Study Abroad

INTRODUCTION

The Government of Georgia implements special programmes and offers the population of Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region / South Ossetia the same rights and privileges available for any citizen of Georgia, including the opportunity to participate in international educational programmes and exchange programmes for studying abroad.

Within these programmes students and researchers living in Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia shall be able to continue their studies with full and/or partial funding.

The Association Agreement between the EU and Georgia allows everyone to participate in relevant educational programmes and travel to the EU member states to receive high quality education.

For the purpose of promoting receipt of quality education abroad, the LEPL International Education Center was established in 2014, which currently operates under the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. The goal of the Center is to create opportunities for the population, including those living in Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region / South Ossetia, to receive education through bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programmes at leading universities in Europe, the United States and Asia, as well as to support successful candidates with appropriate funding.

Erasmus+

As a result of close cooperation with the European Union, Georgia has become a partner country of the Erasmus + programme. Within the framework of the programme, the right to participate in various fields and grant competitions is granted.

The Erasmus+ Degree Mobility programme allows students from partner countries to obtain funding to pursue a master’s degree abroad. The scholarship covers tuition, travel and living expenses in the respective European country. Information about announced grant competitions is available at the website: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/calls-for-proposals-tenders.

Detailed information on the Erasmus+ programme is available at the website: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/resources#tab-1-0.

The Erasmus+ programme is administered by the European Commission, although the programme is implemented through national agencies. The Erasmus+ national office also operates in Georgia (www.erasmusplus.org.ge) with the aim of raising awareness, relevance and importance of the international components of the Erasmus+ programme, as well as promoting the programme in Georgia and helping students who wish to participate in the programme.

 

Visegrad Scholarship Programme

The Visegrad Fund offers scholarships to students from the Eastern Partnership countries. The scholarships are designed for studying and research of masters and postgraduates (doctoral students/postdoctoral students) in higher education institutions in the V4 region (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia).

Applicants should contact universities in the V4 region and complete an online application at the following link: http://my.visegradfund.org/scholarships.

The scholarship covers the costs of studying and living in a V4 country, and there is also an opportunity to reimburse travel expenses.

Detailed information on the Visegrad Scholarship Programme is available at the website: http://visegradfund.org/scholarships/visegrad-scholarship-program-eap.

 

UK Scholarship Programme - Chevening

Chevening is the UK government’s global scholarship programme funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development office and partner organisations. The programme offers scholarships to students with leadership potential from Georgia to pursue a master’s degree. The scholarship covers the costs of tuition, travel and living in the UK. Students can choose any Master’s degree programme at any UK university and apply online.

Detailed information on the Chevening Scholarship Programme is available at the website: http://www.chevening.org/georgia/.

In 2013, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Bank of Georgia and the Government of the United Kingdom, which established the joint Chevening / Bank of Georgia Fellowship. Funding includes not only tuition, but also expenses such as monthly scholarship, travel, dissertation, visa fee. Details are available at the following website: http://istudy.ge.

 

German Scholarship Programmes

 

Hungarian Scholarship Programme

The Hungarian Government Scholarship “Stipendium Hungaricum” was established in 2013 by the Government of Hungary. The aim of the programme is to increase the number of international students in Hungary, as well as encourage Hungarian higher education institutions and bring them to the international arena to attract the best international students.

The basis for the implementation of the programme by Georgia as a sending party is the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary on 6 July 2020, within the framework of the Stipendium Hungaricum for 2021-2023, according to which 80 quotas have been allocated for Georgia to finance education in Hungarian higher education institutions.

The following quotas are available for the 2021-2022 academic year:

  • Bachelor’s degree - 30;
  • Master’s degree - 30;
  • Doctor’s degree - 10;
  • Integrated five-year Master’s degree (OTM) - 5.

In the first year of the programme, fellows (other than doctoral students) must complete a course in Hungarian as a foreign language offered by the host university and pass an exam at the end of the second semester. This rule does not apply to fellows enrolled in a Hungarian-language programme.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at website: https://stipendiumhungaricum.hu/.

 

Thailand  Scholarship Programme

University “Walailak University (WU)” of the Kingdom of Thailand offers scholarships for applying for the   Business Administration   Bachelor’s degree studies   in 2022  admission.

