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University of Houston at Sugar Land International Student Insurance

General Information

The University of Houston at Sugar Land, located in Sugar Land, Texas, is a branch campus of the University of Houston founded in 1995. Unlike other schools in the University of Houston System, including those in Victoria, Clear Lake, and Downtown Houston, it is not a standalone university. The University of Houston-Victoria began offering classes at leased facilities in Sugar Land in 1994. Momentum grew and its campus began to significantly expand in 1998. In 2002, it gained its current name. Today, it enrolls about 2,200 students and counting. Its colors are scarlet red and albino white, and its athletic nickname is the cougar.

Campus Offerings

UH Sugar Land welcomes students who have completed their core classes and are ready to complete the degree requirements of their specific major. The university offers 10 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate and doctoral programs, as well as a professional certificate in speech language pathology. One notable offering is a Second Degree BSN program. Programs from five of UH’s 14 colleges (technology, nursing, liberal arts and social sciences, education, and social work) are represented in Sugar Land. 

The university is home to three campus buildings—the Albert and Mamie George Building, Brazos Hall, and the College of Technology building, which opened in fall 2019—as well as the University Branch of the Fort Bend County Libraries system.


University of Houston at Sugar Land International Student Insurance Requirements

Exchange Visitors

J visa program participants and their dependents are required to have medical insurance coverage that meet the minimum requirements as defined by the U.S. Department of State. Exchange visitors and any accompanying spouses and dependent(s) may be required to make sure their plan is ACA-compliant.

International Students

F and J visa international students are required to purchase insurance through the University of Houston System Student Health Insurance Plan or have a plan that offers comparable coverage. F and J visa international students may waive the university plan if the student’s coverage meets school requirements. Minimum school requirements include medical preventative care benefits with no annual limits. Must have coverage for pre-existing conditions. Co-insurance must not exceed 25%. Medical evacuation coverage of $50,000. Repatriation coverage of $25,000. Coverage must last for the full duration of the academic term. J-visa international students must have an annual deductible of no more than $500. F-visa international students must have an annual deductible of no more than $1,500 per individual or $3,000 per family. Individual plans, travel insurance plans, or plans that require individuals to pay for treatment and seek reimbursement are not acceptable for waiver approval.

Please contact our office if you would like more information or to send us a health insurance waiver or compliance form. This information may be subject to change.

J Visa Insurance Plans

Patriot Exchange Program

Student Health Advantage Standard

Student Health Advantage Platinum

Study USA - Healthcare Standard

Study USA - Healthcare Preferred

Study USA - Healthcare Platinum

Patriot America Platinum

F Visa Insurance Plans

This school does not allow to purchase outside insurance or no insurance plans available that meet the school requirements.

DISCLAIMER: The school requirements are accurate as of the time of analysis. It is possible that the school requirements have changed since they were reviewed and matched with insurance plans meeting the requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that the latest requirements are still met by the insurance product you purchase. We are not affiliated with the schools listed here and these insurance plans are not endorsed by your school.

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