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Ilia State University

  • Founded: 2006
  • Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Type: State

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

ISU’s Official Admission Representative 

Ilia State University (ISU)

Ilia State University (ISU) is a university founded in 2006 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Institution was established in a merge of six different institutions, each having a long history and a diverse institutional profile.

is a flagship public research and comprehensive high education institution in South Caucasus, focusing on scientific advancements and transfering top notch knowledge to facilitate societal development.

Ilia State University’s Tuition Fees And Programs For International Students.

Bachelor Degree Programs & Tuition Fees

Bachelor Degree Programs & Tuition Fees

Bachelor Degree ProgramsTuition Fees per  yearDuration
School of Business, Economics and Management  
Business Administration in Tourism$35004yrs
Business Administration in Management$35004yrs
School of Medicine  
School of Engineering  
Computer Engineering$5,0004yrs
Computer Science$4,500 4yrs
Civil Engineering$4,0004yrs
Electrical and Electronic Engineering$4,0004yrs

Master’s Degree Programs & Tuition Fees

Master’s Degree ProgramsTuition Fees per  yearDuration
School of Business  
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$4,000 
Double – Degree Master of Business Administration of University of Applied Sciences Burgenland (Australia) and ISU
School of Medicine  
Master of Applied Genetics$3,2002yrs
 Master of Public Health and Health Policy $3,200 2yrs
Master of Atmospheric and near space sciences  $3,200 2yrs

Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) Programs & Tuition Fees

Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) ProgramsTuition Fees per  yearDuration
School of Business, Economics and Management  

Study In ISU

Join thousands of International students currently studying in the Ilia State University (ISU).

To get Admission at the Ilia State University (ISU) 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. IELTS, SAT, TOEFL (Optional)
  4. Application fee payment receipt.
  5. Video Interview (Contact us for sample)

Application Status:

Phase 1: After submission, within 5 working days of fulfilling the application requirements, you will receive an official email from ISU inviting you to participate in the English test Interview. 

Phase 2: Students who pass ISU video Interview will be invited to write a simple entrance example. Medical program applicants are expected to pass a simple test in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Engineering program applicants are expected to pass a simple test in English, Mathematics and Physics. While other program applicants are expected to pass simple test in English and basic mathematics.

Students who pass phase 1 and phase 2 of ISU’s screening process will get an official offer letter from Ilia State University within 7 days of completing the process. On the basis of the signed offer letter, Admission office will start enrollment procedure. Translation, notarization, recognition and enrollment procedures take approximately 2 – 3 weeks.

Ilia State University has deadline for Fall admission in August and ISU’s deadline for Spring Admission is in December. However, Admission Office LLC can receive application to ISU all year round. Ilia State 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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Once the invited applicant sends the personal identification and educational documentation to the Ilia 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 Ilia State University today, fill the Application form or send all the required documents to

As soon as the enrolment procedure will be successfully completed, ISU 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
The Ilia State University is involved in the Bologna process and is recognized both in Europe and in the US.

ISU is accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. And it is approved by the Nation Education Quality Enhancement Centre.

The University is a member of ENIC-NARIC (ENIC – European Network of Information Centres in European Region, NARIC – National Academic Information Centers in the European Union)

MCI Recognition: ISU is one of the NMC approved colleges in Georgia that offer MBBS in Georgia for Indian students

Ministry of Education Accreditation System (Jordan)


Exchange and double degree program opportunities – Since 2012 ISU offers exchange programs to its students and staff in numerous international higher education institutions. Over 200 students and staff exchanges every year at ISU. Ilia State University offers its students the exclusive opportunity to obtain a double degree diploma with various Austrian and US Universities. 

International Projects:
The university of Georgia carries out various international scientific-research projects, including: Tempus – the EU financed program aiming at promoting higher education reform and cooperating with the EU partner countries. At the moment ISU has 15 Eramus + CBHE Projects, 2 as grant holder/coordinating university.

Some Quick Facts about ISU
ISU has more than 500 partners around the globe and was the President of Black Sea University Network from 2016-2018. ISU was the 1st Georgian degree awarding institution within the EMJMD program CEERES.

International Grants
ISU is the first grant holder in TEMPUS from Georgia. ISU has 2 funded projects under FP7 and 2 successful projects under Horizon 2020. Also, the University has 1 Jean Monnet Network Project and 1 Jean Monnet Chair. Ilia State University recorded over 30 Million GEL Income from International grants from 2016 – 2018. At the moment, Ilia State University Tbilisi has more than 70 ongoing International grants and it is listed as one of the best engineering universities in Georgia (Europe) by Admission Office LLC.

"Welcome to Ilia State University"

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

Career Services:

Student-centered teaching – Vibrant relations between professors and students contribute to lively academic collaboration and debates. Students are encouraged and supported by faculty to find their individual research interests during their studies.

Practice based curriculum – Ilia State University Tbilisi collaborates with governmental bodies and international organizations, as well as public and private entities creating opportunities for students to integrate theoretical knowledge into world of work. 

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.

Unforgettable student life – friendly, welcoming community where students can engage themselves in a variety of academic, social and cultural activities.

Over 30 research institutes and centers

Research and learning facilities in many regions of Georgia

The Ilia State University Tbilisi operates 25 research institutes, centers and laboratories dispersed across the country.

  • Institute of Applied Physics
  • Institute of Applied Psychology
  • Institute of Earth Sciences
  • Institute of Zoology
  • Institute of Ecology
  • Institute of Theoretical Physics
  • International School for Caucasus Studies
  • Center of Linguistic Research
  • Institute for Modernity Studies
  • Language Didactics Research Centre
  • Dimitri Uznadze Institute of Psychology
  • Research Centre for Semiotics
  • Laboratory of Social Studies
  • Institute for Fundamental and Interdisciplinary Mathematics Research
  • Institute of Chemical Biology
  • Institute of Comparative Literature
  • Tengiz Oniani laboratory of Sleep-Wakefulness
  • Institute of Medical Research
  • Art Research Institute
  • G. Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies
  • Institute of Politology
  • Savle Tsereteli Institute of Philosophy
  • Institute of Biophysics
  • 4D Research Institute

Ilia State University does not have a hostel/dormitory. However, Students can rent apartments and flats near the University vicinity for 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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“Welcome to the Ilia State University! With hundreds of international students and visiting international scholars, the Ilia 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 ”.

Contact Details

Address: Kakutsa Cholokashvili Ave 3/5, Tbilisi 0171, Georgia

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

Kakutsa Cholokashvili Ave 3/5, Tbilisi 0171, Georgia

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