International applicants to MS and PhD programs are required to submit the following additional information.
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
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:
International Transcript Evaluation
International Students who are applying to a MS or PhD program must complete the following process for their education documents.
Submit the following documents to an approved international credentialing evaluation service:
- Official original diplomas and certificates in the original language
- Official original transcripts in the original language (names of courses, grades, and hours of instruction) for every year of study.
- 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 with GPA. Please follow the instructions provided in the EngineeringCAS application portal.
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.
University of Miami
College of Engineering – Office of Admission
1251 Memorial Drive, Room 244
Coral Gables, Florida 33146-0620 U.S.A.