‘Brexit’ British unis lose out in Azerbaijan Scholarship programme

The government of Azerbaijan has announced a new postgraduate scholarship programme, to be jointly run under the administration of Azerbaijan Youth Foundation (Masters) and the Ministry of Education (PhD’s).

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Levant Education have organised high level education exhibitions in Azerbaijan since 2012. 

While this is good news for talented undergraduates aiming to continue their academic career abroad, the announcement is not all good news for foreign universities.

The UK, traditionally the favourite destination for Azerbaijani students, has seen the number of ‘approved’ universities reduced to just 11, compared to around 40 the last time the government ran a similar programme. The eleven universities approved to receive Azerbaijani sponsored students are:

1. Imperial College London 2. King’s College London 3. London School of Economics and Political Science 4. UCL 5. University of Bristol 6. University of Cambridge 7. University of Edinburgh 8. University of Glasgow 9. University of Manchester 10. University of Oxford 11. University of Warwick

Impending exit of the UK from the European Union, and the high cost of courses, will no doubt be factors to have affected the thinking of the Ministry, in this pro-European former Soviet state. European universities featured on the list include 44 from Germany, 32 from Italy and 21 from France.

Speaking from Baku, David Mitchell of Levent Education said, “The previous scholarship programme of the Ministry of Education enabled hundreds of talented young Azerbaijanis to achieve their academic ambitions abroad and return to begin their careers. The suspension of that programme saw numbers of students studying abroad plummet. We expect interest and applications to increase back to 2013 levels.”

To receive details of the approved subjects, institutions and exhibition dates, complete the quick form below:

 

Recruit in Azerbaijan Autumn 2019

With the announcement of the return of Ministry scholarships for Postgraduate study abroad, now is the time to book your trip to Baku for our annual Study Abroad Exhibition at the Hilton Hotel, Baku: 18 & 19 October 2019.


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. Click here for a list of priority PG subjects. Azerbaijan also sends thousands of self-funded students to HE institutions around the world every year.

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I thought the event was very well run and the quality of the prospective students I met was mostly very high. There also seemed to be a good number of attendees.” Dan Newby, London School of Economics

There is a choice of exhibitions to attend in this excellent market for bright young students; we have been running successful exhibitions in Baku since 2012, finding the ideal balance between quantity of visitors and quality of enquiries.

On Friday 18th October we will be visiting the Ministry of Education to discuss the scholarship goals and parameters. We will also be visiting High Schools with a track record of preparing students for international Higher Education.

To reserve your place, complete the pre-registration form now:

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Inspiring Teachers in Baku

Levant Education and local partners put together a day of training for experienced language teachers in Baku in June.

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Thom Jones came into Baku to deliver his unique brand of entertaining, motivational and insightful training, supported by Levant Education local office Manager Khayala Pashayeva and local partner school Linguist.

Owner / Director of Linguist Language Training School Nazrin Mammadova said after the event, “The sessions were really interesting and really productive for local teachers. I received very positive feedback from the teachers and what is more we now have greater demand for a similar event in the future”.

The workshop covered intercultural communication and explored the themes of technology, resources, 21st century skills, ingrained responses, relevance and learner (and teacher) motivation.

XayalaKhayala Pashayeva lead a session on social media and the classroom, and subjects also included the ‘fallacy of the native speaker’ and preparing students for international language exams.

According to one of the trainees, an experienced teacher, “Thom was very interesting person who was able to encourage me to start a new teacher training course for next year. I really saw myself in him!”

Thanks to Thom, Khayala, Nazrin and sponsors Kings Education – a great collaboration in the service of teacher training and a launchpad for future events.

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Azerbaijan Study Abroad Scholarships Return

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

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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:

7.1.History

7.2. Sociology

7.3. Law / legal sciences.

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

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Azerbaijan Mission Autumn 2018

Baku September 28,29  

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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

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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!

Total Recruitment – Baku Autumn 2017

This weekend Studybritish.com 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 Studybritish.com (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 !

Azerbaijan Autumn 2017

29, 30 September 2017
Marriott Hotel, Baku

We are looking forward to welcoming partners from Higher Education and HE pathways to our Baku events in April.

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“I thought the event was very well run and the quality of the prospective students I met was mostly very high. There also seemed to be a good number of attendees.”
Dan Newby, London School of Economics & Political Science, October 2016

Now in its 5th year in Azerbaijan, this will be our 8th education exhibition in Baku since 2012.  We have maintained our focus on high quality exhibitions and networking events, working with the Azerbaijan Ministry of Education, SOCAR and SOFAZ, local schools and universities to ensure successful alignment with local institutions.

Institutions attending in the past 2 years include London School of Economics, Kings College London, University of Manchester, University of Glasgow, Warwick University, University College London, Aberdeen University, Aberystwyth University, Cardiff University,  University of Edinburgh, University of Newcastle, University of Southampton, Kings Colleges, Bell University Pathways, and many more.

Universities can choose to attend whether working with Levant Education

All registered attendees will be supported by a full, local-language profile on Studybritish.com or Levanteducation.com in Azerbaijan. The event will be expertly marketed to attract a focussed attendance for better conversion rates.

Once we have received your registration, exhibitors will be invited to participate in the local High School visit, and the Alumni & VIP networking reception.

Register Now!