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The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University is one of the largest engineering programs in the United States with more than 21,000 students. Students in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering are part of a community of problem solvers – people who are passionate about designing and making innovative and entrepreneurial solutions.

In the part-time ASU International Graduate Preparation Program - Engineering, you will do more than just improve your English. You will learn how to participate in high-level engineering research projects, build relationships with ASU advisors, conduct field study and learn how to collaborate with other engineering students.

When you complete the part-time ASU International Graduate Preparation Program, you will be prepared for increased success in your Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering graduate degree program.

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You can enroll in one, two or three courses based on your class schedule and individual needs. You are not required to take all three courses. Each course is 6 hours per week.

You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of your study.

Courses are non-credit and designed to supplement Ira A. Fulton cirriculum. However, your score at the end of the course will be included on your official academic transcript.

Admission requirements

Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program in the Ira. A Fulton Schools of Engineering and must receive permission from ISSC to attend the IGPP-Engineering.


The cost of the course is $1,872 and includes tuition, fees and health insurance. Participants will also be responsible for purchasing textbooks upon arrival. Textbooks cost approximately $250 USD.

Dates and deadlines

Courses are only offered during the Fall 2018 semester.

Application deadline: Aug. 28, 2018

Student registration: Aug. 29, 2018

Program dates:  Aug. 30 – Nov. 30, 2018

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. 


The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you have any additional questions about the International Graduate Preparation Program - Engineering, financial aid, insurance, courses, etc., please visit our Frequently Asked Question document.

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