Degree Programs

Pending approval from the Delaware Department of Education, admission to American University of Myanmar programs will be as follows:

 

I.            Fresher Admission

 

Candidates from Myanmar must have:

K + 12 years of education and earned a high school diploma or 4 “A” level grades of at least “B”;

K + 10 years of education,  passed the matriculation examination, and have at least one year of study at a Myanmar government university; or

passed the GED test. (If the test is passed, the test-taker will receive an American High School Equivalency Diploma issued by the Washington, D.C. Superintendent of Education.)

 

Candidates from other ASEAN countries can alternatively have:

 

Brunei – Brunei Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (Brunei-Cambridge A level) – 2 passes

 

Cambodia – Certificate of Completion/Baccalauréat + Successful completion of first year at an institution of higher learning authorized to award degrees by the government of the country in which it is incorporated or where it operates

 

Indonesia – Certificate of Completion of Senior Secondary Education (Ijazah SMA/ STTB SMA) or Certificate of Graduation (SKHUN)

 

Laos – Baccalauréat + Successful completion of first year at an institution of higher learning authorized to award degrees by the government of the country in which it is incorporated or where it operates

 

Malaysia – STPM Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or GCE A Level – 2 passes

 

Philippines – High School Diploma or a Certificate of Graduation + + Successful completion of first year at an institution of higher learning authorized to award degrees by the government of the country in which it is incorporated or where it operates

 

Singapore – GCE A-levels – 4 “B” grades

 

Thailand – Matayom 6 or MS 6. (Certificate of Secondary Education)

 

Vietnam – Bang Tot nghiep Trung hoc Pho thong (Upper Secondary Education Graduation Diploma)

 

In addition, all applicants for Fresher Admission must submit:

 

An Application

Official Secondary School Transcript (including final year grades if available)

Two Letters of Reference from Secondary School Teachers

Official Final Year Grades (if not recorded on the transcript previously submitted)

Official College/University Transcript(s) (if previously attended)

Standardized Testing Results (SAT, ACT plus Writing or GED)

Proof of Meeting or Surpassing AUM’s English Language Admission Standard

 

II.            Transfer Admission

 

If you meet the eligibility requirements for Fresher admission and have completed at least one full-time semester (12 credit hours or 180 hours of classes) as a degree candidate at an accredited American university or college, you should apply to AUM as a transfer student.  If you have taken university or college classes without enrolling in a degree program, attended a non-American accredited university or college or if you will have less than 180 total hours of classes when you plan to enroll at AUM, you should apply as a fresher.

 

Applicants for Transfer Admission must submit:

 

A Transfer Application

Two Letters of Reference from University or College Faculty Members

Official College/University Transcript(s)

Proof of Meeting or Surpassing AUM’s English Language Admission Standard

 

III.                 Undergraduate Visiting Student or Study Abroad Admission

 

Applicants for undergraduate visiting student or Study Abroad admission must:

 

have completed the equivalent of a United States secondary school education (approximately 12 years of formal education),

have either an appropriate diploma or leaving certificate or hold a High School equivalency diploma, and

have been enrolled in good standing in an undergraduate degree program at another university or college authorized to award degrees by the government in which the institution operates for at least one semester having earned at least a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a scale where an A equals 4.0.

 

The maximum enrollment at the American University of Myanmar as a Visiting student is two semesters.  Visiting undergraduate students wishing to study at the University for more than two semesters should apply for transfer admission.

 

Applicants for admission as an undergraduate visiting student must submit:

 

A Visiting Student or Study Abroad Application

Statement from University of enrollment attesting to the applicant’s status of enrollment and standing

Official College/University Transcript(s)

Proof of Meeting or Surpassing AUM’s English Language Admission Standard

 

IV.            Non-Degree Student Admission

 

This admission is for candidates not pursuing a degree at AUM.  Applicants must have completed a secondary school education and have either an appropriate diploma or leaving certificate or a high school equivalent diploma.

 

Applicants for Admission as a Non-degree Student must submit:

 

A Non-Degree Student Application

Official Secondary School Transcript and Leaving Certificate or Diploma

Two Letters of Reference

Proof of Meeting or Surpassing AUM’s English Language Admission Standard

 

V.            Interviews

 

Qualified candidates for all undergraduate degrees will usually be interviewed at either AUM, by Skype or by telephone.

 

VI.            English Language Admission Standard

 

English is the primary language of instruction at AUM.  All prospective students are required to demonstrate a minimum level of English before they are admitted.

 

There are six ways to meet AUM’s minimum English Language Admission Standard.  Applicants are required to fulfill only one of the below options.

 

Achieve the competence standard indicated by TOEFL® or IELTS® (Minimum score for Admission: TOEFL® Internet-based test – 86 with no part less than 20; IELTS® (Academic) – 6.5 with no part less than 6.0.  Minimum scores must be achieved in a single sitting of the test (i.e., scores across multiple instances of a test may not be used to satisfy minimum component requirements).

Attend two or more years at a secondary school that uses English as the language of instruction and operates in a country where the primary language is English,

Attend four or more years at an eligible international secondary school that uses English as the language of instruction, but operates in a country where the primary language is not English (these four years must be immediately before attending AUM),

Graduate from a recognized degree program at a recognized university or college at which English is the primary language of instruction.

 

Applicants who cannot achieve the minimum score for admission, but who otherwise are exceptional candidates, may be offered conditional admission.  The minimum score for conditional admission is TOEFL® Internet-based test – 60 with no part less than 15 or IELTS® (Academic) – 5.0 with no part less than 4.5.  Minimum scores must be achieved in a single sitting of the test (i.e., scores across multiple instances of a test may not be used to satisfy minimum component requirements.  Applicants offered conditional admission will be required to enroll in an intensive English program.  If they complete the intensive English program satisfactorily, they will be guaranteed admission to the University.