Application Requirements

Planning on applying to our graduate programs? Make sure to review this list of requirements to ensure you submit a complete application. Check back soon for more information about the application launch dates for the Spring and Fall 2019 admission cycles. 

1. Application for Admission to Graduate Study

Submit a complete application including all required supplements as outlined in the application instructions. Applicants may indicate up to two programs of study in their application. MBA program applicants must submit an additional supplemental application form. Incomplete applications as of one deadline date will be moved to the next deadline date. Any incomplete applications as of the rolling admissions deadline will be deemed ineligible.

2a. English Language Proficiency

Present valid and official results confirming English Language Proficiency typically through the TOEFL iBT or IELTS Academic. For AUA application purposes, these scores are valid only if your test date was less than two years before the application submission date. You must submit your official score reports directly from the appropriate testing service. To ensure we receive your official test scores, indicate AUA as a recipient using our institution codes:

  • TOEFL iBT – code 4151
  • IELTS Academic – 40 Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan

Native and near native speakers are eligible for a waiver. To see if you qualify for the waiver, please review the English Language Proficiency Test waiver policy here. If eligible, complete and submit your waiver application at im.aua.am well before you submit your application for admission. 

2b. Graduate School Admissions Exams

Present official Graduate School Admissions Exam results through the GRE (quantitative section), GMAT (quantitative section), or LSAT* depending on your selected field of study as outlined at admissions.aua.am/graduate/selection-process-target-scores/. No Graduate School Admission Exam is required of MA TEFL applicants. 

For admissions purposes, your GRE, GMAT, or LSAT scores are only valid for five years. This means you must ensure you took the exam no earlier than five years before the date you submit your application.  To ensure we receive your official GRE, GMAT, or LSAT scores, please make sure they are sent to AUA on or by the application deadline date using the following institution codes: 

  • GRE code 0676
  • GMAT code 0284
  • LSAT code 0868

* LL.M. applicants who hold a degree in law are eligible for a waiver to the LSAT exam. To request a waiver, please email grad@aua.am with a scan of your diploma and transcript confirming your law degree. If you are currently enrolled in your final year of studies, you may submit a letter of standing confirming your current field of study as well as your date of graduation.

REMINDER: Applicants should take all required exams on or by the application submission deadline date and ensure official test scores are reported in a timely manner. 

3. Two recommendation letters

4. Updated résumé/CV (maximum 4 pages)


5. Passport scan (photo and registration pages) or National ID scan for Armenian citizens

6. Photo 

7. Non-refundable Application Fee

   Armenian Citizens and Armenian
Special Passport Holders
International
Citizens
Early and Regular Admissions 15,000AMD 30,000AMD
 Rolling Admissions 25,000AMD 30,000AMD


8. Proof of undergraduate degree

You must hold an undergraduate degree from, or currently be enrolled in your final year of studies at, a 4-year or 5-year accredited or licensed institution of higher education. Applicants holding a Bachelor’s degree from a 3-year program will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Some programs may require undergraduate degrees or specific courses to be taken during your undergraduate education. Those programs and their requirements are listed below.

Program Name Additional Undergraduate Degree Requirement
MSE Preference is given to applicants with undergraduate degrees in Economics, Finance, Public Administration, Mathematics, Statistics or other quantitative fields.
CIS Undergraduate degrees should be in one of the following fields: mathematics, science or engineering field. Students with degrees in non-science disciplines may be admitted, depending on their completed course work and experience.  The undergraduate degree must include, as a minimum, two years of college-level mathematics covering calculus, linear algebra and differential equations, and a course in physical sciences (physics, mechanics, chemistry, biology, etc).
IESM Hold an undergraduate degree in fields including mathematics, science and engineering. Students with degrees in non-science disciplines may be admitted, depending on their completed course work. The undergraduate degree must include, as a minimum, two years of college-level mathematics covering calculus, linear algebra and differential equations, and a course in physical sciences (physics, mechanics, chemistry, biology, etc).
MPH Hold a bachelor’s degree in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine or nursing or hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering, natural or social sciences or related fields and preferably have two years of practical work experience in the health sector.
LL.M. Have basic understanding of the legal profession and the opportunities and challenges in the field of law. Preference will be given to those applicants who have previously studied law (including previous degrees, summer schools, trainings, internships), held legal internships, or have legal experience.


9. Relevant work experience

Work experience may be required for some programs while preferred for others. See the table below for more information.

Program Name Requirement
MBA In July 2018, after internal discussions, the MBA admissions committee updated the work experience requirement for those applying to the MBA program. The updated requirement is:


Two years of full-time work experience outside the time period of applicant’s studies at the bachelor level in any area of business. Applicants must provide documentation of these years of full-time work experience. If the requirement is not satisfied by the time of application, applicants may be conditionally admitted and full admission offered if the requirement of 2 years of full-time work experience is completed by September 1, 2018 for Fall applicants and January 1, 2019 for Spring applicants.

MSE Preferred, but not required.
MPH Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, natural or social sciences or related fields should preferably have two years of practical work experience in the health sector.
PSIA Preferred, but not required.
LL.M. Legal experience preferred, but not required.
TEFL Preferred, but not required.


10. Other Requirements

Some programs have additional application requirements, listed below.

Program Name Requirement
MBA Demonstrate a readiness and commitment to the rigorous study of MBA. One recommendation letter should be completed by management from a work place (current or previous).
MSSM Demonstrate a readiness and commitment to the rigorous study of business and management.
LL.M. Demonstrate strong interest and motivation to study and practice law.
TEFL Demonstrate a strong interest and potential to become a successful TEFL professional as proven by the applicant’s prior experience, Statement of Purpose, and admission interview, if applicable. Obtain an undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or higher on a 5-point scale.