PRICES AND DATES ENGLISH PROGRAMS 2021 - 2022How much does it cost to study English in The University of Miami?
Table with costs and dates of the English Program at UM 2021 - 2022
|January 4 - April 16, 2021||14 weeks||$8,350|
|February 16 - April 16, 2021||6 weeks||$5,125|
|May 3 - August 6, 2021||14 weeks||$8,500|
|June 15 - August 6, 2021||6 weeks||$5,230|
|August 23 - December 3, 2021||14 weeks||$8,500|
|October 5 - December 3, 2021||6 weeks||$5,230|
What is included in the "Program Fee" of the English course, and other costs to consider
The following fees are included in the "Program Fee"
- Tuition Fee
- Health insurance: all those who are on a student visa in the US must have a mandatory health insurance, which is offered by UM, and included in the program fee.
- Activities Fee: the activities fee allows students to receive an identification card, which is their required ID to use different campus services.
- University fees: it includes the UM Athletic Fee, the Student Center Fee, the Student Health/Counceling Fee, the Wellness Center Fee and the IEP Support Fee.
Other costs to consider
On top of the program fees, there are additional costs that you should consider and are not included, which are:
- Application fee: a US$125 non-refundable fee paid when you apply, which, among other things, will cover the delivery to your home country of the Form I-20 via certified post mail, which you'll need to apply for the F-1 student visa.
- Visa costs: all the international students looking to enroll on a full-time English program in the US require an F-1 student visa. To be able have a student status in the US you will have to pay the visa fee (US$160 approx.) and the SEVIS fee (US$350 approx.), this last one to register on the Student Exchange Visitor Information System. These costs are set by the American government.
- Accommodation in Miami: as you will be living and studying abroad, you should keep in mind housing costs. Down below you can read some of the options UM recommends for foreign students.
- Books and supplies: these materials are not considered within the tuition fees. Students should expect to spend between US$150 and US$200.
- Air tickets: tickets from your home country to Miami, USA.
Steps to apply for a program
1. Application Process
2. Acceptance Process
3. Visa Processing
5. Classes start!
1. Application Process
Documents must be sent to
1. Application Form
Download and complete the application form. Do not forget to sign the form.Download Form and Instructions
2. Passport Copy
Clear Copy of the identification page of your passport. The passport must be valid for 6 months after the first day of classes.
3. Financial Verification
As part of the application process, you need a bank letter or bank statement showing that you or your sponsor have at least enough funds to cover the “estimated total expense” of the program. It can be in US dollars or your local currency.
This “estimated total expense” is set by the school and includes tuition fees, and what you might spend in medical insurance, housing, meals, books and supplies. Air tickets are not considered.
The bank document must show at least the following amount per program:
- Full Sessions (Programs of 14 weeks): USD$17,500
- Mid Sessions (Programs of 6 weeks): USD$10,880
4. Application Fee
Non-refundable application fee of US$125 paid to the Intensive English Program. After receiving confirmation from one of our representatives, you must pay the application fee online, following the instructions provided.
A representative needs to check all your documents are correct.
Your application documents must be sent to
*If you are a US resident or a transfer student from another US school. Please contact us for more details. The application process is different.
2. Acceptance Process
After you send the necessary documents to apply and you make the initial payment, you'll be contacted by the university within 2 to 3 weeks. They will then send you an admission letter and a Form I-20 that are needed as part of the visa application process.
3. Visa Processing
International Students need to apply for an F-1 student visa in order to enroll on any full time program.
After receiving the Form I-20 from UM, you must apply for an F-1 student visa. For this purpose, you have to make an appointment at the US embassy in your home country. Appointment availability and processing times will depend on whether is peak season for tourists/students, and on your country of residence. After the appointment, you'll be contacted by the US embassy within 2 to 4 weeks. Once you begin the application process will contact you with more information about the visa process.
Remaining fees of the program are paid once you arrive at the University of Miami and payment methods include: online payment with e-check or credit card; cash, check, or money order in site; or via bank transfer. More information will be given after you begin the application process.
