About Us Advisory for Indian Students wishing to study medical in Azerbaijan




  • Azerbaijan offers higher education in medical at the Azerbaijan Medical University (AMU) of the Government of Republic of Azerbaijan.  There are no privately owned medical universities in Azerbaijan. The courses offered by AMU are General Medicines (6 years), Stomatology (5 years) and Pharmacy courses (4 years) are offered by the AMU

  • Indian Students seeking admission in the  AMU are informed that the Medical Council of India (MCI) recognizes ONLY the MBBS degree. On completion of the degree course at AMU, Indian students are required to clear the screening test conducted by MCI to receive the certificate for medical practice in India as MBBS doctors. Therefore, recognition of the medical degrees awarded by AMU is not relevant. For clarification regarding the eligibility certificate, please contact the Medical Council of India [email: eligibility@mciindia.org],

  • The medical degree of AMU is not recognized by many European countries & USA.

  • AMU receives applications for admission every year, from the 20th of August until the 10th of September. The academic year begins on 15th of September.

  • The medical courses are offered in English, Azerbaijani & Russian languages. AMU also conducts 6 months preparation classes for those with less knowledge of English. The fees is US$ 3000/- for the Language Course and priority is given to the students who are undergoing the preparation classes. All Faculty membrs are Azerbaijani nationals

  • AMU/Azerbaijan authorities require that all the Certificates and mark sheets issued in India are apostilled at the Ministry of External Affairs (CPV Division Patiala House), New Delhi.

  • Hostel facility is available at the AMU for $ 500/- per year per person (excluding meals)Girls Hostel is also available.

  • AMU does not conduct any online exam for admission.

  • Azerbaijan has cold climate. The minimum temperature may go as low as low as -2 degree Centigrade during the winters. The students are advised to equip themselves with sufficient warm clothing and winter shoes.

Before leaving India

  • Aspiring students who wish to study in Azerbaijan are advised to go through the website of AMU and other universities / institutions attentively to obtain detailed and updated information about the courses offered. They should satisfy themselves about the credibility of courses by the institutions/universities and also about their agents involved, if any. Some of the self-styled agencies may advertise through their own website (s) and/or through electronic and print media about offer of admission in AMU.  These advertisements often do not present correct picture and in several cases, they are exaggerated.  Please thoroughly cross-check the authenticity of information circulated by them.

  • The rules / procedures related to admission in AMU can be accessed through "http://www.amu.edu.az/en/pages/4661/4733".

  • Please obtain full and accurate details of actual costs involved such as Tuition Fee from the website of AMU "http://www.amu.edu.az/en/pages/746".

  • In order to visit Azerbaijan to complete formalities related to admission, students are required to obtain Visa from Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan located at 41, Paschimi Marg, Block-D, Opp Vasant Vihar Club, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110057 (Tel : +91 11 2615 2228).

  • Immunization required : Hepatitis A, BC, QHIC

On arrival in Azerbaijan

  • Azerbaijan is fairly safe and secure. However, one has to be vigilant and take standard safety precautions, particularly, while spending late night hours in public places or dealing with strangers. 

  • All Indian nationals including students coming to Azerbaijan for long-term stay are advised to register themselves upon arrival in Azerbaijan with the Indian Embassy in Baku (Address : located at 302 Jeyhun Hajibeyli Street, GANJLIK, NARIMANOV DISTRICT BAKU AZ 1069 [AZERBAIJAN] PHONES: [+994 12] 564 6344, 564 63 54 FAX: [+994 12] 447 25 72).

  • Indian students are advised to always carry Temporary Resident Permit, and University ID Card with them. Police authorities on streets may demand these documents any time for verification. It will be useful for students to keep a list of important telephone numbers. 

  • Passport and original testimonials are the property of the concerned student and should not be given to agents or any other authorities for safe custody. It is the personal responsibility of the individual concerned to keep the passports and testimonials safely.

On completion of course

  • Once the course is completed, all the degrees, certificates awarded by AMU are required to be apostilled with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan.  This requirement is mandatory before their submission to Indian organizations such as MCI and other State Medical Councils etc. for registration purposes.

  • India and Azerbaijan are signatories to the “Hague Convention” on Apostille.  If the certificates and degrees issued in these countries are apostilled, then there is no need for further attestation by the Embassy of India in Baku. 


Disclaimer: The above information is based on information obtained from public sources / website of the Azerbaijan Medical University and is subject to change. Students are advised to check the AMU website for latest information about courses, schedule, eligibility criteria and fees.