International Students

Northern Vermont University: One university, two unique campuses in Lyndon and Johnson, Vermont.   

Northern Vermont University is a haven of higher learning. Our beautiful, peaceful hilltop campuses in Lyndon and Johnson, Vermont provide the perfect setting for you to study and learn, form lasting relationships with students and faculty, and enjoy the outdoors all year round. Our friendly, supportive campus communities welcome students from around the world. We invite international students to apply and Do North at Northern Vermont University. 

How to Apply

  • Complete and submit an application for admission.
  • Submit all required academic credentials. These include high school/college transcripts in the original languages as well as a certified English translation.
  • Take and submit your scores from an approved test to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.
  • Complete and submit financial documentation and the International Student Financial Statement form. 
  • Submit one letter of recommendation.

Application Deadline

Northern Vermont University has a rolling application deadline, which means you can apply at any time. However, because of the complexities of documentation for international students, we advise that you have all materials submitted by May 1 for a fall semester start or November 1 for a spring semester start

About the Admission Process

After we receive all of the above required materials, we will evaluate your application and notify you of our decision within three to four weeks.

For Admitted Students

To formally enroll as an NVU student, take the following steps:  

Once we have received the above documents, NVU will issue the student the I-20.

F-1 Student Visa Documentation

International applicants admitted to NVU will receive an official letter of acceptance and, upon payment of the $200 deposit, a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20). You will need both of these documents in order to apply for an F-1 student visa at the U.S. embassy in your country. 

Helpful Links

For more information about obtaining a student visa, visit the U.S. Department of State website. Information about other immigration-related topics may be obtained from the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services website.


Please contact Elga Gruner, associate director of admissions and international admissions coordinator, by email or by calling 1.802.635.2356.