Higher education system & admission terms

Higher education system in Georgia consists of three stages: bachelor, master and doctorate programmes.

Only holders of state certificates confirming full general education or persons equalized with them, have a right to study for a bachelor’s degree.

Educational programme of the second stage (master) consists of no less than 120 credits. Only bachelors or persons with degrees equalized with them have a right to study for a master’s degree. Medical/dentist educational programme is one-stage higher educational programme which ends with awarding Doctor of Medicine (MD), which denotes professional academic degree. Academic degree received after completing educational programme of physician with 360 credits or dentist with 300 credits, is equalized with academic degree of master. MD degree holder has to enroll in a residency programme and get a professional license to practice medicine.

Educational programme of the third stage (doctorate) consists of no less than 180 credits. Only masters or persons with degrees equalized with them, have a right to study for a doctorate degree.

In order to have a right to study for a bachelor’s degree you have to pass respective Unified National Exams. To continue studying for a master’s degree you have to pass Unified Master’s Exams. The Unified National and Unified Master’s Exams are conducted by the National Assessment and Examinations Center.

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