In addition to the application requirements listed under the Application Instructions page, please read below for further information and requirements for international students:
International Application Deadlines
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 following dates:
|Term||Deadline to Submit Complete Application||Deadline for Admitted Students to Request Immigration document*|
|Fall||June 24 (Or program deadline if earlier)||July 15|
|Spring||November 8 (Or program deadline if earlier)||December 1|
|Summer||March 8 (Or program deadline if earlier)||April 1|
*Applicants must submit completed immigration document requests by the deadline. This includes full financial documentation. After admission is offered, the Office of International Education will automatically contact students to request their immigration document.
Evidence of Financial Support
For purposes of obtaining a visa, the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service requires that all international students submit evidence of independent financial support in the form of a signed statement from a bank or scholarship source.
Upon admission, you will be required to provide evidence of independent financial support in the form of a statement from a bank or scholarship source. The appropriate form and instructions will be sent to you at the time you are admitted to the University. This communication will come from the Office of International Education.
Please note that all documents showing evidence of financial support should go directly to the Office of International Education, not the Graduate College.
Documents not issued in English must be accompanied by a notarized English translation.
English Proficiency Examination
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency. Applicants must submit official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements of the English proficiency will not be eligible for admission.
|Internet Based (iBT)|
|TOEFL: Minimum for admission to the Graduate College at UVM||90|
|TOEFL: Minimum for a student to qualify for funding at UVM||100|
|IELTS: Minimum for admission to the Graduate College at UVM||6.5|
|IELTS: Minimum for a student to qualify for funding at UVM||7.0|
Institution Code for TOEFL test scores for UVM is 3920.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements of the English proficiency will not be eligible for admission. However, there is a Global Gareway Pre-Master’s Program (PMP) offered in the disciplines below, which is a pathway in which you earn graduate credits while increasing your language proficiency.
- Biomedical Engineering
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Materials Science
- Mechanical Engineering