Baku Higher Oil School


Baku Higher Oil School

Heriot-Watt was chosen as the preferred international partner for Baku Higher Oil School in Azerbaijan and both institutions have entered into a formal Collaborative Agreement. The initial five year contract will involve the development and delivery of undergraduate degrees in chemical and petroleum engineering to around 400 students.

The aim of the partnership is to educate top level graduates for the oil industry through degree programmes appropriate for the needs of the Azerbaijan oil and gas industry. Successful students will gain a dual degree award from Heriot-Watt University and Baku Higher Oil School. The University is also playing a capacity building role, bringing rigorous international standards and quality assurance to the new Baku Higher Oil School which is adopting Heriot-Watt practices and standards.

Heriot-Watt University has extensive experience of transnational education and the successful delivery of academic programmes through international partnerships.  We are a specialist institution with an international reputation stemming from both research and teaching activities in the field of engineering relevant to the oil and gas industry.

The collaboration with Baku Higher Oil School is developed and delivered with Heriot-Watt University, through two of our renowned Schools: the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the Institute of Petroleum Engineering (in the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society). Both Schools make a significant contribution to global education, business and research in the fields of chemical and petroleum engineering. The combined expertise of both these Schools, together with the high calibre students at Baku Higher Oil School, ensures the successful synergy of world class education with world class opportunities for successful graduates.

For further information on the programme please contact:

Professor Steve McLaughlin
Head of School
Engineering & Physical Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
EH14 4AS

How to apply

Future students and any enquiries regarding applications to the programmes please contact Baku Higher Oil School direct:

Samira Musayeva
Baku Higher Oil School
Khojaly ave. 30
AZ1025 Baku/ Azerbaijan

Email :
Contact phone number : +994 50 257 57 06 / +994 12 521 34 53


Samira Musayeva