Review the items below to ensure you submit a complete and eligible application by meeting all necessary requirements. Make sure to review each item carefully.
1. Application for Admission to Graduate Study
Submit a complete application including all required supplements as outlined on this page and in the application instructions. We understand that fulfilling all parts of the application (transcripts, diplomas, etc.) may be difficult at this time given the Coronavirus pandemic, so the Graduate Admissions Committees will remain flexible and review delayed application materials on a case by case basis. Incomplete applications as of one deadline will be moved to the next available deadline. Any incomplete applications as of the rolling admissions deadline (regular admissions deadline for MSM) will be deemed ineligible.
2a. English Language Proficiency
Present valid and official results confirming English Language Proficiency typically through the following options:
- TOEFL iBT or TOEFL iBT Home Edition tests (target score of 79)
- IELTS Academic or IELTS Indicator exams (target score of 6.5)
- English Language Proficiency Test Waiver – Native and near native speakers are eligible for a waiver. For more information, please read the English Language Proficiency Test Waiver policy. To apply for a waiver, visit here.
- Internal Assessment – This assessment will be offered during an extended admissions interview when applicants may also be assessed on their speaking, listening, and written English language skills. The internal assessment will vary by program. Applicants should note that AUA’s Graduate Academic Programs and the Graduate Admissions Committee will give preference to applicants (with the exception of MBA) who meet English language proficiency through the TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) test, IELTS Academic (including Indicator) exam, or are approved for a Waiver.
Score Validity and Reporting
TOEFL/IELTS 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
2b. Graduate Standardized Tests
Certain programs require that you present official Graduate School Admissions Exam results through the GRE (quantitative section), GMAT (quantitative section), or LSAT (including available home exams) depending on your selected field of study as outlined here. None of these exams are required of MA TEFL, PSIA, and HRSJ applicants. Some applicants may be eligible for a GRE, GMAT, or LSAT waiver. An internal assessment will be provided for any applicant unable to take the required exam.
GRE/GMAT Test Waiver: Applicants applying to MSM, MSE, IESM, or CIS, who meet the below requirements, may apply for a GRE/GMAT waiver.
|MSM||AUA BAB Student or Graduate
||AUA BSCS, BSDS, BSES Student or Graduate
|MSE||AUA Undergraduate Student or Graduate
|IESM and CIS||AUA BSCS, BSDS, BSES Students or Graduates
||AUA BAB, EC Students or Graduates
To receive the GRE/GMAT waiver, email [email protected] with a copy of your AUA transcript with the subject line “GRE/GMAT waiver request”.
LSAT Test Waiver: Applicants to the Master of Laws program may be exempt from taking the LSAT exam. If you completed your undergraduate or graduate studies in law, complete a LSAT Waiver Request here at least 4 weeks prior to submitting your application. If your request for a waiver is denied, you must arrange to take the LSAT exam and assure that official test results are reported to AUA in a timely manner.
Internal Assessment: If you are unable to take the GRE or GMAT and are applying to the MPH, MSM, MBA, MSE, CIS, or IESM programs, download and attach the following Form detailing math and statistical concepts you have covered previously. You may be questioned about these in more detail during your interview. Please title this document “Math and Statistical Concepts”. LL.M. applicants unable to take the LSAT will be tested via in-house assessment. The assessment will include a short analysis of a legal brief and logical argumentation questions, similar to what can be found on the LSAT test.
Applicants should note that with the exception of MBA, those applicants who are able to take the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT or are approved for a waiver will be given preference.
Score Validity and Reporting: 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, 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
3. Two recommendation letters
Recommendation letters must be completed on the AUA template by the Recommender. Your recommender must then submit the completed letter online or via email to [email protected]. While the recommendation letter can be downloaded directly from the application, we have included them here:
- AUA Recommendation Letter Template for Fall 2021 – English Version
- AUA Recommendation Letter Template for Fall 2021 – Armenian Version
Additional instructions are detailed in the application. For questions and answers related to the recommendation letters, visit here.
4. Updated résumé/CV (maximum 4 pages)
5. Passport scan (photo and registration pages) or National ID scan for Armenian citizens
6. A photo meeting the online application requirements
7. Non-refundable Application Fee
| Armenian Citizens*, Armenian Special Passport Holders, and Lebanese Citizens
|Early and Regular Admissions||15,000AMD||30,000AMD|
* Citizens of the Republic of Armenia also include those citizens mentioned in Chapter 1, Article 6, Clause 3 of the Republic of Armenia Law on Higher and Postgraduate Professional Education.
Application Fee Waiver for Residents of Artsakh: Residents of Artsakh are eligible to receive a waiver to the application fee. To receive a fee waiver, email [email protected] with a scan of your passport confirming you are a resident of Artsakh. Make sure to email your request ASAP and prior to submitting your application. If we approve your request, you will not need to pay the application fee.
8. Proof of undergraduate degree or equivalent
At the time of application, 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. Some programs require you to have a certain undergraduate degree or specific courses 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. 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 or equivalent 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.
|MBA||Applicants must submit documented proof of three years of full-time work experience in any area of business outside the time period of studies at the bachelor level. If the requirement is not satisfied at the time of your application, you may be conditionally admitted and offered full admission as long as your three years of full-time work experience is completed by September 1, 2021 for Fall 2021 applicants.|
|MPH||Applicants who hold 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.|
|LL.M.||Legal experience preferred, but not required.|
|MSE, PSIA, HRSJ, or TEFL||Preferred but not required.|
10. 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 current or previous employer.|
|MSM||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.
|HRSJ||You must write an article/paper describing one human rights issue and your suggested roadmap to tackle it and attach it to your application. The article/paper should have a font type -Times New Roman, font size – 12pt, be double-spaced and include 1,000 typed words.|