In recent years Georgia has become a known destination for medical studies. The state-of-the-art Universities, experienced faculty, reasonable fees, and friendly Georgian people make the stay and study in Georgia a worthy experience.
English is the medium of instruction and the time of admission in these Universities is September end or October. The eligibility requirement for aspirants are:-
- Completed 17 years of age
- Students should have passed 10+2 from a recognized council in India with a minimum of 50 % marks with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as the subjects.
- The students should be NEET qualified
- The students must clear TOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE – an English language test.
The fee usually varies from 15 -20 lakhs INR which are much lesser than the private medical colleges in India. The duration of the course is 6 years which includes 5 years of rigorous classroom and practical sessions whereas the final year is of the internship.
There are about 5000 students presently studying MBBS in Georgia in around 15 universities. Noteworthy among these MCI recognised universities are:-
- Ivana Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
- Akaki Tsereteli State University.
- Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University
- David Tvildiani Medical University
- European University
- New Vision University
Certain universities in Georgia offer scholarships to outstanding students. These student scholarships differ between universities and are given on academic fees, hospital charges, airfare, etc.
MBBS from the universities in Georgia is recognized by some of the renowned medical Councils which include among others:-
- Medical Council of India ( MCI)
- Ministry of Education, Georgia
- World Health Organization ( WHO)
- World Federation of Medical Council(WFMC)
- Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates ( ECFMG)
- The Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research. (FAIMER)
The MD house is a renowned career counseling firm from Chandigarh who offers aspiring students and their families all support with regards to form fill-up, simplifying visa protocols, facilitating educational loans from banks, and in each step of admission in these Georgian Universities. They are truly enlightening lives of innumerable medical aspirants who usually lose hope of being a Doctor once they cannot qualify for the Indian medical colleges due to tough competition.