Students have the opportunity to enroll as part-time students at The American University of Paris.

Important- Registering as a part-time student at AUP is not sufficient to obtain a Titre de Séjour once in France- The Immigration Office of AUP is not authorized by the French Authorities to process a PART-TIME student residency request. You must also register part-time at another institution in order to reach a full-time student status. Only full-time student status will allow you to start a Titre de Séjour application in France.

Warning- If a new student who plans to enter AUP as a full-time student and applies for a student visa as full-time decides to turn part-time as soon as he arrives in France/ at AUP, SIS will not be authorized to help them to do their residency application once here.

Exception- SIS can assist the NON EU students - who decide to turn from full-time status to part-time status in their last semester at AUP/ the semester they will graduate- to do their residency renewal paperwork if needed.

If you would like to take courses as a part-time student and stay more than 90 days in France, you must contact your local French Consulate to apply for a long-term student visa VLS-TS ("visa long séjour-étudiant").

Part-time students must update their residency/ nationality with SIS- All the part-time students (EU/ NON EU) are required to update their records with the immigration Office of AUP. As long as the residency is not updated in our database, their stay in France - under a student status- is not legalized. Although SIS does not assist the part-time students on their residency paperwork, it is under the students’ responsibility to follow up on their residency status and to make the requested updates with SIS every time it is necessary.

Please note: Any question related to part-time status and its requirements must be discussed beforehand with your local French Consulate, and with the Director of Summer and Part-time Programs at AUP before you finalize your decision. The SIS office does not provide assistance to part-time students.