Study Abroad

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.
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 in the Academic Catalog’s Course Descriptions section. All courses are taught in English. Not all courses listed are offered during 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 month or so prior to the start of classes here.

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]a.am 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) 2,000,000 AMD 2,000,000 AMD If you pursue less than a full-time load, tuition will be calculated on a per-credit basis. 
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
These preliminary fees include internet, utilities, and all taxes. Study abroad students are required to stay in AUA housing, pending space availability. More information can be found here.
Housing (Off-campus) N/A 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*  50,000 AMD per semester (Summer term fee is about 20,000 AMD) Required unless you submit proof of Armenia-based health insurance through a different provider or any other international insurance which covers Armenia.
Student Services Fee* 25,000 AMD Includes but not limited to: pre-departure orientation, transcript fees, and services provided by the Office of Student Affairs.
Airport Pick-up and Drop-Off* (optional) 25,000 AMD 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) Different fees apply for each excursion 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. You can choose to eat outside at any of the hundreds of cafes or restaurants in the city, order takeout, or take advantage of on-campus eateries Aries Lunch Hall and Green Bean Cafe.

AUA has a 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 houses a hall for communal activities, a shared kitchen, a study area, and a laundry room. The Dzoragyugh residence is fully accessible for disabled students.

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 for more information, including a list of fees, or email us at [email protected] for more information. 

How to Apply

The Fall 2022 Study Abroad Application is currently available. To start 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 2022 Application Deadline
Interested in spending your Fall semester at AUA? Apply by June 1.

Spring 2023 Application Deadline
Do you prefer to start your study abroad experience at AUA in Spring 2023? Make sure to check our website for the latest updates and deadlines. 

 

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