Study in Armenia

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Studying your higher educational degrees in Armenia is considerably different from that of other countries. Its culture-specific and mentality-driven priorities would give you a new understanding of higher education. If you are looking forward to study in Armenia, but have no clue where to start, here we present a complete guide for you.

Why study in Armenia

Armenia is an excellent country for research and higher education. There are several reasons why Armenia is a favourable location for study abroad. Some of them are narrowed down:

  • Armenia is a perfect choice for pursuing higher education as the cost of studying is very affordable. It is one of the best countries in terms of cheap and quality education. 
  • The Armenian people are friendly and welcoming and there is no problem with accommodation as rooms and apartments for rent are easily available.
  • Armenian degrees are accepted all over the world. Armenian Studies and research both are slowly gaining much importance in the global market.
  • The procedure of obtaining a student visa for studying in Armenia is also easy and straightforward. You can either apply online or offline with the help of the nearest embassy. 
  • Students have a chance to obtain a scholarship from various organizations here and study abroad with ease.
  • There are many study programs available in Armenia which are taught in English. You can also find Russian and French courses with the majority being taught in the  Armenian language.
  • International Students in Armenia are also allowed to work 20 hours per week during their studies.

How to study in Armenia

You can study abroad in Armenia by following a few simple steps. Here is the step-by-step procedure, to help you reach your study abroad destination:

  1. Research all the available educational options and select the university and course in Armenia.
  2. Check whether you meet the eligibility criteria and requirements of the university for that particular course.
  3. Apply for admission to the university with the documents as specified by the institution.
  4. Once the university accepts your application you will be issued an offer letter.
  5. After receiving the offer letter, your next step would be to apply for a student visa.
  6. Obtain a study visa and migrate to Armenia to attend your classes.


Universities in  Armenia

Currently, there are 26 state universities in Armenia out of which 4 are international. Additionally, there are 33 private (licensed) universities in the Republic of Armenia. Some of the popular higher education institutes are: 

  • Armenian State University of Economics
  • Russian-Armenian University
  • Yerevan State University
  • Yerevan State Medical University 
  • State Engineering University of Armenia
  • Yerevan State Linguistic University after Valeri Brusov
  • Yerevan State University of Economy
  • Armenian-Russian (Slavonic) State University
  • French university in Armenia (UFAR)
  • American University of Armenia
  • European Regional Educational Academy


Top courses to study in Armenia

In Armenian universities, You will find plenty of courses in each stream. Armenia follows the European Bologna Process. Thus you will find your subject courses at all the 3 levels of higher education Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral. The most popular courses in the system of education in Armenia are 

  • Study Physics in Armenia
  • study dentistry in Armenia
  • Study Mathematics in Armenia
  • Study Chemistry in Armenia
  • Study Microbiology in Armenia
  • Study Engineering in Armenia
  • Study Medicine in Armenia
  • Study Information Technologies in Armenia


Requirements to study in Armenia

To study at the universities in Armenia, you need to provide some important documents:

  • To get admission for a bachelor’s degree, the applicant should have a secondary school education and corresponding certificate.
  • To get admission for a master’s degree, the applicant should have a bachelor degree 
  • To get admission for a doctoral degree, the applicant should have a masters degree 


Other than the above document, you need to present the following documents will be required for the university application process:

  • Application for enrollment in Armenian University addressed to the Minister of Education and Science
  • Application form issued by the Ministry of Education and Science
  • Health certificate
  • Passport or birth certificate copy
  • 4 passport type photographs
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Language proficiency test
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Portfolio


Each higher education institution has different application requirements depending on the course you choose. Make sure to ask the international department of student relations for complete information before applying.

Study in Armenia fees

The tuition fee at the universities in Armenia is not very expensive. For bachelor studies, you can expect the tuition fee from 400,000 AMD ($833) to 4.1 million AMD ($8,540). On the other hand, Postgraduate programs are cheaper. You have to spend around 380,000 AMD ($791) to 3.8 million ($8,064) per year on tuition fee in the master’s program.


Cost of living in Armenia

Living costs in the Republic of Armenia are relatively lower than those of other European countries. However, The living expenses vary depending on the lifestyle. The average cost of living in Armenia for international students is around 275,000 AMD to 355,000 AMD. This included accommodation, food, utilities, and other essential expenses.


Scholarships to study in Armenia for international students

The list of scholarships in Armenia for international students ranges from fully funded to limited support or tuition fee waiver. Even the government of Armenia offers scholarships to international students. Most of the study courses also come with fully-funded scholarships and fellowships as well as travel grants and financial aid. Thus international students have plenty of scholarships to apply for. Armenia has signed contracts with many countries for providing scholarships and financial assistance to international students. 


Student visa for Armenia

Once you get enrolled in the Armenian university, the particular institution will apply for entry permission for you in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). After getting entry permission from the MFA, you must apply for a student visa in the nearest Armenian embassy. Complete the visa application form accurately and submit it along with the supporting documents. The documents required are:

  • Visa application form: It must be filled and signed
  • A valid travel document: Passport
  • Three passports sized photos
  • Invitation (if required)
  • A Cover letter( should include the reason and duration of stay in Armenia)
  • Admission letter from the Armenian educational institution
  • English language proficiency proof: IELTS or TOEFL score certificates
  • Tuition fee receipt
  • Educational documents: Certificates, degrees and mark sheets; secondary education graduation certificate or Certificates from the university. 
  • Accommodation proof: It can be a rent agreement or letter from an institution (if you choose o campus accommodation)
  • Evidence of financial means
  • Evidence of a valid health insurance

The Embassy will issue a single entry visa for Armenia. For this, you have to pay the charges in the embassy itself. Once you are in Armenia, you will get your resident card without any fee.

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