ONLINE APPLICATION

The English Language Institute is not currently accepting applications.

Please complete the application below and email the required documents to eli@tamu.edu. If you can not complete the online application, please download the PDF version of the application. In addition to this application, an interview may also be required.

To complete the application, you will need to email digital copies (PDF or .jpg) of the following documents to eli@tamu.edu:

  1. A passport-sized photo of yourself
  2. Your passport (and passports for any dependents you plan to bring)
  3. U.S. visa (if you already have one)
  4. Official bank letter showing at least $13,684 USD available for every semester you plan to study at ELI – or – an official sponsorship letter
  5. Complete and official records (transcripts) of your most recent academic work (high school or college)
    • These records may be copies that have been notarized. They must be in English.
  6. Essay –or– TOEFL score
    • Essay instructions: On a blank sheet of paper, answer the question stated below in a minimum of 150 words. At the end of your answer, sign your name.

      Why do you think it will be useful for you to come to the English Language Institute at Texas A&M University to study English? Consider in your answer academic, professional, and personal reasons.

    • *Note* This essay will not be used for level placement. It is important that you write your own essay and do not use translators of any kind.

General Information (as it appears on the passport)

Permanent Home Country Address

What semester are you applying for?

How many semesters do you plan to study at ELI?

Do you plan to pursue a degree in the United States after studying English?

Do you already have a United States Visa?

Financial Declaration

Students applying for an F-1 visa must show evidence of financial support for their stay in order to be issued a Form I-20. Approximate cost of one semester (15 weeks-Fall, Spring, or 10 week summer) at the Texas A&M English Language Institute is $13,684.00 USD for tuition, fees, books, accommodations, meals on campus, and personal expenses. An additional $7,000.00 per semester is required for each dependent (spouse/child) included on the Form I-20.

State the amount that you will have available for your use each semester while in the United States:

What is the specific source of these funds?

Do you want your spouse on the form I-20?

If yes, please provide the following information:

Do you want to include your children on the Form I-20?

If yes, please provide the following information for each child:



Mailing Address for I-20

How did you learn about our English Program? (Ex: tamu.edu, Apply ESL, friend, former student, etc.)

Please email the following documents to eli@tamu.edu:

  1. A passport-sized photo
  2. Your passport (and passports for any dependents)
  3. U.S. visa (if you already have one)
  4. Official bank letter –or– an official sponsorship letter
  5. Complete and official records (transcripts) of academic work
  6. Essay –or– TOEFL score
  7. Any other supporting documents (optional)