Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University

  • Founded: 2004
  • Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Type: Private
  • Motto: Libertas, Humanitas, Excellentia
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Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University (BSU)

Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University is an important educational, scientific and cultural center of our country. It has a 80-year-long history.

The establishment and development of the educational system in Adjara was a long-time endeavor of the Georgian community. In 1893 the issue was raised to open a Boys’ Gymnasium in Batumi. On 26-27 June, 1893 the Municipality of the city granted 2 623, 95 sq/m area of land for the Boys’ Gymnasium at the seaside. The project was designed by a military engineer Sedelnikov. The first floor of the building allocated a gym while the second floor contained the church, assembly hall, eight classrooms, art classroom, physics study-room, laboratory and a library. The Boys’ Gymnasium started functioning in July, 1897. On 26 September, 1900 it became possible to open a Women’s Gymnasium as well. Later, by 1923, a Pedagogical Institute was founded in the building of former Women’s Gymnasium (present Public School №2) which afterwards turned into a Pedagogical College. It used to prepare the first stage school teachers.

In the building of the Boys’ Gymnasium in 1935 a 2-year Teacher’s Institute was opened with 4 faculties: Georgian Language and Literature, Physics-Mathematics, History and Natural Sciences-Geography. To this the faculty of Physical Education was added in 1936 and a faculty of Russian Language and Literature – in 1938. In 1938 the Institute was named after Shota Rustaveli.

The first director of the Teachers’ Institute was Khusein Nakaidze. A significant assistance was rendered to the Institute in providing the scientific personnel by other higher educational institutions of Georgia, first and foremost – Tbilisi State University. The following outstanding representatives of the Georgian academia conducted fruitful activities within the walls of the Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University (that time Teachers’ Institute): Giorgi Akhvlediani, Giorgi Tsereteli, Iase Tsintsadze, Sargis Kakabadze, Simon Kaukhchishvili, Giorgi Tavzishvili, Razhden Khutsishvili, Dimitri Gedevanishvili, Giorgi Javakhishvili, Vukol Beridze, Shota Dzidziguri and others. It is owing to them as well that the newly established higher institution soon gained the reputation – a system of teaching and research activities was formed and the preparation of local academic staff took its beginnings – by 1943 there were 5 candidates of sciences at the Institute already.

In July 1935 the preparatory courses were created that particularly fostered the attraction of high school applicants from Adjara highlands. According to the statistics 600 school leavers submitted applications to the Institute in the first year; 219 applicants were admitted to the Institute.

In June 1945 a Pedagogical Institute was founded on the basis of Batumi Teachers’ Institute that was followed by reconstruction process and improvement of the facilities and equipment. In 1956 the renovated building entered into exploitation. However, it was not sufficient for the growth of the Institute and in 1977 the construction of a new 5-storeyed building began that was finished in 1982.

The collapse of the Soviet Empire and Georgia’s fight for independence made it possible to realize the wish of great Ivane Javakhishvili who said: “If there is to be another university in Georgia, it should be in Batumi.”


By the Decision №453, 3 September, 1990 of the Cabinet of Ministries of Georgia Batumi State University was established on the basis of Batumi Pedagogical Institute. After this transformation apart from special faculty chairs there began functioning 9 university chairs at the higher education institution. The number of specialties increased – the faculties of law, economics and medicine were created. As a result of the educational reform in the country the university was transferred to a two-cycle teaching: Bachelor and Master Levels were created. Post-graduate studies also were functioning for certain specialties.

In accordance with the Decree №37, 23 February, 2006 of the Georgian Government on the basis of reorganization and unification of the Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Batumi Institute of Art, Batumi Zakaria Paliashvili State Conservatory, Batumi Institute of Aviation, Batumi Institute of Agrarian Biotechnologies and Business, Scientific-Research Institute of Membrane Technologies and Batumi Agricultural Institute was founded the “Legal Entity of Public Law – Shota Rustaveli State University”. It represents the accredited higher educational institution in accordance with the Decree №103/a, 27 October, 2006 of the National Accreditation Center.

By the Decree №176, 26 September, 2009 of the Georgian Government the LEPL Batumi Botanical Garden was joined to the University, and by the Decree №185, 9 July, 2010 of the Georgian Government – Niko Berdzenishvili Research Institute and Institute of Phytopathology.

