Health Requirements

Health Requirements

Health Insurance Requirement

The State of Massachusetts does NOT allow students to use insurance from non-U.S. insurance companies.

Full-time students will be automatically enrolled in the insurance plan at UMass in order to meet the State’s insurance requirements.

International students are NOT eligible to waive any part of the UMass student insurance.


Health Insurance Coverage

NOTICE: Until further notice, due to COVID-19 restrictions international students studying remotely or on-line outside  of the United States can waive the UMass SHBP insurance by certifying that they have comparable insurance that provides coverage in that location. If the waiver meets the UMass requirements, the insurance fee will be removed from the tuition bill. Please Contact UHS for further waiver information.

For all other international students who are physically located inside the US the State of Massachusetts does NOT allow students to use insurance from non-U.S. insurance companies. Full-time students will be automatically enrolled in the insurance plan at UMass in order to meet the State’s insurance requirements.

Visit the UHS website for complete information regarding the University Health Services (UHS) insurance coverage, as well as other services of the UHS.

Have questions? Contact UHS.


Required Immunizations

Massachusetts law requires certain immunization for college students before arriving at school. For more information, please visit the New Student Immunization Program.