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HOW TO APPLY

Bogazici Study & Travel will guide you through online application process to visa and final registration in your university of choice. The admission process is organized in four easy steps. The following step-by-step instructions will show you in a simple way how to apply correctly:

Prior to Online Application Please prepare following document to upload to Studyazerbaijan.org portal.

1. High school/university diploma & transcript*

You should provide originals of your High School Diploma & Transcript. No copies are accepted. Otherwise your application will not be evaluated.

2. Health certificate*

No application will be processed until health certificate is provided. Only originals will be accepted.

3. Copy of the passport or ID card*

Copy of passport or ID card should be clear enough. Passports/IDs with unclear or excessively dark images will not be accepted.

4. Passport size photo*

Photo should be passport 3.5 *4.5 size and be taken within the last 6 months.
5. Reference letters

Students are required to submit at least 2 reference letters. Only signed and notarized (sealed) originals will be accepted.

6. Language Certificate(s) (IELTS, TOEFL)
7. Other Relevant Certificates

Fill in the online-application and upload the required application documents. Only after receiving your online application within the deadline your application will be processed further and will take part in the selection procedure.

Bogazici Study & Travel takes over the preliminary review of international university applications:

  • Bogazici Study & Travel documents all data relevant to the application and scans all documents that are sent by the applicants;
  • Bogazici Study & Travel determines whether the foreign certificates correspond with the criteria set down by the Ministry of Education for admission to university in Azerbaijan;
  • Bogazici Study & Travel calculates the Azerbaijan equivalent of the foreign final degree grade;
  • Bogazici Study & Travel evaluates language competencies and other requirements specific to the course of study commensurate with the criteria set down by the universities;
  • Bogazici Study & Travel evaluates whether applicants meet general admission requirements to the universities and informs the applicants and the universities of the outcome.

Please note: In any case, the universities themselves decide on the matter of admission.

Bogazici Study & Travel Supports Candidates with University Admission

All documents are processed online.

In case you will receieve Admission Letter.

If you are from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan you can visit Azerbaijan without a visa for up to 90 days. Please bear in mind that migration registration takes 20 working days. That is why you have to come to Azerbaijan not earlier than 30 August of fall term. Otherwise you will have to make exit and then come back.

Citizen of states other than mentioned above have to apply for student visa. Please beware that students coming to Azerbaijan with tourist visa or any other type of visa except student visa are not going to receive resident permit by Migration Service. Only student visas are acceptable. For information regarding student visa please contact us.

MOST ASKED QUESTIONS

Will my diploma be recognized internationally?

All universities diplomas are granted by Ministry of Education of Azerbiajan Republic. According to clauses of “Law of Azerbaijan Republic about Education”, “Regulations about the Ministry of Education”, Lisbon Recognition Convention, about recognition of qualifications concerning higher education in the European region”, “Convention, abolishing the requirement of legalisation for foreign public documents” signed in Haaga, “Rules of recognition of specialties of foreign states in the sphere of the higher education and determination of their equivalence (nostrification)" approved by the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic № 64, dated from May 13, 2003 – the main activity sphere of branch, working on recognition of educational documents includes below stated items: - Implements the recognition of specialties of foreign states in the sphere of the higher education and determination of their equivalence (nostrification); - Provides the activity of Expert Group of the Ministry, formed owing to nostrification; - Controls observing of requirements of existing legislation relating to this sphere; - Cooperates with state structures, private organizations and international bodies with the aim of implementation of above stated works; - Learns work experience of foreign states in this sphere and determine progressive features, makes speech to direction with proposals concerning law-normative and regulating documents to be applied in country.

What scholarships are available from universities in Azerbaijan?

There is no centralized government scholarship for international students. However, universities in Azerbaijan launch scholarship programs in order to attract foreign students.

What are the admission requirements for international students?
  1. High school/university diploma & transcript* You should provide originals of your High School Diploma & Transcript. No copies are accepted. Otherwise your application will not be evaluated.
  2. Health certificate*  No application will be processed until health certificate is provided. Only originals will be accepted.
  3. Copy of the passport or ID card* Copy of passport or ID card should be clear enough. Passports/IDs with unclear or excessively dark images will not be accepted.
  4. Passport size photo* Photo should be passport 3.5 *4.5 size and be taken within the last 6 months.
  5. Reference letters
  6. Students are required to submit at least 2 reference letters. Only signed and notarized (sealed) originals will be accepted.
  7. Language Certificate(s) (IELTS, TOEFL)
  8. Other Relevant Certificates
When academic year starts and ends?

