The University of Vermont has students from around the world, representing more than 60 countries.  The Office of International Education (OIE) is pleased to support international students from the time they first show interest in UVM to the time they graduate.  We also support our international alumni as they go out into the world, especially if they choose to use their optional post-graduation work authorization.  We support students on many immigration statuses and are also happy to welcome students into our community who may have grown up overseas but are US passport holders.

Our work includes immigration advising, student success support, orientation, social and educational programs, and being a resource for students when they don’t know where to find the information elsewhere on campus. Below you will find many resources for international students.  We look forward to working with you!


An undergraduate student comes to UVM for a bachelor’s degree (usually 4-5 years).


An exchange student comes to UVM for one or two semesters to study abroad from one of UVM’s partner universities.

Global Gateway Program

A Global Gateway Program student comes to UVM to study English for 1-3 semesters, then continues into a bachelor’s degree program.

Global Gateway Program Pre-Master’s Program

A Global Gateway Pre-Master’s Program student comes to UVM to study English for 1-2 semesters, then continues into a master’s degree program.


A graduate student comes to UVM for a graduate degree, such as a master’s or a doctorate.


Alumni are former UVM students.  UVM continues to support former students, even after they have left the university.


Parents play an important role in supporting students.  If you are a parent, knowing more about UVM and the US educational system can help you support your student.


Can’t find the answer to your question or want to discuss your situation in detail?  Please schedule an appointment, come to walk-in hours or email

Have a question for an international student advisor?

Walk-in Hours

  • Quick questions
  • Monday-Friday 1-4pm


  • Longer questions
  • Call 802-656-4296 or stop by the front desk to schedule



iStart  (web portal)

Web portal for online services for international students, scholars, faculty & staff.