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Study in Phoenix

All the information you need about studying in Phoenix as an international student.

Why study in Phoenix?

Phoenix is the capital city of the US state of Arizona, and is well-known for its year-round sun and desert scenery.

There’s plenty for students to see and do in Phoenix. Watch the city’s professional sports teams in action, or grab a bite to eat at a delicious restaurant. Relax at one of the nearby lakes just outside of the city, or go hiking on one of the more than 60 scenic trails in and around Phoenix.

Phoenix is situated in the center of Arizona, which means trips to ski resorts or the Grand Canyon are within easy reach. Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix is one of the busiest airports in the US, offering services to 22 international destinations.

Universities in Phoenix

Phoenix is home to a number of higher-education institutions, including 4-year universities and 2-year colleges. You’ll also have several specialist training schools and vocational centers to choose from.

What to study in Phoenix

In Phoenix, you can study almost any program you can think of. Some of the most popular courses offered at bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate level include business administration, computer information systems, healthcare administration, and justice studies.

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How to study in Phoenix

Every university or college in Phoenix has it’s own admissions process, so you’ll need to apply to each one individually. You must have finished your secondary education and meet the entry requirements for the program you’re interested in.

If you’re hoping to take an English-taught program, you might be asked to demonstrate your proficiency with a TOEFL or IELTS test.

Once you’ve accepted a place at your chosen university, you can begin applying for a US student visa.

Cost to study in Phoenix

Your tuition fees will vary considerably depending on where you choose to study. However, you can expect to pay between $11,000 and $32,000 per year for most bachelor’s programs. Postgraduate programs are usually more expensive and can cost up to $70,000 in total.

Student living costs in Arizona are slightly above the national average, but they’re still cheaper than those in other US cities like New York, Boston, or Washington DC. The cost of housing, groceries, academic supplies, and transport is usually around $15,000-$20,00 per year.

Key facts of Phoenix

  • 92/53°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 1.7 million Population
  • 34 Universities
  • USA Country