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Akaki State Tsereteli University

  • Founded: 1930
  • Location: Kutaisi, Georgia
  • Type: Public

We will tell you everything you need to know about as a International student desiring to study In Akaki Tsereteli State University, Kutaisi. Learn about ATSU’s rich history, programs for International students, tuition fees, admission and how to apply to study in ATSU”

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Akaki Tsereteli State University (ATSU)


Akaki Tsereteli State University (ATSU) is located in Kutaisi, Georgia. ATSU is one of the oldest Caucasian multi-profile higher academic institutions, which ensures the unity and high quality of educational, research and business processes - aims at preparing professionals and leaders who will contribute to the development of their country and the world by creating, accumulating and spreading knowledge. 
  • 1930 - Kutaisi Akaki Tsereteli State University, in fact, was founded in the entrails of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.
  • 1933-1990 - the institution was in the position of Alexander Tsulukidze State Pedagogical Institute.
  • 1990, the higher education institution was transformed into Kutaisi Akaki Tsereteli State University, which was a logical culmination of the great work that the institute successfully had for almost six decades of its existence.
    2006 -  Kutaisi Akaki Tsereteli State University and Kutaisi N. Muskhelishvili State Technical University were unified. Through the unification the educational institution was named as a university and was called Akaki Tsereteli State University. 
  • By the resolution #353 of the Government of Georgia of 16 November, 2010, the legal entity of public law -Sokhumi State University of Subtropical Agriculture joined Akaki Tsereteli State University

Organization and Administration

The history of Akaki Tsereteli State University started eight decades ago and now, it is a higher educational institution in Georgia distinguished with its excellent traditions, which have found a decent place in the cultural-intellectual and moral upbringing of generations. The University has gained universal recognition as a result of staff training, high quality scientific potential and wide- ranging links with scientific institutes of advanced countries.

University of Georgia’s Tuition Fees And Programs For International Students.

Bachelor Degree Programs & Tuition Fees

Undergraduate Programs For International Students

Bachelor Degree ProgramsTuition Fees per  yearDuration
School of Health Sciences and Public Health  
Pharmacy –4yrs
School of Humanities  
English Philology

Graduate Programs for International Students

Master’s Degree ProgramsTuition Fees per  yearDuration
School of Humanities  
Leadership In Higher Education (MA)$2,500 

Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) Programs & Tuition Fees

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Study In ATSU

Join thousands of International students currently studying in the Akaki Tsereteli State University (ATSU).

Admission Requirement

Admission Requirement

How to Apply :

To get Admission at the Akaki Tsereteli State University (ATSU) simply fill our Application form or send all the required documents to atsu@admissionoffice.com 

List of required documents:

  1. Copy of International passport;
  2. High School Certificate or BA degree Diploma (for MA degree applicants) along with transcript;
  3. Application fee payment receipt.
  4. Video Interview (Contact us for sample)

Application Status:

After submission, within the 7 working days of fulfilling the application requirements, we will send you an official offer letter from the Akaki Tsereteli State University Kutaisi. On the basis of the signed offer letter, Admission office will start enrollment procedure. Translation, notarization, recognition and enrollment procedures take approximately 2 – 4 weeks.

ATSU has no deadline for admission. However, the University has two intakesStudents can get admission to either join Fall Academic Session (September batch) or the Spring Academic Session (February/March batch).

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Enrollment process

Once the invited applicant sends the personal identification and educational documentation to the Akaki Tsereteli State University, the documents will be submitted to the National Centre for Educational Quality Enhancement and to the Ministry of Education and Science to obtain the Ministry enrollment. As soon as the enrollment procedure will be successfully completed, the University will inform the applicant of his successful enrollment to study in Georgia.

Start your admission process to study in Akaki Tsereteli State University today, fill the Application form or send all the required documents to atsu@admissionoffice.com .

Visa and Immigration process

As soon as the enrolment procedure will be successfully completed, ATSU will send you an official invitation letters which – together with other documents – will be required for the applicant to apply for studying VISA to the closest Georgian Embassy. 

Visa Application Process : 

For more information about the visa regime for your country nationals and stateless persons residing in the relevant countries, see our Georgian Visa and Residence Permit for Students guide. 

Airport Pickup and Post Arrival :

For a reasonable fee, international students can get Professional Airport pickup and post arrival services from Admission Office to help them settle in properly.

