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 the unified national exams student must take following subjects: Georgian language and literature, English language, Math or History.

Voluntary: Any elective subject.

    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.

    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

    Salome Chkheidze

    Coordinator of the Program

    Mob: +995 595167755

    E-mail:  s.chkheidze@gipa.ge

    Lecturers

    Zurab Agladze

    Zurab Agladze

    Conflictology and Geopolitic of Geo ...

    Zhana Antia

    Zhana Antia

    Assistant Professor / Statistics

    Levan Asatiani

    Levan Asatiani

    Middle East Policy

    Levan Berdzenishvili

    Levan Berdzenishvili

    Great Books and Rhetorics and an Ar ...

    Mzia Gomelauri

    Mzia Gomelauri

    Professor / ‘The human being in the ...

    Ana Diakonidze

    Ana Diakonidze

    Associate Professor / Introduction ...

    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

    Professor / Head of BA program in E ...

    Giorgi Koberidze

    Giorgi Koberidze

    Levan Kokaia

    Levan Kokaia

    Basics of Law / Business Law

    Vakhtang Lomjaria

    Vakhtang Lomjaria

    Assistant Professor / Fundamentals ...

    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

    Assistant Professor / Head of MA Pr ...

    Elisabed Sopromadze

    Elisabed Sopromadze

    Local Self-Government and Public Ad ...

    Tinatin Kavtaradze

    Tinatin Kavtaradze

    Academic Writing

    Otar Kochoradze

    Otar Kochoradze

    Tornike Sharashenidze

    Tornike Sharashenidze

    Professor / Head of MA Program in I ...

    Giorgi Shubitidze

    Giorgi Shubitidze

    Assistant Professor / Introduction ...

    Nino Charekishvili

    Nino Charekishvili

    Professor / History of Eastern Civi ...

    Ivane Chkhikvadze

    Ivane Chkhikvadze

    Natia Tchigvaria

    Natia Tchigvaria

    Professor / Head of PhD program and ...

    Alexander Chkuaseli

    Alexander Chkuaseli

    Associate Professor / Countries in ...

    Zaza Abashidze

    Zaza Abashidze

    Professor / Head of BA Program in P ...

    Administration

    Nestan Tsitsishvili

    Nestan Tsitsishvili

    Dean of the School of Social 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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