University of New Hampshire
English as a Second Language Institute

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Medium

  • Tuition

    $1,000—$5,000 Session

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    University

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    No

  • Conditional Admission Available

    No

  • Setting

    Small/College town

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall

  • Social Media

About the ESL Institute

Students at the ESL Institute (ESLI) receive intensive English instruction for five hours per day, four days per week, at five different proficiency levels. Students who have a TOEFL score of 60 or above (Internet-based) or 500 or above (paper-based, administered by the ESLI) can take “bridge” courses where they simultaneously enroll in one to two University of New Hampshire (UNH) academic classes while continuing to intensively study English from four to ten hours per week.

Enrollment is flexible: Students have the option of registering for 8 or 16 weeks during the academic school year or for 5 or 10 weeks during the summer sessions.

For those interested in full admission to a UNH degree program, a TOEFL score of 80 or above (Internet-based) or 550 or above (paper-based, administered by the ESLI) is required. Also, for students who successfully gain admittance to UNH, up to 16 credit hours from their work in the ESLI can be applied as UNH credit. ESLI faculty and staff will work individually with students seeking full admission to UNH, helping to ensure that their admission packet is completed in a timely manner.

For more information, please visit our website: www.unh.edu/esl

About the University of New Hampshire

The University is located in the quaint New England town of Durham, approximately one hour north of Boston, Massachusetts, and just 15 minutes from the seacoast and many popular tourist spots. Our beautiful 200-acre campus is surrounded by more than 2,400 acres of fields, farms, and woodlands.

The University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is known for its academic quality and excellence in research. We serve more than 10,000 degree students each year and over 4,000 students each summer who take a variety of courses in the arts and sciences.

Take One or More Sessions!

Summer ESL Institute

Each summer session is five weeks long. Please contact us for specific dates. Register for one or more sessions for a total of 5- or 10-weeks. Tuition is approximately $4700 per session. Housing and meals are available for an additional cost.

For complete details visit our website: www.unh.edu/esl

Academic Year ESL Institute

Each session is approximately eight weeks long. Please contact us for specific dates. Register for one or more sessions. Tuition is approximately $4800 per session. Housing and meals are available for an additional cost.

For complete details visit our website: www.unh.edu/esl

Send a Group of Students from Your Institution

We can make special arrangements and provide customized courses in ESL as well as business topics for groups of students. For more information contact the ESL Director at 603-862-3990 or email esl@unh.edu.

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University of New Hampshire
English as a Second Language Institute
Department of English
131 Main Street
Durham NH 03824
P: 603.862.0083
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