5. Arrival to School
You should arrive in advance, since the first few days are dedicated for registration and orientation, a time at which you will meet other fellow students and the IEP staff, and take the placement test. You must also pay the remaining fees once you arrive. Moreover, you must bring your passport, the Form I-20, your local address (even if only temporary), and the immunization form. This last one is required for all students, who must have received immunization against Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Hepatitis B and Meningococcal Meningitis. More information will be given with your admission package.
Important: we suggest you to apply with at least 2 months in advance.
SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN MIAMI AND AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMIMost of the activities are free!
International students can participate in activities such as:
- Going to sports events
- On-campus lectures, concerts, movie events
- Trips to local tourist attractions
- Use of UM sport facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis courts, etc.
- Holiday parties
While studying in Miami and at the University of Miami, you will have the chance of joining different fun activities, on which you can meet other students, practice your English skills, and learn more about American culture. For example, you can use the different sport facilities of UM (courts, pools, wellness center), join more than 300 student organizations, participate in on-campus events (lectures, concerts, movie events), or go on a trip to local tourist attractions with your classmates.
The greater Miami area (also known as South Florida) is renowned for its beautiful beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, which attract lots of tourist every year; but also for being an important economic center in Florida, with a population of around 6 million people. These are two aspects that are essential for students of English as a second language, since it means that on top of learning about American culture and practicing their English, they'll also network with professionals from different industries. Moreover, known for its incredible weather during all four seasons, Miami is a pleasant location to live and study.
Deep-sea fishing; golf and tennis; major league football, basketball, hockey and baseball; boat shows and auto racing; art festivals and outdoor food and wine extravaganzas; an international airport, and the world’s busiest cruise port. Miami offers all of this and so much more.
On the other hand, Coral Gables, where the University of Miami is found, is a fantastic place, full of Mediterranean architecture and breathtaking mansions, which contributes to a perfect scenery of green lawns and crystal clear streets.
Some of the tourist attractions you can visit in Miami are:
- The Art Deco Historic District in Miami Beach
- South Beach
- Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
- Everglades National Park
- Bayside Marketplace
- Little Havana and Calle Ochoa
- Zoo Miami
- Key Biscayne
The University of Miami is located in Coral Gables, a very fascinating and safe location in South Miami.
The university offers 116 undergraduate, 105 masters, and 63 doctoral degree programs, of which 59 are research related, and in total it has four professional areas of study.
In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Miami at #44 among the top national universities in the United States in its “Best Colleges” listings. U.S. News also mentions several of its programs in “America's Best Graduate Schools.” Over the years, UM students have represented all 50 states and close to 150 foreign countries.
The Intensive English Program is located at UM's main campus in Coral Gables. The campus spans 239 acres (96.7 hectares) and is located south of the city of Miami. Most of the University of Miami's academic programs are offered on the main campus in Coral Gables, which houses seven schools and two colleges, including the University Of Miami School Of Law. The campus has over 5,900,000 sq ft (550,000 m2) of building space valued at over US$657 million.
The Coral Gables campus is served by the Miami Metrorail at the University Station. The Metro connects UM to downtown Miami, Brickell, Coconut Grove, Civic Center, and other Miami neighborhoods. The UM campus is about a 15-minute train ride away from Downtown and Brickell.
Some facts about UM:
- Over 17,000 students in total
- It's a private research university
- It has 11 schools and colleges
- Notable alumni include professional sports players, actors, musicians, politicians, among others.
- World-class sports facilities
- Over 300 student organizations you can join
STUDENTS FROM THE INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI HAVE 2 MAIN HOUSING OPTIONS IN MIAMI:Check housing options for international students at UM in Miami
One of the options international students can find in Miami and near the campus of the University of Miami are apartment rentals. You can try finding a place on your own or sharing one with other students.
Down below you can find the off-campus housing website of the University of Miami:
When staying at a homestay, students live with a host family, share common areas, and follow household rules, just like any family member. This option may be good for younger students who don't feel prepared to live alone yet.
Some of the options are:
FINDING A PLACE TO LIVE, DEPENDS EXCLUSIVELY ON THE STUDENT.
There are many options available near the campus of the University. If the housing option is off campus, students must contact directly the housing provider.
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What is the Intensive English Program at the University of Miami?
