Step One

You can complete and submit an online application in English or other languages. You may also download a paper application form and instructions in English.

Step Two

Send the completed application form, financial support document (see below for details), and the application payment by mail, fax, or Internet.

Financial support document: A document showing that your sponsor has at least $5,283 in US dollars available for each session you plan to attend. The document used most often is a letter from a bank which shows the amount of funds your sponsor has in his/her bank account. After we have the financial support document, we can issue the I-20. Please send a copy of your document by fax or email.

Step Three

If you plan to bring family members with you, please provide the following information for each of them by email or on another sheet of paper and enclose it with your application: full name / date of birth / place of birth / relationship to student. The estimated cost per session will increase by $650 for each dependent accompanying the student.

BB Comer Hall

Mailing & Physical Address

The English Language Institute

The University of Alabama

Box 870250 101 BB Comer

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0250


Admission to the ELI does not guarantee admission to a University of Alabama degree program.