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  • Average Tuition EUR 20,000
  • Acceptance Rate 68%
  • Students 500
  • International Students 100%
  • Total Annual Cost EUR 27,900

School Description

The American University of Rome (AUR) was founded in 1969 and is one of the oldest degree-granting American universities in Italy. AUR is a modern university delivering a liberal arts education for the 21st century. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are interdisciplinary and have a core focus on career development and practical application of theoretical knowledge - one of the reasons why the university offers an overall internship uptake rate of 82%. 

The AUR campus, set atop the Gianicolo, Rome's highest hill, is a small, secure and very personal home to a highly diverse student body. In 2016 there were over forty countries represented on campus. The University size is one of the key strengths it characterises that enables students to form close life-long collegiate bonds with both faculty and fellow students. 

Whilst studying at AUR, students are offered opportunities to participate in some of the most amazing and inspirational field trips. These are arranged on a program by program basis and have previously included experiences such as visiting the House of Lords in the UK to interview a peer of the realm, participating in archaeological digs in Tuscany & Albania (and the Colosseum), speaking at the Model United Nations at the Hague, and discussing international relations in Greece, Kosovo, Turkey, Catalonia, Brussels, and Ghana. Other destinations over the course of the last 15 months have included Boston, Pompeii, Vienna, Philadelphia and New York.

School Features

  • 01A truly international university; students from over 40 countries
  • 02A small university (500 students) with a great community feel
  • 03All programs have a concentration on application of your degree to a future career

Courses Offered

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  • Via Pietro Roselli, 4, 00153 Roma, Italy
    EUR 20,300 Tuition Fee

    Archaeology and Classics

    • Scholarships EUR 20,000
    The degree in Archaeology and Classics combines the theoretical and the practical. In this major students learn about all aspects of ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Stewardship of our heritage is a major concern of more
  • Via Pietro Roselli, 4, 00153 Roma, Italy
    EUR 20,300 Tuition Fee

    Art History

    • Scholarships EUR 20,000
    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history more
  • Via Pietro Roselli, 4, 00153 Roma, Italy
    EUR 20,300 Tuition Fee

    Business Administration

    • Scholarships EUR 20,000
    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behav more
  • Via Pietro Roselli, 4, 00153 Roma, Italy
    EUR 20,300 Tuition Fee


    • Scholarships EUR 20,000
    The Communication Program has multiple strengths: an ideal location for the study of global communication, faculty with diverse backgrounds and skills, programs reflective of the dynamic nature of communication in moder more
  • Via Pietro Roselli, 4, 00153 Roma, Italy
    EUR 20,300 Tuition Fee

    English Writing, Literature, and Publishing

    • Scholarships EUR 20,000
    Storytelling is much more than lowbrow entertainment or highbrow literature. Our entire social world revolves around storytelling, and we have become more and more aware of this strange fact not only in the arts, but al more


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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50

Financial Aid & Scholarship

Once you are accepted to AUR, you are now automatically evaluated and awarded for a merit scholarship if deemed eligible.

At AUR we offer other types of scholarships as well to help students finance their education. This includes the Financial Need scholarship for new students, which requires an application. There are other options too- for example if you have American-Italian heritage you can apply for the Sons of Italy scholarship.

AUR also has a student training program, which is open to students after completing one full semester of college or university. 

  • Student Training Program

    The American University of Rome offers a limited number of student training positions to full-time AUR degree-seeking students.Students who participate in this program receive training in various areas of the University in exchange for partial remission of tuition or reimbursement if tuition has already been paid in full. Training hours can range between 10-20 hours a week and are for the academic year.First year students must complete at least one semester at AUR before applying for a training position, this does not apply to transfer students.Student training requirements: All awards are limited to students enrolled full-time with a 2.7 cumulative GPA or above, meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and not defaulted on education loans.

  • Financial Need Scholarship

    Financial need scholarships are renewable annually until degree requirements are met for a maximum of four years (depending which comes first), and is only available to new incoming students at AUR. (Returning students must apply each semester for the AUR hardship scholarship.) Students must remain in good academic standing. All scholarships are only applicable during the spring and fall semesters.
    Students must be accepted and enroll full time in order to be considered for a scholarship.Deadlines: Fall semester: April 1st; Spring semester: November 1st

  • Sons of Italy Scholarship

    The Order Sons of Italy in America (or OSIA) offers a scholarship together with The American University of Rome to American students with Italian heritage. The scholarship is $20,000 over four years (the recipient will receive $5,000 each academic year) and is awarded based on merit.The OSIA Committee selects the recipient based on academic merit (including test scores, transcripts, and a letter of recommendation), the essay response, and community service/volunteerism.Both new and returning AUR students are eligible to apply.Deadline: February 28th

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Established in 1969

The American University of Rome has study abroad programs with China, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Greece, Spain and the US.

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