Health Insurance and Immunization Information
International students who want to study in the USA are required to have health insurance coverage, and need to fulfill certain medical requirements. Please carefully read the information outlined below.
Throughout the duration of fall and spring semesters, all full-time international students are required to either purchase one of the HPU health insurance plans, or obtain a waiver. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in a hold (i.e. no transcripts can be obtained, no further course registration can be possible) being placed on your account.
If you are not purchasing an HPU medical plan, you must submit an official proof of your coverage (meeting the below stated requirements) in ENGLISH only. Please click to download the Health Insurance Waiver Request Form.
Your medical insurance must meet the following requirements:
- Valid coverage dates for the entire semester(s) attended need to be stated on the policy;
- Coverage for outpatient care, hospitalization, emergency room, accidents, medical evacuation, repatriation, and surgery needs to be provided;
- Health plans must have a non-reimbursement policy. This means that all medical bills must be paid DIRECTLY by the insurance company to the medical provider;
- Minimum $100,000 US Dollar coverage;
- Medical benefits of at least $50,000 per accident or illness;
- A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness;
- At least 75% coverage for each accident or illness;
- Repatriation of remains in the amount of $7,500;
- Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to his or her country in the amount of $10,000.
Plans that are NOT accepted include:
- Life insurance policies;
- Travel insurance plans;
- Accident or hospitalization only plans;
- Plans that reimburse the student rather than the medical provider.
Please note that during summer and winter semesters health insurance coverage is not mandatory, however still highly recommended.
Please take care of this BEFORE the fall semester begins!
Medical Insurance Plans offered at HPU
1. Tuberculosis (TB)
International Students are required to take a TB test after their arrival in Hawaii. TB certification issued outside of the U.S. cannot be accepted by the University. HPU will provide arriving students with information on how and where to get tested at no charge.
2. Measles (Rubeola) or MMR Clearance
Students must have received two doses of measles or MMR shots in their own country (written proof - such as an official vaccination record - is required). Alternatively, students may receive their measles shots upon arrival at HPU.
For questions, please contact the International Center.