University Foundation Program
The American University of Myanmar University Foundation Program (“UFP”) has been designed to help Myanmar students, who have completed 10 standard in a Myanmar government school or the equivalent in a private school, obtain an American high school diploma. It provides students with a well-rounded education, familiarize them with discussion-based learning and provides them with service learning experience to prepare them to pursue higher education at AUM or overseas. Moreover, 90% of American employers prefer an American high school diploma when considering candidates for employment.
Our students have secured a 100% passage rate on the GED examination with scores that have placed them in the top 20% of test-takers, and have gained admission to universities such as: Bocconi University (Italy), University of Oregon (USA), Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Canada), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong) and Assumption University (Thailand).
The UFP is focused on preparing students to take and pass the GED® test. Those passing the GED® test will receive an American high school equivalency diploma issued by the Superintendent of Education, Washington, D.C. This diploma is recognized by 99% of American universities and colleges and by the Thailand Ministry of Education for admission to all Thai public and private universities. It is also recognized in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Since the GED® test requires subjects not covered in the Myanmar primary and secondary school curriculum, the UFP includes 45 hours of instruction in each of the subjects covered on the GED® test – Social Studies, Mathematics, Natural Science and Language Arts. In addition, to make the students more attractive to overseas university admission committees, UFP students are required to undertake community service. The community service project is organized by AUM.
The University Foundation Program consists of one semesters (15 weeks) of instruction. The next course will begin on January 8, 2018. In addition, all students will be provided unbiased advice and counseling about applying to overseas universities for the American University of Myanmar does not accept commissions for directing students to particular universities. The Program will be taught by highly qualified and experienced faculty members and instructors of the American University of Myanmar.
The eligibility for the UFP is as follows: applicants should have achieved 10 standard in Myanmar government schools or the equivalent, supply matriculation examination results (if taken) and have at least a TOEFL iBT™ score of 86 (with no part less than 20) or IELTS™ score of 6.5 (with no part less than 6.0). Students who have not yet taken a TOEFL iBT™ or IELTS™ test should email the admissions office about other options. Alternatively, applicants who have completed at least four years of private primary and secondary education up to grade 10 or Upper Secondary four in a school where the language of instruction is English immediately prior to enrolling in the UFP and have earned grades in their final year of 70% (or the equivalent) or higher will be considered. Such students may be required to provide proof of English language proficiency. Prospective students who are shy of these eligibility requirements should contact our Admissions Office.
UFP students will be charged three installments of $1,250 or the kyat equivalent tuition. The GED® test cost is $240. Some scholarships up to the full cost of attendance are available for academically exceptional students who could not otherwise afford to enroll in the Program. Applications for admission to the University Foundation Program are available at UFP application. Application materials for scholarships are available on the Financial Assistance page.
The TOEFL® and GED® test can be taken at IMCM Test & Training Center II, Building 7, Room 6, MICT Park, Hlaing Township, Yangon (Telephone: +95-1-652316, 652321).