Thrive in the global marketplace

Now more than ever, English is the global language of business. From Samsung to Microsoft, more multinational companies are requiring English as a common corporate language. Through the ASU International Graduate Preparation Program - Business, you will learn English and pave the way to a career in the high-demand world of global business. 

The 10-week program will help you gain confidence to communicate in social and business settings, conduct academic research, analyze case studies, improve your academic writing, and be prepared to successfully enroll in top university graduate degree programs.

When you complete the ASU International Graduate Preparation Program - Business, you will be fully admitted into select graduate degree programs at W.P. Carey School of Business or Thunderbird School of Global Management – no TOEFL required.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must have one of the following to be admitted to the ASU International Graduate Preparation Program - Business:

• Minimum TOEFL score of 80.
• Minimum IELTS score of 6.5. No band under 6.0.
• Successful completion of ASU Digital English course “Academic Research and Writing”.


The ASU International Graduate Preparation Program is a 10-week course. The cost of the course is approximately $4,500 and includes tuition, fees and health insurance. 


The ASU International Graduate Preparation Program will be held on Arizona State University's largest and most vibrant campus in Tempe, Arizona.

You will live in the University Towers residential community. The cost to live on campus is $3,050.

Living on campus is a great way to meet American ASU students, become familiar with university life, and improve your English. Students who live on campus are always a few steps away from campus events, dining facilities, and 24-hour emergency services.

Watch this video to learn how living on campus can help you be successful at ASU.

Dates and deadlines

Summer: May 18 to July 27

Application deadline: April 18

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If your primary purpose for entering the United States is to study, you must obtain an F-1 student visa. To get an F-1 visa, you need to apply to the ASU International Graduate Preparation Program and submit the required documents.

ASU will send you a Certificate of Eligibility (SEVIS Form I-20). You can use the SEVIS Form I-20 to apply for an F-1 student visa by paying the SEVIS fee online, making a visa appointment at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate, and then bringing your current financial documents and other required items to your visa appointment. You should contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate in your country for exact requirements.


Step 1. Obtain a financial guarantee letter from your bank showing a minimum of $7,550 USD (or the equivalent in your local currency) available for your school and living expenses in the requested session. You should have this form ready before moving into step 2. Download a Sample Statement of Financial Guarantee.

Step 2. Fill out the application form completely. Your name and date of birth must be the same as recorded in your passport. You MUST upload your passport or proof of American citizenship (or permanent residency).

Step 3. Pay the non-refundable application fee of $125. Payment can be made by credit card or bank transfer. You will be prompted to pay the application fee at the end of the application. 


Applications for the summer session are due by April 18, 2018.

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For more information about the ASU International Graduate Preparation Program, to speak to a representative, or for any other questions, please email

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