Insurance and health care for international students
All international students must be covered by health and hospitalization insurance throughout the period of their studies au Canada. This obligation is stipulated by law, and is a condition of the CAQ that you were issued. You should always carry your RAMQ or Desjardins health insurance card in case you need it. Your RAMQ card can also be used as a piece of identification.
ÉTS does not recognize private insurance coverage from your country of origin, except in the case of CBIE Scholarship recipients. Other types of insurance, including civil liability and ASEQ health and dental insurance, are optional, but they are strongly recommended. This section contains all of the information you need concerning mandatory and optional insurance.
COVID-19: special measures in short
Vaccination: International students are eligible for the Québec Government’s vaccination campaign at no cost. Click here for detailed information and to make an appointment online.
Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ): Until further notice, eligible students can register for the RAMQ by mail. Consult the RAMQ website to access the form and find the mailing address, and visit the FAQ page for information concerning specific procedures related to COVID-19.
Desjardins: Visit the insurer's online FAQ page for information concerning special measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a reminder, the eligibility period for the Fall session begins on August 15, but it is possible to register as of August 1 on an exceptional basis, for an addition fee of $75. Contact email@example.com for more detailed information