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First-Year Honors Scholarship

The First-Year Honors Scholarship is designed to support outstanding undergraduate students entering their first year at AAU based on prior academic achievement and English language proficiency.

Eligibility Criteria

Academic Performance

GPA or Equivalent50% AID30% AID
Czech Maturita1.21.5

English Language Proficiency

one of the following50% AID30% AID
TOEFL iBT11094
C1 Advanced (CAE) 200185
SAT ERW700650
ACT English+Reading6457
IB English A6 at SL or HL5 at SL or HL
IB English B7 at SL or HL6 at SL or HL
SCIO GAP90th percentile85th percentile

Scholarship Amount and Distribution Options

In accordance with the criteria above, a recipient may receive either 50% or 30% off a portion of their tuition fees. These discounts may be applied upfront in full to either the first or second semester of the recipient’s first year, depending on the circumstances, or may be distributed across several consecutive semesters in the amount of 10% per semester. Funds will be disbursed directly towards the recipient’s tuition fees and will not be redeemable in cash.

Scholarship recipients must commit to remaining enrolled at AAU for a minimum of three consecutive semesters. In the event that a recipient terminates their studies or takes a leave of absence within the stated retention period, they will be required to return all scholarship funds to AAU.

Distribution PlanScholarship AmountDisbursementRetention RequirementRepayment Obligation
Upfront Distribution50% or 30%Direct to tuition fees for first or second semester of first yearMinimum of three consecutive semestersIf withdrawal occurs within retention period, all funds must be returned.
Spread Distribution50% across five semesters or 30% across three semesters10% each semester to tuition feesNoneNone

Note: Transfer students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Application Process

  • To be considered, admitted students must first be recommended for the scholarship by the Dean’s Office following a successful interview.
  • They must then submit the following documents via email to the Financial Aid Office at before the start of their first semester:
    • Diploma
    • Complete Transcript
    • Proof of English Language Proficiency

Please note that this scholarship is open to undergraduate students commencing their degree program in the fall 2024 term or later.

This scholarship can be combined with others found in our suite of financial aid & scholarships

For inquiries or additional information regarding our scholarship programs, feel free to reach out to us at Our dedicated team is here to assist you and ensure that you have all the necessary information to make informed decisions about your educational journey at AAU.