Arizona State University

Tempe
United States of America

Language of instruction

English

   Limited places available. Unlikely to be available as a second or third preference.

Arizona State University (ASU) is among the largest universities in the United States and consistently one of the top-ranked public research institutions in the country. It has been named the number 1 institution for innovation in the US for 3 years running.

Most exchange students take courses at the Tempe campus due to the high number of classes and programs offered. Tempe is a lively university city, only a five minute drive from Phoenix. The area is home to superb natural beauty, outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking, music and arts festivals, and shopping and nightlife experiences.

Semester dates

UQ SemesterHost SemesterDates
Semester 1Spring SemesterJanuary–May
Semester 2Fall SemesterAugust–December

View Arizona State University's academic calendar. 

Guides and additional information

ASU have online resources to help you get the most out of your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

15 credits at ASU is equivalent to 8 UQ Units. 

Host university requirements

GPA
You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at ASU. 

Study Options
Not applicable to this university. However, you will usually be expected to take the majority of courses (60%) within a single faculty.

Semester Restrictions
Students wishing to study for a full year at ASU must commence their exchange in UQ Semester 2, in order to follow the ASU academic year.

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.

Find courses

Search the ASU course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database. 

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Agriculture
Animal studies
Anthropology
Architecture
Architecture and Design
Art history
Biological sciences
Biomedical engineering
Biomedical science
Chemical engineering
Chemistry and biochemistry
Civil engineering
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer engineering
Computer science
Criminology
Data Science
Development
Drama
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Economics
Electrical engineering
Engineering
English
Environmental engineering
Environmental studies
Film, TV and media
Finance
Food science
Gender Studies
German
Health sciences
History and ancient history
Humanities and social sciences
IT and computer science
International relations
Italian
Journalism
Linguistics
Marketing
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Microbiology
Mining engineering
Modern languages and linguistics
Music
Nutrition science
Philosophy
Physics
Political science
Psychology
Religion
Russian
Sciences
Sociology
Software engineering
Spanish
Postgraduate
Aerospace engineering
Animal studies
Anthropology
Architecture
Architecture and Design
Art history
Biomedical engineering
Biomedical science
Business analytics
Chemical engineering
Chemistry and biochemistry
Civil engineering
Classical languages
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer science
Data Science
Design
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Engineering
Environmental studies
French
Gender Studies
German
History and ancient history
Humanities and social sciences
IT and computer science
Journalism
Law
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Mechatronic engineering
Microbiology
Mining engineering
Modern languages and linguistics
Music
Philosophy
Political science
Psychology
Public policy
Regional and town planning
Religion
Russian
Sciences
Sociology
Spanish
Writing

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

The ASU Study Abroad Office does not make housing arrangements for students. You are responsible for making your own housing arrangements and applying before housing application deadlines.There are several housing options for international exchange students including:

  • on-campus in ASU residence halls,
  • off-campus in nearby apartments, or
  • homestays with local families. 

View ASU's accommodation webpage for basic advice on finding accommodation. 

On-campus housing is not guaranteed for exchange students, and is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis! Students should apply for on-campus housing as soon as the housing application is available for the best chance of receiving an on-campus assignment.  

Cost of living

ASU provides an outline of the estimated cost of attendance for exchange students. Keep in mind that exchange students do not pay tuition to their host university. 

Additional Mandatory Fees

ASU has additional mandatory fees which are outlined on the ASU Costs and Financial Resources page. These fees cannot not be waived.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Exchange students are required to purchase and are automatically enrolled in the ASU Student Health Insurance plan, which is mandatory for all international students. Exchange students are not eligible to waive this requirement. The cost of the insurance will be charged to your ASU student account. The ASU fact sheet outlines the insurance costs.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

ASU have visa and immigration information for international students. 

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)