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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 International Officer responsible is Alice Crichton. If you have any questions about Royal Holloway or making an application please email 

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.

Entry requirements for each course might be slightly different. Click here to search for a course. 

Book a one-to-one appointment

We are really keen to connect with students interested in studying with us. We offer 30 minute, one-to-one counselling sessions via Microsoft Teams. These chats are informal and do not affect admission - they're simply an opportunity for you to learn more about Royal Holloway and studying in the UK. We welcome any questions you might have about our application processes, study programmes, and campus life.

Book your one-to-one appointment with the International Team now. 

Secondary School Leaving Certificate

If you have completed your Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Grade 11) in Azerbaijan will need to take our one year International Foundation Year or International Year One programme, or the equivalent from another institution, before starting your undergraduate studies here.

Bachelor Degree

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.

University preparation programmes

The Royal Holloway International Study Centre provides an International Foundation Year or International Year One programme, which is designed for international students who do not quite meet the requirements for an undergraduate course. This programme will help to develop your academic and English language skills in preparation for university. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Find out the grades you need for your chosen degree on course finder.

Masters Degree (Magister)

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%).

Specialist Diploma

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 %).

Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD)

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.

We offer a number of scholarships to international students. You can find out which you're eligible for on our undergraduate scholarships page and postgraduate scholarships page.  

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 visits Azerbaijan at least once a year. Why not come and meet us? For details of our next visit to Azerbaijan contact

Royal Holloway also has representatives in Azerbaijan. They can help you with your application.

Studynet Group Limited

AF Business House 5th Floor

Nizami Street 203B,

AZ1010, Baku, Azerbaijan

Tel: +994123100023


Azeri Student

Nobel Pr. 15
Azure Business Center
20th Floor, Office 135
AZ1025 Baku

Mob: +994502917999
Tel: +994124886678



IDP Education

7th Floor
Caspian Plaza
44 Jafar Jabbarli Street
Azerbaijan Republic

Tel:+994 12 437 10 51/ 437 10 61/ 437 32 61

Email: bahram.gurbanov@id

Education Index

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.


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