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North Carolina State University's Intensive English Program (IEP) is a full-time, non-credit academic program for international students offered in both fall and spring semesters as well as a shorter summer session. This program is designed for intermediate to advanced English language learners interested in sharpening their English proficiency in all skill areas. Three levels of instruction are offered: Intermediate, High-Intermediate, and Advanced.




New Intermediate Level 4 Added to Program


The Intensive English Program is excited to introduce a new level 4 to our program. By adding a level 4, students with a wider range of English proficiency scores will be able to attend our program.


The following are the updated admission scores for conditional admission to NC State:




IELTS: 6.0

PTE: 45



For students interested in attending the IEP without an offer of conditional admission to NC State (IEP only), the following admission scores apply:




IELTS: 5.5




KAUST Gifted Student Program (KGSP)

The Intensive English Program is delighted to welcome students participating in the KAUST Gifted Student Program (KGSP) Foundation Year to NC State.   This Foundation Year is designed to help students improve their English and SAT scores, study STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) courses on a non-credit basis, learn about American culture and apply to universities.   The KGSP Foundation Year is jointly administered by the IEP andthe Global Training Initiative (GTI)

For more information about the KAUST Gifted Student Program, please see kgsp.kaust.edu.sa/


Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP)

This fall, more than twenty students will be taking English classes in the IEP as scholarship recipients through the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP).  Students will take one semester of intensive English courses before moving on to full-time academic programming in their chosen STEM field of study. The Brazil Scientific Mobility Program is sponsored by CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior) and CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico) and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).