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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: #218
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.

  • #105 Top Public Schools—U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • #2 International Business Undergraduate program —U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • 24 programs ranked in the Top 100 —U.S. News & World Report, 2019
  • #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

Biology

Biomedical Engineering

Chemistry

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Dietetics and Nutrition

Earth Sciences

Electrical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Studies

Geosciences

Information Technology

Marine Biology

Mathematics/Statistics

Mechanical Engineering

Physics

Sustainability and the Environment

Business, Finance & Economics

Accounting

Business Administration

Construction Management

Economics

Finance

Health Service Administration

Human Resources

International Business

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Management

Management of Information Systems

Marketing

Public Administration

Real Estate

Recreation and Sports Management

Social Sciences & Humanities

Advertising

Anthropology/Sociology

Asian Studies

Broadcasting

Communication Arts

Criminal Justice

Digital Media Studies

English

French

Geography

History

Hospitality Administration

Hospitality Management

Interdisciplinary Studies

International Relations

Journalism

Latin American ad Caribbean Studies

Liberal Studies

Philosophy

Political Science

Portuguese

Psychology

Public Relations

Religious Studies

Social Work

Spanish

Women’s Studies

Dates & Costs

Spring 2020

Global First Year
(3 Semesters)
Global First Year
(2 Semesters)
Pre-Sessional English
Application Deadline*December 9, 2019December 9, 2019December 9, 2019
Move-in DateJanuary 2, 2020January 2, 2020January 2, 2020
Program Start DateJanuary 3, 2020January 3, 2020January 3, 2020
Progression IntoYear 2Year 2Global First Year (3 Semesters)

Summer 2020

Global First Year
(3 Semesters)
Global First Year
(2 Semesters)
Pre-Sessional English
Application Deadline*April 13, 2020April 13, 2020April 13, 2020
Move-in DateMay 6, 2020May 6, 2020May 6, 2020
Program Start DateMay 7, 2020May 7, 2020May 7, 2020
Progression IntoYear 2Year 2Global First Year – 3 Terms

Fall 2020

Global First Year
(3 Semesters)
Global First Year
(2 Semesters)
Pre-Sessional English
Application Deadline*July 20, 2020July 20, 2020July 20, 2020
Move-in DateAugust 17, 2020August 17, 2020August 17, 2020
Program Start DateAugust 18, 2020August 18, 2020August 18, 2020
Progression IntoYear 2Year 2Global First Year – 3 Terms

*This is the deadline to submit all documents stated on your offer letter and is required for both academic acceptance and I-20 issuance. All necessary items must be received by admissions on or before this deadline or the student will be unable to enroll for the intended semester and will be encouraged to defer enrollment to the following semester.

Estimated Costs - 2020

Estimated G1Y Costs (3 Semester Program)

Tuition & Fees$28,380
Housing$10,340 – $11,340
FIU Health (12-month price)$2,000
Meals (12-month price)$3,960 – $5,775
Estimated Total Cost$44,680- $47,495

Estimated G1Y Costs (2 Semester Program)

Tuition & Fees$23,300
Housing$6,700 – $7,700
FIU Health (12-month price)$2,000
Meals (12-month price)$2,400 – $4,100
Estimated Total Cost$34,400 – $37,100

Estimated Pre-Sessional English Costs 2019-2020

Tuition & Fees (12-14 weeks)$6,250

*Does not include housing, dining, health insurance and other miscellaneous costs.

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 Requirement2.82.82.8
TOEFL® Requirements68+, no subscore below 1460, no subscore
below 12
41-59, no subscore
below 8
IELTS™ Requirements5.5+, no subscore below 5.05.0, no subscore below 4.54.0, no subscore below 3.5
ITEP3.5+3.0-3.42.0-2.4
Other Standardized Tests RequirementsNoneNoneNone
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Location:
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: #218
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