In most cases the academic year at Azeri universities consists of 2 semesters of 15 weeks duration each. Fall semester starts on the 15th of September and lasts till mid-February, with two-week break for Christmas holidays and with a one-month vacation period in February. Spring semester starts in mid February and lasts till the end of June/July, with one-week break for Spring holidays. Summer vacation lasts from the beginning of July to the mid of September.

How long does it take to complete bachelor and master studies in Azerbaijan?

In general, it takes 4/5 academic years depending if you take foundation course or not, to complete bachelor studies, whereas master studies in 3/4 academic terms. For detailed information please contact us. 

Can I work if I have a student visa?

International students do not have the right to work legally in Azerbaijan

Which supports do International Offices provide for international students?

During the pre-registration period, an orientation program is offered that will help students learn to navigate public-transportation (including student discounted transportation cards), apply for residence permits, and get student ID's. Students can always drop by their university’s International Office with questions.

Will I get an orientation program?

Yes, many universities, especially all private universities, provide a well-organized orientation week for incoming students. Its program is usually sent to you via e-mail before your arrival on campus. Please contact your host university’s international office for details.

What is language of instruction in class? - English or Local language?

Language of instruction varies from university to university and from program to program. Please go through http://studyazerbaijan.org/universities language of instruction for each program is being given.

Can my parent and my dependents travel with?

Parents/friends/relatives of students can visit. Tourist Invitation is issued by universities. Dependents can join you during your studies.

Which are public holidays?

There are holidays in a year. Winter holidays during January and summer holidays in July and August for two months. Students usually go back to their home country during summer. List of Public holidays in Azerbaijan.

Jan 1 Friday New Year's Day Public holiday

Jan 3 Sunday New Year's Day (day 2) Public holiday

Jan 4 Monday New Year's Day (day 3) Public holiday

Jan 20 Wednesday Martyrs’ Day Public holiday

Mar 8 Tuesday Women's Day Public holiday

Mar 20 Sunday March equinox Season

Mar 20 Sunday Nowruz/Spring Holiday Public holiday

Mar 21 Monday Nowruz/Spring Holiday (extra holiday) Public holiday

Mar 22 Tuesday Nowruz/Spring Holiday (extra holiday) Public holiday

Mar 23 Wednesday Nowruz/Spring Holiday (extra holiday) Public holiday

Mar 24 Thursday Nowruz/Spring Holiday (extra holiday) Public holiday

Mar 25 Friday Nowruz/Spring Holiday (extra holiday) Public holiday

Mar 26 Saturday Nowruz/Spring Holiday (extra holiday) Public holiday

May 9 Monday Victory Day over Fascism Public holiday

May 28 Saturday Republic Day Public holiday

May 30 Monday Republic Day observed Public holiday

Jun 15 Wednesday The Day of National Salvation of the Azerbaijani People Public holiday Jun 20 Monday June Solstice Season

Jun 26 Sunday Azerbaijan Armed Forces Day Public holiday

Jun 27 Monday Azerbaijan Armed Forces Day observed Public holiday

Jul 5 Tuesday Ramadan holiday Public holiday

Sep 13 Tuesday Feast of the Sacrifice Public holiday

Sep 22 Thursday September equinox Season

Oct 18 Tuesday National Independence Day Public holiday

Nov 9 Wednesday State Flag Day of Azerbaijan Public holiday

Nov 12 Saturday Constitution Day Public holiday

Nov 14 Monday Constitution Day observed Public holiday

Nov 17 Thursday National Revival Day Public holiday

Dec 21 Wednesday December Solstice Season

Dec 31 Saturday New Year's Eve Observance

Dec 31 Saturday World Azerbaijanis Solidarity Day Public holiday

Please bear in mind that some of these holidays change each year.

What criteria I should take into account while choosing university?

Firstly, you should check the university and review all the information, then read the testimonials of international students, learn what places this university takes in international rankings. Apply using online registation.

Which visa type I have to use to come to Azerbaijan?

Please beware that students coming to Azerbaijan with tourist visa or any other type of visa except student visa are not going to receive resident permit by Migration Service. Only student visas are acceptable.

