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Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

  • Founded: 1918
  • Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Type: State
  • Motto: Per traditiones ad futurum (Latin)

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Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU)

The first-ever national university in the Caucasus was opened in 1918 laying the foundation for a European-type higher school in Georgia, based on Georgian educational traditions.

The idea of foundation of the university first emerged as far back as the early 19th century amid intensification of the struggle for liberation from Russian empire.

A new generation led by great Georgian public figure Ilia Chavchavadze, with whom a new stage of spiritual revival in the history of our country is connected, appeared on the scene in the sixties of the 19th century. The struggle for establishing the university became especially vigorous during those years.

Real possibilities of establishing a higher school have opened up after the Nobiliary Manorial Estate Bank was founded in Tbilisi. It was the only bank throughout the Russian empire, which spent its incomes to promote the cultural-educational and economic interests of the nation.

From the beginning of the 20th century Ivane Javakhishvili, who underwent his studies in Petersburg and became its assistant professor, started to organize the foundation of the Georgian University. From the very first days of the February 1917 revolution, Ivane Javakhishvili, who was in Petersburg by then, started active preparations for the opening of a higher educational institution.

The first gathering of the founders of the University Society was held at the apartment of Petre Melikishvili in Tbilisi on May 12. The gathering was chaired by Ekvtime Takaishvili. It was just on that day, when the Georgian Free University Society was established, which later played a huge role in the foundation of the University.

In autumn 1917 the founders of the University intensified their efforts to open a higher educational institution. It was decided to establish only one faculty initially – the faculty of philosophy, which would have united humanitarian fields as well as natural science and mathematics. In late December Georgian press already reported about the enrollment of the first students into the Georgian University.

Thus, the first-ever national University in the Caucasus was opened on January 26, 1918, the day of commemoration of King David the Builder (new style February 8). Upon the nomination of Ivane Javakhishvili, the Council of Professors elected Petre Melikishvili the first rector of the university. Ivane Javakhishvili took charge of the faculty of philosophy. In 1989 the Tbilisi State University was named after its founder, Ivane Javakhishvili.

Today the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University is one of the first scientific-research institutions of Georgia. It implements about 200 local and international scientific grant programs annually. The Tbilisi State University is one of the largest higher educational institutions by its scales. Today about 22 thousand students are undergoing studies at seven faculties of TSU.

Along with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, the Tbilisi State University also implements higher vocational education, as well as short and long term certification programs. Based on close cooperation with foreign universities, Georgian students have opportunities to participate in exchange and joint international educational programs and gain double academic degrees.

Tbilisi State University is an active member of leading international education networks and is proud of its alumni – prominent professors, scientists and graduates, who have successfully integrated into the European community and gained the recognition worldwide.

TSU offers a wide variety of degree programs at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and short courses offered in English language attracting students from all over the world. The internalization of TSU is fast- paced and it aims at creating multicultural environment that will enhance teaching and research opportunities. TSU promotes the equality to access education and believes in engaging and valuing all students and staff.

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University’s Tuition Fees And Programs For International Students.

Bachelor Degree ProgramsTuition Fees per  yearDuration
Faculty of Medicine  
Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences  
Computer Science $4,0004yrs
Faculty of Economics and Business  
Bachelor Degree Programs Taught In Russian Language  
Journalism2,250 Gel ($1,000)4yrs
Russian Philology 2,250 Gel ($1,000) 4yrs
Caucasiology2,250 Gel ($1,000)4yrs
Master’s Degree ProgramsTuition Fees per  yearDuration
Faculty of Economics and Business  
Economics (ISET)$4,0002yrs
Faculty of Medicine  
Public Health $4,5002yrs
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences  
Medical Psychology and Communications

6,400Gel ($2,700)

Faculty of Law  
Public Administration5,850Gel ($2,500)2yrs
Master’s Degree Programs Conducted In Russian Languag   
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences  
Caucasus Studies 2,250Gel ($1,000) 2yrs
Slavic Philology2,250Gel ($1,000)2yrs

Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) Programs

Tuition Fees per  yearDuration
International Doctorate Program in Mathematics 2,250Gel/yr 3yr
PhD In European Studies 2,250Gel/yr  3yr
PhD In Urbanism 2,250Gel/yr  3yr

Study In TSU

Join thousands of International students currently studying in Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU)

To get Admission at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) simply fill our Application form or send all the required documents to tsu@admissionoffice.ge.

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, we will send you an official offer letter from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia. 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.

TSU has registration deadline for admission which is usually in specified by the University every year. Furthermore, 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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Once the invited applicant sends the personal identification and educational documentation to Tbilisi State Medical 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.

Let’s Start your admission process to study in University of Georgia today, fill the Application form or send all the required documents to tsmu@admissionoffice.ge.

As soon as the enrolment procedure will be successfully completed, TSMU 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 tsmu@admissionoffice.ge for professional support.

Global/Europe Recognition
Tbilisi State Medical University is involved in the Bologna process and is recognized both in Europe and in the US. Tbilisi State Medical University Georgia 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:
Tbilisi State Medical University has just recently gained the accreditation – Medical Council of India (MCI), which means that the University of Georgia is listed among the foreign universities recommended by the Medical Council of India. Hence, Indian Students can study Study MBBS in Georgia (Europe) at TSU

Ministry of Education Accreditation System (Iran)
On October 2, 2017, Tbilisi State Medical University Georgia received an official accreditation by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
TMSU has received Group D accreditation, which means that the Iranian state recognizes all specialty and program diploma in bachelor’s specialty in health care.

Tbilisi State Medical University has acquired the CoHE (YOK) accreditation in 2015.

Exchange Programs:
Tbilisi State Medical University coorperates with the European and US leading universities and offer exchange programs at various European universities to the students for one semester or a year. Thus the university has exchange programs within the individual cooperation, ERAMUS mundus and Eramus + Tbilisi State Medical University Georgia also offers Exchange Programs in Turkey in the framework of the Mevlana Exchange Program.

International Projects:
Tbilisi State Medical University 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.

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Career Services:
TSU remains one of the best Medical Universities in Georgia (Country) and the whole of Caucasus Europe. Career development of students and graduates is the main concern of the office of student employment support of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State university, Georgia. That is why it is distinguished with its high employment index: 90% of graduates are employed.

The office regularly offers trainings to students to improve skills necessary for career development. In order to promote student employment, job fairs on campus are held several times a year, where leading companies and the representatives of public sector take part.

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 first time in the post-Soviet space – OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation, U.S.) financed the development of the Tbilisi State Medical University in order to build the best educational infrastructure in the Caucasus region and bring its educational services in accordance with western standards.

Today, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University – Georgia is the nation’s leading state university, with the personal growth and professional development of its students as its main goal. Graduates of the university feel confidence and ready to enter the competitive job market.

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

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 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University – Georgia! With hundreds of international students and visiting international scholars, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi 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: 1, Chavchavadze Ave., 0179 Tbilisi, Georgia

For Admission, Visa and Resident permit application.
Call: +995 571125222
Email: tsu@admissionoffice.ge

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