American University of Central Asia - AUCA - AUCA Study Abroad



As one of the leading institutions in Central Asia, AUCA maintains partnerships with a number of other prestigious universities in the US, Europe and Asia. Such cooperation provides AUCA students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in cultures, learn a new language, and experience student life in a different university.


Our partnership with Bard College allows six students per semester to travel to the United States.  In addition, AUCA students regularly study at our partner universities worldwide. 



Sophomores and juniors with good academic standing are eligible to participate in a study abroad program. Each semester AUCA will nominate students to participate in the exchange program. In order to be considered for a nomination, interested students should submit the following documents to the International Office: 

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Two recommendation  from professors (online)
  • Transcript 
  • Study Plan

Once the applications are reviewed, the selected students will be nominated for a specific exchange program per semester. Some exchange programs select one student per semester or per year. 

All full-time undergraduate students are eligible to apply to participate in the exchange program if they:

  • Completed at least one year of full-time study towards the undergraduate degree at AUCA.
  • Will not start their studies in host institutions in their 4th year 
  • Have the status of “active” students at AUCA.
  • Have GPA of at least 2.5[1] (please, see footnote).
  • Meet the specific requirements outlined by the partner institution where the student is applying.
  • Have not been nominated as an Undergraduate Exchange Student to another program undertaken by AUCA and its partner institutions at the time of application submission.
  • Have not previously participated more than one time in an Undergraduate Student Exchange Program organized by AUCA and its partner institutions.
  • Have not previously declined the nomination to spend an Undergraduate Student Exchange Semester at one of AUCA partner institutions.
  • Do not have outstanding debts to the Finance Office, Library or any other AUCA offices or Faculty Departments.
  • Have not violated AUCA academic and non-academic code of student conduct

[1] Certain AUCA partner schools require higher GPA. The eligibility to participate is contingent upon each partner school’s minimum GPA designation.  Students must verify the minimum GPA requirement for the specific program at the appropriate AUCA office coordinating the exchange program.

Please, see the full policy here.


Tuition and fees:

While partaking in an exchange program, the student is subject to the tuition fees of their home university. The student is responsible for all other expenses, such as Room and Board, insurance, visa and travel costs etc.


Credit transfer:

Generally, study abroad credits are transferred as “General credits” or “Electives”. In order to count credits towards your major, you need to first consult with your academic advisor and department chair. AUCA will consider your credit only if you received a grade “C” or higher. Your study abroad grades will not be calculated into your GPA at AUCA.



American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + Еxt.
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