Students and Visas

Information on student visas and studying in Azerbaijan...

An application for an Azerbaijani student visa is made at the Embassy or Consulate of Azerbaijan in the student's home country The following documents are needed to support a student visa application:

  • Invitation letter from the university (admission letter)
  • Proof of income to support the student during their stay and pay for tuition fees
  • Passport
  • Two photographs
  • Visa application form
  • Fee
  • For further information about applying for a student visa: Click here
  • For information about studying in Azerbaijan: Click here

A student visa must be renewed each academic year.

Immigration card

International students are issued with an immigration card. The student should prepare the following documents and submit them to their university. Thereafter, the university will assist with obtaining the student's temporary residence permit:

  • Two passport-sized photographs
  • Medical certificate
  • Copy of passport
  • Completed application form
  • Rent or tenancy agreement, which must be notarised
  • Written application of the landlord (who rents out property to an international student) to the State Migration Service
  • Notarised copy of the ID card or passport of the landlord who is renting accommodation to the student
  • For further information about a temporary residence permit: Click here

Universities in Azerbaijan can help students with the following procedures:

  • Finding accommodation
  • Advice on immigration procedures
  • Visa registration
  • Arrival arrangements

Student accommodation

Students travelling without their parents can either stay with a family or rent a room at one of the student hostels in Baku. It is also possible to rent a studio apartment.

Azerbaijan Student Card

A free Azerbaijan Student Card can be obtained and a card is valid for the duration of study at university. The card-holder can receive discounts at the following places:

  • Caf├ęs
  • Some shops
  • Hotels
  • Internet clubs
  • Rental car outlets
  • Restaurants

The card is valid not only in Azerbaijan, but also in more than 40 European countries.

  • For further information about the Azerbaijan Student Card: Click here
  • To order a card online: Click here
  • European Youth Card Association (EYCA)
    At: 44 J. Jabbarly Street, Baku
    Tel: (012) 436 77 50 / (012) 436 77 51