Health Insurance

Health Insurance

RSA Health Insurance is mandatory for all International and Exchange Students.
Quebec Government regulations require all International and Exchange Students to purchase the RSA Health Insurance Plan to study at Bishop’s University.

Bishop’s University will not accept any other health insurance policies.

Complete the online Health Insurance form

If you are coming to study at Bishop’s and you are bringing your family (spouse, children) with you, please contact Hassina Bitam at to find out what we can do for your family in regards to health insurance. Insurance for your family is not mandatory but we do recommend that you look into having coverage of some sort while you are here in Canada.

Please note that if you revoke your insurance policy for any given semester (if you are taking your courses online and you are not physically in Canada), you take the risk of being refused coverage for any health problem that could be considered pre-existing should you return the following semester.

Methods of Payment

For methods of payment, please see our School Fees web page.


  • September 30 for Fall
  • January 31 for Winter (if coming for only one semester)

Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ)

If you are a citizen and a resident of Denmark, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Belgium, Romania or Greece, you may qualify for the Quebec Health Insurance Plan Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).

COVID-19 update:  Please note that the Québec Health Insurance coverage (RAMQ) offices will be closed to international students for the summer and Fall 2020 semesters. If you need to apply for, or renew your Québec health insurance coverage, you will need to do so by mail. Please download the form:

You will need to provide copies of the required supporting documents and mail them to:

Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec
C.P. 6600, succ.
Terminus Quebec (Quebec)
G1K 7T3

Also, please note that if your CAQ expires between April 30th 2020 and December 31st 2020, you can extend your Québec Health Insurance (RAMQ) without presenting a new CAQ. Any extension of Québec Health Insurance beyond December 31, 2020 will require presentation of a new CAQ.

RAMQ phone number for more information:  1-800-561-9749

Note that all international and exchange students are still required to buy coverage with RSA Global Excel. If you choose to apply for a RAMQ card, you will be eligible for a refund from RSA Global Excel upon receipt of the RAMQ card and providing there have been no claims with RSA Global Excel. To be eligible for the refund you will also be required to send a copy of your RAMQ card with the letter from RAMQ indicating the coverage dates.

Please send PDF copies of the card and letter to

Fall 2020 refund deadline: December 18, 2020 / Winter 2021 refund deadline: April 30, 2021.