How much does it cost to apply to ACM?
There is a $60 non-refundable application fee accepted at time of application.

How much does the program cost per year?
Does ACM offer financial assistance/scholarships?
ACM offers merit scholarships, need-based grants, work-study opportunities, and payment plan options.  Additional information can be found on the Financial Aid & Scholarships page.

What is the process to apply for admission at IAU?
Please see the application instructions page for complete instructions.

What are the criteria for selection?
ACM bases admissions decisions on the review of the following items: transcripts and test scores, personal statement, CV/resume, and two letters of recommendation. For more information regarding application instructions, please see the application instructions page.

What is the earliest I can apply? The latest?
ACM reviews applications on a rolling admissions basis. Please see the application instructions page for further detail.

How quickly will I hear back regarding my admission to ACM?
Once applications are complete, students can expect to hear a decision within two to four weeks.

What is the process for obtaining a visa? Do I need to go through Campus France?
Students must obtain a long-stay (D) student visa. All non-French students must adhere to the student visa policy as laid out by the French government and your local consulate/embassy.  ACM will provide students with some of the required documentation, confirming their enrollment in the ACMprogram. Please see the Passports & Visas page for more information.

What is a "personal statement" and what is expected from me in answering this question?
Applicants to ACM programs must complete a personal statement as part of their application. This is a chance for ACM's admissions team to get to know the students beyond their academic record. Additional insights into the student’s interests and motivations behind applying for the program are extremely helpful as part of the admissions process.

What are the options for housing and how much does each option cost?
ACM has a variety of housing options available to degree students. Visit the ACM housing page for more complete information.

Who can help me find housing?
Students may consult with ACM’s housing coordinator regarding housing options.

Is there a possibility to get financial assistance for housing (school, government, etc.)?
Students may apply for ACM’s work-study program.  If accepted to the program, ACM will provide a reduction in the housing fee. More information can be found here.

What should I expect from my host family?  What will my host family expect from me?
Please see the Housing page or contact ACM’s housing coordinator with any questions and/or reservations about living with a host family.

What graduate programs does ACM offer?
Master of Fine Arts in painting (MFA), Master of Arts in French Studies (MAFS), Master of Arts in Art History (MAAH), Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR), and Master of Arts in Media Studies (MAMS).

ACM Info:
Where exactly is ACM located?
ACM’s main campus is located in Aix-en-Provence, France, approximately 30 minutes northeast of Marseille, and can be found in the Quartier Ancien, near the Cathédrale Saint-Saveur and the Hôtel de Ville. The Marchutz School of Fine Arts is located on the famed “Route de Cézanne” along the Route de Tholonet near the Parc de la Torse.  For more information about Aix-en-Provence and ACM's campus, please visit this page or this page.

Is public transportation available in and around Aix?
The city of Aix has an efficient bus network “Aix en bus." Information is available at the “Office de Tourisme" where students can buy tickets and get maps and timetables of the network. Most bus services stop at 10 p.m. • Single ticket fare: 1 € • 10 trips Ticket : 7 € • Monthly card : 24 € • Season ticket (12 months)(STUDENT -26 years old) : 100 € .

Aix en bus “Office de Tourisme”:  Open Monday to Saturday from 8.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.  Tel : +33 (0)9 70 80 90 13

What is the student to teacher ratio?
ACM strives to keep the student: teacher ratio low to encourage an intimate learning environment.  The current ratio stands at 8:1.

What is meant by a “liberal arts education”?
The mission of The American College of the Mediterranean is to provide an international education that inspires intercultural awareness and prepares students for responsible roles in a global community through the study of European and Mediterranean history, languages, cultures, and contemporary issues. A Liberal arts education is a well-rounded, holistic approach to learning that empowers individuals and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity, and change. It provides students with broad knowledge of the wider world as well as in-depth study in a specific area of interest. It also helps students develop a sense of social responsibility as well as strong and transferable intellectual and practical skills such as communication, writing, analytical and problem-solving skills, and a demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings.

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