INTERLINK International Institute at Montana State University offers intensive English classes for all proficiency levels. INTERLINK is currently offering online English courses only. However, you can continue or start your classes online until INTERLINK resumes offering in-person courses. In INTERLINK classes, you improve your listening, speaking, reading, and writing  skills in English by studying with highly qualified instructors and students from around the world. For more detailed information about online and in-person classes, please see below or go to the INTERLINK website.

Due to COVID-19, courses with Interlink International Institutes will be held online only until in-person courses can safely resume. For more information about dates and the cost of these online programs, please visit the INTERLINK webpage.

The benefits of INTERLINK International Institute at MSU

"Conditional Admission" to MSU is granted to undergraduate students that do not meet the English proficiency requirement but are academically admissible to MSU. This means that students will study English at INTERLINK before attending MSU. When a student completes INTERLINK's Program, they will be fully admitted to attend MSU, without having to provide additional Proof of English Proficiency.

  • Learn how to write academic papers, be prepared to participate in discussions, and understand expectations for a U.S. university class

  • Master's degree-level instructors who love to teach
  • Enjoyable and challenging classes with an average size of 8-12 students
  • Intercultural presentations with your international classmates
  • See 10 Reasons for Studying at INTERLINK

INTERLINK Online English Classes

INTERLINK’s online English classes are designed for academically bound students who need or want to study from home. Students planning on eventual matriculation at MSU can begin their studies online with INTERLINK and then transfer for their final INTERLINK term to in-person English classes at MSU.

5-week terms are offered throughout the year. There are no application deadlines.

Features of the online English classes:

  • 2-hour classes
  • 5 days a week
  • Monday through Friday
  • 4 hours per day for full-time attendance (2 classes)
  • 2 hours per day for part-time attendance (1 class)
  • Progress reports on students’ strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions for improvement
  • Certificates of attendance and program completion

If you wish to apply to INTERLINK directly, please contact INTERLINK International Institute Enrollment Services at [email protected] or fill out the online INTERLINK Application Form.

Online Term Schedule

2021 Sessions Session Dates
Winter I  January 11 - February 12
Winter II February 17 - March 23
Spring I April 7 - May 11
Spring II May 17 - June 18
Summer July 12 - August 13
Fall I August 18 - September 28
Fall II October 4 - November 5
Fall III November 10 - December 17


Online Tuition and Fees for 2020-2021

Full-time Tuition 5 weeks/20 hours of class per week

Part-time Tuition - 5 weeks/10 hours of class per week $750
Application Fee $100
*Health insurance coverage is required for students located in the U.S. Students can sign up for coverage through INTERLINK for $165 per 5-week term, or provide proof of other coverage in English.

INTERLINK On-Campus English Classes

Located on the MSU campus, INTERLINK offers a rigorous and learning-centered curriculum and provides students with full access to university facilities, academic lectures, social activities, and special programs. At advanced levels, INTERLINK students may take one or two concurrent university classes for audit or credit. Academically qualified students appreciate the convenience of receiving conditional admission prior to starting their language program at INTERLINK.

MSU offers:

  • Bachelor's degree programs in over 120 fields of study, master's degrees in 50 and doctoral degrees in 27 fields.
  • Library, campus restaurants, and shops in the Student Union Building
  • Complete sports facilities including swimming pool, gym, soccer fields, tennis courts, weight room, fitness classes and more
  • Student Recreation Centers: bowling, billiards, video games, sports equipment rental, outdoor adventure trips, and classes in outdoor skills like rock climbing and boating
  • Computer labs with over 600 computers and free internet access
  • Campus events such as movies, concerts, athletic games, and the annual International Food Bazaar
  • Immigration advising

The City of Bozeman

Bozeman is a lively, young city located in a beautiful valley surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, with many rivers, clean air, and starry skies. Our town is a safe and friendly place with an easy-going lifestyle.

Students enjoy many outdoor activities such as snowboarding, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, fly-fishing and biking. Visiting art galleries, museums, and many excellent restaurants is also popular.

There are around 75,000 people living in Bozeman and the suurounding area. Bozeman's sunny climate reflects its mountain valley location. Summers are pleasant, with warm days, cool nights and an abundance of sunshine. The dry weather makes both summer and winter an enjoyable experience.

Bozeman is the gateway to parks and recreational areas where natural features, outstanding scenery, and abundant wildlife await. Free buses will take you from the campus to anywhere downtown and to the nearby ski resorts:

  • Yellowstone National Park, 150 km
  • Big Sky and Moonlight Basin Ski Resorts, 73km
  • Bridger Bowl Ski Area, 25km

On-Campus Levels at INTERLINK International Institute

Beginner Beginner 9 Weeks
Level 1 Low Intermediate 9 Weeks
Level 2 Intermediate 9 Weeks
Level 3 High Intermediate 9 Weeks
Level 4 Low Advanced 9 Weeks
Level 5 Advanced - last level for undergraduate admission 9 Weeks

On-Campus INTERLINK Session Schedule

Session Dates
Fall 2021 Term 1 August 16 - October 15
Fall 2021 Term 2 October 18 - December 17

On-Campus Tuition & Fees for 2020-2021

Full-time Tuition 9 weeks/20 hours of class per week

Health Insurance* $290
Student Service and Facilities Fee $405
Application to INTERLINK (includes cost of placement test) $100
Expedited Delivery of I-20 (optional) $65
*Health Insurance is required for all MSU students unless students already have insurance and can provide proof of coverage in English

Montana State University Residence Life Fees

Housing Application and Deposit

*Prices vary depending on room size and availability. Visit the Residence Life website to view the rates for all options and to apply.


If you wish to apply for conditional admission as an undergraduate student at MSU, please contact the MSU International Admissions team at [email protected] or go to our application instructions webpage.

If you wish to apply to INTERLINK directly, please contact INTERLINK International Institute Enrollment Services at [email protected] or fill out the online INTERLINK Application Form.

Office Hours & Location

9 am - 5 pm MST, Monday-Friday
330 Culbertson Hall
P.O. Box 170550
Bozeman, MT 59717-0550 USA
Phone: +1 (406) 994-3889

Director: Valley Peters
[email protected]

Admission Director of the Online Program: Ana Valdivia