Housing, Health Service & Insurance

Housing Information
Once a student has been admitted to the Postdoctoral Scholar Program, an application for housing is automatically sent to you. The Housing Information Office begins to mail applications as follows: April 1 for Fall Term; November 1 for Winter Term; March 30 for Spring/Summer Term. There are three basic types of housing: residence hall rooms for single students, apartments for married students with or without children, and single students with children, and off-campus private housing of all sizes. The amount of University housing is limited and is filled on a first-come first-serve basis. It is very important to complete the application process as early as possible. If you do not receive confirmation of a University housing unit by mid-July, we advise you to arrive in Ann Arbor no later than mid-August in order to locate housing before classes begin. The Housing Office has advisors to help you find appropriate housing. Please contact the Housing Office at 734-763-1364 if you do not receive housing application materials or if you have housing questions. The address is Housing Information Office, 1011 Student Activities Building, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316.
Health Service
The University Health Service (UHS) provides comprehensive outpatient medical services to students funded primarily through a health service fee. Most services provided at UHS that are not covered by a student’s health insurance will be covered by the Health Service fee. Student’s families (10 years old and above) may receive care if they join the UHS Prepaid Health Care Plan. Emergency room services, serious illness and pregnancy are NOT included among the services provided by the UHS.
Mandatory Health Insurance Coverage
The University of Michigan requires all international students, scholars and their dependents to have health insurance coverage. If you do not have health insurance, you must enroll with the International Center when you arrive on campus. The International Center is located at 603 East Madison Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1370. Your insurance will not be effective until you have filled out the form. The cost for the policy is as follows: student 1,188.00 annually; student and dependent $4,932.00 annually; student and 2 dependents $8,670.00 annually.
If you have another insurance policy that covers you and your dependents, contact the International Center by phone 734-764-9310 to see whether it meets the minimum coverage requirements. Please provide the Office of Continuing Dental Education with verification of insurance.