Application Procedure and Timeline

Students must apply one year prior to the semester abroad they are attending. To apply for the exchange/study-abroad program, students are required to submit both AUC's internal application and the host university’s application, following the timeline below:

Exchange/Study-Abroad Stages Fall Timeline Spring Timeline 
  1. Complete AUC's internal application
  2. Submit the following documents to the International Programs Office (IPO):
  • Personal photo
  • Copy of a valid passport
  • Unofficial transcript (printed from the web for students)
  • Resume
  • Two recommendation letters from AUC professors (attached in AUC application)  
  • Personal statement explaining your university choices and how these universities are related to your major, as well as why you want to have an academic experience abroad and how this will affect your future
  • Co-Curricular Transcript; email for any inquiries

Incomplete applications will not be processed

September - October February - March

AUC internal application deadline 

October  March

The committee reviews and screens the applications

The selection panels interview applicants


October - November March - April

Selected students who have applied for exchange and study abroad will be informed of their host universities

November April

Post-nomination orientation session (PNO) 

Sign the exchange/study-abroad contract 

December  April

Submit the host university application and required documents



Course approval in coordination with the registrar

March - April October - November

Pre-departure orientation session (PDO)

May November

Receive acceptance letters from host universities 

Obtain a visa (it is the student's responsibility to issue her/his visa)

Pay tuition fees

June - August December

Important Notes:

** Fall cycle will open in September/October
** Spring cycle will open in February/March
** AUC students must spend their last semester at AUC.