AUR aims to give every student the opportunity to take advantage of a high quality education while receiving partial financial assistance where necessary.

Transfer and returning students who wish to apply or reapply for a student training position must fill out the application below and submit by the due date in order to be considered for a position.

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.

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

Download the Financial Need application

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 their temporary financial needs. The Hardship Scholarship is not renewed automatically from one academic year to the next, students must reapply.

For the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year, AUR's Business Club has generously donated €1000 of merchandising proceeds to partially fund a current AUR student in financial need. A big THANK YOU to Professor Fitzsimmons and the hardworking students of the Biz Club for this financial support and the important contribution the Biz Club makes to the AUR community! 

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

Download the Hardship Scholarship application

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 the Sons of Italy Scholarship Application

Antonio & Felicia Marinelli Scholarship

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) offers one merit scholarship per year to an AUR graduate or undergraduate student of Italian heritage. The NIAF committee requires a minimum 3.5 GPA or higher, an online application, two letters of recommendation, and an essay response. Award amounts vary.

Deadline: March 1st

Find out more and apply here


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. First Year students must complete at least one semester at AUR before applying for a training position, this does not apply to transfer students

Deadlines: Fall semester: April 1st; Spring semester: November 15th

Access the Student Training Application

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 Tuition Waiver for those whom would have been eligible. This tuition waiver is automatic for all students who are 100% Yellow Ribbon eligible and is applied to the spring semester once benefits are received.