Incoming Application Instructions

Application and Accompanying Documents Deadlines:

September 1 (Nominations must be submitted to the Study Abroad office by August 1) for Spring Semester Arrivals
April 1 (Nominations must be submitted to the Study Abroad office by March 1) for Fall Semester Arrivals
All application requirements must be submitted by these dates.

Application Procedures:  Step-by-step instructions can be found here.
To apply, submit to your International Office the following documents according to your university’s internal deadline.

  • Your home university’s exchange advisor will nominate you via email.
    • Please note that in order to be eligible to come to UM as an exchange student, you MUST BE A FULL-TIME DEGREE-SEEKING STUDENT at one of UM’s international partner universities and be nominated by the International Office of that university.
    • Your home university exchange advisor should send by email your name, your preferred email address, and a copy of the ID page of your passport to the UM Office of Study Abroad.
    • The complete nomination from the home school international office must be received one month prior to the application deadline, as indicated above, to ensure that nominated applicants will have time to complete all of the requirements prior to the deadline

  • Completed on-line Incoming Application
    • You will receive a username and a temporary password to access your online application by email.  Your preferred email address will be your user name, and you will be able to change your password the first time you log in.
    • Once you have begun an application you can return to it at any time through
  • Supporting Documents (to be delivered to the University of Miami by your home university exchange advisor)
    • Official transcript of all universities attended
    • A bank letter on official letterhead stating that the person responsible for your living and personal expenses while studying at the University of Miami as an exchange student has a minimum of US$11,447 in his/her account (or US$22,894 for academic year) or a recent bank statement showing a balance of US$11,447 or US$22,894. These numbers are for the 2017-18 academic year.
    • Completed and Signed Statement of Financial Responsibility
    • Official TOEFL score report of 213 for the computer-based test, 550 for the paper test, or 80 for the internet-based test (including the speaking subscore)– if you are a non-native speaker of English. UM also accepts the IELTS score report with a minimum score of 6.5 (for undergraduates). UM does not accept the Institutional Testing Program (ITP) TOEFL score report.

Before applying, you should review the Academic Calendar and note that the Exchange Student Orientation typically takes place the day before the International Student Orientation. You should also make sure the courses you need for your degree are available at the University of Miami. You can view available courses online by clicking here.  Click on the tab ‘Course Offerings’ and then select term and department. Our first semester or Fall term runs from August to December, and the second term or Spring semester runs from January to May.  The courses are listed as a three letter code for the department and the course number (i.e. HIS 101) with a section letter.  The section determines the exact day and time that the course meets, so you cannot be enrolled in two classes with the same section. 

You cannot enroll in Music performance, Medical School, or Law School courses.  Students coming on the undergraduate exchange are also not allowed to take 600-level classes, and can only enroll in 500-level classes with special permission of the instructor and department.  In general, you can select 100-level through 400-level classes, for which you meet the pre-requisites. If you wish to take courses in Biochemistry or Civil, Architectural, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering, you need to contact your UM advisor for approval prior to your arrival at UM. Also, neuroscience classes may not be available to exchange students due to limited space. Once the advisor at UM has received your application for exchange, we will be happy to answer your questions concerning course selection and registration. You can be pre-registered for courses at UM by submitting the course request form, which will be given to you after you have been admitted.

Contact Information

University of Miami
Office of Study Abroad
PO Box 248263
Coral Gables, FL 33124-1610

For couriered mail:
Dooly Memorial Classroom Bldg.
1111 Memorial Drive, Suite 125
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Telephone:  (305) 284-3434
Fax:  (305) 284-4235