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Explore Study Options in Armenia

March 24, 2015 - Travel to Armenia

Are you interested in studying in Armenia? Or, it can be, you have a serial expat lifestyle with the next long-term business travel scheduled for Armenia? Hmm… In case you are worried about the options for education in Armenia, be informed that education has a long history and is one of the most important and powerful weapons in Armenia.

/ Armenians developed a passion for learning since the early Bronze Age… Sciences and arts were elaborated on in the Middle Ages with establishment of the first universities like Ani, Gladzor and Tatev… Armenia was one of the most literate republics of the former Soviet Union. Nowadays, the total adult literacy rate is 99.6% and total youth literacy rate is 99.8%… /

Currently, there are a number of educational institutions in Armenia , both state and private. Your most important decision is whether you can find the right school for you or your child. We would particularly recommend you check out the suggestions below before finally deciding on where to apply.

Elementary, middle and high school levels:

QSI International School of Yerevan, which is an English-speaking private school, offers high quality teaching and exciting environment. The QSI School of Yerevan was opened in 1995 and, since 2000 holds the accreditation of Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Note: QSI School of Yerevan offers education from pre-kindergarten through secondary levels.

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If in addition to academic subjects your child is interested in music, dance and theater, writing, literature, you have the option of ”Aregnazan” Waldorf School , which is an independent private twelve-year school based on the alternative Waldorf pedagogy. Ayb School, where the best of Armenian schooling traditions is delivered through teaching with contemporary learning technologies since 2011. However, for admission it is required to take the Armenian language exam.

Note: Ayb School offers education from elementary to high school levels, however, admission to overseas students is open for middle and high schools only.

Tip: You can learn Armenian language with Armenian Virtual College , which offers the opportunity to learn Eastern Armenian as a second language.

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The international co-educational boarding school UWC Dilijan College situated on the verge of Dilijan National Park, since September 2014 offers IB Diploma Programme to students aged 16+. UWC Dilijan College is a full member of UWC International and International Baccalaureate World School (Diploma). The Curriculum is taught in English language, with support of other languages, mainly French, German, Russian, Spanish and mother-tongue. Beyond the classroom, students enjoy such outdoor activities as mountain hikes, rock climbing and skiing at in a nearby resort.

/From September 2017 UWC Dilijan will offer IGCSE to students aged 14+ and Year 8 to students aged 13+ /

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Higher education:

Did you know that the first lecture at Yerevan State University was held in February of 1920? By that time, it had only one faculty, that of History and Linguistics. Currently, Yerevan State University has 19 faculties. Instruction is conducted in Armenian, however, it is also offered in Russian or English languages for overseas students.

/The nineteen faculties of YSU specialize in History, Armenian Philology, Pharmacology and Chemistry, Physics, Economics and Management, Mathematics and Mechanics, Biology, Geography and Geology, Law, Russian Philology, Oriental Studies, Journalism, Philosophy and Psychology, Informatics and Applied Mathematics, Radiophysics, Sociology, Romance-Germanic Philology, International Relations, Theology. /

Founded in 1920, Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi is enlisted in the Directory of Higher Medical Institutions adopted by the World Health Organization. Since 1957 foreign students have been studying at YSMU. The languages of instruction are Armenian, Russian and English.

/Yerevan State Medical University offers internationally recognized degree programs in the fields of Medicine, Stomatology, Pharmacy, Military Medicine, Public Health and Postgraduate and Continuing Education. /

Last, but not least is the American University of Armenia founded in 1991 in Yerevan. The American University of Armenia is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, is fully licensed by the Republic of Armenia Ministry of Education and Science and is affiliated with the University of California. The academic programs offered at AUA provide graduate and undergraduate education. English language is used for instruction.

/ Graduate programs are available in the fields of Law, Political Science and International Affairs, Economics, Business Administration, Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, Computer and Information Science, Public Health, Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Undergraduate education is provided in the fields of Business, English and Communications, Computational Sciences. /

American University of Armenia

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