Enrollment Requirements


Submitting a complete application is an important part of the holistic admissions process. To confirm that your application is complete and eligible, make sure you meet all the below requirements.

1. Application for Enrollment in Graduate Certificate Programs

Submit a complete Application for Enrollment in Graduate Certificate Programs, including all required documents as outlined on this page and in the application instruction. 

2. English Language Proficiency 

Present valid and official results confirming English Language Proficiency typically through one of the following options:

  • IELTS Academic
  • English Language Proficiency Test Waivernative and near-native speakers are eligible for a waiver. To apply for a waiver, submit an application at admissions.aua.am/apply. AUA graduates within past five years receive an automatic waiver.
  • Internal Assessment This assessment will be offered during an extended interview, where applicants may also be assessed on their English speaking, listening, and writing skills. The format of the internal assessment may vary from program to program. 

Score Validity and Reporting

TOEFL/IELTS scores are valid for two years – counting from the time of your test date by the submission date of your application. 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 – 4151
  • IELTS Academic – 40 Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan

3. Most recently updated Résumé/CV in English

4. Passport (photo and registration pages) or National ID

5. Armenian Social Services Number (for Armenian citizens only, provided through A4 document, social card, or National ID)

6. Your photo (recently taken, and corresponding to the online application requirements)

7. Non-refundable application fee of 20,000 AMD

8. Proof of undergraduate degree or equivalent

When applying, you must hold an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) from or currently be enrolled in your final year of studies at an accredited or licensed institution of higher education. If you are still enrolled in your final year of studies, then you must submit an official letter from your university to confirm your enrollment and the expected date of your graduation, along with your up-to-date official transcript, including your cumulative GPA. Note that all accepted students must submit official proof of graduation, the award of their Bachelor’s degree, before the start of classes at AUA. We do not keep original documents, and return them immediately after verification.

9. Recommendation Letter (CHHM applicants only*)

Submit a letter of recommendation from a current or previous employer or former professor regarding your potential to succeed in the Graduate Certificate in Hotel and Hospitality Management program. Recommendations can be provided in English or Armenian and must be completed on our template. While you can download the recommendation letter form directly from your Spring 2024 admission application, we have also included them here:

AUA Recommendation Letter Template for Spring 2024 – English Version

AUA Recommendation Letter Template for Spring 2024 – Armenian Version

* Important: CHHM program offers spring enrollment only.