Global Gateway Program

International student admission: apply to US university

International student admissions

Apply for a degree at one of the top 100 universities in USA

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International student at the University of Vermont

Kim-Ngan Hua

from: Vietnam
degree: Materials Science

"The international program at Vermont is very good. They take care of every single international student carefully and always make sure that we are doing fine with our study as well as our new life in America. When I just got accepted to the University, the international program did send me email about what paper work I need to do when I came and also send useful information about housing. They are very organized and detailed which makes me feel safe."

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International student admissions process

Admission to the University of Vermont through the Global Gateway Program is fast, streamlined and straightforward. Our expert Student Enrollment Advisors support you throughout the process.

How to apply to University of Vermont

All international students can apply to the Global Gateway Program, a Year 1 degree pathway. International applicants with advanced English proficiency may choose to apply for Direct Entry.

  • Option A: Apply to the Global Gateway Program
  • Option B: Apply direct to an undergraduate degree

Apply through the Global Gateway Program

Complete application form


Contact an advisor

If you are ready to apply now:

If you have questions about applying, contact a Student Enrollment Advisor for guidance first. They will be happy to answer your query about admissions to the University of Vermont.

Note that you will be required to submit copies of relevant supporting documents (see below) with your university application.

Apply directly to a degree

Applicants who meet the University's English level requirements for a degree can choose to join the Global Gateway Program or apply directly to a bachelor's degree.

Global Gateway Program admissions process

International student admissions to University of Vermont's Global Gateway Program will follow these steps:

  1. Submit the Global Gateway Program application form.
  2. Send us your supporting documents, including copies of your passport, school transcripts and bank statement.
  3. You will be asked to take the free Password English Test if you do not have an IELTS or TOEFL score.
  4. Your completed application will be sent to the Office of Admissions for review of your academic qualifications.
  5. Your application will automatically be considered for an academic merit scholarship of up to $10,000 (20% of full cost)
  6. If your application is successful, you will receive a formal admission letter within 2 weeks.
  7. Pay an enrollment deposit (varies by nationality, and refundable if your visa is denied) to accept the offer.
  8. Once the deposit is paid, your I-20 immigration document will be released. 
  9. You then need to apply for a F1 student visa.
  10. You must pay your remaining fees immediately upon visa approval, or by July 25 for the fall semester, December 15 for the spring semester, and April 10 for the summer semester.
  11. Before your program starts, you will be required to complete pre-arrival documents (health history, flight details, housing application etc).
  12. Arrive in the USA the weekend before your program starts - you will be met at the airport if you have booked a transfer - to settle into your new home.

Application deadline

Your completed Global Gateway Program application form and all supporting documents must be submitted by these dates:

Preferred start date

Summer semester 2017:
May 2017

Fall semester 2017:
August 2017
GGP Undergraduate deadline May 04, 2017 July 05, 2017
GGP Graduate deadline
Program not offered
July 05, 2017
Direct admission Undergraduate deadline
Program not offered
March 15, 2017

We recommend you apply as early as possible, because the visa application process can delay university enrollment. We offer rolling admissions so you can submit your Global Gateway Program application at any time and it will be considered for the next available start date.