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International Student Exchange

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Health Insurance

All exchange students must have health insurance coverage while studying at Towson University that meets the minimum requirements set by the TU Dowell Health Center.

All exchange students will be automatically enrolled in the TU health insurance policy, unless they submit an International Student Health Insurance Waiver Application to prove they have comparable health insurance and are approved. The TU health insurance fee is automatically billed to the TU student’s account each semester they attend TU.

Health Insurance Waiver Process

Any student with comparable health insurance may request a waiver from the TU health insurance plan. The waiver will only be approved if the student's health insurance policy meets TU's minimum requirements.

  1. Complete the International Student Health Insurance Waiver Application online no later than September 15 for the fall semester and February 15 for the spring semester. No waiver applicaitons will be accepted and no insurance refunds will be granted after the deadline.
  2. The TU Dowell Health Center will evaluate your alternate plan and waiver request.
  3. You will be notified whether or not your waiver has been approved.


All students taking classes at TU are required to complete the Towson University Immunization and Tuberculosis screening requirements. Please follow the instructions below to complete the required forms.

  1. Log on to the TU Dowell Health Center’s secure web portal.You will be asked to log in with your Towson NetID and password and verify your date of birth. (To activate your NetID click here).
  2. Go to the Forms link on the left hand side and read the instructions for completing the required online forms.
  3. As part of the verification process, you must download a printable immunization record and take it to your healthcare provider (doctor) to complete and sign. Keep a copy and return the original by mail to Dowell Health Center, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252-0001 or by fax to 410-704-3715, or scan the document and email to
  4. International students must visit the Dowell Health Center upon their arrival at Towson for a TB screening visit.


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