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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 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 will have scored 690-700 on SEC exams and the medalist of International Olympiad of Informatics and International Mathematics Olympiad will receive 100% tuition waiver for the duration of their studies if they maintain minimum 3.0 semester GPA or successfully pass EAPP year. Such scholars that have failed to meet the above requirements are eligible for consideration for continuation of scholarship in the following term. The students can study maximum 5 years by using mentioned scholarship.

Incoming undergraduate students who will have scored 650 or above on SEC and students who have received 1st place at Republic Subject Olympiads at Grade 11 will receive 100% tuition waiver for the first year of their studies.

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 in State Entrance Examination get 50% waiver off 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 Laws programs.

No merit-based scholarships are offered based on the results of SAT test, unless students submit minimum 600 from Math 1 or Math 2 SAT Subject Tests. Such student will receive 50% waiver off their first-semester tuition. Test scores and subject test results must be submitted to ADA University only through College Board, no later than students register to the university.


RETURNING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Office of Student Accounts Receivable announces a list of students who receive honors and distinctions at the end of each semester. 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.

  • Lotfi A. Zadeh List of Honor (applied only for SITE students)

Students at IT School scoring the highest 4.0 GPA are granted 100% waiver off 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 class receive 25% waiver off their tuition. Students must maintain full-load coursework by earned hours and must have minimum term GPA 3.0 to be eligible for Merit Based Scholarships. Students found in violation of the ADA University Honor Code once will not be eligible for scholarship for the remainder of their tenure at the University. If a student has one failing grade (F, NP) in the given semester, he/she is not eligible for merit-based scholarship.

Cumulative GPA may be referred to when two or more students have the same GPA. Scholarship is awarded by GPA in effect as of the day of final grades due date.

Grades of undergraduate students studying in an exchange program at another institution are not calculated in GPA. Therefore, they cannot be considered for a merit-based scholarship.

Scholars will be provided by Certificate of Achievement from their School side.


INCOMING GRADUATE STUDENTS


  • Graduate Assistantship Program

Graduate Assistantship Program is awarded to the selected students at the time of admissions based on the interview results and test scores.

Awarded students will receive 100% tuition waiver for the duration of their studies provided that their Term GPA is 3.0.

Graduate students can study maximum 3 years by using Graduate Assistantship Program.

The Graduate Assistant will be required to work with designated faculty member no less than 20 hours per week. The Graduate Assistantship provides tuition waiver only, the students are required to cover their own student fees separately. If a student fails to meet the requirements for the continuation of the Graduate Assistantship, then the award discontinues and cannot be transferred to another student. The Graduate Assistantship will not be awarded to MBA students.


RETURNING GRADUATE STUDENTS

  • List of High Performance

Students scoring in the top 10% of each program cohort are granted 20% waiver off their tuition and receive the honor.

Students must maintain a full-load coursework by earned hours and must have minimum term GPA 3.0 to be eligible for Merit Based Scholarships. Students found in violation of the ADA University Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct once will not be eligible for scholarship for the remainder of their tenure at the University. If a student has one failing grade (F, NP) in the given semester, he/she is not eligible for merit-based scholarship.

Cumulative GPA may be referred to when two or more students have the same GPA. Scholarship is awarded by GPA in effect as of the day of award.

Grades of graduate students studying in an exchange program at another institution are not calculated in GPA. Therefore, they cannot be considered for a merit-based scholarship.

Scholars will be provided by Certificate of Achievement from their School side.

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

Stipends

Students admitted as presidential stipend recipients must have scored a GPA of 3.80 or above and maintained full-load coursework by earned hours in the preceding academic term to be eligible for monthly stipends in a given term. These rules do not apply to such students who are stipend recipients by virtue of their special legal status.

The medalist of the International Olympiad of Informatics and International Mathematics Olympiad is considering as a stipend recipient in an amount equal to Presidential scholar.

A Presidential scholar and the medalist of International Olympiad medalist who has failed to meet the above requirements are eligible for consideration for continuation of stipend payments in the following term.

Students can receive stipend only for 5 years of their education.

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 their country and those who keep doing so. A generation of them has made legendary and unprecedented sacrifices. The grandness of any nation 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 children, siblings, and spouses of war heroes, also 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 establish an outstanding education and training for our own citizens in Azerbaijan, but we realize that our growing nation also has a responsibility to bring first-class international education and leadership training for others in the region and the world. We wish to 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 serve a public cause. The fellowship opens to all international (non-Azerbaijan citizens) undergraduate and graduate applicants who have been admitted to one of ADA University’s degree-granting schools and are renewable for the duration of their studies when certain criteria are met upon availability of funds.


Fellowship Requirements

  • Incoming undergraduate and graduate fellows are eligible to receive a 100 percent tuition waiver for the first semester of their studies. (Students who take a foundation level, should successfully pass the level, to be eligible for the fellowship for the second semester of their studies)
  • Returning students who accumulate a term Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher in undergraduate and 3.00 or higher in graduate programs receive a 100 percent tuition waiver. The students who will not meet the term GPA requirement for two consecutive terms will lose the fellowship status.
  • University covers the housing fee for dormitories chosen by university. The housing fee cannot be transferred to student account directly or used for another purpose.

Eligible students must maintain full load coursework by earned hours. Students found in violation of the ADA University Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct once will not be eligible for international fellowship for the remainder of their tenure at the University. Students who are readmitted to ADA University will not be eligible for international fellowship.

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

 

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.