Applications can be submitted until June 15, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://wuic.wu.ac.th/en/home/

 

Asian Development Bank Scholarship programmes

Asian Development Bank offers scholarships for the  Master's  studies in 2022 – 2023   admission.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://scholarshipscorner.website/asian-development-bank-scholarship/?fbclid=IwAR2E_nHkKjRbLyhDI1hI-_Qdbgccz71xAqorRKVRwwBPHdK7P_8-COjt7kw

 

Japanese Scholarship Programme

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT) announces a scholarship for international Undergraduate Students and Research Students wishing to study at universities in Japan under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2023.

Applications can  be submitted until June 24, 2022

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website: https://www.ge.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/11_000001_00166.html

 

New Zealand  Scholarship Programmes

The University of Waikato  offers scholarships for the undergraduate and post- graduate students in 2022 – 2023   admission. 

Application can  be submitted at any time.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://scholarshipscorner.website/university-of-waikato-international-excellence-scholarship/

 

U.S.  Scholarship Programmes

The Fulbright Scholarship Program announces a competition for the full scholarship for the Master's   studies in 2023 - 2024   admission.

Applications can be submitted until August 1, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://ge.usembassy.gov/education-culture/exchange-programs/fulbright-graduate-student-program-announcement/

 

Italian Scholarship Programmes

Italian Government announces a competition for the full scholarship for the following Master's and PhD programmes in 2022- 2023 admission:

  • Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music and Dance (AFAM);
  • Research under academic supervision;
  • Italian Culture and Language Courses.

Applications can be submitted until June 9, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website: https://studyinitaly.esteri.it/en/call-for-procedure

 

Scholarship Programme of Malaysia

The Government of Malaysia announces a competition for the full scholarship for the following Master's and PhD programmes in 2022- 2023 admission:

  • Education;
  • Arts and Humanities;
  • Social Science, Journalism and Information;
  • Business, Administration and Law;
  • Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics;
  • Information and Communication Technologies;
  • Engineering, Manufacturing, and Constructions;
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, and Veterinary;
  • Health and Welfare(not including medicine)

Applications can be submitted until June 15, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://scholarshipscorner.website/malaysian-international-scholarship/

 

Scholarship Programme of  the  Republic of Azerbaijan

Khazar University offers scholarships to female students for applying for the Master's and PhD programmes in 2022 - 2023 admission.

Applications can be submitted until June 27, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

http://scholarshipscorner.website/khazar-university-full-scholarship/

 

Scholarship Program of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan announces a competition for the full scholarship for the Bachelor’s, Master's and PhD programmes   in 2022 - 2023  admission.

Applications can    be submitted until June 30, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://scholarshipscorner.website/kazakhstan-scholarship-program/

 

Scholarship Programme    of Canada

The Government of Canada announces a competition for the full scholarship for the PhD programmes   in 2022 - 2023   admission.

Applications can  be submitted until November 1, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://scholarshipscorner.website/vanier-canada-graduate-scholarship/

 

Scholarship Programme    of Canada

The Government of Canada announces a competition for the full scholarship for the Bachelor’s degree studies in 2022 - 2023   admission.

Applications can be submitted until November 30, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://scholarshipscorner.website/lester-b-pearson-scholarship-canada/?fbclid=IwAR27w4Y7skRep2UD4RkxL5z8NdsR49pMfv270bT2rga7rvude9YP2NWybWI

 

Mexican  Scholarship Program

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), via the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), invites foreign students interested in studying in Mexico, to master's and PhD programmes as well announces a call for bachelor’s, master’s and PhD students to participate in mobility programs and medicine training courses.

Applications can be submitted until July  24, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://www.gob.mx/amexcid/acciones-y-programas/becas-para-extranjeros-29785

 

Czech Scholarship Programme

The Government of the Czech Republic announces a competition for the full scholarship for the Master's and PhD programmes in 2022 - 2023   admission.

Applications can  be submitted until September 30, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://www.msmt.cz/eu-and-international-affaires/government-scholarships-developing-countries-2

 

Chinese Scholarship Programme

Tsinghua University announces a competition for the full scholarship for the Master's programmes in 2022 - 2023   admission.

Applications can  be submitted until September 20, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://scholarshipscorner.website/schwarzman-scholars-programme/?fbclid=IwAR0Oy_hE4suk139lUj_hhGwOZvoeFcfDVec7--8-nKRbiYhBYbTEHBnpH_c

 

South Korean Scholarship Programme

KDI School of Public Policy and Management announces a competition for the full scholarship for the Master's and PhD programmes in 2022 - 2023   admission.

