Your future in Engineering begins here

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 ASU International Graduate Preparation Program - Engineering, you will learn more than 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 ASU International Graduate Preparation Program, you will be fully admitted into select graduate degree programs at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

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Admission requirements

Applicants must be conditionally admitted to a graduate program in the Ira. A Fulton Schools of Engineering. This means that applicants have the academic scores to be successful at the university but lack the required English proficiency test score for direct admission.


The ASU International Graduate Preparation Program is a semester-long course. The cost of the course is $6,300 and includes tuition, fees and health insurance. Participants will also be responsible for purchasing textbooks upon arrival. Textbooks cost approximately $250 USD.


The ASU International Graduate Preparation Program - Engineering will be held on Arizona State University's largest and most vibrant campus in Tempe, Arizona. Particpants will stay in the new Fulton Schools Residential Community at Tooker House. Cost for one semester is $4,210.

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.

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Dates and deadlines

Fall 2018: Aug. 17 – Dec. 4

Application deadline: July 15, 2018

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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 fall session are due by July 15, 2018.


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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