Are You Eligible for Studying MBBS in Georgia (New Admission criteria from 2018)?

For MBBS admission to medical colleges in Georgia, the student must attain at least 18 years of age and must have passed 10+2 or equivalent qualification with at least 50% marks in Science background comprising of Physics, Biology, and Chemistry as compulsory subjects. As per the rules implemented by Medical Council of India (MCI), obtaining qualifying cut-off percentile mark (passing mark) in NEET (National Eligibility & Entrance Test) is mandatory for MBBS in Georgia 2018. The most import aspect of being eligible for MBBS studies in Georgia from 2018-19 academic year is that Georgian Universities obligate all the students who have applied or are planning to apply for the Georgian study visa need to undertake the IELTS or TOEFL exam towards the proof of their English Language proficiency and submit the positive result at VFS Global service offices. For new applicants, the student visa application will not be accepted/processed by the VFS office without a minimum band score of IELTS/
TOEL result.

After the Union Ministry of Health’s decision, all Indian Citizens / Overseas Citizen of India intending to obtain primary medical qualification from any medical institution outside India, on or after May 2018, shall have to mandatorily qualify the NEET for admission to MBBS course abroad. The result of NEET will be treated as the Eligibility Certificate for such persons, provided that such persons fulfils the eligibility criteria for admission to the MBBS course prescribed in the Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997. This certificate is essential for any student travelling abroad to study (Please go through section of Latest news of our site & scroll links mentioned in the section).

Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU) is a leading medical university in Tbilisi, Georgia. More than 85 years have passed since Tbilisi State Medical Institute was founded on the basis of the faculty of Medicine at Tbilisi State University (TSU). In 1992 Tbilisi State Medical Institute has been renamed in Medical University.

Rankings and reputation
Tbilisi State Medical University is ranked 6279 by and 6427 by TSMU is one of the high-ranking public institutions of higher education throughout the whole Caucasus region. There are almost 7500 undergraduate and 3000 postgraduate students at the University about 25% of who come from foreign countries. Tbilisi State Medical University has undergone Institutional Evaluation Programme, performed by Association of European.

Admission Procedure to Study MBBS in Georgia

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Georgia, Georgian Sakartvelo, country of Transcaucasia located at the eastern end of the Black Sea on the southern flanks of the main crest of the Greater Caucasus Mountains. It is bounded on the north and northeast by Russia, on the east and southeast by Azerbaijan, on the south by Armenia and Turkey, and on the west by the Black Sea, which connects Georgia physically to the European Union. Georgia includes three ethnic enclaves: Abkhazia, in the northwest (principal city Sokhumi); Ajaria, in the southwest (principal city Batʿumi); and South Ossetia, in the north (principal city Tskhinvali). The capital of Georgia is Tbilisi (Tiflis).

​Georgia comprises a total area of 69,700 square kilometers, with a population of 3,720,000. Pristine nature covers the vast part of the country, with 26,060 rivers and over 40 protected areas. With diverse climate zones, Georgia is a year-round destination. Here, subtropical and mild climate zones coexist. In summer the temperature fluctuates from 29 ° C to 33 ° C, with an abundance of sun. Winter temperatures average -2 ° C to 4 ° C.

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Documents required for MBBS Admission in georgia

 Contain of MD undergraduate program in English

MD educational program involves: General educational modules: Physics, Biology, Georgian Language, Foreign Languages, Medical Terminology, and History of Medicine;
Fundamental sciences’ modules: Biophysics, Anatomy, Bioethics, Histology- Cytology-Embryology, Biochemistry, Physiology; 
Preclinical modules: Pathologic Anatomy, Pathologic Physiology, Microbiology, Immunology, Topographic Anatomy, Pharmacology, Hygiene & Medical Ecology, Propedeutics of Internal Medicine, General Surgery. 
Clinical modules: Internal Medicine (Cardiology, Pulmonology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Rheumatology, Allergology & Clinical Immunology, Occupational Diseases, Hematology), Surgery (Surgery, Urology, Surgery (Emergency), Traumatology & Orthopedics, Pediatric Surgery, Oncology, Neurosurgery), Obstetrics & Gynecology, Family Medicine, Radiology, Dermatovenerology, Neurology, Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Infectious Diseases), Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Ophthalmology, Phthysiatry, Clinical Toxicology, Infectious Diseases, Psychiatry, Narcology, Stomatology, Forensic Medicine & Medical Law, Anesthesiology & Resuscitation, Rehabilitation, Health Resort Therapy & Physiotherapy with Medical Tourism, Elective subjects (Rheumatology, Cardiology, Plastic Surgery, Angiosurgery, Proctology, Thoraco-abdominal Surgery, Head & Maxillo-facial Oncology, Neonatology, Laboratory work, Reproductive Health);
Social sciences and health management cycle: Medical Ethics, Evidence-Based Medicine & Research, Epidemiology with Biostatistics, Health Care & Management. 
Clinical skills: clinical communication and consulting, skills in clinical and emergency aid.

