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Global Opportunities

University of Miami

As an exchange student, there are a few things you need to know about going to the University of Miami. Learn more about the location, the courses and student life! 

Visit their website for more information about studying abroad at the University of Miami!


The University of Miami, which was founded in 1925, is a private research university located south of the city of Miami in Florida, US.

The main campus is in Coral Gables, south of Miami, and includes a theatre, arboretum and architecture centre. A large pool named “Lake Osceola” with a large fountain in the centre of the main campus serves as a focal point for the university.


Located in Southern Florida, the University of Miami has an ideal location for students who love the outdoors. With popular spots like South Beach, the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park nearby, students have plenty of opportunities for water sports, hiking and sunbathing. Downtown Miami, also near to the school, is a thriving sports and cultural centre.

Level of competitiveness

Very competitive ***

The level of competitiveness (Less competitive * / Competitive ** / Very competitive ***) refers to one's chances of being allocated an exchange space at this partner. This is an approximation determined by the number of applications received for this destination during the last academic year versus the total number of exchange spaces available to Queen Mary students. 

Academic Calendar

Semester 1: August to December

Semester 2: January to May

More information on important dates can be found on the University of Miami’s academic calendar.


This opportunity is not available to Queen Mary students studying Business, Economics, Russian or Linguistics.


The University of Miami course listing for the current or upcoming term can be viewed online.

Exchange students may not register for courses in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, or School of Law; School of Music courses are limited to those listed under MNM “for non-music majors only”.


You must stay enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits throughout the semester. Most courses are 3 credits each and students usually take 4 – 6 courses a semester.

Find out more about credit transfer and grade conversions.


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.

For more information about housing options, including various off-campus housing resources, please visit the Department of Housing and Residential Life website.

Cost of Living

Estimated expenses on Campus for one semester: $12,500

Find out more about the cost of living.

Campus Life

On campus, 2,500 students are involved in nearly 30 fraternities and sororities. Students can also choose from more than 290 clubs and organizations to join. 

Social Media

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