Over 7,000 international students from around 40 countries study in Armenia. There are about 50 public and independent universities in Armenia. The finest known internationally accredited universities are Yerevan Haybusak University, Yerevan State University, the American University of Armenia, Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, the Foundation University Française en Armenia, and the Eurasia International University. Students from all over the world, especially from India, also study at the Yerevan Haybusak University, among some of the others.
Admission requirements differ from university to university, from school to school. You are required to produce an original passport and validation of graduation from high school or to complete a corresponding study program.
Most study programs are available in the Armenian language; there are, however, preliminary courses for foreign students to encourage them to learn the language. Many programs are also available in English or Russian, and French-language courses. Knowledge of Armenian will be a precondition in most of the universities.
Visa and RPermit
students enter on a visitor visa and, after taking the admission, get a limited residence permit; this can be renewed for the duration of the study program. Sometimes, the visa requirement may be waived, though at times an invitation letter might be required.
Primary and Secondary School in Armenia
For those who want to study in an internationally accredited elementary or secondary school, Armenia offers a few interesting options. Some schools may adhere to the American or British curriculum with English speaking programs while others are organized under the French education policy. One can still find German, Spanish and Japanese among the languages taught, even though most universities use Armenian as the primary language. International schools usually have a large expatriate community, especially children of global corporation officials, diplomats, and NGO personnel. The schools are usually geared towards a foreign student body and follow a curriculum design from the US, UK, France, Canada or Australia/New Zealand. With international standards utilized in general, the transformation between countries is made simpler. Furthermore, schools usually give additional accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.