Admission Procedures for International Students

Educational Documents

Diplomas, Certificates

Copies should be enclosed with the application. Students from countries following the British educational system must submit certified photocopies, or ask the examinations council to mail confidential results to the University of Miami. Reports of scores in school-leaving examinations (e.g., Baccalaureate) must also be submitted.

Transcripts, Statements of Marks

A transcript must contain the following information: subjects studied; marks (grades) awarded; length of class periods; number of periods per week for each subject; and grading scale with minimum passing mark. Year-by-year records of marks should be sent to the University of Miami directly from U.S. institutions. Certified records from foreign institutions may be submitted by applicants, but the University may sometimes insist that such transcripts be sent directly to the University of Miami from the issuing institutions. All secondary and tertiary transcripts must be submitted.

English Translations

Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by certified English translations. Notarized translations will not be accepted. Translations supplement but do not replace original documents. Please remember to send both.

Syllabus of university study (description of each course or subject studied accompanied by certified English translations. Notarized translations will not be accepted).

A current (within the past six months) bank or government sponsorship letter guaranteeing payment for tuition and fees, books, room and board, medical insurance and personal expenses for one calendar year (two semesters and two summer sessions) is required.

Examinations for International Students

All international students whose native language is not English, including those applying for transfer from U.S. institutions, are required to submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The TOEFL code for the University of Miami is 5815.

The SAT score report is not required and should not be submitted for admission consideration from applicants who are attending schools outside the United States. Applicants should only submit an SAT score report if they qualify for merit scholarship consideration. 

Please see the TOEFL Score Requirements.

Conditional admission: Academically qualified applicants who are unable to take the TOEFL, or who have scored less than the required minimum, may be offered admission to undergraduate programs with the condition that they successfully complete level five of the University of Miami Intensive English Program or obtain a 550 TOEFL and higher. University of Miami TOEFL code number is 5815, and the IELTS code number is 4861.

Institutional TOEFL scores are designed for academic placement use at the University of Miami. Those needing TOEFL for admission to the University of Miami or for use elsewhere should take the TOEFL iBT instead. Visit www.ets.org/toefl/ for more information about the TOEFL iBT.

Please see the IELTS Score Requirements.

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication.

IELTS Course ID (codes): Undergraduate Admission – 4861; Graduate Admission – 4862.  For more information, visit http://bandscore.ielts.org/course_info.aspx?OrgId=3187.

Programs of Study

International students are eligible to apply for all programs offered at the University of Miami. It should be noted that medicine and law are studied at the graduate level in the United States, and it is therefore inappropriate for undergraduate international applicants to request these programs.

Financial Information

The University of Miami has no financial assistance for international students other than academic scholarships. International students must provide funds for all of their expenses during the entire period of study, including travel and vacations. Students who would not be able to cover their expenses are best advised not to apply for admission.