Frequently asked questions
General questions
What programs does AUK offer?

AUK offers Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in Fall 2023. For undergraduate students, AUK offers BS in Business Administration, Global Management, Software Engineering, Marketing Science and Data Science. For postgraduate students, AUK offers MS in Global Management, Global Technology&Development, Technology Leadership&AI, and Software Engineering. Over time, AUK will grow to offer programs in engineering, health sciences, architecture and design, and law.

How to enroll in American University Kyiv?

Requirements for admission to bachelor's programs:

  • Completed secondary education
  • Good level of English: B2 (TOEFL internet based: 56 – 78, IELTS Academic: 5.5 – 6.0, Duolingo English test: 80 – 119)
  • Motivation letter
  • Short self-presentation video in English
  • National Multidisciplinary Test result: for all programs – minimum score 140, foreign language (English) 150+, for Data Science and Software Engineering programs additionally math 150+

Requirements for admission to master's programs:

  • Bachelor/Master’s degree
  • Good level of English: B2+ (TOEFL internet based: from 80 and above; IELTS Academic: from 6.0; PTE: from 60 and above; Duolingo: from 100 and above)
  • Good Motivation letter
  • CV in English
  • Work experience (2+ years preferred)
  • Online written assessment


What licenses and accreditations does AUK have?

American University Kyiv (AUK) has a license to conduct educational activities issued by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. In December 2021, the university received the first license to carry out educational activities in the field of higher education for the second (master's) level of education (Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (hereinafter - MES) dated 28.12.2021 No. 282-l), and in June 2022 – a license to carry out educational activities in the field of higher education for the first (bachelor) level of education (Order of the Ministry of Education and Culture dated 06.20.2022 No. 115-l). The license of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine is indefinite.

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What current AUK programs are accredited?

The National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance (NAQA) carried out the accreditation by checking the compliance of educational programs with the requirements of higher education standards, as well as with state requirements regarding personnel, scientific-methodical and material-technical support of educational institutions, with the aim of granting the right to AUK to conduct educational activities related to the acquisition of higher education and qualifications by applicants of higher education. As a result of the inspection, the university received certificates of accreditation of Global Management program in the specialty 073 Management second (master's) level and Software Engineering in the specialty 121 Software Engineering second (master's) level.

In the conditions of martial law, AUK applied for temporary accreditation and received a certificate for master's educational programs for 1 year.

When will other programs be accredited?

In accordance with the Regulations on Accreditation of Educational Programs and the Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine dated July 11, 2019 No. 977, accreditation of educational programs for Institutions of III or IV levels of accreditation is a mandatory process and is carried out after students have passed the first set of 75% of the educational program, which provides an opportunity to accredit programs of the second (bachelor) level of higher education already in the 2024/2025 academic year.

In the 2024/2025 academic year, AUK will undergo accreditation for a 5-year period for the following master's programs: MGM, MSE, MTLAI.

What is the tuition fee?

Annual tuition for Bachelor’s programs is $8,000.

To all admitted Bachelor students in Fall 2023, we offer guaranteed scholarships:

  • 50% for Year 1
  • 50% for Year 2

Annual tuition for Master’s programs is $9,000.

Fall 2023 Master’s students will also be offered guaranteed scholarship:

  • 40% for Year 1
  • 20% for Year 2
What is the role of Arizona State University in this new university?

Arizona State University is partnering with American University Kyiv to provide state-of-the-art curriculum, access to best university practices, opportunities for dual degrees, and the potential for research collaborations with ASU faculty. ASU is ranked by US News & World Report as the most innovative university in the United States ahead of MIT and Stanford.

What is Arizona State University known for?

Arizona State University is one of the largest public universities in the U.S. with its main campus in the state of Arizona. ASU has 17 schools and colleges, offering over 800 degree programs, supported by 4,500+ faculty members. 

ASU’s current rankings and recognitions include:

  • #1 in the U.S. for Innovation, ASU ahead of MIT and Stanford – U.S. News & World Report, 9 years, 2016 – 2024.
  • among the Top 1% of Universities Worldwide ranked by Center for World University Rankings 2022-2023
  • among the Top 150 Universities Worldwide ranked by Shanghai Ranking, 2022
  • #1 in the U.S. and #9 in the world for global impact in research, outreach, and stewardship by – Times Higher Education, 2021.
  • #1 public university and in the top five of universities in the U.S. chosen by international students – Institute of International Education, 2021.
  • Top 10 producer of Fulbright awards for both students and faculty – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2021.
  • #6 in the U.S. for total research expenditures among universities without a medical school – National Science Foundation HERD survey, 2021.
  • Top 10 in the world: excellence in employer-student connections – QS World University Rankings 2022 (Education, Excellence).
What does “Powered by ASU” mean?

“Powered by ASU” means developing a deep partnership to be able to do something transformational. The deep partnership includes having access to faculty, resources, and curriculum for hundreds of degree programs; opening potential pathways to accelerated master’s and dual degree programs; development of joint research and training projects; and harnessing the knowledge and power of what ASU is doing through the creation of cooperative research initiatives. Please note that ASU and AUK are distinct institutions that are each separately responsible for their own accreditation and enrolled students.

How will students benefit from AUK’s collaboration with ASU?

Through the collaboration with ASU, AUK aims to deliver differentiated student experience through:

  • Hybrid and blended learning supported by ASU’s state-of-the-art academic resources.
  • Pathways for dual degrees, accelerated master’s degrees, certificates, and immersion programs for qualified students at ASU and other global universities which are part of the Cintana Alliance.
  • Student mobility programs.
  • Access to co-teaching learning experiences.
  • English language instruction that will prepare students to express themselves fluently in English in both their academic, social, and professional lives.
Do I earn a degree from ASU when I enroll at AUK?

No, ASU and AUK are separate institutions which means AUK students are not enrolled at ASU. In order to earn degrees from both AUK and ASU, you must be enrolled in a dual degree program which requires that you apply to and meet ASU’s admission requirements.

Will there be faculty from ASU coming to teach at AUK?

Co-teaching and co-learning are important elements that AUK intends to nurture through this collaboration. We will work on developing opportunities not only with ASU but with other universities across the globe. AUK students will be able to attend classes conducted by faculty from ASU and other universities, either in person or online.

Are there scholarships or other ways to reduce the cost of pursuing a degree at Arizona State University?

AUK is developing dual degree and accelerated master’s pathways with ASU. Approved programs will have coursework shared across ASU and AUK meaning AUK students will be able to complete their ASU degree in a shorter period of time and at a lower cost than if they had pursued an ASU degree in Arizona. Awarding of scholarships for programs at ASU will be based on ASU’s internal guidelines.

Will American University Kyiv (AUK) offer internships as part of the curriculum?

Internships will be offered as part of the curriculum for many of our programs. Internships and job shadowing represent an opportunity for students to experience true immersion into the professional world of their area of study. Internships not only represent an opportunity for practice, but provide a complete and holistic learning experience for the student. American University Kyiv has many industry partners. Along with the community and Arizona State University, AUK will be actively engaged in providing relevant, meaningful and mutually beneficial internship experiences for our students.

Where is American University Kyiv located?

American University Kyiv (AUK) is located in the historic River Port Building on Poshtova Square along the right bank of the Dnipro River, in the heart of Kyiv. The River Port building that was built in 1961 sat vacant for five years. By bringing this wonderful building back to its former glory, AUK provides students the opportunity to study in a beautiful historic location, equipped with the latest digitally enhanced learning features and education technology. This state-of-the-art campus offers students from Ukraine and around the world a truly unique place to learn and interact with fellow international students, which does not exist anywhere else in Ukraine.


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