International Applicants

International Scholarships

AUA offers various scholarships for international students. If you are interested in applying for one, please note you must submit the required scholarship application form to the Office of Financial Aid. These scholarships are typically merit-based.

1.  International Scholarship: Students who do not hold Armenian citizenship or the 10 year Armenian Special residency may receive a merit-based scholarship covering up to 50% of the total cost of the  published international tuition rate. Read more

2.  Aurora Gratitude Scholarship: Citizens of Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Russia, and Syria applying to certain undergraduate and graduate programs at AUA are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The Aurora scholarship provides partial and full tuition funding and is need- and merit-based. Certain students may also receive financial support for airfare and housing. This scholarship is suspended until further notice. 


The California Scholars Program for AUA Graduates

Are you a California resident and interested in becoming a lawyer, but worried about the high cost? AUA is proud to announce an amazing opportunity for AUA degree holders to obtain substantial financial assistance to attend the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. If admitted, the financial assistance will fully cover the tuition plus provide $20,000 a year for living expenses. This program is an initiative introduced by Senator Anthony J. Portantino and is funded through the State of California.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • AUA degree holders who have attended at least four semesters at AUA.
  • Resident of California and/or applicants who have attended at least three years at, and have graduated from, a high school in California.
  • Cumulate GPA of 3.2 or higher at the time of application to Hastings College of the Law (as calculated by LSAC).
  • LSAT score of 155 or higher.
  • Apply to UC Hastings College of the Law to begin studies in Fall 2022. More information about how to apply and deadlines will be provided in Fall 2021. 


The cost of studying at AUA is a fraction of the average cost of tuition and fees of public and private four year universities in the United States. International applicants are also eligible to apply for international scholarships. To date, we have provided 100% of admitted applicants with some form of scholarship. For a detailed list of tuition costs, please visit


International applicants must meet the same admission requirements. Please visit our Undergraduate Admissions and Graduate Admissions application requirement pages for detailed information about what those requirements are.