Scholarships in ADA University are designed to encourage outstanding academic performance and enforce the principles of Global Leadership and Responsible Citizenship. These principles are driven from the Four Pillars, which hold the foundations of our mission. At ADA University, we strongly believe that today's leaders are men and women who distinguish themselves with their integrity, ethics, outstanding performance and commitment to give back to society.
ADA University offers a number of scholarships to qualified incoming and enrolled students. All awards are competitive and based on merit and need. Our scholarships for local students cover tuition but each student is expected to cover their own living and personal expenses. If eligible, international students are also given an opportunity to be offered a full fellowship. For more information on ADA University's fellowships, please click here
Merit-based scholarhsips for the incoming students
Hasan Bay Zardabi Scholarship
This scholarship is offered for the first year of undergraduate studies only. It awards incoming undergraduate students for their outstanding academic performance prior to being enrolled at ADA University.
To be eligible, the applicant must score 690-700 in the SSAC/TQDK or 2370-2400 in the SAT I exam. Eligible students receive a 100 percent tuition waiver for the first year of study at ADA University.
This scholarship is offered for the first semester of undergraduate studies only. It awards incoming undergraduate students for their high academic performance prior to being enrolled at ADA University.
To be eligible, the applicant must score 640-689 in the SSAC/TQDK or 2190-2369 in the SAT I exam. Eligible students receive a 100 percent tuition waiver for the first semester of study at ADA University.
Samad Vurgun Scholarship
For graduate students, each program sets aside a certain percentage of the tuition revenues (not to exceed 15% of the first semester tuition revenues) to award the incoming class with merit-based scholarships.
Distribution of the scholarships among the admitted students is done according to the following ranking, in a descending order until all funds are exhausted.
First, applicant must be admitted by the Admission Committee, then, must be rated at top 50 percent of the incoming class by the Financial Aid Committee. Top 50 percent is determined as per results of the interview scores.
Merit-based scholarships for returning students
Mirza Fatali Akhundov Scholarhsip
This scholarship awards students for their outstanding academic performance. To be eligible, students must maintain a full load coursework and accumulate a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.80 or higher. It is awarded on a semester basis. Eligible students receive a 100 percent tuition waiver. In addition, recipients are expected to work a minimum of 20 service hours at ADA University, preferably, as graduate research assistants for ADA University faculty.
Ahmad Bay Agaoglu Scholarship
This scholarship awards students for their high academic performance. To be eligible, students must maintain a full load coursework and
- accumulate a Grade Point Average (GPA) between 3.50 and 3.79
- be at top 10 percent of their class
Note: top 10 percent of the class is determined excluding the recipients in the list of Mirza Fatali Akhundov Scholarship.
This scholarship is awarded on a semester basis as submitted by School Deans. Eligible students receive a 20 percent tuition waiver.
Eligibility criteria for need-based scholarships are determined by the Government of Azerbaijan. ADA University endorses this policy of the Government.
To read more, please go to the ADA University Scholarship Policy