Tuition Fees: 5000 USD/year.

 Train to Arminius: Batumi - Yerevan

Train 201 Batumi - Yerevan departure from Tbilisi at 22.16. Arrival time at the Central Station in Yerevan at 7:25 am the next day.

Intercity buses

The bus station Ortachala is located in the south-east of the city. From there buses Departure to Russia and Armenia
Also many intercity
busesdeparture from the square in front of the railway station

Private transportation in Tbilisi


To move around the country you can hire a private transportation. For example a good minivan costs 103,9 USD = 250 GEL per day + petrol.

Documents Required for issuance of Georgian Student Visa (D3)

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Why to Study MBBS in Georgia?

The popularity of medical education in Georgia has become astounding since last decade. MBBS/MD in Georgia offers great study atmosphere & world-class training opportunities 
moulds a student to become a highly-knowledgeable doctor. Due to the followingfactors Georgia could be regarded a near perfect destination for pursing a medical course:


Georgia geography

Rental car

Also, you can rent a car, for as low as 40 USD a day.

Public transportation

Well-developed public transportation system of Tbilisi consists of buses and subway!

Subway or bus fare 0,21 USD = 0.5 GEL
Minibus 0,33 USD = 0.8 GEL

The roots of the Georgian people extend deep in history; their cultural heritage is equally ancient and rich.

As of 2016, 75 higher education institutions are accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. Gross primary enrollment ratio was 117 percent for the period of 2012–2014, the 2nd highest in Europe after Sweden.

Important transport-related info about Georgia for foreign Students

The admission process is very simple and easy to study MBBS in Georgia. Educational Counsellors at our consultancy guide you through each and every step to apply for Georgian university to attain international education.

Documents Required for issuance of Georgian Student Visa (D3)

 Accommodation While Studying MBBS in Georgia

Universities provide Hostel facilities to international students. The hostels are safe, clean, equipped with all the modern facilities (TV, Internet, hot water etc) & rooms are specious for comfortable living. If students who don’t opt to stay in a hostel, then they could go for living off- Campus as per their own choice. Options like mini hotels for students, lodges, home-stay with a local family, private apartment, etc. are some of them. Our experienced study counselors will advise & guide on selecting proper accommodation facilities for students and extend all-round support & assistance to ensure your convenient stay in Georgia.

Georgia overview

Documents Required for MBBS Admission in Georgia

Train Baku-Tbilisi inside (reserved seat)

Tbilisi Cableway - boarding place
Georgia city

 Advantages of Studying MBBS in Georgia :

  • An MBBS degree obtained from high-ranked Georgian University is recognized around the world as they follow US and European pattern of education for the program.
  • Georgia has been ranked among top 10 safest countries in the world. Georgian Government allocates special attention to International Students & tourists regarding security & safety. Moreover, the country is stable & peaceful politically.
  • The medical degrees conferred by the Georgian universities are recognized by WHO (World Health Organization), UNESCO, MCI (Medical Council of India), EUPHA (European Public Health Association), ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) in the USA & even by the MCC (Medical Council of Canada). So, after acquiring an MBBS degree, the student could practice or continue education in Europe, India, USA, Canada & Australia by appearing country-wise licensure examinations. Degree holders don’t have to prove the equivalency of his medical degree by studying any extra year.
  • Georgia has signed LISBON CONVENTION which allows the student to work in more than 50 countries.
  • University Administration arranges practical training in their hospitals, interaction with the patients and demonstrative classes on medical treatments from the second year. Thus, students get enough exposure in the practical field.
  • From second year onwards there is provision for undergoing MCI coaching classes. Highly-qualified & experienced professors/lecturers from India take classes to train students as per the examination pattern of Medical Council of India.
  • Enrichment of unique study experience through visiting professors from USA, Canada, Europe & UK.
  • Bilateral Student Exchange Program with the universities from Poland, UK, Sweden, Germany & Czech Republic what immensely strengthens the knowledge of students & pave the way for PG studies(MD course) in these countries.
  • In spite of enjoying European Life Standard & value of the degree, the living cost & tuition fees are substantially lesser than in Europe. In fact, Medical courses from any Government-owned medical University comes at a 200% cheaper rate than that in India.
  • For foreign students, by complying with the rules of Ministry of Education & Science of Georgia, MBBS / MD program is offered in complete English medium & therefore Indian students don’t face any type of language-related barrier in the learning process.
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Tbilisi State Medical University

