apply Thank you for your interest in the Rutgers University World Languages Institute (WLI). Below is the link to the application that details the information and the supporting documents you are required to submit to apply.

The World Languages Institute’s programs are highly competitive and the number of participants in each one will be limited. All required forms and documents must be received at the address indicated below. Incomplete applications will not be considered in the review process.

PLEASE NOTE:  To be considered for admission to the Spanish Language Program, applicants must have either a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the target language or a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a nonlanguage field and a minor (consisting of a minimum of 18 credits) in the target language.


Download the application for the World Languages Institute by clicking the link below. You will need Adobe Reader to view, fill out and print the application. You can download Adobe Reader here.

Email your completed application and supporting documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There is no fee to apply to the World Languages Institute, so please do not send any money with your application. If you are accepted to the WLI, you will then be required to complete an online application to the Graduate School-New Brunswick for non-degree graduate study, which requires a $65.00 nonrefundable fee (payable online). Information about the online Graduate School application process, course registration, bill payment and program deadlines will be sent with the letter of acceptance.

If you have questions about the Institute or the application materials, email your inquiry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For full program descriptions and course listings, visit the Courses page.