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 ONE of the two topics below:

    A: What do you see as one of the most pressing challenges facing society today and how do you imagine your studies at AUR will prepare you to combat this challenge?
    B: Experiential Learning is at the core of AUR’s curriculum. Define what Experiential Learning means to you and reflect upon the ways in which it has impacted your academic and/or personal growth.

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.
Information 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

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.