Private Medical Insurance: Exchange & Study Abroad

Exchange and study abroad students planning to study at BCIT should submit a Medical Insurance Assessment Form for Exchange and Study Abroad Students by the deadline stated on their conditional letter of acceptance. This form will help to determine how much a student must be charged for private medical insurance, what the dates of private medical insurance coverage will be, or if a student is eligible to opt out by arranging for their own medical insurance coverage.

Exchange and study abroad students who will study at BCIT for a single term and do not plan to provide their own medical insurance will be charged $300 for approximately 5 months of medical coverage with Guard.me International Insurance. See the set dates of coverage by term below. We will make every attempt to accommodate requests to modify these dates. The earlier the request is made, the more likely it will be that it can be accommodated.

Please contact international.medical@bcit.ca with your name and student number to request to modify your dates of coverage, or if you have any questions about this.

Dates of private medical insurance coverage

For study abroad and exchange students staying for a single term at BCIT.

For the Winter 2020 term, the dates of coverage are December 26th, 2019 through May 26th, 2020.

For the Fall 2020 term, the dates of coverage are August 1st, 2020 through December 31st, 2020.

If you plan to spend time in Canada before or after these coverage dates, then you are strongly advised to purchase additional coverage. You may purchase additional coverage from Guard.me online.

For exchange students staying for two terms at BCIT

For the Fall 2020 term, the dates of coverage are August 1st, 2020 through October 31st, 2020.**
**If you plan to arrive in BC during the month of September, you may contact international.medical@bcit.ca by Monday, July 27th to change your months of coverage.

Opting out

Exchange and study abroad students may be able to opt out by purchasing their own basic medical insurance coverage. See Opt Out for more details.