English Language Institute


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 

Travel between the U.S. and some countries has been interrupted due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  If you have been accepted at the ELI and you are unable to enter the U.S. as a result of these travel restrictions, please contact the ELI at elipitt@pitt.edu.  If necessary, you can defer your attendance to a future term. 

You can also find more information and updates on the novel coronavirus at the University of Pittsburgh Public Safety and Emergency Management website.


Application Materials

Application forms can also be requested by emailing our Admissions Team at elipitt@pitt.edu.

Application Reminders


Student Handbook and Student Code of Conduct

  • Please review the ELI Student Handbook for specific policies and procedures that apply to students in our program.
  • All students at the University of Pittsburgh are expected to familiarize themselves with and are required to follow the University's Student Code of Conduct.  The Student Code of Conduct explains what is appropriate and inappropriate behavior for students, and the disciplinary action or punishment students may face if they violate these rules and policies.  For the most up-to-date Student Code of Conduct, visit the University's Student Affairs web page and click on the "Code of Conduct" box. 


Recruitment Agents

If you are a professional international student recruitment agent or agency and would like to be considered for an agent agreement to recruit students for ELI programs, please contact ELI Administrator, Rachel Mauer, for more information. Please note, in order to receive commission:

  • The agent must have a valid signed agent agreement with the ELI before the student registers and pays for classes. Please allow 4-6 weeks for the review of your agent application, contacting references, and processing of the agreement. The ELI cannot pay commission to any agent or agency that does not have a valid signed agent agreement in our system before the student registers and pays for classes.
  • The student must also indicate the name of the agent or agency in section of F of his/her application to the ELI.