The American University of Paris

Paris, France

No. Students: 1,000
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Why should I study here?

Discover the top reasons to study at The American University of Paris

  • Who we are: We are the thinkers, the travelers, the creators, the leaders the individuals who have chosen to live and learn internationally, finding our place within a powerful community that begins in the heart of Paris. We cultivate critical thinking through a strong academic foundation that finds synergy between diverse disciplines and evolves to meet the needs of the contemporary job market. We become translators of culture with the capacity to analyze, adapt, and thrive.
  • Our classrooms: Students are encouraged to define and reach individual academic goals within a deeply interdisciplinary curriculum that is cross-cultural and comparative at its core. In an average class of fifteen, over twelve different nationalities are represented, bringing together the diverse perspectives that create the AUP learning experience. Scholastic practice and industry skills are sharpened through theoretical and experiential learning. Faculty advise students throughout their academic experience in the choice of classes, majors, and self-directed studies.
  • The world as our classroom: Students engage directly with the histories, perspectives, and contemporary realities of cultures around the world on study trips led by faculty experts. Ranging from single-day to month-long expeditions, every program includes learning linked to international discovery from the study of art history in Rome to fist-hand experience with human rights law in the courts of Sarajevo and Belgrade to immersion in the Moroccan business center of Fez.


Located in the heart of Paris, France, The American University of Paris follows an American liberal arts model with over 24 bachelor degree programs and 16 master’s programs – primarily in Business, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Accredited by Middle States, AUP is urban, contemporary and multi-cultural. Students of nearly 100 nationalities share small classes with accomplished professors, fully leveraging AUP's location in the center of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Cultural excursions and study abroad programs (including GWU, Emory, University of Cape Town) provide additional opportunities. Merit and need-based scholarships are offered to those who qualify. AUP is also a Title IV lending inistution for student who qualify for US Federal loans


Accredited in the United States by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Declared to the Rectorat de Paris as an établissement privé d'enseignement supérieur libre.


The AUP Immigration Office supports visa acquisition and renewal. Workshops held during Orientation cover elementary French language and culture, transportation, and safety. Students have access to the French national health care system, and a complementary international health insurance plan. On-campus counselors offer physical and mental health support and provide referrals to a broad network of professionals.

AUP housing partners organize apartments for incoming undergraduates before arrival. Homestays with Parisian families are also available. To ensure a smooth transition to life in Paris, we assist in the setup of utilities, phones, internet, and banking, as well as optional laundry and cleaning services. Masters and returning students gain access to our exclusive network of private apartments that cater specifically to international needs. All accommodations are located within reach of the campus via foot and public transportation.

Student life

Student clubs, government, and social responsibility initiatives are a chance to explore, to create, and to lead. Notably, our student media organization produces an industry-standard magazine and news site, supported by renowned international journalists.

Sports and AUP discounts at gyms across the city help to justify French pastry consumption.

20+ Clubs:
  • Student Government
  • ASM Publishing
  • Debate Club
  • Roots & Shoots
  • Music & Performance

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