The American University of Paris


The American University of Paris

Chartered as a liberal arts college in 1962, The American University of Paris is today an urban, independent, international university located at the meeting point of France, Europe, and the world. Students bring to the classroom their diverse cultural backgrounds, languages and perspectives, and the sense of adventure to become part of a global learning community. Professors provide you with a strong academic foundation that supports critical thinking and practical application. An AUP education helps you to cross intellectual, cultural and geographic borders with ease, enabling you to be a responsible actor and leader in today's competitive global work environment.

Academic Programs

  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Students completing their high school education apply to AUP as freshmen; while students who have already graduated from high school and have earned 12 or more college credits at an at another college or university apply as transfer students. Our application process is simple and straightforward. Submit your information, send us your supporting documents, and you’ll receive your admission decision. We review completed applications in rounds throughout the year. You’re encouraged to apply early as priority for admission and scholarships is given in earlier rounds.


Transfer students bring rich experiences and backgrounds to our student body. We are looking for students who demonstrate an international curiosity and want to pursue their academic interests in a more global context, integrated with the experience of living abroad. AUP enrolls transfer students in both the January (spring) and September (fall) semesters. You are eligible to apply as a transfer student if you are a high school graduate (or equivalent) and have completed at least one semester (12 credits) at another college or university.

Additional Information

AUP awards over 4.5 million euros each year to students of all nationalities. About 45% of AUP students receive some form of financial aid. 
Global Citizen Scholarships range from €1,000 to €5,000 per academic year and are awarded based on your admissions application profile. You do not need to complete a separate application. Visiting students are not eligible for this award.
IB Scholarships recognize that International Baccalaureate students thrive in AUP’s interdisciplinary curriculum and its internationally diverse community of students and faculty. IB Scholarships are awarded automatically—you do not need to complete a separate application—based on your official IB diploma score. IB scholarships can range from €7,000 to €20,000 per year. 
AUP Tuition Awards cover up to 50% of your tuition, and are based on academic merit and on your demonstrated financial need. To be considered for an AUP Tuition Award, you must submit a financial award application. American citizens and permanent U.S. residents must also file the FAFSA.
AUP Scholar Awards recognize students with outstanding academics and a profile that suggests you will excel and be a leader in AUP’s diverse, international community. AUP Scholars receive a total award package of 75% of tuition.
In addition to these AUP-specific awards, citizens and permanent residents of the United States who are enrolled as degree-seeking students are eligible to apply for U.S. federal loans. AUP is a Title IV lending institution.

Visit us

Our campus tours take place on Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 and 14:30. Tours are led by current students whenever possible, and they include an information session with an admissions staff member. You’re welcome to bring one or two guests on the tour with you.

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Admissions office

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School location

5 boulevard de La Tour-Maubourg
Paris 75007, France

Phone number

+33 (0)1 40 62 07 20