Apply to One of the Undergraduate Study Abroad Programs

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Admission Requirements | How to Apply | Application Deadlines

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for enrollment in the summer, semester or academic year undergraduate study abroad program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be enrolled in an undergraduate (or foreign-equivalent) program (in any country)

  • You must be proficient in English (minimum TOEFL score of 76 for the Internet-based test/543 for the paper-based test; minimum IELTS score of 6)

  • You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

How to Apply

To apply for a study abroad program at AGS, you will be required to submit the following documents:

  • A completed Application Form
    Please download the application form by clicking here.

  • A personal statement
    The personal statement assists the admissions committee in getting to know you better. Write about why you wish to spend a semester abroad, why in Paris, and what your objectives are after graduation. This should be no longer than one page. Attach this to your application.

  • Official transcripts
    From the university where you are currently pursuing your undergraduate degree

  • A letter of recommendation
    This letter should be from a professor who is teaching you, or has taught you, during your current degree program.
    Letters should be written on headed paper.
    The letter of recommendation should be sent by your referee to the following address:
    American Graduate School in Paris
    101, boulevard Raspail
    75006 Paris, France

    We will accept a letter of recommendation by email, as long as the original copy is also mailed to the address above.
    Please indicate the name of your referee on the application form.

  • A copy of the front page of your passport

  • Non-native speakers of English who are not studying in an English language degree program in an English-speaking country must submit either a TOEFL or IELTS score.
    See admission requirements above for the minimum score required to be eligible.
    For more information on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test: ETS website
    Fore more information on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test: IELTS website

  • An application fee of € 50
    This application fee is non-refundable. It can be paid online here


Please note that all documents in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by certified translations. Notarized translations alone will not be accepted. Translations do not replace original documents; please remember to send both.

All documentation submitted will be confidential. Application materials cannot be returned once submitted to the American Graduate School in Paris. 

Application Deadlines

Fall semester
(End of August to mid-December)

Spring semester
(End of January to mid-May)

Summer program

(End of May to

EU students
(no visa needed)

Non-EU students
(incl. estimated timeframe for visa procedure)

EU students
(no visa needed)

Non-EU students
(incl. estimated timeframe for visa procedure)

Students from
the EU, the USA,
or other countries where no visa is required for
6 weeks

Students from
countries where a visa is required for
6 weeks

15 August

15 July

15 January

15 December

15 May

15 April

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