How to Apply

In order to be considered for the EHLS Program, you must complete an application form, provide required supporting documents, and complete a brief telephone interview. You must submit all parts of your application by midnight Eastern time on the deadline date. Applications for the 2016 program is available now, and the application deadline is July 13, 2015.

The Components of an Application

  • The online application form is where you demonstrate that you meet the eligibility requirements and show that you are a strong candidate for the program
  • The supporting documentation includes a résumé, transcripts, references, and confirmation of your application telephone interview schedule
  • The application telephone interview includes questions about your background and professional goals and allows you to demonstrate your commitment to the program.

The Application Process: 5 Steps

Applying to the EHLS Program is a five-step process. To ensure that you submit a complete EHLS application, please review the steps carefully.

Step 1: Prepare Supporting Documents for Application

Step 2: Complete Telephone Interview

Step 3: Submit Online Application

Step 4: Take Skills Tests

Step 5: Receive Final Notification

Admissions Timeline for 2015-2016

February –
July 13, 2015:
 Applicants complete the following:

  • Prepare supporting documents
  • Schedule and complete telephone interview
  • Complete online application
  • Meet EHLS staff at information sessions and open houses (optional)
July 13, 2015: Last day to submit an EHLS Application
September 2015: Provisionally selected candidates notified to proceed with skills testing
Weekend of October 10, 2015: Language and computer skills testing in Washington, DC (Step 4)
November 2015: Successful candidates notified of scholarship award and admission to EHLS (Step 5)
January 5, 2016: First day of 2016 EHLS Program