International Education

Academic Affairs Division

International Students Health Insurance

All international students and scholars at a USG institution are required to meet the USG’s health insurance mandate.

Information regarding Student Health Insurance options and requirements can be found on the USG’s Student Health Insurance Plans (SHIP) site.

International students who have J or F immigration status are required by the University System of Georgia to carry health insurance as a condition of enrollment at a USG institution. In addition, as part of the United States Department of State J Exchange-Visitor visa regulations, all J-1 Exchange Visitors are required by government regulations to carry health insurance for themselves and their J-2 dependents throughout the duration of their academic program. Any J-1 exchange visitor who willfully fails to maintain the insurance coverage, or makes a material misrepresentation to a USG institution concerning such coverage, will be in violation of his/her immigration status and subject to termination as a J-1.