AUA is using the cohort system. That is, the group that is accepted for the first cycle is expected to continue together, through until the end of the programme.Students financially sponsored by their employers have priority of admission; however, all students must submit a recommendation from their employing organizationNew programmes may be added before the end of the cycle, thus, communication with the Admissions office is indispensable before sending an application.
AUA is open to all qualified applicants irrespective of colour, race, ethnic identity, religion, gender or national origin. Potential students may apply to any of the current programs at any time and be admitted subject to fulfilling all admission requirements.
Each program has its unique requirements for admission. However, the following are general requirements for entry into any of the university's academic programs:
Applicants to the master’s programmes must have a first degree from a recognized university with a minimum of 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 point scale) or its equivalent. For practical programmes, applicants must have a minimum of 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 point scale), or its equivalent.In addition to this minimum grade point average required from practical degree programmes applicants, 4 years of relevant professional experience is recommended and preferred for admission. However, direct entrants maybe admitted without a 4 years of field or professional experience if they have a minimum of 3.0 grade point average or equivalent and fulfil other admission requirements.
Applicants are also expected to submit recommendation letters from previous university and employing organisations where applicable.Non-English speaking students will be required to demonstrate their ability to study in English by meeting EITHER of the following:(a) A passing score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)(b) A passing score on the British Council English language test (International English Language Test)(c) An English proficiency certification from a recognized university