International Student Health Insurance Requirements

Health Insurance is mandatory for all registered F-1 and J-1 students as a condition of enrollment. In addition, The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) requires verification of all required immunizations prior to arrival on campus.

NJIT requires that international students have adequate medical and accident insurance coverage.

  • Mandatory student health insurance will be charged for all F-1 and J-1 students excluding sponsored students (see list below).
  • The mandatory student health insurance charge will include 1 week early arrival insurance for all new incoming F-1 and J-1 students to cover the International Student Orientation program.
  • NJIT’s Health Services Office reserves the right to verify benefits and coverage periods with each sponsor contacts and will list them on our website.

Approved Sponsors

Only students whose sponsors are listed below will be exempt from the mandatory fee.  All other F-1 and J-1 students will be charged for the Student Health Insurance coverage in the Fall and Spring semester.  You do not need to purchase any further insurance prior to attending NJIT.  All new incoming F-1 and J-1 students will be covered on the Aetna Student Plan one week prior to the start of school; sponsored students are exempt from this requirement.

If you sponsor appears below and you have been charged health insurance provide a copy of your Sponsorships agreement to All F1/J1 Visa students who are not part of the  Approved Sponsor listing are prohibited from waiving the Student Health Insurance.


  • Embassy of Kuwait
  • Embassy of the State of Qatar
  • Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
  • Abu Dhabi Education Council
  • Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
  • Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
  • UAE Military Attaché
  • Royal Thai Embassy
  • Sultanate of Oman
  • Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt