"Every great dream begins with a dreamer...

... always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world,“ once said Harriet Tubman. 

At ADA, we have dreamed of constructing not just buildings, but spaces, which enhance innovative teaching. We have programs which expand minds, faculty who reflect the true meaning of “muellim”, library which combines intellectual pursuit with social interaction, technology which breaks down patterns of traditional behavior, an environment which fosters new spirit, culture, thinking, citizenship, and a lifestyle which builds appreciation of aesthetics, boosts one's self-esteem and enhances the drive to become a first-class citizen. 

If you have great dreams, if you are thirsty for knowledge, if you never stop chasing goodness, if you want to reach for the stars to change the world, join us at ADA University where you will explore your passion, expand your mind and reach new heights. Your experience on this campus will be anything but typical. 

Undergraduate Application Process

ADA University offers the following programs in undergraduate level:

• Computer Science
• Information Technologies
• Computer Engineering
• Mathematics
• Electrical and Electronics Engineering
• Business Administration
• Economics
• Finance
• International Studies
• Public Affairs
• Law
• Communication and Digital Media

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.

Whether you're applying for the first time, or you are a transfer or international student, you must submit an ADA University Online Application Form and complete the ADA University application process. International students are required to submit online application for Study in Azerbaijan: Centralized Admission Service once they receive their initial admission offer from ADA University. Click here to view instructions for Study in Azerbaijan: Centralized Admission Service application.

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

  • Resume or CV.
  • Recent photo.
  • Copy of national Identification Card (for citizens of Azerbaijan) or international passport (for internationals).
  • Official high school diploma and high school transcript. These must be translated into English and notary-certified. If you don’t have a high school diploma, please provide enrollment letter with the year of expected graduation.
  • Statement of Purpose. It must not exceed 500 words.
  • Test Scores.  

Test Policy

A student's high school record and results of a standardized test are a predictor of academic success in ADA University. In addition, standardized tests ensure the impartiality and transparency of our admission. Citizens of Azerbaijan and internationals who have permanent living permit in Azerbaijan interested in our undergraduate programs have an option to apply through available routes: 1. SEC test; 2. SAT test; 3. IB DP scores/A-levels/AP scores (see the link for details Winners of relevant international and local Olympiads are eligible to apply without the test scores. Please see the link for the details.

SEC Test

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
Currently, ADA University offers degree programs that fall under Group I, II and III in SEC tests.

See special financial offers for the ones applying with SEC results.

SAT Test 

To apply with SAT test results, you must complete the application process of ADA University and State Examination Center (SEC) before June 15, 2022. Currently, we do not admit students with SAT scores to the Law program (LLB). SAT candidates are admitted based on both SAT scores and Math scores in School-leaving exams (attestat).

ADA University Application process

You are required to meet below SAT and English language requirements and submit ADA University Online Application Form and its attachments. 

  • Minimum 1200 in SAT.
  • Minimum 6.0 in IELTS Academic or 75 in IBT (including online TOEFL) or 50 in PTE Academic or 95 in Duolingo English Test (online)
  • Minimum 600 in Math for Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, and Finance programs.

All SAT scores must be sent electronically 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, in order to be eligible: 
1. Submit SEC online application form (dates are announced by SEC); 
2. Send SAT scores to SEC electronically (Code: 7876);
3.Submit SAT scores on SEC website (details will be announced by SEC). 

IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/Duolingo scores in SEC portal.

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

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

English Proficiency

Azerbaijani citizens applying through SEC are encouraged to take one of the English proficiency exams during their high school years. Those scoring minimum requirements will be exempt from the English for Academic Purposes Program (EAPP) upon admission to ADA University. By doing so, they can reduce their undergraduate studies from one semester to one year. 

Minimum requirements for EAPP exemption:  

  • Minimum 6.0 in IELTS Academic or
  • 75 in IBT (including online TOEFL) or
  • 50 in PTE Academic or
  • 60 in ADA University English Proficiency Test or
  • 95 in Duolingo English Test (online)


ADA University has an admission policy based on holistic review. While a student's academic success is important, equally important is that student's potential for growth and an ability to perform in a diverse and multicultural environment.

The best indication of whether a student will be successful at ADA University is prior academic performance - grades earned, rigor of coursework and integrity of their GPA. Meanwhile, the results of standardized tests may be another predictor of academic success. 

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


Tel: (+994 12) 437 32 35

School of Public and International Affairs (Group III): (+994 50) 274 95 52

School of Business (Group II): (+994 51) 201 15 11

School of IT and Engineering (Group I): (+994 50) 274 95 51


Transfer Admission

Transfer students may apply by December 15 for Spring and by June 15 for Fall entry. All transfer students are required to submit online application and its attachments before the deadline. After the initial review, candidates are invited for an interview.


ADA University students who were dismissed due to the academic performance may apply for readmission after separating from the University for at least one semester/term. Students have one chance of readmission during their tenure at ADA University. All details of readmission rules and regulations can be found at Academic Catalogue 2021-2022.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Students who had voluntary separation in the first semester of their studies
  • Students who were dismissed with GPA of 1.00 and above
  • Students who were dismissed from EAPP program with the score of 60 or above (These students can apply for readmission only with required minimum IELTS Academic/TOEFL/PTE Academic scores)

Students may apply for readmission by completing the form and submitting it to before the deadline.

Deadline for Spring term readmission: January 15, 2022

Deadline for Summer term readmission: April 30, 2022

Deadline for Fall term readmission: July 10, 2022

Key Dates

Incoming undergraduate students must be aware of key deadlines for a successful application to ADA University. 

Submission of Online Application Form

  • Scholarship deadline for internationals: April 1
  • Late deadline for internationals: July 1