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EFS 688/688V Application Information

July 1 through August 12, 2016
To apply for either the Graduate (688) or Visiting Scholars (688V) intensive English program, please follow the directions below.


1. Read the course descriptions and make sure which is the right program for you.

2. Print the application form and follow the directions on it.

- Click here for a summer application in PDF format.
          IMPORTANT: This is an electronic form that you download, fill out, and then submit by clicking a "submit" button. In order to do so successfully, you must use Adobe Acrobat Pro or the free Adobe Reader, version 8.0 or above--other PDF programs tested have not worked with it. If you have problems submitting electronically, simply print out the form and send it here: Fax +1 650 7259377 or email

3. Read the General Information and review the Frequently Asked Questions on the application form.

4. Return the completed form to the EFS Office.

Again, if you have problems getting the application from our website, request one from EFS Summer Programs, Language Center, Building 30, Suite 106, Stanford University, Stanford CA 94305-2015 USA. Fax (650) 725-9377; email

The entire EFS application must be received by May 20, 2016.
Note: because of new visa policies in the US, overseas applicants are strongly advised to return it as soon as possible but no later than May 1.

You may FAX your application to English for Foreign Students at (650) 725-9377 or email it to; however, you must also send the signed original application by regular post to the above address for our files.

General Information

  • Applications are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to variations in mail delivery to different countries you may not receive a response to your application for three weeks or more. We will express mail only if we receive a money order or credit card authorization for the cost of FedEx shipping.
  • Applicants must have completed a university degree
  • Campus dormitory housing information and applications will be sent to you upon acceptance.
  • Programs and housing often fill up so it is recommended that applications be sent as soon as possible. Housing for married couples and families in particular is limited.
  • EFS acceptance letters, registration instructions and university information packets will be sent after April 10. Contact to check on the status of your application.
  • General information on the Stanford Summer Session can be obtained from: Summer Session Office,  Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305-6079 USA. Fax (650)-725-6080.

Tuition, Fees and Expenses

Stanford Tuition Schedule for Summer 2016

  • 5 units - $4955
  • 6 units - $5946
  • 7 units - $6937
  • 8-10 units - $9910

Sample estimated costs of EFS 6-week courses at Stanford, July 1 - August 12, 2016:

  Tuition EFS 688    
(6 units)   $5,946.00
EFS 688V
 (5 units)  $4,955.00 
 Cardinal Care Health Insurance (if not 
  supplying own)
1,170.00  1,170.00
 Campus Health Service Fee (mandatory) 197.00 197.00
 University Document fee 125.00 125.00
 Average cost of on-campus housing (depends on type chosen) 2,000.00 2,000.00
 Books and supplies 100.00 100.00
Telecommunications fee (if living on campus) 64.00 64.00
Estimated living expenses for food, etc. 1,500.00 1,500.00
 Total $11,102.00 $$10,111.00


Updated January 8, 2016