Ilia State University was founded in 2006 and is a public higher education institution. It is located in Tbilisi and is one of the largest Georgian Universities. Nowadays, the school has 4 faculties, one of which is devoted to the medical and natural sciences. Providing a high level of education is not enough for this university, that’s why it constantly takes part and invests in research in the medical field.
The Faculty of Medicine here offers an English-taught medical programme with a duration of 6 years. Its main goal is to prepare students with the eligible competency and qualifications needed to become successful medical doctors. The first 2 academic years provide pre-clinical medical knowledge mostly in theoretical subjects.
Soon after students are prepared enough with theoretical knowledge, they start practising in simulators. But a doctor must be trained in real-life situations as well - that’s why bedside teaching is also included in the curriculum.
Tbilisi attracts not only visitors but also many international medical students. The city provides a variety of options to study medicine in one of the top European universities. More than 5 medical schools with excellent standards are located here, including the European University in Georgia.
Ilia State University doesn’t offer graduate entry course but students transfers are welcome.
The main campus is located at Kakutsa Cholokashvili Ave 3/5, Tbilisi, 0162, Georgia.
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The tuition fee per year for the medicine course in English is €4,400.
The competition for entry into this university is based on candidates’ previous academic history. To apply here, you don’t need to pass entrance exams. Mandatory are English language proficiency and a high school diploma with satisfactory grades.
Tbilisi is a city that can offer something for everyone - from historical monuments and museums to nightclubs and shopping centres. There is no way to be bored here in your leisure time. Also, due to the high quality of the universities and many students coming here, you will definitely socialise easily.
Tbilisi offers affordable living standards. A 1-bedroom apartment here will cost you around €200, based on how far from the city centre it is. Utilities and transportation per month are around €60. Other expenses like food and leisure time activities are all up to your standards but on average, you will spend around €250 monthly.
The university is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools and is recognised by the World Health Organisation. The medicine curriculum meets all the requirements of GMC.
Graduating here will guarantee your eligibility to continue your studies or start practising everywhere around the world.
The fall semester starts at the end of September and lasts until the end of January. It is followed by an examination period during the whole of February.
The spring term begins in mid-March and continues until the end of June. Right after, the exam session starts until the end of July.