This is one of several types of programs at Miami University. Click here for a description of different program types.
Miami has entered into special relationships with certain study abroad programs to allow students to apply their federal financial aid and Miami's own scholarships (but NOT Ohio Leaders/Ohio Resident Scholarships or Dependent Tuition Waivers) to their experience abroad and to ensure that Miami is well acquainted with the program.
Miami University encourages its students to study abroad on high-quality and challenging programs that combine academic learning and cultural immersion. The Office of International Education and Miami’s academic departments research and approve, for credit-transfer purposes, a wide variety of study programs operated by other institutions and organizations. Miami selectively enters into agreements with institutions that provide special access to our students and/or benefits to the University. These are not the only programs available to you. We encourage you to determine with the assistance of your academic adviser the study abroad program that best fits your academic and personal needs.
The Co-Sponsored category applies to semester or year-long programs only (summer programs through external providers fall into the Approved or Non-Miami categories). You may not apply your Miami scholarships to the summer programs offered by these study abroad providers.
Co-Sponsored Programs List
Full list of Co-Sponsored programs for 2009-10 school year(pdf)
The following are countries where Miami University has made a Co-Sponsored agreement with a university or study abroad provider. Click on the country name for a full listing of the programs available in that country.
Fees and Financial Aid
Federal financial aid can be applied to Co-Sponsored programs. Co-Sponsored programs also allow Miami students to apply eligible Miami scholarships to certain programs operated by outside universities or study abroad providers. Eligible scholarships are released by the Office of Student Financial Assistance to the study abroad provider and the student pays the remainder of the program fee directly to the provider. Since you are not billed Miami tuition, the Ohio Leader and Ohio Resident Scholarships and dependent tuition waivers are NOT eligible to be applied to Co-Sponsored programs. To find out if your other scholarships are eligible and the procedures for applying these scholarships to a Co-Sponsored program, please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance.
Applying for a Co-Sponsored Program
Please talk to Sarah McNitt if you are interested in participating in the Royal Holloway program or an Ohio International Consortium program - she can guide you through the application process. For other Co-Sponsored programs, you can apply directly (consult with Sarah McNitt if you need assistance).
If you are planning on participating in an Co-Sponsored program, please remember that applications may be due anywhere from 3 to 9 months before your program begins.
There may be restrictions on the number of times or duration of time you can use your Miami scholarships for a study abroad program. Talk to a study abroad adviser or a financial aid adviser for more information.
Studying Abroad on a Co-Sponsored Program
After you have been accepted to your Co-Sponsored program, you may begin the process of applying for your travel documentation. See the Before You Leave and Students Currently Abroad sections for more information. During your program, please collect any syllabi and course materials for the classes you take and turn these in to Miami upon your return in order to facilitate the timely transfer of credit.