Part-time Studies

Studying part-time at AUP

The American University of Paris offers the possibility of attending classes as a part-time student in over 100 undergraduate courses on a space-available basis. You can choose to either take a class for academic credit or audit a class not for academic credit. You will not be able to change between the two options after registration. 


For academic credit

You may register for up to 11 credits per semester. If you register for more credits, you’re considered a degree-seeking student. Like all other AUP students taking courses for credit, you’re expected to attend class regularly, complete all assigned reading and written work, and take examinations. Grades will be reflected on University issued transcripts. Tuition for 2018-2019 is €940 per credit. For example, a 4-credit course would cost €3,760.


Not for academic credit

You may audit classes if you are not looking to earn academic credit. Auditors may also register for up to 11 credits per semester. Auditors may complete course assignments and take exams, but correcting their work is left to the discretion of the individual professor. The auditor rate for 2018-2019 is €470 per credit. For example, a 4-credit course would cost €1,880.


How to apply for part-time studies

All students applying for part-time studies must have successfully completed secondary education and have fulfilled any prerequisites for the courses they choose at AUP. To apply, please submit the following documents:

  • Online application form. Please complete an online part-time application on the AUP application portal.
  • Transcripts. In your application, you’ll be prompted to provide unofficial transcripts from the academic institution most recently attended.
  • English-language test. Non-native English speakers who wish to take courses for credit must submit one of the following standardized English tests: TOEFL (minimum 88), IELTS (minimum 6.5), or the Cambridge General English (minimum B2 level).


Application deadlines

We review completed applications in two rounds during the year. You’re welcome to apply at any time, but admissions decisions will only be given after the first round.

Fall Admission
Round 1 by 20 April
Round 2 by 21 August


Spring Admission
Round 1 by 1 November
Round 2 by 5 January


What to do once you’re admitted

When you receive your admission decision, you will be given instructions to confirm your attendance and select your courses. English, French, and lower level Math courses are not open to part-time students.

Please note that part-time students are not eligible for AUP financial aid.

We regret to inform part-time applicants that we cannot assist with visa formalities. Non-EU Students who plan to enter France in order to study at AUP under a part-time status, are required to:

  • meet with their local French Consulate in order to let them know about their status and their plans once in France;
  • send their AUP Admission Counselor written feedback by email in order to clearly explain what they have been told by the French Consulate Visa Dept.

Should you need to cancel, withdraw or change your status after you have registered and made payment, please review our cancellation deadlines and contact the Registrar’s Office in writing.


Get in touch

We look forward to receiving your application. Please don’t hesitate to request additional information about our part-time studies program.