American University of Central Asia - AUCA - Application



If accepted into the Program, students will need to submit the following documents to the American University of Central Asia in order to formalize their admission:


1. Both local and international students will be required to submit one official, notarized transcript to the University Office of Admission upon their arrival in Bishkek.

 Note: (Upon admission to AUCA, applicants who have graduated from the educational institutions outside of the Kyrgyz Republic must present a document confirming they have obtained the equivalent of the Kyrgyz Republic's state diploma of higher education. Upon arrival, the original document issued by the foreign academic institution and its notarized Russian translation (including transcripts) must be submitted to the Ministry of Education of the Kyrgyz Republic in order to confirm the level and content of study completed. The Ministry will issue a certificate recognizing the applicant's education, which should be submitted to the Office of Admissions to be kept on file).


2. All students are required to submit the original and copy of their Bachelor’s Degree/Specialist Diploma, or an institutional certificate certifying they are in their final year of study, to the University Office of Admissions upon their arrival in Bishkek.


3. English Proficiency Test score

The language of instruction at the Program is English. All applicants must take and submit scores for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). If the applicant has official TOEFL/IELTS certificate, he/she can provide this document, otherwise should pass ELPT at AUCA according to the dates of Admission’s office. The fee for ELPT is 500 Soms.


4. Provide supporting materials:

  • 2 photos (3x4, white background);
  • Copy of passport with information pages. Non-Kyrgyz citizens living in Kyrgyzstan should also submit a copy of the Kyrgyz Republic visa page (The Students Visa and Registration Coordinator will help arrange for a visa to the Kyrgyz Republic. Visa support is provided to students who have registered and paid the fees for at least 6 credits per semester. Citizens of a number of countries (please find the list of countries here) may obtain an ordinary visa upon arrival in Bishkek for up to one month at the Consular Point of the Manas International Airport without a visa support from AUCA.  To allow enough time for visa processing, international students are encouraged to apply at the earliest possible time before the beginning of the semester in which they wish to study);
  • Medical certificate confirming all vaccinations and immunizations as well as health screening for Tuberculosis (for applicants from the CIS, the Medical certificate is known as the Form 086-Y). International students are required to submit an HIV test after arrival in Bishkek (the test has to be taken in Kyrgyzstan) and undergo the annual tuberculosis screenings required of all faculty and students in the country.


5. Submit Application form to or


6. Pay a non-refundable application fee of 500 Soms (or roughly $10 USD)

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

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