Entry requirements for Azerbaijan
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Our entry requirements will vary depending on your level of study, the course you are interested in and your English language proficiency.
If you have graduated from the national high school system, you may be required to successfully complete an International Foundation Year before entering our 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.
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 be 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.
You will need to have a relevant English language qualification to satisfy the English language requirements for your course. The minimum admissions requirement is usually IELTS 6.5 but for some courses we may ask for higher grades.
You can improve your level of English language to meet the entry requirements for your course through our in-house English for University Study programme, a full-time course for international students planning to study at a UK university. The minimum entry requirement is IELTS 4.0 for September entry, 4.5 for January and 5.0 for April. The Exit Test results from this course are accepted as IELTS equivalents for entry to all degree courses at Cardiff University.
We also offer Summer Pre-sessional courses for applicants with academic offers that are conditional on improving their level of English language proficiency.
If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements, please contact us.