Student Travel Insurance


UC Trip Planner

You can use the UC Trip Planner before booking academic (research, rotations, practicums, and conference presentations on UCSF research) or personal trips (domestic or international). This tool will allow you to learn more about the city/region you are traveling to, including information on health issues, required immunizations, safety and security, culture, language, transportation, weather, and currency exchange rates. This service is free and available to anyone with a UC email account. Use your MyAccess login to access this valuable service: https://ermsp.ucop.edu/uctrip.

UC Trip Insurance (for business and academic travel)

Students, trainees and residents traveling for academic reasons (research, rotations, practicums, and conference presentations on UCSF research) must register for UC Trip Insurance (for business and academic travel). UC Trip Insurance covers travelers worldwide 24/7. This includes 7 days of personal travel before or after your academic travel. This coverage is provided at no cost to travelers.

When you register, you must enter the appropriate code in the Employee ID Field on the Traveler Information Page (find this Employee ID field under Additional Information this is not optional for UCSF travelers):

Trainees

  • School of Dentistry - TR-SOD
  • School of Medicine - TR-SOM
  • School of Nursing - TR-SON
  • School of Pharmacy - TR-SOP
  • IGHS Global Health Masters - TR-GHM
  • IGHS Global Health PhD - TR-GHP
  • Graduate Division Programs - TR-GD

Faculty - F

Staff - S

Direct link to register for UC Trip Insurance (for business and academic travel) here.

For further information about UC Trip Insurance (for business and academic travel), click here.

Student Travel Insurance for Personal Travel

If you have SHIP

In addition to the UC Trip Insurance (for business and academic travel) - see above - students, trainees and residents enrolled in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) also have travel coverage for personal travel through Blue Cross Blue Shield Global Core. For more information, click here. The SHIP covers a variety of travel immunizations which can be obtained from Student Health. For information on a pre-trip health appointment click here.

If you don’t have SHIP

Students and trainees not covered by SHIP, who are traveling for personal reasons, or adding more than 7 days of personal travel to an academic trip may now purchase discounted personal travel insurance with similar benefits as the UC Trip Insurance (for business and academic travel) through the UC Personal Travel Insurance Program. You may also use another vender but make sure you purchase international travel insurance.