FAQ’s for Georgia

What is one of the major religions followed by the people in Georgia?

There is a wide range of people residing in Georgia which are responsible for making the rich culture of Christianity in the country. People in Georgia primarily follow Orthodox Christianity, i.e. the most famous the Georgian Orthodox Church.

The constitution of Georgia offers the freedom of religion to every citizen of the country. The government of the country, highly understandable and respect every religion practising in Georgia.

According to some recent analysis of the country, it has been concluded that Georgia includes about 82.4% of the population of the country believes in Orthodox Christianity. In addition to this, there is about 1% population of the country belong to the Russian Orthodox Church, on the other hand, there is approximately 3.9% population of Georgia follow the Armenian Apostolic Church which primarily consists of ethnic Armenians. The Adherents of Islam covers about 10.7% of the people in the country and 0.8% of the population in the south of Georgia belongs to American and Latin Churches with a small proportion of the people in Tbilisi also.

What are the universities you are representing in Georgia?

Georgia does well in terms of education. It provides one best university around the world for better education. The universities of Georgia offer the best platform for learners. According to some recent analysis here are top five universities o Georgia are as follows:

  1. Caucasus International University: The University is situated at the Tbilisi. It is one of the world’s renowned and oldest universities of Georgia, i.e. founded in the year 1995.
  2. New Vision University: The New Vision Medical University has located Tbilisi, Georgia. It is one of the most popular among private universities in terms of quality of education. It is established in the year 2013.
  3. Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University: The Batumi Shota Rustaveli State Medical University is founded in the year of the 1945 and situated in the Batumi, Georgia. It is one of the well-known and top-ranked universities of Georgia.

Furthermore, there are ample of universities in Georgia which offers the quality of Education and enhances the future of the learners in a better way.

Are these universities recognized or affiliated by any board of education or any other Educational Council?

Yes, of course, the universities of Georgia are affiliated from the renowned associations. The Universities of Georgia stands on the top in providing the best quality of education to students. All the above mention universities are most popular among the other universities of the country. Caucasus International University officially affiliated to the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement, Caucasus International University. It includes approximately 4,000-4,999 students. The New Vision University accredited formally to the Ministry of Education and Science, Georgia, New Vision University, and enrollment of students is also high. Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University recognized from the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement, Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, and it consists of about 5,000-5,999 students. In addition to this, all these universities offer coeducation.

What is the duration of the program in Georgia?

Georgia provides one of the world’s best top universities for providing quality of education to the students. The duration of the program in Georgia varies from course to course, as every course has its term for its completion. As if one is talking about the diploma program from the Georgia universities it will take around 1-2 years. Masters program will take about 2-3 years. Medical courses especially MBBS from Georgia will take about 5-6 years. Every course has its own time span for its completion. International students are also welcomed by the universities for the enrolment every year. Moreover, it merely depends on the capability of the students that how much time he or she will take to grasp things quickly and complete the course.

Can we apply for the Work Permit after completion of the program?

Yes, one can get the Work Permit after completion of the program in Georgia. Visa is the key to get the work permit in the country, by applying for the long-term visa one can get the residence permit to stay in Georgia. There are some countries which are exempted from getting a visa to enter in Georgia. Hence, in such cases, they can stay for a period of one-year. In some cases one can get the visa for six months it can be extended depending upon the work experience. By obtaining the work permit from the country, one can stay in the country up to the extended date of the visa.

