• 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 National Medical Commission (NMC) recognizes ONLY the MBBS degree. On completion of the degree course at AMU, Indian students are required to clear the screening test conducted by NMC 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 National Medical Commission at https://www.nmc.org.in/ 

  • 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 on payment basis. 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 on payment basisGirls 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 and  other details including Tuition Fee can be accessed through https://amu.edu.az/ 

  • 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, Covid Vaccine

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 6A, Olimpia Street , GANJLIK, NARIMANOV DISTRICT BAKU AZ 1072 [AZERBAIJAN] PHONES: [+994 12] 564 6344, 564 63 54 

  • 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 as well as attested by the Embassy of India, Baku.  This requirement is mandatory before their submission to Indian organizations such as NMC  and other State Medical Councils etc. for registration purposes.

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.



It has been noticed that there has been a huge rise in the number of overseas job seekers being cheated by unregistered recruitment agents by fake job offers and also overcharging to the tune of Rs. 2-5 lakhs.  These unregistered/illegal agents operate without obtaining license from the Ministry of External Affairs, which is mandatory for any recruitment for work abroad. It is reported that many illegal agents operate through Facebook, Whatsapp, text message and other such mediums.  These agencies provide little or no details of their whereabouts and contacts. They usually communicate only through Whatsapp, making it difficult to ascertain the location and identity of the caller & genuineness of the job offer. Such agents also lure workers to work in difficult and life threatening conditions. Such cases are being reported for recruitment to work in several East European Countries, some of the Gulf countries, Central Asian countries, Israel, Canada, Myanmar and Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

A valid job offers come along with Employment Contract duly signed by Foreign Employer, recruitment Agent and the emigrant worker. The Employment Contract must mention term & conditions of the job being offered and the salary and other emoluments. Valid job offers must allow the worker to emigrate on strength of Employment or Work visa or other similar visa except tourist visa. It may be noted that tourist visa should only be used for the purpose of tourism.  Normally, reputed Foreign Employers provide for cost of airfare, boarding & lodging and insurance cover.

Emigrant workers should make themselves aware of local conditions of the destination country. The information may be obtained by attending Pre-Departure Orientation Training (PDOT) Centers or from the Community Welfare Wing of the concerned Indian Embassy in the destination country. Government of India makes it mandatory for registered recruitment agents to purchase Pravasi Bharatiya Bima Yojana (PBBY) for the migrant workers which provides various benefits including Rs. 10 Lakh sum assured on death cases and work related injury and medical expenses with one time premium (Rs. 275 for the cover of two years and Rs. 375 for the cover of three years).

In view of the above, persons seeking jobs abroad are requested to use the safe and legal services of registered Recruiting Agents (RA) only. All registered RAs are issued a license number which is prominently displayed in their office premises and in their advertisements, including newspapers and social media. Prospective emigrants are advised to cross check the genuineness of the RA by visiting the government website www.emigrate.gov.in and click the link “List of active RA”. As per the Emigration Act 1983, no recruiting agent shall collect from the prospective emigrant the service charges more than Rs. 30,000 + GST (18%), in respect of services provided by it to that emigrant and the recruiting agent shall issue a receipt to the emigrant for the amount collected by it in this regard. Going abroad through any other channel of recruitment involves serious risk of being defrauded of money, not landing in the promised job and difficult living conditions abroad. All unregistered agencies are being warned not to involve in overseas recruitment activities. Such activities are in violation of Emigration Act 1983 and amount to human trafficking, which is a punishable criminal offense.

For complaints & queries kindly contact:


  1. Pravasi Bharatiya Sahayata Kendra (PBSK), Ministry of External Affairs

Room No. 1005, 10th Floor, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakayapuri, New Delhi 110021
Toll Free No: 1800 11 3090 (Accessible from India only)
Chargeable No. +91-11-2688-5021 (Standard long distance call charges apply)
WhatsApp No. +91-7428 3211 44/E-mail: helpline@mea.gov.in


  1. Office of Protector General of Emigrants, Ministry of External Affairs,

Room No. 1009, 10th Floor, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakayapuri. New Delhi 110021

Email: pge@mea.gov.in / diroe1@mea.gov.in



1.  Indian nationals visiting Azerbaijan and intending to stay for more than 15 days continuously are required to register themselves with the State Migration Services of the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan Online on following links or through Mobile application MigAz


2. Indian nationals who receive Job Offer letter from any private company of Azerbaijan are requested to send a scan copy of Job offer letter to Embassy's official email ID for verification at our end, before proceeding to join the job offer. 

 3. Indian nationals are requested to refrain from carrying metal acupressure items, nuckle,  knief etc to Azerbaijan.

 4. Indian nationals intending to visit Azerbaijan are requested to carry copy of Medical Insurance papers on their travel.

5. Indian students taking admission in Azerbaijani universities are advised to purchase health insurance cover

6. Passengers over 18 years old should have a COVID-passport (an official certificate confirming the completion of the full course of vaccination, or official certificate of recovery from COVID-19) or certificate of contraindication to COVID-19 vaccination. COVID-passport, immune certificate or certificate of contraindication to Covid-19 vaccination must have electronic verification attributes (QR code) and must be issued by the Government and must be valid on the departure date. These documents will be checked during check-in at the airport.