The English Institute for International Students (EIIS) is an academically-oriented, intensive English program for university-bound students and those who simply desire to improve their English language skills. The program provides international students with English training that will allow them to perform at a level comparable with their American counterparts.
EIIS is part of The University of Tulsa. All applicants must be secondary school graduates.
You may contact the English Institute at 918-631-2535.
EIIS is organized into five levels of study: Basic, Intermediate I and II, and Advanced I and II. Entering students are placed in the appropriate level based on the results of a placement test developed specifically for this purpose. Tests are given at the conclusion of each level to assist in measuring language skill progress and proficiency.
Classes meet Monday through Friday each week, and daily classes include instruction in the functional areas of reading, writing, oral skills, grammar, vocabulary, and listening. Computer-assisted instruction is used extensively throughout the curriculum. In addition to regular classes, students have access to an on-campus language laboratory where they can practice listening and pronunciation and work on computerized grammar and vocabulary programs.
Upon completion of EIIS, students who have admission to The University of Tulsa can fulfill the university language proficiency requirement by passing a proficiency test developed for this purpose. Students in level five may enroll in one university class while studying at EIIS only if they have University admission and receive a recommendation from the Assistant Dean of International Students to do so.
In order to be considered for admission to EIIS, students must submit the following information:
- A properly completed application for international students.
- A $50 application fee (non-refundable). Submit a check or money order payable to "The University of Tulsa."
- Proof of completion of a secondary school program with transcripts.
- A properly completed and certified Confirmation of Financial Resources form. The form follows the online application.
- A copy of your passport.
Accurate submission of all the above materials is essential to enable our office to process your application in a timely manner.
EIIS offers eight-week sessions throughout the school year. The dates for each session are as follows:
The English Institute for International Students
2012 - 2013
| March 8
|March 11 - May 9
|May 28 - July 18
The English Institute for International Students
2013 - 2014
|August 26 - October 17
|October 21 - December 19
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|January 13 - March 6
|March 10 - May 8
|May 27 - July 17
Estimated costs for one session or a full academic year consisting of five sessions (11 months) are as follows:
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Estimated expenses are in U.S. dollars.
English Institute students must provide proof of private health insurance or purchase the eight week Aetna health insurance plan provided by the University of Tulsa. Students should understand that the Aetna plan is valid only for the eight weeks of the session they are currently enrolled in.
* Cost is based on a double room in William F. Fisher - Cost is per student
** Cost is based on a university meal plan with 19 meals per week without transferability
Students who will bring a spouse and children with them to the U.S. must provide the following information for each person so we may include them on your immigration document:
- Full name
- Date and Country of Birth
Bank Verification of Financial Resources
The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service requires that you file a statement with the university that shows adequate financial support for your education. If you are sponsored by a government or agency, such sponsors must provide an official letter with an original signature and a current date clearly indicating that financial support will cover all university costs and personal living expenses. If such sponsorship does not cover all costs, additional evidence of funding for uncovered expenses is required. If your spouse and children will accompany you, the sponsorship letter should also mention coverage for you dependents. If the sponsorship does not include your dependents, then you should provide evidence of sufficient financial means of support by submitting a letter from the sponsor's bank.
Students who are not sponsored by a government or agency must complete The University of Tulsa's Confirmation of Financial Resources form, which follows this application.
English Institute Application
In order to be admitted to the English Institute, a student must have academic admission to The University of Tulsa.
1. Apply online for academic admission.
2. Download a printable application and other forms - simply download the forms, complete them, and mail them to us.
Important English Institute Policies
Please see the link below for a list of important English Institute Policy reminders. Students should consult the University of Tulsa English Institute Handbook and University Bulletin for a comprehensive list of University policies and procedures.
English Institute Policy Reminders