Georgia officially the Republic of Georgia from 1990 to 1995 is a transcontinental country located in the Caucasus, at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Georgia has a unique and ancient cultural heritage and is famed for its traditions of hospitality and cuisine. It is a land with a magnificent history and unparalleled natural beauty. Tbilisi is the capital and largest city, home to roughly a quarter of the population.
Georgia is a part of Ancient Civilization. It is a country of Christian culture having its own script, legends and traditions. The first Georgian state was created 3,500 years ago. Ancient Greeks and Romans showed great interest toward Georgian culture. Among their many cultural achievements, the Georgians have their own unique alphabet, which is one of only 14 in the world.
Population of Georgia is almost 5 million. It is ethnically and religiously very diverse country. Georgia is a secular country as it does not have an official state religion. Due to diversity, Georgia is one of the most tolerant countries in the world. No one is discriminated for its ethnicity, gender, religious and political affiliation. Rights of everyone are equally respected and highest priority is rule of law.
Georgians are most proud of their tradition of hospitality. Every guest is “God-sent” (Georgian proverb). Love and boundless respect for guests, devotion to host’s duties and other traditional feast are passed from one generation to another. For centuries Georgian people developed traditions of hospitality. As a result Georgian culture is distinguished for its hospitality. Georgia easily becomes second motherland for all visitors as everyone can find hospitable environment in the country.
Georgia is one of the best countries to study. Georgia is equipped with standard Universities that are recognized Worldwide. The Educational standard in Georgia is as high as studying in the United States, Canada, UK or other European countries. Here are some reasons why you need to consider studying in Georgia;
There are over 10,000 International students in Georgia. Georgia is a popular study destination with students from around the world wishing to gain a top-quality education. Every year, thousands of students travel to study in Georgia. With top-notch education standards, Georgia is fast becoming a favourite study destination amongst international students.
The documents required to get admission in Georgia are:
1. A copy of High school certification or degree certificate
2. International Passport.
3. Pass the University Interview. All universities in Georgia are required to conduct an interview to make sure the student can communication in English language.
Georgia has a relatively low cost of living. Therefore, students can enjoy European lifestyle and high standard of living without breaking the bank. Food, clothing and other basic amenities are cheap in Georgia. The Minimum cost of accommodation in Georgian cities is $200 per month. For students who wish to live alone, we recommend the student to budget $250 to $300 per month to rent a very conducive modern flat near their university Students who opt to live in shared flats or hostels can spend as low as $150 per month.
Also, the utility costs (Internet, gas, water cleaning and electricity bills) in Georgia is very low.
The life experience in Georgia is one of the main reasons students study abroad in Georgia. It has very conducive weather and beautiful natural landscapes which are ecological home to many rare animals in Europe. The natural features, large stretch of Caucasus Mountains, forests and rivers present in Georgia makes it a fantastic destination for students to study and explore.
The Medical Council of India has made the NEET exam mandatory for all MBBS admissions for Indian students within and outside of India. However, the candidates must score a minimum of 60% marks in NEET to be able to apply for MBBS admission in Georgia and other countries.
Indians students do not face any challenges when it comes to finding decent accommodation in Georgia. Most universities offer hostel facilities to their students within the college grounds/Campus. Most of the hostels are equipped with kitchen facilities that students can use to cook food for themselves.
Most universities also allow their students to make alternative arrangements by renting or leasing spaces. Due to the high influx of international students, there are plenty of PG options too. Not to mention the rise in the number of Indian restaurants around the university areas.
The tuition fees for most medical institutes in Georgia is somewhere between $5000 to $8000. The hostel fee is about $160 to $260. Accomodation around the college is easily manageable and our team can assist you in the process.
MCI recognizes most medical institutes in Georgia. Degrees from those institutes are valid for practice in India. The only requirement for them is that they must qualify the MCI Screening Test.
Yes. In fact, some of the best MNCs are present in Georgia, and they offer internships as well as jobs to MBBS graduates.
All MBBS graduates from Georgian universities can practice in any country they like, as long as they qualify the respective country’s qualifying exam. In the case of the US, the qualifying exam is USMLE. In the UK, it’s PLAB. Likewise, in Australia, it’s AMC. European countries require you to qualify a language test as well as the respective country’s practice licensing exam.
All international students are taught in English.
The younger generations in Georgia are all well-versed in English and can interact with the foreign students effectively, without any hiccups. So, Indian students do not suffer any language barrier during their time in Georgia.
Many universities do not require you to qualify either TOEFL or IELTS. However, some institutes do require you to qualify one of those tests.
No. However, there is a performance-based stipend available for students. The stipend covers their tuition fee and hostel fee, which effectively makes it a scholarship for all practical purposes.