NEIU requires all students and international visitors to have documentation of current immunizations.

Program participants and their dependents are required to have medical insurance coverage with the following minimum benefits. 

  • Medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness 

  • Repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000 

  • Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to his or her home country in the amount of $50,000 

  • A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness. 

In addition, all students and visitors (and their accompanying dependents) must submit proof of health insurance that is valid for the full duration of their stay. You must be enrolled in an approved insurance program at the time of immigration check-in.   

While the Office of International Programs is not allowed to recommend specific insurance companies or insurance plans, here is a list of companies International students in the US can purchase from:

International students must meet certain vaccination requirements for a variety of diseases, including COVID-19. Before they arrive, all international students must fill out this vaccination form and send it, along with evidence of each vaccination (including Covid-19 vaccination), to NEIU Health Services at

Any questions about what kinds of proof of vaccination are accepted at NEIU, as well as any other specifics regarding vaccines and medical issues, can be directed to Student Health Services.