Students who are not Israeli citizens must take out health insurance throughout the duration of their studies, including during vacation and inter-semester breaks. There is absolutely no exception to this.
RIS students must take out this coverage through the Harel Insurance Company (Yedidim policy), even if you are already taken out your own separate insurance.
Information about the fees appear in this Financial Guide according to each academic program.
Students who are Israeli citizens or new immigrants (olim) are personally responsible for joining an Israeli health fund (kupat holim) to ensure their access to medical care. Students who are Israeli citizens or new immigrants (olim) are personally responsible for joining an Israeli health fund (kupat holim) to assure their access to medical care.
- Health Insurance Application Form: Students must complete the insurance form found on the RIS website. Those who answered “yes” to any of the questions on the form may be asked to submit to the RIS, a recent, up-to-date letter from their attending physician noting the relevant dates and the current status of their medical condition. The decision regarding approval will be sent to the RIS and to the student.
- Any previous or current medical condition may affect the insurance coverage limitations.
- Each case is considered individually on the basis of age, insurance period and severity of the condition.
Please be aware that if the insurance agency discovers that information submitted about prior/chronic conditions is incomplete all liability may be rescinded.
Students, who complete all of their financial obligations by the deadline and are approved for insurance, will receive their health insurance cards upon arrival; otherwise health insurance membership cards are generally available a few days after registration. Students are responsible for picking up their health insurance cards in Boyar Room 103A. It is important to carry this card at all times. It must be presented when seeking service.