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Ilia State University

4.2 out of 5 (55 ratings / 51 reviews) Tbilisi, Georgia
Ilia State University was founded in 2006 as a result of a merger of six different academic institutions with long and varied histories.  Currently, it is one of the leading research and educational institutions in Georgia.

Bachelor's programmes

Engineering & Technology (3)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Ilia State University was founded in 2006, as a result of the merger of 6 different academic institutes with long and varied histories. Currently, Ilia State University is one of the leading research and educational institutions in Georgia. 


Representing a union of students and professors, ISU is a multifunctional educational and research institution offering a common space for academic and professional education and research with the joint efforts of its students, professors, teachers and researchers.

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Student services

The chief mission of the office is the facilitation of the process of internationalization in the academic sphere, in order to raise the profile of the university. Particular priorities are cooperation with international institutions, the participation of Ilia State University faculties and students in international cooperative or exchange based projects, and the raising of the university profile in international networks.

Housing services

Ilia State University offers affordable housing options in contracted hostels and apartments in Tbilisi, closer to the campus. The prices range from 200 to 400 USD per month.

Library services

Iliauni Library – a space for learning and research – is open to everyone regardless of age, social, cultural, religious, ethnic or ideological status. The collection of the library contains almost 2 million titles, textbooks and periodicals, in in various languages. The library works to maintain and expand its collection as well as to make its electronic resources readily accessible.  

ICT services

Argus is an electronic system designed for the students of Ilia State in order to aid them in the planning of their study process. 

The book house Ligamus is a project of Ilia State University, which brings together several functional spaces.  Ligamus offers to the students of Ilia State and the public at large a book shop, a café, a reading room, a children’s room, and free Wi-Fi. 

Medical services

All international students are required to provide proof of insurance valid in Georgia for the duration of the studies (i.e. renewed annually).

Ilia State University will provide several student insurance packages from which students can choose acceptable option.

Student Life

Campus life

Ilia State University offers affordable housing options in contracted hostels and apartments in Tbilisi, closer to the campus. The prices range from 200 to 400 USD per month.

Sports facilities

Promotion of healthy lifestyle is among the main objectives of ISU Department of Student Affairs. For this purpose, the Department organizes regular tournaments, and runs student teams that take part in different sporting events.

ISU students, as well as administrative and academic personnel, can take part in different university tournaments that are held throughout a year. The sports tournament schedule is published a week before a new semester starts. Those willing to participate can fill in respective registration forms or call at the Department of Student Affairs.

Student clubs

Ilia State University welcomes around 5,000 freshmen every year at all levels of higher education. ISU strives to meet each student's needs and help them reach their potential. Ilia State University equips its students with an all-round experience to provide them with the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence in order to achieve future career goals. ISU provides an advanced and dedicated academic community where the students can learn from experts and gain the qualification they are looking for.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Studies at Ilia state university is pretty good, I like professors and environment. I think it’s one of the best in Tbilisi.

Ilia State University : Gold Of Engineering In Georgia
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ilia State University has the best engineering program in Georgia. Things that helped me grow in my field are : lot of start-up opportunities were offered to me, I got into Google Developer's Student Club and I met amazing professors that helped me find connections with entrepreneurs, which gave me a chance to become a freelancer. The only con of this university would be...

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Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Online studying is not goos

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