Ilia State University
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Ilia State University ISU was founded in 2006 as a result of a merger of six different academic institutions with long and varied histories. Currently, ISU is one of the leading research and educational institutions in Georgia.

History of Ilia State University

Ilia State University (ISU), located in Tbilisi, is a flagship public research and comprehensive higher education institution in the South Caucasus which focuses on scientific advancement and transferring top-notch knowledge to facilitate societal development.

Established in 2006 as a merger of six different institutions, each having a long history and a diverse institutional profile, Ilia State University justly occupies the top position among research universities in South Caucasus.

ISU’s mission revolves around three main principles: Unity of Teaching and Research, Unity of Liberal and Specialized Education, and Unity of Universal and Local.

Its 4 faculties (Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Medicine, Faculty of Business, Technology and Education, and School of Law) offer distinctive training in their respective directions and along with 30 large and small scale research institutes, centres and stations – create in-depth research opportunities in social sciences, humanities, business, law, life sciences, earth sciences, and hard sciences.

ISU has secured a unique position in Georgia’s educational system for its contribution to science popularization, boosting the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the country and actively carrying out social responsibility projects. With the highest competition rate for PhD programs in the nation, extensive international ties, around 16,000 students, over 1,500 highly qualified academic and research staff, and with renovated research infrastructure in several of Georgia’s regions, ISU has become one of the most desirable universities to study and work for in the country.

Why Study at ISU?

  • Student-centered teaching – Vibrant relations between professors and students contribute to lively academic collaboration and debates.
  • Practice based curriculum – ISU 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.
  • Exchange and double degree program opportunities – Since 2012 ISU offers exchange programs to its students and staff in numerous international higher education institutions. ISU offers its students the exclusive opportunity to obtain a double degree diploma with various Austrian and US Universities.
  • Internationalization at home – Our students come from 15 different countries, we regularly host renowned international guest speakers on numerous international events.
  • Competitive tuition fees – ISU offers top-class education with competitive tuition fees in the country and the region as well.
  • Unforgettable student life – friendly, welcoming community where students can engage themselves in a variety of academic, social and cultural activities.

Ilia State University International relations

Ilia State University is a member of the following networks and organizations:

  • Association “Rondine Cittadella della Pace”
  • International Association of Universities – IAU
  • Association “Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch ”- ÖSD
  • European Cooperation in the Field of Science and Technology – COST
  • European Universities Association – EUA
  • European Network of Occupational Therapy (ENOTHE)
  • Francophone Universities Agency (AUF)

The University has established partnership relations with different education institutions abroad, some at university others at faculty or individual level. The list includes:

  • University of Cambridge (UK)
  • Berkley Laboratory (USA)
  • International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Italy)
  • University of Michigan (USA)
  • Montpellier University (France)
  • Pedagogical University of Italy (Italy)
  • Suleiman Demirely University (Turkey)
  • University of Austria (Australia)
  • University of Bonn (Germany)
  • University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
  • Harvard University (USA)


Since 2015 Ilia State University offers a wide range of exchange programs under Erasmus + Key Action 1 International Credit Mobility Scheme, funded by the European Commission. Erasmus + ICM covers the individual mobility of students and staff between partner universities.

Student Mobility- Bachelor, Master and PhD level students can spend 1 or 2 exchange semesters to earn credit.

From 2020-21 academic year Ilia State University will implement international credit mobility with the following European Universities:

  • Germany, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
  • Germany, Free University of Berlin
  • Germany, University of Munster
  • Italy, Polytechnic University of Milan
  • Italy, University of Florence
  • Italy, University of Molise
  • Spain, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Spain, University of Cadiz

Medicine (6 academic years)5,300 USD
Bachelor of Computer Engineering (4 academic years)3 500 USD
Bachelor of Computer Science (4 academic years)3 500 USD
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (4 academic years)3 500 USD
Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (4 academic years)   3 500 USD
Master of Business Administration (2 academic years)3 500 USD
Master of Applied Genetics (2 academic years)3 000 USD    

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