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AUW Graduate School of Education for Masters in Education

Posted on October 29, 2021

Written by AUW

AUW is proud to announce that it is now offering a new, two-year Master of Arts in Education graduate program which looks to give students a balanced set of theoretical and analytical skills within the fields of education, knowledge sharing, and learning development.

Admissions for January 2023 are now open. Follow the link below to submit the application for Master of Arts in Education program.

Application Link:

Application Deadline: 30th October 2022

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This program forms the foundation of AUW’s new Women Teaching Women, Women Learning from Women (WTW-WLW) initiative designed to help grow a new network of secondary schools for young women and girls across many refugee shelters and displaced communities. In partnership with several universities from the United States and United Kingdom, the overarching theme of this program is to foster a deep sense of community development through student-led initiatives, group discussions and social events. It focuses on enhancing leadership, administrative and policy competence as well as an understanding of the philosophy, dynamics and economics of effective education provision.

Graduates of this new program will be in a position to effectively apply new skill-sets towards developing and implementing sustainable educational programs, as well as expand their educational resources through networking and influence local/regional education policy.

Courses are designed with both education practitioners and policymakers in mind by focusing around various aspects within education ranging from educational leadership development to design thinking for education, curriculum development, and education within globalization. Students will also engage in reading and writing seminars specifically tailored around core theoretical principles, processes and practices within the scope of education.

Admission Requirements

Admission into AUW’s Graduate School of Education is highly competitive with a limited number of seats available. Thus, we request that all prospective students go through the admission requirements prior to starting the application.

The following criteria must be fulfilled to be eligible to apply to the MA in Education program:

  1. Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university in a relevant academic discipline.
  2. CGPA of 3.0/4.0, or equivalent, in the Bachelor’s degree with full academic transcripts, as well as certificates of previous studies.
  3. Two Referees: You must have two confidential letters of recommendation submitted as part of your application, which emphasize your ability to conduct graduate-level work and your potential for a successful academic or professional career. The letters must be written in English by the appropriate faculty members, and sent via the online application system by the recommenders themselves. These submissions must be done in complete confidentiality and you must not be aware of the contents of the letters. In order to enable your recommenders to send in their letters, you need to register them in the relevant section of the online application form AND submit your application; they will not receive an email with a link to a recommendation form until after you have submitted your application. All recommendations must be received within one week of the date and time the application is submitted. Late references will not be considered.
  4. Statement of Purpose: Applicants are required to submit a 500-700 word Statement of Purpose which answers the following; 1) please explain why do you think this graduate program in Education fits your future goals and aspirations; 2) why have you chosen this particular program; 3) why do you think that you are a good fit for this program?
  5. Writing Sample: Essay: Applicants will need to submit a 650-700 word essay on an education-related subject. More details will be provided within the application itself.
  6. Proof of English Proficiency: As part of the application, you must submit proof of your English language proficiency in order for the university to assess your ability to keep up with graduate level coursework. Applicants may submit documentation showing any of the following:
    1. IELTS Score of minimum 6.0 (result must not be older than two years.
    2. TOEFL Score of minimum of 86 (Internet-based; not older than two years at the time of application).
    3. A certificate issued by a previous academic institution which states that the medium of instruction was English.
    4. Cambridge English: C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (not older than five years at the time of application) minimum score of 170.

Media Reports on AUW Afghanistan Imitative


Media coverage of AUW Afghan students in 2021

August 30, 2021
The New York Times
A university in Bangladesh evacuates almost 150 young women from Kabul

September 2, 2021
The Chronicle of Higher Education
‘I Am Hopeful, and I Am Heartbroken’ 

September 16, 2021
How These Women Barely Made It Out of Afghanistan (Podcast)

September 18, 2021
South China Morning Post
Female students show grit and endurance in 11th-hour escape from Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

September 27, 2021
U.S. Department of Defense
Afghan Women Receive Scholarships to U.S. Universities

October 3, 2021
The New York Times
Military Bases Turn Into Small Cities as Afghans Wait Months for Homes in U.S.

October 7, 2021
Afghan women lanugch school for refugees on US army base 

October 18, 2021
‘Everything Was in Afghanistan’

October 20, 2021
Afghan Women Have a Town Hall Meeting with Asian University for Women President
U.S. Department of Defense

November 15, 2021
Wisconsin State Journal
‘’I have lost my everything’: Afghans grapple with loss, hope as they prepare to leave Fort McCoy’

December 12, 2021
The Sunday Times
Escape from Kabul: the Female students who fled the Taliban

January 27, 2022
Brown University
Forced to flee Kabul last August, 15 young Afghan women find an academic home at Brown

June 13, 2022

Arizona Republic

These students fled their homes as the Taliban took over Afghanistan. How they landed at ASU



August 1, 2022

Harvard Magazine

The Taliban and Trauma


August 9, 2022

The New York Times

She’s at Brown. Her Herart’s Still in Kabul

October 6, 2022

Ms. Magazine

I Felt Like the Luckiest Girl In the World – Afghan Students Restart College in the US