Applications can  be submitted until September 23, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6OjwuyZzMoQCGjtJ8yWCm5qV31D6fmKO9gyJF7FTU5jKt1w/viewform

 

Switzerland Scholarship Programme

Université de Lausanne announces a competition for the full scholarship for the Master's programmes in 2022 - 2023   admission.

Applications can be submitted until November 1, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://www.unil.ch/international/en/home/menuinst/etudiants-internationaux/etudiantes-internationaux-reguliers/bourses-master-de-lunil.html

 

Thailand  Scholarship Programme

The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI)  announces a competition for the full scholarship for the Master's programmes in 2022 - 2023   admission.

Applications can be submitted until September 30, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://scholarshipscorner.website/chulabhorn-graduate-institute-scholarship/?fbclid=IwAR2yGEDPF6O6fjGaUVUL0C0R66q9WpOjbYk9ezUzn8FJem-TnEGGv7Sz8jk

 

Singapore Scholarship Programme

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research of Singapore announces a competition for the full scholarship for the PhD programmes in 2022 - 2023   admission.

Applications can be submitted until December 1, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://scholarshipscorner.website/fully-funded-singapore-international-graduate-award/

 

Ireland  Scholarship Programmes

The Government of Ireland   announces a competition for the full scholarship for the Master's and PhD programmes in 2022 - 2023   admission.

Applications can be submitted until Octomber 20, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://scholarshipscorner.website/government-of-ireland-postgraduate-scholarship/

 

UK Scholarship Programmes

Imperial College London announces a competition for the full scholarship for the PhD programmes in 2022 - 2023   admission.

Applications can  be submitted until November   4, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://scholarshipscorner.website/presidents-phd-scholarships/

 

Asian Development Bank Scholarship programmes

The Asian Development Bank announces a competition for a full master's scholarship at the University of Tokyo for 2022-2023.

Applications can be submitted until December 10, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://scholarshipscorner.website/adb-japan-scholarship-university-of-tokyo-japan/

 

French Scholarship Programme

The Eiffel Scholarship Program announces a competition for the full scholarship for the Master's and PhD programmes in 2023 - 2024   admission.

Applications can  be submitted until January 10, 2023.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://www.campusfrance.org/en/eiffel-scholarship-program-of-excellence

 

Switzerland Scholarship Programme

The University of Geneva   announces a competition for the full scholarship for the Master's programmes in 2023 - 2024   admission.

Applications can be submitted until November 15, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://www.meig.ch/applications-for-the-2023-2024-meig-programme-are-open/

 

Danish Scholarship Programme

The Danish Government announces a competition for a full master's scholarship at the University of Southern Denmark in the following  programmes:

  • Electronics
  • Mechatronics

Applications can be submitted until February 1, 2023.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://scholarshipscorner.website/danish-government-scholarships/

 

Switzerland Scholarship Programme

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) announces a competition for the full scholarship for the Master's programmes in 2023  admission.

Applications can be submitted until December 15, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://scholarshipscorner.website/eth-zurich-scholarship-switzerland/

 

Scholarship program of Sweden

Government of Sweden announces a competition for the full scholarship for the Master's programmes.

Applications can be submitted until February 10, 2023.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://scholarshipscorner.website/swedish-institute-scholarships/?fbclid=IwAR1Uabjy9Yq3rSxEg0gvqlp07-jDLV5isfPHpDI9vfyAx1W088P0NkLPK1o

 

Austrian Scholarship Programmes

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research announces a competition for students and researchers wishing to study at Austrian universities for scholarships named after Ernst Mach, Franz Werfel and Richard Plashka.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://grants.at/de/

 

Chinese Scholarship Programme

Dalian University of Technology announces a competition for the full scholarship for the Master's and PhD programmes.

Applications can  be submitted until February 20, 2023.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://scholarshipscorner.website/dalian-university-csc-scholarship-china/

New Zealand  Scholarship Programme

The Victoria University of Wellington announces a competition for the full scholarship for the following PhD programmes in 2022- 2023 admission: 

  • Architecture;
  • Business;
  • Design;
  • Education;
  • Engineer;
  • Health;
  • Humanities;
  • Law;
  • Music;
  • Technology;
  • Sciences.

