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Miami, Florida
About FIU Global First Year
Location: Miami, Florida
Enrollment: 58,046
Setting: Urban
Type: Public, Co-Ed
City Population: 470,914
Climate: 24.7°C - 32.7°C
U.S. News Rank: #187
International Student Rate: 7%

Located in the vibrant, international city of Miami, Florida International University is one of the largest public research universities in the U.S. Designed for adventurous and ambitious international students, the FIU Global First Year program prepares you for academic, social and professional success.

Why FIU?

Florida International University offers more than 110 undergraduate degree programs. International business, hospitality, engineering and criminal justice are among FIU’s top fields of study.

  • #1 in the nation for awarding degrees to Hispanic students
  • 220,000+ alumni worldwide
  • Top Tier Research University in the U.S. R1 —Carnegie Research
  • Aquarius Reef Base, the only underwater research laboratory in the world
Get Involved & Get Outdoors
  • 300+ student clubs, honor societies and interest groups to join
  • 18 Division I sports teams including football, baseball, swimming and soccer
  • State-of-the-art fitness facilities and student center
Miami: Global, Entrepreneurial, Vibrant

The most populated metro area in Florida, Miami is an international hub known for its community spirit, lively hospitality, food, beaches and Latin-American culture.

With sunny, warm weather year-round, Miami’s famous beaches and natural parks are popular with tourists, international business travelers and young professionals in the growing tech, international finance, healthcare, hospitality and tourism sectors.

With FIU set in the heart of city, Miami will be your campus, too.

  • America’s 20 Coolest Cities —Forbes, 2017
  • 1,100+ multinational companies are based in Miami including Marriott Hotels, Royal Caribbean International and American Airlines.
  • Take in the famous Art Deco architecture along South Beach.
  • Visit Everglades National Park, Biscayne Bay, 16 beaches or more than 800 area parks.
  • Head to Little Havana for local Cuban food, salsa dancing and a day of Latin-American culture.
  • Explore the Miami Design District and hundreds of art museums and galleries.
  • 20 minutes to Miami International Airport, with 100+ airlines

As an international student enrolling at a select U.S. News Global Education school, you will have access to exclusive programs and services.

To make your transition as easy as possible, our enrollment counselors set you up for success with:

Application Assistance
  • Streamlined application process
  • Assigned counselor
  • Major/field of study guidance
Pre-Arrival Guidance
  • Visa interview help
  • Prep webinars & checklists
  • Help with required forms
Campus Transition
  • Airport welcome
  • Student & parent orientation
  • Cultural group outings
Academic Support
  • Classes for your academic level
  • English-language & ESL help
  • Tutoring support
Career Growth
  • Career Accelerator Program
  • Internship assistance
  • Job search help
I'm looking forward to
Undergraduate Programs
Major Lists
STEM Field & Computer Science


Biomedical Engineering


Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Dietetics and Nutrition

Earth Sciences

Electrical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Studies


Information Technology

Marine Biology


Mechanical Engineering


Sustainability and the Environment

Business, Finance & Economics


Business Administration

Construction Management



Health Service Administration

Human Resources

International Business

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Management

Management of Information Systems


Public Administration

Real Estate

Recreation and Sports Management

Social Sciences & Humanities



Asian Studies


Communication Arts

Criminal Justice

Digital Media Studies





Hospitality Administration

Hospitality Management

Interdisciplinary Studies

International Relations


Latin American ad Caribbean Studies

Liberal Studies


Political Science



Public Relations

Religious Studies

Social Work


Women’s Studies

Dates & Costs

For the latest application dates and program costs information, please click here.

Entry Requirements

G1Y students may pursue any of the 140 undergraduate degree options offered. However, many degree programs have unique entry and progression requirements based on academic background and performance.

Have a question about a specific degree? Our admissions team would be happy to help.

Global First Year
(2 Semesters)
Global First Year (3 Semesters) Pre-Sessional English
GPA Requirement 2.8 2.8 2.8
TOEFL® Requirements 68+, no subscore below 14 60, no subscore
below 12
41-59, no subscore
below 8
IELTS™ Requirements 5.5+, no subscore below 5.0 5.0, no subscore below 4.5 4.0, no subscore below 3.5
ITEP 3.5+ 3.0-3.4 2.0-2.4
Other Standardized Tests Requirements None None None
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Miami, Florida
About FIU Global First Year
Location: Miami, Florida
Enrollment: 58,046
Setting: Urban
Type: Public, Co-Ed
City Population: 470,914
Climate: 24.7°C - 32.7°C
U.S. News Rank: #187
International Student Rate: 7%
"One of [my roomates] is from Maryland and the other is from Texas. It has been great to meet people from across the United States in addition to my Global First Year friends! My roommates and I cook together and do things on the weekends."
Idara Akpan - Nigeria