What is the language used in Georgia?
The official language of Georgia which is spoken by most of the people is Georgia. Almost 86 per cent of people speaks the Georgian language. Although there are two types of Georgian languages, one an east Georgian language spoken by people in east Georgia and west  Georgian language which is spoken by people of West Georgia. Another language which is generally spoken by the people who come from other countries is the English which is well understood and spoken by people of all religions. Also, the English is made compulsory by the government to be known by everyone as it is general and everyone can understand it easily. Some of the minority languages are also there which are spoken like Russian which is spoken by the largest group of immigrants, and another is Azerbaijani which is spoken by almost 6.2 per cent of Georgian people in Georgia as It is one of the primary language.
Do we need to qualify any English test like IELTS or TOEFL for seeking admission into Georgia University?
Well, Yes, it is important to qualify this English test which is mandatory for the students who are coming to pursue their studies from other countries in Georgia. The students had to pursue IELTS and TOEFL which are of short-term then after completing this course. The students had to appear in exam and clear the exam. For MBBS the government of Georgia had mandatory to clear the IELTS and TOEFL. This is the English Aptitude test which is used to check the proficiency of the candidates in English. The average score required in this exam so as for taking admission in Georgia universities and colleges is generally 6 to 6.5. This score is the same for all types of students and is the same for almost all countries.  Based on the score gained in this exam the candidates  can apply for aany type of visa whether it is studyvisa or work visa for Georgia.
Can we apply for Work Permit after the Completion of the program?
Yes,  One can apply for work permit as the duration, of almost all the courses, is generally for  3 to 4 years including training. Therefore, after the completion of these courses, the students can apply for the Work permit. The Work permit is given as under this permit the students are allowed to work in the country and can earn money for themselves. Moreover, some students also work along with the study so as to survive and carry out their daily needs.  Hence, after completion of the study, students are given work permit by thye Georgia government under which students can work for as much as hours they want. To apply for a work permit, they can visit the immigration office and they will do verification and will provide you with a work permit. Moreover, of one get work permit can apply further for citizenship and other important facilities in Georgia.
Can we apply for Permanent Residence and citizenship of Georgian Federation?
Well, only the candidates who had immigrant visas can apply for permanent residence and citizenship in Georgia. The government of Georgia provides opportunities to get permanent residence certificate just after if you have completed the years of stay in that country and also had the work permit. Then you are valid to apply for permanent residence and get citizenship under the guidelines made by the government of Georgia. Although one can also apply for temporary, permanent residence for 6 years. One had to pay around 300, 000 laris in the form of loans, purchase of real estates and other assets to Georgia government to get citizenship.  There are also different ways like if men or women marries to a citizen of Georgia will get citizenship and permanent residence certificate. In case, if your child is born in Georgia, then one of the two parents get citizenship easily on behalf of the child.
What about the safety of students?
The one thing on which one think before moving to any country is about safety when moving to the new country for study or work is the safety of themselves. The safety is one of the important aspects on which one should think about and should check it before applying for a visa. Therefore, the government in Georgia provides extra safety and security to the students who belong to other countries. They had set many rules and regulations for any criminal offence towards any international students in Georgia. Also, severe punishments are given to the student’s if they are involved in any of the serious crimes. Thus, special security is provided to the students who are staying in the hostels and studying in universities. Moreover, the government carries a survey to check all the things. The survey is on a weekly basis or in a month to keep checking and asking students whether they had any problem or not.
Are Georgian degrees valued globally?
Yes, the degrees, which are provided in the universities and colleges of Georgia are valued globally and are the most recommended degrees in the world.  The colleges and universities of Georgia are ranked in the world best universities and colleges. They provide high quality education along with the best training to the students. Education Council of Georgia recognizes the universities in Georgia.  The students passing out from the Georgia education institutions get placements in any kind of jobs  and in any country without any restrictions. The students are allowed to visit the national conferences in anywhere across the globe.  Moreover, are valid to move and shift to any of the countries for further studies. If the student had completed his or her studies in Georgia then can easily get visa of any country as Georgia is one of the most developed countries. Thus,  Georgia is one of the best options for applying for higher studies.
Does the student have to come back to his/her home country to apply?
Well, there is no need to come back to his or her home country to apply for any visa. There are various factors like when a person had completed his or her study in Georgia then without coming back to his or her home country, he or she can apply for work visa directly by visiting immigration oddice there and they will help you in every way.  In the case when you have to apply for the permanent residence and citizenship in the country, then you have to come back once and then again go back and apply for the permanent residence certificate. The student had to complete his or her documents as per the requirements and should pay the required amount of money to the government of Georgia to get the citizenship in Georgia.  There is a need for applying for a work visa or citizenship as per the completion of years in the study.
How the accommodation arrangement and what is the charges?
