Incoming Application Instructions

The information below provides an overview of the Exchange Student application process. For more details, refer to the Exchange Student Handbook

Deadlines

Fall Semester (August-December)

Home University Nomination Deadline: March 1
Application Deadline: April 1

Spring Semester (January-May) 

Home University Nomination Deadline: August 1
Application Deadline: September 1

Application Procedures 

  1. To apply for the incoming exchange program at the University of Miami, students must be nominated by one of UM's exchange partner institutions listed here.
  2. The student's home institution nominates the exchange applicant by emailing the following information to Tara George at tag99@miami.edu:
    • Applicant's name
    • Applicant's preferred email address
    • Copy of the applicant's passport ID page (passport must be valid for at least 6 months following the semester end date)
    • Term of exchange 
  3. Applicants will receive an email from the University of Miami with their usernames and temporary passwords to access the online application through My StudyAbroad
  4. Applicants will submit the following supporting documents to their home institution: 
    • Official transcript of ALL universities attended 
    • A bank letter in ENGLISH on official bank letterhead stating that the exchange student has a minimum of US $12,875 per semester or US $25, 750 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This number is an estimate of student expenses for 2020-2021. Please confirm the required amount with your home advisor, as this amount will be updated every semester. Internet banking printouts are NOT acceptable. 
    • Completed and signed Statement of Financial Responsibility 
    • Proof of English proficiency
      • IELTS Minimum 6.5
      • TOEFL (Internet-based) Minimum 80
      • TOEFL (Computer-based) Minimum 213
      • TOEFL (Paper-based) Minimum 550
  5. The application will be reviewed, and if it is complete AND approved, an I-20 will be created for the student.
  6. The UM advisor receives the applicant’s I-20 and sends the physical document along with the acceptance letter via courier to the university partner.
    • If the applicant submits a complete application by the deadline, University partners can expect I-20’s to arrive by:
      • Spring Semester: mid-November (subject to change)
      • Fall Semester: mid-June (subject to change)
  7. The UM advisor changes the students’ application status to Conditionally Accepted.
  8. The applicant receives an automated email from the application system requesting that they log into the application to complete the remaining electronic tasks.
  9. The applicant receives communication from the UM Study Abroad Office with information on UM processes and arrival.