Dates and Fees

Spring 2017  |  Summer 2017  |  Fall 2017  |  Housing  |  Scholarships

Intensive English Language Sessions

Spring 2017Apply Now

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5-Week 9 January 10 February 31 October 2016 $1800 USD
8-Week 9 January 3 March 31 October 2016 $5000 USD
Full Semester (16 weeks) 9 January 27 April 31 October 2016 $6150 USD
Vacation days and holidays (no classes): 16 January (MLK, Jr. Day), 4-12 March (Spring Break), 13-14 April (Easter Holiday)

Summer 2017

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5-Week 26 June 27 July 15 April 2017 $2600 USD
Vacation days and holidays (no classes): 4 July (Independence Day)

Fall 2017

Program Start Date End Date




5-Week 16 August 19 September 30 April 2017 $1800 USD
8-Week 16 August 11 October 30 April 2017 $5000 USD
Full Semester (16 weeks) 16 August 1 December 30 April 2017 $6150 USD
Vacation days and holidays (no classes): 4 September (Labor Day), 5-6 October (Fall Break), 22-24 November (Thanksgiving Holiday)

Tuition Payment Policy

After the first day of classes, all program fees are non-refundable.

Any changes to your program selections (for example: length of program, housing, meals) must be made no later than two weeks before the program start date. 


Visit ESL Housing for options, costs, and details.


Get a $1000 tuition scholarship!

There are two merit-based $1000 scholarships available for students who enroll in the Full Semester Program.

Scholarships are awarded at the start of your ESL Program studies. The scholarship reward is discounted from the tuition.


To be considered for a $1000 tuition scholarship, submit the following items by the application deadline:

    1. ESL application
    2. Scholarship application
    3. Essay: explain how the scholarship will contribute to your English learning goals. The essay should be a minimum of 250 words.
    4. Recommendation letter from a former or present teacher. The letter must be in English. The recommendation must explain why you are deserving of the scholarship.
    5. High school or college transcripts (2 most recent years of school completed)
Additional Requirement

If you are awarded the scholarship, you must agree to assist with the betterment or promotion of UNCW, for example, give a presentation about your country or promote UNCW in your home country.

Questions? We'd love the hear from you! Contact walbrechtm@uncw.edu

The Sandra Koza Frank Travel Scholarship

Created by David J. Frank and his children in loving memory of their wife and mother, Sandra Koza Frank, this scholarship supports UNCW's efforts to graduate global citizens. Thanks to the Franks' generosity, more students will be given the opportunity to participate in cultural immersion programs. This merit-based award is available to UNCW students participating in credit-bearing, university-approved study abroad programs or international ESL, exchange, or degree-seeking students. Recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated academic ability and special achievement. Funding may vary but awards will usually be between $500 and $1000. For more information, visit Office of International Programs Scholarships and Awards (PDF).