AUP makes sure to keep graduate degrees affordable so that its unique classroom experience is available to a diverse group of students. To understand how University costs will impact your financial planning, please look at:


 Credits Required for Graduate Programs

Tuition and fees vary among the different graduate programs due to the length of study, trips, and international residencies. To try to understand the full cost of living and tuition look in the table below and click on the link. For information about tuition and fees only, please scroll down.

Master's Programs Total Credits costs
Global Communications
(3 semesters)
48 Access tuition and estimated cost of living.
International Affairs
(3 semesters)
38 Access tuition and estimated cost of living.
International Affairs, Conflict + Resolution + Civil Society Development
(4 semesters)
62 Access tuition and estimated cost of living.
Diplomacy and International Law **
(3 semesters)
48 Access tuition and estimated cost of living.
International Management
(3 semesters)
48 Access tuition and estimated cost of living.
Human Rights and Data Science 42 Access tuition and estimated cost of living.
Strategic Brand Management 48 Access tuition and estimated cost of living.

Please do not hesitate to contact graduate admissions if you have any questions or need clarifications. 



2023-24 graduate tuition can be found here

Tuition includes the cost of student activities, academic support services, and housing services and is charged on a per credit basis. Tuition for 2024-25 is €1,078 per credit and must be paid in full before classes begin; all payments must be made in euros.

In the fall and spring graduate students generally take 16 or 18 credits a semester. Tuition and fees can be calculated as follows:

€17,248  Tuition for 16 credits: 1078 x 16
€19,404  Tuition for 18 credits: 1078 x 18
€695  Health fees for each semester
€500 Orientation fee charged only in a student’s first semester at AUP


Tuition in the summer is also based on the number of credits taken:

2,156 € 2 credits
4,312 € 4 credits
6,468 € 6 credits
8,624 € 8 credits
10,780 € 10 credits
12,936 € 12 credits
15,092 € 14 credits
17,248 € 16 credits

Students with a course load of 12 credits in the fall and spring and above are considered full time; those with a course load of 11 credits or fewer are considered part time. Full time students may audit one additional course at no charge in the fall and spring only.

AUP's financial aid program is open to students of all nationalities. Please contact your admissions counselor for information about how to apply for financial aid. US citizens and American residents may also apply for federal loans.

All payments can be made online. Other payment methods can be found here.


 Required Fees

Required fees include an application fee, health insurance and, for incoming students, an orientation fee. 

Application Fee

The nonrefundable application fee must be sent with the application form. For more information, please consult the admissions pages.

Tuition Deposit

The €1250 tuition deposit paid by all students when confirming attendance is credited towards the first semester's tuition.

Orientation Fee

The orientation fee covers all activities that occur during the orientation program of a student's first semester, as well as academic advising, workshops, cultural activities, and materials. The orientation fee is €500.

Please note that orientation is mandatory and that the orientation fee will not be waived even when a student does not attend orientation.

Health Insurance Fee

The University is legally responsible for ensuring that all students have adequate health insurance coverage. Degree-seeking students are automatically enrolled in, and billed for, the comprehensive and mandatory plan arranged for by the University. The health insurance fee of €695 per semester is subject to change.

For additional information please consult the Health Care Plan.


Additional Fees

Late Payment Fee

A €250 late payment fee is charged for any tuition received after the published payment deadlines.

Auditor Fee

Auditors pay 50% of the per-credit basis. As tuition for this year is €1,078 per credit, the auditor rate for graduate courses is €539 per credit. Auditing a 4-credit course will cost 2,156€. Students with a course load of 12 credits and above may audit one additional course at no charge in the fall and spring only.


 Payment Plan Options

The American University of Paris is sensitive to the financial pressure that may arise over the payment of each semester’s tuition. As a result, the University has developed two payment plans to meet different students’ needs. These options are available only to full-time students. 

Semester Payment Plan

Tuition must be received in full, whether in one or more payments, on or before the following payment deadlines for each semester

  • Fall - 1 July
  • Spring - 15 December

Students who do not pay for the entire semester’s tuition prior to the deadline are charged a €250 late payment fee and need to contact the Student Accounting Services Office. Note that all American citizens borrowing U.S. federal loans are automatically on a semester payment plan. Learn more about U.S. loans at AUP.

Installment Plan

Full-time students may apply to pay on the installment plan. This plan consists of four installments for either fall or spring semester, due in full before the beginning of the semester. There is no installment plan option for summer.

Tuition and fees are due in full prior to the start of a semester. A service fee of €200 is charged for each semester the installment plan is selected.



  1st payment 2nd payment 3rd payment 4th and final payment
Fall semester 1 June or upon receipt of invoice 1 July 1 August 20 August
Spring semester 1 October or upon receipt of invoice 1 November 1 December 1 January