For Visa application and arrival related issues, contact atsu@admissionoffice.com for professional support.

International Accreditation and Recognition

Akaki Tsereteli State University Accreditation

Global/Europe Recognition

Akaki Tsereteli State University is involved in the Bologna process and is recognized both in Europe and in the US. 

International Cooperation:

The University is  a member of the following organizations.

  • World Health organization (WHO)
  • Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • European universities Association (EUA)
  • European Association of International Education (EAIE)
  • World Federation of Medical Education (WFME)
  • Association of Medical Education of Europe (AMEE)
  • International Education Society (IES, London)
  • European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) .
  • ATSU is one of the NMC approved colleges in Georgia that offer MBBS in Georgia for Indian students

Exchange Programs

Exchange Programs: 

ATSU offers exchange programs and scholarships opportunites for its students through many of its International corporations. Some opportunites available to students include.

International Projects:

Study Abroad:

Currently, ATSU hosts the highest number of foreign students studying abroad in Georgia (Country)


ATSU boost of many research and innovation centers within the university’s campus.

"Welcome to Akaki Tsereteli State University"

Take a visual tour of our University and see why ATSU is a favourite destination for International students.

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Career Services & Student Life

Career Services & Student Life

Career Service:

The Continuous Education Center of Akaki Tsereteli State University has been functioning since December 2011.

Objectives of the Center:

  • Promoting the continuity principle of learning and teaching, responding to new challenges, offering educational services.
  • Qualification enhancement for the University academic personnel, students, interested target groups within the region.
  • Development and implementation of training-packages, training courses and summer schools.
  • Cooperation with educational institutions, student self-governance, non-governmental / governmental organizations, business sector.
  • Active participation in the University activities and awareness raising events.

Since 2012, up to 3600 attendees have been trained by the Continuous Education Center.

The Center carries out up to 94 training-modules and certification courses.
The Continuous Education Centre is staffed by qualified trainers from the University with national and international experience.

Student Life:

Students’ Support and Development Services  functions at Akaki Tsereteli State University which allows the students to communicate directly with the appropriate tier of the University’s hierarchy regarding any subject of personal interest to him/her in the university.

Here Students can get information about exchange programmes too.

Access to Admission Office Agency :

ATSU students can get access to Admission Office LLC –  Student Support Service Agency. The benefit of this is that International students at ATSU can enjoy all the student support services that the private agency provides to foreign students within Georgia throughout the duration of their studies.


ATSU’s campus is located at the heart of Kutaisi. FabLab ATSU, is a well equipped Industrial Innovation Laboratory in ATSU. FAbL;ab ATSU is created with the objective of helping students and the University staff to generate ideas, create an invention and educational platform that will encourage innovative infrastructure development in Georgia. The Scientific Library of Akaki Tsereteli State University was founded in 1933 by Academician Giorgi Akhvlediani and is currently one of the richest libraries in Georgia by collection. Collections of libraries of Muskhelishvili and Sokhumi Subtropical Universities are united in the Foundation as Akaki Tsereteli State University Library.
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Hostels near University of Georgia

Student Housing

Currently, ATSU does not have hostels on campus for foreign students. However, apartments and flats are cheap around the university’s vicinity.

We encourage all international student to read about accommodation and hostels in Georgia before arriving in Georgia. Also, if you already know about the costs of living in Georgia, you can click here to find flats near Akaki Tsereteli State University

Hostels near ATSU ;

Here’s a list of hostels in Kutaisi that are available for ATSU students.

Message for International Students

“Welcome to the Akaki Tsereteli State University! With hundreds of international students and visiting international scholars, the Akaki Tsereteli State University is a hub of learning and research in the region, offering quality education and excellent infrastructure to students from all around the world ”.
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ATSU Country & World Ranking

According to latest ranking of universities in Georgia, the Akaki Tsereteli State University's country ranking is 3rd and the world ranking is 4083.

Contact Details

Address: 59, Tamar Mepe Street, Kutaisi, Georgia. For Admission, Visa and Resident permit application. Call: +995 571125222 Email: atsu@admissionoffice.com

Akaki Tsereteli State University Location :

Akaki Tsereteli State University Kutaisi Address is:

Tamar Mepe, Kutaisi, Georgia
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