Health Insurance Requirements


Massachusetts law requires all full-time, domestic students, and every international student, to be enrolled in a health insurance plan for coverage of unanticipated medical costs.

All graduate students are automatically enrolled in the Northeastern University Student Health Insurance Plan (NUSHIP). This is an affordable option for students without coverage that allows graduate students to obtain care at University Health and Counseling Center. For more information about the NU Student Health Insurance Plan, please visit or contact the University Healthcare Services insurance coordinator at (617) 373-8007 or

Graduate students may waive NUSHIP by showing proof of comparable coverage. Students who waive coverage may pay an annual fee for their unlimited primary care at UHCC. Please visit the Health Plan Waiver page for more information.


All full-time or international graduate students taking courses on campus must submit a Health Report Form prior to enrolling at Northeastern University. The form can be found here.

This form needs to be returned to University Health and Counseling Services, NOT the graduate office. All questions regarding this form can be directed to


Online-Only Students

Students who are taking courses exclusively online do not need to fulfill the health requirements.