Admission to Master's level

Admission examination to Graduate level of education is implemented in two phases. In the first phase of the examination, the logical thinking, foreign language and computer science skills of bachelor applicants are checked through the paper-based test examination. Those applicants, who managed the terms of the admission contest imposed by the SEC, gain the right to take part in the second phase of the examination. In the second phase of the examination, the bachelors’ proficiency on majors is examined through the paper-based test examination and contest is carried out considering the total points scored after the two rounds.


Each year, curriculum of the specializations of higher education institutions is analyzed and clustered to prepare for admission examination to graduate level of education: test items and admission programs on each direction of specialization are developed and reviewed carefully following all test development policy and procedures. To enlighten the public and applicants, the admission programs are published in “Magistr” (Graduate Student) journal. All the set of materials published in this journal are prepared by the teaching staff of the relevant departments of higher education institutions under the guidance of the SEC.


Master’s programs are grouped into 70 majors. Admission process is regulated according to decree No.40 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan Republic dated 08.02.2017, “Admission rules to the graduate-level of education in higher education institutions of Azerbaijan Republic and Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences”. According to the rules, bachelors and other higher educated candidates are eligible to be admitted to the master's degree.


Admission examination to Graduate level of education is implemented in two phases. In the first phase of the examination, the logical thinking, foreign language and computer science skills of bachelor applicants are checked through the paper-based test examination. Those applicants, who managed the terms of the admission contest imposed by the SEC, gain the right to take part in the second phase of the examination.


In the first phase, bachelors are presented 50 tests on logical thinking, 25 tests on foreign language and 25 tests on computer science. The last 5 questions in each block are open-ended questions. The duration of the exam is 2.5 hours. Each correct answer fetches 1 mark.


In the second phase of the examination, the bachelors’ proficiency on majors is examined through 50 tests. The last 5 questions in each block are open-ended questions. The bachelors, who selected majors of certain programs, answer in written form to the questions presented to them instead of answering tests in the second phase.

Admission contest is carried out according to the total score of the two phases. Apart from the total score, eligible candidates should also meet SEC’s requirements for the exam score on the selected major (2nd phase).


Bachelor applicants enter their preferred majors to the online application on a specified date and in the order they want. Applicants confirm their applications after selecting funding of the education (either by state order or private funding).

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