With 65+ undergraduate and 20+ graduate programs, American University offers highly ranked degrees in business, international relations, public affairs, STEM sciences, communications, and more.
- Kogod School of Business
- College of Arts and Sciences
- School of International Service
- School of Communication
- School of Public Affairs
- School of Education
Life in Washington, DC
The capital of the United States, Washington, DC, is known for American history, international politics, and diverse arts and cultural offerings.
Application & Visa Help
We provide a full suite of support services & programs to our international applicants.
March 30, 2020
May 16, 2020
May 30, 2020
Program Start Date
June 3, 2020
Tuition & Cost
Tuition, housing, dining, and other fees vary by degree program, campus location, and preferences. Shorelight Signature Student Experience services — including visa help and our Career Accelerator Program — are included with tuition.
Typical cost for two semesters
Typical housing fees for one academic year. See all housing options below.
Housing prices vary based on room choice, amenities, and program track. Your preference is taken into account, but preferred pick is not guaranteed.
How To Apply
We offer a streamlined application process for international students.
Complete your application
Our advisors walk you through everything you need – transcripts, English scores, passport & more.
Submit additional documentation
Once you receive a final admission letter, you will need to submit your I-20 request form, certification of finances, and other paperwork.
Apply for your F-1 student visa
Our staff guides you through the visa application process and helps you prepare for your visa interview, too.
Entry requirements vary by program track and graduate level. Please contact an advisor for more detail.
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