The majority of our Azerbaijani students are studying International Management or Economics, as well as Politics and International Relations, at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
We also have a number of Azerbaijani students on our International Foundation Programme and we work closely with the British Council and a number of international schools in Baku.
The Regional Manager responsible for Azerbaijan is Hannah Ehlela. If you have any questions about Royal Holloway or making an application please email Hannah.Ehlela@royalholloway.ac.uk
The qualifications we accept
Applicants to Royal Holloway come from a diverse range of backgrounds and we accept a broad range of qualifications to our courses. Each applicant is considered carefully on their individual merits, but please see below for the standard minimum entry requirements for students from Azerbaijan.
Secondary School Leaving Certificate
If you have completed their Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Grade 11) in Azerbaijan will need to take our one year International Foundation Programme, or the equivalent from another institution, before starting your undergraduate studies here.
If you have successfully completed one year of a Bachelor's degree in Azerbaijan and your grades are good, then direct entry to the first year of a Royal Holloway Bachelor degree programme is possible.
A levels & International Baccalaureate (IB)
If you have taken A levels or the IB you could gain direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes. Our International Foundation Year, run by Study Group, is a programme of academic and English language study skills for international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for undergraduate study.
Find out the grades you need for your chosen degree on course finder.
Bachelor Degree (Bakalavr)
If you have completed a Bachelor's degree (Bakalavr) in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA and at a reputable university, you will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway Masters degree programme. Exact requirements depend upon the programme but departments will usually ask for a GPA of either 3.5/5.0 (70%) or 4.0/5.0 (80%).
If you have completed a 5-year Specialist Diploma in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA and at a reputable university will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway Masters degree programme. Exact requirements vary by programme, but departments will usually ask for a GPA of either 3.5/5.0 (70 %) or 4.0/5.0 (80 %).
Masters Degree (Magister)
If you have completed a Masters degree (Magister) in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA and at a reputable university will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway MPhil/PhD programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme but most departments will ask for a GPA of at least 4.0/5.0 (80%)
Students will need to be able to prove that they have a minimum level of English language proficiency.
Students who do not quite make the English language requirements may be able to take a pre-sessional English language programme.
If you are considering postgraduate study at Royal Holloway, you can also find out about the external funding that is available to you.
Royal Holloway in Azerbaijan
Royal Holloway visits Azerbaijan at least once a year. Why not come and meet us? For details of our next visit to Azerbaijan contact Hannah.Ehlela@royalholloway.ac.uk
Royal Holloway also has representatives in Azerbaijan. They can help you with your application.
Nobel Pr. 15
Azure Business Center
20th Floor, Office 135
44 Jafar Jabbarli Street
Tel:+994 12 437 10 51/ 437 10 61/ 437 32 61
The local Azerbaijani community
An Azerbaijani Society has recently been ratified by the Student's Union at Royal Holloway which provides an exciting opportunity for Azerbaijani students to meet each other and celebrate their culture. The society will organise a range of social and networking events, on campus and in the local area.
For more information about all the clubs and societies at Royal Holloway please visit the Students' Union website.
The British Council in Azerbaijan provides comprehensive advice on many aspects of studying in Britain.
The British Embassy in Baku for advice on visas and visiting the UK.
The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in London for services for Azerbaijainis living in the UK.
UKCISA promotes and protects the needs of international students in the UK.