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 annual tuition cost. Students apply for TA each year and must maintain good academic standing to continue receiving tuition assistance each semester.

Note that the term "citizens" of the Republic of Armenia also includes those citizens mentioned in Chapter 1, Article 6, Clause 3 of the Republic of Armenia's Law on Higher and Postgraduate Professional Education.

Eligibility

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

  • Be an Armenian Citizen or Syrian-Armenian.
  • Submit a complete, online Application for Admission at im.aua.am as well as a Tuition Assistance Application form.
  • 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.

AUA-FA-Checklist

For the Armenian version of this checklist, click here.

 

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 8 February 22 April 6
Regular Tuition Assistance Application (for Regular applicants only) March 9 April 22 July 8*
Rolling** Tuition Assistance Application (for Rolling applicants only) June 8 June 22***  N/A 
Spring Tuition Assistance Application (for Spring applicants only) N/A December 14 December 14

*      Not applicable for Summer CTEFL and Summer CF programs.
**    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.


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, you must apply by the December 8 deadline for Spring Admission, and June 30 deadline for Fall Admission. However, we recommend you submit your application earlier, around the same time as your Application for Admission. Why? International Scholarship Applications are considered on a rolling basis. This will allow you to learn about your scholarship award amount shortly after receiving your offer of admission (if you are admitted).


SCHOLAE MUNDI SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIP


“Scholae Mundi Scholars” is a scholarship program initiated by IDeA Charitable Foundation and supported by “Scholae Mundi Armenia” Charity Foundation aiming at provision of scholarship to the students to study at the American University of Armenia.

Eligibility

Eligibility criteria:

Citizens of

  • Syria
  • Iraq
  • Lebanon
  • Jordan
  • Egypt
  • Russian Federation
  • Georgia
  • Iran
  • Uzbekistan
  • Republic of Artsakh
  • citizens of other countries if they are UWC alumni

Starting from the 2022-23 academic year the Program scholarships should include a stronger focus on active social commitment and humanitarian values.

The preference will be given to the continuing students with the highest academic performance and new applicants with the most competitive scores and readiness to contribute to the agreed activities, which may include inter alia, volunteering work in collaboration with relevant transformative skills activities at the University (offered through the Open Center for Systems Thinking).

The scholarship may be discontinued if the recipient fails to comply with the volunteering component as defined in the award letter.

How to Apply

To be considered for the scholarship, the applicant must submit a completed application form to the Financial Aid office. Recipients will continue to receive the scholarship throughout their studies at AUA, as long as they remain in good academic standing. 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

Scholae Mundi Scholars scholarship application deadline is June 30, 2022.