American University of Armenia

4.3 out of 5 (44 ratings / 33 reviews) Yerevan, Armenia
The American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private institution of higher learning, offering a global education in Armenia.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Law (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



The American University of Armenia (AUA) opened its doors on September 21, 1991, the same day that the Armenian Parliament declared independence, with Agbabian appointed as President, Der Kiureghian as the Dean of Engineering, and Karamardian as the Dean of Business. 


  • AUA’s graduate program offers master’s degrees in nine fields of study: Business Administration, Computer and Information Science, Economics, Law, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language. These programs are intended to develop critical analysis and depth of knowledge through advanced coursework, independent study, and research.
  • AUA’s undergraduate program offers bachelor’s degrees in English and Communications, Engineering Sciences, Computer Science, Data Science and Business. Through its undergraduate courses, the University offers students depth of knowledge for career preparation and further studies as well as breadth and a foundation of general knowledge and skills for life-long learning.


The Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the American University of Armenia (AUA) is registered with the National Institute of Health, the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The IRB functions under the guidance of the Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP), which provides regulatory oversight and clarifications on ethical issues in biomedical and social-behavioral research.

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Housing services

Student Residence Hall in Dzoragyugh - AUA opened the doors of its newly built Student Residence on August 1, 2021. The residence is located in the Dzoragyugh district of Yerevan, a 25-minute walk from the University, and overlooks the Hrazdan gorge and river. The four-story building houses up to 56 students from Armenia's regions and abroad. 

Library services

The AUA’s AGBU Papazian Library was founded in 1991 the same year as AUA was established. It is named after the Papazian family, a generous benefactor of the American University of Armenia. Over 34,000 volumes of books and more than 211,000 e-books can be accessed through the library services. The Library has access to around 39,000 e-journals. 

ICT services

  • Students have access to all computer clusters, free Wi-Fi, and printers. 


The American University of Armenia is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

One of the best in Armenia. Great professors and student body

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was a great, active university, with good facilities.

Looking up to the day I will graduating as a mechanical engineer
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

The study has been poor in the practical aspect

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