English Language Institute

The English Language Institute (ELI) at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke offers intensive English language instruction, pre-academic training, and/or cultural orientation to international students preparing for university study in the United States. 

Students who do not meet UNCP's minimum English language requirement;

  • Undergraduate programs - 68 on the TOEFL iBT or 6.0 on IELTS or 95 on Duolingo,
  • Graduate programs - 79 on the TOEFL iBT or 6.5 on IELTS with a minimum score of 6.0 on each of the four bands or 105 on Duolingo) can apply to the ELI and matriculate to academic classes upon successful completion of the program. 

Contact ELI Coordinator Janna.Fahmy@uncp.edu for more information!


Key features of our ELI program include:

  • Small classes with individualized attention
  • Highly-trained, caring instructors
  • 20.5 hours of intensive instruction per week
  • Events and trips (Beach, Mountains, etc.) 
  • Full access to UNCP facilities (gym, library, computer labs, dining hall, etc.) 
  • Safest campus in the UNC system
  • Beautiful, small town setting in sunny, warm Southeastern North Carolina. Less than 2 hours from Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Wilmington and Myrtle Beach.  

Feel free to call us at 910.775.4095, e-mail us at oge@uncp.edu, or come by the Global Engagement office if you have any further questions. 

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