International Student Admissions

The University of Vermont welcomes applications from international students.

Application Requirements

Academic Documents

International applicants must submit official original transcripts of all secondary and postsecondary education, including final exam results. If documents are not in English, certified translations are required. All arrangements for translation must be made directly with the translation option of the applicant’s choice.

Standardized Tests

International students are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores. 

English Proficiency

International students for whom English is not their first language must demonstrate English proficiency. The University of Vermont offers multiple ways to meet English proficiency including a minimum iBT TOEFL score of 80 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, additional options for meeting English proficiency can be found on the International Admissions website. If an international student has attended a U.S. institution for three or more years, or attends a school with instruction in English for three or more years, or, in rare circumstances, if a combination of evidence exists which otherwise demonstrates a student's English language proficiency, the Office of Admissions has the discretion to and may waive the requirement for an English proficiency test on a case-by-case basis.

Students whose English scores are between iBT TOEFL score of 80-89 (or equivalent) will be required to take additional English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses.

Financial Support for International Students

The university offers merit-based scholarships to international students each year.; no additional application is required Students attending on non-immigrant student visas are charged out-of-state tuition rates.  Information about merit scholarships for international students may be found at http://www.uvm.edu/sfs/scholarships.

Form I-20

International students requiring an F-1 or J-1 student visa to begin studies at the University of Vermont must complete a New Student Immigration Document Request and submit it to UVM’s Office of International Education. The UVM immigration form can only be issued when a student has been formally admitted to UVM and has provided proof of sufficient financial support to cover educational expenses for one full academic year. The student must provide documentation for all sources of financial support. Financial documents must be submitted in English, show access to liquid funds and be less than six months old at the point of the document request.

For more information on requesting a UVM immigration document for an F-1 or J-1 status contact the Office of International Education at internationalstudents@uvm.edu; Tel:  011-802-656-4296 or visit the website: www.uvm.edu/oie.

Transfer Credit for International Students

International students who have attended postsecondary institutions in their home country may be eligible for UVM credit under the Transfer Credit Policy guidelines. International students should submit comprehensive course descriptions and outlines, translated in English, after they have been admitted into a degree program to the Office of Transfer Affairs, 360 Waterman Building, Burlington, VT 05405-0160, USA. Submission of these materials helps the Office of Transfer Affairs prepare a full credit evaluation prior to enrollment at UVM. Translations must accompany all original documentation. If you have post-secondary college-level course work, you may wish to have your credentials evaluated for U.S. academic equivalents. You will receive an official transfer credit evaluation of all prior college level coursework after you have been admitted into a degree program. For more information, please contact the Office of Transfer Affairs at (802) 656-0867, or email: transfer@uvm.edu.