RULES AND PROCEDURES FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
ADMISSIONS IN GEORGIA
State Admission Guidelines
In support of facilitation of mobility of undergraduate and graduate student candidates, the study opportunity at Georgian higher education institutions without passing the unified national examinations and general graduate examinations is given to foreign students (citizens of foreign country) by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia according to the predefined rules and procedures.
Foreign nationals willing to study in Georgia can submit an application to the legal entity of public law – National Centre for Education Quality Enhancement of Georgia (NCEQE). The application form is available to high-school graduates/graduate students/students at the legal entity of public law – National Centre for Education Quality Enhancement (Tbilisi, Aleksidze Str. #1, (+995 32 2 200 220); www.eqe.ge). For more information about the guidelines and procedures and supplementary documents, please, click here http://www.mes.gov.ge/content.php?id=1131&lang=geo.
In addition to your application submitted to NCEQE, applicants apply for a program of their choice to ISU as well. Hence, we suggest that you inquire as much detailed information as possible on a specific program of your interest first at ISU, the requirements for enrollment and so forth and then apply for an admission and registration of your application at NCEQE since one of the documents required by NCEQE is a proof of acceptance as a student by a higher education institution. You must apply directly to ISU and register your application at NCEQE. Individual schools and program contacts will gladly supervise you in this process.
The citizens of the following countries are eligible to stay in Georgia for up to 360 days without a visa:
All countries of the European Union
United States of America
the Holy See
Principality of Andorra
Republic of Iceland
United Arab Emirates
State of Kuwait
State of Qatar
Kingdom of Bahrain
Antigua and Barbuda
Trinidad and Tobago
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Citizens of the countries not listed above must hold a visa/entry permit for 360 days (visa fee is 100 GEL) that can be issued by the Patrol Police of Georgia (sub-divisional institution of the Ministry of Internal Affairs) at border crossing points situated at the Georgian State Border. In exception, in some cases, visa will be issued for up 90 days. Also it should be taken into account that persons who possess ordinary visas, in case of staying on the territory of Georgia longer than the period determined by the visa, should apply to the Ministry of Justice to receive a temporary or permanent residence permit before the expiration of their visas.
For more information, please visit, the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.
Students, scholars and visitors to campus must seek housing off-campus. There is no graduate or family housing provided by Ilia State University at this time. Student Services however offers help in finding the accommodation in a reasonable price in a walking distance from university. Suggested rent 500 USD/month For instance, furnished single room in Vera, Vake, and Saburtalo district (areas close to the university) can be rented for 300 USD/ month and double room for 500 USD, excluding utilities.
Books and Study Materials
The information about the costs of necessary books and study materials will be provided by individual faculty.
Transportation to City Center- 50 USD/ month
There are several types of public transport to get around in Tbilisi: buses, minibuses called “Marshutka” and subway. Cab/ taxi is also a choice to consider.
The cost of transportation by bus or subway is 50 Tetri, but for students it is 20 Tetri. Students are advised to have a student card with him/her for student discounts for the transportation fee and remember to have coins for tickets. He/she can also get a credit card ‘’Metromoney” in subways and pay the transportation fee by card. Metromoney is not valid for the mini bus and the cost of transportation by minibus is 80 Tetri.
Food - 10 USD daily.
Depending on where and what you would like to eat, the daily catering can range between 10 and 20 USD in Tbilisi. Ilia State University also has student canteens and Ligamus coffee shop on its campus where prices for food and drinks are quite student friendly.
Students are responsible for securing their own health insurance during their time at Ilia State University. Students usually come with their own insurance plans with international coverage.
The academic year for most programmes of study at ISU is divided into two semesters: Autumn and Spring. Semester duration for Autumn starts from early October to the late of January and for Spring semester from early March to the middle of June. The exact dates for the start and end of each semester may vary from year to year and between the different study programmes and courses. The course descriptions will give you detailed information about each course, when it is taught, time and place of the exam(s) etc.
Fore detailed calendar, please click here.