Armenia | International Credentials Equivalencies

Minimum GPA
4/5 or Good
B Plus GPA
4.3/5
Instruction Languages
Armenian, Russian
Bachelors Equiv.
Bakalavri Kochum (Bachelor`s); Specialist Diploma
Masters Equiv.
Magistrosi Kochum (Master`s); Specialist Diploma requiring a minimum of 5 years of study*
Grading System

5 Excellent (Gerazants)
4 Good (Lav)
3 Satisfactory (Bavarar)
2 Failed (Anbavarar)
1 Failed (Tapalats)

Zachet (Credit): assigned when an examination is not taken but all requirements have been met.

American University of Armenia (AUA) grading scale:
A – 4
B – 3
C – 2
D – 1
F – 0

Recognized Universities

American Univ. of Armenia
Armenian Agricultural Academy
Armenian-Russian (Slavic) State Univ. of Armenia
Armenian State Pedagogical Univerity
Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture
European Regional Educational Academy
French University in Armenia
Gavar State University
Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute ‘M Nalbandian’
State Engineering University of Armenia
Vanadzor State Pedagogical Institute
Yerevan State Conservatory ‘Komitas’
Yerevan State Institute of Architecture and Construction
Yerevan State Institute of Economy
Yerevan State Institute of Fine Arts
Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography
Yerevan State Medical University M. Heratsi
Yerevan State University

Notes for Armenia

*A Specialist Diploma requiring 5 years of study may be considered as equivalent to the Magistrosi Kochum and considered for doctoral admission.

Applicants who have a Magistrosi Kochum (Master`s) are considered for admission to a doctoral program.

Pre-university education requires 12 years of study.

Bologna Note:

Armenia joined Bologna process in 2005.

A system based on two cycles, bachelors and masters, was introduced by the Law on Higher and Postgraduate Education (2004) and by a government decree (2004) that all state universities present programs as bachelors and masters degrees. It was planned that by 2010 all universities, including private institutions, would base programs on two cycles.

Undergraduate cycle (bachelor’s) lasts 4 years
Graduate cycle (master’s) lasts 1-2 years.

Diploma Supplements have been officially issued by some HEIs starting from 2007.

Old Specialist Diploma is still offered.

The language of instruction and examination at the American Univ. of Armenia is English, therefore applicants from this university do not need to provide proof of English language proficiency.

Last modified: June 13, 2019