Submitted applications that meet the priority deadlines listed below will be given full consideration. We cannot accept applications after the deadline has passed.  Deadlines are based on the semester in which you wish to attend ELI. 


Fall Semester Session 1 Deadline: June 15

Fall Semester Session 2 Deadline: August 15

Spring Semester Session 1 Deadline: November 15

Spring Semester Session 2 Deadline: December 30

Summer Session Deadline: March 30


Application Checklist

Please read carefully and make sure you have included the following documents in your application. You will be asked to upload these documents at the end of this application. 


  1. Online or paper application form, all sections completed in full and checked for accuracy. (To request a paper application please contact ELI.)
  2. $100.00 USD non-refundable application fee. This fee can be paid during the secure online application process with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal or by mail with an international money order payable to the English Language Institute.
  3. Copy of passport picture page (and spouse/dependents, if applicable)
  4. An official financial statement from your bank or sponsor showing support for at least $13,759.00 USD for one semester or $27,590 USD for a full academic year.  The financial statement must be dated within the last six months. For examples and information regarding your financial statement, please visit the ELI website
  5. A completed Certificate of Financial Responsibility.  
  6. A copy of your high school or secondary school diploma
  7. After you submit your application you will be asked for proof of adequate alternative health insurance coverage. Please visit the ELI Website, Planning for your Stay section for more information about Health Insurance.
  8. Please download the University of Montana Medical Requirement Form . After you submit your application you will be asked to submit the Medical Requirement form and any immunization records. Please visit the ELI Website, Planning for your Stay section for more information about the Medical Requirement form and immunization records.
  9. Transfer students only- copies of visa, I-20, I-94, and any transfer information.  


ELI will not process your application until all the required documents have been received. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions! 


English Language Institute

University of Montana, International Center

Missoula, Montana 59812, USA

Phone: 406.243.6141

Fax: 406.243.6194

Email: umeli@umontana.edu 





English Language Institute