Application Procedure and Timeline

Students must apply one year before 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 Stages Spring Timeline
  1. Complete the online application form.
  2. Submit the following documents to the Office of International Programs and Services:
  • Personal photo 4*6
  • Copy of a valid passport (can be submitted after application)
  • Unofficial transcript (printed from the web for students)
  • Updated resumé (if applicable)
  • A recommendation letter from an AUC professor (attached to the 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 (minimum of 400 words)
    Note: Incomplete applications will not be processed.

AUC internal application deadline.


The committee reviews and screens the applications.
The selection panels interview applicants.


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


Post-nomination orientation session.
Sign the exchange/study-abroad contract.


Submit the host university application and required documents.


Course approval in coordination with the registrar.


Pre-departure orientation session.


Receive acceptance letters from host universities.
Obtain a visa (it is the student's responsibility to issue their visa).
Pay tuition fees.


Important Notes:

  • The fall cycle will open in September
  • The spring cycle will open in February
  • AUC students must spend their last semester at AUC