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Entry requirements for Azerbaijan

Our entry requirements will vary depending on your level of study, the course you are interested in and your English language proficiency.

Foundation courses

If you have graduated from the national high school system, you will be required to successfully complete a one year International Foundation Programme before entering our undergraduate courses.

You will be required to successfully complete the Azerbaijani Certificate of Secondary Education with an overall average of 4.0/5.0 and at least 4 in key subject areas to be considered for admission on to our International Foundation Programme.

Some subjects, such as healthcare allied professions, will require higher grades. Please contact the Foundation Office for more information.

Undergraduate courses

You will be required to successfully complete your Azerbaijan Certificate of Secondary Education with grades of at least 4.0/5.0 in addition to a recognised one-year foundation programme.

Some Schools will consider successful completion of at least one year of a relevant four-year honours degree programme (with high grades in key subject areas) at a recognised institution in Azerbaijan.

We also accept a wide range of UK and international qualifications (e.g. A-levels and International Baccalaureate).

Postgraduate taught courses

You will be required to successfully complete a relevant four year bachelor's degree from a recognised institution, with grades of approximately 80% or above to qualify for our postgraduate taught courses.

If your bachelor's degree is marked out of a GPA of 5.0, we require an average of at least 4.0.

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Postgraduate research courses

If you are applying for research courses from Azerbaijan, you will be required to provide evidence that you have already carried out research, usually via the successful completion of a relevant master's degree.

You will required to successfully complete a four year bachelor's degree from a recognised institution, with grades of approximately 80% or above and possibly also successful completion of a relevant master's programme from a recognised institution.

English language

A relevant English language qualification is also required — normally a minimum of 6.5 IELTS, however, this may vary from course to course.

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements, please contact us.