Study Abroad


While we are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2021 semester Study Abroad program, please note that AUA will make a final decision about the mode of study later this summer. 


STUDY IN THE HEART OF YEREVAN, SEE THE SIGHTS, HEAR THE SOUNDS, TASTE THE FLAVORS, EXPERIENCE ARMENIA’S RUGGED BEAUTY, AND FIND YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

Highlights of Studying Abroad at AUA:

1. Be a trailblazer and study off the beaten path.
2. Choose from a wide variety of courses in English from leading experts in their fields that will easily transfer to your home university due to AUA’s U.S. accreditation.
3. Take advantage of AUA's state-of-the-art facilities that combine Soviet history with modern American architecture.
4. Meet and engage with students from around the world.
5. Live in one of the most ancient cities of the world often dubbed an open-air museum.
6. Experience Yerevan’s lively music and arts scene and the vibrant café culture and nightlife.
7. Receive unparalleled support preparing for your trip, during your studies, and feel Armenia’s renowned hospitality.

COURSES

With a little careful planning and close collaboration with the American University of Armenia and your home university, you may study abroad at AUA during the Fall and/or Spring semesters. A list of courses can be found on our Academic Catalog. All courses are taught in English. Not all courses listed are offered both semesters so be sure to stay in close contact with us as well as your academic advisor to solidify your list of preferred (and alternate) courses. The final schedule of courses is typically available a few months prior to the start of classes registrar.aua.am/schedule.

Students may take courses offered both at the undergraduate and graduate levels as long as they meet all required prerequisites. If you are currently in your undergraduate studies and looking to take some graduate level courses, this is feasible as long as the professor of the graduate course confirms your registration. Please contact the Office of Admissions at [email protected] with any questions you may have regarding this process.

Interested in spending your summer term at AUA?  Visit summer.aua.am for more information.

Discover Armenia Tours

Part of your Study Abroad experience includes an optional Discover Armenia Educational Tour program that fully immerses participants into Armenia’s evolution from ancient times to the present. This tour program provides opportunities to take part in excursions both inside and outside of Yerevan; visiting museums, churches, fortresses, and more nestled in the mountains, valleys, and fields of this ancient land. Get to know the country while taking in the sights, sounds, and flavors of Armenia. 

Application Requirements

Applying to the study abroad program is fairly simple. To help guide you through this process, check out our application requirements to know what documents you need to submit, what exams to take, where to apply, etc. Review this page for detailed information about all our application requirements and ensure you are well prepared to submit a complete application.   Read more

Program Fees

Spending a semester abroad does not have to break the bank. The below is a breakdown of the costs you may incur while studying at AUA. All costs are mandatory unless marked optional.

  Fall Spring Comments
Tuition* (Full-time) 2,000,000AMD 2,000,000AMD If you pursue less than a full-time load, tuition will be calculated on a per-credit basis. Refer to policies.aua.am/policy/127 for more information.
Housing* (Dormitory) Single room (with balcony) - 160,000AMD/month
Single room (no balcony) -140,000AMD/month
Double room (with balcony) - 85,000AMD/month
Double room (no balcony) - 75,000AMD/month
Starting Fall 2021, AUA’s Dzoragyugh student residence will open its doors. This fee includes internet, utilities, and all taxes. Study abroad students are required to stay in AUA housing, pending space availability. 
Housing (Off-campus) Estimated 200,000 - 300,000AMD/month If there is no space in the dormitory, we will support you in securing off-campus housing near AUA. The monthly cost will depend on your preference and does not include any utilities or internet/TV. 
Medical Insurance*  12,000AMD/month Required unless you submit proof of Armenia-based health insurance through a different provider.
Orientation and Student Services Fee* 55,000AMD Includes the cost of your in-country orientation, student services, registration, internet, and transcript fees.
Airport Pick-up/Drop-Off* (optional) 25,000AMD If you prefer not to travel by taxi, the University can arrange for pick-up and drop-off by an AUA driver. 
Discover Armenia Excursions* (optional) 250,000AMD Discover Armenia through individually tailored excursions inside and outside of Yerevan. Visit churches, fortresses, monasteries, and more. And take in the colors, sounds, and flavors of the country by participating in festivals. 

* Costs paid to the American University of Armenia. Local taxes may apply. 

Room & Board

Yerevan offers an affordable lifestyle for university students. The average monthly living costs for foreign students in Yerevan are in the range of $600-$1,000 per month (in addition to tuition fees). You can choose to eat outside at any of the hundreds of cafes or restaurants in the city, order takeout through www.menu.am, www.buy.am, or take advantage of on-campus eateries Aries Lunch Hall and Green Bean Cafe.

AUA has a brand new residence hall located in Dzoragyugh, a 25-minute walk from the University. The student residence offers single and double rooms with private bathrooms. Each room is furnished with beds, side tables, desks and wardrobes. The first floor will house a hall for communal activities, a shared kitchen, a study area, and a laundry room. The Dzoragyugh residence will be fully accessible for disabled students. The monthly rent of a double room is AMD 75,000-85,000 and AMD 140,000-160,000 for a single room. The cost includes utility expenses. 

Pending space availability, study abroad students may request accommodation in this residence hall. However, should space be limited, AUA will help you find an off-campus apartment near the University. Visit admissions.aua.am/housing or email us at [email protected] for more information. 

How to Apply

The Study Abroad application for Fall 2021 is currently available. We strongly encourage you to review our Application Requirements prior to starting your application.

Once you are ready to begin your application, create and confirm your profile at im.aua.am. Then select the "Submit a Study Abroad Application" option. The system allows you to save your application and return to make edits at any time. 

Deadline Dates

Fall Application Deadline
Do you prefer to start your study abroad experience at AUA in the Fall? Make sure to apply by June 1

Spring Application Deadline
Interested in spending your Spring semester at AUA? Apply by November 1.

FAQS

The information provided in these FAQs is general and may be subject to change. We strongly encourage you to read through the entire Study Abroad page in detail for more information on the program, how to apply, deadlines, and more.  If your question is not answered in these FAQs, please email us at  [email protected]
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MEET OUR STUDENTS

AUA welcomes students from all over the world and from all different backgrounds, that's what makes it such a special place to study. Our study abroad students have come here to spend a semester or summer to take exciting classes and gain new understanding of another culture, all while having a life-changing experience. Read through their stories and learn more about their time studying in Armenia. Interested in doing the same?    Read more