You are considered a Visiting Student if you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree-seeking program at another college/university (including institutions outside of the US) and wish to broaden your education by attending a semester or year at The American University of Rome.

As a Visiting Student you will have the unique experience to study in an international setting with students from around the world. We accept Visiting Students for our Spring and Fall semesters and Summer short terms.

Students return to their home institutions enriched and inspired by the distinctive AUR experience. They go on to become globally conscious leaders and ambassadors for cross-cultural understanding. During your semester or year at AUR, we work hard to ensure that your university experience is rewarding and innovative.

Visiting Student Application Checklist

  • Submit an application via our online application form.
  • Send an official university transcript
  • Send a copy of your valid passport
  • Complete your personal statement; 500-750 words on the following:
    • To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment – Ralph Waldo Emerson. 
      What is something about you that you would never change?

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.

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

Information Session:
The Admissions Office may contact you for an information session once a completed application has been submitted and all supporting documents have been received. Infomration sessions may be conducted face-to-face, on the phone or via video conferencing.

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

Note: If all your supporting documents are not ready when first submitting your application, we will send you a link to upload outstanding materials.


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