Study in GEORGIA

Located at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia (crossroads of the East and the West), Georgia is a small & beautiful country with stunning coastline, beautiful landscapes, charming towns, and an amusing mix of cultural influences.

Located at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia (crossroads of the East and the West), Georgia is a small & beautiful country with stunning coastline, beautiful landscapes, charming towns, and an amusing mix of cultural influences. Its area is 69,700 square kilometers, and it has a population of about 4.5 million. Georgia's political stability has not been very good until the last one decade or so. Its forcible annexation to the Soviet Union in 1922 after the World War I, its existence in the Union for more than 7 decades, followed by its independence in 1991 when Soviet Union (USSR) was dissolved, affected its economy, political stability & ethnic unity. Post the USSR era, Georgia's Western orientation introduced a series of democratic and economic reforms aimed at its integration into the European Union and NATO, which worsened its relations with Russia that caused a brief war in 2008. Over the last couple of decades, Georgia has achieved all-around stability, and now governs itself as a semi-presidential republic. It is a member of the Council of Europe, and is aspiring to take membership in both NATO & the European Union. ​As a country in transition, Georgia has been implementing a number of reforms, at rapid pace, including reforms of its higher education system. Attracting International students to its Higher Education System is of top priority for the Government of Georgia (GoG). Georgia offers world-class MBBS education to international students at a surprisingly-low tuition fee.


Why Georgia for Higher Studies? (especially, Medicine)

  • Huge cost advantage in both tuition fees & cost of living
  • For the country's passion to attract & retain international students
  • World-class Education with excellent academic programs in medicine, business, management, economics, hospitality & health
  • Rapidly-modernizing & efficient technology, infrastructure and other facilities
  • Historically-strong Universities, with solid foundations laid in the Soviet Union era (once-a-superpower)
  • Its Higher Education system has undergone sweeping modernizing reforms since 2004
  • MBBS and MD degrees in Georgia are recognized by countries worldwide
  • MBBS education costs surprisingly low tuition fee of USD3000 to USD8000
  • Georgian hospitals have outstanding infrastructure & technology
  • Performance-based stipend available in place of Scholarships
  • Welcoming & friendly atmosphere for international students
  • Simplified admission process that has no entrance test, language test or donation
  • Low cost of education (below USD8000 per year)
  • Very safe and pleasant ambiance, with superior quality of life & very low crime rates
  • No upper limit on age for applicants
  • Excellent Permanent residence opportunities
  • Option to move to Europe for pursuing post-graduation
  • Very low cost of living (around USD2500 per year)
  • Great work placement and job opportunities
  • Easy Visa regulations for international students
  • Multicultural and vibrant campus life



Useful facts & figures

  • Two admission intakes in a year (February/March & September/October)
  • Programs that include international students are delivered entirely in English. Otherwise, the language of instruction is predominantly Georgian.
  • A few joint programs with European universities are offered in German and English languages
  • Main bodies in higher education: The Parliament of Georgia (Government of Georgia (GoG)), the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia (MES), the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement (NCEQE) & the National Assessment and Examinations Center (NAEC)
  • The three types of HEIs in Georgia: University, Teaching University & College
  • Georgia is a member of international organizations across both Europe and Asia, such as Council of Europe, Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, OSCE, Eurocontrol, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and GUAM
  • Students from the European Union, United States, and several other countries can remain in the country up to 360 days without a visa
  • Georgia has 100% literacy rate
  • Hostel fee is about $160 to $260, which is relatively higher compared to the off-campus accommodation charges
  • Some of the best MNCs are present in Georgia, and they offer internships as well as jobs to MBBS graduates
  • MBBS graduates from Georgian universities can practice in any country once they qualify the respective country’s qualifying exam. In the case of the US, the qualifying exam is USMLE. In the UK, it’s PLAB. For Australia, it’s AMC. ​European countries require you to qualify a language test and the respective country’s practice licensing exam.
  • Georgia's higher education system comprises 128 colleges & universities. Of these, 53 are public institutions, 36 are nonprofit private schools, and 39 are for-profit private institutions
  • Founded in 1785, the University of Georgia is the oldest postsecondary institution in Georgia
  • A few of the Top Universities & Colleges in Georgia: Tbilisi State Medical University, Akaki Tsereteli State University (MBBS), Caucasus International University (BBA & MIM - Masters in Management), David Tvildiani Medical University (Doctor of Medicine), Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, Georgian Technical University
  • State's expenditure on education out of the total expenditure: 12.95%, of which, 10.08% was spent on higher education (Data source: The World Bank)
  • Georgia's GDP growth rate reached 12% in 2007, making Georgia one of the fastest growing economies in Eastern Europe
  • The World Bank dubbed Georgia "the number one economic reformer in the world" when it improved its rank from 112th to 18th in terms of ease of doing business in just one year
  • As of January 2021, Georgia is preparing to formally apply for EU membership in 2024
  • For the nation's small size, the climate of Georgia is extremely diverse
  • The country's terrain is mostly mountainous with excellent landscape
  • Georgia is one of the oldest wine-producing countries in the world, and is known worldwide for its rich wine-making history
  • Georgia attracts a number of tourists for its variety of mineral spring resorts and World Heritage Sites
  • Georgia is famous for its local love of music and the use of food to facilitate social gatherings. Georgians tend to be a very hospitable people and often welcome people with food and drinks.