The following materials must be submitted to complete your application package and must be submitted before classes begin:

  • Completed Application Form (Online or Paper Version)
  • Scan or Photocopy of Photo Identification (Passport Required for F-1 Applicants)
  • Registration Fee of USD $150 (Non-refundable)
  • Translated Transcripts or Diploma from Most Recent Studies (High School, College or University)

If you are an F-1 applicant, please also submit the following:

  • Bank Statement or Bank Letter Showing Account Balance in USD (See Financial Information Requirements Form for Details)
  • Letter of Financial Support (If Name on Bank Account is Not the Applicant)
  • I-20 Processing Fee of USD $50
  • Express Mail Payment (For Documents Sent Overseas, DHL Cost + 5%)
  • Copies of any I-20s & Transcripts from Previous Programs (If Transferring from Another School)

Application Instructions (PDF)

International/Permanent Address

U.S. Contact Person (in case of an emergency)


Living on campus requires a housing deposit at least one month before arrival and proof of a negative TB (Tuberculosis) test. Please see current housing rates.

Health Insurance

University policy requires that all students participating in classes or activities on campus are required to show proof of health insurance. If you do not have health insurance, you must purchase the plan offered by the University. See current rates.

Note: All full-time students must have health insurance while they study at the ELI. If you select "No," leave this question blank, or do not provide proof of insurance at orientation, you will be enrolled in and billed for the ELI insurance.

Letter of Support

If the bank statement is not in your name, the account owner must provide a letter of support that reads:

"I, (Sponsor's name), am writing this letter as an agreement of full financial support for (Student's name), who is my (relationship of Student to Sponsor), while s/he studies at the English Language Institute at Notre Dame of Maryland University. I have enclosed an official bank statement which shows that I have sufficient funds. I understand that costs for tuition, fees, and room and board are due in full the first week of the session."


  • Sponsor's Signature
  • Date
  • Relationship to Student

Application Signature

Send Completed Applications

English Language Institute
Notre Dame of Maryland University
4701 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21210

Acceptable Methods of Payment

In order to process your application and create your student account, payments should be submitted in a timely manner.

  • Personal Check
  • Money Wire
  • Credit Card
  • Cash

Note *: If you do not receive the confirmation message within a few minutes, please check your Spam/Junk folder just in case the confirmation email got delivered there instead of your inbox.