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Government of Azerbaijan Scholarship for Foreign Students 2024
Thursday, May 30, 2024

Government of Azerbaijan Scholarship for Foreign Students 2024

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 LEVEL : Short Course, Undergraduate, Masters, PhD
 TYPE :Training
 FUNDING : Fully Funded
 OPEN TO : Specific Countries
 PLACE : Azerbaijan
STATUS : Closed

Applications are now open for the 2024-2025 Government of Azerbaijan Scholarship program. This scholarship program to study in Asia main goal is to attract international students from eligible countries to complete their university studies and research in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The Azerbaijan Government Scholarship is fully funded and available for citizens of the OIC and the NAM member countries, who wish to study at Bachelor’s, Masters and Ph.D. degree levels in Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijan scholarship program is open for international students who are interested in getting university degrees in a wide range of fields that are available at higher educational institutions in Azerbaijan.

Each year, the scholarship program provides an opportunity for selected candidates to study in Azerbaijan leading universities in preparatory courses, undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and general medicine/residency programs. The application process does not require you to pay any fee. English Proficiency Certificate is only required if you’re applying for English-taught programs.

Program Details

  • Host Institution: Please check the List of participating universities below.
  • Eligible Program: Fields of study available at partner universities (Check necessary documents for more details).
  • Number of Awards: 100.
  • Duration: Candidate’s program duration (more details below).
  • Target group: Open to citizens of the Member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Member states of the Non-Aligned Movement, Small Island Developing States, Countries sharing common cultural, ethnic and historical ties with Azerbaijan (please find the full list below).

Government of Azerbaijan Scholarship Benefits

This Azerbaijan Scholarship is a fully funded program that will provide successful applicants with the following benefits:

  1. Tuition Fees: Tuition fee and language preparatory courses (in accordance with the language of instruction) for the study period at the undergraduate, graduate, general medicine, medical residency, doctoral level.
  2. International Flights: An international economy class flight ticket to Baku, Azerbaijan (from the country of origin) and from Azerbaijan (to the country of origin respectively) once a year.
  3. Monthly Allowance: Monthly allowance of 800 AZN for accommodation, daily expenses, and educational materials (10 months each year, except July and August).
  4. Medical Insurance: Yearly allowance of 200 AZN for the medical care and medication during the study period in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
  5. Visa & Registration: A single entry visa to the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as a temporary residence permit for the stay in the country for the period of each academic year.

Note : All the privileges and payments will be applicable only for the duration of each program described below (in program duration section).

Program Duration

Bachelor’s Program4-5 years : This period is determined based on educational programs approved for each specialty.
General medicine Program5-6 years : This period is determined based on educational programs approved for each specialty.
Master’s Program1.5-2 years : This period is determined based on educational programs approved for each specialty.
Medical Residency Program2-5 years : This period is determined based on educational programs approved for each specialty.
Doctoral (PhD) Program3 years

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece , Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati,

Kuwait , Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia , Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tajikistan, Tanzania , Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Türkiye, Uganda, Ukraine, Union of Myanmar, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Government of Azerbaijan Scholarship Eligibility

To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Citizens of the OIC and the NAM member countries as shown above;
  • For undergraduate and general medicine programs, candidates must be younger than 35 years as of 15.09.2024;
  • For graduate and residency programs, candidates must be younger than 40 years as of 15.09.2024;
  • For doctoral programs, candidates must be younger than 45 years as of 15.09.2024;
  • Citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan or individuals whose citizenship in the Republic of Azerbaijan have been terminated will not be considered for a Scholarship.

List of Universities

Below is the list of universities where candidates can be admitted as Azerbaijan Government Scholarship holders.

  1. ADA University
  2. Azerbaijan Medical University
  3. Azerbaijan State Agricultural University
  4. Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University
  5. Azerbaijan State University of Economics
  6. Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction
  7. Baku Engineering University
  8. Baku Higher Oil School
  9. Baku State University
  10. Karabakh University
  11. Nakhchivan State University
  12. National Aviation Academy

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  1. Kazakhstan Government Scholarship for International Students;
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  3. Turkish Government Research Scholarship.

How to Apply for the Government of Azerbaijan Scholarship

Eligible candidates who would like to apply for this government scholarship program must follow the given instructions below:

Application Stage One (1)

For official nomination by the respective state entities/government authorities (Ministries, Embassies, etc.) the applicants must submit the Nomination form alongside with the required documents to the relevant authorities for the first stage of the application process. The last date of the submission is May 20, 2024 at 6 PM Baku time.

Application Stage Two (2)

Officially nominated candidates by the respective government authorities will proceed to the second stage of the application process and apply through the study in Azerbaijan Centralized Admission Service (SIACAS) website (portal.edu.az) from June 16 to July 1, 2024. After logging in SIACAS website applicants must choose the relevant Admission channel (“Heydar Aliyev – International Education Grant” program) to apply. Candidates can choose 2 (two) specialties at different higher educational institutions of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the appropriate channel.

