Planning on applying to our graduate programs? Make sure to review this list of requirements to ensure you submit a complete application. Please note that the Application for Fall 2019 is expected to launch December 25, 2018.
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.
2. English Language Proficiency
Present valid and official results confirming English Language Proficiency typically through the TOEFL iBT or IELTS Academic. Native and near native speakers are eligible for a waiver. For more information, please read the English Language proficiency waiver policy and application form here.
You must submit official score reports confirming English language proficiency either from the TOEFL iBT or IELTS Academic exams. 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 ensure that official test scores are sent to AUA directly from the testing service, using AUA’s institution codes as noted below:
- TOEFL iBT – code 4151
- IELTS Academic – 40 Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan
3. Graduate School Admissions Exams
Present official Graduate School Admissions Exam results typically from the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT depending on your selected field of study as outlined at admissions.aua.am/graduate/selection-process-target-scores/ to demonstrate to the Graduate Admissions Committee your ability to succeed in your selected graduate program. No Graduate School Admission Exam is required of TEFL applicants.
If you plan on taking either the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT, make sure to indicate AUA’s institution codes as follows to ensure proper receipt of the score report:
- GRE code 0676
- GMAT code 0284
- LSAT code 0868
You are required to pay for your examination fees and arrange for your official GRE, GMAT, or LSAT scores to be sent to AUA on or by the application deadline date. It is ultimately your responsibility to ensure timely payment of the necessary exam fees, proper registration for the exams, and timely receipt of the official scores. Please keep in mind that it may take up to four weeks after the exam date for AUA to receive your official scores. For admissions purposes, test scores for the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT exams taken within the past five years of the application deadline will be considered for admission.
4. Two recommendation letters
5. Your most recent resume (maximum 4 pages)
6. A scan of the photo and registration pages of your passport (or National ID for Armenian citizens)
7. A photo meeting the online application requirements
8. Non-refundable Application Fee
| Armenian Citizens and Armenian
Special Passport Holders
|Early and Regular Admissions||15,000AMD||30,000AMD|
9. 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.|
10. Relevant work experience
Work experience may be required for some programs while preferred for others. See the table below for more information.
|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:
|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.|
11. Other Requirements
Some programs have additional application requirements, listed below.
|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.|
Applicants should take all required exams on or by the application submission deadline date and ensure that official test scores are reported in a timely manner. 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.