Medical Insurance for International Students

This section is solely for International Students of the University of North Texas. You have a major responsibility in your own health and your health insurance. If you have questions or concerns about your insurance, please contact the UNT Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) Billing Department at 940-369-8543.

The University's Responsibilities 

UNT must enforce the requirement that you have adequate health insurance coverage continuously during your UNT residence. UNT residence is defined as that continuous period from initial orientation and enrollment or employment, including holidays, through graduation or final separation from the university.

Your Responsibilities 

  • You are required by the University to provide proof of adequate health insurance coverage each time you register for classes.
  • You may waive out of the University endorsed student insurance policy in only three instances:
    • An international student has employment insurance through a U.S. employer group policy.
    • An international student has coverage through the employment of a parent or relative through a U.S. employer group policy.
    • An international student has a government sponsorship. *These waivers are processed in the Sponsored Student Office, Marquis Hall, room 106.

Students must also provide Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Coverage, available as a separate policy through the University-endorsed insurance carrier, United Healthcare Student Resources.

For Waiver Request, click hereSelect the "Waiver" tab. Select "Click Here to Waive or Enroll" link. Login to the system using your student ID # as your login and your date of birth (MMDDYYYY) as your password.  Select "Sign In." On the home page, select the red "WAIVE - Fall 2018-19" button on the "NO, I do not want the insurance" section. Enter your insurance information and attach your required documentation. Select the "Submit Waiver" button at the bottom of the waiver form.
Please note that insurance coverage is for a continuous period of time.  Should you graduate or separate from the University during that period of time, a refund will not be issued.