Scholarships and Tuition Benefits

A variety of tuition benefits and scholarship opportunities are offered by AUF and through external partnering institutions/organizations.

Further details on each category are provided below:


Tuition Benefits for US Veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits available for: Apicius: AA / Certificate Career programs in Culinary Arts and Hospitality AUF: AA program in Communication and Interactive Digital Media, BA programs in Cultural Studies and Food and Wine Studies



Tuition reductions for EU students (independent enrollments only) Tuition reductions for Italian students (independent enrollments only) UK - Career Program funding through Professional and Career Development loans is available through the Skills Funding Agency of the UK government.



  • Hospitality Management
  • Baking and Pastry
  • Culinary Arts
  • Wellness studies
  • Digital Media & Communications
  • Fashion Design & Merchandising
  • Cultural Studies

AA SCHOLARSHIPS - Spring/Summer Start

  • Baking and Pastry
  • Culinary Arts



  • Health and Wellness Studies
  • International Education
  • International Hospitality
  • Visual Media
  • Fashion Retail, Merchandising, and Media

Scholarship Regulations
Scholarship categories include full and partial scholarships for AA/BA/MA programs. Scholarship application deadlines are three months prior to the start of the academic semester. Further information and the application form can be requested by contacting

AA-BA scholarship benefits cover tuition only. Housing, living, and extra study expenses (course fees, textbooks, etc.) must be covered by the scholarship holder. MA scholarship benefits cover tuition and housing.  MA scholarship winners will act as resident assistants. Scholarships are open only to individual enrollments. Students who enroll through a provider, agency, or affiliated university are not eligible. Each scholarship is designed to start in a specific term. If a student cannot attend for any given reason, the scholarship will be assigned to the second runner-up. Scholarships are not reimbursable for any reason whatsoever. If a scholarship holder should terminate or not complete the term of study for any reason including emergencies, he or she may not recuperate the unfulfilled period at a later date.

Standard Prerequisites

  • High school diploma.
  • Strong academic standing (GPA of 3.0 – 4.0).
  • Study Visa (if applicable) for the entire duration of stay and study in Florence (in order to process the permit of stay request).

The RA scholarship is open students applying to 2-year and 4-year programs. The scholarship recipient will act as a live-in advisor, counselor, administrator, leader, and role model for students living in the university's housing facilities in Florence. The scholarship features a tuition reduction and free room and board throughout the course of study.

Payment plans as a form of financial aid are available to students enrolling in degree programs.


With an AUF payment plan, half of the yearly tuition is payable upon enrollment for any degree program. If the student cannot acquire the required documents to study abroad (i.e., visa), the deposit will be reimbursed in full. The second half of tuition is due the first week of program classes. Please contact for more information and to apply.


Endicott College offers a stagiaire program for Apicius hospitality, culinary arts, and baking and pastry career program graduates who wish to complete a bachelor’s degree in Beverly, Massachusetts. Accepted candidates will partake in a part-time stagiaire position on campus and be awarded full US tuition (4-6 semesters), room and board, and monthly stipend to cover personal expenses. Non-US participants who complete their bachelor’s degree at Endicott have the benefit of eligibility for an 18-month academic training visa after the stagiaire contract commitment. Please contact: to apply.

Please send the Program Application (signed and completed), official transcript, CV, or statement of prior experience. . Please contact: to apply.

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