Georgia’s location means that it is a multicultural country with a welcoming environment, making it a great place for international students to live and study. Georgia has long been an important location for business and transport, due to its proximity to the Silk Road.
Universities in Georgia have to be state accredited, and are part of the Bologna Process, meaning that any university degree you gain will be recognised throughout Europe and the wider world.
There are many universities in Georgia, both state associated and private options are available to international students. You will find one of Georgia’s universities in the QS World University Rankings, the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, which sits in the 601-650 group.
Located at an intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, Georgia is considered a transcontinental country. It is bordered by Russia, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan, and has a coastline along the Black Sea.
Prior to the 1917 Russian Revolution, Georgia had been part of various different other countries and states. Throughout the years leading up to its eventual independence in 1991, Georgia has been independent and also a member state of the Soviet Union.
The currency in Georgia is the Georgian Lari (GEL).
Tuition fees at Georgian universities are very reasonable. Most of the time, international students pay the same or a little bit more than domestic students. Bachelor and master degrees can cost anywhere between 3,000 USD and 10,000 USD, depending on the area of study.
You also need to consider the cost of living when studying in Georgia. The recommended monthly budget for living in Georgia is between 500 USD and 1,000 USD.
The official language of Georgia is Georgian, and Abkhaz is a recognised regional language.
Despite English not being an official or recognised language, many Georgians speak it, and many higher education courses are offered in both Georgian and English. This means that there are many options for international students to chose from.
No matter what language you choose to study in, you will probably have to prove that your language skills will meet the teaching standards. If they don’t meet these standards, it is common for institutions to offer language courses.
The capital city of Georgia is Tbilisi, which is home to around 1.5 million residents. The city is the largest in Georgia, and has been around since the 5th Century. Due to its proximity to the famous Silk Road, Tbilisi has historically been a very important place, and boasts many incredible different styles of architecture.
You will find several universities in Tbilisi. These include New Vision University, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi State Medical University and the Georgian Technical University, among others.
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