Application Procedures and Timeline

Graduate exchange options are handled on a case-by-case basis due to the increased level of rules and regulations in graduate programs abroad. Students who wish to spend a semester abroad on exchange during their master’s program at AUC will need to map their master’s degree completion timeline and review their AUC degree audit. 

Graduate Program Process
1. Students must complete AUC graduate exchange application and submit the required documents before the deadline.

Required Documents (2 copies each): 

  • Unofficial University transcript (print out from Banner Self Service) 
  • Updated resume
  • Personal statement 

2. The International Programs Office (IPO) shares applicants information with the respective Graduate Program Directors.
3. Graduate Program Directors nominate students and inform IPO of the nominees eligible for exchange opportunities.
4. IPO and The Office of Graduate Admissions will hold interviews for the nominated graduate students.
5. IPO will send an acceptance email to selected candidates.
6. The selected candidates will be nominated to partner universities by the IPO. *
7. The selected candidates complete host university applications and ensure that all documents are submitted. Instructions will be sent to you from your IPO advisor. 

When deciding on the travel exchange semester, students must consider the timeline below: 

 

Exchange/Study-Abroad Stages Fall Timeline Spring Timeline 
  • Students must complete AUC graduate exchange application and submit the required documents before the deadline.

Required Documents (2 copies each): 

  • Unofficial University transcript (print out from Banner Self Service) 
  • Updated resume
  • Personal statement 
September February
  • The International Programs Office (IPO) shares applicants information with the respective Graduate Program Directors.

  • Graduate directors nominate students and inform IPO of the nominees eligible for exchange opportunities.

  • IPO and The Office of Graduate Admissions will hold interviews for the nominated graduate students.

  • Selected students will be informed of their host universities. 

  October/November

 

March/April

  • The selected candidates will be nominated to partner universities by the IPO.

  • The selected candidates complete host university applications and ensure that all documents are submitted. Instructions will be sent to you from your IPO advisor. 

  • Accordingly, students will be required to obtain course approval for courses taken abroad, in coordination with their advisors, and submit Transfer Credit Evaluation Form signed by the department to the Office of the Registrar.

December - February 

April – July 

  • Receive acceptance letters from host universities.

  • Obtain visas

  • Pay tuition fees  

 

 

  June - August 

 

 November –  December 

 

*Host universities reserve the right to accept or reject any nominated graduate students.