The University of Vermont


About us 

The University of Vermont (UVM) is a premier research institution, and is the fifth oldest in the Northeast. The university’s global recognition and beautiful location attracts distinguished faculty and the finest students from around the world. Students at UVM receive a prestigious education, transforming them into global leaders. 

Your studies

The University of Vermont is one of the oldest universities in the United States, and the fifth oldest in New England.

There are many great reasons why you should study for a degree at the University of Vermont. It was ranked #92 in the nation overall by U.S. News & World Report. The university was also ranked #18 for helping graduates go on to attend the best Master's programs in medicine, law and business.

UVM’s professors are top-rated, and 90% of them have a PhD qualification or higher. Because of this, UVM attracts many career-focused international students who are looking for a well-known university with a reputation for excellence. Students are also keen on UVM’s hands-on learning methods, and many students participate in research projects with professors. Most of these projects are directly tied into the local community for real, practical experience.

Life on campus

When it comes to student lifestyle, UVM has a lot to offer. The campus is located in Burlington, Vermont, which is ranked the #1 college town in America. The campus is just minutes from the downtown area, offering coffee shops, restaurants and shopping boutiques. It's close to Lake Champlain and a short drive from the beautiful Adirondack and Green mountain ranges. The campus has over 170 student organizations to get involved in, and you can also enjoy outdoor activities in the nearby mountains, lakes, rivers and forests of Vermont.

Because of its beautiful location, environmental responsibility has become an important focus for students and faculty. UVM is ranked as one of the top 25 “greenest” schools in the USA, and features many environmental programs for students to participate in.

If you are looking for an elite degree from a socially conscious university that will drive your future forward, take your first step at UVM.


  • Top 550 Best Universities in the world; Top 200 Agriculture and Forestry programs in the world: QS World University Rankings (2013)
  • Top 350 worldwide university: Times Higher Education World University Rankings  (2013-14)
  • #38 public university in USA; #92 national university (tier 1); #135 best undergraduate Engineering program in USA; #150 best undergraduate Business program: U.S. News & World Report 'Best Colleges 2016'
  • Best Graduate Business Schools; Best Graduate Engineering Schools; Best Medical Schools: U.S. News & World Report 'Best Graduate Schools' 2014
  • #156 America's Top Colleges; #81 Best Research University in USA: (2013)
  • Best 378 Colleges in America; #15 Best College CitiesPrinceton Review Best Colleges (2014)
  • #58 Best Value Public University: Kiplinger's
Academic entry requirements
  • GPA 2.75 on a US 4.0 scale
  • 2 years of the same foreign language, 2 years of a natural or physical science, including a laboratory science, 3 years of social sciences, 3 years of mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II and geometry or equivalents), 4 years of English
  • Additional requirements and recommendations depending on major
 English Language requirements
  • Global Gateway Program: TOEFL iBT 55, IELTS 5.5, or 5.5 Password Test - you can take this test for free
  • Direct entry to a bachelor's degree: minimum TOEFL iBT 90 or IELTS 6.5
  • Pre-Master's Program (PMP): TOEFL Ibt 75, IELTS 6.0


How to Apply:

1. Select a Program

2. Select Start date

3. Register and pay the $95 application fee

What is next:

In 2-3 days, we will contact you to schedule your interview


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Available courses

Course Name Price from Start Date Duration & Tuition Application fee  
International Year: 1, 2, or 3 Semesters

Undergraduate Study for International Students

The Global Gateway Program for Undergraduate Study is a 1, 2, or 3-term pathway that prepares you to continue your degree at UVM.

The length of your GGP depends on your level of English. All courses are taught by distinguished UVM faculty and you will gain the course credits you need to advance to your undergraduate degree. Throughout your GGP our CareerAhead service provides dedicated support to help you achieve your future goals.

Curriculum and Electives


A Fast Track option for students with a high level of English language skill.

