ESTD.: 1995 | TYPE: Government | AFFILIATION: who | RECOGNITION: mci
Caucasus International University (CIU)is a Non-Government Highest Education Institution and relatively new University which has evolved from its early days as a school of business, created in the 1990's in partnership with the U.S. Georgia State University, Atlanta. Today, the University has five different faculties and around a thousand students attend the establishment each year. The Faculty of Medicine offers a number of different degrees, including pharmacology, dentistry, physical medicine and rehabilitation and medicine. A member of FAIMER-IMED (Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research) and the WHO's AVICENNA, the Faculty of Medicine at Caucasus International University is also recognized by the Medical Council of India.
The Faculty of Medicine is well-equipped, with modern, hi-tech facilities in which to learn. Students complete both theoretical teaching and clinical instruction. Instruction is delivered by highly qualified and experienced teaching personnel. The CIU hosts the "Annual International Scientific Conference for Students", which gives learners from CIU an opportunity to participate, as well as attract delegates from many different countries.
Medical qualifications are delivered in both Georgian and English. The course delivered in English is specifically designed to accommodate foreign students. At the present about 700 medical students at CIU are from other countries. As part of the requirements for a successful application to study medicine, foreign students who don't intend to use the Georgian language option for their course will need to either hold a B2-level pass in the English language, or successfully complete the University's own English test.
The cost of living is extremely reasonable in the surrounding area, leading to many students renting apartments in Tbilisi. Students can eat cheaply at the University's cafeteria (which can seat around 300 students and services a wide a range of dishes, reflecting the multicultural nature of the student body). Because CIU is located in the city of Tbilisi, many students choose to eat at one of the local restaurants or cafes.