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Caucasus University (CU) welcomes all of you who wish to participate in an exchange program at CU.

Spending a semester in Georgia is one of the best opportunities available to you during your time as a student. You have a chance to:
    
1. Study at one of the leading Universities  in the Caucasus Region;
2. Immerse yourself in a rich  Georgian culture; 
3. Experience a different learning environment  and teaching methods;
4. Have great fun. Make lifelong friendships  with people in Georgia.

International office will assist you with the process of becoming an exchange student at Caucasus University.   You are encouraged to send any questions for assistance and advice.

Contacts:
Mariam Sutidze
Director of International Relations Department
Email: ელფოსტის ეს მისამართი დაცულია უსრგებლო წერილებისგან, მის სანახავად Javascript უნდა ჩაირთოს
Mobile:  (+995 91) 514 889

Dear Student,

Welcome to the Online Application System for Exchange Students of Caucasus University (CU).

If you are from one of our partner University, you must first be nominated by your home institution's exchange coordinator/study abroad office. Once you have been nominated follow the instructions below to apply to CU.

Fill in the online application form, attach all the required documents listed below and submit it.

1. Online Application
2. The Learning Agreement (Register Form) where you list the courses you'd like to take. You can download the LA form  here
3. A transcript of records which shows your leaning achievements from your home university
4. Non-native English speakers are requested to prove their proficiency in English by presenting a copy of TOEFL/IELT score report. The score of TOEFL test should not be less than 80 iBT. Requested IELTS score is 5,5 and above.
5. Photocopy of the identification pages of your passport
6. One passport size photo

If your Home University does not hold an exchange agreement with CU (see list of exchange agreements), and you would like to study at our University one or two semesters as degree seeking students or visiting student please contact us at ელფოსტის ეს მისამართი დაცულია უსრგებლო წერილებისგან, მის სანახავად Javascript უნდა ჩაირთოს  to find out the extra steps to submit an application or review the following link for further instructions and procedures.

Application Deadline:
Fall Semester (September – December): November 15
Spring Semester (February – May) : May 30
Academic Year
Caucasus University`s academic year consists of two semesters: Fall (Sep-Jan) and Spring (Feb-June) semesters.

Credit Transfer
Credits earned while studying at Caucasus University are transferred to the students` home Universities. The students from non-partner Universities should confirm whether or not their home universities will accept credits earned at CU before their arrival.  When the term ends the transcripts for students are mailed to their home Universities.

Registration
Students/International officer will receive the course schedule for registration before the semester starts. They are to select the desired courses and send the form  to International Department at CU within a given period.

Teaching Language
The courses at CU are held in Georgian and in English.

Course Load
Students can take a maximum of 30 ECTS credits during the regular semester. There is no requirement for the minimum number of credits.

Grading System
Final Grades for Undergraduate courses are reported as follows:

 

 

Grade
Excellent A 91-100
very good B 81 – 90
Good C 71 - 80
Satisfactory D 61 - 70
Average E 51- 60
Unsatisfactory FX 41- 50
Totally Unsatisfactory F 0 - 40

Academic Calendar

Thank you for your interest in enrolling at Caucasus University

Visiting or/and Degree seeking students

The visiting student Programme is offered to students from non-partnering universities who nevertheless wish to study at CU for one or two semesters. Theses students must pay their tuition fees to Caucasus University and may request a credit transfer at their home institution.

Although you won't be a candidate for CU degree you can live, study and take advantage of many extracurricular activities here.

You are a degree seeking student if you are officially admitted into Caucasus University degree program to earn CU degree.

Admission Stages
1. Evaluation by Caucasus University
CU evaluates qualifications obtained abroad and decides. In the event of positive decision the applicant receives written consent to the possibility of his/her enrolment to a vacant place amongst the total number of allocated for CU.

2. Recognition
The ministry of Education and Science of Georgia reviews any application submitted no later than one month following its submission and decides in the form of an individual administrative – legal act, on the admission of high-school graduates/graduate candidates/ students to an institution without passing the general examination;

The individual administrative legal act of the Minister shall be immediately sent to Caucasus University

3. Admission
The head o f the university shall, within 10 days of receiving the official act of the Minister, issue an individual administrative legal act on the admission of an individual to the institution

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Caucasus University
Department International Relations

Important Date

NOMINATION DEADLINES
Fall Semester: May 1

Spring Semester: November 10


APPLICATION DEADLINES
Online applications will be available from September 16 to November 10th Spring Semester and from April 1 to May 1st Fall Semester


TERM DATES
Fall Semester: September - January

Spring Semester: February – June

Visa information

Students of the countries of European Union, United States of America, Canada and many other, do not need a Visa to enter, live and study in Georgia up to 360 days. Full information about Visas, list of countries, whose citizens need or do not need a Visa for Georgia, required document's to apply for the Visa, prices etc is available here.

For those applicants who need official letters to apply Georgian entry-visa for academic activity, please write to: ელფოსტის ეს მისამართი დაცულია უსრგებლო წერილებისგან, მის სანახავად Javascript უნდა ჩაირთოს OR ელფოსტის ეს მისამართი დაცულია უსრგებლო წერილებისგან, მის სანახავად Javascript უნდა ჩაირთოს

BEFORE APPLYING FOR A VISA ALL STUDENT AND EXCHANGE VISITOR APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO BE ACCEPTED AND APPROVED FOR THEIR PROGRAM

Health Insurance


Students are responsible for their own health insurance during their studies at CU. Please contact your insurance company to ask them about the international coverage of your health insurance. Otherwise the student can sign up to any other insurance agency providing international health insurance.

Accommodation

CAUCASUS UNIVERSITY does not have student dormitories.

Accommodations are provided at the student's choice with a hostel or in a rented apartment.
If you want us to help in finding a flat please contact International Relations Office at CU (  ელფოსტის ეს მისამართი დაცულია უსრგებლო წერილებისგან, მის სანახავად Javascript უნდა ჩაირთოს  OR  ელფოსტის ეს მისამართი დაცულია უსრგებლო წერილებისგან, მის სანახავად Javascript უნდა ჩაირთოს ) or along with your application for admission, under the question about accommodation please choose the option "I'd like you to help me finding an accommodation"

Approximate Living Costs

Housing: around $100 to $300 per month, depending on sharing arrangements and distance from University
Meals: about $15 per day
Pocket money: a few dollars a day for incidentals
Local transportation: Travel within Tbilisi is by:

  • bus – 0.50 GEL one way(students – 0.20 GEL)
  • minibus – 0.50 GEL one way
  • Metro - 0.50 GEL one way
  • taxi
You can also use touch cards for transportation that offers good discounts. You will be given information about touch cards when you come here in Tbilisi.

About Tbilisi

Key attraction of Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi is 1600 years old city, so it certainly has lots of things to offer. It is the place where it all happens. Politically, socially, culturally, economically - Tbilisi is the hub of South Caucasus and Central Asia where one gravitates for fun and excitement. It's old city with narrow, winding streets, beautiful gorgeous buildings, old balconied houses with the appropriateness of contemporary architectural insertions from a presidential palace to shopping malls, leisure facilities, bridges, parks.

There is a wide array of good places to eat, and enjoy a busy cultural scene and nightlife. There are plenty of clubs and bars worth visiting after a busy day at Caucasus University. Just to taste various Georgian wine (it is widely believed that Georgia is where wine production first began) and food while enjoying live music.

So you should come here Because of the look of the city, the friendliness of the people that will make all and every day of your visit more interesting and simply because that Tbilisi is stunning, unbelievably invigorating and the place for that new experience you are in a need now.

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