Azerbaijan was established as an independent country in 1918, it was the first democratic and secular republic in the Muslim world. Currently it has nearly 10 million inhabitants; 30% of its population are under the age of 20.
According to the WorldBank, the Azerbaijan economy is largely dependent on a stable oil and gas sector. GDP is expanding by a rate of 1.4%. The 2022 budget allocations for education are up by 12%. Providing quality education is a key objective of the Government of Azerbaijan. Education is therefore largely state funded, especially at secondary school level. The State guarantees education for talented students, irrespective of their financial position.
The Education Ministry is has therefore increased its scholarship funds for Azerbaijani students who want to study abroad. These funds are largely being made available by SOFAZ (State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan. At this point nearly 45,000 students are studying abroad. Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, The UK, The USA, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Hungary and France are the most popular study abroad destinations. According to the EU, by the year 2020 at least 20% of students should have some kind of international experience during their study period. (source: Ministry of Education Azerbaijan)
Click here to see The State Program for 2022-2026 for enabling youth to study in prestigious foreign universities.
If you are recruiting undergraduate students you may want to consider visiting International High Schools in Azerbaijan. They have an international curriculum taught in English. The quality of these schools is excellent. There is quite a large expat community in Azerbaijan’s major city Baku. In our Fair Tour in Azerbaijan, you will have a chance to visit several of these high schools and meet their school principles, university counsellors and prospective students.
If you need a local student recruitment agency to sign an agreement and follow up your student data, attend to our Agent Workshop to meet pre-screened and serious agents.
In Azerbaijan 8 million people have access to internet; nearly 80% of the population. According to the WorldBank, the world average is 72%.
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