‘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).

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.

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:




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:


Baku October 2015

Our Studybritish.com UK Education events have broken new ground in Turkey, Kurdish Iraq and Azerbaijan, boosting access to UK education opportunities and raising standards in UK HE marketing in the region.

We return to Baku in October, once again taking residence for 3 days at the Fairmont Hotel Flame Towers. As has become our custom, this Autumn we will hold the Azerbaijan UK Alumni Reception, with support from the Azerbaijan UK Alumni Association.

Our events aim to better serve the Azerbaijan Ministry of Education and ensure we enhance opportunities for future scholarship students, as well as privately funded ones. We will meet with the Ministry of Education on Friday 09 October.


Friday 09 October – Baku – Ministry Meeting, Alumni Reception

Saturday 10 October – Baku – Private Seminars, Exhibition

Sunday 11 October Baku – Optional Private Seminars


Exhibitors 2014/15:
Previous University Exhibitors

UK University Tour: Azerbaijan Spring 2015

The first and original UK-dedicated event in Azerbaijan, we have organised 4 UK-focussed education exhibitions in Baku since 2012.  We are returning to the 5* Fairmont Hotel Flame Towers for our high-end university exhibition and networking events, working once again with the Azeri Ministry of Education, SOCAR and SOFAZ, local schools and universities.


“Such a successful event. We were very happy with the fair and received very high quality enquiries. Well done! Looking forward to future events.”
Noomi Weinberg, Kings College London (Baku Autumn 2014).

Our events take place 6 weeks prior to the Azerbaijan Government Scholarship begins its selection process for 2015/16 scholarship students. We attract scholarship candidates, offer holders and privately funded students.

Baku, April 10th: Afternoon: Meeting with Ministry of Education

Baku, April 10th: EveningVIP & HE Networking Event at the Fairmont. 

Baku, April 11th: Morning: Offer Holders Session, by invitation only.

Baku, April 11thAfternoon: Exhibition – The original and the best. We prioritise quality over quantity, while ensuring enough interest for all exhibitors to recruit from the event. We are once again exhibiting at the Fairmont Hotel, Flame Towers. 

Baku, April 11th: Evening: Saturday Night Social. Exhibitors only, informal dinner.

(Almaty April 17th and April 18th 2015)


Exhibitors 2012-14: Aberdeen University, Birmingham University, University of Durham, University of East Anglia, Glasgow University, Kings College London, London School of Economics & Political Science, University of Manchester, Newcastle University, University of Nottingham, University of Sheffield, University College London, Warwick University, Kings Colleges.


Exhibition Stand Pricing

Baku (Spring): £1950
Baku (Spring & Autumn): £3315

Almaty (Spring): £2250
Almaty (Spring & Autumn): £3825
Discount for AZ exhibitors booking KZ: £1950 (Spring) £3650 (Spring & Autumn)

UKET Azerbaijan 2013 – Now Booking

Building on the success of UK Education Tour in Baku 2012, and the UK – Azeri Scholarship Workshop held in London in March 2013, we return to Baku for a UK-only education exhibition and networking events, working once again with the Azeri Ministry of Education, SOCAR and SOFAZ.

The UK Education Tour is successfully promoting UK education as a high quality, high value option for private and scholarship students looking abroad for higher education.

We are now accepting registrations to exhibit at UK Education Tour Autumn 2013. Exhibition places are limited, and we will only accept registrations from UK universities and schools providing acadmic pathways. We will be exhibiting at the Hilton Hotel and targeting the exact segments suitable for UK universities and schools. Once again we will be working closely with the Azerbaijan Ministry of Education and local UK Alumni. Azerbaijan is seeing unprecedented economic growth and social mobility, and government scholarships are increasing to sponsor UG and PG students.

Baku, October 25: Visit to local university; Meeting with Ministry of Education, SOCAR, SOFAZ.

Baku, October 25: UK Universities Alumni party (tbc).

Baku, October 26: UKET exhibition – THE event for UK education in Azerbiajan. We prioritise quality over quantity, while ensuring enough interest for all exhibitors to recruit from the event. We are once again exhibiting at the Hilton Hotel. In the evening we will enjoy an informal dinner in a local, traditional restaurant.

Feedback for the UK Education Tour in Azerbaijan

“The event was very well organised, and the personal attention to detail was much appreciated. The students at the fair were of a good number and high quality, very focussed on education in the UK, which demonstrates very good marketing on your part”.
Rebecca Crookes, Sheffield Hallam University, (Azerbaijan, November 2012)

If you want to meet focused, qualified students in premier venues, then the UKET fairs should be your first choice when considering your marketing activities in Azerbaijan”.
David Thornber, Durham University (Azerbaijan, November 2012)



Fee for exhibition : £1595. Attendees of the Azeri Scholarship Workshop held in London in March will save £100.


Azerbaijan Scholarship Workshop – London

Tuesday 5th March, Middle East Association, Bury Street, London

Levant Education Group is leading initiatives to improve UK-Azeri educational links and support for scholarship programmes designed to develop the Azeri economic and political situation.

Azeri Visit Images

This event will bring the major Azeri scholarship bodies to London for a full day workshop, with presentations and opportunities for 1-to-1 meetings with key scholarship-body leaders. The event is highly recommended for International Office, Admissions and Finance personnel of UK Universities and HE Pathway providers receiving Azeri scholarship students.

Officers from the following bodies will be in attendance:

Azerbaijan Ministry of Education 
Azerbaijan State Oil Fund (SOFAZ)

The proposed schedule for the day’s events is as follows:

9.15 – 10.00 Arrival, Registration and coffee

10.00 – Welcome
10.05 – Presentation: Azerbaijan Ministry of Education, with Q&A to follow
11.30 – Azerbiajan State Oil Fund, with Q&A to follow
 – Lunch break, sandwiches, tea, coffee provided
14:00 to 18.00
 Individual meetings with Azeri officials
These will be booked online after registration.

Places for this event are limited and are expected to sell out before the deadline. The registration fee for this exclusive workshop is £200 (£100 for additional colleagues), to cover overheads, lunch and travel costs. £100 will be refunded to those also registering for the Baku UK Education Tour in Autumn 2013.