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Intensive English Program (non-credit courses)

The Intensive English Program is designed to give students rapid improvement in their English proficiency.

The class schedule is consistent each 8-week session:


While the order of the classes may change per session, the class subjects are Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Listening/Speaking.

Students benefit from comprehensive academic vocabulary development and fluency enhancement, as well as networking opportunities with multiple on-campus groups.  This allows the student to be fully immersed in the language in both structured and unstructured settings, making their experience more effective and rewarding.



Calendar Dates:

  • Our normal session lasts 8 weeks.  You can find our academic calendar here.   



  • Tuition and Fees can be found here, which depend on the student’s situation.  
    • Payment Methods can be found here.  Payments are due on the 22nd of the month after classes begin.
  • On-Campus Housing is a separate application process that you can complete after admission.
  • Student Health Insurance is mandatory for international students with an F-1, J-2 or J-3 visa, who will be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Plan coverage.  You can find more information online under the title “International students”. 


General Application Process:  

  • Choose your path to apply, complete the online application and pay the application fee.  
  • We email you with a list of the necessary documents.  
  • Email us the necessary documents at  
  • We email you an Admission Letter, with directions to access your student account and request your I-20**.  
  • Log in to your student account and request your I-20.  
  • UK International Center emails you the I-20.  
  • At this point you are ready to travel to Kentucky.  We continue communicating as you arrive for orientation week. 

** Note: The University of Kentucky has the authority to issue the Form I-20 for English language study.  While our International Center facilitates with F and J visas, we welcome students in other immigration status to apply as well.