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International graduate admissions

ASU has a rich and vibrant educational environment due in large part to our diverse international student community.

The application process for international students is the same as for domestic students, with the exception of submitting proof of English Proficiency (for students whose native language is not English). After admission, international students are also required to obtain a U.S. visa which includes submitting a graduate financial guarantee.

All international transcripts must be submitted in the original language accompanied by an official English translation. Translations must be literal, complete versions of the originals and must be translated by a university, government official or official translation service. You may not complete your own translation.

While not required for admission, submitting required forms when you apply expedites the process of obtaining a visa if admission is granted.

How to apply to ASU graduate programs

Admission Requirements

While each of ASU's graduate programs has unique admission standards, ASU has set minimum standards for admission to master's, certificate and doctoral programs.

Bachelor's degree requirement

You must have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an international institution that is officially recognized by that country.

GPA requirement

You must have maintained a “B” (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) grade point average (GPA) in the last 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of undergraduate coursework. If you do not meet the minimum GPA requirements, your application may still be considered.

International applicants

The application standards for international students are the same as for domestic students, with the exception of submitting proof of English proficiency (for students whose native language is not English). After admission, international students are also required to obtain a U.S. visa, which includes submitting a graduate financial guarantee.

All international transcripts must be submitted in the original language accompanied by an official English translation. Translations must be literal, complete versions of the originals and must be translated by a university, government official or official translation service. You may not complete your own translation.

Photocopies and notarized transcripts are NOT acceptable.

Additional factors by program

Factors that may also be considered include test scores (like the GRE or GMAT), the type of course work completed during undergraduate studies, letters of recommendation, and any other supporting documents you may be asked to submit for your application.

See your program of interest in Graduate Degree Search to learn more about factors considered for admission.

Application Deadlines

The university maintains minimum standards for consideration for admission to graduate degree programs. Applicants should review these standards and also review standards, application materials and timelines for submitting your application for the degree program of your interest.

APPLICATION TERM

SPRING 2018

FALL   2018

SPRING 2019

FALL   2019

Application opens

Feb. 1,  2017

Sept. 1, 2017

Feb. 1,  2018

Sept. 1, 2018

  1. Complete the graduate admission application

  2. Complete the application for graduate admission, which is for degree, certificate and nondegree status. If you are interested in a program in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, visit the college's admission site for the application and instructions.

  3. Submit the nonrefundable application fee

    When you complete your application for admission, you will be asked to submit your payment for the application. ASU accepts Visa or Mastercard. The application fee is dedicated to the administrative cost of processing all applications received and is not refundable under any circumstance, regardless of the outcome, the date of filing, time of review, or if for whatever the reason, the application is withdrawn or you are unable to enroll for a class.

    Application fee:
    Domestic: $70
    International: $90

  4. Have official materials sent to Graduate Admission Services

    Please make sure all additional materials required by your department have been submitted. Even though you have submitted the application online, your application may be considered incomplete until all additional materials are received. Please note, any document ASU receives becomes property of ASU and will not be returned to you.

    Official transcripts
    You must have one set of official transcripts from every college and university from which you earned a bachelor’s degree or higher sent to ASU. ASU accepts official transcripts that are original academic credentials issued by the registrar of the institution attended, bearing the original raised or colored seal of the institution and the signature of your institution's registrar, academic official or recognized international organization.

    All international transcripts must be submitted in the original language accompanied by an official English translation. Translations must be literal, complete versions of the originals and must be translated by a university, government official or official translation service. You may not complete your own translation.

    If you have previously attended ASU, you do not need to request ASU transcripts to be sent.

    Official test scores
    Your program may require you to have official test scores (such as GRE, GMAT, etc.) sent directly to ASU. Test scores must be received directly from the agency administering the test. Photocopies and faxes are not acceptable.

    Additional support materials
    See your program of interest in Degree Search or check with the department offering the degree regarding required support materials. These may include a statement of purpose or writing sample, portfolio, vita or biographical sketch or resume, etc. Many support materials are uploaded as part of the online application for admission. Depending on your graduate program, letters of recommendation may also be requested.

    International applicants: English proficiency
    International students must submit proof of English proficiency.

    International applicants: visa and immigration
    If you are residing in the U.S. on a valid visa, you will need to provide proof of your current visa. Please enlarge image if you fax the copy to 480-965-5158.

    Mailing Information
    To expedite the processing of your application, please write your application reference number on all documents and envelopes submitted to ASU. Materials submitted without your application reference number will delay the processing of your application.

    If sending by U.S. Mail:
    Arizona State University
    Graduate Admission Services
    PO Box 870112
    Tempe, AZ 85287-0112

    If sending by FedEx, DHL or UPS:
    Graduate Admission Services
    Arizona State University
    1151 S. Forest Avenue, #SSV112
    Tempe, AZ 85287-0112

After you apply

ASU will keep you updated on outstanding items and the status of your application through My ASU.

 

Scholarships for International Students

ASU offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships and financial aid for highly qualified international students who are non-immigrant, nonresident and degree seeking. For more information, visit New American University Scholarship. Please email asuinternational@asu.edu if you have any questions.