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American University of Paris

Address: 69 Quai d'Orsay, 75007 Paris, France

Description American University of Paris

American University of Paris (AUP), founded in 1962, is one of the oldest American educational institutions offering higher education in Europe and specializing in the preparation of students in the humanities. The first year of study at the university is designed for a general education program, and the second - for studying the chosen specialization, which allows students to comprehend their life goals and preferences in academic disciplines.

AUP is a member of American Colleges Overseas and the Council of International Schools.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in American University of Paris

Program name
from 16 748 € / semester


  • Dates: year-round.

The university offers undergraduate programs in the following areas:

  • Near East
  • Global communications
  • European and Mediterranean cultures
  • Journalism
  • art
  • History
  • Cinema
  • Computer science
  • Literary Studies and Art
  • Marketing
  • International and comparative politics, etc.
from 14 230 € / semester


  • Dates: year-round.

The university offers master's programs in the following areas:

  • International Business Administration
  • International finance
  • Management
  • Management in the field of IT systems
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Psychology
  • Comparative Literature
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics, etc.
03.06.2020 -27.07.2020
from 3 840 € / 3 weeks

Summer school

  • Dates: June-July
  • Duration: 3-6 weeks.

AUP Summer School is organized in interdisciplinary institutes, which allows you to combine intensive study and creative studies in Paris, combining the best of academic programs with excursions and events around the city.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university provides a hostel to its students.

Events American University of Paris

The educational institution organizes exciting one-day or two-day trips that are not related to the academic course, but allow you to gain interesting educational experience within France. For example, students can learn how to make pasta and French paste, or take a course in oenology and wine tasting.

The Museum of Modern Art (MAC / VAL) is open for visitors in the suburbs of Paris, dedicated to the study of the intersection of arts and social cohesion.

Students of the summer program can take one of the cultural excursion trips outside of Paris (Explore France) and attend one of the events of the Discover Paris Series University right in the city.


  • 83% of graduates are fluent in 2 or more foreign languages
  • The university offers international exchange, internship and scholarship programs to its students.
  • 86% of AUP graduates are employed in the first year after graduation and work in international corporations
  • University curriculum aim to develop critical thinking and direct communication
  • 80% of the university faculty have PhD

Equipment American University of Paris

AUP is located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, on the left bank of the Seine near the Eiffel Tower. The logistics of the university includes:

  • The Academic Resource Center (ARC), which runs the Blackboard online learning platform and contains several peer-to-peer learning programs for students (AUP Writing Lab; ARC-Link, etc.)
  • The library
  • Book Shop
  • ITS Multimedia Office
  • Training Center (TLC).

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The university has a two-semester academic year.

Additional expenses:

  • Application fee 50 €
  • Estimated fee 220 € -460 €
  • Medical fees 500 € / semester
  • The cost of living in Paris is 820 € -1468 € / month.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 50 EUR
  • Application fee 220 EUR
  • Deposit for a course/programme 500 EUR

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university you must:

  • Online application
  • Personal statement
  • Resume (Master)
  • Official transcript
  • Extracurricular activities and work experience
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • IELTS / TOEFL / TOEIC Listening and Reading / Cambridge English
  • SAT / ACT test results (if necessary).

Some programs may have additional entry requirements.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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