International applicants

International applicants are required to provide a number of specific items with their applications. Most of these are referenced in the online application, but the following serves as a quick reference guide. Detailed information for international applicants can be found on the following pages:

Transcripts and degree requirements

ASU Graduate College requires that international transcripts be designated as official and be submitted in their original language with an English translation.

Individuals who have completed a three-year degree with no additional coursework typically do not qualify as having an equivalent U.S. bachelor's degree. Generally, for a three-year bachelor's degree to be equivalent it must be combined with the following:

Applicants with a 3 year degree and at least one year of graduate study should contact ASU Graduate College to clarify if their degree would be equivalent to a U.S. 4 year degree.

ASU Graduate College has ultimate responsibility for transcript evaluation and approval of degree equivalency.

English language proficiency

Acceptable proof for English proficiency (for international graduate applicants) includes:

  • TOEFL, score of at least 550 (PBT) or 80 (iBT). ASU’s institutional code is 4007. ASU only accepts electronic copies of the TOEFL score report.
  • IELTS, overall band score of at least 6.5. No institutional code is needed.
  • PTE, score of at least 60.

Please review further details on the ASU Graduate College website.

Once admitted to the program, students applying for teaching associateships are also required to take the Test of Spoken English (TSE) or the ASU Speak Test. The minimum TSE score is 55. The minimum iBT SPEAK score is 26.

ASU's Institutional Code is 4007. If the Department Code is required for TOEFL, use 99. Applications will not be processed until official scores have been received or waived by admissions.

Application fee

The application fee for international students must be paid online at the time of application submission. Information about current fees can be found on the Graduate College's page.

Visas and financial guarantee

Documentation to secure a visa is provided by the ASU Graduate College three to five months prior to the term of enrollment. Upon admission, a Financial Guarantee form and an enrollment deposit are required before visa documents can be sent.


Visit ASU Graduate College for questions specific to international student requirements.