Policy number: AA009EN
Last review date: 30 November 2017
Next review date: 1 November 2020
Issuing office: Academic Affairs


Since English is the language of instruction at AUP, all candidates for admission must demonstrate English proficiency at a level that will insure their ability to successfully complete university-level work. Therefore, all candidates whose native tongue is not English must provide the results of either the TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS that are not more than two years old. Students who encounter difficulties in meeting this requirement must contact the Admissions Office for instructions. 

The University will use the results of these tests to make a preliminary English-level placement. Some candidates may be required to enroll in one or more courses in the English Foundation Program; such study may require one or more semesters to complete. 

Foundation English Programs carry academic credit applicable to the AUP diploma; however, it is possible that other universities may not accept these credits for transfer. 

Appropriate scores in SAT or ACT English exams may replace the AUP English placement test and determine the appropriate academic writing level early. Final English-level placement will be determined in consultation with faculty from the Department of Comparative Literature and English (please view their section for more information). 


Proficiency in French is not required for admission, however, before graduation, all degree candidates must achieve or demonstrate proficiency in French at an intermediate level. 


Responsibilities: The Admissions Department receives and reviews the test scores; the Department of Comparative Literature and English helps to make a determination when the results of the scores are not clear.

Issuing Office and Contact: The Office of Academic Affairs, Tel. +33 1 40 62 06 04, 5, boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg Paris, 75007