Political Sciences

Preconditions for the admission to the programme and required documents

Any Georgian citizen, holding a state certificate of general education or any equivalent, successfully passing the Unified National Exams, can enroll in the Bachelor Education Programme.

In addition to the three mandatory disciplines, required at the Unified National Exams, applicants should pass one of the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Geography
  • Literature
  • Civic Education

Additional admission requirement – English as a foreign language.

Mobility

The mobility procedures are administered twice a year within the timelines approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.

Enrolment through mobility or acceptance of students from accredited foreign educational institutions is based on the decision of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and GIPA regulations. 

First-year students’ registration:

Registration starts on 3 of September and lasts till 7th September 12:00-17:00 in Ortachala, #101 Gorgasali

Documents required for registration:

  • ID (copy)
  • A state certificate of general education (original or copy) or an equivalent;

if not issued in Georgia, the document’s authenticity verification is required

  • Photo (3x4) + digital photo
  • Military registration document (copy) where applicable
  • Payment confirmation: 20% of the annual tuition fee (720 GEL) 

Payment is possible through any branch of TBC bank (Tbilisi and the regions)

Bank account number: GE84TB1100000110700419 / GEL

Account holder – NNLE Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA)

Name of the Educational Programme   Bachelor’s Programme in Political Sciences

Qualification to be awarded:  Bachelor of Political Sciences

Amount of Programme in Credits: 240 ECTS

The language of Instruction: Georgian

Level of Higher Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Type of the Educational Programme: Academic

Purpose of the Programme:

The Political Sciences Bachelor Programme is oriented for students to acquire: 

  • Wide theoretical knowledge in political sciences in general as well as in its particular components;
  • Thorough knowledge of the world’s philosophical and scientific heritage, the history of political thinking and political ideologies;
  • Deep understanding of public policy and the main principles of the democratic formation of a state, liberal values, and human rights;
  • Wide knowledge of the role, responsibility, and rights of individuals in society.

The Political Sciences Bachelor Programme is oriented for students to develop: 

  • Effectively use the gained theoretical knowledge in political sciences in practice and develop other skills needed for working in the field;
  • Logical and critical thinking;
  • Professional ethics and juridical values.

Field of Employment:

Graduates from the Political Sciences Bachelor Programme will be employed both in the public and international sectors (those positions where BA qualification is required). The programme offers theoretical knowledge alongside practical experience that gives the opportunity to graduates to start career development in the field of political sciences.

Contact Person:

Coordinator of the Program

Tedo Sanikidze

Mob: +995 598 23 95 40

E-mail: t.sanikidze@gipa.ge

Special Offer

Choose Bachelor’s Programme in Political Sciences of GIPA #1 and get a 20% discount off for the first academic year.

Tuition Fee

The annual fee for the program is 3600 GEL

Funding

During the first year, 1000 GEL funding is envisaged for all students with state grants (100%,70%, and 50%).

Fees for students with different amounts of state grants:

50% Grant

4500 - 1125 (50%) - 1000 (GIPA) = 2375 ₾

70% Grant 

4500 - 1575 (70%) - 1000 (GIPA) = 1925  ₾

100% Grant

4500 - 2250 (100%) - 1000 (GIPA) = 1250 ₾

Promotion system

The School of Social Sciences (SSS) has initiated a promotion system for successful students. Students with the highest academic ratings get financial support/scholarships which covers 100% of their tuition fee for the following semester.

Wish you high academic performance and successful completion of study!

Scholarships

Starting from the second academic year, scholarships are awarded to students with the highest academic achievements to cover their tuition fee for the following semester:

  • Scholarships are awarded to those students whose GPA is 3.5 or higher;
  • Students with the highest GPA scale (4.0) get 100% scholarship for the following semester;
  • Students with GPA less than 4.0 but 3.5 or higher get 100% scholarship for the following semester if their academic achievements rated excellent (A) in all subjects during the previous two semesters;
  • Students with GPA 3.5 or higher get financial support to cover their tuition fee for the following semester in accordance with their rating: 1-70%; 2-60%; 3-50%; 4-40%; 5-30%;
  • If students drop a course, they are not eligible for scholarships in the following semester;
  • If students are awarded state grants, SSS covers the difference between the grant and tuition fee;
  • Scholarships awarded by SSS are meant to cover the respective amount of the tuition fee only; they are not considered as an income.

