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Registration and Payments

Study abroad and away programs typically include academic credit, and there is a cost for participation (covering tuition and other program expenses such as housing). Once accepted to a study abroad program, students need to complete course registration and payment steps. Registration and payment processes differ depending on the type of program. (Note: Miami does offer some non-credit programs wherein students can participate in an educational travel experience, but not pay for course credit. Non-credit programs are indicated as such on the program website.)

Study Abroad Administrative Fee. All students participating on any study abroad or away program will be assessed a non-refundable Administrative fee per program. Fees are outlined on program applications.

>> Miami University Luxembourg (MUDEC) Semester Long Programs
>> Faculty-led Study Abroad and Away and Luxembourg Summer Programs
>> Transfer Credit Programs (Exchange, Co-sponsored, Approved)

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Miami University Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg Semester Program (MUDEC)

Registration: MUDEC offers Miami University coursework. The courses offered in any given term are outlined on the Academic Bulletin. Students participating in a semester program will be given priority registration so that all students going to MUDEC will be able to register via BannerWeb at the same time. Courses are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. More information about registration and academic policies is provided in the Academic Bulletin.

Payment: Students participating in the MUDEC semester program will be charged their standard Miami University semester tuition. In addition, room, part board and other programmatic fees are also charged for specific services provided during the program*. A full cost sheet, including additional out of pocket expense estimates, is available. The tuition and program fee will be charged to the student’s Bursar bill for payment according to University policy.

*Upon acceptance, students are required to pay a $250 confirmation deposit to confirm participation in the program. This is due within two weeks of acceptance, and is non-refundable after 30 days from acceptance. The deposit is credited on the bursar bill towards the housing fees.

Miami Luxembourg Summer Program: Please see faculty-led study abroad program information below.

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Faculty-led Study Abroad and Away and Luxembourg Summer Programs

Registration: Miami faculty-led study abroad and away programs are taught by Miami faculty and include Miami course work. Each faculty-led program offers a unique course or courses for which all participating students will register. The course(s) offered are outlined on the program’s application page along with other important information. The application pages can be found using the Program Search function of this website. Accepted students will be provided with a link to an electronic course registration request form via their online application. Our office will manually register students; students will be unable to register on BannerWeb as they would for other courses.

Payment: There are two cost components to a faculty-led program, tuition and the program fee. Tuition is charged on a per-credit hour basis based on the student’s residency. Upon registration, the tuition will be added to the student’s bursar account to be paid in full prior to the start of the course. Bills are typically posted approximately one month prior to the start of a term. Tuition is refundable only if a student alerts Global Initiatives (global@miamioh.edu) within the following timeline: 

  • Semester, Spring Break, and Summer Programs: by 4:30pm the last university business day prior to the start of the program and course. Start dates are listed on the course registration form and can be verified on Course List in BannerWeb. 
  • Winter programs: by 12:00 noon the Monday following Fall semester final week. See university calendar for exam dates. 
?Information about bursar bills, including payment amounts and deadlines, can be found at the OneStop website, and questions related to tuition should be directed to that office.

The program fee helps to cover costs that tuition cannot, such as housing and activity costs.The program fee amount, what is included, payment schedule and refund policies (once set) are outlined on the program application page. The program fee is NOT charged to the Bursar account*, and is typically made in two payments (deposit and balance) well in advance of the program departure date. The program fee can be paid with check or money order made payable to Miami University delivered to the Study Abroad office at 214 MacMillan Hall, or via credit card (2% convenience fee additional). Instructions for payments are outlined on the student’s program application (requires log in).

*Note: Notify the study abroad office at studyabroad@miamioh.edu if financial aid will be used to help cover the cost of the program fee.

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Transfer Credit Programs

Exchange Programs

Registration: Miami exchange programs enable students to directly enroll in the host institution. (Students can get pre-approval for Miami equivalent courses through the Transfer Credit Approval Form, or work on how these classes transfer back once they return.) All petitions for Miami equivalences need to be approved by the CDA (Chief Departmental Advisors) of the relevant academic department. Some students use transfer credit courses for Global Miami Plan requirements such as Global Perspectives, Fine Arts and/or a Thematic Sequence. Please consult your Academic Advisor for the best use of transfer credits.

Grades from transfer credit study abroad programs do not affect the Miami GPA. Classes must be taken for a grade and passed in order for Miami to accept the credits. While abroad, students will be registered for 12 credit hours in STY ABD at Miami. This serves as a placeholder course to maintain Miami student status  while the student is on the program.

Payment: Students participating in exchange programs will be charged Miami University tuition and fees at the standard semester rate. This will be charged to the student’s Bursar bill for payment according to University policy. Room, board and administrative expenses may vary based on the actual agreement between Miami University and the partner university. In some cases, room and board is charged by and paid to Miami, in some cases the fees will be paid to the host institution. 

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Co-Sponsored and Approved Programs

Registration: Students register directly at the host school or through the provider. Students can get pre-approval for Miami equivalences through the Transfer Credit Approval Form, or work on how these classes transfer back once they return. All petitions for Miami equivalences need to be approved by the CDA (Chief Departmental Advisors) of the relevant academic department. Some students use transfer credit courses for Global Miami Plan requirements such as Global Perspectives, Fine Arts and/or a Thematic Sequence. Please consult your Academic Advisor for the best use of transfer credits.

Grades from transfer credit study abroad programs do not affect Miami GPA. Classes must be taken for a grade and passed in order for Miami to accept the credits. However, here at Miami, students will be registered in 0 credit hours of STY ABD. This serves as a placeholder course to maintain Miami student status while the student is on the program.

Payment: Co-Sponsored and Approved program providers set a flat program fee that typically includes tuition, housing, and services. This rate, along with a comprehensive list of inclusions, are outlined on the program website (the websites are linked from the Miami application site). Payments are made directly to the program provider.

It may be possible to use Miami scholarships and/or financial aid to help cover the costs of these programs. In order to use Miami scholarships and/or financial aid, the Consortium/contractual Agreement for Study Abroad must be completed and submitted to the One Stop office. More information is available on the One Stop website.

Please note: Miami University scholarships CANNOT be used on Approved programs.

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