International students

Information for applicants from Azerbaijan

Queen Mary University of London has a long history of welcoming students from around the world. Over the years, many thousands of international students have graduated from the university and gone on to pursue successful careers. Today, we are home to students from more than 162 different countries and over 45% of our student body come from outside of the UK. This diversity contributes to a lively and welcoming community which should make you feel comfortable and at home.

We are one of the largest colleges of the University of London and one of the few with fully integrated teaching, research and residential facilities. Our setting provides our students with the benefits of both a large campus environment, and the countless academic and social opportunities provided by London.

There are currently 20 students from Azerbaijan studying at Queen Mary who are enrolled on a range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Queen Mary's International Office staff visit Azerbaijan once per year, details of our next visit can be found on these pages.

Entry requirements

Recognition of Azerbaijani qualifications for entry to our Foundation programmes

  • Students holding a good (minimum GPA 4.0) Certificate of General Education will be admitted to a Queen Mary Foundation Programme.
  • Students will also be required to have achieved appropriate grades from a SELT test. Please see the Entry Level Guidelines for English Language page for further details.

For information on applying to study for a foundation course at Queen Mary, please refer to our Language Centre web pages.

Recognition of Azerbaijani qualifications for undergraduate entry


We are pleased to consider students who have completed Queen Mary recognised foundation course or at least 1 year of university from an approved Azerbaijan university with a minimum 4 (out of 5) GPA or good, depending on the subject.

Please refer to the prospectus and department web sites for individual subject A-level and IB requirements.

For details on the University of London External Diploma/Degree transfers, please click here. 

For information on applying to study for an undergraduate course at Queen Mary, please refer to Undergraduate study


Please see the Entry Level Guidelines for English Language for full details.

Entry to Pre-Masters

Overall minimum average of 60% or 3 from a bachelors or masters degree from a recognised Azerbaijan University and IELTS 6.0 (min. 5.5 in writing).

Recognition of Azerbaijani qualifications for graduate entry

Masters degrees (all one year)


Entry to Masters degrees at Queen Mary varies depending on the subject area and usually requires Bachelors degree or Masters degree from a recognised university. The exact requirements will depend on the programme you are applying for. All applications are considered on an individual basis and students may be admitted to masters programmes with a lower level degree if they have work experience relevant to the degree applied for.

Bachelor Degree grades from Azerbaijan which are comparable to UK Undergraduate degree classifications:

UK Bachelor
Degree Classification
First Class (1st)Second Class upper (2:1) High Second Class Lower (2:2)Standard Second Class Lower
Azerbaijan Bachelor degree classification GPA 4.5 out of 5
or 90% 
GPA 4 out of 5
or 80% 
GPA 3.75 out of 5 or 75%  GPA 3.5 out of 5 or 70% 


For information on applying to study for a postgraduate programme at Queen Mary, please refer to Postgraduate study.

Research degree (MPhil/PhD: three years)


  • The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Masters degree from a recognised university in Azerbaijan.


For information on applying to study for a Research degree at Queen Mary, please refer to Doctoral College website.

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Alumni ambassador

Turan Gafarli

Turan Gafarli

Email Turan

Hi, my name is Turan Gafarli and I studied BA History and Politics at Queen Mary University of London (2014-2017) thanks to the scholarship of the Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan. I always wanted to study in the UK, especially in London, and I am very grateful that I my dream came true at Queen Mary University.

I took modules from both School of History and School of Politics and International Relations, which made my vision broader and more sophisticated. I tried to maintain a balance between two different disciplines since they offered different types of study. Studying history helped me to see politics from an academic perspective, while studying politics kept me within the daily political agenda. It was the product of our contentious debates during the seminars. I am thankful to QMUL teaching staff for their passion which made our classes unforgettable and academically beneficial for all. I made excellent progress in my studies and became ready for the work environment thanks to the internationally acclaimed staff of both schools.

The open and diverse environment of the QMUL enlightened my vision and showed me different perspectives in the way of thinking about various political, social and daily problems. Taking part in debates made me more confident.

Queen Mary University of London also offered me a chance to socialise with other students via student communities and societies. I was a proud member of the United Nations Society during my undergraduate studies and became a Vice-President in my last year. I participated in reforms going on in the university and the Students’ Union and also became a Course Rep, representing my fellow students and their problems. The university offers different engagement in your spare your time, besides academic progress. It was also a pleasant to experience to help the university as a Student Ambassador and represent my institution which I proudly did for three years.

Azerbaijani students need to know that the UK system is different from home. Compared to Azerbaijan, here you need to focus on your studies more, while spending fewer hours in the university lectures. So, in QMUL your study will be more independent, requiring more self-discipline and you can get limitless help from the academic staff. I never failed in my search of help in the QMUL and I am very thankful for that. Students coming from Azerbaijan need to know that everything will be easier if you will follow the instructions and regulations which you can easily find everywhere. If you considering to come to the QMUL, do not hesitate. You will spend best of your time living and working among the diverse and helpful community while enjoying the benefits of one of the best cities in the world, London.    


Scholarships and Funding

Students from Azerbaijan are eligible to receive our International Science and Engineering Excellence awards.

Queen Mary is also a host institution for a number of Chevening Scholarship holders each year. For further details on the Chevening awards see:

In country representatives

Queen Mary staff visit Azerbaijan at least once each academic year but we also have appointed representatives in the country to help prospective students submit applications to the university, apply for study visas, look at flights and accommodation and provide other services required by our students before they enrol at Queen Mary.

Please see below for details (in alphabetical order) of our representatives in Azerbaijan.  Please feel free to make contact with any of them for assistance with your application to the university.

Studynet Group Ltd.
AF Business House 5th Floor
Nizami street 203B
AZ1010, Baku

Tel: +994123100023

email: edu@studynet-group

Visits to your country

Country manager

Anita is the Country Manager for Azerbaijan and is happy to help any of our prospective students from Azerbaijan with any questions they might have about the university.

Anita Walton
International Officer

Tel +44 (0)20 7882 6525

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