Insurance Waiver for International Students Studying from Their Home Country

Request a waiver from the international health insurance available through SUNY for students studying from their home country.

If you did not yet read the informational insurance information, please do that before completing and submitting this form.

You will only be permitted a waiver of the cost of the SUNY health insurance if your policy matches or exceeds the policy available through SUNY, and is approved by UB’s Student Health Insurance Office. In some cases, your policy must also match or exceed requirements from the U.S. Department of State (policies that meet SUNY requirements typically meet these requirements; the UHCSR plan available through SUNY far exceeds that U.S. Department of State requirements).


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University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-2100

Phone: (716) 645-3036