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University of Vermont Foundation Program

Address: Burlington, VT 05405, United States

Description University of Vermont Foundation Program

  • Location: Burlington, Vermont, USA
  • Founded: in 1791
  • Type of accommodation: residence, boarding house
  • Educational programs: Foundation (preparation for the university, several program options)
  • Total number of students: 11,000
  • Language of instruction: English.

In 1994, the famous company Study Group was founded - today it is one of the leaders in the organization of preparatory pre-university programs all over the world, enabling students from any country to enter the most prestigious and ranking universities. Today the company cooperates with more than 100 universities all over the world: the main and largest partners are Canada, the USA, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. The effectiveness of the preparatory courses was estimated by 7 million students who entered the selected universities in attractive specialties.

One of the active and reliable partners of the Study Group is the University of Vermont: the scope of its research activity is known throughout the world: the most popular, developed and popular specialties are:

  • Business;
  • Engineering;
  • Biology;
  • Medicine;
  • Ecology.

The University of Vermont was founded in 1791 - it is one of the oldest universities in the United States, New England. Successfully its territorial location: in the state of Vermont, known for its remarkable ecology, picturesque landscapes, and the campus itself is located practically on the shore of the large Champlain Lake. Here there are 8 faculties in the following specialties:

  • Agriculture
  • Pedagogy
  • Mathematics and engineering sciences
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Humanities (social) sciences
  • Health care and medicine
  • Natural resources, ecology, environment.

According to statistics, 80% of graduates of the university already in the first year after receiving the diploma find work in their specialty, which clearly demonstrates the excellent level of preparation and quality of education.

The main building of the University includes a professional educational center for students under the guidance of Study Group. This is a separate faculty, specially created so that foreign students can prepare comprehensively and fully for studying in foreign universities, especially American ones. The Foundation program is offered here, and it is taught in several variants - you will be able to choose the most convenient and effective for yourself. Each course includes academic English lessons, in-depth studies in specialized, most important subjects, as well as special adaptation programs that will help students to get used to a new academic, linguistic and cultural environment. All classes are conducted by professional educators and curators of the University of Vermont, which additionally increases the efficiency of preparation.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Vermont Foundation Program

Program name

The program is designed for quality, effective preparation of foreign students for studying in American and world universities: the emphasis is on preparing for studying at the University of Vermont, but students can choose their own educational institution.

In each version, which is represented in the university, there are three educational blocks:

  • Academic English (it helps foreign students to achieve the language level required for studying at a foreign university)
  • In-depth study of core subjects
  • Special integration courses aimed at adapting students to the new environment.

In the process of studying, each student prepares courses for educational credits, and with due diligence after the completion of the program, he can apply immediately for 2 courses. If the student has obtained the average number of credits, but successfully passed the IELTS language test (from 6.5 points) or his alternative, the enrollment for 1 course of the university will also happen almost automatically.

Foundation directions:

  • Agriculture;
  • Art and technology;
  • Business management;
  • Pedagogy and the humanities;
  • Engineering and mathematics;
  • Environment and natural resources;
  • Health care.

In the preparatory center there are the following options:

  • Foundation 2 periods (8 months)

For admission, you need to know English no lower than 6.0 points on the IELTS scale or equivalent. The classes start in May, August and January.

  • Foundation 3 periods (9 months)

Students with an English language level of 5.5 on the IELTS scale (or with the equivalent exam results) are accepted. Beginning of classes takes place in August. During the first period, students focus on active and super-intensive learning of the English language, the remaining two stages repeat the standard, classic version of the Foundation.

Accommodation, housing and food

All students - both university and preparatory center - live in comfortable, cozy residences on campus. A total of 39 houses are built, which can accommodate 5,500 pupils. Students from the preparatory center live in one of the most modern houses (it was built in 2007) - here they are waiting for modern rooms (all in the residence of 4 floors), designed for 2-3 people (on request, it is possible to book a private room). In free common use there are student kitchens, bathrooms and toilets, spacious recreation areas, laundry facilities, internet access.

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : business, engineering, Environmental protection, Health care, medicine, Public relations and PR, Study of the environment
Events list: basketball, hockey, skiing


  • The University of Vermont is listed on the list of the top 50 universities in the world, in the national ranking it is ranked 89th place.
  • Founded in 1791, the university is one of the oldest universities in New England, striking with the beauty and grandeur of old buildings on campus, unique architecture. The total area of ​​the territory reaches 450 acres.
  • Skilled and experienced teachers - over 90% of them have a Ph.D. and above, the total number of teachers is more than 1200 people.
  • The total number of students in the university exceeds 11 000 people, from about 1.8% foreign students, representatives of 50 world countries and cultures.
  • Beautiful territorial location: picturesque area, proximity of the quiet Lake Champlain.
  • Students of preparatory courses are engaged in the main building, they are taught by university teachers - this immediately immerses foreign students in the academic atmosphere of the American university, quickly get used to it and fully adapt.
  • Pupils of preparatory courses can use the entire rich, diverse infrastructure of the university.
  • Studying at the University of Vermont gives you the opportunity to receive a valuable diploma in one of 100 specialties - you will be able to find the most interesting and priority option for yourself.

Equipment University of Vermont Foundation Program

The small, beautiful city of Verlington with an excellent standard of living and a high level of security has become the home of the University of Vermont campus. On the campus and in the city, old traditions and modern innovations successfully combine: in the city you can find many shops and cafes, entertainment centers and events, bars and restaurants, banks and pharmacies, while every minute you can admire the ancient beautiful architecture, stay in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Approximately 150 kilometers away is a large and noisy Montreal, 350 kilometers from the campus - Boston, so for fans of the quick life of megacities are also open opportunities for recreation and leisure.

The main building of the university, in which the international preparatory center is located, has recently been renovated and refurbished: there is a stylish and pleasant interior design, excellent technical equipment in every classroom and lecture hall (including interactive whiteboards and language laboratories). At the same time, about 100 students study in the center, which makes the atmosphere very comfortable and chamber, almost family.

The students of the preparatory center can use the entire infrastructure of the main campus - this makes it possible to feel like a member of a single student brotherhood, to join the general academic life. Students are granted access to extensive modern libraries, functional IT centers and scientific laboratories, computer classes, there is a cafe for recreation and several different shops are located on the territory.

The sports infrastructure is perfectly adjusted:

  • Basketball and volleyball courts (more than 6)
  • Tennis courts (3 covered with professional coating)
  • Own stadium
  • Badminton courts (7 fields)
  • 2 squash courts
  • Covered track for running and track and field athletics (4 tracks)
  • Large swimming pool (6 long tracks, a zone for jumping into the water)
  • A large fitness center (more than 100 simulators)
  • Hiking center and stadium
  • Tier
  • Classes for group exercises, fitness and aerobics.

There are more than 150 clubs and sections on the campus, so that in their free time each student will find something to do!

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Additional costs of the course are the following:

  • Roundtrips
  • Roundtrip
  • Visa fees and expenses, consular fees
  • Medical insurance
  • Service student fee (one-time, per person).

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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