Scholarships at AUPP

Scholarships, Deferred Payments, and Loan Programs




The American University of Phnom Penh offers scholarships (up to 100%) to students that have exemplified an outstanding academic record during their high school studies and are in need of financial assistance. AUPP offers the following scholarships:

  1. Merit Scholarships
  2. Private Scholarships
  3. Need & Academic-based Scholarships


Steps to apply for a scholarship:
  1. Fill the application form online
  2. Pay the application and English placement test fees at the Registry
  3. Take AUPP’s English placement test
  4. After receiving your English placement results, you will receive an Offer of Admission.
  5. After you accept the Offer of Admission, you will be given a Student ID Number. Use this Student ID Number to submit the scholarship application online


Click here to apply for Admission Click here to submit a Scholarship Application



Merit Scholarships


Students who have achieved Grade A & B in their National High School Exams are eligible for the Merit Scholarships. If students have attended a private school where they were exempt from taking the National Exam, then may still qualify for a Merit Scholarship. To obtain a Merit Scholarship, students must have achieved a high school cumulative grade point average (GPA) between 3.5 and 4.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Students retain their scholarship for the entire course of study at AUPP in Fall, Spring or Summer semesters, including the English Preparatory Program. Students must maintain a grade point average (GPA) equivalent to a B grade (GPA of 3.00 or higher) each semester. Scholarship awards may not be transferred, deferred or encashed.


Private Scholarships


AUPP provides private scholarships up to 100%  to eligible students. Private scholarships are based on academic achievement and financial need.  Some scholarships have additional criteria. Currently, AUPP offers private scholarships for the Global Affairs and Law majors only.

Scholarship for Global Affairs Majors


This is a full four year scholarship for five students who are committed to a Global Affairs major and have received an “A” or a “B” on the National Exam and can demonstrate financial need.
Please fill out the online scholarship application form after you have applied for admission and taken the English proficiency exam.


Paola Gianasso Scholarship Fund, for Bachelor of Law (women only)


The  Paola Gianasso Scholarship which is full tuition for four years for a woman who is committed to being a lawyer, demonstrates scholastic ability, and needs financial assistance to attend law school at AUPP.

The late Paola scholarshipsGianasso was a well-respected lawyer who dedicated her life to the empowerment of women, and believed in a world where women would be treated with equality and enjoy the same career opportunities and education that men have. Having passed away in March 2017 at age 53, her life’s work will still be able to have an effect on future generations. In her honor, her brother, Dr. Guido Gianasso, and a group of friends created the Paola Gianasso Scholarship Fund. This Scholarship Fund allows talented but underprivileged young Cambodian women to enter a Bachelor degree program at the prestigious American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP).

Please fill out the online scholarship application form after you have been accepted as a student at AUPP.


The Rooyaiyal Ammal Scholarship Fund


The Rooyaiyal Ammal Scholarship Fund of USD $ 2000 a year which will be offered  to a woman law student who is committed to being a lawyer, that demonstrates scholastic ability, and needs financial assistance to attend law school at AUPP.

Need & Academic-based Scholarships

If you have financial need, AUPP offers Need & Academic-based Scholarships on a case-by-case basis.  AUPP reserves the right to confirm your financial need if you are applying for a need-based scholarship.


Deferred Payment Plan

A deferred payment plan is available for students unable to pay the tuition at the start of a semester.  The student must submit an application to the Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA) for approval.  The cost for this service is an additional USD 100 administrative fee each semester.

The schedule for payment is:

  • 40% of the total tuition fees prior to registration for the semester;
  • 30% of the total tuition fees within 50 calendar days of the start of classes;
  • 30% of the total tuition fees plus the additional charge prior to the start of the final examination period.

Students who qualify for this plan must pay the tuition fees in full, even if they withdraw from the University after the tuition refund period. Students will not receive grades until semester tuition and fees are paid.


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