What happens if my application documents are not complete?
  1. Bogazici Study & Travel is allowed to forward only those applications which have been paid for, fulfilled all requirements and were complete by the deadline. So if something is missing or not in the prescribed form of attestation and translation, then we unfortunately have to reject your application by order of the university.

    However, at the same time we also inform you exactly what is missing or does not meet the formal requirements, and if the deadline has not expired, you may put things straight.
    So the advantage of applying early is to ensure an early reply from us regarding the result of our processing. You will then have the chance to submit any missing documents before the deadline expires.

    Please note that generally all required documents have to be submitted to Bogazici Study & Travel before the deadline expires, late submissions are not allowed in most cases. The deadline of the university has always to be met, regardless of when we inform you on missing or wrong documents, and uni-assist is not allowed to make any exceptions from this.
Which documents should I attach to my application?

The requirements for application documents may vary not only from university to university but also from degree course to degree course. You can find all relevant information regarding application matters on the university websites: deadlines, required language, school, and university certificates, specific forms as well as other relevant documents.

General list of documents required for application

  1. High school/university diploma & transcript*
  2. Health certificate
  3. Copy of the passport or ID card
  4. Passport size photo
  5. Reference letters
  6. Language Certificate(s) (IELTS, TOEFL)
  7. Other Relevant Certificates
When filling in the application form I made a mistake. Do I have to send a new application form or can Studyazerbaijan.org amend it on my behalf?

Bogazici Study & Travel is generally not allowed to make any changes to the statements in your application form, not even if you agree expressly.

However, in most cases it is not necessary to send a new application form. It is important that you fill in your application form complete and truthful. A typo would not be a problem as you have to proof all relevant data – regarding your educational background, your grades and language proficiency – anyway by submitting certificates. If something changes afterwards (f.ex. because you got a new language proficiency certificate), it is not necessary to correct your application form because they were correct when you submitted your application.

Which application form should I use?

Use our online application and send all your require documents.

Prior to Online Application Please prepare following document to upload to Studyazerbaijan.org portal.

1. Petition to the Rector*(or online application)

2. High school/university diploma & transcript*

You should provide originals of your High School Diploma & Transcript. No copies are accepted. Otherwise your application will not be evaluated.

3. Health certificate*

No application will be processed until health certificate is provided. Only originals will be accepted.

4. Copy of the passport or ID card*

Copy of passport or ID card should be clear enough. Passports/IDs with unclear or excessively dark images will not be accepted.
5. Passport size photo*

Photo should be passport 3.5 *4.5 size and be taken within the last 6 months.

6. Reference letters

Students are required to submit at least 2 reference letters. Only signed and notarized (sealed) originals will be accepted.
7. Language Certificate(s) (IELTS, TOEFL)

8. Other Relevant Certificates

When can I apply?

You may send your application anytime prior to the expiration of the deadline, even if the application period of the university has not yet begun. However, please note: In case you cannot yet make an application for the study programme of your choice, you have to check if the application period for this course has already begun. In this case, please contact the university of your choice and ask them when an online application via the portal of Studyazerbaijan.org will be possible.

We recommend to apply as soon as possible, at least eight weeks before the deadline expires. The advantage of applying early is to ensure an early reply from us regarding the result of our processing. You will then have the chance to submit any missing documents before the deadline expires.

Please regard that the processing starts after Studyazerbaijan.org  received both; your application online and the processing fee.

Am I eligible to study in Azerbaijan according to my prior education?

In order to study in Azerbaijan, you have to provide documents sufficient for admission. Depending on your country of origin, this may be your school leaving certificate (e.g. A-Levels, Baccalauréat, Attestat, Matura, etc.), a university entrance examination or a combination of certificates and documentation confirming your years of study.

What shall I do first after arrival in Azerbaijan?

After arrival in Azerbaijan within first 10 days of your stay you have to register in State Migration Service. Pending to do so will result with the penalty of 400 Azn. After 3 penalties you will face deportation.

Is it safe in Azerbaijan?

According to  www.numbeo.com  latest crime index in Baku (Azerbaijan) is less than Budapest (Hungary), Buffalo (United States), Riga (Latvia),London (UK), Venice and Rome (Italy),  Paris (France) , most of states in United States and etc. Statistics shows that level of crime, worries and problems are low in Baku.

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