Temple University
Intensive English Language Program

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $1,000—$5,000 Session

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    University/Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business English, English Language (ESL), English for Specific Purposes Programs

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification

    EnglishUSA Member, UCIEP Member

  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Social Media

Prepare For Academic Success at Temple University

Temple University attracts students from all over the world to the historic city of Philadelphia, the 5th largest city in the United States, a cultural, artistic and culinary center. International students enjoy the excellent educational resources available at Temple and the many cultural experiences available on and near campus.

Temple offers English as a Second Language courses for students who wish to improve their English language skills to prepare for university, for employment or to enhance their everyday lives, a conditional and provisional admission program for students wishing to attend Temple University, and special programs that focus on particular skills or that provide a cultural immersion experience in the United States.


  • Small, year-round English classes for all proficiency levels
  • 21 hours of instruction per week in listening, speaking, writing, reading, and enrichment classes
  • Interesting and effective enrichment courses. Improve presentation skills, watch and discuss movies, learn English by volunteering in the community, learn about American idioms and slang, and more!

Tuition and Fees 

We understand that some students progress more quickly than others. IELP sessions are only 7 weeks long, offering you flexibility to move to a higher level of instruction as you improve.

One session (7 weeks) is approximately $2,795. There is a 5 percent discount when paying for two sessions (14 weeks) at once.


Temple University offers conditional admission to students whose high school GPA is 3.0+ and whose TOEFL score is 65-78 (IELTS 5.5, PTE 46-52) and provisional admission to students whose high school GPA is 3.0+ but whose English test scores are not high enough for conditional admission.

Conditionally-admitted students are invited to participate in the Access Temple program, designed especially for the needs of students almost ready to enter Temple University. Access Temple students:

  • Improve English language skills while completing up to 11 university credits at Temple University
  • Study English for Business, English for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or English for the Liberal Arts
  • Participate in small-group pronunciation coaching
  • Have access to dedicated tutors, study hall, and office hours with instructors outside of class
  • Are guaranteed admission to Temple University upon successful completion of one or two semesters of Access Temple.

Provisionally-admitted students are invited to study in the IELP until their English becomes strong enough to join Access Temple.

All students interested in conditional or provisional Admission must first apply to Temple University: https://prd-wlssb.temple.edu/prod8/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

Access Temple Tuition and Fees

Access Temple follows the University’s semester model, giving you the authentic experience of student life at an American university. You will take Temple University credit courses and you will receive the academic English support you need to succeed at the university. 

The cost of one semester in Access Temple (16 weeks) is between US$11,500-$12,500, and includes 3-4 Temple University course credits as well as all tuition and fees for your language training. 

Special Programs

Temple offers special programs that focus on particular skills, offer a shorter format, or that provide a cultural immersion experience, such as Advanced Academic English for Graduate Students, American Culture at Temple, 4-week Super Intensive English, or EducationUSA Academy at Temple University for high schoolers. See our website for a full list of current special program offerings.

More Reasons to Come to Temple University

Accreditation and Instructors: The IELP is accredited by the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and Middle States. Instructors hold a Master’s degree  or Ph.D.  in TESOL or in a related field.

Conversation Partners: International students are paired with American conversation partners to practice speaking English in an informal setting.

Activities: The IELP arranges excursions and activities that expose students to the culture of the U.S, including trips to other major cities like Washington D.C. and New York City, skiing in the Pocono Mountains, or enjoying the nearby beaches.

Locally, students are accompanied to museums, sporting events, concerts and shopping, as well as architectural tours in the city of Philadelphia.

Access to University Resources: Students receive access to all library facilities and to the Temple University TECH Center, a state-of-the-art technology facility with a variety of workspaces to enable students to work collaboratively or individually.

Students may also enjoy Temple University’s recreational facilities, ranked 8th in the nation. The rec center offers aquatic facilities, a rock climbing wall, an indoor golf driving range, fitness classes and more.

International Services: Temple University’s Office of International Student and Scholar Services provides advising and counseling services for international students, including help in applying to American universities of their choice.

Housing: Temple University partners with a reputable Homestay program that gives students the opportunity to experience life with an American family. Students in Homestay have a private room in the host’s home as well as some meals. Alternatively, students may choose to live in an apartment close to campus.

Our Student Services staff is happy to help you make your choice.




Mariam Camara, from Mali, is a freshman studying English in Temple University’s Intensive English Language Program

Carmen Olivero, proveniente de Venezuela, es estudiante de primer año de negocios internacionales en la Universidad Temple

EnglishUSA Member UCIEP Member
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Temple University
Intensive English Language Program

1700 N. Broad Street
Suite 209
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19122
P: 215.204.7899