If you are appointed to a full academic-year assistantship, you have comprehensive health insurance as employees of Rutgers.
All full-time students are insured for up to $5,000 in medical expenses brought about by illness or injury, which is included in paying the student fee portion of your tuition bill. Please note that this is not an extensive coverage, and is meant only to provide excess coverage over other insurance plans. You have the option of purchasing a major medical policy sponsored by the university which provides a more extensive coverage. To learn more, please see SGS’s Health Services and Benefits page.
You can find more information from Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services’ page on health insurance for international students and scholars.