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Financial Aid

At ADA University, students enjoy ownership of their education. We offer various types of financial aid resources. ADA University is committed to making these options available in order to help students obtain a world-class education and achieve their professional and career goals.

Financial aid resources at ADA University are designed to encourage outstanding academic performance. 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.

We value academic merit and performance of our students, and we tend to reward it through generous scholarships, fellowships, and awards. At ADA, we are committed to provide outstanding education and promote intellectual inquiry; however, we also know that we are a part of a larger society in which we share responsibility towards each other. Thus, we aspire to give back to society and make a positive impact on the world around us.

Merit Scholarships

INCOMING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

These scholarships are awarded to incoming undergraduate students for their outstanding academic performance prior to being enrolled at ADA University.

  • Rector’s List of Honor
Incoming undergraduate students who have scored 700 on SEC exams will receive a 100% tuition waiver for the duration of their studies, provided that they maintain a minimum 3.0 semester GPA or successfully pass the EAPP year. In case of a low GPA in any semester, such scholars who meet the above requirements in subsequent semesters are eligible for consideration of scholarship continuation.

Incoming undergraduate students who will have scored 650 or above on SEC exams will receive a 100% tuition waiver for the first year of their studies. This waiver does not apply to students admitted to Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Law programs.

The waiver applies only to the first year of study, whether a student enrolls directly in a degree program or in EAPP.

  • Dean’s List of Distinction

Incoming undergraduate students who will have scored 600 or higher on the State Entrance Examination receive a 50% waiver of their first-year tuition. The waiver applies only to the first year of study, whether a student enrolls directly in a degree program or in EAPP. This waiver does not apply to students admitted to Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Law programs.

No merit-based scholarships are offered based for results of SAT test, unless students submit a minimum 600 from relevant SAT Subject Tests. Such students will receive a 50% waiver of their first-semester tuition.

RETURNING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

The Office of Student Services announces a list of students who receive honors and distinctions at the end of each semester. The top 20 percent of each undergraduate class gets included on these lists and receives scholarships. The standard for inclusion in the Honors and Distinctions Lists is the following:

  • Rector’s List of Honor
Students scoring the highest 4.0 GPA are granted 100% waiver of their tuition fee and receive the honor.

  • Dean’s List of Distinction
Students scoring in the top 10% of each program cohort are granted a 50% waiver of their tuition and receive the distinction.

  • List of High Performance
Students scoring in the next top 10% of each program cohort receive a 25% waiver of their tuition and are included in the list.

Students admitted to ADA University through state-funded seats and presidential scholars have to maintain a full-load coursework by GPA hours in order to be eligible for monthly stipends.


GRADUATE STUDENTS


Incoming graduate students are not offered merit-based scholarships for their performance prior to being enrolled in ADA University. However, returning graduate students are eligible for scholarships.

  • List of High Performance
Students scoring in the top 10% of each program cohort are granted a 20% waiver of their tuition and receive the honor.

Success Stories

Image Sona Verdiyeva

Throughout my studies at ADA University, I received a full scholarship every semester.”

Sona Verdiyeva

International Studies major

ADA University alumnae

Image Ervin Mahmudov

I try to divide my time equally between courses, so I could score high on all of them.”

Ervin Mahmudov

Business Administration major

ADA University student

Heroes Tribute

At ADA University, we recognize the sacrifice of those men and women in uniform who have fought for the independence and territorial integrity of our country, and those who still keep doing so. A generation of them have made legendary and unprecedented sacrifices. The grandness of any nationality is measured with how they honor their fallen men and women, rally round their flag and continue serving the cause for which those have fallen in war.

At ADA University, we honor our war heroes by educating their children, siblings and spouses. We also honor those men and women in uniform who serve this country in its armed services. The purpose of the Heroes Tribute Scholarship is to provide access to affordable education to the children, siblings and spouses of war heroes, also to men and women in uniform. We want to make sure every loved one of a war hero and every soldier and officer of our armed services can attend ADA University and receive a quality education. While doing so, we also want to transform this university into a community where a sense of citizenship and social responsibility is further upheld and endorsed.

Fellowships

Fellowships

At ADA University, we are committed to establishing an outstanding education for our own citizens in Azerbaijan, yet we realize that our growing nation also has a responsibility to bring world-class education and leadership training for others in the region and the world. We wish to enhance diversity and promote intellectual inquiry on a wide range of topics.

Therefore, ADA University has an Alimardan bay Topchubashov International Fellowship program meant to prepare global leaders who have a strong commitment to serving a public cause. The fellowship is open to international applicants who have been admitted to one of our schools and is renewable for the duration of their studies when certain criteria are met.

Fellowship Requirements


  • Incoming undergraduate and graduate fellows are eligible to receive a 100 % tuition waiver for the first semester of their studies.
  • Returning students who accumulate a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 or higher in undergraduate and 3.00 or higher in graduate programs receive a 100 % tuition waiver. These standards are for the semester.


Eligible students must maintain a full load coursework by earned hours. Students found in violation of the ADA University Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct at any time will not be eligible for scholarship for the remainder of their tenure at the University.

The Alimardan Bay Topchubashov fellowship covers tuition only. Fellowship recipients are expected to cover all other expenses, including books, student fees, housing, and utilities.

Awards

Awards

At the end of each academic year, ADA University presents groups of students with an important award named after Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev. Taghiyev was Azerbaijan's renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist, who invested his wealth in projects which helped to modernize Azerbaijan and turn it into a showcase of tolerance and intellectual advancement.

Each year, we present HZT Awards in two categories: Challenges of Society and Challenges of Industry. The purpose of the former is to transform the university into a community, where a sense of citizenship and social responsibility is upheld and endorsed. The purpose of the latter is to foster a sense of entrepreneurship among our students and help them turn their ideas into a venture. The prestigious HZT Awards promote such values as civic engagement, social responsibility, teamwork, caring for others, daring to have an idea, then, putting that idea into action.

Student Loans

Pasha Bank issues semester-based loans for ADA Students with the following conditions:

  •  20% of the tuition fee should be covered by students
  •  80% of the tuition fee is loaned with below interest rates 
Duration of the loan   12 months 24 months 36 months
Interest rate 7%   9% 10%

 

Interested students may contact the Office of Bursar and Financial Aid.