Updated: September 5, 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 the American University of Armenia’s Undergraduate Admissions Policies 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 email@example.com.
AUA offers undergraduate degrees:
» Business (BA)
» Computer Science (BS)
» English and Communications (BA)
» Engineering Sciences (BS)
» Data Science (DS)
Each is offered as part of a liberal arts education. We recommend you review these programs in detail at our Academic programs page.
Application Preparation and Deadlines
Please visit our Deadline Dates page for a listing of our early, regular, and rolling admissions deadline dates.
Yes. All applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee which can be paid online via im.aua.am, bank transfer, or the Electronic Easy Pay Cash Machine located on the ground floor of the Paramaz Avedisian Building. The fees are:
For Armenian citizens and Armenian Special Passport Holders – 15,000AMD
For International Applicants – 30,000AMD
Yes. The American University of Armenia considers the following as proof of high school graduation:
- Completion of 8 GCSEs passed with grades C or higher - Passing of a minimum of 3 A level exams with a C result or better
Please visit our Deadline Dates page for more information.
No. At this time, AUA does not offer spring admission at the undergraduate level.
Submitting Your Application
The application for the Fall 2019 admissions cycle will launch in October 2018.
The Office of Admissions holds periodic Application Help Days to assist you in ensuring you are prepared to accurately complete the Application for Admission to Undergraduate Study. For a detailed list of events, including Application Help Days, please check out our list of Admission Events. You may also call the Office of Admissions to set up a date and time for an individual consultation.
While individuals and companies may offer you assistance in completing your application for a small fee, we highly recommend you work on completing the application yourself and seek guidance only from our office. Regional and international applicants who are unable to visit the AUA campus can send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or request a phone consultation.
Your application is complete if you meet the following requirements:
1. Submit a complete Application for Admission to Undergraduate Study including all required supplements as outlined in the application instructions.
2. Present valid and official results confirming English language proficiency typically through the TOEFL iBT or IELTS Academic exams. Native and near native speakers are eligible for a waiver. For more information, please read the English proficiency waiver policy (clause 1.4) here. Applications for the waiver can be submitted via our online application system. You must ensure that official test scores are sent to AUA directly from the testing service, using AUA’s institution code as noted below:
TOEFL iBT code – 4151
IELTS Academic – 40 Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan
3. Present official, valid results confirming Math Proficiency, typically through the AUA Math Test, the SAT, or ACT. If you plan on taking either the SAT or ACT, you must indicate AUA’s institution codes as follows to ensure proper receipt of score report:
SAT code 7257
ACT code 6982
4. A scan of the photo and registration pages of your passport or your National ID (Armenian citizens only).
5. A photo meeting the online application requirements.
6. Proof of High School Graduation. At the time of application, if you are in your final year of high school, please provide a transcript for each year of your high school education which outlines all courses taken and grades received. If you are admitted, you will need to submit your official diploma and final transcript (attestat) after high school graduation to complete the admissions process.
7. A non-refundable Application Fee
For AUA to receive your official test scores, you must ensure you indicate AUA’s institution code either at the time of registration or during the exam. These codes are as follows:
TOEFL iBT – 4151
SAT – 7257
ACT – 6982
IELTS Academic exam results must be sent to AUA directly from the British Council or by uploading your IELTS Test Report Form to your online application while the AUA Math Test score is automatically transferred to the Office of Admissions.
You can work on improving your English skills independently or through AUA Extension which has courses designed to help applicants prepare for the English exams. For more information about AUA Extension, please visit page of AUA Extension. The internet also offers various online preparation materials such as www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/prepare.
Admission to AUA is competitive and based on a number of factors. While AUA does have target scores, scoring above them does not guarantee your admission to the university. On the other hand, you may be considered for conditional admission even if you score less than the targets. For a list of target scores by program, please visit here.
Yes. AUA offers limited affordable student housing in a secure, gated area a very short distance away from the University. Located at Sose 36, the dormitory has two floors for male and female students. Each floor is newly renovated offering furnished double rooms ranging from 12 to 16 square meters and shared bathrooms and showers. The dorms come equipped with a small kitchenette on each floor and laundry service is available on site for a small fee. The dormitory also offers high speed WiFi access. Priority consideration is given to international and non-Yerevan based students.
Starting Fall 2019, AUA will offer a newly built student residence in Dzoragyugh, a short 20 minute walk from the University. The five story building will house up to 61 students in double and triple occupancy rooms, each furnished with beds, side tables, desks, wardrobes, and a bathroom. The first floor will house a hall for communal activities, a shared kitchen, and a study area. The Dzoragyugh residence will be fully accessible for disabled students.
For more information, please visit our Housing page.
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.
Notes: 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's visa page.
With the recent updates in the Law of the Republic of Armenia on Military Service and the Status of Military Serviceman, universities no longer provide military deferment to admitted students. If you are interested in obtaining military deferment, please check with the Ministry of Education and Science for spots allocated to students who have considerable achievements in the fields of education, science, arts, sports, and/or culture and the Ministry of Defense for more information about “Es em” and “Pativ Unem” programs.