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International student admission

The application process for international students is almost the same as it for domestic students, but there are some differences including a requirement to submit proof of English proficiency. Check out our resources below to get the details on English language proficiency and academic requirements for international students, and submit your application to Arizona State University.

Study from anywhere in the world

ASU consists of learners from locations across the globe, including nearly 1,000 foreign national students enrolled from abroad. ASU Online typically considers any foreign national enrolled from abroad to be an international student. However, those with foreign credentials, regardless of location or citizenship, may also be required to submit translated transcripts or proof of English proficiency.

International students include transfer and first-year students, and those pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees.

Why international students choose ASU Online

Students all around the world are part of the ASU Online community. ASU Online enables learners outside of the U.S. to be a part of the university that’s been ranked the most innovative in the U.S. for eight years in a row and a top world university based on our programs, groundbreaking initiatives, partnerships and research.

ASU Online provides international students a unique opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills by learning from our world-class faculty who teach on-campus programs without having to leave their families or careers. The knowledge you gain can set you apart by increasing expertise in your current employment or helping you shift toward new potentials, especially for those working in the private sector.

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Accolades for ASU

  • Top 10 for best online bachelor's programs — U.S. News & World Report, 2021.
  • Top 10 university in the U.S. chosen by international students — Institute of International Education, 2021.
  • 6 subject areas rank top 20 globally including #7 in management — ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, 2021.
  • No. 1 in the U.S. and No. 2 in the world for global impact in research, outreach and stewardship — Times Higher Education, 2022.
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See what other international students are saying

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My journey at ASU was a challenging yet enjoyable experience. I had to balance a full-time graduate school schedule and a full-time job. With the flexibility of the program in terms of course design, delivery and presentation, along with the immense support from ASU faculty and the Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) team, it was all possible. The best learning experience I’ve ever had, hands down.

John Rizk, Lebanon
MS in clinical research management – regulatory science, 2020

Explore your academic options and support

We’re dedicated to ensuring the success of our international students. ASU Online students around the world have access to the same personalized suite of student resources as our stateside students, including individualized support from a success coach. We also have dedicated global career readiness resources available to help you earn that next job opportunity. We’re here to empower you no matter where you’re located.
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How to apply for financial aid

International students do not qualify for federal and state financial aid (unless you’re an eligible noncitizen). There are other options available, such as scholarships offered through private donors.
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ASU Online degree programs

ASU Online offers more than 140 online bachelor’s programs and 160 online graduate programs, with degrees in STEM, engineering, business and more.
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International student resources

International students can connect with the same success coaches, enrollment advisors and other student resources as other ASU Online students.

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