Incoming Application Instructions

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


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
    • Applicant's name
    • Applicant's preferred email address
    • Copy of the applicant's passport ID page 
    • 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$12,000 per semester. This number is for the 2018-2019 academic year. 
    • 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. UM Study Abroad Office will review complete applications and inform applicants of their admission status. Admitted exchange students will receive an I-20 in order to apply for an F-1 visa.