International Student Health Insurance

All Dallas International University students enrolled in on-campus courses are required to carry health insurance for themselves and their immediate families during their time of study at Dallas International, and must show proof of coverage before arriving on campus.

F-1 visa students are not required to carry health insurance under U.S. immigration law, BUT the Dallas International requirement (above) supersedes the F-1 regulations.

J-1 visa professors/researchers/students are required to have health insurance and that insurance must meet minimum standards, as listed in the table below.

An internet search for “International Student Insurance in U.S.” or “Student Health Insurance in U.S.” should turn up several among which to choose. For US-based insurance organizations, international students should identify themselves as “international” to view appropriate health coverage. Or go to the website which has insurance, but also many other useful resources for international students.

For your convenience, below are two additional options for health coverage:

ISOA – Insurance Plans for international students. Visit: or call 800-224-1180 (

  • Complete enrollment all in one place
  • Domestic students can get tax subsidy estimates instantly
  • Compare thousands of plans organized and filtered by criteria they select and rate them side by side

You can call EDUSURE at 1-800-338-3924 to:

  • Speak with a licensed insurance advisor to get a plan recommendation
  • Get tax subsidy estimates and apply to a plan directly
  • Complete the enrollment process during a walkthrough with your advisor

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 by telephone at 972-708-7573 or by email at