Georgian American University

  • Founded: 2005
  • Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Type: Private

We will tell you everything you need to know about as a International student desiring to study In Georgian American University Tbilisi. Learn about GAU’s rich history, programs for International students, tuition fees, admission and how to apply to study in GAU”

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Georgian American University (GAU)

The Georgian American University (GAU) was established as an MBA project of Elene Jamarjashvili MBA, in 2001, during her study at Atlanta State University (USA). Initially the university was designed as a School of Law with the graduates to be granted a Juris Doctor (JD) degree.

In Atlanta, Elene Jamarjashvili met Kenneth A. Cutshaw, a prominent lawyer in the United States and Europe. Mr. Cutshaw was sincerely interested in the establishment of the university and agreed to help the university establish a partnership with one of the leading American Law Schools – American University’s Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).

In the beginning of 2002, Elene Jamarjashvili returned to Tbilisi and began to refine the business plan and look for suitable investor(s). At that time she met R. Michael Cowgill, the US funded consultant to the Georgian Government for implementing the Baku-Ceyhan (BTC) and South Caucasus (SCP) pipeline projects. Mr. Cowgill agreed to advise Ms. Jamarjashvili and then become the University President.

Establishment of the Georgian American University Tbilisi

The demand in Tbilisi for a truly western University was so pronounced that despite the fact that at that time there were already two international business schools in operation, the interest in a program offering joint programs in Business and Law was substantial enough to move forward with the opening of a Business School and Law School at the Georgian American University Tbilisi in 2005.

In February 2005, a joint limited liability company of American and Georgian investors was formed. This dedicated group and its Board of Directors established financial and operational management standards which aligned with the strict international, ethical and educational standards necessary. This group of investors possessed a wide array of knowledge and experience such as:

In the 2011/2012 academic year, GAU added the International Relations and Diplomacy Program to its Law School, resulting in the name change to the Law and Social Sciences School. In the 2012/2013 academic year, due to the successful performances of both its Business and Law Schools, and considering state priorities and market demand, GAU opened the Natural Sciences and Engineering School. In the 2013-14 academic year, GAU added the Liberal Education and Humanitarian Sciences School.

Georgian American University’s Tuition Fees And Programs For International Students.

Bachelor Degree ProgramsTuition Fees per  yearDuration
School of Medicine  
School of Business  
Business Administration$38004yrs
Master’s Degree ProgramsTuition Fees per  yearDuration
School of Business  

Study In GAU

Join thousands of International students currently studying in the Georgian American University (GAU).

To get Admission at the Georgian American University (GAU) simply fill the Application form or send all the required documents to

List of the required documents:

  1. Copy of the 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, you will get an official offer letter from the Georgian American University Tbilisi. 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.

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

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Once the invited applicant sends the personal identification and educational documentation to the Georgian American 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 Georgian American University today, fill the Application form or send all the required documents to

As soon as the enrollment procedure will be successfully completed, GAU 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. 

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. 

For Visa application related issue, contact for professional support.

Global/Europe Recognition
Georgian American University is involved in the Bologna process. 

MCI Recognition:
Georgian American University has just recently gained the accreditation – Medical Council of India (MCI). GAU is one of the NMC approved colleges in Georgia that offer MBBS in Georgia for Indian students


Exchange Programs:

Advocacy Establishment for Students through Ombudsman Position (AESOP) is an ERASMUS+ project financed by EACEA European Commission for implementation in Universities in Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Georgia as follows:

International Projects:
The U.S. Embassy’s multi-phase Museum Marketing project intended to highlight Georgian culture and history by assisting Georgia’s museums achieve self-sustainability. The Georgian American University (GAU) coordinated two elements of this project. Together with GeoLab a week-long business and marketing workshop for museum staff and administrators from Tbilisi and the regions were conducted. During the series of training Georgian museum staff members expanded their knowledge

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Career Services:
On a regular basis, GAU students are given unique opportunities through internships to work with local organizations. GAU students are also able to participate in foreign university exchange programs.

GAU Career Services provides effective communication between potential employers and the students and supports students/graduates in their quest for internships and desired jobs.

Student Affairs:
The center of student affairs promotes the arrangement of student clubs, encourages club activities and realization of students initiatives. It organizes events in order to ensure effervescent student life.

For the 2012/2013 academic year, GAU moved to a new campus location (8 Merab Aleksidze St.) which was more in line with its high university standards. The 6,000 sqm building contains large classrooms, a modern library/computer center, café, gym, auditoriums and a theater. This, together with expansive grounds creates a pleasant and productive academic environment.

GAU is home to some research centers and institutions.

  • Geolab
  • The Business Research Center of GAU’s Business School focuses on the most important and scientifically new thematic studies of quantitative finance and Risk management problems. The results of the study are widely used in the sphere of financial business, namely by Banking institutions, insurance companies and stock exchange. 
  • Scientific Center of Criminal Code and Criminology

GAU does not have hostels for foreign students. However, students can easily find apartments and flats for rent in the university’s vicinity for an affordable price.

To learn more about apartments in Tbilisi, read Accommodation and Hostels In Georgia for International Students

Message for International Students

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“Georgian American University’s success is defined by quality education and innovative programs, the team of professionals and highly qualified lecturers, motivated students and successful graduates”

Nino Toronjadze

Contact Details

For Admission, Visa and Resident permit application.
Call: +995 571125222

Address: 8 Merab Alexidze Str, Tbilisi 0160, Georgia

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