Why Study Medicine in English at the New Vision University in Georgia (UK and On Campus Options)?
No entry exams
(1st year: $7,000)
October, November, March & May
Up to the last 3 years
- One of the fastest developing universities in Georgia, the New Vision University (NVU) in Tbilisi boasts an excellent quality of education and ultra-modern facilities.
- It is the most international university in the region, with students from over 25 countries making up 75% of the overall student body.
- The team at NVU comprises over 400 professors, scholars and practitioners. The low student-teacher ratio ensures that every student receives the attention and support they need to succeed.
- NVU is the only Georgian university that executes its medical program in its own hospital, providing students with first-hand exposure to medical practice.
- The university’s Georgian Language Club assists foreign students learn the Georgian language and teaches them about local culture, lifestyle and history.
- Students study this undergraduate medical programme over six years.
- Upon completion, students receive a globally-recognised Medical Doctor (MD) degree.
- Students study pre-clinical modules and clinical over the course of their degree with theoretical lectures and laboratories for the first three years, then the final three years comprise clinical rotations.
- The curriculum adopts an innovative approach, using a loop system in which every consecutive loop builds on the previous one and sets more complex learning objectives. There are four loops in total.
- Students can gain practical experience and build an understanding of real-world challenges in the New Vision Hospital, which is owned and run by the university itself.
- Candidates who hold a Bachelor’s degree (BSc) in a science-related field of study such as Biomedical Science are eligible for the 4-Year Graduate Entry Programme.
- Graduate Programme students enrol in the third year of the six-year medicine course, do not have to take entrance exams and the course is taught in English.
- This pathway is ideal for candidates wishing to further their education, explore new career opportunities or accelerate the process of gaining a Medical degree.
- When applying, graduates will need to submit analytical transcripts of the courses they have already completed as well as the other necessary admission documents (see below for these).
- Study Medicine Europe (SME) operates the Transcript Evaluation Team who are authorised to assess graduate programme applications including evaluating academic transcripts and Bachelor’s studies; all details for this framework are available at the tab below, Graduate Entry Assessment Process.
- Study Medicine Europe (SME) facilitates international clinical rotation opportunities for students studying at Georgian universities for up to three years.
- SME coordinates the placements with a matching of applicants to their preferred teaching hospitals and clinical facilities in the UK, Ireland, Canada, the USA, Australia, and the UK.
- SME requires applications from interested students with the following:
- Application paperwork (the name of the department and facility, the duration of the rotation, and their CV with the clinical rotations opportunity in line with their university’s study programme).
- Official authorisation of their application from the Professor who coordinates their medicine programme.
- The clinical rotations are strictly limited and SME can only make offers in order of when applications are submitted based on the availability of a facility that matches a student’s programme and preferences.
- This opportunity builds out and strengthens a student’s skill base as they learn in new environments, cultures and medical regions while progressing in their programme.
- NVU now offers students studying Undergraduate and Graduate programmes the option of studying pre-clinical modules in the UK.
- The university has added a new UK campus to its facilities and has purchased a 44,000 sq. ft. building in Derby to convert to a modern campus that will open in the second half of 2021.
- Medicine Programmes offered at the UK Campus are:
- Undergraduate Programmes
- 6-Year UK Campus Route<-the first two years of pre-clinical modules./li>
- 4-Year Graduate Course – the first year of pre-clinical modules
- The new NVU UK campus will have a range of learning and teaching spaces including digital zones, research and scientific laboratories, and medical training equipment.
- NVU Georgia has expanded its teaching faculty and welcomes 52 British Professors to its academic medical staff.
- These British Professors are senior consultants with extensive experience working for the NHS in the UK.
- They are specialist consultant Surgeons and consultant Physicians that hold academic positions in British and American Medical Schools
- Medical students at NVU learn from a medical faculty who teach classes and deliver course material consistent with leading British Universities including the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and Imperial College.
|Programme||Programme Starts||Annual Fees (*) ($)|
|Medicine||October, November, March & May||5,250 (1st year: 7,000)/year|
|Living Costs||Monthly ()||Annually ()|
|Rent (Private Accommodation)||100–200||1,200–2,400|
|Electricity & Gas||18||180|
*Students have to pay the full tuition in first year, but will receive a 25% discount in each of the following years if they pass all their subjects.
- The student loans cover half of the annual tuition fees over the course of one full academic year.
- Visit our Student Loans page to learn more about the eligibility criteria and how to pay back the loan.
- It is possible to win one of five scholarships for NVU by attending one of Study Medicine Europe’s Open Days.
- In addition, you can earn a scholarship covering 25% of the following academic year’s tuition fees by passing all of your subjects.
- Read our Scholarships page to learn more about scholarships for NVU.
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.
- Surrounded by stunning natural scenery, the historical city of Tbilisi in Georgia is a picturesque option for students wishing to travel abroad.
- Dubbed by Forbes Magazine as “the most exciting city” of 2018, Tbilisi boasts a diverse offering of restaurants, cafés and nightlife.
- Culture-vultures will enjoy the city’s many museums and stunning Art Nouveau architecture.
- Public transport in Tbilisi is cheap, reliable and efficient; allowing students to get around with ease.
- Georgia enjoys very low crime rates and is currently ranked as the 10th safest country in the world.
- Rated by the Lonely Planet as “one of the most beautiful countries on earth,” Georgia is home to some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes in the world such as the Tusheti National Park and the Greater Caucasus Range.
- In recent years, the transport network linking Tbilisi with the rest of the country has been updated to create a highly efficient, modern service.
- Georgia claims to be the birthplace of wine and foodies will enjoy the country’s rich gastronomic culture.
- 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 General Medical Council (GMC) expects a medical degree to have a minimum 5,500 Clock Hours over a minimum period of three years.
- 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
- Online studies (distance learning studies), are not currently recognised by any of the world’s Medical Councils.
- Online study is not offered as a study option.
- In the UK, the General Medical Council (GMC), requires the following for international medicine:
- A minimum of 5,500 Clock Hours.
- Clock hours consist only of Lectures, Tutorials (Seminars) and Clinical Training.
- This does not include Distance Learning, Exams or Individual Work.
- In the US, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG):
- Approves medical schools that have a physical campus, and,
- Whose main educational operations are conducted in the country of registration.
- When medical graduates apply for registration, all Medical Councils assess the evidence of studies, including online study:
- Students are advised to have a formal explanation prepared, if requested, including evidence and exception documentation for online studies completed during Covid-19.