Procedural document on academic scholarships at AUA

This document outlines the procedures for distributing scholarships at AUA in accordance with the university’s Financial Aid policy, http://policies.aua.am/policy/142

University-Wide Scholarships

Students do not apply for university-wide scholarships.  University-wide scholarships are awarded by the corresponding programs based on the distribution plan approved by the Financial Aid Committee for each academic year. First-year students are not eligible for university-wide scholarships. Awards typically cover half the cost of annual tuition published for each eligible program.  

The Financial Aid office informs programs of the availability of funds for the respective academic year. After decisions are made by the programs, recipients are notified by official award letters signed by the Provost and delivered to students by the Financial Aid Office.

AUA/MoES Scholarships

AUA/MoES scholarships for graduate students and full scholarships assigned to undergraduate students awarded military deferments according to the policy on military deferment for undergraduate students (refer to the corresponding policy at http://policies.aua.am/policy/81) are subject to reassignments for each academic year.

Graduate Students:

Graduate students do not apply for AUA/MoES scholarships. These are full scholarships covered by AUA with a partial subsidy by the RA Ministry of Education and Science. Recipients also receive stipends allocated by the MoES.

Related to Military Deferment: AUA/MoES scholarships awarded to graduate students selected for military deferments according to the policy on military deferments for graduate students (*the corresponding policy is not available yet) are not subject to reassignments during the course of graduate studies if the recipient is in good academic standing (see Grades Policies policy). If the recipient is placed on academic probation, the scholarship is suspended until the student regains good academic standing and the corresponding program is informed that the amount of the suspended scholarship may be reassigned to another eligible student.

Other AUA/MoES Scolarships: AUA/MoES scholarships without military deferments are awarded to graduate students according to the distribution plan approved by the Financial Aid Committee for each academic year. The Financial Aid office informs programs of the availability of funds for the respective academic year. After decisions are made by the programs, recipients are notified by official award letters signed by the Provost and delivered to students by the Financial Aid Office.

 

Undergraduate Students:

Students do not apply for this scholarship.

Undergraduate students selected for military deferment (see Military Deferment for Undergraduate Admissions policy) receive scholarships to cover the cost of tuition for the first academic year.  Recipients keep military deferment scholarships if they remain enrolled in good academic standing. However if the recipient is placed on academic probation, the scholarship is suspended until the student regains good academic standing.

Scholarships are subject to reassignments for each academic year based on academic performance.  After cumulative GPAs for the academic year are finalized, the Financial Aid Office informs the corresponding programs of the reassignment of available scholarships.  After the decisions are made by the programs, recipients are notified by official award letters signed by the Provost and delivered by the Financial Aid Office.

Scholarships for International Students

International students must apply for an international scholarship. Application forms can be found at http://registrar.aua.am/forms/.  Once an international student is admitted to the university, the Financial Aid Office sends all international scholarship applications to the respective programs which make final decisions, subject to availability of funds.  After the decisions are made by the programs, recipients are notified by official award letters signed by the Provost and delivered by the financial aid office.  Applicants are notified of decisions within one month of being admitted.

Continuing students must apply for the continuation of an international scholarship for each academic year. Corresponding programs decide whether or not to maintain the same level of aid or adjust it for the next academic year, based on the academic performance of the student and availability of funds.