AUR aims to give every student the opportunity to take advantage of a high quality education while being recognized for academic achievement and, if necessary, receiving financial assistance.

The AUR Scholarship Program is currently UNDER CONSTRUCTION because we are working to offer better merit based institutional aid to our students. There will be merit scholarships awarded to Spring 2018 students so until information is posted here, please contact for individual guidance. Stay tuned!!

Other scholarships

Financial need scholarships are renewable annually until degree requirements are met for a maximum of four years (depending which comes first), returning students must apply each semester for the AUR hardship scholarship. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0. All scholarships are only applicable during the spring and fall semesters unless specific to a summer or winter session. Students must be accepted and enroll full time in order to be considered for a scholarship.

Financial Need Scholarship

Students who have academic merit and financial need but have not yet chosen a degree program may apply for this scholarship. This scholarship is still valid after the student declares their major.

Deadlines: Fall semester: April 1st; Spring semester: November 1st

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Hardship Scholarship

For returning resident AUR students, this scholarship is offered to students who have found themselves in financial hardship and need financial assistance returning to their studies. The amount students receive varies depending upon your financial needs. The Hardship Scholarship is not renewed annually.

Deadlines: Fall semester: April 1st; Spring semester: November 1st

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Michael D’Angelo Fine Arts Scholarship

This contribution is made by Vincent J. Viola in honor of his father-in-law, an accomplished artist.  The American University of Rome along with Mr. Viola, in recognition of Mr. D’Angelo’s achievements, will promote the study of fine arts by awarding one student each fall semester, $12,500 per academic year, annually renewable for a maximum of four years. Students must submit a portfolio of their art along with the AUR scholarship application.  The student will be asked to write a note to Mr. Viola each year, before the winter break to thank him for his financial help and update him on his progress (in all areas, artistic and academic). Criteria to Retain Scholarship: 3.0 GPA, major in fine arts, full time enrollment status.

Deadlines: Fall semester: April 1st; Spring semester: November 1st

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Alumni Scholarship

The Alumni Scholarship is available to new students entering AUR in the fall semester. This scholarship has been made possible by donations from AUR Alumni and is awarded to students who will commit to contributing to the AUR community and school spirit. This scholarship is awarded for one year (split between the fall and spring semesters).

Download Alumni Scholarship application form

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 

Download Sons of Italy Scholarship Application

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 fees and tuition or tuition reimbursement if tuition has already been paid in full. First Year students must complete at least one semester at AUR before applying for a training position, this does not apply to transfer students. 

Learn more about our Student Training Program

Sibling Discount


Definition of Sibling: The student must be one of two or more children having one or both parents in common. This discount is not available to family members outside the sibling relationship such as cousins, spouses and so on.


A student who has a sibling who is studying at The American University of Rome is eligible for a 20% discount. The discount will apply only to the second sibling and only when both are enrolled simultaneously and are degree-seeking students at AUR. If one graduates, transfers, drops to part time enrollment status, or drops out, the remaining one pays full tuition less any scholarships/work study he/she may have. The students must be making satisfactory academic progress.

The discount will only apply to tuition costs.

Application procedure:

Sibling application discounts are available through the Admissions Office.

AUR Yellow Ribbon

The Yellow Ribbon tuition waiver helps veterans who have served in the US military. Initially it was intended to actually participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program by the US Veterans Department. However, due to our foreign schools status we were not eligible to participate. In response to that and in order for us to obtain a ‘Veteran Friendly’ school status AUR has created its own Yellow Ribbon Scholarship for those whom would have been eligible. If the student is approved the tuition waiver will apply after benefits are received.

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