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What you will find on this page: General Information; Eligibility; Admission; Detailed info / F.A.Q.; Visa; Residence



General Information

International Black Sea University is an accredited and authorized higher education institution in Georgia, and offers 30 degree programs in English in three cycles: first (bachelor’s), second (master’s) and third (Ph.D.) in education and humanities, computer technologies and engineering, business management, and social sciences. The list of the programs and fees are available here.

Altough we strongly suggest that the students start in September in order to avoid timetable conflicts, we are currently accepting international applications for 2017-2018 Spring Semester (that's February 2017) for candidates who understand this risk of possibly going through timetabling issues. The deadline for completing the application package is 15 December 2017. We generally allow new applications until 50 days before the classes start, because it normally takes around 2 months for the EQE and the Ministry to process the applications. 

The academic calendar is available here.

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Candidates who hold an appropriate graduation certificate can apply for the relevant degree program. They will need to prove their English Language proficiency required for each cycle (degree). There may be some program-specific requirements as well.

Georgian citizens who completed at least one semester of their studies (staying for at least 75 days) abroad are also subject to the international admissions process (if they have successfully passed at least 1 course there).

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Admission Process

An applicant has to pass through the following steps to complete their admission package.

Please send us the following by email  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

(please make sure the documents are properly scanned) 

  • Go through the list of required documents.
  • Fill out the application form
  • Sign the last page of the Georgian application form (over the line with the arrow). We need this to apply to EQE ( for recognition of your graduation certificate.
  • Applying for master's? Send us a one-page motivation letter (why would you like to study at IBSU and why that program?)
  • Applying for Ph.D.? Send us a research proposal.
  • Appyling for Ph.D. in Education Sciences? Send us an official document proving at least two-years of experience in the field of education. English Profeciency for the PHD in Education and Humanities is C1. 

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For detailed information: please click here to download the detailed guide:

For tuition fee payments: if you are abroad now please use this account number and transfer in USD, if you are in Georgia, please use this one and pay in GEL.

Please make sure you've studied the relevant IBSU web sites, the info pack and the document above first with regard to your questions before sending enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Student Visa

After the student has received official acceptance letter from IBSU, the applicant will have to obtain student visa for long-term stay in Georgia before their arrival.

For up-to-date information regarding visa issues, please visit the Georgian Consular website. You may also check with the web site of your country's embassy in Georgia for further details.


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Student Residence Permit

Student visa is the prerequisite for obtaining the student residence permit. After getting the student visa, the student should apply for student residence permit immediately.

Required documents for student residence permit are the following:


Applicants will have to visit the Public Service Hall personally to submit all the required documents.




List of countries, Check if your country is free of visa

List of countries, Check if you are required to have visa before coming to Georgia



International Black Sea University has an agreement with a male only student dormitory with comfortable living conditions: three meals a day, medical assistance, lounge, and rooms with high speed internet and technical assistance.

Address: Chkondideli 87, Tbilisi, Georgia (next to Kikvidze Park)

For details: +995 577 397 881


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Can't find the answer to your inquiry on the IBSU sites? Please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.