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 the below requirements.
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.
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 – refer to target scores here.
- IELTS Academic or IELTS Indicator – refer to target scores here.
- 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 admission interview when applicants may also be assessed on their English speaking, listening, and writing skills. The internal assessment may be conducted in a different format by each 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 or IELTS Academic (including Indicator) test, or are approved for a Waiver. The Internal Assessment is NOT available to PSIA applicants. CTEFL graduates applying to MA TEFL will be assessed on their knowledge of English through the Internal Assessment only. The Internal Assessment is NOT an option for the rest of MA TEFL program applicants.
Score Validity and Reporting
For AUA application purposes, the TOEFL iBT/IELTS Academic scores are valid only if your test date was less than two years before your 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 – 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 tests) depending on your selected field of study, as outlined here. None of these tests are required of MA TEFL, MPSIA, and MA HRSJ applicants. Some applicants may be eligible for a GRE, GMAT, or LSAT waiver. An internal assessment is available for any applicant unable to take the required test.
GRE/GMAT Test Waiver: Applicants applying to MSM, MSE, ME IESM, or MS CIS, who meet the below requirements, may apply for a GRE/GMAT waiver.
|MSM||AUA BAB seniors or graduates
||AUA BSCS, BSDS, BSES seniors or graduates
Seniors or graduates of other universities
|MSE||AUA undergraduate seniors or graduates
|ME IESM and MS CIS||AUA BSCS, BSDS, BSES seniors or graduates
||AUA BAB, BAEC seniors or graduates
To receive the GRE/GMAT waiver, email [email protected] with a copy of your transcript with the subject line “GRE/GMAT waiver request”. MSM and MSE applicants from other universities who are eligible to apply for a waiver should also submit relevant course syllabi, along with a letter of standing from their university to confirm the Language of Instruction of their entire program is English.
LSAT Test Waiver: Applicants may apply for a waiver to be exempt from taking the LSAT test. These applicants must have completed undergraduate or graduate studies in the field of law (or are enrolled in their final year). To apply for a waiver, visit here.
Internal Assessment: The MPH, MSM, MBA, MSE, MS CIS, and ME IESM programs offer an internal assessment for applicants unable to take the GRE or GMAT. To apply for an Internal Assessment, download and attach the following Form (Fall 2022 applicants only) to your application detailing math and statistical concepts you have previously studied. You may be questioned about these in more detail during your interview. Title this document “Math and Statistical Concepts”.
LL.M. applicants unable to take the LSAT test 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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants (except for MBA) who take the Internal Assessment should note that preference will be given to those applicants who can take the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT or are approved for a waiver during the admissions process.
Score Validity and Reporting: For admissions purposes, your GRE, GMAT, or LSAT scores are 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. You must ensure that official test scores are sent to AUA directly from the testing service, using AUA’s institution codes as noted below:
- GRE – 0676
- GMAT – 0284
3. Two recommendation letters
Recommendation letters must be completed on the AUA template by two separate recommenders in English, Armenian, and in rare cases Russian. Each recommender must then submit the completed form online or via email as an attachment to [email protected]. Hard copies of recommendation letters are no longer accepted.
Additional instructions are detailed in the application. For questions and answers related to the recommendation letters, visit here.
While you can download the recommendation letter form directly from your Fall 2022 admission application, we have also included them here:
- AUA Recommendation Letter Template for Fall 2022 – English Version
- AUA Recommendation Letter Template for Fall 2022 – Armenian Version
4. Updated résumé/CV in English
5. Passport scan (photo and registration pages) or National ID, and Social Services Number card/document scan for Armenian citizens
6. A photo meeting the online application requirements
7. Non-refundable Application Fee
After submitting your application, you will see details about available application fee payment options (online, bank transfer, or AUA’s on-campus EasyPay machine).
| 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.
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. All admitted students must submit proof of graduation before classes start.
Some programs require you to have a certain undergraduate degree or specific courses taken during your undergraduate studies. Those programs and their requirements are listed below.
|Program Name||Additional Undergraduate Degree Requirement|
|MSE||Preference is given to applicants with a strong background in mathematics and statistics. Prior education in economics, finance, business and public administration is welcome, but not required.|
|MS 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).|
|ME 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.|
|MPSIA||The applicant must hold an undergraduate degree in the following fields: political science, international relations, history, etc. Applicants holding degrees in other fields can also be considered if they can demonstrate the necessary interest in political science, international relations, public administration and other related disciplines. A high GPA of the applicants’ previous education is expected.|
9. Relevant work experience
Work experience is 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 work experience after completing their undergraduate studies. 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 work experience is completed by September 1, 2022.|
|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, MPSIA, MA HRSJ, or MA 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.|
|MA 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.
|MA 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.|