Required Documents

  1. Completed the Nomination form (for the first stage of application process);
  2. Copy of Diplomas and Transcripts from prior High School or Higher Education Institution; The applicant’s academic marks (GPA) of the previous degree(s) of study (general secondary education, bachelor’s degree, general medicine education, master’s degree, medical residency) must not be less than 70 (on a scale of 0 to 100 or 7 on a scale of 10 or equivalent) of the relevant marking system;
  3. Copy of the medical certificate (including HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B/C tests);
  4. Copy of a valid passport that confirms the applicant’s identification information;
  5. CV or Resume;
  6. Proficiency in the language of study:
    • Applicants willing to study in English are required to have the following scores:
      • for undergraduate programs minimum IELTS 5 (TOEFL 40);
      • for postgraduate programs minimum IELTS 5.5 (TOEFL 50);
      • the language of study of the previous education must be English.
    • Applicants willing to study in Russian : proof of language proficiency or the language of study of the previous education must be Russian;
    • Applicants willing to study in Turkish : proof of language proficiency or the language of study of the previous education must be in Turkish;
    • Applicants willing to study in Azerbaijani : proof of the English, Russian or Turkish language or the language of study of the previous education must be English, Russian or Turkish.
  7. Motivation letter;
  8. Local and international awards (if available).

Note : The higher education institution may examine the candidate’s proficiency for the applied level of education and proficiency in the language of study.

Important notes

  • Applicants may track the status of their applications and get notifications for the next stages from the SIACAS. At the same time, notifications will appear in the applicant’s personal account. SIACAS website will remain accessible for registration of applications from June 16, 2024, starting at 12 AM, to July 1 at 6 PM Baku time.
  • A candidate with multiple nationalities may submit only one application, and it must be for one of the eligible nations .
  • Only the applications that were nominated by their respective countries in the first stage will go through the evaluation process for the scholarship program.
  • If applicants face any technical problems with the website, they may send an email to [email protected] with a short description and relevant screenshots.
  • Documents must be legible/readable and clear;
  • Documents must be in one of the following languages: Azerbaijani, Turkish, English and Russian languages and have to be notarized;
  • Documents in a language other than those indicated above must be accompanied by a notarized translation into English;
  • The applicant must submit the documentation in PDF format (in the online system);
  • Candidates must submit a medical certificate (including HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and C tests) from the relevant clinics in the country of residence. The medical certificate has to be dated no more than 3 (three) months before the submission of the application and must verify that the applicant is in good health for travel and study (if the certificate is in a language other than Azerbaijani, Turkish, English and Russian, it should have a certified translation);
  • All requested documents must be uploaded along with the application on the SIACAS website before the deadline (July 1 at 6 PM GMT Baku time).

Important Documents

Please click on the the name to see or download the document.

  1. Nomination form (for the first stage of application process);
  2. List of diplomatic missions of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  3. List of programs.


Submission of applications (first stage) to the relevant government authorities of the applicant’s country (Ministries, Embassies, etc.)From April 20 to May 20, 2024
Review and evaluation of candidates by the respective government authoritiesFrom May 21 to June 15, 2024
Registration of applications (second stage) in the SIACAS (Study in Azerbaijan Centralized Admission Service)From June 16 to July 1, 2024
Review and evaluation of candidatesFrom July 1 to August 15, 2024
Notification of the selected candidatesFrom August 16 to August 30, 2024
Start of academic yearSeptember 15, 2024
Last date for the arrival in the Republic of AzerbaijanSeptember 30, 2024

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  1. Hello, I want to apply for the Government of Azerbaijan scholarship. I am done filling the forms and I am required to send my application to Azerbaijan Embassy in my country (Ghana) but my country does not have Azerbaijan Embassy. Please is there any other way, please help me out.

  2. Please I am 43years old, have MBA in Management on Information System, BSc in Chemical Engineering from Nigeria, and with above 10 years industrial work experience. I have the challenge of getting an MSc scholarship abroad, please do you have any within my age, Sir.

  3. hello and a very good day.
    yet i have not received any Email. still it takes time or selection process has been finished?

  4. Hi I’m interested in obtaining a Scholarship to attend the Azerbaijan medical University. The deadline for application has closed, when is the next application date for 2021?

  5. Dear Sir/Madame,

    Thanks for this opportunity. My name is Aaron Collins. I am very desirous to obtain a master education overseas. I am a Liberian and would be glad to be a beneficiary of your government’s scholarship placement this year.

    However, with Liberia being an English speaking country, do I need to show any proof of my proficiency in English? If that is the case, is it possible for you to administer such English online?

    Respectfully yours,

    Aaron Collins

    1. Following given instructions to submit applications, please contact the appropriate one for your situation (where you will be submitting your application) and ask them your questions.

      1. Hello Sir/ Madam please i want know the status of shortlisted students because i was told all the applicants will be notify whether shortlisted or not

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