English Language Institute

Summer 2024: May 6 to August 15, 2024

Fall 2024: September 3 to December 12, 2024

Intensive English Program and F-1 (Student) Visa Application

Welcoming all international and transfer students to register for our 2024-2025 academic year! 

(NOTE:  The following instructions are for international Intensive English Program students only.  If you are an international student who is applying for another program at Long Island University, click here.)


Complete the Application for Admission I20 Students. Please write clearly:

  • Your name exactly as it appears on your passport
  • Your exact birth date (MONTH / DAY / YEAR)
  • Your place of birth (COUNTRY, not the city) and your country of citizenship
  • Your signature 
  • A scan of your passport identification page(s) 
  • A phone number where we can contact you in case of any difficulties

Please scan all documents to  bkln-esl@liu.edu

Once you have been accepted into the ESL Program, you must apply for the I-20 per the links below:

Application forms:

LIU I20 Application
LIU I-20 Instructions
F-1 Student Transfer Certification Form (for students who hold an F-1 visa and wish to transfer to the Intensive English Program from another institution)

Notice: Our Intensive English Programs are offered on campus at LIU Brooklyn and online via Zoom. Email bkln-esl@liu.edu to join our mailing list.

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English Language Institute

1 University Plaza, LLC 4th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201

Tel: (718) 488-1323

E-mail: bkln-esl@liu.edu

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Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Directions to Campus


School of Professional Studies
Location: Pratt 419
Phone: 718-488-1364
Fax: 718-488-1367
E-mail: scsbrooklyn@liu.edu