Mandatory Health Insurance for new International Students (iMED)
iMED is the mandatory basic health insurance program UBC provides for new international students.
All new international students are automatically enrolled in the iMED plan, which provides coverage for the three-month waiting period for BC Medical Services Plan or for the entire length of a one-term exchange. Medical benefits include emergency hospitalization and medical services for an unexpected sickness or injury.
Once you register for your first class, a $150 fee (or $213 for one-term exchange students) will appear on your student account, and your iMED card will be emailed to you. Print it and keep it with you at all times.