National Student Exchange (NSE)

Health Insurance

NSE students are required to show proof of adequate health insurance coverage for the period of their exchange. This may be a copy of an insurance card or a letter from an insurance carrier. Please send this information directly to the NSE office.

Please note that FIU is currently undergoing negotiations for next academic year (2016-2017) premiums and plans. 2016-2017 health insurance plans are expected to be available by mid-July 2016.

  • Canadian students have additional health insurance requirements. Please refer to the section on Canadian students for more details.
  • International students (F-1 Visa) from U.S. Institutions are required to
    1. Purchase FIU’s International Health Insurance Plan at
    2. Complete the Alternate Health Insurance Compliance Form found on This form should be completed by your current insurance company and sent to the SHS department by July 1st:

      Health Compliance Unit, Student Health Services
      UHSC Room 101
      11200 SW 8th St.
      Miami, FL 33199

IMPORTANT... PLEASE IDENTIFY on the form your NSE participation and panther ID number. A denial of this form implies only that the policy presented does not meet the minimum criteria established by FIU with respect to specific medical insurance coverage for registration and/or enrollment. Thus, you will be required to purchase FIU’s International Health Insurance Plan prior to processing your registration with FIU.

For further information, you may refer to Student Health Services website at Further inquiries can be made via telephone at 305-348-2401 or via email at