Admissions criteria, procedures and deadlines for graduate programs vary by individual program. Current information about graduate admissions can be found on the Graduate Admissions page of the Graduate College website.

In order to allow sufficient time to process applications and immigration documents for international applicants, the Graduate College recommends that applicants submit their application and supporting materials as early as possible. Although deadlines posted by the program may be different, international applicants must submit their documents by the deadlines indicated on the International Graduate Admissions page found on the Graduate College website.

Admission Tests

Information about admission tests is available from the GRE website or from the Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6103, Princeton, NJ 08541-6103 for the Graduate Record Examinations Test, or from the official GMAT website for the Graduate Management Admission Test. Those considering application to a graduate program must remember that it can take four to six weeks for the Graduate College to receive the results of test scores.

Applicants must consult the listing of the program to which they are applying to determine exactly which test scores are required. Scores must be from tests taken within five years of the date of application.

If a prospective student's native or first language is not English, scores must be submitted from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), academic version.

Minimum acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission to the Graduate College at the University of Vermont:

TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test) 90

Minimum acceptable scores for a student to qualify for receiving funding at the University of Vermont:


Institution Code for test scores for UVM is 3920.

UVM Global Gateway Master's International Year 

The University of Vermont offers a pathway program for academically prepared international students, combining English Language coursework with UVM graduate courses, and leading to matriculation into a degree program upon successful completion. The two-term Global Gateway Master's International Year (MIY) is designed to prepare students for the progression to the second year of degree status with 12 graduate credits, assuming that they meet all program standards. Current participating programs are Biomedical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Pharmacology, Physics and Statistics. Admission to the UVM MIY is competitive. Eligible students should have the equivalent of a minimum bachelor’s degree grade point average of 2.75 on a U.S. 4.0 scale (or country/regional equivalent) and meet the minimum entrance requirements for the UVM program they choose. Students seeking admission to the MIY should have a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 75 or an IELTS score of 6.0.  

Eligible students are offered admission to the University of Vermont graduate degree program and progress to degree status by successful completion of the UVM Master's  International Year with a cumulative grade point average in the MIY graduate coursework of 3.0, and an oral test proficiency level equivalent to direct admit requirement of 6.5 IELTS or 90 TOEFL.

Students can apply to the UVM Global Gateway Master's International Year using the online application form.