To identify if you need a visa to enter Georgia, please, check this page carefully. This official web-page is created by the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and makes it easier to get the visa-related information and consular services.
Generally, foreigners who seek to enter Georgia, they must first obtain a Georgian visa, which is placed in the passport (a visa blank) or is issued electronically. Certain international travellers may be eligible to travel to Georgia without a visa if they meet the requirements for visa-free travel. Otherwise, the easiest and fastest way to check whether you need a visa to enter and stay in Georgia is for you to click the button “Do I Need Visa?” and answer the following enquiries:
- Please, select country that issued your travel document/passport;
- Please, indicate the type of travel document/passport you intend to use for the trip;
- Please, choose the purpose of your visit (Check the immigration visa, D3 category – to persons arriving in Georgia to study or conduct research in or at the premises of authorised educational institutions in Georgia; persons arriving in Georgia to study under international programmes);
- Based on the submitted information, you will be able to check your status and requirements that you must meet.
If you are required to submit the e-application for a visa, please click “submit e-application”, indicate your citizenship/status and follow the further instruction. The video guide on how to fill in the e-application is also provided on the web page.
If you need any additional documents from the British University in Georgia to apply for a visa, please contact:
The Department of Student Service Development and Alumni Relations supports all our students with a choice of residential apartments at affordable prices that are near to the university campus at affordable prices.
Our campus is located in one of the best suburbs of the capital city Tbilisi, in the Didi Dighomi district, which is a quiet and student-friendly area of Tbilisi. One of the biggest grocery stores in Tbilisi is a 15-minute walk from our campus, while one of the biggest shopping malls is just 10 minutes away by car. Both, the city centre of Tbilisi and the central railway station can be reached in under 20 minutes by car from our university campus. We will search for residential options in this area or neighbourhood based on your personal preferences.
The monthly rent and utilities range from 600 to 800 GEL (130-170 GBP), but are largely dependent on the location of your choice and personal use.
Besides the rent and utilities, the most significant portion of your living costs in Tbilisi refers to transportation and food.
Bus and Minibus
The city is quite well-serviced by buses and minibuses. Every ride costs 1 GEL (0.32 GBP). You can pay with a plastic transport card, or in cash.
The metro system in Tbilisi has 2 lines that serve most of the city. The cost of each ride is 1 GEL (0.32 GBP) and you have to pay with a transport card that can be bought for 2 GEL (0.42 GBP) at any subway station. Taking the subway is a safe and fast option even during rush hour.
There are many well-known taxi companies in Tbilisi. You can order a taxi through a mobile application or via a call centre. Each major business provides services in English. Usually, taxi fares vary accordingly the service quality.
Taxis are generally very affordable in Tbilisi and one of the most convenient ways to reach your destination. Instead of catching a taxi on the road, we advise using an app to avoid language barriers, extra charges, or trouble finding the address.
Monthly food cost ranges from 300 to 500 GEL (90 – 150 GBP) per month, but is largely dependant on personal preferences.
After you arrive at the University campus, you will have an orientation week to become familiar with the study process, and to meet new students, academic and administrative staff of the University. The University representatives will help you to plan the semester ahead, to navigate campus and to explore on-campus resources.
All university departments will present how they will be engaged and support your student life. Orientation week will truly help you to feel more comfortable in our community and become settled. Moreover, you will have your tutor to support your studies and provide advice in all situations.
The Learning Process Manager of the Faculty will track all essential documentation necessary to meet the University internal regulations including contracts, visa, etc.
The Dean of the Faculty will present the study programmes, their structure and evaluation criteria and discuss the praxis-based teaching and learning methods.
All students will get corporate e-mails from the British University in Georgia that should be actively used for communication purposes. Moreover, students will get guidelines about the use of the student panel software to select courses and to access study materials, the grading system, library resources, etc.