Applications can be submitted until July 1, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://scholarshipscorner.website/wellington-doctoral-scholarship-new-zealand/

 

Scholarship Programmes of Luxembourg

 

The University of Luxembourg announces a competition for the full scholarship for the following PhD programmes in 2022- 2023 admission:

  • Finance;
  • Economics;
  • Statistic.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

http://www.edu-active.com/phd/2022/jun/19/call-applications-phd-student-positions-finance.html

 

Switzerland Scholarship Programme

The Government of the Swiss Confederation announces a competition for the full scholarships for the PhD, Post Doctoral and research grants in 2023 - 2024 admission.

Applications can be submitted until November 25, 2022.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme is available at the following website:

https://www.sbfi.admin.ch/sbfi/en/home/education/scholarships-and-grants/swiss-government-excellence-scholarships.html

LEPL - International Education Center implements scholarship programmes on the basis of Order №201 of the Government of Georgia “on Approval of the Programme of the International Education Center”, dated 22 April 2016 and Memorandums of Understanding signed with international organisations. Scholarship programmes include funding for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programmes abroad, as well as continuing education programmes through competition and living expenses during the period of study.

The Center accepts applications from individuals who live in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, holding identity cards or a neutral documents and wish to continue their studies abroad and receive funding. Interested parties have the opportunity each year to submit an application and the documents online through the website (www.iec.gov.ge) of the International Education Center (IEC). The Center shall consider an application for full or partial funding. The funding covers all expenses related to travel, study and living abroad.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, the Center has announced the following programmes:

International Master’s Programmes 2021-2022 - through the scholarship programme, the citizens of Georgia, holding neutral identity cards and/or neutral travel documents can receive funding and continue their studies in programme directions / specialties, defined as a priority within the framework of this programme. Funding is provided in whole or in part for one academic year. The competition is open to persons studying both annual and multi-year educational programmes.

International Doctoral Programmes 2021-2022 - through the scholarship programme, the citizens of Georgia, holding neutral identity cards and/or neutral travel documents can receive funding and continue their studies in doctoral programmes abroad. Funding is provided for one academic year, in whole or in part, within the duration of doctoral programme for 3 (+1) years.

International Art Academic Programmes 2021-2022 - through the scholarship programme, the citizens of Georgia, holding neutral identity cards and/or neutral travel documents can receive a grant and continue their studies for a Master’s programme in art, restoration / conservation and administration abroad, in a higher education institution recognized by the legislation of the respective country.

Qualification Enhancement Programme Abroad 2021-2022 - within the framework of the scholarship programme, the citizens of Georgia working in state (budgetary) institutions and having neutral identity cards and / or neutral travel documents can receive funding and enhance their qualifications abroad in a programme that corresponds to their position in content. The Qualification Enhancement Programme can be for a period of at least 5 days and not more than 3 months. Full or partial funding will be provided on a competitive basis. The purpose of the scholarship programme is to give public servants the opportunity to improve their qualifications abroad. After enhancing qualification abroad, a person employed in the public service shall be able to work more efficiently.

Detailed information on the above programmes is available on the following website:

https://iec.gov.ge/%E1%83%9E%E1%83%A0%E1%83%9D%E1%83%92%E1%83%A0%E1%83%90%E1%83%9B%E1%83%94%E1%83%91%E1%83%98/2021-2022-%E1%83%A1%E1%83%90%E1%83%A1%E1%83%AC%E1%83%90%E1%83%95%E1%83%9A%E1%83%9D-%E1%83%AC%E1%83%94%E1%83%9A%E1%83%98

 

The following programmes are also planned to be announced for the 2021-2022 academic year:

Fulbright Master’s Degree Fellowships for Academic Year - The fellowship programme provides full funding for Master’s degrees at US universities in all academic directions. The Fulbright Fellowship is one of the most prestigious US government scholarships. The selection of candidates for the Fulbright Master’s Degree Fellowship Programme is based on an open competition hosted by the US Embassy in Georgia. Candidates for the Fulbright Master’s Degree Fellowship are selected by the US Embassy in Georgia and the LEPL - International Education Center.

Academic Programmes at San Diego State University for 2021-2022 - The scholarship programme is based on the Memorandum of Cooperation signed on 4 May 2018 between LEPL - International Education Center, NNLE - Millennium Challenge Account and the Foundation of the State University of San Diego. Through the scholarship programme, the citizens of Georgia or holders of neutral identity cards and / or neutral travel documents shall be able to obtain a scholarship to study for a Master’s or doctoral degree in chemistry or biochemistry at San Diego State University. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of winning an open competition announced by LEPL - International Education Center.