In accordance with the Decision №16 and №17, 17 February, 2011 of the RSU Academic Council a Scientific Center was established which comprised Niko Berdzenishvili Humanities and Social Sciences direction, direction of Membrane Technologies and direction of Phytopathology.

Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University comprises 9 faculties: Humanities, Education, Business and economics, Law, Social and political sciences,  Natural sciences and health care, Physics-mathematics and computer sciences, Technological, Tourism. It also embraces the 3 Research Institutes of Niko Berdzenishvili Institute, Agrarian and Membrane Technologies Institute, Institute of Phytopathology and Biodiversity. At present about 6 000 students study at the vocational, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programs.

The facilities and equipment of the Shota Rustaveli State University have been increasing and improving step-by-step, number of students increasing, teaching programs improving, new specialties introduced, qualified staff prepared. The teaching and research processes involve 273 professors, 71 researchers and 387 visiting professors.

In 2011 the university successfully passed authorization and accreditation. RSU offers wide range of options to students at all the three stages of education: there are about 42 vocational, 43 Bachelor’s, 23 Master’s, 8 doctoral and 2 single-level programs. The University preserves its traditional, fundamental fields and at the same time implements and develops new directions in response to the modern demands and requirements. Modern teachings methodologies including on-line learning is also widely used here.

The academic potential, traditions and the geographical location of Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University determine the priorities of its scientific-research activities. The academic and scientific personnel of the University are successfully engaged into the directions of Natural Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Engineering, Technologies, Business and Public health as well as agricultural fields.

Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University is a multi-functional educational and scientific institution where a unified space of academic and professional education and research is created with the cooperation of students, professors, teachers and researchers. A number of scientific-research projects of international and national significance have been accomplished on the university base.

The university has close partnership relations with the leading higher educational institutions within and outside the country. BSU is considered a desirable host for the international scientific conferences and symposia held in various fields of science. Apart from this, the academic and scientific faculty of the university actively participates in scientific conferences and exchange programs in different countries of the world.

The project “Batumi – A University City” – gained its topicality and has offered Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University more prospects of development.

Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University’s Tuition Fees And Programs For International Students.

Bachelor Degree ProgramsTuition Fees per  yearDuration
School of Health Sciences and Public Health  
Medicine$55006yrs
Master’s Degree ProgramsTuition Fees per  yearDuration
School of Business, Economics and Management  

Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) Programs

Tuition Fees per  yearDurationLanguage of Study
School of Business, Economics and Management   

Business Administration

(Marketing and banking, Accounting and Audit, Management)

   

Study In BSU

Join thousands of International students currently studying in the Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University

To get Admission at the Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University (BSU) simply fill the Application form or send all the required documents to bsu@admissionoffice.ge.

List of the required documents:

  1. Copy of the passport;
  2. High School Certificate or BA degree Diploma (for MA degree applicants) along with transcript;
  3. Application fee payment receipt.
  4. Video Interview (Contact us for sample)

Application Status:

After submission, within the 7 working days of fulfilling the application requirements, you will get an official offer letter from Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University. On the basis of the signed offer letter, Admission office will start enrollment procedure. Translation, notarization, recognition and enrollment procedures take approximately 2 – 4 weeks.

BSU has no deadline for admission. However, the University has two intakesStudents can get admission to either join Fall Academic Session (September batch) or the Spring Academic Session (February/March batch).

Apply Now

Once the invited applicant sends the personal identification and educational documentation to Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University , the documents will be submitted to the National Centre for Educational Quality Enhancement and to the Ministry of Education and Science to obtain the Ministry enrollment. As soon as the enrollment procedure will be successfully completed, the University will inform the applicant of his successful enrollment to study in Georgia.

Start your admission process to study in  Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University today, fill the Application form or send all the required documents to bsu@admissionoffice.ge.

As soon as the enrollment procedure will be successfully completed, BSU will send you an official invitation letters which – together with other documents – will be required for the applicant to apply for studying VISA to the closest Georgian Embassy. 

For more information about the visa regime for your country nationals and stateless persons residing in the relevant countries, see our Georgian Visa and Residence Permit for Students guide. 

For Visa application related issue, contact bsu@admissionoffice.ge for professional support.

Global/Europe Recognition
Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University is involved in the Bologna process and is recognized both in Europe and in the US. The University fo Georgia is a member of ENIC-NARIC (ENIC – European Network of Information Centres in European Region, NARIC – National Academic Information Centers in the European Union)

MCI Recognition:
The University of Georgia has just recently gained the accreditation – Medical Council of India (MCI),

Exchange Programs:
Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University coorperates with the European and US leading universities and offer exchange programs at various European universities to the students for one semester or a year. Thus the university has exchange programs within the individual cooperation, ERAMUS mundus and Eramus + Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University also offers Exchange Programs in Turkey in the framework of the Mevlana Exchange Program.

