Academic Courses: International Students




Health insurance is a federal requirement for all international students – no exceptions. Due to the high cost of health care in the United States, international students who receive the Form I-20 from UCLA are automatically enrolled in a two-part health insurance plan - BruinCare and Blue Cross/Blue Shield (PPO). Health insurance cannot be waived.

A service fee (co-pay) may be charged before services are provided. It is important that students inform him/herself of all charges BEFORE obtaining treatment.


BruinCare coverage includes visits to the UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center on campus, and covers basic services. Students must show their BruinCards or provide their 9-digit UID with a valid form of ID to receive services. Please note that some services are not covered under the Summer BruinCare plan. For more details on fees, please see Fees and Eligibility.

Except in the case of a serious emergency, students must always visit the Arthur Ashe Student Health Center on campus first. If it is necessary to go to the hospital, an Ashe Center representative will refer them for further treatment.

Blue Cross/Blue Shield (PPO)

Blue Cross/Blue Shield (provided by Relation Insurance Services) covers students for scheduled doctor’s visits and emergency care anywhere in the United States.  For more information, please visit The Plan Snapshot summarizes the insurance plan coverage and the booklet How to Use Your Plan gives detailed information on how the plan works. Coverage encompasses Summer Session A and Summer Session C. Specific dates will be emailed to the students before the program starts.

Please be aware that many U.S. medical institutions do not accept health insurance policies from other countries. In addition, the cost of health care in the U.S. can be extremely high.

Insurance ID Card

Insurance ID cards are sent by GEOBLUE via email before the beginning of the program. After receiving the email, you may set up an account at to access your ID card anytime and locate participating providers.

For questions regarding ID cards, please contact Relation Insurance Services at 1-800-537-1777 or

6-week: June 24 - August 2
8-week: June 24 - August 16
10-week: June 24 - August 30

August 5 - September 13

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

MAY 1: Registration Deadline for Int'l Students (Session A)

MAY 3: I-20 Request Deadline (Session A)

MAY 17: Full Payment Due (Enrollment before May 17)

JUNE 1: Registration Deadline for Int'l Students (Session C)

JUNE 3: I-20 Request Deadline (Session C)

JUNE 21: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session A)

JUNE 21: Full Payment Due (Enrolled May 18 – June 22)

JUNE 28: Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline (Session A)

JULY 5: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session A)

JULY 19: Grading Basis Change Deadline (Session A, 6wk)

AUGUST 2: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 2: Full Payment Due (Session C, Enrolled June 21 – August 2)

AUGUST 9: Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 16: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 30: Grading Basis Change Deadline (Session C)