Tuition & Costs: MA in International Affairs

Depending on the length of the graduate program you plan to attend, the price will vary. The 2024-2025 graduate tuition is €1,078 per credit.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact graduate admissions if you have any questions or need clarifications. For detailed information on payment plans and schedules, please visit the Graduate Student Accounting Services page.

Program Timeline 

You should consider the program's timeline carefully, keeping track of the overall required credits for the degree. Tuition will change for the 2025-2026 academic year and any deviation from the timeline below means that the estimated cost could change as well.

Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3
16 credits16 credits6 credits

For those making their first independent move abroad to a new country like France, it can be helpful to plan ahead for the upfront costs of settling in after moving to a new country. Check out the Cost of Living page to start making a budget.

Explore financial aid options at AUP: Aid & Scholarships

Fall Entry 

Graduate Per-Credit Tuition (2024-2025): €1,078 per credit

Timeline 1*

The timeline below is the recommended timeline for full time enrollment for the Master in International Affairs. Students need to verify with their Academic Advisor implications of any change in the program's official timeline listed below. Students registered for a second academic year will have additional health fees in the second year.

Fall 2024Spring 2025Fall 2025
16 credits16 credits6 credits

*It is important to remember that if you follow the timeline above, you will not be registered during the Summer Session and will therefore not be eligible for any loans for living expenses between June and August included. It is possible to break with the recommended timeline and register your thesis in the Summer Session, and you can still receive loan funds to cover tuition, fees and living expenses during that session (see Timeline II below). Please also bear in mind that zero credit thesis extensions in future semesters are possible academically, however you are unfortunately not eligible for loan funds or deferment due to federal regulations. 

 Fall 2024Spring 2025Fall 2025**Total Program
Tuition€17,248€17,248€6,468€40,954
Health Fees*€640€640€640€1,920
Orientation Fees ***€50000€500
Total Tuition and Fees€18,388€17,888€7,108€43,384

* Health fees are subject to minor changes.   
**Tuition and fees for the future academic year are subject to change.   
***This Orientation fee cannot be covered by US Federal Loans

 

Estimated Living Expenses

The estimated living expenses below are calculated for September through July. Living expenses can vary depending on the individual. See examples below.

 Fall 2024Spring 2025Fall 2025*Total Program
Housing + Utilities and Wifi€5,400€6,750€5,400€17,550
Travel - Airfare€900€900€900€2,700
Local Transportation€3500€350€700
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment €400€400€250€1,050
Groceries€2,000€2,500€2,000€6,500
Phone€80€100€80€260
Miscellaneous personal expenses€1,095€1,250€1,095€3,440
Total Estimated Living Expenses€10,225€11,900€10,075€32,200
 
Tuition + Estimated Living Expenses  
(with temporary orientation housing)
€28,613€29,788€17,183€75,584

*Tuition and estimated living expenses for the future academic year are subject to change.

 

Timeline 2*

The timeline below is an accelerated timeline for full time enrollment for the Master in International Affairs. Students need to verify with their Academic Advisor implications of any change in the program's official timeline listed below.

Fall 2024Spring 2025Summer 2025
16 credits16 credits6 credits

 

 Fall 2024Spring 2025Summer 2025Total Program
Tuition€17,248€17,248€6,468€40,964
Health Fees*€640€6400€1,280
Orientation Fees **€50000€500
Total Tuition and Fees€18,388€17,888€6,468€42,744

* Health fees are subject to minor changes.   
**This Orientation fee cannot be covered by US Federal Loans

 

Estimated Living Expenses

The estimated living expenses below are calculated for September through July. Living expenses can vary depending on the individual. See examples below.

 Fall 2024Spring 2025Summer 2025Total Program
Housing + Utilities and Wifi€5,400€6,750€2,700€14,850
Travel - Airfare€900€9000€1,800
Local Transportation€35000€350
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment €400€400€250€1,050
Groceries€2,000€2,500€800€5,300
Phone€80€100€60€240
Miscellaneous personal expenses€1,095€1,250€500€2,845
Total Estimated Living Expenses€10,225€11,900€4,310€26,435
 
Tuition + Estimated Living Expenses  
(with temporary orientation housing)
€28,613€29,788€10,778€69,179

 

Spring Entry* 

Graduate Per-Credit Tuition (2024-2025): €1,078 per credit

 Spring 2025Fall 2025**Spring 2026**Total Program
Tuition€17,248€17,248€6,468€40,964
Health Fees***€640€640€640€1,920
Orientation Fees ****€50000€500
Total Tuition and Fees€18,388€17,888€7,108€43,384

*There are no classes offered for this program in the summer.  
**Tuition and fees for the future academic year are subject to change.  
***Health fees are subject to minor changes.  
****This Orientation fee cannot be covered by US Federal Loans

 

Estimated Living Expenses

The estimated living expenses below are calculated for January through May for the Spring semester and June through July for the Summer semester . Living expenses can vary depending on the individual. See examples below.

 Spring 2025Fall 2025*Spring 2026*Total Program
Housing + Utilities and Wifi€6,750€5,400€6,750€18,990
Travel - Airfare€900€900€900€2,700
Local Transportation€3500€350€700
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment €400€400€250€1,050
Groceries€2,500€2,000€2,500€7,000
Phone€100€80€100€280
Miscellaneous personal expenses€1,345€1,095€1,250€3,690
Total Estimated Living Expenses€12,345€9,875€12,100€34,320
 
Tuition + Estimated Living Expenses  
(with temporary orientation housing)
€30,733€27,763€19,208€77,704

*Tuition and estimated living expenses for the future academic year are subject to change.