The joint scholarship programme between Scholae Mundi and the American University of Armenia was launched in 2015 through a memorandum of understanding between the American University of Armenia and Scholae Mundi.
Scholae Mundi and the American University of Armenia are convinced of the importance of international dialogue among young people, which contributes to the expansion of horizons, greater openness, the establishment of mutual understanding and friendly relations between people of different countries, nationalities and religions, which is in itself an important educational tool.
As part of the programme, scholarships will be provided to foreign students of non-Armenian descent who are graduates of the UWC network and who are admitted to American University of Armenia. Scholae Mundi will donate the difference in the cost of tuition fees for international students and citizens of Armenia for up to three international students for five years. The scholarship contenders will be selected by American University of Armenia standard procedures.
Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia is a private institution of higher learning located in Yerevan, affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a world standard education to Armenia and the South Caucuses region. The University offers high quality undergraduate and post-graduate programs, while at the same time encouraging civic engagement and promoting democratic values.
The United World Colleges (UWC) movement makes education a force, to unite people, nations and cultures, to create a peaceful and sustainable future. In UWC schools and colleges, representatives of different countries and peoples, religions and social groups all study together. The UWC’s unique educational model places great importance on learning through experience, so that today’s young people can take an active role in the society in the future. The UWC movement was founded in 1962, and now comprises of 17 schools and colleges located in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America. The two-year IB Diploma (International Baccalaureate, pre-university course) forms the academic base of the UWC and is recognized by the top universities in the world. Currently, 70% of those studying at UWC are on a full or partial scholarship. In addition to the two-year IB Diploma, students at UWC can study such topics as conflict management and environmental awareness. These programmes are often carried out in regions where political, ethnic or ecological issues are prevalent. UWC strives to instill in its students a sense of social responsibility, forming a community of alumni from around the world, which today stands at over 60,000, who share the same values of peace, kindness and international understanding.
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