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UHIP during COVID-19

Posted August 10, 2021 on behalf of the UHIP Office at the Centre for International Experience

It’s mandatory for all new and returning international students arriving by air or land to register for the University of Toronto Quarantine Program at least 72 hours prior to arrival in Canada. Students must register for mandatory quarantine through StarRez Portal.

Read the Quarantine Guide for Students and Information on Quarantine Accommodation.

New, incoming international students

New, incoming international students who arrive before September 1, 2021 are eligible for free UHIP coverage starting August 10, 2021. Students are required to register with the U of T Quarantine Program and will be enrolled in UHIP automatically. If for exceptional circumstances, you are not registered with the U of T Quarantine Program, you must send an email to to enrol.

Returning, current international students

UHIP coverage for returning, current international students runs until August 31, 2021 and is automatically renewed for September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

Current students who dis-enrolled from UHIP for the winter and summer 2021 semesters will automatically be enrolled for UHIP for the 2021-2022 academic year, starting September 1, 2021. If students arrive before September 1, they must email a request to to have UHIP reactivated and will need to pay the fee for the month of August.