The  charges of accommodation in Georgia is comparatively low as compared to other countries.So, one who wants to save his or her expenditure can choose Georgia for applying for a visa. If the students living in an apartment in the city, then he or she had to pay around 732.79 GEL  for one bedroom. If living outside the city, then he or she had to pay 462.56 GEL. For furnished apartment, one had to pay 1303 Laris.  This all apartments include all the basic utilities of daily life which can be expensive for the students who are not working and still studying. However, One can also choose to stay in the hostels of the universities and charges of which are included in the tuition fee. Although one when came for short term or few months for any research work can choose to stay in the hotels of Georgia.
Can we pay the tuition fee in instalments?
Yes, its true, one can pay his or tuition fee in the instalments, For this, there are various cases like the Students from other countries who are applying for a visa and comes for the study had to submit  required  fee before the admission during the documentation period.  There are also chances that one had to pay a full year course fee at the time of applying for a visa. Sometimes if any problem encounters and some emergency is there, then he or she can concern the higher authorities. Secondly, when one chooses a university for themselves, then one must see that you can pay fees in instalments or not as all universities do not have the same criteria. In some cases, the full course fee is taken at the starting of all the years of that programme. In these circumstances, they can show proof and get the relaxation for paying the tuition fee.
Do we need to pay the books and exam fee separately or is it included in the fee?
Well, it depends on the institution which you choose for further studies.  Therefore, almost 90 percents educational institutions in  Georgia provides you with books as they are equipped with large and modern libraries. Hence, one had not to pay the books fee and exam fee separately and when one when pay tuition fee to the university every other fee is included within it. There are rarely any chances that any college or university demands an extra fee for books as well as for exams. In some institutes, books are provided free of cost. Moreover, when choosing his or her college  oneshould know each and everything and work on each and every concept to have a better decision.  Probably students coming from other countries might be in confusion, so for them it is important to visit the official website of every institution so as to see the facilities provided by them.
Any other facility like pick up, bank account opening, etc. are provided by the college?
Yes, the government of Georgia provide all the amenities to the students, which also includes the opening of the bank account in any bank of Georgia.  As when students who are coming from other countries and had to pay a fee and other payments in Georgia.  So there is a need to open a bank account, so one can quickly open a bank account by showing his or her college Id, photocopies of passport etc. On behalf of it, your account will be opened. Someeducational  institutes have banks within their campus area and provide the facility of opening account for new students. Moreover, institutes also provide the pickup facility when students arrive at the airport only in the case if the student had chosen the college hostels as an accommodation for himself or herself as it is the prior duty of the institute to provide safety to their international students.
In which languages do the teachers teach?
The teachers in Georgia teach students in many languages as they know and are proficienct in many languages. The standard and most important language which is used by teachers is English which is well understood and spoken by all the students who are coming from different countries. This general language is important and also made compulsory by the government of Georgia as they want to increase the proficiency of people in English. As the official language of Georgia is Georgian which could not be understood by everyone. So teachers teaches in English or secondly Spanish which is another most important language and are required in almost all jobs. The candidates who can speak and understand the Spanish language are preferred first in all places.  Also, the teachers also teach in the Georgian language which is the native language of Georgia. Moreover, in every university, the teachers selected is based on their linguistic proficiency.
Will I have to incur some additional expenses upon arrival in Georgia?
When anyone moves from one country to another country, it is well known that one had to spend money on many things which are important in their daily life. Like, when any student arrives in Georgia then apart from his or her fee, he or she also had to spend on accommodation, on things of daily needs. In the case when a candidate opts for choosing to stay in their hostels provided by the university, then he or she may have not to spend on accommodation. Along with one has to spend on transportation when he or she is moving from one place to another in the country. Also when any candidate who had come for a study visa and wanted to live in Georgia, so he or she had to apply for a work visa and for that he or she had to pay some charges to the government of Georgia in the form of tax.
How do my parents can send me money for my expenses?
There are various methods of sending money to the students by their parents. Like, one can open a bank account in Georgia and parents can transfer money in that account. Secondly, there is also an online method which is easy and quick and easily can access. Also, another thing is the institute provides an account with user login and password so as if the student is busy can easily open web browser and check the payment details and can access to online transactions easily. For this, you have to share your account details to your parents according to which they will pay you money without any delay. If one opts for a bank account, then it is easily opened anywhere in Georgia by providing the recommended documents to open. Also, some universities had banks in there , and if students had accounts in it then parents can pay money in the student account of the university easily.
Whether a life and health insurance are necessary?
