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NEED-BASED

Need-based financial aid for students of the Kyrgyz Republic and other CIS countries

             Minimum criteria for prospective students:

             -Proof of financial difficulty (with supporting documentation)

             -To be admitted to one of 11 programs as a full-time student

 

            Minimum criteria for scholarships for current students applying for the first time:

            -Proof of financial difficulty (with supporting documentation)

            -An overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.7

 

            Minimum criteria for existing Students already in receipt of Scholarship:

           -An overall GPA of at least 2.7

           -The financial status of the student (or family) has not changed significantly (at least 20%)

           -Extra curricular leadership and service

 

Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities 

 Amount: up to 90% tuition
Available to applicants who are accepted into one of AUCA’s programs as full-time student, maintain an overall GPA at least 2.7 (as an existing student), can demonstrate financial need, and have a disability category of 1 or 2.

Orphan Awards

 Amount: up to 90% tuition
Available to applicants who are accepted into one of AUCA’s programs as full-time student, maintain an overall GPA at least 2.7 (as an existing student), and can demonstrate financial need.

Donor Scholarships 

 

1. Open Society Institute (OSI) Scholarships.  Not applicable for students of Business Administration or Software Engineering Departments

 

These scholarships are awarded to Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) applicants admitted to AUCA with competitive entrance exam scores and who have a demonstrated financial need. The number of scholarships will be based on the pool of appllicants and the availability of funds. 

 Minimum eligibility for scholarships is based on demonstration of financial need and admission to AUCA.

 Full Scholasrhips

 Full scholaships ($500 of the tuition is to be paid by the student, housing allowance and stipend are provided). The number of full scholaships depends on the availability of funds.

 Scholarship eligibility review is performed annually before a new academic year. If a student's overall GPA falls to less than 3.0, the scholarship will be withdrawn without the possibility of renewal.

 Partial Scholarships

 Partial Scholarships ($2000 of tuition is to be paid by the student). The number of partial scholapships depends on the availability of funds.

 

A partial scholarship may include housing allowance and stipend, if the grant allows. Recipients of partial scholaships with housing allowance and stipend are selected on the basis of demonstrated financial need.

 

This award is automatically renewable as long as the student maintains an overall GPA of at least 2.7. If the student does not meet the minimum GPA, she will be given a probationary period of two semesters to meet the GPA requirement.

 

2. Scholarships from the U.S. - Central Asian Educational Foundation (CAEF)

 

Amount: 100%

 These scholarships are granted for eight semesters to first-year students of the Business Administration program and Economics program. This aid is provided to Central Asian students who have excelled at the entrance examinations and come from disadvantaged families. Applications should be made directly to CAEF. More information can be found on the CAEF website here: www.us-caef.americancouncilsnetwork.org 

 

3. Aga Khan Foundation Scholarships 

These scholarships are administered directly by the donor organization. More information about the Aga-Khan Foundation Scholarships can be found here: http://www.akdn.org/akf_scholarships.asp

 

4. US Embassy scholarships for applicants from Tajikistan

 

The US Embassy awards scholarships (full tuition, housing allowance and stipend) for Tajik students for eight semesters at AUCA. Two full and one partial scholarships  for undergraduate study and 2 scholarships for preparatory program are offered.

Important notice for applicants from Tajikistan: to be considered for a U.S. Embassy scholarship, applicants from Tajikistan for both the Undergraduate and Preparatory programs should apply by April 20, 2018.

 

All the above is dependant on donor funds being available.

 

*Please be aware that all the scholarships are granted for one year and will be extended only if the applicants meet all the requirements.

 

 

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