International Applicants

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International applicants to MS and PhD programs are required to submit the following additional information.

English Proficiency

Applicants whose native language is not English must submit official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The scores are valid for two years from the time you took the exam. The following are our TOEFL/IELTS minimum scores: TOEFL ibt – 80 TOEFL PBT – 550 IELTS – 6.5

TOEFL code: 5815

IELTS code:4862

Please note: Scores will only be considered official if sent directly to us from the testing agency. Institutional exam results are not valid for admission purposes.

Proficiency Full-Time Academic Full-Time IEP Concurrent Enrollment (IEP + 6 Academic Credits)*
TOEFL IBT 80 Below 61 61 and at least one of the following: 21 in Listening OR 21 in Reading AND 18 in Writing*
TOEFL Paper-based 550 Below 500 500 and at least one of the following: 55 in Listening OR 55 in Reading AND 55 in Writing*
IELTS 6.5 Below 6.0 6.0 and at least one of the following: 6.5 in Listening OR 6.5 in Reading AND 6.5 in Writing*

*Must have passing subset scores in both Reading and Writing for concurrent enrollment. IEP stands for Intensive English Program. Please note that these requirements are subject to change.

Please note: Scores will only be considered official if sent directly from the testing agency. Institutional exam results are not valid for admission purposes.

Applicants holding an undergraduate or graduate degree from an academic institution within the United States or one of the following English-speaking countries are not required to take the TOEFL/IELTS examination:

Antigua and Barbuda
The Bahamas
Canada (except Quebec)
New Zealand
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United Kingdom

International Transcript Evaluation

International Students who are applying to a MS or PhD program must complete the following process for their education documents.

Documents Required

Submit the following documents to an approved international credentialing evaluation service:

  1. Official original diplomas and certificates in the original language
  2. Official original transcripts in the original language (names of courses, grades, and hours of instruction) for every year of study.
  3. Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by professional, certified English translations. Translations supplement, but do not replace, the official documents.
Type of Evaluation Required

International applicants must request a document-by-document evaluation of their official educational documents, which includes their U.S. grade point average as part of the evaluation document.

Please follow the instructions provided in the EngineeringCAS application portal, which allows you to use any one of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) approved organizations.

World Education Services (WES) is the preferred evaluation service for international applicants to the University of Miami College of Engineering as indicated in the application instructions; however you can also use one of  these approved evaluation vendors.

Evaluations and transcripts are to be mailed directly to:

EngineeringCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9121
Watertown, MA 02471

International Student Visa

If you plan on attending after being admitted, send us the documentation necessary for us to process your student visa:

  • A copy of the biographical page of your valid passport which includes the display of your picture, name and date of birth.
  • An official bank* or government sponsorship letter (issued within six months of starting date at UM), addressed to the University of Miami, guaranteeing the availability of sufficient funds to cover tuition** and fees, books, room and board, medical insurance, and personal expenses.

*If the bank account belongs to a relative or other sponsor, a letter of sponsorship addressed to the University of Miami is also required and must contain the following information:

  • amount of the financial support promised for the first year of enrollment
  • date written
  • name and address of the sponsor(s)
  • relationship of the sponsor(s) to the applicant
  • sponsor’s signature

**Please note that tuition varies depending on the number of credits required by the program.

Contact Information

University of Miami
College of Engineering – Office of Admission
1251 Memorial Drive, Room 244
Coral Gables, Florida 33146-0620 U.S.A.
(305) 284-2942