General Admissions Requirements

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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 are admitted subject to fulfilling all admission requirements.

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Applicants are advised to refer to programme specific admission requirements apart from the following general admission requirements.

Master’s Programmes

Applicants seeking admission into any of the AUA Master’s degree programmes must hold a recognized bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or an equivalent grade average of 60%.

Except for Master of Arts in Biblical &Theological Studies (MABTS), applicants with a CGPA of 2.50 to 2.99 or an equivalent grade average of 55% to 59% may be admitted on probationary status (see Admission Status Classification).  

MABTS applicants must have a CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60% and does not have the provision to be admitted on probation.

 

Doctoral Programmes

Doctor of Ministry.  Those seeking admission into the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) programme must have a master’s degree in Ministry with a minimum CGPA of 3.33 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60%.

Applicants with a CGPA of 3.0 and 3.32 may be admitted on probationary status (see Admission Status Classifications).  After completing one session the student must obtain a GPA of 3.33 to gain regular admission status.

PhD in Leadership.  Those seeking admission into the PhD in Leadership programme must have a master’s degree in any field with a minimum CGPA of 3.33 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent. Those with CGPA of 3.00 - 3.32 may be admitted on probationary status for only one semester. Also, note that a Master’s thesis or its equivalent is required to enrol in the PhD in Leadership Programme.

PhD in Biblical and Theological Studies.  Those seeking admission into the PhD in Biblical and Theological Studies programme must have a master’s degree in the field of Theology/Religion with a minimum CGPA of 3.33 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent. This programme does not allow probationary admission. Also, note that thesis or its equivalent is required to enrol in the PhD in Religion Programme.

 

Admission to two-degree programmes
A student will not be permitted to enrol in two-degree programmes to run simultaneously. 

Based on the documents submitted applicants are offered admission into one of the categories listed below. If at any point, upon verification, the University discovers any discrepancy in the documents, the student will be asked to withdraw from the Programme and the University.

Regular

When applicants meet all the entry requirements of the degree programme, including pre-requisites, CGPA, submission of official academic transcripts and certificates, and appropriate recommendation letters they are classified as having regular status.

Provisional

Applicants who have deficiencies in some of the prerequisite courses are admitted on provisional status. Students accepted on provisional status must complete all prerequisites before completing 50% of their coursework. Any prerequisite required for a specific course in the programme must be completed before taking that course.

Conditional

Applicants who have not provided all the documentation for admission may be given a conditional status if they have submitted photocopies of the documents.  The conditionally accepted students have a maximum of six months to provide all the documentation thereafter they will not be allowed to continue studying at AUA.

Probationary

Applicants for master’s degree programmes (except Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies) who do not meet the minimum CGPA (3.00) entry requirement for their programme may be admitted on probationary status upon recommendation of the department if they meet the following criteria:Applicants who have a CGPA between 2.50 and 2.99, must earn a CGPA of 2.75 during his/her first session (12-18 credits) at AUA (except Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies). Failure to meet this condition will result in the discontinuation of the student’s studies at AUA.

As AUA uses the English language as the medium of instruction, students must have the ability to study (read, write and speak) in English. In order to qualify for admission to AUA, students are required to demonstrate English ability in one of the following ways:

1.    Have a bachelor’s degree from a college/university where English was the medium of instruction.

2.    Achieve a passing score on a recognised English language test such as TOEFL, IELTS, Michigan. The test scores are valid for three years. The table below shows the minimum required test score.

Required English Test Scores

 

Test

Minimum Test Score

TOEFL

110

TOEFL iBT

80

IELTS

8.0

Michigan

220

 

 

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