Students come to SILMW for a variety of reasons: To connect with their heritage or ancestral language, to prepare for study or travel abroad, in order to conduct research in a particular language or to obtain employment in certain government agencies. Whatever brings our students to SILMW, we are delighted to share the languages of SILMW with this group of talented and committed individuals.
Application and Registration
Registration for SILMW courses will commence in the Spring semester. UIUC students register online, using university registrar portal.
Program Registration deadline: APRIL 30, 2019.
SILMW courses open conditional on sufficient enrollment.
Students from other Universities
Non UIUC students are required to submit an application. The deadline for application is April 30. To apply to SILMW 2018, please fill out the relevant online application form (for undergraduate or graduate) non-degree admission, linked below.
1) Undergraduate, Non-degree application:
High school students looking to enroll in SILMW should also use the undergraduate, non-degree application.
2) Graduate, Non-degree application:
Submit the application with the appropriate processing fee as directed. Non-UIUC applicants will be notified of their admission to SILMW via e-mail from the appropriate Admissions Office. They are advised to apply as soon as possible to ensure the retention of their target language.
Students from University of Illinois
UIUC students can register directly on the Banner System as during the academic year, but they must pay the activities fee as other students. UIUC students should use the University course registration resource and search for the course of their interest by language. For example, if you are interested in taking Arabic, the relevant SILMW course will be listed under 'Summer 2018' 'Arabic'. All languages have their own subject headings. Contact language specific instructors if you have difficulty registering for these classes. UIUC students should register for language classes in Summer I and Summer II by April 30. In addition to the language courses, students must register for LING 110: Cultural Experiences of the Muslim World. Students must register for LING 110 alongside each language course they register for.
Current basic tuition and service fees for Summer 2018 will be available at the following University websites:
- Undergraduate tuition per credit hour
- Graduate tuition per credit hour
- Undergraduate university service fees
- Graduate university service fees
Each student will pay tuition costs (per credit hour), university fees and a $50 co-curricular SILMW fee for each LING 110 course they register for. Note that the credit hours depends on the level of a language that you are taking (Elementary - 10 credits for the whole summer, Intermediate - 8 credits for the whole summer, Advanced - 6 credits for the whole summer).
Tuition Fees cover instruction for the full eight week session. Mandatory university fees provide SILMW students with access to the campus technology clusters, library, recreational sports facilities, Student Health Center, and free transportation on Champaign-Urbana city buses. Tuition will be electronically billed by the University of Illinois. Note that SILMW charges in-state tution for students coming from other US institutions to attend SILMW only. Students already attending UIUC are assessed tuition costs based on whether they were admitted as a resident or nonresident.
Note that you will be able to see summer charges before mid May via the student self-service link. For further questions regarding tuition costs feel free to contact Registration Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (217) 333-6565.
Non University of Illinois students are encouraged to seek financial assistance from their home institutions.
University of Illinois students who are U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply for Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS): through the Global Studies Center, Russian, East European and Eurasian Center, European Union Center and Center for African Studies. Be aware that in order to receive FLAS funding for the summer, you must apply for FLAS funding at the regular deadline (usually the previous winter). See individual center websites for details.
Photo: Jeff Attaway, Babak Farrokhi, Farouq Taj.