9
(416) 978-0290

Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Summer Office Hours (July and August): Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


International Student Centre
Instructional Centre, IC-349
1095 Military Trail
Scarborough, Ontario M1C 1A4
(416) 208-2905

International Centre
Davis Building, Room 1103
3359 Mississauga Road N.
Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6
(905) 569-4716

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