The Nailekhanim Foundation, Azerbaijan, offers full scholarship for gifted female students from all countries determined to pursue Master and/or Doctoral degrees at Khazar University.

The Nailakhanim Foundation is a non-for-profit Foundation in memory of Nailekhanim Isayeva, co-founder of Dunya School and Khazar University.  Nailekhanim was a renowned educator whose vision and energy shaped the development of Dunya School and Khazar University.  The Foundation is set up to commemorate her passion and commitment to education.   

The Foundation is fully supported by Khazar University and Nailekhanim’s family members and friends. 


Motivated female applicant who has a strong commitment to her chosen field and passion for higher education and research.

Benefits to each Recipient

The Nailekhanim Foundation scholarship covers the following:

-Annual tuition fee

-Dormitory fees

-Monthly stipend

-One round-trip transportation cost

Selection Process

The Scholarship Selection Committee is responsible for the selection of the best suitable candidates.  

Selection Criteria

-Demonstrate an academic merit determined by the university Scholarship Selection Committee.

-A strong motivational essay on female leadership relating their field of study.

-A candidate has to meet English language requirements.

-Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by an expert panel of the Scholarship Selection Committee before a scholarship is awarded.

Additional Information

Further information:

For more information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Saida Sharifova at:

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