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Study abroad at American University of Florence

The American University of Florence (FUA-AUF) is one of Italy’s leading private institutions. It provides students with the professional knowledge and experience they’ll need to make their mark on the international art scene.

FUA-AUF follows the American model of higher education, and all courses are taught in English. You can study a range of career-focused certificate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate programs in subjects like hospitality management, culinary studies, fine art, fashion, and visual communication.

The University’s nine schools are stretched across seven campuses in Florence’s historic city center. The urban campuses are home to state-of-the-art facilities, including modern photography studios, culinary arts labs, design galleries, and technology workshops.

You won’t be disappointed with the extra-curricular activities offered on campus either. Join one of the several social clubs, or grab a bite to eat at the student-run restaurant.

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Why study at The American University of Florence

  • Experiential learning model

    You’ll receive a comprehensive educational experience based on theory, practice, and engagement with the local community

  • Expert faculty

    Programs are led by highly-qualified, international faculty who bring a wealth of professional experience

  • Small class sizes

    With an average class size of 12, you’ll benefit from personalized learning experiences

  • Beautiful location

    Florence is renowned for its stunning Renaissance architecture and jaw-dropping artwork

Life as an international student

International students account for around 90% of the University’s student body, and 40 nationalities are represented on campus. The University’s support services do a fantastic job of making sure that every pupil feels at home on campus.

The Student Life and Development office (SLD) at FUA-AUF will support you in all aspects of student life. They can assist with visas, housing, volunteer opportunities, medical services, and more. They also have a 24/7 hotline that you can ring if you ever have an emergency.

A dedicated program of orientation activities takes place before term starts, helping you to find your feet in Florence. SLD also runs a series of cultural integration events so that you can meet fellow students, share experiences, and form friendships.

What American University of Florence says

  • Livia Annalisa Sturlese Tosi

    Livia Annalisa Sturlese Tosi

    Florence University of the Arts Teacher, Communicatin Office Staff
    Livia Annalisa Sturlese Tosi says

    I believe that our University is the best and the most avant-garde place for an international student, because here at FUA-AUF in Florence, and only here, students have the opportunity to study and learn theoretical notions with the Experiential Learning Model, unique in the world, that make it possible to have, while studying, a real experience at a highly professional level of what you will do as professional.

    The important fact of this experiential learning method is that the projects conducted with the professors supervising are made in real contexts, with the real public, or real customers, that at the end they evaluate using the measures of the real business.

    The facilities that cover quite all the city center of Florence are unique. We are a great team, that makes the best experience for students. We collaborate on projects, every day, putting our diverse experiences at disposal of everybody with flexibility and care of our mission.

    We have 7 buildings in the city center that include historical buildings, a Suggestive Renaissance Library that faces the Santa Croce Abby, the most modern media lab possible with the newest hardware and software offered, the biggest dark room in Florence for photography students, a huge shooting studio, a restaurant, and pastry shop, run by students, culinary labs, a magazine where students can have their material published, an incredible horticultural garden in the middle of the historical center, art Labs, a fully equipped Gym… and more.

Student life & facilities

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  • Fitness Centre
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  • Library
    • Quiet Areas
    • Computer labs
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants

Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: from €6,300 to €6,983 per year


American University of Florence

Corso dei Tintori, 21, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

The American University of Florence, its related schools, and the Palazzi CEMI (Community Engagement Member Institutions) are located in important historic palaces throughout Florence’s city center.

Visa requirements for American University of Florence

Many international students will require a visa to study in Italy, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Italy student visa requirements