Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q's)

Where is Kyrgyzstan?

Kyrgyzstan is located in Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan borders with Kazakhstan in the north, Uzbekistan is the west, Tajikistan in the south west and China in the east.

Are people in Kyrgyzstan friendly?

People in Kyrgyzstan are friendly and hospitable.

What language is spoken in Kyrgyzstan?

Kyrgyz and Russian languages are spoken in Kyrgyzstan. Since the language of instruction at AIU is English, most people at the university can speak English.

What is the weather like in Kyrgyzstan?

Kyrgyzstan has a continental climate. You can enjoy all of the four seasons in Kyrgyzstan: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

How to reach to Bishkek?

There are many airlines with flights to Bishkek. Please check the Manas International Airport website to find the flights to Bishkek. http://www.airport.kg/en/

How do I get from the airport to my accommodation?

The team members from the International Office will arrange the transportation from the airport to the accommodations

What is the cost of living in Bishkek?

Usually it is around $300 a month.

Is accommodation provided for nonresident students?

IAU assists to find an accommodation for nonresident and international students.

Can I live in a flat or should I live in the dormitory?

First year students should live in a dormitory. After the first year, a student makes choice between a dormitory and apartment.

How much is the tuition fee at AIU?

Tuition fee for the academic year of 2017-2018 is $2700, medical faculty is $3850 per year.

Please contact the admissions office for more information.

What does the campus look like?

Please check the photos of our campus below.

http://iaau.edu.kg/view/public/gallery/details.xhtml?id=335

What is the language of instruction at the university?

The language of instruction is English. There also some classes in Russian.

When does the semester start?

The Fall semester begins on September 1st.

Can I study just for one or two semesters?

Yes, you can.

How can I transfer credits from another university to AIU?

You can transfer credits from another university by submitting official transcripts.

Do I have to buy books for classes? How much do they cost?

No, you don’t have to buy books. You can take the books from the library.

How many years do I have to study to get a Bachelor’s degree?

It takes four academic years to get a Bachelor’s degree.

What are your most popular majors?

All of our majors and specialties are popular. Please check the link below for Departments and Programs at AIU.

http://iaau.edu.kg/view/public/pages/page.xhtml?id=78

Can I change my major?

Yes, you can change your major, but you might have to take more classes for your new major.

Are there any academic exchange programs for students?

Yes, there are. There are academic exchange programs every year. Our university cooperates with more than 70 partner universities from 21 different countries.

Student exchange program is an opportunity to study for a semester or one-year non-degree training at one of the partner universities.

Does IAU participate in the ERASMUS program?

Yes, our University is involved in the pan-European program for cooperation in educational area. Within the ERASMUS program there is an exchange of students and teachers between institutions of higher education in Europe, where our university is a competent partner. Our students have a great opportunity to be trained under this program, all the costs of which are covered by the European Union and host country. 

What is the average class size?

Usually there are about 15-20 students in a class.

What kind of facilities are there for students?

With wide range of social facilities such as dance and concert halls, football fields, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, dining hall and canteens, also a beautiful garden, AIU is not only the institution for learning but also the vibrant center of social life.

Which extracurricular activities are there?

There are many sport and cultural activities at the university. Students can enjoy playing such sports as football, basketball, volleyball, tennis and other sports. Also there are many cultural activities for students such concerts and theatrical performances.

What is the admission deadline?

The deadline is 15h of September 2017.

What documents should be submitted with my application?

• Application form

• Copy of High School diploma

• Copy of passport

• ID photos of size 3x4 (8 pieces).

Non refundable 50$ application fee (this fee is used for  invitation procedure).

How can I pay the application fee?

You can make a payment to the AIU account. 

How long does it take to get an admission decision?

It depends on official procedure, but usually it takes about 2 weeks.

How can I check on my admission status?

Please send an email to the Admissions Department. The Admissions Department will inform you about your admission status.

What transportation can I use to reach the university?

There are many buses which go to AIU. The following buses can be used to reach the university: 7,   102, 105, 128, 137, 147, 154, 166, 258, and 262.