global gateway program


Documents Needed for Study

The most important part of your application to UVM is the documents you send with your application form. These documents demonstrate your eligibility for the Global Gateway Program and your progression to a prestigious degree.

What Documents Should You Include?

The most important part of your application to the University of Vermont are the documents you send when you submit the application form. These documents are the supporting evidence of your eligibility for Global Gateway Program.

  • Completed application form
  • Proof of your English language proficiency*
  • Passport
  • Certified copy of high school graduation certificate (if available at time of application)
  • Full transcripts of all your relevant academic qualifications:
    • Certified copies of your secondary education transcripts showing the final 3 or 4 years (including 9th grade)
    • A school's seal or principal's signature must appear on the copy
    • Certified, sealed originals are required upon arrival at the University, unless official hard copies are requested during the application process
  • Anything else that will support your application (sports, clubs, hobbies, achievements, etc).

Already in the USA?

Please also provide:

  • I-20 transfer-in form
  • Copy of your I-94 and visa
  • Copy of visas and I-94 for dependents (spouse and/or children with you in the US)


All original documents that are not written in English must be accompanied by an official English translation. Your translation needs to be certified by a translation agency.

Send Documents Electronically

Send all documents electronically, unless we ask otherwise.

There are two ways to send your documents:

  • Email your documents as PDF or .jpg attachments to the address provided on the application form submission page OR
  • Use our secure upload link - you’ll receive this by email when you submit your application form.

Mailing Documents

We may request for certified original documents to be sent to our postal address:

UVM Global Gateway Program Admissions
Office of Admissions
194 S. Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401, USA

Please do not mail your documents unless asked to.

Applying for a Visa

Once you have been admitted to a program and paid your deposit, the University of Vermont will issue an I-20 from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). With the I-20, you can apply for a visa to study in the US. 

Contact the nearest US Embassy or Consulate in your country to find out what the procedure is for applying for a student visa. You may need an appointment.

You must provide financial evidence with your application to show that whoever is responsible for your fees (e.g. yourself, parent/guardian, sponsor) has the financial ability to cover all your expenses at the University, without requiring employment while in the USA.

Copy of fee payer's bank statement

A recent statement (within 6 months) indicating the minimum financial requirement (in original language and English) as follows:

Global Gateway Program fall 2020:
3 terms - $79,318 USD
2 terms - $62,033 USD
1 term - $33,394 USD
Pre-Sessional English - $33,394 US

Master's International Year - $58,698 USD

N.B. On completion of the Global Gateway Program, students will be expected to provide updated financial statements indicating a minimum of $60,280 USD.

Other financial documents

After admittance to the Global Gateway Program, Master's International Year or Undergraduate direct admission, you must provide additional documentation, listed below, before the I-20 immigration document is issued.

  • If a parent/guardian or financial sponsor is paying your fees, bank statement as above, as well as an Affidavit of support. This is a letter from the fee-payer claiming financial responsibility for the student's expenses throughout the term of the program.
  • If you have a scholarship from your country's government, your Financial Guarantee document.

You will be required to have original financial documentation available during your visa interview.

FAQ: Do I Need IELTS or TOEFL to Apply

Pearson Versant, TOEFL and IELTS are recognized for the undergraduate Global Gateway Program and the Master's International Year program.


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