AUK's merit-based, need-based, and wartime scholarships are gifts that never have to be repaid. Any scholarship is applied to years of study at AUK. In case dual degree path, for year at ASU other scholarship rules are valid. The AUK scholarship amount is defined at the stage of Reservation contact which signed during the admission process. More details on application for AUK Scholarships could be provided by the AUK Enrollment Advisor.
On April 24, 2023, AUK announced a scholarship fund to support veterans, children and spouses of Fallen Heroes in a partnership with the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Ukrainian Veterans Foundation.
To support veterans, children and spouses of Fallen Heroes, AUK offers several full scholarships in both bachelor’s and master’s programs to individuals who meet the admission criteria.
1. AUK wartime scholarships:
The AUK wartime scholarship is American University Kyiv's contribution to Ukraine's resistance and fight for freedom. This scholarship will be provided to all students admitted during the war.
This scholarship was created in 2022 in response to the economic and financial fallout Ukraine faced due to the war. In order to provide support at this time, AUK began offering guaranteed scholarships to all successfully admitted students in 2022, which constituted 75% of undergraduate costs for two academic years and 60% of graduate costs during one academic year.
Understanding the challenges of the war, AUK continues to support its newly admitted students in 2023 with wartime-guaranteed scholarships of up to 50%.
2. AUK merit-based scholarships:
AUK's merit-based scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated academic excellence and have personal honors (Olympiads, contest awards, diplomas with honor, war awards, honors for volunteer contribution in war). Students should possess the qualities of an inspirational role model.
3. AUK need-based scholarships:
AUK's need-based scholarships are awarded to potential and current students in financial need. The scholarships are conditional to academic performance at AUK and ASU (in case of dual degree path), confirmed on annual basis.
Eligible students include:
- War veterans seeking to obtain further education in the form of a Master's or Lifelong Learning program
- Surviving children of fallen or injured heroes, soldiers, and military personnel who have participated in the war
Those eligible are encouraged to apply for an AUK need-based scholarship.