Study as an international student at ASU

Study as an international student 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.

Arizona State University is closely monitoring the news regarding a statement made by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Student and Exchange Visitor Program regarding the status of international students enrolled in colleges and universities in the U.S. 

Please take a moment to read this special message from Mark S. Searle, Executive Vice President and University Provost and Matthew López, the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services and Executive Director of Admission Services, regarding this situation.

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

For the sixth 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.

Faculty achievements

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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A customized week-long event for your college search.

Choose from 150+ virtual sessions to explore degree programs that align with your interests, find out which ASU campus is best for you, get tips on preparing for and applying to college, and speak with current students.

Sunday, Oct. 25–Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020


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 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.

How and when to apply (undergraduate)

View information about how to apply to ASU undergraduate programs.

How to apply

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.

Next steps

Degree search

ASU offers more than 350 undergraduate programs and 400+ graduate programs to choose from. If you’re not sure which one fits you best, try our major and career quiz.

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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.

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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