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Study in Georgia: A Guide for International Students

Located in the Caucusus, where Europe meets the Middle East, Georgia is a small country that’s rich in history and culture and is the home of Georgian, one of the world’s more interesting languages. Bordered by Russia to the north and east, Azerbaijan to the south-east, Armenia to the south, Turkey to the south-west and the Black Sea to the west, Georgia is an ex-Soviet republic that is fast becoming a major tourist destination. This isn’t only because of the old cities, rolling landscapes and plentiful wine, but also because Georgia is an extremely affordable country. It’s also a country with good schools and great international connections. 

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Although Georgia is small, there’s a lot to see. The capital, Tbilisi, is the seat of the country - and it is here that any time spent in Georgia will begin. Gori, the second city, is home to a calmer, slower-paced way of life. Almost half of Georgia's 3.7million inhabitants live in these two cities. Even though a lot of Georgians live in Tbilisi and Gori, there are still towns, villages and farming communities dotted about the country. While Georgia is a safe country, it does have two breakaway regions: Abkhazia and South Ossetia. You shouldn’t venture to them. But with so much to see in the rest of the country, Abkahzia and South Ossetia don’t matter too much.

Georgia - Quick Facts & Figures

Capital

Tbilisi

Language

Georgian, (Russian)

Population

3.7million

Area Size

69.700 km²

International students

10,000+

Academic Year

September - June

Currency

Georgian Lari (GEL)

Calling Code

+995

Time Zone

GMT+4

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Georgians are renowned for their hospitality. You could easily get chatting to someone on the bus and they’ll have invited you to dinner before you’ve even reached your destination. Georgians are also closely in touch with their traditional and cultural roots. If there’s an excuse to put on national dress, Georgians will use it. A staple of any occasion, be it national, communal or just a family gathering, is the most delicious wine. Georgia is often called the birthplace of wine, with zesty, fruity reds being a Georgian speciality. 

Education in Georgia

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in Georgia? Georgia is an evermore popular destination for a variety of students, given its good programs, affordable fees and its culture and history. Take a minute to find out more about the structure of the education system in Georgia!

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Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter Georgia to study? Learn more about the unorthodox student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizenship. You will also be required to bring certain documents with you to register in Georgia, which we cover as well.

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Housing & Living Costs

No matter where you study abroad, it’s important to create a budget in advance so that you’re prepared. Therefore, we’ve detailed average living and housing costs so that you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in Georgia.

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Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees for degree programs in Georgia are fairly similar. Both international and domestic students are expected to pay tuition fees in Georgia. We've put together information on how this works in this section.

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Language & Culture

Georgia is a country rich in history and culture. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, and more! We also look at the unusual statuses of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in this section.

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Application Process

All schools have specific admissions requirements for students to gain acceptance. Learn more about the ins and outs of admission to programs in Georgia, and what you need to apply.

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Programs

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Last update: 20 Jan 2021

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