  • Academic Communication Skills II (4 credits)
  • Academic Writing II (4 credits)
  • US Academic Culture (4 credits)
  • Math elective (3 or 4 credits)

Term 2

  • Academic Communication Skills II (4 credits)
  • Academic Writing II (4 credits)
  • Diversity requirement (3 credits)
  • Academic elective (3 or 4 credits)

Term 3

  • Academic Communication Skills II (4 credits)
  • Academic Writing II (4 credits)
  • Diversity requirement (3 credits)
  • Academic elective (3 or 4 credits)


$   $95
Pre-Masters Program

Pre-Master's Program

The PMP is a 2-term pathway in which you earn 12 graduate credits in your chosen master’s program while increasing your language proficiency.

You can choose between 10 degree options, all taught by prestigious UVM faculty. You’ll take four courses per semester, including two taught with other graduate students. During your degree, you will earn 24 credits in the 2-term program - 12 of these credits count towards your full graduate degree.

Curriculum and Electives


Term 1

  • Academic Writing for Graduate Students (3 credits)
  • Advanced Academic Communication Skills for Graduate Students (3 credits)
  • Subject Area Course (3-4 credits)
  • Subject Area Course (3-4 credits)

Term 2

  • Presenting Academic Research (3 credits)
  • Technical Writing (3 credits)
  • Subject Area Course (3-4 credits)
  • Subject Area Course (3-4 credits)

Subject area courses will vary depending on the chosen degree program.

Options include:

  • STAT 251 (Probability Theory)
  • MATH 237 (Introduction to Numerical Analysis)
  • CE/EE/ME 218 (Numerical Methods for Engineering)
  • ME 249 (Computational Fluids Engineering)
  • CS 243 (Theory of Computation)
  • PHYS 301 (Mathematical Physics)
  • PHRM 201 (Introduction to Pharmacology)
  • CHEM 236 (Physical Inorganic Chemistry)
  • ME 252 (Mechanical Behavior of Materials)
  • PHYS 222/331 (Biological Physics)


$   $95
Direct Admission: Bachelor's Degrees

Your Degree From a Top 100 University

After successfully completing your Global Gateway Program you can progress to the second term of Year 1 or to Year 2 of your bachelor’s degree.

You need to complete the full Global Gateway Program, gaining 14-15 academic credits in the 1-term Global Gateway Program or 28-30 credits in the 2-term GGP (equivalent to Year 1 of your bachelor’s degree). You must also maintain the minimum Grade Point Averages (GPA).

Minimum grade requirements:

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • 3.2 cumulative GPA for progression into the Grossman School of Business
  • B- or better average on final term English language courses
  • Direct entry to a bachelor's degree: minimum TOEFL iBT 90 or IELTS 6.5

Your Degree Options

You can enroll in one of over 100 undergraduate degrees. Bachelor’s degrees are taught across seven colleges and schools by faculty who are internationally recognized for their research – 90% of faculty at UVM hold a PHD or the highest degree in their field.


$   $95
Direct Admission: Master's Degrees

Earn Your Master's at a Top University

After successfully completing your Pre-Master's Program you can progress to one of nine master's degrees. You need to complete the full Pre-Master's Program, achieving the required level of proficiency while maintaining the minimum Grade Point Average (GPA).

Minimum grade requirements:

  • Oral test proficiency level equivalent to direct admit requirement
  • 3.0 GPA in UVM coursework

Your Degree Options 

Graduate degrees at the University of Vermont give you a competitive edge and provide the right training to help you achieve your career goals. During your degree, you will work with distinguished faculty who are internationally recognized. On some courses, you will also have the opportunity to work with industry partners and potential future employers.

Degree ProgrammesAwardOverall GradeEnglish Grade
MS Civil and Environmental Engineering MS 3.0 2.75
MS Computer Science MS 3.0 2.75
MS Electrical Engineering MS 3.0 2.75
MS Materials Science MS 3.0 2.75
MS Mathematics MS 3.0 2.75
MS Mechanical Engineering MS 3.0 2.75
MS Pharmacology MS 3.0 2.75
MS Physics MS 3.0 2.75
MS Statistics MS 3.0 2.75


$   $95


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