ADA
Undergraduate

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION PROCESS

Each year, we receive a significant number of applications. We remain highly selective with an emphasis on outstanding academic achievement and potential for growth. Diversity is a core value of ADA University. We admit students from all corners of Azerbaijan and from around the world, who in turn learn from each other.

ADA University offers the following programs in undergraduate level:

School of IT and Engineering School of Business School of Public and International Affairs School of Law
Computer Science Business Administration International Studies Law
Information Technology Economics Public Affairs  
Computer Engineering Finance Communication and Digital Media  
Mathematics      
Electrical and Electronics Engineering      
• Computer Science and Business Analytics      

 

Undergraduate Application Process

Undergraduate application process is different for the citizens of Azerbaijan and international students.

  • For citizens of Azerbaijan
  • International students

Candidates who have Permanent Living Permit in Azerbaijan must follow the same application process as citizens of Azerbaijan.

Candidates who have double citizenship that includes Azerbaijani citizenship, must follow the same application process as citizens of Azerbaijan.

Admission procedure of internationals

Admission process for international students consists of 3 stages:

You must complete ADA online application form and upload supportive documents mentioned below:

  • Upload your high school diploma/a reference from school
  • Passport copy
  • Recent photo
  • IELTS Academic 6.0 / TOEFL IBT 75 / PTE 50 / Duolingo 95 result (if applicable) for those not wishing to study English for Academic and Professional Purposes Program.

Once you have completed your online application and uploaded all documents, submit your application by paying a non-refundable application fee of 40 AZN.

ADA University has an admission policy based on a holistic review. Shortlisted applicants are invited for an evaluative interview which is held in English. Admission Committee reviews applicant's prior academic records, intellectual capacity, potential for growth, career focus and ability to succeed in ADA University. Interview serves as a final step of admission process and final decisions are made based on the applicant’s interview results. 

ADA University offers Alimardan bay Topchubashov fellowship for international students as a financial aid.  Find more information here.

Admission routes for citizens of Azerbaijan

  • SEC
  • SAT
  • IB/A LEVEL/AP
  • ADA School
  • Olympiad winners

The State Examination Center (SEC) route

If you are applying with SEC (State Examination Center) test results, you must submit ADA University Online Application Form and complete SEC application process.  Minimum score of 400 is required in SEC Test for Group I, II and III to be eligible for program choice.

ADA University application process

As part of your application, you will be required to submit the following documents:

  • Recent photo.
  • Copy of national Identification Card.
  • Official high school diploma/a reference from school (if still a student)
  • English Language Proficiency test result (if applicable).

Azerbaijani citizens applying through SEC are encouraged to submit one of the English proficiency exams  results (IELTS 6.0/ TOEFL 75/ PTE 50/ Duolingo 95) to be exempt from the English for Academic and Professional Purposes Program (EAPP) upon admission to ADA University.

For detailed admission process in Azerbaijani click here.

SAT route

To apply with SAT test results, you must complete the application process of ADA University and State Examination Center (SEC) before June 15, 2023.

ADA University does not admit students with SAT scores to the Law program (LLB). 

*SAT candidates are admitted based on both SAT scores and the Azerbaijani Language exam result (min. 50 scores).

ADA University application process

If you are applying with SAT test results, you must submit ADA University Online Application Form and complete ADA application process. 

  • Minimum 1200 in SAT. *
  • Minimum 600 in Math for Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Science and Business Analytics, Business Administration, Economics, and Finance programs
  • English Language Proficiency (IELTS 6.0/ TOEFL 75/ PTE 50*/ Duolingo 95) test results.

*All SAT scores must be sent electronically from College Board before the deadline to ADA University (Code:7799).

State Examination Center Application process

Students applying with SAT scores are required to complete SEC application process, too.
1. Submit SEC online application form (dates are announced by SEC); 
2. Send SAT scores to SEC electronically through College Board (Code: 7876);
3. Submit SAT and English scores on SEC website (details will be announced by SEC). 

PTE and IBT results are accepted only if they are taken in a registered testing center and the certificates are sent directly by Pearson and ets.org to ADA University

Please follow updates in State Examination Center webpage for changes on their application process.

