International Student Services


Health Insurance Enrollment is Now on MyUW!

Starting in Fall 2014, enrollment for UW's International Student Health Insurance Plan (ISHIP) will be through MyUW as part of the course registration process. You will also notice that the cost per quarter is cheaper! The health insurance fee will be added to your Fall 2014 tuition statement. Our helpful "Using Your Health Insurnace" page will be updated soon with information about the new ISHIP plan.


Summer 2014 Enrollment Information

Enrollment in the insurance plan for Summer 2014 is not automatic. Students must enroll and purchase the plan each quarter.

The insurance plan can be purchased at:  and then clicking on “Enrolling in a Plan”. Payment options are also provided. Students are encouraged to use Firefox , as there are technicial difficulties when using old versions of Internet Exlporer.

A registration hold is placed on a student’s record each quarter until the student provides proof to International Student Services that they have enrolled and purchased the insurance for the quarter. 

After purchasing the insurance online, the student will receive a confirmation email from the insurance company with the subject "Order Completed". Student must forward this message to International Student Services at in order to provide proof of their enrollment. Once confirmed, the registration hold is taken off of the student’s record.

Enrollment Deadline
Students must enroll and pay for the insurance within 14 calendar days from the start date for the quarter. No enrollments made after the first 14 calendar days will be allowed by the insurance company.

Dates of Coverage

Students should make every effort to be insured during their entire stay in the U.S., including the vacation quarters, grace periods, and while authorized on Optional Practical Training. ISS encourages all students to purchase the insurance plan for the entire year to ensure coverage year-round, whether or not the student is enrolled in courses each quarter. Coverage dates for each quarter is available in the Benefits Booklet (see link above).

If a student will arrive in the U.S. before the effective date of the UW insurance plan, they should buy supplemental insurance during this uninsured period. The UW provides suggestions on other health insurance options at: