Updated: April 12, 2018. The information on this page is general and may be subject to change. We strongly encourage you to check the website of your preferred field of study as well as American University of Armenia’s Graduate Admissions Policies as for detailed information regarding the programs, admissions process and more. If your question is not answered in these FAQs, please email the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUA offers the following graduate degrees:
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Science in Strategic Management
- Master of Science in Economics
- Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Systems Management
- Master of Science in Computer and Information Science
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Laws
- Master of Political Science and International Affairs
- Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
You can find additional information regarding each program here.
AUA currently offers graduate certificate programs in
>> Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language >> Certificate in Translation
>> Graduate Certificate in Finance >> Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics
You can find additional information regarding AUA’s certificate programs here.
Yes, AUA offers Open Classes. These are actual classes that prospective students can attend one time, at no cost. You can find information on class schedule, registration process, a list of courses available, and more at admissions.aua.am/grad-open-class.
For more information, applicants are encouraged to review here.
Yes, you may apply to AUA even if you do not yet have your 10 year special residency status. Please note that you will be charged the international application fee.
If you are accepted to AUA, your tuition will be reassessed during the execution of your education contract as long as you have already obtained the 10 year residency status. As soon as you receive your special residency status, make sure to email its scan to the Office of Admissions at email@example.com. If for some reason there is a delay in receiving your 10 year residency status, please contact the Office of the Registrar to inquire about the possibility of reassessing your tuition.
- Hold an undergraduate degree from, or be currently enrolled in the final year of studies at an 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.
- Satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirement.
- Submit a complete AUA Application for Admission to Graduate Study.
Yes. Applicants should submit official exam results confirming English Language Proficiency either through TOEFL iBT or IELTS Academic exams. Some applicants may be eligible to receive a waiver of the English Language Proficiency Requirement. For more information, please read the English Language Proficiency waiver policy and application form here.
- TOEFL iBT – 79 or higher
- IELTS Academic – 6.5 or higher
For AUA to receive your official TOEFL iBT test scores, you must indicate AUA’s institution code (4151) either at the time of registration or during the exam.
For IELTS Academic exam results you must indicate AUA’s institution code (40 Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan) or upload your IELTS Test Report Form to your online application.
The table below outlines which graduate program standardized test (GRE, GMAT, LSAT) are required for each program.
|Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Strategic Management, Master of Science in Economics, Master of Science in Computer and Information Science, Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, and Master of Public Health||GRE or GMAT|
|Master of Political Science and International Affairs||GRE|
|Master of Laws||LSAT (for non-LL.B. graduates only)|
The table below outlines the program-specific standardized test target score requirements for admission at AUA:
The LSAT is waived for applicants who hold a degree in law
|Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Strategic Management, and Master of Science in Economics||60th percentile on the GRE or GMAT (MSE applicants with scores less than the 50th percentile will not be considered. MBA applicants with scores less than the 40th percentile will not be considered)|
|Master of Science in Computer and Information Science, Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, and Master of Public Health||50th percentile on the GRE|
|Master of Political Science and International Affairs||25th percentile on the GRE|
|Master of Laws||140 on LSAT (The LSAT is waived for applicants who hold a degree in law)|
- GRE code 0676
- LSAT code 0868
- GMAT code 0284
It is your responsibility to submit a complete application. If you forget to send a required document or do not report an official score to AUA, please immediately contact the Office of Admissions and make sure to send those missing documents by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Admissions screens all submitted applications for technical eligibility. If your application is incomplete, please note that it will not be considered for further review by the Admissions Committee. Incomplete applications as of one deadline date will be moved to the following deadline date. If you fail to complete your application by the rolling admissions deadline date, the Office of Admissions will update your application status to ineligible.
Any change and/or additional information presented after the admissions deadline must be presented using a Petition to Submit New Information form. If you plan on submitting new information after the deadline, please email email@example.com to request a copy of this form. However, please note that if you would like your new test score considered, it will shift your application to the following deadline date. No new information may be submitted after the Rolling Admissions deadline date.
Yes, you may use a recommendation letter previously submitted with your AUA application as long as it is valid. Recommendation letters are only valid for one year. If you plan to use a valid recommendation letter(s) from a previous AUA application, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing which recommendation letter you would like to be considered on by the application submission deadline.
Since recommendation letters must be submitted on the AUA template, you cannot use recommendations provided to you for other purposes.
Visa and Housing
Yes. Foreign nationals need valid travel documents to enter Armenia. Individuals must ensure that they apply for and obtain a passport in time to obtain the necessary visas for Armenia. Some countries require that passports have a minimum of six months validity for travel purposes.
Most foreign nationals will be able to obtain a visa at the airport in Yerevan upon arrival for a cost of 15,000 AMD. This single-entry visa is valid for 120 days from your date of entry. You may also obtain a visa from your local Armenian embassy or consulate or via Armenia’s e-visa system (evisa.mfa.am).
- AUA issues a letter of invitation for admitted nationals of certain countries to apply for and receive an entry visa to Armenia from Armenia’s diplomatic posts abroad. A list of these countries is posted here.
- Nationals of some countries are exempt from the requirement of obtaining an entry visa to Armenia. A list of these counties is posted here.
- Once you are in Armenia, AUA will assist you in renewing your visa.
For more information about the requirements for your country of citizenship please visit Armenia’s Foreign Ministry website at mfa.am/en/visa.