The Bachelor's Degree Programme is the first level of academic higher education, which provides the basics of each specialization. It is a necessary qualification for continuing studies for a Master's Degree.
The following documents are required, and must be submitted to the relevant Faculty:
- A notarized copy of the Attestation certifying completion of General education;
- A copy of ID card/passport (while presenting the original for confirmation);
- Two 3x4 cm photos on CD;
- A copy of the certification of military enrolment (male students);
- A copy of any document certifying the recognition of education received in a foreign country;
- For students who have not reached 18 years of age, a parent is authorized to sign a contract with TSU, by presenting notarized copy of the student candidate's birth certificate and a copy of the parent's ID card.
TSU students have the right to:
- Receive a quality education and participate in scientific research;
- Use the material and technical resources of TSU, including the library, information and other resources;
- Receive complete information about the education programmes at TSU and to request syllabi for training courses;
- Demand a fair assessment of their knowledge and to appeal examination results in cases where it is warranted;
- Receive qualified advice from an authorized person on educational programmes, training courses, exam deadlines and formats, or any other issues related to the educational process;
- Periodically evaluate the work of academic and administrative staff;
- Repeat training courses of up to 30-35 credits during the eight semesters to improve their results. The student’s best result is retained;
- Within one week from the beginning of a course, minor changes can be made in your academic discipline or revoked, on the basis of an application to the Faculty Learning Process Management Service.
All TSU students must:
- Familiarize themselves regularly with the TSU administrative acts related to the learning process;
- Inform the University Learning Process Management Department/Faculty Learning Process Management Service about any changes in their personal information in the electronic learning management system;
- Register no later than the second semester for a Minor specialty.
- A credit is a unit that expresses the learning load required for a student and which can be obtained after achieving learning outcomes;
- At the undergraduate level, the student's workload for the 8 semesters is at least 240 credits;
- The workload of a student in a Medical Doctor / Doctor of Dental Medicine programme during the 12/10 semesters is at least 360/300 credits;
- A student workload averages 65 credits per academic year (30-35 credits per semester);
- In addition to the major specialization, the university offers students the opportunity to choose a minor specialization.
- The student is allowed to complete the educational program through self-financing during additional semesters.
- Passing Administrative Registration implies full or partial payment of the tuition fee for admission to the Fall or Spring semester and is a prerequisite for passing academic registration.
- Academic registration carried out for training courses through the electronic learning management system - lms.tsu.ge.
- Changes or cancellation of a training course is allowed up to within 1 week from the course’s beginning date.
- Academic registration for a student participating in the TSU Exchange Educational Programme, is carried out according to the foreign partner’s higher education institution.
- Students have active status once they have completed both the Administrative and Academic Registrations.
Each student receives their own profile to enter the electronic Learning Management System (lms.tsu.ge) when registering for the first semester. The following services are available through the System:
- Implementation of an individualized curriculum;
- Visualization of subjects chosen as well as grades obtained and credits awarded on the study card;
- Familiarization with the educational programmes available within the Faculty, a list of study courses, syllabi, and study and examination schedules;
- Correspondence with the relevant Learning Process Management Department/Faculty Service relating to the learning process and with the Examination Centre if there are issues relating to exams.
- Tuition fees of 1125 must be transferred each semester.
- A different tuition fee may be fixed for a separate education programme in accordance with the rules established by law.
- A student with partial funding must cover the difference between state funding and the total fee within the timeframe established for the administrative registration. TSU students can make several tuition fee payments over the semester.
- The tuition fee for the first two additional semesters is determined according to the credits of the study course/courses. For additional semesters, the student pays the 1125 Gel semester fee.
- The cost per credit in additional semesters of an educational programme is 40 GEL. If the tuition fee for the educational programme per semester is above 1125 GEL, the payment per credit is calculated in function of the semester fee at the average rate of the student’s semester workload (of 30 credits).
- Tuition fees can be paid at: any branch or ATM (Bancomat) of the Bank of Georgia, Liberty Bank or TBC Bank.
For any problem connected with the payment of tuition fees, students can contact the TSU Finance Department (TSU, First Building, Room № 019) or the hotline at +995 32 2 250484.
- Internal Mobility: TSU students are entitled to change their educational programme either by internal transfer within a faculty or by changing to the educational programme of another faculty of TSU.
- Internal mobility can be carried out on lms.tsu.ge from the student's personal profile.
- The right to transfer is valid only after one semester of study is completed. This does not include the time a student has suspended status.
- The possibility of transfer is competitive, and dependent on class availability. A student’s results in the Unified National Examinations (competition score) must exceed the scores of other mobility applicants.
Enrollment in TSU through transfer from other institutions
- Transfer to TSU from another institution of higher learning is carried out according to the rules administered by the Legal Entity of Public Law- Education Management Information System via electronic portal (https://emis.ge/mobiloba/)
Grounds for suspension of student status are:
- Failure to register (administrative or academic);
- Personal application for suspension without stating a reason. The student must apply to the university rector with a request for suspension no later than 2 weeks after the start of the course;
- Personal application for suspension on other grounds can be made within five weeks for the beginning of the course for the following reasons: Transfer to an institution of higher learning abroad (except for study in an exchange programme) or for reasons of illness (by providing medical documents showing a student’s inability to follow the course).
