American University of Central Asia - AUCA - Admission


Deadline: Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure full consideration. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance as decisions are made during the application period. 

The MA Program in Central Asian studies will consider applications from students holding baccalaureate degrees from accredited institutions. Applications of students from unaccredited institutions may be accepted upon institutional review. The language of instruction is English. 

To apply for admission to the Master of Arts in Central Asian Studies (MACAS), all students are required to submit a CV, two letters of recommendation (from professors or other individuals familiar with the student's intellectual abilities), copies of official university transcripts, and a statement of purpose (from 1-2 pages) outlining their reasons for choosing the program. Students should submit their materials electronically to

Applicants whose native language is not English are strongly recommended to submit the results of either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Applicants from institutions in which one of the languages of instruction is English need not submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. Students unable to take the TOEFL or IELTS will need to schedule an interview with the MA program's steering committee to demonstrate their ability to read, speak and write English at the level the graduate program requires. 

International students are encouraged but not required to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results in support of their application.


American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + Еxt.
Fax: +996 (312) 915 028