Application 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 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 – refer to target score here.
  • IELTS Academic – refer to target score 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 AUA Internal Assessment for English is NOT available for PSIA and MATEFL applicants.


Score Validity and Reporting

For AUA application purposes, the TOEFL iBT/IELTS Academic scores are valid for two years. This means you must ensure to take the exam within two years before 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 codes as noted below:

  • TOEFL iBT – 4151
  • IELTS Academic – 40 Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan

2b. Graduate Standardized Tests

Depending on your selected field of study, certain programs require official Graduate School Admissions Exam results, through one of the below-mentioned options. For the list of the programs that require the test, visit here.

  • GRE (quantitative section) / GMAT (quantitative section), or LSAT 
  • Internal Assessment
  • GRE/GMAT and LSAT Test Waiver (for eligible applicants, as described below)

 

None of these tests are required of MA TEFL, MPSIA, and MA HRSJ applicants.

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 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 have a waiver approval. 

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

  • Grade B- or higher in Business Mathematics and Introduction to Statistics
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
AUA BSCS, BSDS, BSES seniors or graduates

  • Grade B- or higher in Statistics
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
 

 

Seniors or graduates of other universities 

  • Language of instruction of entire program is English
  • Curriculum contained strong foundation of math and statistics
  • Submit relevant course syllabi during waiver request
MSE AUA undergraduate seniors or graduates

  • Grade B or higher in Business Math or equivalent (Calculus 1, Single Variable Calculus, Calculus: Single Variables) and Applied Statistics or equivalent (Statistics, Statistics 1, Probability and Statistics)
ME IESM and MS CIS AUA BSCS, BSDS, BSES seniors or graduates

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
AUA BAB, BAEC seniors or graduates 

  • Grade B or higher in two of the following three courses: 
    • Calculus I or Single Variable Calculus or Business Math
    • Applied Statistics or Statistics
    • Introduction to Econometrics or Machine Learning
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
 

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 exempted 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.

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 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 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 available in the application. For related details, visit here.

While you can download the recommendation letter form directly from your Fall 2022 admission application, we have also included them here:


4. Updated résumé/CV in English


5. Passport scan (photo and registration pages), or National ID


6. A scan of Armenian Social Services Number (for Armenian citizens only)


7. A photo (corresponding the online application requirements)


8. 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
International
Citizens
Early and Regular Admissions 15,000AMD 30,000AMD
Rolling Admission 25,000AMD 30,000AMD
Spring Admission 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.


9. 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.

10. Relevant work experience

Work experience is required for some programs, while preferred for others. See the table below for more information.

Program Name Requirement
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.

11. Other Requirements

Some programs have additional application requirements, listed below.

Program Name Requirement
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 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.