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To be eligible for the IEI program:

  • You must be at least 17 years of age.
  • You must have completed high school/secondary school.
  • You cannot have a degree from a university whose primary language of instruction is English.

How to Apply


Complete your application

Need an I-20 for an F-1 Visa?

Apply below in your preferred language:

Already have an F-1 Visa?

Apply here.

Are you a U.S. citizen or have a different visa type?

Apply here.


Gather additional documents

  • Passport
    This should be a copy of your current passport.
  • Academic Record
    This is a transcript or diploma from the most recent school attended that must be translated into English.
  • Financial Statement
    This must be translated into English. Please see Financial Statement of Support.
  • Application Fee
    (non-refundable) $100.00
  • Express Mail Fee
    (non-refundable fee for mailing outside of U.S.) $50.00


Send all materials by email, fax or mail to:
Fax: 217-265-0158

Intensive English Institute
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
910 S. Fifth St. M/C 417
Champaign, IL 61820 USA