We are thrilled to announce the Stamps Scholarship is available for the 2023/2024 academic year. The University of Miami is renowned for its commitment to academic excellence, global engagement, and cultural diversity. These scholarships offer a chance for talented international students to pursue their dreams of a world-class education in one of the most vibrant and dynamic institutions in the United States.
Benefits Of Stamps Scholarship
Stamps Scholars are recipients of a prestigious merit award that covers the entire cost of attending college for a period of four years as an undergraduate student. This comprehensive award includes various essential components such as tuition fees, on-campus housing, a meal plan, University health insurance, textbooks, a laptop allowance, and access to an enrichment fund totaling $12,000.
This enrichment fund can be utilized for a range of educational purposes, including study abroad programs, undergraduate research projects, unpaid internships, and other enriching academic pursuits. However, it is important to note that expenses from the enrichment fund must receive prior approval from the Office of the Provost.
In addition to the financial benefits, being a Stamps Scholar comes with a multitude of additional advantages. Scholars become members of both the Stamps Scholars on-campus community and the national community, providing them with a supportive network of fellow scholars.
The scholarship also provides funding to support various academic and scientific research projects, as well as cultural and leadership programs. Scholars are also given opportunities to participate in study abroad experiences, attend conventions and regional conferences, and are invited to exclusive online events and networking opportunities.
Eligibility For Stamps Scholarship
When students apply for early admission to the University of Michigan (UM) by submitting all the necessary First-Year Admission Requirements before the November 1 deadline, they are automatically considered for both Early Decision I and Early Action. This means that by meeting the early application deadline, students are considered for both admission options without having to submit separate applications or indicate a specific preference.
How To Apply For Stamps Scholarship
Complete the Common Application
- Application: Fill out and submit the Common Application, which is a standard application used by many universities. As part of the application process, you will need to pay a nonrefundable application fee of $70. Make sure to use the same email address throughout the entire application process, including when registering for standardized tests.
- Submit a supplemental essay (for Spring or Fall 2024 applicants): If you are applying for admission in Spring or Fall 2024, you will need to submit a supplemental essay of 250 words. The essay prompt is as follows:”Located within one of the most dynamic cities in the world, the University of Miami is a distinctive community with a variety of cultures, traditions, histories, languages, and backgrounds. The University of Miami is a values-based and purpose-driven postsecondary institution that embraces diversity and inclusivity in all its forms and strives to create a culture of belonging, where every person feels valued and has an opportunity to contribute.Please describe how your unique experiences, challenges overcome, or skills acquired would contribute to our distinctive University community.”
- Write a personal statement: As part of your application, you will need to respond to one of seven prompts in a personal statement. Your personal statement should be 650 words or less and provide insights into your experiences, interests, and aspirations.
Send Official High School Transcripts
To submit your high school transcripts to the University of Miami, follow the instructions below:
- If you attended high school in the United States:
- Your official high school transcripts should be sent directly from your high school. School officials can submit them electronically through platforms such as the Common Application, Slate.org, SCOIR, or Parchment.
- Alternatively, your school official can email the transcripts directly to [email protected].
- If electronic submission is not possible:
- Mail your official high school transcripts to one of the following addresses: Mailing Address: University of Miami Office of Undergraduate Admission P.O. Box 249117 Coral Gables, FL 33124-9117If sending via FedEx, DHL, UPS, or courier: University of Miami Office of Undergraduate Admission 1320 S. Dixie Highway Gables One Tower, Suite 945 Coral Gables, FL 33146
- International applicants:
- If you attended a secondary school outside of the United States, refer to the International Evaluation Requirements page for specific instructions on submitting your transcripts.
- Homeschooled applicants:
- If you are a homeschooled applicant, refer to the Homeschool Transcript Requirements page for detailed guidance on submitting your transcripts.
Submitting Test Scores
For students applying for admission for the Spring or Fall 2024 term at the University of Miami, there has been no change announced to the current test optional policy. This means that students have the option to submit or not submit ACT and/or SAT scores as part of their application.
If students choose to submit their test scores, they have two options:
- Request official scores directly from the testing agency to be sent to the University.
- Self-report their scores on the Common Application. There is no need to recalculate or Superscore the results. Simply enter the scores as received. However, if admitted and enrolled, students who self-reported scores will be required to submit official score reports.
It is important to note that all students whose native language is not English are required to submit official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Duolingo. Detailed information on the required scores can be found on the English Proficiency Requirements page.
Specific requirements exist for certain programs. Architecture applicants who do not submit test scores must instead submit a portfolio, while Music applicants are required to complete an audition as part of the evaluation process.
