SDSU Global Campus International Programs requires all F-1 visa students to have health insurance coverage during their period of enrollment. Students in the U.S. with non-F-1 status are strongly encouraged to have adequate health insurance coverage as well.

Health Insurance Requirements
Your health insurance must be valid for the duration of the program. We recommend your health insurance also meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Accident or illness: medical expense limit of at least $100,000.
  • Medical evacuation benefit of at least $50,000.
  • Repatriation benefit of at least $25,000.

F1-visa students that have been accepted to our programs can submit proof of health insurance using the Student Health Insurance Form. Please note you will need your ERPID number to be able to complete this form.

Because health insurance benefits vary from one provider to another, we advise students to become familiar with their health insurance coverage, policies, and procedures before their departure to the U.S.

Health Insurance Deadlines

  • Semester at SDSU Programs: One month before the program start date.
  • All other programs: By the program start date.

Do you need health insurance?
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This information is provided for informational purposes only and does not reflect, constitute or create any legal obligation on the part of San Diego State University and/or San Diego State University Foundation (collectively the “University”). The University makes no representation or warranty as to the suitability or appropriateness of any health insurance provider. The students and their families, and not the University, are solely responsible (1) to conduct their own assessment, investigation and due diligence with respect to listed providers, and (2) for any contracts, agreements or other legal obligations pertaining to health insurance plans.