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Prospective Students: Visa, Career, English

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Visa Requirements

Students applying for an F-1 or J-1 visa are required to show that they have sufficient funds to provide for their educational, living and personal expenses for one year before the University of Miami will issue the necessary I-20 document for a student visa.

Students studying under an F-1 or J-1 visa must maintain full-time enrollment during the academic year (excluding the summer session). To maintain full-time enrollment, students studying under an F-1 or J-1 visa must register for nine or more credits each semester. Some students in the United States on other types of visas may be eligible for part-time or full-time study. However, students cannot enroll in classes under a tourist (B1/B2) visa.

Embassies around the world require varying amounts of time to process visas. We recommend that all applicants confirm with the consulates in their home country the visa procedures currently in force. If you do not know the location of the consulate closest to you, consult this website.

All international students are required to enroll in the University sponsored health insurance program. The annual premium for this coverage is added to each student's fees.

Career Options

Your LL.M. degree opens a world of opportunity. You can seek employment in your country of origin, in the U.S. or abroad. We offer workshops on relevant job-related issues such as creating resumes, cover letter, networking, etc. In addition, we coordinate a large number of networking events during the course of the year.

Please review the links below to find out more about your career options.

We encourage you to visit the Career Development Office website to learn more about the services and resources offered to our students and graduates.

English For Lawyers

The University of Miami offers both an English for Law School Studies Certificate Program and English courses for International Students. Please click on the links below to be directed to these programs at the Intensive Language Institute at the University of Miami Division of Continuing and International Education:


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At the office of International Graduate Law Programs we encourage you to visit us and explore the opportunities available to you at the University of Miami School of Law.

To request a one-to-one meeting with someone from our office please e-mail us at

To schedule a tour of the campus please visit the Office of Admissions and Student Recruiting webpage to complete the Campus Visit Reservation Form.

Can't make it to campus for a visit? Please join us online for one of our monthly chats.


For all International Graduate Law Programs, applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year and are reviewed by the Admissions Committee as soon as all required documents are received. Click here for specifics.