The University of Birmingham and Azerbaijan

The University extends a warm welcome to students from Azerbaijan.

Entry requirements
Visits to Azerbaijan
Student life at Birmingham
Birmingham alumni activities in Azerbaijan
Contact us
Representatives in your country

Entry requirements

The following information is for guidance only and should be used together with the University's general entrance requirements and any specific degree programme requirements.

Please note: If you have taken exams which are from another country's national education system (eg the Abitur from Germany or SAT and AP exams from the USA) you should consult the country specific section for that country for qualification equivalence information. If you are unsure about the acceptability of your qualifications for entry to Birmingham please contact us for further details.


We will consider students who have obtained grades of 4/5 and above on the Attestat (Certificate of Complete Secondary Education) for entry to Birmingham Foundation Academy (to include 4/5 in Maths for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway).

Please visit the Birmingham Foundation Academy website for more information.


The University will consider students who have taken GCE A Level examinations, the International Baccalaureate (IB), or a suitable foundation programme, such as the Birmingham Foundation Academy, for entrance to undergraduate programmes.


Students with a good 5-year Specialist Diploma or 4-year Bachelor degree from a recognised higher education institution in Azerbaijan, with a minimum GPA of 4/5 or 80% will be considered for entry to postgraduate taught programmes at the University of Birmingham.

For postgraduate research programmes applicants should have a good 5-year Specialist Diploma (completed after 1991), with a minimum grade point average of 4/5 or 80%, from a recognised higher education institution or a Masters or “Magistr Diplomu” or “Kandidat Nauk” from a recognised higher education institution in Azerbaijan.

English Language

You may be required to provide evidence of your English ability. See the entry requirements page for specific programme requirements.



State Education Programme for Azerbaijani Youth Abroad

The University of Birmingham is proud to be an approved university under the MInistry of Education scholarship programme and has accepted students to study at Birmingham since the programme began.  Details of the scholarship programme can be found on the Ministry's website.

Islamic Development Bank scholarships

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is a multilateral financial development institution based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  The IDB was established with the purpose of fostering economic development and social progress in its member countries.  You can find further information about the scholarship scheme on their webpage

International Postgraduate scholarships

The International Postgraduate scholarships are awards offered to one year masters overseas students.  

Doctoral Researcher Elite scholarships 

The University offers a range of postgraduate scholarships designed to support international students studying research programmes at Birmingham.

Ruslan Talibov  "Thanks to the support the University offered the scholarship scheme, I participated in many events where I met numerous interesting people including Professor David Eastwood, the Vice Chancellor of the University, and the Deputy Mayor of Birmingham.

The International Office at the University organised many programmes for the scholars and at the end of the year, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office held a reception for all Chevening scholars in London. This was a particularly useful event as I had the chance to network with multinational officials with whom future relationships in business could flourish."


The University of Birmingham offers a range of part-fee scholarships for international students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. For full information and to apply, please see the Scholarships section

The British Council also offers details on relevant scholarships 

Visits to Azerbaijan

Staff from the University of Birmingham visit different countries throughout the year to meet with students, schools and universities. For full details of visits, please see the Meet us in your country section.

Student life at Birmingham

There is a thriving student community at Birmingham and we very much look forward to you being part of it. To hear what student life is like for our students, have a look at what our students say. Also, if you are unable to travel to campus yourself, visit our You Tube channel to watch films of our beautiful campus.

Student societies

Many nationality groups form student societies during their time at the University of Birmingham. This is an excellent way to keep in contact with home and also provides an opportunity to highlight your culture and customs in the UK.

Student societies are also a useful point of contact for prospective students to Birmingham who may want to contact current students for information.

You can find a full list of student societies on the Birmingham Guild of Students website

Birmingham alumni activities in Azerbaijan

The University of Birmingham has many strong alumni groups all over the world. Alumni groups are an excellent way of keeping in contact with the University and with other graduates from Birmingham who live in your country. Some alumni groups meet on a regular basis for social and professional events.

If you would like to meet up with University staff when they are in your country or you would be willing to help promote the university at education exhibitions, we would also like to hear from you.

You can find out if there is an alumni group in your country or join our alumni mailing list on the Alumni website

Contact us

The University of Birmingham contact for Azerbaijan is Alexa Haslam. To contact Alexa with your questions, please email

Representatives in Azerbaijan

The University of Birmingham is represented by IDP Education in Azerbaijan and they will be able to assist you with your application to the University.

IDP Education Pty Ltd 
44 Jafar Jabbarli Street
Caspian Plaza, 7th floor
Baku AZ1065
Tel: (+994 12) 437 10 51 / (+994 12) 437 10 61
Fax: (+994 12) 437 32 61

British Council offices in Azerbaijan

The British Council has offices in many countries throughout the world which are able to provide you with advice about studying in the UK. Most offices also have an education library and Internet facilities where you can consult university material. The British Council can also provide advice about funding opportunities.

For more information visit the British Council's website.







Nijat Muradli
MSc Road Management and Engineering


Nijat Muradli "I chose the University of Birmingham because the course taught on road management at the University is more required nowadays.

The student life at the University of Birmingham and the process of learning itself is attractive. Also, the modern technologies provided for students are quite beneficial. Easy access to professors is another advantage."




Ruslan Talibov
MBA Global Banking and Finance
Graduated 2011


Ruslan Talibov  "While the course in general was designed to develop us into more rounded business people, I found all of the banking modules and in particular, the risk management, financial markets regulation and strategic analysis of business modules to be most beneficial as these are topics I encounter every day in my current role.

I was also eager to study at the University of Birmingham as the campus appeared to have a wonderful community feel and a superb atmosphere.
Make the most of the programme, even those hard and sleepless nights! After graduation, you will really miss those days. I know I do."




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