Mandatory Medical Insurance Requirement for International Students

You are required to purchase the UC Extension Student Injury and Sickness insurance plan, even if you have your own policy, for the duration of your studies.

All UCR University Extension students, regardless of visa status or program, must purchase the UC Extension Health Insurance.

The cost is currently $50 per week. Coverage is mandatory for the duration of your program of study and can be extended for the duration of Optional Practical Training (OPT). U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be exempt if they provide proof of insurance. For more information, please download the UCR University Extension International Student Health Insurance Plan Summary or email