The Intensive English Program (IEP) at the University of Miami (UM) has offered English language lessons for international students for over 65 years, fully immersing them into the language and into American culture. It has a fully prepared faculty, widely experienced in teaching English as foreign language, and it includes great extracurricular activities in which you can participate, to get to know other fellow students and practice your skills outside the classroom.
Why should I study in Miami and enroll on the Intensive English Program at the University of Miami?
Miami is an important economic and cultural center in Florida, where you can practice your English skills exploring this fascinating city, interacting with native speakers and networking with students and professionals from all over the world. On the other hand, the Intensive English Program (IEP) at the University of Miami is a prestigious ESL program that has being preparing students for over 65 years. Moreover, the IEP is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), and it's aimed at all kinds of students who wish to enhance their proficiency, regardless of their area of expertise.
I am not currently a student in my country. Can I still study English with an F-1 student visa at UM?
Yes, there's no problem. You only need to apply for a student visa, since there's no need for you to be a student beforehand.
Does the Intensive English Program at the University of Miami offer scholarships?
No scholarships are offered for students of the English program at UM.
Which are the different steps of the application process for the F-1 student visa to study English at UM?
Please check with us what type of visa you need to take the program you are interested in.
- All full-time programs in the U.S. require a F-1 student Visa. With an F-1 visa you can extend your stay in the United States as long as you continue studying.
- Part-time programs (less than 18 hours a week) can be taken with a tourist visa or visa waiver ESTA. With a tourist visa, you can only stay in the U.S. the duration your tourist visa allows, since your main purpose in the U.S. should be tourism.
If you need an F-1 student visa, please apply as soon as you receive your acceptance documents (I-20 form) from the English Language Programs at The University of Miami. In some countries it can take several weeks to obtain a visa interview at the U.S. embassy.
You must confirm these steps on the website of the U.S. embassy in your country. You can look for your nearest U.S. embassy here: https://www.usembassy.gov/
Do the English language courses at the University of Miami have any comments or reviews?
Every year, all kinds of international students enroll on the Intensive English Program at the University of Miami, which offers a diverse environment, great lessons, and a highly-qualified faculty. This is why the English courses at UM have fantastic comments and reviews from their students.
These English courses are taught in the campus of the University of Miami?
Yes, classes are taught in the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables.
Are students given a certificate after completing these English programs at UM?
Yes. Upon completion of the program, students are awarded a certificate stating the courses they've passed.
How is my English language proficiency assessed?
On your first week at UM, you'll take a placement test to assess your current fluency, so that you are placed in a class with students with a similar proficiency level.
How many levels does the Intensive English program at UM have?
There are five different levels, from Beginner to Advanced.
How many students are in each class?
The English courses at the University of Miami has small class sizes, with around 15 students per class.
Can I access on-campus facilities and services at the University of Miami?
Yes, you have open access to gyms, courts, libraries, computer labs, counseling services, etc. You can also join student organizations and participate in extracurricular activities.
What's the minimum age requirement for the English courses at UM?
Students must be 18 years old or above at the beginning of the program.
Do I need to submit English proficiency test scores or transcripts to enroll on the English courses at UM?
No, you don't need to submit English proficiency exam scores or transcripts. However, you must have graduated from high school to be able to enroll.
Can I use a tourist visa to enroll on the Intensive English Program at the University of Miami?
No, it's not possible to do so, since it's an intensive full-time program, and a student visa is mandatory.
Is health insurance mandatory to learn English at the University of Miami?
Yes, all students are required to enroll in the University-sponsored health insurance program, unless you have insurance arranged by a government sponsor.
Are books included within the tuition fee?
No, students should consider between US$ 150 and US$ 200 for books per session.
Do I have to pay an application fee to enroll on the English programs?
Yes, you must pay a US$125 non-refundable application fee.
When is the program paid? Which payment methods can I use?
Remaining fees of the program are paid once you arrive at the University of Miami and payment methods include: online payment with e-check or credit card; cash, check, or money order in site; or via bank transfer.
Can I work and study at the same time while I'm enrolled on the Intensive English Program?
You're allowed to work 20 hours per week inside the school campus. Nonetheless, these jobs are normally taken by undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Miami, so positions are limited.
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