American University of Central Asia

Founded in 1993, AUCA develops future leaders for the democratic transformation of Central Asia. American University of Central Asia is an international, multi-disciplinary learning community in the American liberal arts tradition.

Short Courses

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Humanities (1)



In 1991, as independence swept across Central Asian countries, the region advanced deliberately into a fast-changing world of free markets and democracy. Leadership from a new generation provided a fresh perspective on how economic resources, information, and personal freedom could be nurtured in an open society.


American University of Central Asia is an international, multi-disciplinary learning community in the American liberal arts tradition. Its curriculum includes the Preparatory Program (New Generation Academy), fourteen undergraduate majors and four graduate programs.


  • AUCA is doing research important to Central Asia. Our combination of local and international faculty gives us the ability to carry out local research at world-class standards.
  • Though with diverse missions and goals, the research and technology centers showcased here are at the cutting edge of academia in Central Asia.


Housing services

The cheapest and easiest way to stay in Central Asia. The market for apartments is fluid and fast moving. AUCA can help you find the exact apartment you are looking for with our network of trusted and reliable landlords.

If you are planning to be in Bishkek for two weeks or longer, renting an apartment may be the best solution for you.

Library services

With over 70,000 volumes of books and periodicals in print and electronic format, in addition to a growing collection of audio/visual resources, the library plays a crucial role in the informational support of your education and research needs.

Medical services

The University Medical Service provide the following medical services:

  • The therapist provides first aid and medical advice.
  • Physiotherapist carries out the following procedures: inhalation and other types of physical therapy.
  • Psychologist provides psychological support and advice to students on various issues

Student Life

Campus life

Bishkek offers a wide range of entertainment. From museums showcasing traditional cultures and theatres performing local and world famous plays and shows to modern nightlife, concerts, and events: there is always something to do.


AUCA is the first university in Central Asia to offer US accredited degrees in liberal arts programs through a partnership with Bard College in the United States.

Bishkek, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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