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Admission procedure

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  • Acceptability & validity of MBBS degree globally as after completing the medical degree from top Georgian Government University, one could easily sit for the international medical licensure exams like USMLE (USA), PLAB(UK), LMCC (Canada) & NEXT (National Exist Test of MCI).
  • The medical cadres are prepared according to the requirements and standards of the country medical / public health care system and Emory School of Medicine (U.S.) & that’s why Georgian Medical Degree Holders always demonstrate high pass percentages even in the world’s toughest medical screening tests like USMLE, PLAB, LMCC & NEXT-MCI.
  • The medical Degree program in English medium is designed to train internationally competitive and competent, highly qualified physicians (Doctors) who are ready to postgraduate education and the specific training courses, both in Georgia and abroad (particularly in the U.S & UK.).
  • After the completion of Graduate Degree from Georgia, many students continue higher studies (PG/MD) in Europe, UK, USA, Canada & Australia because of the Global Acceptability & Validity of MBBS degrees conferred by the top Medical Universities of Georgia.
  • Georgia joined the Bologna process in 2004 and since that time the ECTS (European Credit Transfer & Accumulation System) has been implemented in all the universities of the country for total Europeanization of the education system. That ensures the medical Study method & syllabus at the same level like that in Europe & makes the students more adaptable to work & practice in the European Countries.
  • All the Government Medical Universities in Georgia are enlisted to FAIMER’s International Medical Education Directory (IMED) & WFME’s (World Federation for Medical Education) Avicenna Directory & European University Association (EUA). It leads to the automatic validation of degree all over the world.
  • By complying with the rules imposed by the Ministry of Education & Science of Georgia, Medical aspirants study in a group consisting of not more than 12 students, i.e. in compliance with the norms prevailing in European Union, UK, USA & Canada. This mode of teaching imparts students with individual attention from the side of professors & lecturers what are practically impossible to imagine in Indian Medical Schools.
  • Medical training in Georgia is based on the up-to-date education technologies of higher and medical secondary education in combination with high-tech methods of practical medicine that enables health professionals to be competitive, knowledgeable and flexible in international market.
  • Stringent Government control & rigorous monitoring on the administration of Universities brush aside the root of paying hefty capitation fee/donation like in India. Admission to Medical Universities in Georgia is straightforward, transparent, accessible & clear-cut irrespective of the economical & financial position of students.
  • Students seeking admission to any medical course don’t stand in need of overcoming any medical entrance test in Georgia. Existing rules accentuate the qualifying NEET percentile cut-off, Minimum 50% marks in PCB Stream at intermediate level & valid IELTS/TOEFL scores as pre-requisite criterion for admission process.
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Train Batumi - Yerevan

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Main Railway station

Main Railway Station

MD undergraduate program in English

MD program of Tbilisi State Medical University is a 6-year medical program in English and aims to bring up competitive qualified physicians with proper competences, ready for further postgraduate education and special training. The program also aims to prepare medical staff in according to demands from National Healthcare System. Educational program for the Faculty of Medicine at Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU) is one step, partially integrated and confines 360 credits (1 credit equals to 30 academic hours). The program aims to work out results for medical practice which corresponds to the second step of the higher education and leads to Medical Doctor (MD).


Mainrailway station is located in the north-west of the city, on the Station Square. Here you can catch local and long-distance trains

Train to Azerbaijan: Tbilisi - Baku

Train 37 Tbilisi - Baku departure at 16:30 usually from platform number 3. Arrival time at the station Baku - the next day at 9:20 am
The cost of ticket
with reserved seat 16,7 USD = 40.28. GEL The train is new and clean.