Miami University in Ohio (MU):
Miami University is a university with faculty who are dedicated to knowledge and discovery. A liberal education core provides the foundation for the more specialized studies of the majors. Immersing students in both academic and co-curricular experiences has enabled Miami to achieve a top-tier national ranking among universities that provide the best student outcomes.
Oxford, Ohio, United States
Sophomores encouraged to apply; must have at least 60 credits by program start date.
Must not be in graduating semester (last semester).
Must not go on graduating year (for engineering students only).
Must have at least a cumulative GPA 2.5 of or above.
Minimum TOEFL/IELTS score: 90 iBT or 6.5 IELTS
Length of Stay:
One or two semesters.
Program Fees and Costs:
Exchange students pay AUS tuition fees for the full course load (12-16 credits) in addition to Student Activities fees. Any additional costs including housing, lab fees, meal plans, books and insurance will be paid directly to the host university.
Exchange students are housed in on-campus residence halls. Rooms are generally double occupancy. Residence hall options can be found at: http://www.miamioh.edu/housing
$2,704-$4,982 per semester with a $330 non-refundable security deposit, paid at the time of confirmation. Rates by room type can be found at the above link. Rates are subject to change.
Students who are 21 years or older or have completed two full years of university study have the option of living off-campus with home university approval, unless required by your exchange program to live on campus. Students choosing to live off campus are responsible for finding their own accommodations. Recommendations for off-campus housing can be found at https://www.oxfordcommons.com/?cpm=ppcgoogle&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI.JLstZ3t4AIVGJzVCh3ppw1kEAAYASAAEgLUC
Orientation and Break Housing:
Temporary housing is provided during orientation and prior to the official opening of the residence halls at a fee of $33/night (as of August). Students will also incur a fee of $26/night if they stay in dorm rooms during Thanksgiving break, winter break/term or spring break. These periods are not covered by housing contracts. Rates are subject to change.
To obtain a J-1 visa, a student needs a DS-2019 issued by MU. It works similarly to the I-20 in that it is needed to apply for a J visa at U.S. consulates abroad and is also required if you leave the U.S. and need to re-enter. Students must make an appointment and follow up with the required documentation, such as the letter of acceptance and bank statement. See https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/forms/ds-160-online-nonimmigrant-visa-application.html
for complete information the visa application process.
All exchange students must have valid health insurance coverage during their stay abroad. They can either purchase from their home country or from MU. Follow instructions given by the host university. A basic student health insurance policy is available through the Student Health Service and costs $584* for Fall Semester or $761* for Spring/Summer Semester. The premium for a full year of coverage is $1341. http://miamioh.edu/student-life/student-health-service
The Miami University policy can be waived with proof of an acceptable policy meeting the following minimum requirements:
- Medical benefits of at least $50,000 per accident or illness
- Repatriation of remains in the amount of $7,500
- Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to his or her home country in the amount of $10,000
- A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.
Students typically take between 12-16 credits during each exchange semester. Students can access course descriptions and prerequisite information at the following website (select appropriate year and then ‘Courses of Instruction’ on the left hand column): http://miamioh.edu/academics/bulletin/
Students can search course offerings by term at http://www.admin.MiamiOH.edu/cfapps/courselist/
Miami University is NAAB accredited and students may choose courses from the Department of Architecture and Interior Design.
Students have a wide range of courses to choose from
Miami University is ABET accredited. Students may choose from a variety of courses:
- Chemical Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Miami University is AACSB-accredited. Students may choose from a variety of courses: Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management Information Systems and Marketing.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON BUSINESS COURSES: Business majors who meet prerequisites for business classes (ACC, BUS, BLS, BTE, ECO, ESP, FIN, ISA, MGT, and MKT) are eligible to take up to three business courses only, no more than two from the same department. Due to high demand for business courses, students are encouraged to be flexible with course selections. Placement in preferred courses is not guaranteed. A surcharge of $100 per credit hour is assessed for business courses and is not covered by exchange benefits. Contact Jenni Kim at jenni.kim@MiamiOH.edu
for questions concerning this fee.
Students must fill out the AUS course permission form to get their courses approved by the Associate Dean of their school and the Registrar. Upon approval, students would be provided with the grades required to transfer credits. Students must achieve the minimum grade as indicated on the form in order to receive course credit (requirements for credit transfer vary by program). Each study abroad case is subject to approval. There are no courses where exchange students are strictly forbidden from enrolling, but some courses have additional requirements.
AUS students on grants/scholarships must obtain approval from the Office of Financial Grants and Scholarships before starting a semester abroad at a host university. In cases where the AUS student pays tuition directly to AUS for study abroad, the student will continue to use their AUS grants and AUS-funded scholarships for that semester abroad. These students should speak with the Financial Grants and Scholarship Manager for more information. Students sponsored by an organization outside of AUS are responsible for making arrangements with their sponsor.