AUA is an affiliate of the University of California, and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in the United States, so credits can be transferred to other US-accredited institutions. At present, it offers two-year masters degrees in Business, Engineering, Public Health, Political Science, English Language and Law. An undergraduate program is scheduled to begin in September of 2013.
Deciding to pursue an American master’s degree is a big decision, but choosing the best school to meet your needs is even harder. The American University of Armenia offers an excellent U.S.-accredited graduate program and provides unique advantages:
Tuition and fees are less expensive than at many U.S. graduate schools and you get the same quality education.
Students do not have to worry about applying for a U.S. visa; getting the appropriate Armenian visa is easy for students from most countries.
Living in Yerevan is safer and much less expensive than in most U.S. cities
Students from the U.S., China, Iran, Syria, Georgia, Russia, India and other countries in the region join Armenian students for an increasingly international student population.
AUA students are highly motivated and have been described as among the best our visiting faculty members have taught anywhere.
Renowned resident and visiting faculty from the U.S., Canada, Armenia, India, Europe and the Middle East bring a unique global perspective to the classroom.
Faculty Members are western-trained and incorporate American academic values and approaches in their teaching.
World-class academic programs allow students to get the education they need to succeed in their career and to realize their potential.
Accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, one of the six regional accrediting organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that the highest of American education standards are met.
AUA students are not passive absorbers of knowledge, but instead are engaged and pro-active problem solvers.
Many programs have relationships with the top-tier U.S. universities in their fields.
The American University of Armenia offers degrees in the following academic disciplines:
Masters in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (MATEFL)
Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Master of Science in Computer & Information Science (MSc CIS)
Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Systems Management (ME IESM)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Master of Political Science and International Affairs (MPSIA)
Classrooms and facilities
Classroom facilities include state-of-the-art buildings designed by U.S. architects to meet all the needs of a modern university.
Wireless internet connection is available in all academic buildings and computer labs with the latest software available for student use.
The Papazian Library, an open stack facility serving the AUA community and the public,
provides print and electronic publications and research sources. Reference librarians are available to assist students in using all available resources.
The Alumni Development and Career Office provides training for students in resume writing and job interviewing techniques.
Although the university does not have its own hostel assistance is provided by the university in finding affordable housing. Temporary housing is available for students in the AUA Barsam Suites so that you will feel at home right away. Assistance in obtaining the appropriate student visa is also provided the university after admission.
A cafeteria offering a variety of hot meals, snack items and beverages is available daily from 10:00 to 7:00.
The Health Center is available to meet students’ primary health care needs and will refer students to the appropriate medical personnel in the city.
Tuition and Fees
Students in degree programs sign a contract with AUA upon enrollment which establishes tuition for the duration of the contract. Check with the Office of the Registrar for the latest tuition schedule. All fees are paid in AMD.
At the time of registration, applicants are classified as R.A. citizens, long-term R.A. residents or international students in accord with the laws of Armenia.
The tuition fee for students enrolled full time in Degree Programs in 2012-2013 is:
• R.A. citizens and long-term residents (with 10-year visa) of Armenia : 960,000 AMD per year or 320,000 AMD per quarter
• International students: 3,300,000 AMD per year or 1,100,000 AMD per quarter.
AUA will base its assessment of tuition on the following definitions of time status:
• Full-time students pay a flat fee, AS DESCRIBED ABOVE. Full-time enrollment is defined as 12-18 credit hours per quarter. As the Department of Law offers a part-time, evening program, full-time enrollment for LL.M. students is defined as 8-10 credit hours per quarter.
• Part-time students are assessed a per credit fee, calculated as the flat fee divided by 12 for all courses excluding Law which is divided by 8.
• Students taking more than the (prescribed) MAXIMUM number of units per quarter in their program (18 units, 10 in Law Department) will be assessed a per unit fee for additional units.
• Tuition for courses taken by Non-Degree Students shall be calculated according to the University tuition calculations for part-time STUDENTS.
