Study Abroad

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, AUA has made the difficult decision to cancel its Study Abroad Program for the Spring 2021 semester for international students. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you are interested studying abroad at AUA in Fall 2021, note that we will make a decision about the program in April/May 2021. 

Study Abroad at AUA

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Study in the heart of Yerevan at the leading U.S. accredited university

  • 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


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

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 for more information.

Discover Armenia Tours

Complement your academics with the “Discover Armenia” Educational Tour and fully immerse yourself into Armenia’s evolution from ancient times to the present. Join knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides on excursions both inside and outside of Yerevan. Visit churches, castles, fortresses, and more nestled in the mountains, valleys, and fields of this ancient land. Get to know the country. Take in the sights, sounds and flavors and feel at home in Armenia. The Discover Armenia tours are optional.  

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 to 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 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 2020, 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 150,000-250,000AMD/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) 200,000AMD 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 take advantage of the on campus Aries Lunch Hall or Green Bean Cafe.

AUA opened a small and quaint dormitory in summer 2016 located directly behind the University at Sose 36. The first floor of the dormitory houses male students while the second floor our female students. The dormitory offers newly renovated double rooms, as well as a shared kitchenette, bathrooms, and showers on each floor.

The University will offer a newly built student residence in Dzoragyugh, a 25-minute walk from the University. The five story building will house up to 56 students in single, 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. Visit or email us at [email protected] for more information. If interested in renting a private apartment, please also contact us via email.

How to Apply

We are not accepting applications for Study Abroad at this time. We anticipate the application will launch in mid-December 2020 for the Fall 2021 semester. Once that application goes live, you may access it at You will need to first create and confirm your profile. We strongly encourage you to review our Application Requirements prior to starting your application.


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.


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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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