Apply to UMaine IEI Core Program


  • Complete the personal information in the application below
  • Upload Passport Photo Page
  • Upload Declaration of Finances 
  • Upload Financial Document or Bank Statement
  • Pay Application Fee of $40 USD
  • Find the Academic Calendar here for program start dates

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Summer 2022

Arrival Day: June 2
June 3
Classes Start:
June 6
Classes End:
July 29

Fall A 2022

Arrival Day: August 24
August 25
Class Start:
August 29
Class End:
October 21

Fall B 2022

Arrival Day: October 19
October 20
Classes Start:
October 24
Classes End:
December 16

Spring A 2023

Arrival Day: January 13
January 14
Classes Start:
January 17
Classes End:
March 10

Spring B 2023

Arrival Day: March 16
March 17
Classes Start:
March 20
Classes End:
May 5

Apply to Maine Bridge Program

Students who wish to directly join the Maine Bridge Program must apply to either an undergraduate or graduate program at the University of Maine. 

Qualified applicants who do not meet the language requirements of their program are then given conditional admission to the University of Maine and their applications are automatically forwarded to our Maine Bridge Program coordinator who will then evaluate the student’s placement in the Maine Bridge Program.

Processing Time

Due to the high volume of applications, it might take 2 to 3 weeks of processing time. 

For students who are outside of the U.S., we are no longer accepting summer applications, we will defer your application automatically to our Fall A session. 

Please email us at if you have any questions.

IEI Scholarships

All enrolled students to the Intensive English Institute’s Core Intensive English Program will be granted the International Discovery Scholarship of up to $2,000 ($500 per session). The scholarship applies for one university academic year which is four IEI sessions. No additional application is required. This scholarship will be awarded upon enrollment in IEI courses at the University of Maine.



Visa Information

Students who submit a complete application with valid documents will be issued an admission letter and an I-20 form. When the student receives the two documents, they can schedule a visa application at the closest U.S. consulate. Read more about how to apply for a visa.