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Here are general instructions for completing your Middlebury Institute application. Be sure to review your degree program of choice for details and specific requirements.

Start Dates

We offer fall admission for all degree programs and spring admission for select programs. Check at the top of the curriculum page for your degree program of choice to see if a spring start is an option. For start dates, visit the academic calendar.

Application Deadlines

Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you apply, the more likely you are to receive our largest scholarships, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Spring 2021 Admission

Since we are remote this spring, you will not need to relocate, so we have added extended spring 2021 application deadlines for both U.S. and international students. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

December 5: Extended Deadline I for students interested in the following programs, which have course work starting in early January:

  • International Education Management (IEM)
  • Joint MPA/IEM
  • Teaching Foreign Language 

January 15: Extended Deadline II for students interested in the following programs, which have course work starting in late January:

  • International Environmental Policy
  • International Policy and Development (IPD)
  • MPA
  • Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies
  • Joint BA/MA degrees
  • Joint IPD/International Trade and Economic Diplomacy
  • Joint MPA/International Trade and Economic Diplomacy

Fall 2021 Admission

December 5: Round One

February 1: Round Two

April 1: Round Three

  • Language scholarship deadline
  • Need-based grants deadline

May 15: Final Deadline

  • Due to visa processing times, international students should apply by this deadline
  • U.S. applicants are also encouraged to meet this deadline to maximize scholarship opportunities

Admission Decision

We will notify you of our admission decision four to six weeks after receiving your complete application. The review process may be longer than six weeks for students who need to provide additional information regarding their language proficiency.

How-To Videos

Watch our videos on how to apply and how to finance your education. We also include customized instructions for international students.

Submit your online application to access our guide How to Ace Your Admissions Interview. If you have already submitted your application and have not received the guide, please contact your enrollment advisor.

Application Checklist

  • Online application, which includes the following:

    • Essay

    • Résumé or curriculum vitae

    • Personal scholarship statements

  • $65 application fee (nonrefundable)

  • Undergraduate transcripts

  • One letter of recommendation (two preferred)

  • Interview in person or via Skype (if needed)

  • GRE or GMAT scores (not required)

  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (required only for nonnative English speakers, minimum preferred scores vary by program)

  • Second language proficiency (requirements vary by program)