Arizona State University
Arizona State University (ASU), is a comprehensive research university and one of the largest public universities in the United States, with more than 80,000 students. These are educated in five campuses in metropolitan Phoenix.
It is seen as the prototype of the “New American University”, defined in its charter as “measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves”.
A research-intensive institution, ASU was rated the most innovative university in 2016, and currently has two Nobel laureates working at the university – Leland Hartwell and Edward C. Prescott. Prescott, along with ASU’s third Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom, won his Nobel prize as a faculty member of the university.
The exchange agreement between King's and ASU allows for up to three Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for each institution. This equates to three students going for a full academic year OR six students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two.
Eligibility for King's students
Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.
King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.
Estimated living costs
Please see here for current estimated living costs, but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.
A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.
Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.