Azerbaijan Study Abroad Scholarships Return

The Azerbaijan government has announced the return of state funding and scholarships for Master and PhD programmes.


Master level scholarships will be provided under the administration of the Azerbaijan Youth Foundation, while PhD scholarships will be administered through the Ministry of Education.

Levant Education will once again be holding its Study Abroad Education Exhibition in Baku in the Autumn, as it has since 2011.  For details about the scholarship and the exhibition please complete the quick form below.

Prioritised specialties for the education of the citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan at PhD level have been defined as follows:

Subject specialties:

1.1. Mathematics

1.2. Mechanics

1.3. Astronomy

1.4. Physics

1.5. Chemistry

1.6. Biological sciences

1.7. Earth sciences

1.8. Geography

  1. Agricultural specialties direction:

2.1. Agrarian sciences

  1. The direction of health and welfare specialties:

3.1. Medical sciences

3.2. Pharmaceutical sciences

3.3. Health management.

  1. Direction of technical and technological specialties:

4.1. Technical sciences

  1. Direction of economics and management specialties:

5.1. Economics sciences.

  1. Directions of education:

6.1. Pedagogy

6.2. Psychology

6.3. Education management.

  1. Humanitarian and social specialties:


7.2. Sociology

7.3. Law / legal sciences.

Complete the form for more details about the scholarships and the Exhibition in the Autumn:


Career and Vocational Language Training

Based in Istanbul, our Language Training Division provides specialist training to a range of industries, from Fashion to Hospitality, Logistics to Oil & Gas.

Some of the clients of our Language Training Division include:

Turkish Petroleum / Caspian Drilling Company

Levant Education is the exclusive provider of offshore language training in the mediterranean, delivering vocational English and Turkish language training to employees in the oil & gas sector. We developed and continue to deliver a tailored programme of English Training for Oil & Gas professionals, as well as Turkish Essentials for international offshore workers.

Arkas Logistics

Arkas is a leading logistics company providing rapid, reliable, high-quality and profit-making logistics services for its regional customers, using its own facilities and equipment. Levant Education delivered a lengthy contract to train the HR division of this important logistics and shipping company, based in Istanbul.

St Regis Hotel, Istanbul 

Founded by renowned entrepreneur John Jacob Astor IV in 1904, St. Regis is renowned for its tradition of innovation and impeccable service. Levant Education provides language training to St Regis staff to ensure international standards of communication and excellence.

Fashion and Theatre

Levant Education’s Regional Office in Istanbul is situated in fashionable Nisantasi, the destination for luxury brands and fashionable boutiques. We have had the good fortune to coach leading figures from the arts and fashion worlds, including top fashion designer Neslisah Yilmaz and theatre actress Dilek Turker.

IELTS and Exams

Levant Education has many years experience preparing students as well as placing them on study programmes abroad. We specialise in IELTS training, Pearson Academic Test and Legal English Preparation.

Junior English Prep
Fun and effective English preparation in Istanbul and summer programmes in the UK/USA/Ireland/Switzerland/France.

Ireland HE Workshop Istanbul

Last Friday Levant Education teamed up with Enterprise Ireland and Dublin International Foundation College to provide an agent training workshop focussing on Higher Education opportunities in Ireland.


Director of Enterprise Ireland, Turkey branch, Nil Misirli, and David Mitchell lead the workshop sessions on HE programmes, key selling points and visa applications.

Attendees enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about Ireland as a destination for HE students, as well as a delicious Irish lunch.

With the number of Turkish students learning English in Ireland having increased significantly in recent years, knowledge about and awareness of Ireland generally is evident. This helps education counsellors to recommend Ireland to students looking for UG and PG courses also. Students in Turkey typically look to agencies and word of mouth for information about university options abroad.

Canan Yucal, from HIT international education, said after the event, “The workshop was extremely helpful for me. I realised that I did not have enough information about Ireland and I also understood that the Irish Embassy is helpful when it comes to visas”.

I will now advise clients to consider Ireland as an alternative to Canada and other markets”.


Dublin College Establishes Istanbul Regional Office

Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC) has tied up with Levant Education to establish a Regional Office in Istanbul serving Turkey, Iran and Azerbaijan. 

Levant Education announced its Higher Education Regional Office (HEROservice last year, and with a number of clients interested in the model, DIFC has become the first to put pen to paper.

“Higher Education recruitment is an intensive and complex activity requiring local market knowledge”, David Mitchell, Levant Education Founding Director explained, “so having an office and dedicated team on the ground will vastly improve DIFC’s ability to service agents and students in this region.”

Ireland has seen a significant increase in the number of language students from Turkey, and factors including EU membership, post-study work visas, quality and value money make studying at university in Ireland an attractive option for international students.

