International students with a "J" visa status are required to be covered under the UH System (UHS) Student Health Insurance Plan or have equivalent health insurance coverage, regardless of the number of credit hours taken. At the time of registration, the student will automatically be charged for the mandatory UHS-endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) coverage period on their student financial account. Students enrolled in credit hours are not eligible to enroll in the Visiting Scholar Health Insurance Plan.
Visiting Scholars/Students with a "J" visa program participants and their dependents are required to be enrolled in the University of Houston Visiting Scholars/ Students Health Insurance Plan or to have acceptable alternative medical insurance coverage.
Visiting Scholars/Students and their dependents who are enrolled for classes are not eligible to purchase this plan.