Non-Degree Studies

AUA offers academic opportunities to individuals interested in sampling a range of graduate courses and who prefer not to pursue a degree program. Pending space availability, such individuals may pursue their studies under the non-degree student status.  Such non-degree students are given access to facilities and services and hold most privileges as any other AUA student.

Non-degree students receive credit for individual courses which can later be applied towards the completion of a degree program. Enrollment as a non-degree student does not guarantee future admission to a degree or certificate program at AUA. For more information about non-degree enrollment status, visit here.  


AUA offers ten graduate programs housed in three Colleges and one School in the fields listed to the right. Visit the website of your preferred major to learn more about the program, goals and student learning outcomes, available tracks, courses, faculty, program updates, alumni successes, and more. AUA’s Non-degree Student Status offers academic opportunities to individuals who are interested in taking select graduate courses but are not necessarily interested in pursuing a degree. Not all graduate programs offer non-degree study options. To verify whether your program of interest will accept non-degree study applications for your preferred term, make sure to obtain their written confirmation. More information is available in the How to Apply section below. 


We select students who have the skills and ability to succeed at AUA and to assure that AUA is well suited to their educational and career goals. 

The typical non-degree student should hold an undergraduate degree, be proficient in English, and submit a complete non-degree application along with all required supplements. Once you submit your application, the Office of Admissions will screen it for technical eligibility. We will then forward complete and eligible applications to the respective Academic Program for a thorough review. This may include inviting you to an interview.

You must receive approval from the Program Chair of your preferred program of interest prior to starting your non-degree application. In deciding whether to approve a non-degree application, the Program Chair considers the burden on the program and the preparedness of the applicant for study. If accepted, you may register for one or more approved course(s) per semester. If you choose not to enroll in at least one course during your semester of acceptance, we will terminate your non-degree status and you will need to reapply in the future.

Should you choose to apply to an AUA Master’s program in the future, note that you can transfer up to 25% the total number of credits required for that degree. Non-degree students must remain in good standing to continue to take courses at AUA. Visit the non-degree status policy here for more information.

Application Requirements

We strongly encourage you to review the application requirements prior to beginning your application for Enrollment to Non-Degree Studies.
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You should carefully consider the financing of your education at AUA from the time of enrollment to the completion of your studies. AUA students in any program sign a contract with AUA upon enrollment which establishes tuition for the duration of the contract. All fees are paid in Armenian Dram (AMD).
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How to Apply

The Non-Degree Application for Summer/Fall 2021 is currently available.  If you are interested in pursuing non-degree studies, first speak with a representative from the Program (contacts listed below) prior to beginning your application to ensure they will consider your candidacy. Your program must confirm whether your course(s) of interest is available for the semester you intend to apply. You should only complete the Application for Enrollment in Non-Degree Programs at after having spoken to the program representative and receiving written approval (an email is sufficient) that you can apply. 


Program Name Email Address Phone Number Website


[email protected]

+374 60 61 26 20


[email protected]

+374 60 61 26 20


[email protected]

+374 60 61 26 20


[email protected]

+374 60 61 27 40


[email protected]

+374 60 61 27 38


[email protected]

+374 60 61 26 77


[email protected]

+374 60 61 27 55


[email protected]

+374 60 612 751


[email protected]

+374 60 61 27 35


[email protected]

+374 60 61 25 92

Deadline Dates

Summer Application Deadline - May 26, 2021

Fall Application Deadline - August 1, 2021