global gateway program


Inspiring Excellence 

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.

Research-focused Education

Consistently ranked among the top 100 universities in the USA (U.S. News & World Report), UVM is renowned for premier research and an environmental ethos that encourages students to think on a global scale. 

You can choose from over 100 prestigious majors in areas including business, education, engineering, environment, health, and life sciences. Studying at UVM you will be close to cutting edge research in respected fields. 

Recent research includes:

  • Finding a vaccine for the Zika virus with clinical trials and research in the UVM Vaccine Testing center
  • Links between blood type and developing dementia
  • Discovering the deep history of Greenland’s ice sheet to understand its stability in a warming climate

Inspiring College Town

Study on the shores of Lake Champlain in America’s #1 college town (Travel + Leisure magazine) – Burlington, Vermont. Set between the Adirondack and Green Mountains, Burlington combines culture, cuisine and the great outdoors. Skiing, hiking, walking, swimming, sailing, fishing, kayaking and windsurfing are just some of the activities you will have on your doorstep. 

Elite, Historic University

UVM is the fifth oldest university in the Northeast, after Yale, Dartmouth, Harvard and Brown. Founded in 1791, the university attracts distinguished faculty recognized for their research, scholarship and creative activity. By joining UVM you will be part of a tradition going back hundreds of years. This reputation includes internet pioneers, leaders of state, Oscar nominees and Nobel Peace Prize winners as alumni. 

Career Support and Internships

Job shadowing and internships are a large part of the student experience at UVM. The Career Center is here to offer career development advice, employer interviews and workshops on networking and resume writing. With hands-on experience and networking opportunities, you will be ready for the workplace when you graduate. 

Why Study at the University of Vermont

Students from around the world come and study at the University of Vermont - in this video, staff and international students talk about the diversity and welcoming atmosphere.
Akriti, a student at the University of Vermont

"UVM is a very good college; it is ranked very high for the courses I’m pursuing. I also love how close downtown is to the campus. The people in the community are lovely, very inclusive and very welcoming to other cultures."

Akriti from India
Studied Political Science and Environmental Studies

UVM rankings

#42 Top Public Schools U.S. News & World Report, 2019

#1 America’s Best College Town Travel + Leisure Magazine

#16 Happiest Students The Princeton Review, 2019

Top 25 for Best Four-Year Graduation Rate CNN Money

#3 Top Green Colleges The Princeton Review, 2018

#14 Most Beautiful Campus The Princeton Review, 2019

Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

UVM offers the Global Gateway Program leading to both undergraduate and graduate degrees for international students in the USA.


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