Requirements & Application Procedure

AYA Study Abroad Paris at Paris IV & the Institut Catholique

In order to be eligible for study with AYA in Paris, a student applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and sufficient training in French and subject-matter courses to take courses at either the UniversitĂ© de Paris-Sorbonne or the Institut Catholique. AYA will give careful consideration to the student’s application, statement of purpose, official transcript, and language evaluation form. (Students who are relative beginners in French and who intend to take the Cours de Civilisation need not meet the language criterion.) Applicants are chosen on a rolling basis on merit.


For answers to any further questions, please e-mail, or phone:

16 Cohasset Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
Phone: (617) 327-9303
Fax: (617) 327-9390

Although there is no fixed cut-off date after which applications will not be accepted, an applicant must be aware that AYA practices a sort of rolling admissions whereby sets of applications are reviewed at certain intervals. Candidates are offered places until there are no more openings. When all the places available have been filled, admissions are necessarily closed. Further, an applicant should allow ample time both for gathering the credentials which are required, for the attestation of preliminary admission, and for obtaining the FRENCH STUDENT VISA , without which it is impossible to enroll in any French university. The Visa is affixed only to a valid U.S. or Canadian Passport and requires an attestation from AYA Study Abroad, special application forms filled out in French, and a Medical Report. These steps will require at least a month in most cases, often much longer. As a rule, applications for the fall should be completed (not initiated) by the end of April, and for the spring by the end of October.