Founded in 2006 as the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy to offer trainings to diplomats and civil servants under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the educational institution has expanded with a tremendous pace, much to match the impressive growth rate of the country where it is located, and into a full University that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across its four schools- Public and International Affairs, Business, Education, IT and Engineering- in English language.
ADA University is the legal heir of the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) and the Information Technologies University. They were merged in January 2014 to establish ADA University. Students, faculty, staff and alumni from 46 nations, including the Republic of Korea call ADA home and contribute to the tapestry of an inclusive learning environment here. Through curriculum built around a triad of rigorous major study, electives and general education, combined with experiential learning and exchange opportunities, the University trains high impact graduates in a truly international setting.
Azerbaijan’s total amount of public funding for the education system has amounted to almost 20 billion dollars over the past decade. ADA University has benefited from this support to build a world-class campus in one of the central quarters of Baku, the capital city. The first of its kind in the region, this “green” and “smart” campus houses intelligent facilities operated by renewable energy sources. Multi-media centers, interactive classrooms and spacious teaching and social areas have been complemented this academic year by the introduced MyADA information system that uses Banner program to meet student needs and expectations for an efficient and transparent data access.
ADA University encourages its international students to engage with the local community through outings, language immersion, social projects and more to holistically address cultural, educational and civic growth. Its belief in studying abroad is interpreted also into an exchange opportunity with one of the 50 partner institutions around the world where students combine study and travel to broaden their horizons further. A campus trademark is a four-floor building of ADA Library. Both virtual and physical, it offers the most substantial English language collection in the country with an access to a half a million hard and soft copy resources in support of offered majors.
Since 2009 ADA University offers International Fellowship named after Alimardan Topchubashov to bring first-class international education and leadership training to students across the globe. With the application deadline of April 5, 2019 Topchubashov Fellowship is looking for candidates who have a strong commitment to serve a public cause. The Fellowship is open to all international undergraduate and graduate applicants who have been admitted to one of ADA University’s degree-granting schools. The Fellowship is renewable every semester for the duration of studies when certain GPA criteria is met and covers tuition only. Recipients are expected to cover all other expenses, including housing, books, student fees and utilities.
ADA University has signed Exchange Programs agreement with Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).
ADA University opened admissions for the following undergraduate and graduate programs for the academic year 2019-2020:
Fields of Study
Submission of Online Application Form
Scholarship deadline for internationals: April 6, 2019
Late deadline for internationals: July 1, 2019
Early Admission Decision: by July 15, 2019
Regular Admission Decision: by August 15,2019
Transfer students can apply for entry in Fall by July 13, 2019
Fields of Study
Diplomacy & International Affairs
Submission of Online Application Form:
Scholarship deadline for internationals: April 6,2019
Late deadline for internationals: July 1,2019
Interviews: by April 30, 2019
Admission Decision: by May 15, 2019
More detailed information on admission 2019, please visit official website of the ADA University: www.ada.edu.az