Why Study Medicine in English at the Georgian National University (SEU) in Georgia?
No entry exams
October & March
Up to the last 3 years
- Georgian National University (SEU) in Tbilisi, Georgia is one of the country’s fastest growing universities and attracts students from countries throughout the world.
- The university has four faculties (with undergraduate and Master’s programmes) and almost 500 lecturers.
- SEU’s medical faculty operates as a member of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) and the Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE).
- The SEU teaching team is led by recognised specialists in the field, local and foreign professors.
- The university’s Scientific Journal “Seu&science”, auditoriums and laboratories are central to the basic and clinical theoretical study that enriches the medicine programmes.
- SEU promotes a balanced approach to academia with students able to engage in self-government and alumni networks, pursue extracurricular activities, and enjoy inclusive social clubs and initiatives.
- SEU offers the 6-Year Undergraduate Medicine Programme for students wishing to study in Tbilisi in a vibrant, modern learning environment.
- All modules are taught in English with the SEU medical school attracting distinguished and experienced permanent and visiting faculty from all over the world.
- The programme is structured in line with EU standards for medical studies and SEU is renowned for its progressive pedagogy taught in global cooperation with universities and medical clinicals.
- The six-year programme is structured into: two years of theoretical medicine, one year of preclinical modules, and the final three years involve clerkships and clinical rotations with exposure to advanced medical practice.
- SEU medical students are offered internship opportunities throughout their programme in the USA, the UK and Turkey.
- The programme qualifies graduates with a global medicine degree with alumni practising throughout Europe, Australia, Canada, and the USA.
- The SEU 4-Year Graduate Medicine Programme is open to applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) in a science-related field.
- The graduate programme involves accelerated study over four years instead of six, with all modules studied in English commencing in Year Three of the undergraduate course.
- While there are no entry exams for successful applicants, SEU requires candidates to submit analytical academic transcripts with their application paperwork.
- The graduate programme is very competitive with SEU part of the Erasmus project and many other international networks which attracts many students and faculty members from abroad.
- Graduate medicine is structured into preclinical modules for one year then students progress to three years of clinical rotations in Georgian hospitals and clinics plus the opportunity to complete international rotations in holidays breaks.
- The Study Medicine Europe (SME) Transcript Evaluation Team has authorisation to assess all aspects of graduate programme applications including evaluating academic transcripts and Bachelor’s Degree documentation; see the tab Graduate Entry Assessment Process for all details.
- Study Medicine Europe (SME) facilitates competitive clinical rotation opportunities for students studying at European universities to apply for clinical rotations for up to three years in medical facilities abroad.
- Offers are made after matching medical student’s preferences and offered clinical rotation in teaching hospitals and clinical facilities in the UK, Ireland, Canada, the USA and Australia.
- Students must apply with documentation comprising:
- Their CV and preferences for the rotation (duration, the location, facility and department).
- Confirmed official authorisation of their application from the SEU professor coordinating their medicine programme.
- Placements are offered upon availability, so an early application is required.
- Students who undertake international clinical experience are exposed to new environments and medical systems, learn diverse skills while studying, and build a professional network abroad.
|Programme||Programme Starts||Annual Fees ($)|
|Medicine||October & March||5,500|
|Living Costs||Monthly ()||Annually ()|
|Rent (Private Accommodation)||140–280||1,660–3,310|
|Electricity & Gas||30||250|
Applicants must provide the following information:
- An application which includes the following details: bio, education history and course for which you are applying.
- A copy of your secondary education results with subjects studied.
- Documents from your home country confirming that you are authorised to study in Georgia.
- Two small photos of 4-5cm.
All documents need to be translated into Georgian to satisfy state directives.
- SME facilitates the application and entry to Graduate Medicine Programmes in Georgia for graduates with a Bachelor’s Degree in a science-related field with no entrance exams for successful applicants.
- SME Assesses applications to the Graduate Programme with the following steps:
- Completion of the due diligence process on behalf of the medical university
- Comparison of the transcripts of the students from their past studies with the study programme of the medical university
- Submission of the comparison for approval to both the respective ministry of education and the medical university itself.
- Tbilisi is considered one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities and has grown continually since Georgia achieved independence in 1991.
- It is the most heavily populated city in Georgia with one in three of the country’s residents living in the capital.
- Tbilisi has benefitted from the real estate boom with international investment driving its modernisation and the preservation of unique culture and architecture.
- Students living in Tbilisi can enjoy an affordable lifestyle, a delightful mix of old and new, and all of the attractions associated with studying in a European city.
- The transport infrastructure in Tbilisi is very good making it easy to travel around the city as well as explore Georgia’s regions or visit countries in Western or Eastern Europe.
- Georgia is fast becoming one of Europe’s most-visited destinations due to the stunning landscape, extraordinary history, and exquisite food and wine scene.
- The country is home to nearly four million people and the Caucasus region is famous for its agriculture, biodiversity and tourist attractions.
- Georgia’s topography is distinct with mountains, lakes, swamps, ski fields, forests, steppes and subtropical zones.
- The ancient history of Georgia as the meeting place of the old Silk Road retains significance and it is still a vital artery that connects Central Asia to Europe.
- Georgia is also located along the Black Sea and Caspian Sea with the Port of Batumi a major point of industry and development.