University of Miami – Coral Gables
University of Miami – Coral Gables (UM) was established in 1925 and has around 17000 students enrolled across seven schools and two colleges. As a gateway to Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, UM is one of the most culturally diverse institutions in the United States.
A private research university, UM is best known for its research in medicine, science, engineering, education and psychology. Prestigious schools include the Miami School of Law on the main campus, the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine (which trains at least 1,000 students in health-related programmes) at the medical campus, and a school in Virginia Key focused on the study of oceanography and atmospheric sciences.
UM’s main campus is at Coral Gables, a multicultural city south of Miami on Biscayne Bay. The campus occupies more than 100 hectares and is home to the Lowe Art Museum, the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre and the Gusman Concert Hall and Clarke Recital Hall.
Did you know?
UM was founded during the Jim Crow era as a white co-ed institution. In 1966, it became the first major college in the south with a black football player on scholarship.
Exchange students cannot enrol in courses in medicine, nursing, or law.
Banking and finance
Business law and taxation
Chinese languages & culture studies
Communications and media studies
Earth, atmosphere and environmental sciences
Econometrics and business statistics
Education - early childhood
Education - primary schooling
Education - secondary schooling
Engineering, engineering - civil
Engineering - electrical/ computer systems
Engineering - materials science
Engineering - mechanical / aerospace
Film and screen studies
French languages & culture studies
German languages & culture studies
Italian languages & culture studies
Japanese languages & culture studies
Jewish languages & culture studies
Music performance and composition
Physics and astronomy
Politics and international relations
Public health and preventive medicine
Spanish and Latin American languages & culture studies
Theatre and performance
- The listed disciplines are not necessarily exhaustive and other fields of study might also be available at the university.
- Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the departmental/discipline and faculty advisers in your managing faculty(ies) and subject to available places at the host campus
See UM's unit catalogue here.
If you cannot find any unit guides after having done your own research, you can follow the process as outlined here.
Full time equivalents
|Minimum 18 Monash Points||Maximum 24 Monash points||Minimum 36 Monash points||Maximum 48 Monash points|
|Standard||N/A||12 UM credits||N/A||24 UM credits|
|Postgraduate||N/A||9 UM credits||N/A||18 UM credits|
Note a minimum number of 12 US credits must be taken to maintain full-time status for undergraduates, or 9 for graduates. 12 US credits is generally 4 units at 3 credit points each. Note that some Faculties at Monash require students to do a full-time load of 15 US credits to count as 24 Monash credit points. You will need to confirm this with your crediting Faculty.
Exchange program terms
UM ‘Spring’ Semester (Monash semester 1): early January – early May
UM ‘Fall’ Semester (Monash semester 2): early August – early December
See UM's academic calendar here.
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. Graduate students must make arrangements to live off campus.
The University of Miami offers advice on accommodation here.
International exchange students studying in the U.S. must obtain the J-1 Exchange Visitor’s visa before you leave your home country. The application process requires a personal interview at the Consulate.
Monash Abroad can only provide general information - always check with the relevant consular/Embassy and consider advice that is right for you.
For more information on visas, please refer to the the U.S. Embassy & Consulates here.
Health and insurance
When travelling on a Monash Abroad approved program, you are automatically covered under the Monash University Student Travel Insurance policy.
UM Health Insurance Information
All students are required to have health insurance coverage at the level stipulated by the University of Miami. Upon course registration, you will automatically be charged for and enrolled in international student insurance, which meets these requirements.
All new international students must submit proof of adequate immunisation against measles and rubella. Some students may be required to provide proof of a tuberculosis screening within the last 12 months. More information can be found here.
Orientation and extra-curricular
Exchange students participate in orientation with the larger student body at UM (not the international orientation) but the Study Abroad Office hosts a mandatory session specifically for exchange students. Find out more here.
UM Global Ambassadors
UM Global Ambassadors are students at UM who have previously studied abroad. These students are assigned to you and will be your liaison while at UM.
Tuition fees for this program are waived by the host institution. While on exchange you remain enrolled at Monash and continue to pay fees to Monash University. Find out more here.
Cost of living
One semester abroad will generally cost you approximately AUD$10,000 – $15,000, however this varies depending on destination and your individual living standards.
Find out about Monash Abroad Travel Scholarships here.
Find out about Monash University Travel and Placement Scholarships here.
Australian government funding
Find out about the Overseas Higher Education Loan Program (OS-HELP) here.
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University of Miami – Coral Gables
- Program type: Semester exchange
- Coral Gables (main)
- Medical campus
- Marine campus
- Program periods: Semester 1, Semester 2
- Study level: Undergraduate and Postgraduate