1. UHIP (University Health Insurance Plan) is acompulsoryinsurance plan for international students (and their dependants)that covers medical and hospital expenses during your stay in Canada and standard medical visits.The cost for UHIP is in addition to the tuition fees.
Only the University of Ottawa’s carrier, Sun Life Financial, can approve replacement coverage that does not appear on the list of pre-approved plans. If you wish to be exempted from UHIP or be reimbursed for UHIP premiums, you must first submit a completed certification for UHIP exemption form (fillable PDF) to Sun Life. Once you receive approval, you can then ask the International Office to refund any premiums you may have paid. Before completing the Sun Life form, be sure to consult the exemption section of the UHIP (site and the document on how to complete the exemption form at http://uhip.ca/all-about-uhip.aspx).
Please note that students or members of the diplomatic corps must make all requests for exemptions to Sun Life. Only Sun Life can authorize an exemption, even if the University administrator or his or her delegate issues a contrary opinion.