Foreign students who wish to study and reside in Georgia for more than 6 months, need to apply for a student visa.

Work during studies:

International Students can work Part-time in Georgia for 20 Hours per week
The processing time for study visa may take from 6-12 weeks from the application day.

You can bring your spouse and kids with you.

The general application process is :

  1. Find a course in an approved educational institution of Georgia
  2. Contact the university and initiate your application process.
  3. Find out the requirements from the university to get the acceptance/admission letter.
  4. Get the acceptance/admission letter from the university in Georgia
  5. Prepare your visa application and gather other required documents for it.
  6. Apply for a student visa and prepare to move to Georgia

What are eligibility requirements for the Student Visa?

7 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a passport/travel document valid for at least 12 months
  • You need sufficient funds to cover your studies or a scholarship which confirms the payment of the tuition fees
  • You must to be accepted/enrolled in a course of an approved university/college in Georgia
  • You should be of good character and health
  • You need to have details of accommodation in Georgia
  • You may require valid travel insurance covering the entire period of your studies
  • Additional requirements might be present. Please check with your University/College in Georgia for details.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Student Visa?

7 Document Required

  • Visa application form, completed and signed
  • Copies of enrollment letter from educational institute in Georgia
  • Copies of valid passport (including the bio page, past visas, etc)
  • Proof of financial means/scholarship to cover the studies
  • Character and health certificate (as applicable)
  • Copies of travel health insurance
  • Additional documents might be present. Please check with your University/College in Georgia for details.

Cost of living

Avarage cost of living in Georgia

1. Grocery

Items United States Georgia Comparison
Apples (1KG) 2.2 – 6.61 USD 0.49 – 1.23 USD 81% less
Cheese (1KG) 6.61 – 16.53 USD 2.46 – 4.11 USD 72% less
Bread (500g) 1.53 – 3.41 USD 0.29 – 0.41 USD 86% less
Banana (1KG) 1.08 – 2.2 USD 1.23 – 2.05 USD 1% less
Pack of Marlboro 5.45 – 8.69 USD 1.23 – 1.64 USD 80% less
Eggs (12) 1.75 – 3.99 USD 1.23 – 1.64 USD 50% less
Bottle of Wine 9 – 16 USD 3.7 – 6.16 USD 61% less
Onions (1KG) 1.52 – 4.41 USD 0.29 – 0.82 USD 82% less
Chicken Breast (1KG) 4.41 – 14.31 USD 2.46 – 4.93 USD 61% less
Milk 0.65 – 1.12 USD 0.82 – 1.44 USD 27% more

2. Restaurant

Items United States Georgia Comparison
Beer Imported (0.33L Bottle) 4 – 7 USD 1.03 – 2.26 USD 71% less
Beer Local (0.5L Draught) 3 – 5 USD 0.74 – 1.23 USD 76% less
Cappucino 3 – 5 USD 0.82 – 2.3 USD 62% less
Meal for 2 at mid-restaurant 35 – 70 USD 12.32 – 26.69 USD 63% less
Meal at inexpensive restaurant 10 – 20 USD 4.11 – 8.21 USD 59% less
McDonald Combo Meal 6 – 8 USD 4.11 – 6.16 USD 27% less

3. Transportation

Items United States Georgia Comparison
One-way Ticket (Public) 1.5 – 2.75 USD 0.21 – 0.33 USD 88% less
Gasoline (1LTR) 0.53 – 0.76 USD 0.66 – 0.92 USD 22% more
Taxi (1KM) 1.24 – 2.49 USD 0.21 – 0.29 USD 87% less

4. Rent

Items United States Georgia Comparison
1 Bedroom City Centre 650 – 2000 USD 205.32 – 426.3 USD 77% less
1 Bedroom Outside City 550 – 1500 USD 123.19 – 246.38 USD 82% less
Internet (Cable/ADSL) 35 – 80 USD 8.21 – 15.6 USD 80% less

5. Leisure and Shopping

Items United States Georgia Comparison
Summer Dress (Zara,H&M) 20 – 50 USD 20.53 – 49.28 USD 1% less
Cinema Ticket (one) 9 – 13.5 USD 3.7 – 5.34 USD 60% less

527 People moved to Georgia from United States by 1990 – 2019

Other top ten expats in Georgia listed below

Rank Country Male Female Total
#1 Russia 240.1K 176.9K 417.1K
#2 Ukraine 72.6K 55.4K 128K
#3 Armenia 31.4K 36.7K 68.1K
#4 Azerbaijan 26.4K 16.6K 43K
#5 Kazakhstan 16.8K 15.7K 32.5K
#6 Belarus 15.3K 8.6K 23.9K
#7 Uzbekistan 13K 10.1K 23.1K
#8 Germany 7K 5.6K 12.6K
#9 Moldova 6.3K 4.1K 10.4K
#10 Tajikistan 3.7K 3K 6.7K
#11 Poland 3.2K 1.8K 5K
#12 Lithuania 3.1K 1.9K 5K
#13 Kyrgyzstan 3K 2K 5K
#14 Turkmenistan 2.3K 1.7K 3.9K
#15 Latvia 1.7K 1.1K 2.8K

Talent Migration data for Georgia

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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