International Projects:

"Welcome to BSU"

Take a visual tour of our University and see why Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University is a favourite destination for International students.

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Laboratory of Immunogenetics

The Laboratory of Immunogenetics is based on the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Health Care and actually is involved in the study process. The Lab is equipped with the Advanced Technologies. Students study modern methods of genetics, molecular biology and immunology. There are practical and laboratory studies on the basis of Immunogenetic Lab.

BSU Dent

From 2016 University dental clinic “BSU denti” is functioning at BSU, where are a different kind of dentistry cabinets.  The cabinets are equipped with the Advanced Technologies. BSU Dent” started receiving patients from February of 2017 and is now carrying out various dental services. There is 20% discount on dentistry services for students

Laboratory of Cell Biology

The Laboratory of Cell Biology is based on the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Health Care and actually is involved in the study process. In the laboratory, students learn methods of working on different cell cultures. There are practical and laboratory studies on the basis of Laboratory of Cell Biology.

Photo-Video Studio

Photo-Video Studio exists on the basis of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. The studio is functioning at the faculty since 2015. It is equipped with the modern Technologies and has an appropriate area for photography and video clips. Students get acquainted the installation programs and video recording techniques as well.

The Legal Clinic

The Legal Clinic opened in 2008 on the basis of the faculty of Law. It presents the model of Law Office and serves up to 400 socially vulnerable citizens every year.  Students have the internship and active assistance to the citizens solving of various legal problems and preparations of legal documents as well. 300 student of the faculty of Law has been trained in the clinic until now. During their internship, they get professional skills and practice.

The Psychology Clinic

The Psychology Clinic exists on the basis of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences and is the faculty’s educational structural unit. The aim is implementing of alternative methods of psychology education, which will enable students to acquire practical skills, to involve in real affairs and psychological services with the help of faculty staff.

Court Simulation Hall

Court Simulation Hall is designed for the students of the faculty of  Law, where different types of moot trials are organized by students. Students are encouraged to demonstrate the role of a judge, attorney, expert, witness, victim or defendant. All of this increases the possibility of utilizing theoretical knowledge and the learning process becomes more effective as well

Criminology cabinet-laboratory

Criminology cabinet-laboratory opened in 2015 on the basis of the faculty of law. The cabinet-laboratory help to the students of criminal law to develop their practical skills. There is held as practical works as demonstrate of educational and documentary films.  Training-practical works are mainly conducted in the direction of criminalist techniques, such as traceology. Students obtain the theoretical knowledge using of technical means by which are equipped the cabinet-laboratory. Students are practically working to discover, find out visible, less visible and invisible footnotes.

Innovative Greenhouse

Innovative Greenhouse exists on the basis of Institute of Agrarian and Membrane Technologies. Students training practice and scientific-research work are carried out in Greenhouses equipped with the latest technologies

FAB LAB BSU

FAB LAB BSU exists on the basis of the Faculty of Technologies. It is a modern laboratory equipped with the ultra-modern technology and appliances, e.g. installed 3D printers, laser cutting, programmable machinery etc. that will allow individual entrepreneurs and companies produce prototype products, test and manufacture them in limited numbers. 

At the FAB LAB the students benefit from the acquired practical and market-oriented knowledge of the contemporary technological achievements. The PabLab will have designated mentors allocated by the market-leading companies to make available for students to work on various projects. In addition, they will have the opportunity to explore and develop projects for new technological equipment.

At the moment, BSU has a hostel which is being constructed for BSU. Most of BSU students life in apartments and flats in the university’s vicinity.

To learn more about apartments in Batumi, read Accommodation and Hostels In Georgia for International Students

Message for International Students

“Welcome to the Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University! With hundreds of international students and visiting international scholars, the Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University is a hub of learning and research in the region, offering quality education and excellent infrastructure to students from all around the world ”.

Jonathan Baron

Top 12 reasons to Study In Batumi.

Contact Details

Address: 35/32 Ninoshvili/Rustaveli str.
Batumi 6010, Georgia.

For Admission, Visa and Resident permit application.
Call: +995 571125222
Email: ug@admissionoffice.ge

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