Guide For Foreign Students

Admission

Those who wish to study at a foreign-language programs at Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani Teaching University need to send all required documentation on the following e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Consider to note BBA ENG in the subject)

Required documents: (Note: all documents are required to be scanned in PDF format)

  • Copy of the passport for those with no residence permit – copy of the residence permit;
  • Copy of the school diploma or a document confirming obtaining credits in other country’s higher educational institution or a document confirming the qualification corresponding to higher education, issued by the higher educational institution approved by the foreign country;
  • Photo (3X4)
  • English language B2 level certificate. In particular: FCE; IELTS- 5.5-6.5; TOEFL Paper 513-547; TOEFL CBT-183 – 210; TOEFL IBT- 65-78 (Note: in case of the certificate absence the applicant is subject to take internal university examination in English)

Within 7 business days from submission of the documents an English exam is scheduled for  those applicants with no English language B2 certificate (Note: B2 level, the applicant should accumulate at least 61% in the test) (see the test sample). Within the aforementioned term, an interview is scheduled for all applicants via e-communication means in order to find out the program language knowledge level. In case of successful interview the applicants get a letter of consent from Sabauni.

Under the letter of consent the applicant is to pay the registration fee. While paying, the name, surname and program should be notified. After the payment is accepted Sabauni sends an official confirmation letter.

The registration fee is 100$ and includes the fee of translation, notarization and recognition procedure (80 GEL) by the center.

After the official letter is issued, Sabauni launches the applicants’ enrollment procedure that takes approximately 1 month (translation, notarization of documents, approval by the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement, Individual administrative-legal act on enrollment by the head/acting head of the Department for Development of Higher Education and Science, Principal’s decree on enrollment). After the procedure is over the applicant receives an official decree regarding enrollment in University.

The tuition fee payment schedule (autumn semester – from July 15 including August 15 – 100% of the semester tuition fee; spring semester – from December 15 including 15 January – 100% of the semester tuition fee)

The bank requisites:

Ltd Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani University
Address: 3 Kalistrate Qutateladze St, Tbilisi.
Intermediary Bank: JSC BasisBank
SWIFT code: CBASGE22
Identification code: 204426834
IBAN: GE97BS0000000037536350

Information on visa

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia has established a special portal where all necessary information is available for stakeholders (https://www.geoconsul.gov.ge/en/visaInformation). The Department for International Relations  of Sabauni help applicants put visa documentation into order and issue all required documents from the side of University.

Please note that while making an application for visa you should be enrolled in Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani University! As a rule it takes 3 weeks to the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia to enroll a foreign student and 4 weeks are required for getting the visa.  This terms are provided for orientation. Students are recommended to gain detailed information on the issues with relevant sources.

Student services

The Center for Student Affairs at Sabauni offers the Mentor/Tutor assistance to foreigner students together with the Sabauni ones. One Sabauni student will help each foreigner and help him/her adapt the local society/university. Besides, the Center for Student Affairs ensure holding an orientation day with the foreigners together with other structural units. Contact person: Giorgi Tsinaridze, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The students will be allowed to enjoy consultations. Aimed at their monitoring Sabauni representative, Manager for Relations with Foreign Students, Lika Lomaia will periodically hold meetings with them on necessary topics. Students are allowed to address the aforementioned person regarding accommodation-related issues via e-mail - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before and after arrival in Georgia.

Health-related issues:

Sabauni will help foreigners search for private insurance service and settle health-related issues.

Address and transport:

Three types of public transport function in Tbilisi: Bus, Metro and Minibus.

The bus and metro fee is 0.5 GEL. The special card Metromani is required while transportation. It is available at the cashiers’ in metro stations.

The minibus service fee is 0.8 GEL. Metromani as well as cash can be used while paying.

Sabauni address: N3 Kalistrate Kutateladze Street, Saburtalo district. All three types of the public transport are available to visit the university. Metro station Delisi and bus stop (Vazha-Pshavela Ave.) is 5 minutes far from Sabauni.

Detailed information on Tbilisi transport service is available at the link: