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:
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 for the number of credits for each program and click on the links. For information about tuition and fees only, please scroll down.
|Master's Programs||Total Credits||costs|
|48||Access tuition and estimated cost of living.|
|38||Access tuition and estimated cost of living.|
|International Affairs, Confilct + Resolution + Civil Society Development
|62||Access tuition and estimated cost of living.|
|Diplomacy and International Law
|48||Access tuition and estimated cost of living.|
|40||Access tuition and estimated cost of living.|
Please do not hesitate to contact graduate admissions if you have any questions or need clarifications.
Tuition includes the cost of student activities, academic support services, and housing services and is charged on a per credit basis. Tuition for 2017-18 is €806 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 for 2017-18 can be calculated as follows:
12,896 € Tuition for 16 credits: 806 x 16
14,508 € Tuition for 18 credits: 806 x 18
853 € Health fees for the year, charged in the fall*
450 € Orientation fee charged only in a student’s first semester at AUP
210 € Optional housing during orientation
* Students entering in Spring 2017 will pay the semester health fee (€535).
Tuition in the summer is also based on the number of credits taken*:
3,224 € 4 credits
4,836 € 6 credits
6,448 € 8 credits
8,060 € 10 credits
9,672 € 12 credits
11,284 € 14 credits
12,896 € 16 credits
14,508 € 18 credits
** Students in the Diplomacy and International Law program will be charged an additional fee of 1,500€ to cover the costs of the University of Oxford-George Washington Law School International Human Rights Law Summer Programme.
Students with a course load of 12 credits 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.
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.
Required fees include an application fee, health insurance and, for incoming students, an orientation fee.
The nonrefundable application fee must be sent with the application form. For more information, please consult the admissions pages.
The €750 non-refundable tuition deposit paid by all students when confirming attendance is credited towards the first semester's tuition.
The orientation fee covers all activities that occur during the orientation program of a student's first semester, including workshops, cultural activities, and materials.
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 is paid once a year during the Fall semester and will cover students for the year. Those entering in the Spring will be charged health fees for the semester.
The health insurance fee for 2017-18 is €853 for students 27 years and younger. It covers the mandatory AUP health fee, the annual French Social Security and the complementary insurance. For additional information please consult the Health Care Plan. For students 28 years and above the fee in 2017-18 is €976.
A €250 late payment fee is charged for any tuition received after the published payment deadlines.
Auditors pay 50% of the per-credit basis. As tuition for 2017-18 is €806 per credit, the auditor rate for graduate courses is €403 per credit. Auditing a 4-credit course will cost 1,612€. Students with a course load of 12 credits and above may audit one additional course at no charge in the Fall and Spring.
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. Should you wish to pay for more than one semester at a time, please contact Student Accounting Services as you may be eligible for a rebate.
Students must pay prior to the start of each semester. The following payment deadlines pertain to each semester:
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.
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||1 September|
|Spring semester||1 October or upon receipt of invoice||1 November||1 December||1 January|