The IELI offers 3 semesters of intensive English language instruction per year.

IELI serves students from the high-beginner through advanced levels. Applicants should have some basic knowledge of English (for example, they studied English in high school). If you are not sure of your level, take the Cambridge placement test to see if you are prepared for the IELI program. The IELI English language program is suitable for students who score 7 or higher on the Cambridge test.

Students who have never studied English and are unable to take the test, or who score lower than 7 should apply to a program that offers basic English.

Application Process

STEP 1: Apply Online 

Be sure to select the correct session you want to apply to.


  • Be sure that your name is spelled exactly as it is on your passport. Check the starting date of the sessions you wish to attend. 
  • To assist us in placing you in the proper level, please take the Cambridge Placement Test and report your score on the application.

STEP 2: Submit documents.

When you have filled out the application, you will be asked to submit the following documents:

  • Certification of Finances and bank statement
    • If you are sponsored, send evidence of your scholarship or bursary. 
  • Passport

You may also need to submit these documents:

STEP 3: Pay the US $55.00 Application Fee.

  • You may pay online when you apply, via international money order, or by a check drawn on a U.S. bank. Checks should be payable to HSU.

STEP 4: Send your application materials to if you did not upload them at the time of application.


Deadlines and dates



Application Deadline

Fall semester

mid-August to mid-December

July 1

Fall mid-entry*

mid-October to mid-December

September 1

Spring semester*

mid-January to mid-March

December 1

Spring mid-entry

mid-March to mid-May

February 1


mid-May to end of July

April 1

*Please be aware that mid-entry students will be joining classes that have already been in session for 8 weeks.