Arizona State University

United States of America

Language of instruction


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 Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester January–May
Semester 2 Fall Semester August–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

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

15 credits at ASU is equivalent to 8 UQ Units. 

Minimum academic requirements

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

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. 


Study areas taught in English

Art history
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Chemistry and biochemistry
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer science
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Event, hospitality, hotel and tourism management
Exercise science
Film, TV and media
History and ancient history
Mathematics and statistics
Peace and conflict studies
Political science
Regional and town planning

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.


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.  


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program 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

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October 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 UQ Abroad 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, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.