Transfer Application Checklist

  • You'll need to write a personal statement of between 250 and 500 words on the following:
    • The American University of Rome prepares students to live and work across cultures as skilled and knowledgeable citizens of an interconnected and ever-changing world. AUR is home to a highly diverse student body of roughly 500 students representing over forty countries. In reflection of this eclectic student body, students bring to the table a diversity in perspective that contributes and enriches our classrooms and campus.
      Tell us about how your personality and experience will contribute to our rich student body. We want to know: Why are you AUR?
  • You'll also need to supply two short answer essays (between 150 and 250 words each) on your choice (choose 2) of the following topics:
    1. In Dante’s Divine Comedy Ulysses says to his companions: “you were not made to live like brutes or beasts / but to pursue virtue and knowledge.” (Inferno XXVI). How might this statement relate to you?
    2. “You must read, you must persevere, you must sit up nights, you must inquire, and exert the utmost power of your mind. If one way does not lead to the desired meaning, take another; if obstacles arise, then still another; until, if your strength holds out, you will find that clear which at first looked dark” (Giovanni Boccaccio, author of The Decameron).
      Give some examples of experiences where you “exerted the utmost power of your mind” so that something “which at first looked dark” became clear to you.
    3. The ancient Romans said: “Carpe diem!” (Seize the day). What does this statement mean to you in your own pursuit of life and learning?
    4. Luigi Pirandello said, “It is so. When YOU think so”. In the AUR classroom you will find students from 40 nationalities around the world. Give an example of when a thought or belief of yours was challenged by a peer from another culture, what did you learn from this experience?
  • You'll also need to supply
    - your official high school transcripts, if less than 30 transferable credits
    - your official University transcripts from all institutions attended
    - course descriptions for all courses where credits are being transferred
    - one academic recommendation from the principal, a guidance counselor, teacher or professor
    - a copy of a your (valid) passport
  • Applicants whose native language is not English, (unless they have been attending an English speaking school/university for at least 3 years) will need to supply official TOEFL score or IELTS English language proficiency examination result

​All documents must be original and sent from their original source.

Please note: there is also a $50/€50 Application Fee, payable on submission of your application form.

Finally, you will be invited to a personal interview with a member of the Admissions Team once your completed application form has been submitted and all supporting documents have been received.
Interviews may be conducted face-to-face, on the phone or via Skype.

You can complete your application form online (just click the big 'Apply Now' button on this page).

Please note: it is not essential to have all of your supporing documents/materials complete before you submit your application. Of course, your submission will receive attention much quicker if you do have these ready (we recommend it) but, if you do not have them all to hand, we would encourage you to submit an application form anyway - we will email you and give you instructions for uploading your supporting documentation.

If you wish to submit your documents/materials via direct mail, please send to:

The American University of Rome
Att: The Admissions Office
Via Pietro Roselli 4
00153 Rome, Italy

The American University of Rome’s Admissions Office reserves the right to request additional items in order to complete the application process.

  See our Application F.A.Q. for supporting information