International students must have private basic medical insurance coverage for any period of time that they will study at BCIT while they are not covered by BC Medical Services Plan (MSP).
- the MSP coverage wait period for any student upon arrival to BC or returning after a long-term absence from BC
- the entire stay in BC for Exchange and Study Abroad students staying for a single term (who are not eligible for MSP)
Guard.me International Insurance
BCIT’s preferred private basic medical insurance provider for international students is Guard.me International Insurance – one of the world’s largest insurance providers in international education.
Students starting a full-time program, ISEP, or on an incoming Exchange or Study Abroad program at BCIT will be charged and enrolled in Guard.me coverage automatically (unless you opt out).
Students in part-time programs may purchase Guard.me medical insurance through the online Guard.me portal for BCIT students.
For more information about enrolling in or opting out of Guard.me insurance coverage, please follow the links below: