Call for Applications: Master of Science in Computer Science and Data Analytics


Deadline: 17 April 2020


The program seeks to address the growing demand in the public and private sectors for professionals skilled in big data and data analytics. After completing core required courses, students go through the topics in computer science that constitute the foundations of data analytics from a technical perspective. All students are expected to work on their final thesis at the end of the program.

This program is offered by ADA University and George Washington University (Washington DC, US). It will be taught throughout 5 semesters of which three semesters will take place in Baku and two semesters in Washington DC. During their study period in Washington DC, the students will take classes at world-class facilities of School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) of GW University. They will also benefit from state-of-the-art labs, centers, and institutes of SEAS.

The program is funded within the framework of the “State Program on improving the international competitiveness of the higher education system in the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2019-2023”, and by BP and its Co-Venturers. All participants in this program will receive full funding from State Program and BP and its Co-Venturers to cover their tuition fees, travel costs and living expenses in Washington DC.

Eligibility requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in any field with coursework in the following areas:
    • Mathematics: Two courses beyond calculus level
    • Computer Science: strong background in a form of prior coursework (for example at least 4 courses such as Programming Principles I and II, Discrete Math, Data Structures and Algorithms) and course projects. Consideration will be given for equivalent industry experience.
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent achieved on the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate work
  • English language scores:
    • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of at least a 100 or
    • IELTS overall band score of a 7.0 with no individual band score below a 6.0.

Application process

  • Online application form (
  • Attachments to Online Application:
    • Bachelor’s diploma (translated into English and notary-certified)
    • Official transcripts/Supplement to bachelor’s diploma (translated into English and notary-certified)
    • Statement of Purpose
    • CV/Resume
    • National Identification Card
    • Recent photo
  • Test scores:
    • IELTS/IBT scores
    • Logic and math exam (April 19, 2020)
  • Application fee 40 AZN

Shortlisted candidates are invited for an interview at ADA University. Candidates selected after the interviews will be required to apply to GW University by April 30, 2020.