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Health Insurance & Vaccinations

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All students enrolled in our program are required to have proof of health insurance valid in the United States. Your proof of insurance must include these minimum requirements:

  • Name of student
  • Dates of coverage
  • Sickness Minimum coverage of $50,000 USD per incident
  • Injury Minimum coverage of $50,000 USD per incident
  • In English
  • U.S. contact information listed


The Tutorium highly recommends health insurance for F-1 students in the United States (not citizens or residents) that includes:

  • Repatriation ($7,800 USD minimum)
  • Expenses associated with medical evacuation ($10,000 USD minimum)

The Tutorium does not offer health insurance, but you can use this list of insurance providers that we recommend.

If you have dependents (family) with you, you should buy insurance for them as well as yourself. Health care costs for your family could negatively affect your ability to study.

You should have dental and vision check ups before you leave your home country. Vision (eye) care, dental (teeth), hearing (ear) care are usually not covered in health insurance. If you think you’ll need these services while in the U.S., you can buy additional insurance here:

Contact if you have questions.

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All students regardless of starting term and number of credit hours registered are required to receive the COVID Vaccine and Booster.

All incoming students born on or after January 1, 1957 who are enrolled for 6 or more credit hours must present documented proof of immunity (pdf) against the following diseases:

  1. Measles (Rubeola) – two (2) doses at least 28 days apart
  2. Rubella (German Measles) – two (2) doses at least 28 days apart
  3. Mumps – two (2) doses at least 28 days apart
    TD (Tetanus and Diphtheria) – at least one (1) dose within past 10 years
  4. Meningitis – Required for students under the age of 22 – Must be given on or after 16th birthday
  5. COVID Vaccine and Booster (see below for additional details)

Read More About:

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Understanding UIC COVID Rules Heading link

UIC COVID Dashboard homepage

UIC COVID-19 Reporting Tool

Use this form to find out what to do if you:

  • test positive for COVID-19
  • are around someone with known or suspected COVID-19
  • have any COVID-19 symptoms
  • have a RED Healthcheck/Daily Pass status
  • traveled or will travel outside of Illinois or the U.S.

UIC Answers to COVID-19 Questions

This page Includes answers from UIC about:

  • Vaccination requirements
  •  Saliva testing
  • International student requirements

For more information, check below for answers to common questions from Tutorium students.

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Schedule an appointment to meet virtually with our Admissions Team:

You can also send your questions to

How UIC students stay positive during the pandemic Heading link