Please click here to view the complete Application Process in Azerbaijani.

IB, A level, AP test result route 

To apply with IB, A level, AP test results, you must complete the application process of ADA University and State Examination Center before June 15, 2023.

Minimum requirements for this admission route are defined by State Examination Center every year.

Please find the passing scores for 2022 admission below.

Programs

IB Diploma Programme

A level

AP

Computer Science

26

C

3

Computer Engineering

26

C

3

Information Technologies

26

C

3

Mathematics

26

C

3

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

26

C

3

Computer Science
and Business Analytics

26

C

3

Business Administration

26

C

3

Economics

28

C

3

Finance

26

C

3

International Studies

28

C

3

Public Affairs

28

C

3

Communication and Digital Media

28

C

3

Law

30

C

3


Admission process:

To apply with IB, A level, AP test results, you must complete the application process of ADA University and State Examination Center.

Deadline for this admission route is defined by SEC.

As part of your application, you will be required to submit the following documents:

ADA University application process

  • ADA University online application
  • Send IB/A Level /AP results to ADA University through official test centers

SEC application process

  • SEC online application
  • Send IB/A Level /AP results to ADA University through official test centers
  • Upload official test results in portal (details will be announced by SEC).
  • All the Azerbaijani citizens should take the Azerbaijani language exam conducted by SEC with a min. passing score (min. 50).

Please find out the required A level/AP subjects for the following programs:

  • SITE Math, Physics, Chemistry
  • SB: Math, Geography, History
  • SPIA: English, History, Geography – BAIS
  • SPIA and SL: English, History, Literature – BAPA, BACDM, LLB

Note: IB/A level/AP applicants are not required to submit the language proficiency test results such as IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo/PTE.

For detailed admission process in Azerbaijani click here.

ADA School route

Graduates of ADA School are required to meet criteria (all 3 criteria listed below) in order to be eligible to apply for ADA University undergraduate programs:

1. The cumulative grade point average (CGPA) must be at least 2.00

2. At the end of the Grade 11, students must receive an annual minimum C- grade in the following subjects, depending on the program and major selection of ADA University:
• School of Business: Mathematics
• School of IT and Engineering: Mathematics and Informatics (Computational Thinking)

3. Students must score a minimum of 50% by taking the Azerbaijani language as a state language exam conducted by the State Examination Center. The dates and passing scores of this exam are determined by the SEC.

All eligible candidates are first listed based on their CGPA and then on their annual grades in the relevant subjects listed above. Candidates are accepted based on their preference in specialty choices and the number of places available for ADA School graduates.

For detailed admission process in Azerbaijani click here.

Route for national and international Olympiad winners

Selected Republic and International Olympiad winners (I, II, and III places) are admitted to ADA University out of competition.

All applicants are required to submit both ADA University online application and State Examination Center application.

List of the selected International Olympiads: 

  • International Mathematics Olympiad
  • Balkan Mathematics Olympiad
  • European Girls’ Mathematics Olympiad
  • International Physics Olympiad
  • European Physics Olympiad
  • Asian Physics Olympiad
  • International Olympiad in Informatics

Winners of International Olympiads are allowed to apply to any program of their choice. They are exempt from tuition fee (but not 750 AZN annual student fee) for the whole education duration. The students must meet min. 3.0 GPA per semester requirement to hold the scholarship.

Selected winners of Republic Subject Olympiads may apply to the following programs:

Mathematics

  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Engineering

Informatics

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Engineering

Physics

  • Electrical and Electronical Engineering

They are exempt from both tuition and student fees for the whole education duration. The students must meet min. 3.0 GPA per semester requirement to hold the scholarship.

For detailed admission process in Azerbaijani click here.

Have more questions? Contact us by phone or e-mail

E-mail: bachelors@ada.edu.az

School of IT and Engineering (Group I)(+994 12) 437 32 35 ext. 328
School of Business (Group II): (+994 12) 437 3235 ext. 130
School of Public and International Affairs and School of Law (Group III)(+994 12) 437 3235 ext. 291