International Students

As an international student, you have two requirements: immunizations and insurance. We look forward to meeting you and answering your questions.


Immunizations must be complete and on file in our office by the tenth day of the semester.

Immunization Requirements

Health Insurance

Health Insurance Coverage

Incoming International Students

There's a new requirement effective August 1, 2018. Unless your government sponsors you, you're required to have the NIU student health insurance plan if you enroll in nine or more on-campus credit hours.

Currently Enrolled International Students

We will honor waivers with the insurances you currently have, as long as it meets our requirements for waivers. Contact the NIU Student Health Insurance office at or 815-753-0122 for waiver instructions.

Contact Us

Student Health Center (To make an appointment)
1st floor Health Services Building
815-306-2778 (FAX)
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Immunization Compliance and Records

2nd floor Health Services Building
Phone: 815-753-9585
Fax: 815-753-9599

Release of Confidential Health Information

Student Health Insurance

2nd floor Health Services Building
Phone: 815-753-0122