International Student Health Insurance

International students with a DIU-sponsored visa are required to carry health insurance for themselves and for their immediate families during their time of study at DIU and must provide proof of coverage before arriving in the United States.

J-1 visa professors/researchers/students are required to have health insurance meeting minimum standards as listed in the table below.

To explore health insurance options, consider the following:

NOTE: For U.S.-based insurance organizations, international students should identify themselves as “international” to view appropriate health coverage.


Minimum Standards for Insurance Coverage

Major Medical Coverage $100,000
Medical Evacuation $50,000
Repatriation of Remains $25,000
Deductible per Accident/Illness $500

Minimum Policy Rating

(must comply with one)

A.M. Best, rating of “A-” or above
Insurance Solvency International, Ltd., rating of “A-” or above
Standard and Poor’s, rating of “A-” or above
Weiss Research, Inc., rating of “B+” or above


Please contact our International Student Office at +1-972-708-7443 extension 2478 or