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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Miami
Population | 2,686,867
Enrollment | 51,247
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/14
Spring | 01/06-4/26

Florida International University

Miami, FL

#2 Undergraduate International Business program by U.S. News & World Report
142 countries represented in our student body
Designated as a top-tier research institution (R1 category) in the nation

About This Campus

Florida International University is located in Miami, which has become a dynamic center of commerce, culture, and tourism. Greater Miami offers cultural and recreational activities including The New World Symphony, The Miami City Ballet, and professional sports teams in basketball, football, baseball, and hockey. A few miles to the west of the city are the Everglades and to the south the Florida Keys. Terrific swimming, snorkeling, diving, and fishing are just a 35 minute drive from Miami. The city's multi-ethnic population provides the opportunity to become acquainted with many cultures, especially those from Latin America and the Caribbean. The University opened its doors to 5667 students in 1972. Today, the University boasts over 56,000 students. With its international focus, the University offers more than 200 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in 12 colleges and schools, including a fully accredited college of law and a college of Medicine.

Location Information

FIU has two campuses, the 344-acre Modesto A. Maidique campus in western Miami, including a neighboring 40-acre Engineering center, and the 200-acre Biscayne Bay campus in Northeastern Miami. The MM campus and BB campuses are a 50 minute's drive in distance. FIU offers free shuttle transportation in between the two campuses. On-campus housing is located at the MM campus. It is strongly recommended that students have reliable vehicle transportation within Miami, especially if living off-campus.

Helpful Information

On-campus Housing is based on availability and is not guaranteed, especially room-type or preference. Housing applications will only be accepted by given NSE deadlines. The NSE Club at FIU offers students the opportunity to develop leadership and interpersonal skills, while promoting campus involvement. It assists students in understanding their role within the FIU community and cultural differences.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Closed
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Excellent
Understand Chances of Placement


RegistrationClosed Programs
Architecture/Interior design/Landscape architecture, Dietetics & Nutrition, Mass communication/Journalism/Public Relations/Advertising, Digital Media Studies, Health Service Administration, Accounting, and Nursing. Academic certificates cannot be awarded to exchange students.

Business, biology, chemistry, music, theater, social work, education, economics, civil engineering, and environmental engineering courses are difficult to guarantee. They may require proof of prerequisites and/or equivalency verification. Biology/life science, chemistry, civil & environmental engineering courses will require syllabus (translated in English) for all prerequisites completed at another institution. Civil & environmental engineering courses may have reserved spaces for our degree-seeking students. Art, photography, & Graphic Design courses have limited enrollment access.

Notable Academic Programs

  • International Business - Our Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business is ranked #2 in the U.S. Global trade is growing at unprecedented speed and is affecting all businesses, even those focused on the domestic market. A degree in international business will help you zero in on the steps to success and provide you with the skills needed to take advantage of emerging opportunities. You'll learn the necessary background on global trade and winning strategies used by multi-national corporations as they deal with cross-border political, legal, economic, social and financial issues.
  • Latin American Studies - Our Latin American & Caribbean Center has been recognized for over three decades as a leader in scholarship, research, outreach and training related to particular geographic regions or thematic areas. They house five programs which have been named FIU Programs of Excellence: Andean Studies, Brazilian Studies, Haitian Studies, Governance & Security, and Migration & Transient Communities. The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center leverages its geographically strategic position in Miami as a powerful resource for the communities it serves.
  • Hospitality Management - Our Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has been distinguished as one of the top hospitality programs in the United States. The campus sits in one of the most strategic locations for any hospitality management school. South Florida is one of the leading centers for international tourism in the nation. Student access to living-lab resources, employment, innovative concepts, and exposure to the extensive diversity within the industry is unmatched. Classrooms are outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment that enable faculty to reach students in meaningful ways, some examples include our Wine Spectator Restaurant Management Laboratory, Badia Spices Food Production Laboratory, Interactive Modular Classrooms, Culinary Demonstration Laboratory, Bacardi Center of Excellence, and Brew Science Laboratory. One big collaboration is with Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits as co-producer of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Marine Biology - Our interdisciplinary program offers Students the opportunity to take classes on both campuses, online and at our unique facilities throughout South Florida as well as work across a variety of disciplines on marine-related research and education. We foster collaboration by integrating researchers and students from the Medina Aquarius Program, Global FinPrint, the Tropical Conservation Institute, the International Center for Tropical Botany, and the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research Program.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Anthropology, Art... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • General Eligibility Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.80 GPA
  • Priority registration period for Fall-term will commence during April and Spring-term during November. No guarantee of enrollment in desired courses. Students must have flexibility in courses. Pre-requisites must be met to enroll in courses.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Preferred
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper, 173.00 computer or 80.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.50
Summer Exchange
  • Host Pay only
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Home Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/09/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $3283.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18
  • Home Payment: 18

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $85 Year Host & Home Mandatory
ID Card $10 Year Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $95.13 Semester Home Optional
Non-refundable HOUSING Fee $100 Year Host & Home Optional
Tax Compliance Hold -Canadian students only! Fee $13 Semester Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: 1) Canadian Students: Prior to your departure from FIU, you will be required to make a payment of approximately $13 per semester and complete the Foreign National Information Form in order to satisfy a Tax Compliance Hold. At the conclusion of your exchange, you will not be able to request official FIU transcripts until this fee has been satisfied with the University. 2)Parking Fee ($95) per term is required for HOME pay students who will park a vehicle on-campus. As all FIU students, HOST pay students will have the parking fee included in their semester tuition/fees balance, regardless if they park on-campus or not.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/09/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1800
  • Proximity to campus: 1
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
(1)On-campus Housing is only available at the Modesto Maidique campus. Assignments are based on availability and are not guaranteed, especially room-type or preference. Housing applications will only be accepted by given NSE deadlines (FALL/Academic year: June 1st & SPRING only: November 1st). (2) Off-campus housing is located across the street form the MM Campus: Lapis, The One, 109 Towers, 4th Street Commons & Identity (student apartments). The Bayview Housing is at the BB Campus. Please visit: http://classifieds.fiu.edu/. Off-campus Housing contracts are typically annual-long contracts. Single-term exchange students are strongly advised to review cancellation policies & conditions.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Meal purchase required for Freshmen students only. NSE students that are not Freshmen, will not be required to purchase a meal plan (meal purchase is voluntary). Meal plans with unlimited 7-day access to our Dining Hall (8th Street Campus Kitchen) are available. Please visit: https://dineoncampus.com/fiu.


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/09/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $2691 Semester Host & Home Optional

Important Notes about Health Insurance
U.S. citizens will be required to show proof of having adequate health insurance, either from their home state or they may purchase FIU's domestic student health insurance plan: https://fiu.myahpcare.com/. International students are required to have international health insurance that will comply with Florida's international student laws. Please see https://dasa.fiu.edu/student-support/wellness/immunization-insurance/insurance-for-international-students/index.html.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


Other Health Related Comments
All students must have Health Insurance. A Panther ID student number must be included on all immunization document submissions.

Canadian NSE students (J-1 visa) & International Students (F-1 visa) from other US states, must either (1) purchase FIU’s International Health Insurance Plan at https://fiu.myahpcare.com/
OR (2) Have an approved insurance provider complete the Alternative Health Insurance Compliance Form found on https://dasa.fiu.edu/student-support/wellness/immunization-insurance/insurance-for-international-students/new_cf_2023_2024.pdf. Find here a list of FIU Approved Alternative Int'l Insurance Plans: https://dasa.fiu.edu/student-support/wellness/immunization-insurance/insurance-for-international-students/fiu-approved-alternative-insurance-plans/index.html.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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