Prospective Students

Thank you for considering the University of Arizona!

Established in 1885, Arizona is a leader in research, bringing in more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 21st among all public universities. Arizona is advancing frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities.

Located in a highly diverse border region, Arizona emphasizes making international experiences accessible to all students. You play an important role in creating a globally connected campus. You are also a critical component of the university's relationships with many of the best universities in the world.

We have different procedures for applying to Arizona based on your level of study. Please follow the link below that suits your academic profile and needs.

To determine the amount of funding you must show to get your I-20 or DS-2019 after admission, review the Financial Guarantee Requirement.

Request a Ride from the Airport  

Free airport rides from the Tucson International Airport will be available for new international students arriving for the spring 2024 semester.   

You can request a free ride if you meet all of the criteria below: 

  • You are a new international student for spring 2024 

  • Your arrival date is between January 5-9, 2024 

  • Your arrival time is between 12pm and 10pm, Arizona time 

Our Global Wildcat Welcome Team will be at the airport to help with your arrival and coordinate your ride.  

Submit this form by Monday, January 1st. 

If you are arriving outside these dates or times, know that the Tucson airport is easy to navigate and that taxis and app-based rides such as Lyft and Uber are also available. If you are arriving into Phoenix, you can pay to reserve a shuttle to Tucson from the Phoenix International Airport