University of Miami

Area of Study Arts and Humanities, Biology, Business, Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Environment and Geoscience, Information Technology, Languages, Marine Science, Politics, Psychology, Science, Sports and Exercise Science
Course Language(s) English
Average Credit Load 12-20 Credits
Semester dates Fall August - December
Spring January - May

About the University

A vibrant and diverse academic community, the University of Miami has rapidly progressed to become one of America's top research universities. A private research university with more than 17,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond. Established in 1925 during the region's famous real estate boom, UM is a major research university engaged in $324 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually. While the majority of this work is housed at the Miller School of Medicine, investigators conduct hundreds of studies in other areas, including marine science, engineering, education, and psychology.


Miami, Florida, United States of America

Miami is an international city at Florida's southeastern tip. Its Cuban influence is reflected in the cafes and cigar shops that line Calle Ocho in Little Havana. On barrier islands across the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay is Miami Beach, home to South Beach. This glamorous neighborhood is famed for its colorful art deco buildings, white sand, surfside hotels and trendsetting nightclubs.

Exchange information

Courses available

For more information on courses available, visit the UM website.


On-campus housing is not guaranteed and is only available to students who come to UM through an undergraduate exchange. Exchange students have the opportunity to apply for on-campus housing or may choose to live off-campus. We advise students to apply for on-campus housing; it’s a great way to meet people and get involved.

Cost of living

Cost of living varies depending on personal needs, the estimated cost of living for one semester including on-campus accommodation, food, health insurance, transport, textbooks and supplies and spending is estimated at USD 10,000-12,000.

See current exchange rates.

Visa requirements

Exchange students must provide: A Bank Letter in English 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$11,500 in his/her account (or US$23,000 for academic year)

As part of your acceptance, your home university will receive by mail your UM Form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant F-1 Student Status). You will use your UM I-20 to apply for an F-1 Visa at a US Embassy or Consulate (Sydney or Melbourne) before traveling to the US to begin your studies.

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