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Medical Insurance Plan



On June 30th, 1994, the Provincial Ontario Government eliminated Health Care protection for non-Ontario Residents. Therefore, all International Students must purchase the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), to provide protection compared to that available from the Ontario Government (OHIP).
All international students must purchase the UHIP in order to register at the University of Ottawa.
UHIP subscription is COMPULSORY. It is not necessary for you to purchase another insurance plan for the academic year. UHIP coverage starts on the 11th day of the month preceding the start of a program of study, for newly enrolled students, or at the beginning of the session, for returning students.
It is preferable that you pay your UHIP coverage with your tuition fees through a bank transfer. For further information on the coverage provided by the University Health Insurance Plan, please visit the UHIP website or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. responsible for UHIP.
Even though you may already have health insurance, you will not be exempted from purchasing the mandatory UHIP.
To view the premiums for the current academic year please see the Review Your Health Insurance page.