Applicants also have the flexibility to update their decision regarding the consideration of test scores even after submitting their application. They will have an additional 15 days beyond their selected admission plan deadline to make this update.
Examples of testing-specific updates that applicants can make include:
- Submitting test scores for the Admission Committee’s consideration.
- Updating previously submitted test scores.
- Changing their decision to be test optional or not.
These options provide applicants with the opportunity to make decisions and updates regarding their test scores based on their individual circumstances and preferences.
Test Codes for UM:
- TOEFL Code: C730
- IELTS Code: 4861
- ACT Code: 0760
- SAT Code: 5815
- Duolingo Code: select “University of Miami Undergraduate Admissions” from the options
Complete the School Report
To complete the School Report, follow these steps:
- Contact your high school guidance counselor: Inform your high school guidance counselor that you need the School Report to be completed. They are familiar with this requirement and will guide you through the process.
- Access the Common Application: Log in to your Common Application account and navigate to the appropriate section where you can find the School Report. The Common Application is an online platform used by many universities for the application process.
- Provide necessary information: Ensure that your guidance counselor has all the necessary information to complete the School Report accurately. This may include personal details, academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and any additional information that supports your application.
- Coordinate with your guidance counselor: Work closely with your guidance counselor to ensure they understand the requirements and expectations of the School Report. Provide any additional documents or information they may need to complete the report accurately.
- Submit the School Report: Once your guidance counselor has completed the School Report, they will typically submit it electronically through the Common Application. Make sure to confirm with your counselor that the report has been successfully submitted.
- Include high school transcript: It is common for the School Report to be submitted along with your official high school transcript. Confirm with your guidance counselor that they will also send your transcript or make arrangements for its submission.
Submit a Letter of Recommendation
Please provide a letter of recommendation/evaluation from either a school counselor or a teacher. The most efficient method for submitting your letter electronically is through the Common Application, Slate.org, Scoir, or Parchment.
Submit Educational Activities
If you are applying to certain special programs at the University of Miami, there are additional requirements you need to fulfill. Please note the following information:
- Bachelor of Architecture:
- If you are not submitting ACT/SAT scores, a portfolio is required.
- Include your portfolio as part of your application to the Bachelor of Architecture program.
- Frost School of Music:
- Complete a supplemental application specific to the Frost School of Music.
- Schedule an audition as part of the application process.
- These requirements are not applicable to Spring applicants.
- Theatre Arts B.F.A.:
- Complete a supplemental application specific to the Theatre Arts B.F.A. program.
- Schedule an audition as part of the application process.
- These requirements are not applicable to Spring applicants.
Please note that supplemental applications for these programs are available in the Applicant Portal. You will gain access to the portal approximately 48-72 hours after your admission application is received. It is important to submit any additional required documentation as soon as possible. The University of Miami will accept these documents up to seven days after the admission plan deadline.
For applicants to the Frost School of Music and the Theatre Arts B.F.A. program, it is essential to note that if you are not admitted to your major of choice and did not indicate a second-choice major on your application, you will not be considered for admission to any other academic program at the University of Miami. Additionally, it is not possible to add a second-choice major after submitting your application.
Complete the Financial Certification Form (International applicants only)
International applicants must complete the International Financial Certification Form (IFCF) when applying for admission to UM. This form is specifically required for prospective first-year international students and can be accessed through the Applicant Portal after submitting your application.
Additionally, international applicants seeking need-based financial aid are also required to submit the CSS Profile.
Submit Financial Aid Documents
To apply for financial aid, please refer to the checklist provided on our “Applying for Aid” page. It outlines the specific dates and necessary documents that need to be submitted in order for your application to be considered for need-based financial assistance.
Send Conduct Updates
Regarding updates to your academic achievements or personal conduct, it is essential to promptly inform the Office of Undergraduate Admission. You can accomplish this by uploading the relevant documentation to the “Materials Upload” section of your Applicant Portal or by emailing the update to [email protected]. Please remember to include your name and date of birth on all submitted documents.
Frequently Asked Questions
The University of Miami offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various fields, including business, engineering, arts and sciences, music, architecture, communication, education, nursing, and more.
The University of Miami offers a variety of scholarships, including merit-based scholarships, need-based scholarships, talent-based scholarships for music and arts programs, and scholarships for specific academic disciplines or programs.
To be considered for scholarships, students should complete the application for admission to the University of Miami. Some scholarships require additional materials, such as essays, portfolios, or audition tapes. Information on scholarship opportunities and requirements can be found on the university’s website.
The University of Miami is known for its strong academic programs, particularly in marine science, music, law, business, and health sciences. It is also recognized for its diverse and vibrant campus community and its location in Miami, offering unique opportunities for cultural immersion and professional development.