Yes, life and health insurance are equally crucial as citizenship in Georgia because this insurance will be helpful in many ways and also will help you to get citizenship in the country. These life and health insurance provides many facilities like the low cost of medical treatments, newborn care etc. In case, you came across any problem then you can have help and claim for the money from the insurance company.  Secondly, for the students studying in universities, the health insurance is important as provided by the university as well. For the candidates who had a work visa and working in Georgis, this insurance would be helpful as during the applying for permanent residence the amount to be paid to Georgian government is reduced and is covered under the insurance. As during permanent residence, you have to show your investment in different things, so this is the best option as it also gives you a safe and secure future.
If at any time, the student wants to withdraw the admission and return to India, will the complete charges deposited be refunded?
Yes, life and health insurance are equally crucial as citizenship in Georgia because this insurance will be helpful in many ways and also will help you to get citizenship in the country. These life and health insurance provides many facilities like the low cost of medical treatments, newborn care etc. In case, you came across any problem then you can have help and claim for the money from the insurance company.  Secondly, for the students studying in universities, the health insurance is important as provided by the university as well. For the candidates who had a work visa and working in Georgis, this insurance would be helpful as during the applying for permanent residence the amount to be paid to Georgian government is reduced and is covered under the insurance. As during permanent residence, you have to show your investment in different things, so this is the best option as it also gives you a safe and secure future.
If at any time, the student wants to withdraw the admission and return to India, will the complete charges deposited be refunded?
Yes, life and health insurance are equally crucial as citizenship in Georgia because this insurance will be helpful in many ways and also will help you to get citizenship in the country. These life and health insurance provides many facilities like the low cost of medical treatments, newborn care etc. In case, you came across any problem then you can have help and claim for the money from the insurance company.  Secondly, for the students studying in universities, the health insurance is important as provided by the university as well. For the candidates who had a work visa and working in Georgis, this insurance would be helpful as during the applying for permanent residence the amount to be paid to Georgian government is reduced and is covered under the insurance. As during permanent residence, you have to show your investment in different things, so this is the best option as it also gives you a safe and secure future.
What about the safety of students?
Personal safety is in the hands of the person who is moving to Georgia. Therefore, about Georgia, then it is the most friendly place where there might be no problem for international students. Apart from this the government of Georgia gives special safety to the international students and take care of each and everything to make them comfortable in your universities and colleges. They had specific rules and regulations for all the students. In case, if any student does not follow any of, the rules would be punished as per the guidelines. Hence, if one found for doing any criminal offence towards the international student may lead him or her to prison. At last, it is our responsibility to check whether the country you choose for applying visa is safe for you or not and should have all the information and seek for various reviews and advice regarding that country.
How much time the admission procedure takes place?
The time in admission procedure depends on the documentation and other procedures of the candidates, which need to be undertaken by a consultancy that he or she chose for himself or herself.  Secondly, it also depends on the acceptance of the college and universities as each had there rules and regulations. Usually, when your documents reached to Georgia then, it takes around 4 to 6 weeks for the consideration which also includes verification by Embassy. Rest there is need of verification of documents in the home country of the candidate itself which will be done with the help of consultancies after that they will move further to the immigration office, and they will be verified there. Then in total around it needs around 3 to 4 months for the procedure of admission. In case of any issue the time may increase and can lead to  6 months for the admission procedure to take place.
Are the universities in Georgia, provide medical facilities to the international students or not?
Yes, the universities in Georgia provide medical facilities to international students coming from other countries. They provide all the medical facilities to treat any medical treatment in case of students. The university and colleges of Georgia are equipped with medical dispensaries and medical units where proper medical care is given to the students. Moreover, also universities and colleges provide medical health insurance to the students who would be helpful in their future and would also help them financially also in any medical emergencies. The medical facilities are high class as well, there are well-experienced doctors who treat patients in the best way. Moreover, it has made important by the Government of Georgia to provide life and health insurance to the students for the safety of the students. One can easily apply to the insurance by visiting top the university administration department and submitting the required documents to them in time.
What does the ticket for Georgia Cost?
There are different rates for different airlines and their cost of flight tickets from India to Georgia varies between 18000 Rs. to 21000/.  Hence, the cost of flight tickets depends on various factors like a ticket of economy class, has a lower price than a ticket of business class. Secondly, it also depends on which airlines you had booked the ticket as there is a slight difference in the rates of each airline. Thirdly, the cost depends on when on which day you had booked your flight like there are different rates for each day. As if we book on Monday then ticket cost is Rs. 18472 and if we book on Tuesday, the cost is  Rs. 21387 and likewise for other days do on. So it is the responsibility of one that how he or she can choose and can get as much as cheap tickets of flight for themselves.

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