international student Admission Requirements

F1 Student visa

In order to ob­tain the I-20 doc­u­ment, nec­es­sary for the F1 stu­dent visa ap­pli­ca­tion, each can­di­date must meet the fol­low­ing re­quire­ments:

  1. Completed signed and dated application form and enrollment agreement.
  2. Visa fee of $250 dollars (non-refundable) made payable to Marconi International University via wire transfer.
  3. Payment of the first installment of the tuition fee before the I-20 is processed (which will be refunded in full if the F1 visa is denied for reasons depending on the university. However, the installment is not refunded if the visa is denied for reasons depending on the applicant).
  4. Financial statement or certified bank letter in English demonstrating full tuition funds available, along with capability to cover living expenses for minimum 12 months, as well as fees, books, supplies, and any other necessary expenses during your studies. (Amounts must be in or converted to USD currency).
  5. Affidavit of support form in case of sponsor.
  6. Academic diplomas and certifications in English.
  7. If a student’s native language is not English, proficiency in English must be established by one of the following options:
    1. Satisfactory Standardized Test Score, such as PTE (54), TOEFL (70–IBT) or IELTS (6.0),
    2. Marconi International University English Test.
    3. Proof of graduating from a college or high school where English is the primary language of instruction.
    4. Completing an ESL program at an institution that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
    5. Completing an ESL program at Marconi International University.
  8. Copy of a valid passport (upon admissions).
  9. Once the ap­pli­cant re­ceives the I-20 doc­u­ment from the uni­ver­sity, they needs to sched­ule an ap­point­ment at the U.S. Em­bassy in their coun­try of ori­gin and pre­sent a copy of the SEVIS/I-901 re­ceipt. (www.​fmjfee.​com)

In­ter­na­tional stu­dents are ad­vised to begin the ad­mis­sion process at least 6 months be­fore classes start in order to have enough time to com­plete the visa pro­ce­dure and ob­tain all the doc­u­ments re­quired to apply for ad­mis­sion.

Academic requirements: Bachelor’s degree

For ad­mis­sion to the bach­e­lor’s de­gree pro­gram, ap­pli­cants must have a high school diploma. Grad­u­ates of rec­og­nized aca­d­e­mic in­sti­tu­tions out­side the United States should hold a de­gree equiv­a­lent to a U.S. high school diploma. The Ad­mis­sions Of­fice will in­di­cate how to show equiv­a­lency.

Ap­pli­cants will be con­sid­ered for ad­mis­sion if they sat­isfy the fol­low­ing:

  • Submit a high school diploma/transcripts translated in English
  • Submit a completed admissions application
  • Submit a $150 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit an updated resume/CV
  • Copy of valid government issued ID or passport
  • For bachelor’s programs offered in English, students whose native language is not English must provide evidence of English proficiency.

To verify English proficiency, MIU has the following minimum requirements:

A minimum total score of 57 on the paper-delivered Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 61 on the Internet-based Test (iBT); 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS); 44 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report; 95 on the Duolingo English Test; 53 on the 4-skill Michigan English Test (MET), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE); or a B-2 English proficiency level, assessed through exams belonging to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

To satisfy this requirement, undergraduate applicants may also present a high school diploma completed at an accredited/recognized high school where the medium of instruction is English.

Academic requirements: Master’s degree

In order to be ad­mit­ted to one of our mas­ter’s pro­grams, ap­pli­cants must pos­sess a valid bach­e­lor’s de­gree. Grad­u­ates of rec­og­nized aca­d­e­mic in­sti­tu­tions out­side the United States should hold a de­gree equiv­a­lent to a U.S. bach­e­lor’s de­gree. The Ad­mis­sions Of­fice will in­di­cate how to show equiv­a­lency.

Ap­pli­cants will be con­sid­ered for ad­mis­sion if they sat­isfy the fol­low­ing:

  • Submit a bachelor’s degree/transcripts translated in English
  • Submit a completed admission application
  • Submit a $150 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit an updated Resume
  • Copy of valid government-issued ID or Passport
  • For master’s programs offered in English, students whose native language is not English must provide evidence of English proficiency.

To verify English proficiency, MIU has the following minimum requirements:

A minimum total score of 60 on the paper-delivered Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 71 on the Internet-based Test (iBT); 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS); 50 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report; 100 on the Duolingo English Test; 55 on the 4-skill Michigan English Test (MET), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE); or a B-2 English proficiency level, assessed through exams belonging to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Academic requirements: Continuing Education Courses

For ad­mis­sion to the Continuing Education Courses, ap­pli­cants must present the following:

  • Submit a high school diploma/transcripts translated in English
  • Submit a completed admissions application
  • Submit a $150 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit an updated resume/CV
  • Copy of valid government issued ID or passport

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Campus FAQ

Which courses can be taken on campus at MIU?

All the official programs can be taken on campus in English. With the Online mode, courses are offered in both English and Spanish. With on campus mode, all programs are offered only in English.

Are the on campus courses different from the online courses?

The on-campus courses are exactly the same as the online courses, with the exception of the Intensive English Course which is exclusively available on campus.

As an international student, what will I need to do to study at the Miami campus?

In order to study at the Miami campus, international students will require an F1 student visa. The Marconi administration office will help with the process of obtaining the visa, allowing international students to live and study in Miami for the duration of the course. In order to complete the admissions process, the candidate must meet and submit the following requirements:

  1. Send the necessary documentation to the administrative office (see above);
  2. The administrative office will contact you about obtaining the “I-20 Form” necessary for the F1 visa application
  3. An interview with the Embassy
  4. The administrative office of the Embassy will contact you about the visa.

International students should begin the admission process at least 6 months before classes start in order to leave enough time to complete their visa application and obtain all the documents required to apply for admission.

As an international student, am I permitted to work in the USA?

American universities are organically linked to the job market. From the beginning of your degree, you are encouraged to build your professional career and be involved in internships and practical activities. The F1 student visa allows international students to work up to 20 hours per week while attending their bachelor’s or master’s program. In addition, after graduation, students with an F1 student visa have the opportunity to obtain an OPT visa that allows them to work in the USA for 1 year, putting the skills acquired during the program into practice.