Batumi Navigation Teaching University
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Batumi Navigation Teaching University

Batumi Navigation Training University (BNTU), a maritime higher education institution is located in Batumi, on the Black Sea coast. Georgia is a country with many years of experience in maritime education. The first maritime school in Batumi was opened before World War II.

The history of Batumi Navigation Teaching University dates back to 1998, from the foundation of “Batumi Maritime College – Seaman School”. In 2007, the University was established at the premises of Seaman School, successful development of which is continued for more than 12 years.

The Batumi Navigation University holds Quality Management International Standard (ISO) Compliance certificate, has international recognition certificates, recognition of European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), document of recognition of Georgian Maritime Transport Agency. BNTU is an authorized and accredited sectoral education center, holding a special place in the Georgian educational environment with modern equipment and its own training vessel. BNTU cooperates with 11 crewing and 8 logistics companies. The University has contractual research and educational partners in 12 countries worldwide.

There are two faculties in BNTU – Maritime Engineering Faculty and Faculty of Logistics, implementing three vocational, three bachelors and one master degree programmes.

We welcome international students who are eager to challenge themselves with a demanding academic schedule that combines classroom study, field trips, excursions, social events, and more.


Batumi Navigation Teaching University is an open social and educational system aimed at:

  • Compliance with international quality standards, integration into the international space and support of socio-economic and cultural development of the region;
  • Provision of equal conditions to receive education in discrimination-free, democratic and fair environment, support of realization of personal interests and potential, creation of the most preferable conditions for cultural, intellectual and personal development;
  • Training of competitive experts with state-of-the-art knowledge and effective practical skills in Georgia’s and international education and labor markets, formation of motivation of fulfillment of personal, social and civil responsibilities, professional liabilities, observance of ethical standards, sharing of universal values, personal and professional development;


BNTU in 2025 – Competitive higher education institution, integrated in international education, industry and scientific space, meeting international standards, work and study in which is equally prestigious. At the same time, BNTU is a reliable partner for educational, scientific and field organizations, which has a popular brand recognized in the European educational and industrial field.


  • Humanism, tolerance and equality;
  • Liberty of speech, freedom of expression and decision making;
  • Fairness, transparency and publicity of decisions;
  • Academic freedom, responsibility and integrity;

Educational program – Maritime Navigation

Higher education stage: I Stage (Bachelor’s programme)

Teaching language: English

Qualification to be awarded: Bachelor of Nautical Science

Profession: Ship’s Navigator

Program Scope: 240 ECTS. The academic year is composed of 2 semesters and includes 60 ECTS credits (30 credits in a semester). Taking into account the specificity of students’ individualized study program, it is allowed to determine the annual workload of a student as less or more than 60 credits but no more than 75 credits (in BNTU  1 credit= 26 hours). Program duration – 8 semesters. Conferring of Bachelor’s academic degree provided for by this program is made on the basis of fulfilment of program requirements, with the collection of no less than 240 credits.  

Duration of the program: 4 years

Admission to program  In accordance with the effective Law of Georgia, complete general education is a precondition for admission to the program. Enrollment is made on the basis of Unified National Exams (ranking document) except for the cases, provided for by the Law of Georgia On Higher Education (enrollment without Unified National Exams shall be made in special cases, specified in accordance with the rules, specified under the Law); additional requirement – command of English at minimum B2 level (Confirmation of knowledge of the language at required level is carried out by means of internal examination in BNTU, or by submission of certifying document – document (diploma/certificate) certifying English-language education obtained abroad/in Georgia, relevant information containing supplement of diploma/certificate etc. issued by foreign country/Georgian higher education institution, certificate, etc. issued by authorized organization/representation, international certificates  (TOEFL (TOEFL PBT), TOEFL (TOEFL IBT), English language exams of British Council and Cambridge University (IELTS), English language exams of British Council and Cambridge University (Cambridge Exam), Cambridge University (Cambridge ESOL Examination) and/or other). Continuation of study by this Bachelor’s program (hereinafter referred to as the – Program) in accordance with the effective Law of Georgia is possible by mobility for BNTU and other higher educational institution students of the same higher education stage educational programs (Compatibility of study outcomes already achieved by the students with this programs shall be established in compliance with the regulations, relating to the recognition of education (credits), effective in BNTU in accordance with the Law of Georgia). As well as, in accordance with the Law of Georgia and statutory documents of the International Maritime Organization (International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978/95, as amended in 2010), corresponding health condition is a prerequisite for admission to this program, which is necessary for the study of specific program components and achievement of planned learning outcomes. State of health shall be indicated in the corresponding medical certificate.

Program objective

Training of highly skilled, fieldwork-oriented marine field expert (Ship’s Navigator) with the competences corresponding to the requirements of international education and labor markets and established by STCW Convention regulations, who: 1) has theoretical knowledge, required for the professional activity in compliance with the requirements of STCW Convention regulations and practical skills to fulfill obligations and liabilities of Ship’s Navigator, understand peculiarities of profession and obligations to be fulfilled, evaluate and analyze problem and make proper decisions within the scope of his competence, act promptly and in accordance with effective standards/rules, as well as take responsibility for the fulfillment of duties and people onboard; 2) is able to evaluate and analyze situation/information/data using corresponding methods with the high level of independence,  identify causes and cause-effect links of technical, professional, social and ethical problems and possible risks, evaluate and analyze complex, difficult/unforeseen problems, select and justify proper solution ways, work in team, select proper model of communication and behavior, select and use technical/technological resources for the performance of work, including IT and communication technologies and specific software; 3) has motivation for personal and professional development; 4) able to understand and protect ethical peculiarities of maritime field and multicultural team; 5) is able to continue study at next level of higher education (Master’s degree program), realize his abilities in public or professional activity and gradually obtain next rank of Ship’s Navigator of commanding staff of ocean-going and trade ship on the basis of recognized term of service on a ship and corresponding training and hold the position from captain’s mate through shipmaster.

Intake for Batumi Navigation University

The course at Batumi Navigation Teaching usually commences in March & October. It is one of the Most Reputed Universities in Georgia. They have limited seats for international students. The admission Process is Always open, Students better start applying for this University As soon as possible Because the Seats are Limited.

Required Documents for Programs in Batumi Navigation Teaching University

  • 1 Passport-size photo
  • Passport
  • Transfer Certificate (For Transferring Students)
  • Transcript of Grades & Syllabus (For Transferring Students)

Eligibility for Admission in Batumi Navigation Teaching University

The Basic Eligibility for All Programs in Georgia at the Batumi Navigation Teaching University

  • Secondary School Certificate
  • Valid passport

Programs Available in Batumi Navigation Teaching University

Bachelor Programs

  • Maritime Navigation
  • Ship’s Power Plant

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