Government of Azerbaijan – Scholarship programme for citizens of the OIC and the NAM member countries


“The Educational Grant Programme for the Citizens of the Member Countries of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation” and “The Educational Grant Programme for the Citizens of the Member Countries of the Non-Aligned Movement” were approved by the orders of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on December 6, 2017 and on January 10, 2018, respectively.

The Educational Grant (hereafter “scholarship”) Programmes provide an opportunity for selected 40 candidates on annual basis to study in the leading universities of Azerbaijan at the preparatory courses, undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, general medicine/residency programmes.


• Citizens of the OIC and the NAM member countries (List of eligible countries)
• For undergraduate and general medicine programmes – citizens younger than 30
• For graduate and residency programmes – citizens younger than 35

Provisions covered by the Scholarship

Tuition fee

International flight

Monthly stipend for meals, accommodation and utilities costs (800 AZN)

Medical insurance

Visa and registration costs

Submission of application

The application period for the Scholarship Programme 2019 is now open.

Required Documents

• Completed Application form

• Diplomas or Transcripts from prior High School or University studies

• Copy of Passport

• Document on general health status (including HIV/AIDS test)

• CV or Resume

• Motivation Letter

• Proof of English Proficiency (for programmes in foreign languages: for undergraduate programmes IELTS 5, TOEFL 40, for other programmes IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 50)

Note: The files can be downloaded from

How to apply

The candidates must:

• be officially nominated by respective state entities of their country (Ministries, Embassies, etc.) to the Embassies or to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan

The application deadline is February 15, 2019

Selection procedures and results

The selection process will cover two stages:

• Review of the relevant documents
• Interviews (online/Skype)
• The candidates will be informed about the results by early July, 2019

Note: only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

For more information,please download Call for application 2019 or visit


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