The tuition fee payment schedule will be posted by the Office of the Registrar on a quarterly basis. Fees may be refunded if students withdraw from enrollment provided they file a Petition to Withdraw by the second week of classes or before 20% of instruction time has elapsed for course running shorter than a full quarter. Tuition fees will not be refunded after the second week of classes or after the 20% limit has been passed, as is applicable.
AUA offers financial support and programs to assist students in meeting their financial
No eligible Armenian student will be denied the opportunity to study at AUA because of
Need-Based Tuition Assistance:
Armenian students may apply for tuition assistance ranging from 20—90% based on financial need.
Student Loan Program:
Armenian students may take out low interest student loans to help fund a portion of their
Named Scholarships funded by private donations are awarded to students based on
established criteria. Departmental Scholarships are awarded by academic programs to reward outstanding students and to attract highly qualified students to their programs. There are various scholarships available to international students also.
All students are eligible to pay their tuition in installments each quarter.
APPLIED LEARNING COMMUNITY LIFE
Research Centers in each program help students to develop hands-on and practical research knowledge.
Internships, many in business and international organizations, are arranged to allow students to get real-world work experiences.
Studies culminate with a capstone experience that allows students to integrate the knowledge and skills they have learned.
Yerevan, Armenia’s capital city, is filled with easily-accessible shops, sidewalk cafes, and numerous entertainment venues.
Public transportation is plentiful and dependable, and AUA’s location in the city center means that it is possible to walk to most locations.
Armenia offers a warm and hospitable social environment where all cultures are welcome and appreciated.
A rich culture with a high appreciation for the arts in Armenia means that there are numerous opportunities to enjoy music, as well as the theater and the visual arts.
An active Alumni Association plans activities and events to aid in the professional development of AUA graduates and to strengthen ties between the alumni and the University.
AUA alumni serve as agents of change in their communities. They are actively involved in all segments of society, including government, NGOs, private businesses, multinational corporations, education and health care.
International Student Admission Policy
Needed to apply:
To be considered for admission to AUA’s degree programs, an applicant must meet the general admission requirements and the program specific requirements. General admission requirements are:
1) Hold a baccalaureate degree from a 4-year or 5-year program at an accredited institution of higher education or a licensed institution of higher education in Armenia.
2) Satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirement.
- TOEFL score iBT 79 or IELTS 6.5
3) Take the standardized graduate examination applicable to the particular program as explained below.
Each applicant to a graduate degree program must take the appropriate graduate standardized examination.
4) Submit the following documents and materials – all forms are online
- Completed Application along with a Statement of Purpose
- Payment of 28,000 AMD admission fee
- GMAT for MBA; LSAT for LAW; GRE for all other programs
(Unofficial scores can be considered for admissions decisions)
- Required English Proficiency scores from 1 of the 2 Tests below:
- A score of 79 or higher on the Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT) and an acceptable writing score, OR
- A score of at least 6.5 or better on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), and an acceptable writing score.
Any English Proficiency test must have been taken within the two years prior to the application date.
- The applicant’s undergraduate diploma(s) (original and copy).
– Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a 4-year or 5-year program at an accredited institution of higher education or a licensed institution of higher education in Armenia.
- All previous college or university transcripts (original and copy).
– If the original transcripts are in a language other than English, Armenian, or Russian, then a notarized translation is required.
– The transcript submitted by each applicant must indicate all courses taken by the applicant and the grades earned.
– An applicant who is graduating in the current year, and does not have his/her complete transcript by the time the applicant package is due, must submit all available transcripts, a list of all courses in which s/he is currently enrolled,
– If currently enrolled an official copy of the applicant’s complete records from the previous institution or university must then be submitted to the Office of the Registrar upon graduation.
- Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
– These letters must come from faculty members, supervisors or colleagues who can comment on the applicants academic and professional abilities. Please use the AUA Letter of Recommendation form.
- Passport (original and copy: photo page and address page).
– Foreign applicants or others not applying in person must include a certified copy of their required passport pages.
- A non-refundable application fee.
Additional requirements for MBA Applicants
- 10. Applicants to the MBA program must submit proof of employment. Armenian Citizens should bring their labor book (copy and original).
- MBA applicants must write in addition to the statement of purpose, two supplementary essays.