Georgia | International Credentials Equivalencies
- Minimum GPA
- 4/5; C (ECTS)
- B Plus GPA
- 4.3/5; B (ECTS)
- Instruction Languages
- Abkhazian, Azerbaijani, Armenian, Georgian, Russian, English, German, French
- Bachelors Equiv.
- Bakalavris Khariskhi (requiring 4 yrs of study); Specialist Diploma
- Masters Equiv.
- Magistris Khariskhi; *Specialist Diploma
- Grading System
Since 2007 some Georgian HEI’s use ECTS grading scale.
B Very Good
- Recognized Universities
Georgian Technical University
Tbilisi Orbeliani State Teacher’s Training University
Tbilisi State Medical University
Tbilisi State University “Ivane Javahisvilis Sahelobis”
- Notes for Georgia
Pre-university education requires 12 years of study.
Competitive entrance examinations are required for admission to university level institutions.
*A Specialist Diploma requiring 5 years of study may be considered as equivalent to the Magistris Kharishki and considered for doctoral admission.
Georgian graduates who have excellent marks are awarded a Diplomi Tsarchinebit (Diploma with Honours) at the first (Bachelor`s) and second (Master`s ) stages of university level education.
Georgia joined Bologna process in 2005. New Degree Cycles Introduced in 2005: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Bachelor studies (Bakalavriati) – 4 years
Master studies (Magistratura) – 1-2 years
Doctoral studies (Doctorandura) – 3 years
Note: The “Certified Specialist” diploma remains in the higher education structure. It grants a qualification to work in a specific profession. It is a 5-year program, except in the medical field (including veterinary medicine), which requires 6 years. The Certified Specialist from a 6-year program may be deemed equivalent to the new degree of Master.
As of 2007 all higher education institutions are expected to issue a Diploma Supplement (DS) in a format that conforms to the EU/CoE/UNESCO Diploma Supplement format, free of charge, and automatically, without requiring a special request from the student. Tbilisi State University issued its first DS in 2006.