Ilia State University

Tbilisi, Georgia
Ilia State University (ISU) is a higher education institution located in Tbilisi, Georgia, that strives for academic excellence and integrity in teaching and research. ISU’s recognition at home and abroad, amongst many of its partners worldwide, is due to ISU’s unique institutional capacity that is reflected in the quality of academic staff recruited successfully throughout Georgia and beyond. 



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. Ilia State represents a special connection between students and professors – a multifunctional educational and scientific institution where the joint work of professors, students, researchers and instructors creates a solid space for higher education and research.


  • Ilia State University welcomes more than 5000 freshmen every year at all levels of higher education. ISU strives to reveal each student’s needs and potential. We are devoted to equip its students with all-round experience that gives the knowledge, skills and confidence for achieving future career goals. ISU provides extremely advanced academic community where the students can learn from experts and gain the qualification they are looking for. 



Ilia State University is country’s leading research University which unites more than 30 research institutes and centers having long and varied histories.

Ilia State University allocates 14% of its annual budget for research and unites over 30 research institutes and centers in many regions of Georgia.

16 out of 40 leading scientists in Georgia (40%) are conducting their research within various institutes and research centers of ISU (according to Google Scholar)


Ilia State University is dedicated to equip its students with all-round experience that gives the knowledge, skills and confidence for achieving future career goals.

For that reason, ISU hosts annual job fair event where leading local and international companies and professionals job seekers are presented.

Furthermore, ISU has launched STARTUP LINE, a space, which aims to contribute to the popularization of innovations and formation of successful startup companies. STARTUP LINE, which is one of its kinds in the region of South Caucasus, strives to become the driving platform of innovation development in Georgia.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)


Student services

The Office of Foreign Relations is the centralized contact point for all international – full degree and exchange – students.

On the one hand, the office administers student recruitment, enrollment and integration processes of degree seeking students, on the other hand manages applications for incoming exchange students of partner universities. 

Housing services

ISU doesn’t provide dormitory services, but it 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 provides easy-to-use and accessible information resources by offering diverse services to students and staff. Up to 4 million printed items, electronic catalogues and electronic library, access to video lectures and a number of academic and scientific databases are at your disposal in all 10 reading halls across the university campus.

ICT services

Ilia State University is equipped with high technologies and provides on campus IT support. Also,uses internal student management system and learning platform – ARGUS

Medical services

Ilia State University provides several student off campus insurance packages from which students can choose acceptable option.

Student Life

Campus life

Ilia State University has 11 buildings. All of them are located in the city center. 

·        A, B, C and D buildings are in the same area located in Ilia Chavchavadze Avenue

·        E, F, G, H and S buildings are in the same area located in Kakutsa Cholokashvili Avenue

·        I and J buildings are located separately in Nutsubidze Street and Uznadze street respectively


Buildings are equipped with libraries, canteen, conference and computer halls, bookshop, etc. 

Sports facilities

Ilia State University organizes different sports activities and events in order to support healthy lifestyle among students. In the area of E, F, G, H and S buildings, multifunctioning stadium is located where students have the opportunity to play football, basketball and volleyball.  

Student clubs

Ilia State University offers a friendly, welcoming community where students can engage themselves in a variety of academic, social and cultural activities.

Students at ISU have all sorts of opportunities from advanced academic programs to a myriad of clubs to get into. 

At ISU, students have the opportunity to create student clubs upon to their interested and desired fields and apply for funding to the ISU administration.

There are more than 20 student clubs existing at Ilia State University, such as: Young Politicians Club, Young Sociologist Union, Entrepreneurs Club, Business and Economists Clubs, etc. 


Ilia State University (ISU) is the authorized and accredited higher education institution from the National Centre for Educational Quality Enhancement (EQE).


Ilia State University is the member of various association and networks:

·        European Cooperation in Science and Technology

·        European Network of Occupational Therapy

·        Agence universitaire de la Francophonie

·        The European University Association

·        International Association of Universities

·        Association ‘Rondine, the Citadel of Peace

·        Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch

·        Presidency of Black Sea University Network for 2016-2018