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, Summer, Fall, and Winter J-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.
  • Complete your personal statement; 250-500 words on the following:
    • What you are interested in studying and why you want to study at The American University of Rome as a Visiting Student.
  • Submit an official university transcript from last institution attended.
  • Send us details of at least one academic recommendation. This could be from your school principal, a guidance counselor, teacher or professor.
  • Send us your official SAT or ACT results (for high school students graduating from the U.S. high school system this is an optional requirement).
  • Send us a copy of 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 an official TOEFL score or IELTS English language proficiency examination result.

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

The Admissions Office may contact you for an interview once a completed application has been submitted and all supporting documents have been received. Interviews 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