Private Medical InsuranceInternational 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) .
- Any students who have recently arrived in BC during their MSP coverage wait period
- 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. Current BCIT students and their dependents are eligible for a discounted rate of $2 per day for basic medical insurance coverage with Guard.me.
See Guard.me Emergency Healthcare Plan for general information about Guard.me medical insurance.
Students starting a full-time program 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 online or during drop-in hours at the International Student Centre.
For more information about enrolling in or opting out of Guard.me insurance coverage, please follow the link below for your type of program:
- Full-time programs
- Part-time programs
- International Student Entry Program (ISEP)
- Exchange & Study Abroad students