The Programme is oriented to provide students with theoretical insight into key areas of political sciences alongside practical skills to apply gained knowledge. The academic courses combine theoretical materials with practical examples and cases, a part of which is based on own experience of our lecturers, prominent professionals of the field. Special attention is given to students’ active involvement into the academic process through presentations, discussions, debates, role plays and other similar activities which, at the same time, promote the acquisition of communication and team-work skills. Written assignments such as quizzes, answers to open questions, micro- and end-off programme projects serve inter alia to strengthen subject comprehension and academic writing skills. Both programme curriculum and academic process as a whole prepare future professionals for a successful career path in the sphere of political sciences and related fields.

Program

Lecturers

Zurab Agladze

Zurab Agladze

Conflictology and Geopolitic of Geo ...

Zhana Antia

Zhana Antia

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Levan Asatiani

Levan Asatiani

Middle East Policy

Levan Berdzenishvili

Levan Berdzenishvili

Great Books and Rhetorics and an Ar ...

Mzia Gomelauri

Mzia Gomelauri

‘The human being in the schizoid wo ...

Ana Diakonidze

Ana Diakonidze

Levan Dolidze

Levan Dolidze

Head of BA Program in Political Sci ...

Giorgi Turkia

Giorgi Turkia

Head of BA program Business Adminis ...

Irakli Imedadze

Irakli Imedadze

Merab Kakulia

Merab Kakulia

Head of BA program in Economics / E ...

Giorgi Kobakhidze

Giorgi Kobakhidze

Giorgi Koberidze

Giorgi Koberidze

Levan Kokaia

Levan Kokaia

Basics of Law / Business Law

Vakhtang Lomjaria

Vakhtang Lomjaria

Economics

Ketevan Maisuradze

Ketevan Maisuradze

Teona Mataradze

Teona Mataradze

Jeff Morski

Jeff Morski

Giorgi Mzhavanadze

Giorgi Mzhavanadze

Keti Mukhiguli

Keti Mukhiguli

Head of BA Program in Sociology / I ...

Ramaz Sakvarelidze

Ramaz Sakvarelidze

Mariam Sekhniashvili

Mariam Sekhniashvili

Head of MA Program in Public Relati ...

Elisabed Sopromadze

Elisabed Sopromadze

Local Self-Government and Public Ad ...

Tinatin Kavtaradze

Tinatin Kavtaradze

Academic Writing

Otar Kochoradze

Otar Kochoradze

Tornike Sharashenidze

Tornike Sharashenidze

Head of MA Program in International ...

Giorgi Shubitidze

Giorgi Shubitidze

Nino Charekishvili

Nino Charekishvili

Ivane Chkhikvadze

Ivane Chkhikvadze

Natia Tchigvaria

Natia Tchigvaria

Head of PHD Program in Social Scien ...

Alexander Chkuaseli

Alexander Chkuaseli

Countries in transition Policy, Pub ...

Gogi Khomeriki

Gogi Khomeriki

Zaza Abashidze

Zaza Abashidze

Head of BA Program in Political Sci ...

Administration

Nestan Tsitsishvili

Nestan Tsitsishvili

Dean of the School of Social Sciences

Tengiz Pkhaladze

Tengiz Pkhaladze

Head of BA Program in Political Sciences

Khatuna Beraia

Khatuna Beraia

Quality Assurance Manager of the School of Social Sciences

Tedo Sanikidze

Tedo Sanikidze

Administrative Manager and Coordinator at School of Social Sciences

Salome Chkheidze

Salome Chkheidze

Coordinator of Ba Programmes in Political Sciences, Economics and Social Sciences

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