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Sponsored students

Sponsored students

Sponsored Students at ASU


The International Students and Scholars Center is pleased to serve as your primary resource regarding sponsor-related questions and processes while attending Arizona State University. We staff a team dedicated to supporting the sponsored student population and who are specially trained to assist in matters related to the sponsored student experience at ASU.

Who is considered a sponsored student?

A sponsored student is a student who meets the following two requirements:

  • The student receives funding to attend ASU from a third party organization (the sponsor). Sponsors are typically government organizations or private companies.
  • The student's sponsor will be billed directly for the student's tuition and fees by ASU.

A student is not classified as a sponsored student when the student receives scholarship funds directly and remains responsible to pay ASU for tuition and fees through their student account. Students who are sponsored by a family member for their studies are also not considered sponsored students.

Some of the companies and government agencies that sponsor ASU students include:

  • Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
  • Dubai Electricity and Water Authority 
  • Kuwait Cultural Office
  • Oman Cultural Division
  • Qatar Defense Attaché
  • Qatar Higher Education Institute
  • Qatar Petroleum
  • Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission 
  • UAE Cultural Division
  • UAE – Military Attaché
  • UAE Scholarship Coordination Office