FUA-AUF serves an international and richly diverse study body represented by all corners of the world. An average of 35-45 nationalities represented each academic year. The institution upholds a non-discriminatory stance to maintain cultural diversity and integrity.
Admissions processes are handled by the FUA-AUF Admissions Office. Please refer to the admissions area of the FUA-AUF website for the application form and detailed program and applicant criteria, costs, payment methods, and processes.
Applications are rolling, meaning that FUA-AUF accepts applications on a continuous basis; the first to arrive and be approved will be the first to be enrolled in the courses selected. If a course does not reach the minimum number of enrollments required, the institution may reduce the number of hours of some courses.
STUDY VISA AND PERMESSO DI SOGGIORNO
It is the student's responsibility to obtain the study visa. Study visas may be required depending on student nationality and period of study. The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministero degli Affari Esteri) outlines the requirements and procedures for when a visa is required. These regulations are subject to change according to the decisions of the Italian government. The Ministry's website may be consulted in English for further information, which includes a query according to nationality/residence to determine whether a visa is necessary: vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en
Visas are obtained at the Italian consulate covering your area of residence.
Consulates require a series of documents in order to issue the study visa. Among these documents, FUA-AUF provides the following: letter of enrollment and international insurance coverage, if students do not have their own coverage for studying and living abroad (this must be specified on the application form).
- Europe: Students from Italy and the European Union who are enrolling individually at FUA-AUF may apply for a tuition reduction. Country-specific funding and loans are also available.
- Senior Study Abroad: applicable for individuals over the age of 50 for study abroad programs (direct enroll only)
- Study Abroad Cody Durbin Scholarship
- RA Scholarships
- Other US-based Scholarships: James Beard Foundation
The Alumni Association is available for professional networking, informative, and updating purposes. The association is a main supporter of alumni opportunities such as reunions, activities, academic conferences, or employment opportunities. The alumni site features a members-only area for upcoming opportunities.