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Insurance Information

All International Students are automatically enrolled into the Academic HealthPlan insurance policy while they attend Texas Tech University. All of our services are covered by this insurance plan and you many obtain your card, if you have not received it by mail to the US based address you entered, in Student Health Administration Room 210, Student Wellness Center. If you currently have insurance and the insurance meets the waiver criteria, you may fill out a waiver, see below of requirements. There is a medical evacuation fee all international students must pay regardless if they are a member of the Academic HealthPlan insurance or not.  


Vaccination Requirements

All international students who are citizens in the following countries are not required to have tuberculosis screening:

American Samoa                        Iceland                                  New Zealand
Australia                                       Ireland                                   Norway
Belgium                                        Italy                                        Saint Kitts and Nevis
Canada                                         Jamaica                                Saint Lucia
Denmark                                       Liechtenstein                       San Marino
Finland                                          Luxembourg                         Switzerland
France                                           Malta                                     United Kingdom
Germany                                       Monaco                                The Virgin Islands
Greece                                           Netherlands

All other countries no listed above will need to have a T Spot Test completed within the first 5 weeks of class.

  • It must be performed by an American physician to be accepted.
  • It must be the blood drawn test, not the skin test.
  • If not completed, a hold will be placed on your account until it is.
  • You will only need to show proof or receive TB testing your first semester of classes or if you are re-admitted student. This includes but not limited to:

- Students going from Undergraduate to Graduate School
- Students who attended another University of College
- Student who dropped out of Texas Tech and were re-admitted

  • You can come to the clinic to fulfill this requirement after the first day of class.
  • If you only testing for TB you will not be required to pay the Medical Service Fee.
  • All incoming students are required to have proof of meningitis and MMRs. If you are 22 years of age or older, you do not have to show proof of meningitis.

Entry into the United States: Immigration Requirements

Please visit International Students and Scholars Services for more information about what requirements the United States has for entry.

If you have further questions regarding Immigration please contact your International Affairs Advisor.  If you are unsure of who that my be or need other information, please visit:

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