The Levant Education service provides partners with a Product Manager in-country, working from the Istanbul office and able to manage agent support and marketing campaigns locally, in local languages. The Product Manager is trained in close liaison with the partner, works to recruitment targets and reports to the HERO Director and the HERO client college.

DIFC offers foundation programmes in Dublin and Cork, working closely with Irish HEI’s as well as UK universities through its provision of NCUK programmes. Students studying Health Sciences, Business & Management, Engineering & Technology, and Sciences at DIFC have gone on to study at top universities in Ireland, the UK and globally, and are guaranteed to progress upon successful completion of the programme.

“The HERO service provides recruitment reach and marketing support in a challenging but fascinating region”

President of DIFC Diarmuid Moroney is enthusiastic about the link up: “The HERO service provides recruitment reach and marketing support in a challenging but fascinating region in the coming years, as DIFC focusses on expansion from its Dublin base, to new campuses in Cork and Galway.”

White Labelling Student Recruitment

The service reflects a growing trend in Higher Education recruitment, as skilled third parties provide marketing and recruitment services ‘white labelled’ for HE providers. Briefly, white labelling means a product or service that is outsourced to a contracted company but presented to the market by the established brand. In the UK, Uniquest has developed a white label service to boost onshore university enrolment, while Study Group have begun offering white labelled enquiry conversion in partnership with THES university rankings.

Visitors to DIFC’s website from Turkey, Iran and Azerbaijan will be directed to contact the Istanbul Regional Office, which is outsourced to Levant Education.

DIFC’s HERO in Istanbul has begun 2018 building an agent network, training counsellors on product and visa matters, and promoting study in Ireland.

# Levant Education has been providing education marketing and recruitment consultancy since 2009, focussing on Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Azerbaijan

# Dublin International Foundation College is Ireland’s leading HE preparation college for international students since 199. DIFC has placed over 1,000 students onto graduate and postgraduate courses in partner universities and colleges in Ireland and the UK.


DIFC Nerilie Duffy +353 45 866 671

DIFC Regional Office Istanbul  +90 212 231 2543

Study Abroad Agency EnquiriesLeila Esmaeili  +90 212 231 2543

Levant Education +90 212 231 2543

Azerbaijan Mission Autumn 2018

Baku September 28,29  


Azerbaijan continues to be a great market for excellent students at UG and PG level. We have 6 years experience in running targeted events, so you can be sure of a reasonable cost, high return mission:

  • International High School Workshop (In-school)
  • Recruitment Exhibition (Hotel)
  • Local visits


We invite HE and HE Pathway providers to join us in Baku for Higher Education focussed recruitment sessions and meetings. There will be time also for your own private meeting scheduling.

This is the ideal mission and event for those seeking to attract focussed prospective students for 2019. Previous and regular exhibitors include University of Manchester, UCL, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Aberdeen, University of Warwick, University of Edinburgh, Kings College London and other top HE, Foundation / A Level providers.

Registration Deadline: August 31 2018

Register your interest now to receive itinerary and fees!

Enterprise Ireland Mission Tehran

Levant Education had the pleasure of accompanying Enterprise Ireland and Irish education providers to Tehran in November to look at opportunities for future business from Iran.

With political tensions affecting relations between Iran and other English speaking destinations, Ireland represents an excellent option for Iranians considering studying language or at university abroad.

iran_ei_workshopCurrently numbers of Iranians studying in Ireland is relatively small compared to other nationalities, however with marketing efforts improving and greater awareness of Ireland as a study destination, Iran has the potential to become a top 10 source market for Irish universities.

Factors driving demand for study abroad in Iran include limited local capacity, career development, business needs, and assisting the country to rejoin the international community. Ireland offers a safe environment, is an EU member country, is English speaking, has no record of interference in Iranian political or economic affairs, and offers courses that are on average 30% cheaper than those in the UK.

Importantly for international students graduating in Ireland, post-study work visas are offered after UG (12 months) and PG (24 months) courses. With Ireland home to dozens of international businesses and multinational corporations – and many more moving to Ireland as the UK exits the EU – career development opportunities will be a key pull-factor for international students deciding on where to attend university.


How is Dublin International Foundation College working with Levant Education to improve its recruitment from Turkey, Iran and Azerbaijan?

Total Recruitment – Baku Autumn 2017

This weekend hosted a full programme of recruitment activities for high-end UK universities in Baku, Azerbaijan.

“Thanks for a good event – we can always rely on you guys to deliver! As we know it’s about being targeted and I was pleased with the type of visitors to the fair”.
Joanne Jacobs, University of Manchester.

In a challenging market all channels are important to maximise recruitment opportunities, and (a division of Levant Education) aims for a ‘Total Recruitment’ performance, with marketing initiatives including high school visits, online and social media, alumni events and the exhibition, our 10th since 2012.

With concerns about the economy in Azerbaijan and falling recruitment numbers, it was rewarding to see that the strength and appeal of UK education endures.

See you back in Baku next year !