University of Vermont Pathway programmes, Burlington, Vermont


The University of Vermont campus is located in the small, safe city of Burlington on the sparkling shores of Lake Champlain and nestled between the Adirondack and Green Mountains. The University of Vermont is a top 100 university in the USA, and is known as a "public ivy" with world-class faculty.

The Global Gateway Center is a dedicated facility for international students on the University campus. Offering pathways to a US University degree, it is designed to help international students adjust to the US University system and thrive at the University of Vermont.

Undergraduate degree choices at University of Vermont

University of Vermont's close-knit community of students, staff and faculty - and scholars, scientists and artists - creates the ultimate intellectual vibe that is fueled by the power and resources of a premier research university.

Degree pathways for international students:

English for Academic Purposes

Global Gateway Program

Direct entry to an undergraduate degree

At the Global Gateway Program, students receive English language support and academic courses taught by University of Vermont faculty. The program also offers help with cultural adjustment and developing effective study skills, and provides the support services international students need when they study away from home.

Global Gateway Center Facilities

Marsh-Austin-Tupper complex at the University of Vermont The Global Gateway Center, as well as student accommodation, will be located in the Marsh Austin Tupper (MAT) building. The MAT public space has been recently renovated, featuring floor to ceiling views of the Green Mountains, fireplaces, bright classrooms and event spaces that are for use by students. The Global Gateway Center includes:

Capacity for over 100 international students with dedicated classrooms for English language preparation and state-of-the-art interactive whiteboards. Teacher and administrative offices and conference rooms and break-out room. The Global Gateway Center is located in the Athletic Campus area of the University of Vermont, in very close proximity to housing and dining facilities. 

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Study at University of Vermont Pathway programmes

The University of Vermont offers international student pathway programs for both undergraduate and graduate study. International students can join this specialized program that combines English training with academic credit.

Global Gateway Program: Undergraduate Year 1
Designed to help international students make an easy transition into American university life, this program is ideal for students wanting a bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont. 

The 1-term Global Gateway Program facilitates a smooth continuation of year 1, and the 2-term Global Gateway Program facilitates a smooth progression into Year 2 of a bachelor's degree, and helps international students fully integrate into American university life while enjoying the complete University of Vermont experience.

Special features of this program include:

1-term, 2-term or 3-term international student pathway
Choice of 100 undergraduate degrees at University of Vermont
No TOEFL or IELTS required (take the Password Test instead)
No SAT score required

Progression to Year 2 degree entry on completion

Academic Majors with Breadth And Depth

7 undergraduate colleges offer an exceptional learning experience for international students. University of Vermont's academic programs offer breadth, depth and variety of study on an intimate scale. An array of majors and minors are taught by nationally recognized faculty, within these academic disciplines:

Arts (Visual and performing); Business and Management; Computing and Mathematics; Engineering; Environment and agriculture; Human and community development; Humanities and social sciences; International studies; Languages; Law; Media and Communication; Medical and Health Sciences; Science; Teacher education

Progression to a US degree. After completion of the Global Gateway Program, international students can choose from all the bachelor's degree majors on offer at this top 100 University.

Entry requirements: Academic: 2.75, with minimum length of study in English, mathematics, languages, science and social science). English language: TOEFL iBT 90, IELTS 6.5 for Direct Entry or completion of the Global Gateway Program

Global Gateway Program: Pre-Master's
For graduate study, the Global Gateway Program: Pre-Master's offers master's level students the opportunity to earn academic credit alongside their English language training:

2-term program
12 academic credits towards your graduate degree
Progression to 6 degree programs
No GMAT or GRE required

Master’s degree programs at the University of Vermont can be completed with either a thesis or non-thesis option (coursework or project) in addition to at minimum 30 academic credits.

Fees for Undergraduate International Students 2018
Global Gateway Program: US$ 20,088 (1 term); US$ 40,176 (2 terms); US$ 40,176 (3 terms*)
US$ 15,822 per semester On-campus housing and standard meal plan 
* 1-term English for Academic Purposes before 2-term Global Gateway Program

Fees or Graduate International Students 2018
Global Gateway Program tuition: US$ 20,088 (1 semester); US$ 40,176 (2 semesters)
Room and board: US$ 7,911 (1 semester); US$ 15,822 (2 semesters)