Please note: we welcome Audit students for our fall and spring semesters. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate Audit students for our short summer programs.

As an Audit Student at The American University of Rome, you will have the unique experience to learn in an international setting and broaden your education by attending classes at the college level. We work hard to ensure that your experience is rewarding and innovative. Our classes draw upon strong connections to Rome, Italy, and its unique culture. 

You will have full access to our campus, library, computer labs as well as the lectures and events that we host throughout the year, including our distinguished lecture series. 
You may audit one or more courses as an Audit student. 

Audit Student Application Checklist

  • Submit an application via our online application form.
  • Complete your personal statement; 250-500 words on the following:
    What you are interested in studying and why do you want to study at The American University of Rome as an Auditing Student?
  • Submit an official university transcript from your last institution attended.
  • Submit a copy of your valid passport.
  • Pay the application fee of $50/€50 (depending on your citizenship).

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 an official TOEFL score, IELTS English language proficiency examination result or DuoLingo English Test results.

Application materials should be sent through our online application system, or via email to, or by regular mail to:

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

To submit your application, you will only be required to upload your personal statement along with a copy of your passport. All other supporting documents can be sent in at a later date.


Inquiries should be directed to The Admissions Office at

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

Please note: we cannot issue visa documentation to audit, non-matriculating, or part-time students. In order to receive a visa, students must be taking at least 12 credits per semester.