How do I apply?
You will complete the majority of your application on-line through your AU Abroad Portal. Application materials become available in this portal approximately 6-9 months prior to the study abroad term. Students should submit all application materials directly to the AU Abroad Office. Students may only apply to one program per academic term. If you would like to change programs during the application process, please email AU Abroad.
How do I start my application?
To begin your application, you should go to the Web page for your chosen program on the AU Abroad Web site. Then click on the "apply now" link . Then answer the first question to determine if you are an AU student or an outside applicant. If you are an AU student, you will log in with your AU user name and password- you do NOT need to create a new log in. Most of your demographic information will be imported from AU's central records system at this time. If you are a non-AU student, you will be asked to provide this information. Once you have answered the application questions you will have access to your AU Abroad portal where you will be able to view all of the application materials required for your chosen program.
Minimum requirements to study abroad through American University:
2.75 Cumulative GPA for semester/full-year programs (2.5 for summer programs)
Second-Semester Sophomore Status for semester/full year program (some summer program are available after your freshman year)
You cannot study if you have a current Student Conduct sanction or are on disciplinary or academic probation.
AU Abroad Application Materials
AU Abroad On-line application
$35 non-refundable AU Abroad application fee - Please note: you're application is not considered "in process" until you have paid your application fee.
Explanation of intent to study abroad (300-500 words)
Authorization from your Academic Advisor (submitted through AU Abroad's on-line application portal)
Disciplinary Review from the Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Services Office (Instructions for this request are included in AU Abroad on-line application portal – Please allow at least 1-2 weeks for processing)
Program-Specific Application Materials
In addition to the AU Abroad application materials, students will also need to submit additional application materials specific to their selected program.
Students should complete the application materials listed in their on-line application portal and submit these application materials to the AU Abroad office by the designated deadline.
You can find the application deadline listed at the bottom of the factsheet for your selected program on our Web site.
For some programs, your Study Abroad Advisor would like to meet with you before you begin your application. Once you have met with your Study Abroad Advisor, he or she will allow you access to the application in this portal.
If you are interested in applying to study in one of the following countries or programs, please make an appointment with the appropriate advisor:
England: London School of Economics, Oxford University: Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University: St. Edmund Hall