Situated at the strategically important crossroads where Europe meets Asia, Georgia has a unique and ancient cultural heritage and world-renowned cuisine. From green valleys with vineyards to old churches and watchtowers perched in stunning mountain scenery, Georgia’s natural beauty belies its modest size, and its legendary hospitality invites visitors to further explore the country and its rich history.
Overall, there are currently 54 higher education institutions in Georgia of three main types:
- 30 universities - institutions of higher education that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs and scientific research
- 20 teaching universities - institutions of higher education that offer only master's degree programs
- 4 colleges - institutions of higher education that offer only undergraduate programs
Georgia joined the Bologna Process in 2005, a Europe-wide mechanism to ensure compatibility between higher education standards, and has largely shaped its higher education system according to these international guidelines. The language of instruction is predominantly Georgian. Only those programs that aim to attract international students are delivered entirely in English. Some joint programs with European universities are offered in German or English.
Over the past two decades Georgia has made significant changes in its higher education system; its main recent focus was on accreditation standards and internationalizing its campuses and programs. Depending on the institution, there may be opportunities to assist with developing internationalization strategies at the host institution for those Fulbright Scholars who have expertise and interest.
Georgia is a unique teaching abroad destination that offers diverse opportunities to influence the development process of the education system and be directly engaged with both ethnic majority and minority groups.
The U.S. Embassy encourages scholars to research appropriate institutions and correspond directly with potential hosts. The U.S. Embassy is happy to play an advisory role in the process should a scholar have questions or concerns about potential host institutions. Affiliation outside of Tbilisi is encouraged.
Please refer to the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs website or the U.S. Embassy in Georgia website for current information about travel to Georgia. For specific questions related to educational institutions in Georgia, please write to Irakli Malania at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi: MalaniaI@state.gov.