- In the case of prolonged and severe illness, an exception can be made by order of the Rector when it concerns classroom learning.
- The maximum term for suspension of student status is 5 years, except in cases provided by law (studying in a foreign HEI or illness).
- After the deadline, students lose the right to suspend their status and owe the tuition fee for the following semesters.
- Student status cannot be suspended within the framework of the TSU exchange educational programme.
- Personal Statement;
- Graduation of the educational programme by the student at the given level;
- Suspension of student status for more than 5 years;
- Inability to receive a credit three times in the same compulsory course;
- By decision made as a result of disciplinary proceedings against a student by the Faculty Council on the basis of the University Code of Ethics, internal regulations and disciplinary measures;
- Within one year from the issuance of the order on termination of the student's status, the student's status is considered suspended and the student is entitled to exercise external transfer;
- When student status is suspended, its reactivation is made on the basis of passing the Unified National Examinations; without passing the Unified National Examinations, students with the right to study are granted student status in accordance with other rules established by law.
Makeup conditions for the midterm exam
- If a student does not attend a midterm exam given by the faculty, they must apply to the Dean with a statement indicating a valid reason for their absence, with document confirming the reason. The examination may be re-taken within 2 weeks from the date of the midterm examination;
- In case of non-attendance at the midterm exam given by the examination centre, the student applies to the examination centre through the electronic database (lms.tsu.ge) with a statement indicating a valid reason for their absence and submits a document confirming the excuse. The makeup exam must be re-taken within 2 weeks from the date of the midterm exam.
- In case of non-attendance within 2 weeks to take a makeup midterm exam, the student must have a valid reason, which will be considered by the Dean of the Faculty.
Final and additional exams
- The student with a score of at least 51 points, is allowed to take the final exam taking into account the maximum score of the intermediate assessments and the final exam.
- The criteria for failure of Final Exams are:
A) The student's actions during the exam, which contradicts the instructions for conducting the exams and the TSU Code of Ethics https://tsu.ge/data/file_db/iuridiuli_cnobari/etika_09.pdf);
B) Receiving less than 50% of the points set for the final exam.
Students are allowed to take additional exams during the exam period of the current semester in the following cases:
- In case of absence for a main exam conducted by the faculty, a makeup exam can be requested by the student addressed to the Dean, indicating a valid and documented reason for absence. The decision to admit a student to an additional examination is made by the Dean;
- For absences at a main exam given by the examination centre, another exam can be requested by applying electronically to the Exam Centre (lms.tsu.ge) with a valid and documented reason for the student’s absence. The decision to permit a student to re-take an exam is up to the Examination Centre;
- In case of Bachelor’s Thesis failure (F/FX), a request for a new defence cannot be made in the same semester;
- For scores between 41 and 50, and/or if a student who has failed the main exam but has accumulated at least 41 points, the student is automatically given the right to take the relevant additional exam;
- When a student receives a score of FX in the educational programme component, an additional examination is appointed not less than 5 days after the announcement of the results of the final examination.
- In case of absence at the Final Exam or additional exams given by the faculty, the student applies to the Dean with a valid reason and certification, to request an individual appointment for the exam within the time limit set for the final or additional examinations.
- In case of absence for the Final or additional exams given by the examination centre for a valid reason the student applies by letter to the examination centre via e-database (lms.tsu.ge) for the appointment of an individual exam within the time limit set for the final or additional examinations indicating the reason and presenting documents certifying their excuse. The decision will be made by the examination centre;
- In case of absence at the final and additional exams, after the end of the exam period for the student, the appointment of the exam in an individual manner is allowed only for valid reasons, which must be documented. The decision to make an individual appointment after the end of the examination period is made by the Rector of the University on the basis of the advice of the Dean.
The final and relevant additional exam form is a written exam. Depending on the specifics of the course, it may also include an oral component, in which case the exam will be considered passed if the student receives at least 50% of the scores set for each component (written/oral).
The Student Achievement Evaluation system allows:
A. Five types of positive assessment:
A.a) (A) Excellent - 91-100 points of the assessment;
A.b) (B) Very good - 81-90 points of maximum assessment;
A.c) (C) Good - 71-80 points of maximum assessment;
A.d) (D) Satisfactory - 61-70 points of maximum assessment;
A.e) (E) Sufficient - 51-60 points of maximum assessment.
B) Two types of negative assessment:
B.a) (FX) Did not pass - 41-50 points of the maximum grade, which means that the student needs more work to pass and is given the right to re-take an exam once, with independent work;
B.b) (F) Failed - 40 points or less of the maximum grade, which means that the work done by the student is not enough and he/she has to re-take the course.
- Upon completion of the higher education programme, the graduate is awarded the relative degree/qualification.
- A Diploma and an appendix shall be issued in the name of the graduate.