Updated: October 23, 2019. 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 American University of Armenia’s Graduate 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 protected].
AUA offers the following graduate degrees:
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Science in Management
- Master of Science in Economics
- Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Systems Management
- Master of Science in Computer and Information Science
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Laws
- Master of Political Science and International Affairs
- Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
You can find additional information regarding each program here.
AUA currently offers graduate certificate programs in
- Teaching English as a Foreign Language
- Data Analytics
You can find additional information regarding AUA’s certificate programs here.
Yes, AUA offers Open Classes. These are actual classes that prospective students can attend one time, at no cost. You can find information on class schedule, registration process, a list of courses available, and more here.
For more information, applicants are encouraged to review here.
Yes, you may apply to AUA even if you do not yet have your 10 year special residency status. Please note that you will be charged the international application fee.
If you are accepted to AUA, your tuition will be reassessed during the execution of your education contract as long as you have already obtained the 10 year residency status. As soon as you receive your special residency status, make sure to email its scan to the Office of Admissions at [email protected]. If for some reason there is a delay in receiving your 10 year residency status, please contact the Office of the Registrar to inquire about the possibility of reassessing your tuition.
- Hold an undergraduate degree from, or be currently enrolled in the final year of studies at an accredited or licensed institution of higher education. Applicants holding a Bachelor’s degree from a 3-year program will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirement.
- Submit a complete AUA Application for Admission to Graduate Study.
Yes. Applicants should submit official exam results confirming English Language Proficiency either through TOEFL iBT or IELTS Academic exams. Some applicants may be eligible to receive a waiver of the English Language Proficiency Requirement. For more information, please read the English Language Proficiency waiver policy and application form here.
You may receive a waiver to the English Language Proficiency requirement if you studied at least two consecutive of the previous five years of full-time study at a recognized high school, college, or university where the primary language of instruction is English. Applicants may receive a waiver if they have completed at least two years of full-time study at a recognized high school, college, or university where the primary language of instruction was English. For more information, please refer to the English Language proficiency waiver policy at policies.aua.am/policy/154. To apply for the waiver, applicants should create a profile at im.aua.am and submit an English Language Proficiency Test Waiver form.
The TOEFL iBT and IELTS Academic target score requirements for admission at AUA are as follows.
- TOEFL iBT – 79 or higher
- IELTS Academic – 6.5 or higher
Applicants should note, however, that meeting the scores listed above is not a guarantee of admission. On the other hand, having scores lower does not result in automatic denial. Only those applicants with a 67 or lower on the TOEFL iBT or 5.5 or lower on the IELTS Academic will be automatically denied admission.
For AUA to receive your official TOEFL iBT test scores, you must indicate AUA’s institution code (4151) either at the time of registration or during the exam while for the IELTS Academic exam results you must indicate AUA’s institution code (40 Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan).
The table below outlines which graduate program standardized test (GRE, GMAT, LSAT) are required for each program.
|Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Management, Master of Science in Economics, Master of Science in Computer and Information Science, Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, Master of Political Science and International Affairs, and Master of Public Health||GRE or GMAT|
|Master of Laws||LSAT (for non-LL.B. graduates only)|
The table below outlines the program-specific standardized test target score requirements for admission at AUA:
The LSAT is waived for applicants who hold a degree in law
|Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Management, and Master of Science in Economics||60th percentile on the GRE or GMAT (MSE applicants with scores less than the 50th percentile will not be considered. MBA applicants with scores less than the 40th percentile will not be considered)|
|Master of Science in Computer and Information Science, Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, and Master of Public Health||50th percentile on the GRE or GMAT|
|Master of Political Science and International Affairs||25th percentile on the GRE or GMAT|
|Master of Laws||145 on LSAT (The LSAT is waived for applicants who hold a degree in law)|
Applicants must ensure that valid test scores are reported electronically to AUA directly by the testing service on or by the published deadline date to which they are applying. To do so, please make sure to include AUA’s institution codes as follows:
- GRE code 0676
- LSAT code 0868
- GMAT code 0284
You may request an additional score report through your test account and indicate AUA as a score report recipient by putting our institution code.
To apply, please complete and submit a complete Application for Admission to Graduate Study online at im.aua.am.
Yes. Please refer to our Deadline Dates for detailed information.
It is your responsibility to submit a complete application. If you forget to send a required document or do not report an official score to AUA, please immediately contact the Office of Admissions and make sure to send those missing documents by email to [email protected].
The Office of Admissions screens all submitted applications for technical eligibility. If your application is incomplete, please note that it will not be considered for further review by the Admissions Committee. Incomplete applications as of one deadline date will be moved to the following deadline date. If you fail to complete your application by the rolling admissions deadline date, the Office of Admissions will update your application status to ineligible.
Any change and/or additional information presented after the admissions deadline must be presented using a Petition to Submit New Information form. If you plan on submitting new information after the deadline, please email [email protected] to request a copy of this form. However, please note that if you would like your new test score considered, it will shift your application to the following deadline date. No new information may be submitted after the Rolling Admissions deadline date.
Your application fee may be paid online, via the Easy Pay Cash Machine located in AUA's Main Building, or bank transfer We strongly encourage applicants to make payments online as it may take up to 10 business days for your account to reflect Easy Pay or Bank Transfer payments. Detailed instructions are available on the payment page in im.aua.am once you have submitted your application.
Yes, you may use a recommendation letter previously submitted with your AUA application as long as it is valid. Recommendation letters are only valid for one year. If you plan to use a valid recommendation letter(s) from a previous AUA application, send an email to [email protected] detailing which recommendation letter you would like to be considered by the application submission deadline.
Since recommendation letters must be submitted on the AUA template, you cannot use recommendations provided to you for other purposes.
Visa and Housing
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 (evisa.mfa.am).
- 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 countries 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 at mfa.am/en/visa.
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 Summer 2020, 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.