TA and Scholarships


TUITION ASSISTANCE


AUA's Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides Armenian citizens with financial assistance according to their financial need. This allows academically gifted but economically disadvantaged students to have an equal opportunity to attend AUA. Tuition assistance is awarded as a grant and does not have to be repaid. Assistance may range from 25% to 90% of the total tuition costs. Students apply for TA each year and must maintain good academic standing to continue receiving tuition assistance each semester.

Eligibility

To be eligible for Tuition Assistance, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be an Armenian Citizen.
  • Submit a complete, online Application for Admission at im.aua.am.
  • Be admitted and enroll as a full-time student.
How to Apply

Applying for tuition assistance may seem like a daunting task. But it's not! To apply for tuition assistance, you need to complete a Tuition Assistance (TA) Application form. You may download the form here. The Tuition Assistance Application will take some time to complete - so make sure you give yourself ample time to fill it out and prepare all required documents. We also recommend you review the TA Checklist below to help you simplify the process and ensure you submit a complete application. Still unsure of what to do? No worries. Set up a time to meet with a Financial Aid Counselor by contacting them finaid.aua.am/contacts.  

Deadlines

Many applicants worry that applying to financial aid may hurt their chances for admission. At AUA, this is not true since we practice need-blind admissions. Because of our need-blind admissions, you must submit a separate application for Tuition Assistance around the same time that you submit your Application for Admission. If you apply for early admissions, then you must apply for tuition assistance by their first deadline. The same is true for regular and rolling admissions. Tuition assistance deadline dates are as follows: 

  UNDERGRADUATE
Programs
GRADUATE
Programs
CERTIFICATE
Programs
Early Tuition Assistance Application (for Early applicants only) December 20 February 7 N/A
Regular Tuition Assistance Application (for Regular applicants only) April 7 April 22 April 6
Rolling* Tuition Assistance Application (for Rolling applicants only) June 22 June 22**  June 5 

* Tuition assistance for rolling applicants is subject to availability of funds.
**  MSM applicants are not eligible for rolling admissions as classes for the program will commence during the summer term.


SYRIAN-ARMENIAN SCHOLARSHIP


Syrian-Armenians are eligible for AUA's Tuition Assistance (TA) program, which provides financial assistance according to their financial need. This allows academically gifted but economically disadvantaged students to have an equal opportunity to attend AUA. Tuition assistance is awarded as a grant and does not have to be repaid. Assistance may range from 25% to 90% of the total tuition costs. Students apply for TA each year and must maintain good academic standing to continue receiving tuition assistance each semester.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Syrian-Armenian scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Syrian-Armenian 
  • Submit a complete, online Application for Admission at im.aua.am.
  • Be admitted and enroll as a full-time student.
How to Apply

If you are interested in the Syrian-Armenian scholarship, you must submit an application for Tuition Assistance. To apply for tuition assistance, you will need to complete a Tuition Assistance (TA) Application form. You may download the form here. The Tuition Assistance Application will take you some time to complete. Make sure you review the TA Checklist below to ensure you have all required documents and for tips on how to simplify the process. 

Have questions about the application or need some counseling? Set up a time to meet with a Financial Aid Counselor by contacting them finaid.aua.am/contacts.  

Deadlines

Applying for tuition assistance will not hurt your chances for admission to AUA. This is because we practice need-blind admissions. To be considered for the Syrian-Armenian Scholarship, make sure to submit an Application for Tuition Assistance around the same time that you submit your Application for Admission. If you apply for early admissions, then you must apply for tuition assistance by their first deadline. The same is true for regular and rolling admissions. Tuition assistance deadline dates are as follows:

  UNDERGRADUATE
Programs
GRADUATE
Programs
CERTIFICATE
Programs
Early Tuition Assistance Application (for Early applicants only) December 21 February 7
Regular Tuition Assistance Application (for Regular applicants only) April 5 May 3
Rolling* Tuition Assistance Application (for Rolling applicants only) July 1 July 8**  August 1 

* Tuition assistance for rolling applicants is subject to availability of funds.
**  MSM applicants are not eligible for rolling admissions as classes for the program will commence during the summer term.


AURORA GRATITUDE SCHOLARSHIP


The Aurora Gratitude Scholarship (AGS) provides partial and full merit-based scholarships for certain students to study at the American University of Armenia. Some students may even receive funding for travel and housing (on-campus dormitory). AGS is a project of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative. The Initiative is the philanthropic vision of Vartan Gregorian, Noubar Afeyan and Ruben Vardanyan. It is represented by three organizations – the 100 Lives Foundation, Inc. (New York, USA), the 100 Lives Foundation (Geneva, Switzerland) and the IDeA Foundation (Yerevan, Armenia). On behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors, the descendants of the survivors of the Genocide transform their gratitude into action by helping with educational initiatives and scholarships, grants to humanitarian projects and promoting public awareness of humanitarian efforts.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Aurora Gratitude Scholarship (AGS), you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Russia, or Syria
  • Submit a complete, online application for undergraduate or graduate studies through im.aua.am.
  • Be admitted and enroll as a full-time student. 
How to Apply

To apply for AGS, complete the “Application for Aurora Gratitude Scholarships”. You may download the form here. While completing the application, make sure to answer all questions in detail and send the completed application by the required deadline to [email protected]. Have questions about completing the application or need some counseling? Set up a time to meet with a Financial Aid Counselor by contacting them finaid.aua.am/contacts.  

Deadline

To be considered for the Aurora Gratitude Scholarship, make sure to submit your application by the June 30 deadline. However, we recommend you submit your application much earlier as AGS Applications are considered on a rolling basis.


INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP


International students applying to AUA can apply for an International Scholarship that may cover up to 50% of the total cost of the published international tuition rate. Scholarship are awarded based on merit with decisions made by factoring in your test scores, completed Application for Admission, and your scholarship essay. 

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for International Scholarship if you:

  • Are an International Citizen*.
  • Submit a complete, online Application for Admission at im.aua.am.
  • Are admitted and enroll as a full-time student.

* If you hold dual citizenship with Armenia or have the 10 year residency, you are not eligible for the International Scholarship. 

How to Apply

Interested international students should submit the "Application for International Scholarship" to the Office of Financial Aid. You may download the form here. Applications for international scholarships can also be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid in person or via email to [email protected]. Have some questions about the application or need some counseling? Set up a time to meet with a Financial Aid Counselor by contacting them finaid.aua.am/contacts.  

Deadline

To be considered for the International Scholarship, make sure to submit your application by the June 30 deadline. However, we recommend you submit your application much earlier as International Scholarship Applications are considered on a rolling basis.


SCHOLAE MUNDI ARMENIA SCHOLARSHIP


Certain UWC graduates may receive funding through the Scholae Mundi Armenia Scholarship, which provides 2,000,000AMD to cover the difference in the cost of tuition for international students and citizens of Armenia.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Aurora Gratitude Scholarship (AGS), you must:

  • Be a UWC graduate.
  • Not hold Armenian citizenship.
  • Submit a complete, online Application for Undergraduate Study at im.aua.am.
  • Be admitted and enroll as a full-time student. 
How to Apply

UWC graduates who meet the eligibility criteria and are admitted to AUA's undergraduate programs will automatically receive the Scholae Mundi Scholarship. There is no need to submit a separate scholarship application. However, please make sure you email [email protected] noting that you are a (soon to be) UWC graduate, meet the eligibility criteria, are planning to apply to AUA, and are interested in the Scholae Mundi Armenia Scholarship.

Deadline

Make sure to email [email protected] by June 30 (see "how to Apply" above).