Study as an international student at ASU

Why study in the United States and at ASU?

As an American university ASU welcomes students from 136 countries around the world. Almost 9,000 international students call ASU home, making us a top 10 university in the U.S. for hosting students from other countries.

#1 in the U.S. for innovation, ahead of Stanford and MIT

For the seventh year in a row, ASU has been ranked the most innovative university in the U.S. and a top world university based on our programs, groundbreaking initiatives, partnerships and research.

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Internationally renowned faculty focused on you

ASU's faculty inspires new ways of thinking, innovating and solving problems in our region and in the global community.

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Fifth largest city in the U.S.

Phoenix is a diverse and welcoming hub for opportunity, uniquely positioned to take part in discoveries that are happening at a local and global scale, solve problems and serve the community.

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Chinese employers rank ASU high

Two Chinese organizations have recognized ASU for its career resources and the talent of the students who graduate from the university.

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What is ASU like?

At ASU, you’ll have access to a high-quality education, as well as research, entrepreneurial and other valuable opportunities. Learn more about what ASU has to offer international students.

Find out more about life at ASU

Chat with a current international student at an American university

You can now chat online with students to find out what life’s like at Arizona State University. From insight into a particular degree to residence halls to clubs and organizations, ASU students are ready to answer any student life questions you have.


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How and when to apply (undergraduate)

View information about how to apply to ASU undergraduate programs.

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How and when to apply (graduate)

View information about how to apply to ASU graduate programs.

How to apply

Student visa

As an international student, you will need to obtain an I-20 from ASU before applying for your F-1 or J-1 visa.

Student visas

Admitted students

Congratulations on your admission to ASU. Here is information and next steps to help you enroll at ASU.

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Degree search

ASU offers more than 350 undergraduate and 400+ graduate programs for international students to choose from. If you’re undecided, try our me3 major and career quiz.

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Getting an education at Arizona State University

ASU: The entire world in one university

Hear about the diverse student body at ASU and how it makes the university special in this Inside ASU podcast episode.

What’s it like being an international student at ASU?

Hear from an international student about what his experience has been like as an ASU student from another country in this Inside ASU podcast episode.

Upcoming events

Learn more about the ASU academic and student experience with these events.

International week

Prospective undergraduate international students are invited to attend specially designed live-hosted virtual events to learn more about admission, paying for college, popular ASU degree programs and the ASU experience.

ASU Global Tour

Nov. 14-18

Prospective graduate international students are invited to attend specially designed live-hosted virtual events to learn more about admission, life in Phoenix, popular ASU degree programs and career opportunities.

Frequently-asked questions about International admissions

Is ASU one of the best universities in America?

ASU is the #1 public university in the U.S. for innovation, ahead of MIT and Stanford. ASU is also the #1 public university in the U.S. chosen by international students. This demonstration of excellence is due to our commitment to access, research and leadership here in the U.S. and on a global scale.

How do I get admitted to ASU as an international student?

International students are encouraged to visit our international student admission page (undergraduate and graduate) and follow the admission requirements. ASU looks at each student holistically, reviewing GPA, English proficiency, test scores and overall experience.

What's it like to study in the U.S.?

The U.S. is one of the most popular destinations for international students to pursue their degrees because of its excellent higher education system. While studying here, students will experience academic rigor, diverse social engagement and constructive professional support. Students who are educated in the U.S. graduate with the necessary skills to enter a global career market and succeed in their future endeavors.

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