Why Study Medicine in English at Medical Universities in Georgia?
No entry exams
- Medicine: $5,000/year
- Dentistry: $3,750/year
- Medicine: 6 Years
- Dentistry: 5 Years
September & March
Up to the last 3 years
+ What Medicine Programmes are Offered?
Students enrolled in the Undergraduate Medicine and Graduate Medicine Programmes will study at world class universities where they will complete their studies.Undergraduate Programme – 6-Year Medicine Programme
- For undergraduate students, the undergraduate course (6 years) has a structure of pre-clinical years studied on-campus followed by clinical modules completed in Georgian medical schools and hospitals.
- The medicine course structure involves sequential modules that build upon the knowledge established in the previous module using a methodology called looping with students completing applied research and gaining practical skills in laboratories and clinical settings.
Graduate Programmes – 4-Year Medicine Programme
- The four-year graduate entry medicine programme has the prerequisite of a Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) in a science-related field such as Biomedical Science and there are no entry exams.
- Those who take the Graduate Entry pathway can accelerate their studies by starting in the third year of the six-year medicine course.
- The course is taught entirely in English and structured into pre-clinical and clinical study modules.
- For the clinical study years, students attend lectures and complete their clinical rotations at Georgian universities and hospitals.
+ What Dentistry Programmes are Offered?
Georgian universities offer students undergraduate and graduate dentistry programmes in English where they are supported to study online and on-campus depending on their needs.5-Year Undergraduate Programme
- Undergraduate students complete pre-clinical and post-clinical training during their 5-year programme, leading students to graduate with a comprehensive understanding of dentistry fundamentals.
- The programme commences with two years of pre-clinical modules to build foundation knowledge studied on campus in Georgia.
- The final three years comprise clinical training at renowned universities, Georgian dentistry schools and surgical clinics.
4-Year Graduate Programme
- Applicants qualified with a Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) in a science-related field such as Biomedical Science can apply for the accelerated 4-Year Graduate Programme that commences in Year Two of the 5-Year Undergraduate Programme.
- The application process requires the submission of analytical academic transcripts and there are no entry exams.
- Graduate Dentistry is structured to offer students a supportive, competitive course at renowned Dentistry Schools.
- The programme is structured into one year of pre-clinical modules followed by three years of clinical modules studied on campus at Georgian dentistry schools and in professional clinics.
+ Admission for Undergraduate Entry
- Both EU and non-EU students can apply for the medicine and dentistry programmes at Georgian medical universities.
- However, if English is not your mother tongue, you are required to submit an internationally recognised language certificate as required by the universities.
- There is also the option to do a course to improve your English at a cost of £1,000.
+ Admission for Graduate Entry
- New Vision University offers a four-year Graduate Entry Medicine and Dentistry Programme.
- Eligible candidates must have a Bachelor of Science degree from a science-related field.
- The graduate entry medicine programme allows students start in the third year of the six-year course.
- The graduate entry dentistry programme lets students start in the second year of the five-year course.
- Graduate entry candidates do not have to take entrance exams.
- This programme is a great opportunity for those seeking an accelerated pathway towards a Medical or Dental degree.
+ What do the Clinical Rotations in the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA & Australia Involve?
- 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.
- To apply, students submit the following documentation:
- Their CV and rotation preferences consisting of the location, facility, department, and duration of placement.
- An official authorisation of the application from the university professor who coordinates their medicine programme.
- Placements are offered upon availability, so an early application is required.
- International clinical experience is an enriching study opportunity with students expanding their professional network and learning in dynamic medical settings.
+ What do the programmes cost?
- Below is the list of costs for the medicine and dentistry programmes at Georgian medical universities:
|Medical University||Programme (English)||Enrollment||Tuition Fees per Year ()|
|New Vision University||Undergraduate/Graduate Medicine||October, November, March & May||5250 (1st year: 7000)|
|New Vision University||Undergraduate/Graduate Dentistry||November & March||3750 (1st year: 5000)|
|Caucasus International University||Undergraduate/Graduate Medicine / Undergraduate/Graduate Dentistry||October & March||5,500 for Medicine / 4,500 for Dentistry|
|Georgian National University||Undergraduate/Graduate Medicine||October & March||5,500|
|Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University||Medicine||October & March||6,000|
- The medicine course lasts for a period of six years and the dentistry course is for a five-year period.
- Students in both programmes will have the opportunity to continue at their chosen university with a selection of post graduate and doctoral studies available.
+ Medical Council Requirements for Recognising Medical Degrees
- Many of the world’s Medical Councils require that the Medical School that awarded the Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) be listed on the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDMS).
- Additionally, each region has its own requirements:
- The Educational Commission For Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) requires a medical degree to have a minimum duration of four years.
- The Australian Medical Council (AMC) maintains an additional database of Recognised Medical Schools.
- It also requires a medical degree to have a minimum duration of four years
+ Dental Council Requirements for Recognising Dentistry Degrees
- Prior to application for the Overseas Registration Exam, international dental graduates must submit a record of their clinical experience and dental degree.
- The General Dental Council (GDC) in the UK specifies a minimum of 1600 hours of clinical experience which:
○ Comprise hours spent completing appropriate investigations and/or administering dental treatment
○ Do not comprise time spent observing dentists or assisting other dentists/dental students
- The 1600 hours of clinical experience can be:
○ From during the dental degree,
○ During post-qualification experience, or,
○ A combination of degree and post-qualification experience
+ Will funding be available?
- Some of our partner universities in Georgia offer funding options for medical students in the form of Scholarships.
- New Vision University also offers a Student Loans These loans cover half of the annual tuition fees over one full academic year.
- To learn more about student loans and scholarships in Georgia, please contact one of our representatives.
+ How are the courses taught?
- The teaching practices at Georgian medical universities are extremely modern and focus on a range of task-based and innovative teaching techniques with a unique approach to learning.
- There is a good mix of non-clinical and clinical materials covered in lectures and seminars and also a strong focus on independent research assignments and laboratory work.
- All Georgian medical universities are affiliated with hospitals and clinics throughout the country.
- The libraries are comprehensive at all universities and contain thousands of scientific volumes, putting them amongst the largest in the world.
- The professors and scientists are of international calibre across the universities.
- Depending on the programme they choose, students can split their time between online and on-campus learning. The online learning portal includes videos, live-streams, question banks plus much more. Online learning is temporarily available during Covid-19 for students to maintain their studies.
+ What deadlines should I be aware of?
- For students who do not require a visa from EU and non-EU countries, the deadline is the start of the previous month for each intake.
- Candidates who need a visa will need to submit an application a month prior to the deadlines to ensure the visa is processed in time.
- The academic year takes place over two semesters and requires students to partake in training for the final three years of every programme.
- The timetable will be structured as follows:
|Teaching Period||Early October||Late December|
|Vacation time||Late December||End December|
|Exams||Early January||Late January|
|First retake examination||Early February||Mid February|
|Teaching Period||Early March||Early May|
|Vacation time||Early May||Mid May|
|First retake examination||Mid-June||Late June|
|Summer Vacation / Summer Training Practice|
|Second retake examination||Early September||Mid September|
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