How to Apply

In order to be considered for the EHLS Program, you must complete an online application form, provide required supporting documents, and complete an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) in English.

The Components of an Application

The Application Process: 4 Steps

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

Prepare to Apply

Step 1: Start Application

Step 2: Submit Application

Step 3: Complete an OPI in English

Step 4: Take Skills Tests

Final Notification

Admissions Timeline for 2021-2022

February –
July 8, 2021:
 Applicants complete the following:
  • Prepare supporting documents
  • Submit an online application
  • Complete an OPI in English
  • Attend an EHLS webinar (optional)
5 pm EDT on
July 8, 2021:
Last day to submit an EHLS application (Step 2)

July 23, 2021:Last day to complete an OPI in English (Step 3)

September 2021:Provisionally selected candidates notified to proceed with skills testing

Late September/ Early October 2021:Provisionally selected candidates come for one skills testing date in Washington, DC (Step 4):
  • Sat., September 25, 2021
  • Sat., October 2, 2021
Late October/ Early November 2021:Successful candidates notified of scholarship award and admission to EHLS (Final Notification)

January 10, 2022:First day of 2022 EHLS Program