By 2020, the annual tuition fee for Georgian undergraduates in degree programs at Tbilisi State University became 2250 GEL.
Full waivers (100%) can be obtained when taking the Unified National Examinations, according to the future student’s score. Other amounts waived, according to scores at the entry exams are 70% (1575 GEL) and 50% (1125 GEL). These amounts are then deducted from the tuition fees.
The university also has state-funded programs and additional funding opportunities.
State-funded undergraduate programs
These programs include: Teacher training; Mathematics; Physics; Chemistry; Biology; Economics - at the Faculty of Economics and Business; History; Philology-Georgian Language and Literature; Philosophy; Archaeology.
The program - "State Scholarships for Students", allows successful students to obtain a state scholarship of 150 GEL per month for one semester. (By the order of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia, the University allocates scholarships for a certain number of students enrolled in the accredited Medical Doctor/Dentist program).
State Scholarships for Students were awarded as follows: Fall semester 2018-2019 academic year (from January 1 to February 28, 2019)- 639 students; Spring semester 2018-19 - 594 students (from March 1 to July 31, 2019); Fall semester of the 2019-2020 academic year (October 1 to December 31, 2019)- 670 students. 150 GEL per month (for one semester), 5 months each - 750 GEL.
"Otar Chkheidze Scholarship (Faculty of Humanities): one exceptional student, 200 GEL per month, 2400 GEL per year.
Mikheil Svanidze Scholarship (Faculty of Humanities): one exceptional student; 250 GEL per month; 10 months - 2500 GEL.
Scholarship for 4 students who are citizens of the Republic of Armenia - 300 GEL per month for 11 months. (Total 1400 GEL/month each. A total of 13,200 GEL (Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia).
Exchange Program Student Scholarship (Economic Revenues) - 11 students, a total of 7120 GEL.
San Diego Student Scholarship: 3 students, $2500 equivalent in GEL for one semester. Total $7500/semester.
International School of Economics Scholarship (Economic Revenues) - The number of students and the amount of scholarships change on a monthly basis.
Scholarship for Hungarian students and researchers to participate in summer schools in 2019 – a one-time, one student scholarship of 800 GEL (Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia).
Scholarship for one Chinese student - 900 GEL, 3 months, a total of 2700 GEL (Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia).
"Alexander Rondeli Scholarship" (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences): one student, 200 GEL per month, 5 months, a total of 1000 GEL (Georgian Strategy and International Relations Research Foundation).
“Gvanji Mania Scholarship” (Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences): one exceptional student, 150 GEL per month, 5 months, a total of 750 GEL.
Scholarship for the beginning students from the Entrants Preparatory Section of the Centre for Continuing Education of the LEPL, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, living in occupied territories: One-time scholarship (from April 18 to July 19, 2019), 70 students, GEL 10,500 GEL per month (Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia).
The university also offers funding to successful undergraduate and graduate students. These are distributed annually to the faculties according to the number of students, and awarded to exceptional students according to internal faculty criteria.
Five doctoral students from each faculty are funded from the university budget for one semester. Candidates are selected according to their academic results and faculty candidate selection rules.
PhD students also enjoy certain reductions for the tuition fee. The benefit is determined by the Faculty Board, and by nomination of the Program Leader.
The total amount of university funding for students (Bachelor's/Master's Degree/Single-Level Medical) for the Spring semester of the 2018-2019 academic year was 300,000 GEL. The total amount of university tuition funding for the Fall semester of the 2019-2020 academic year was also 300,000 GEL.
600,000 GEL is provided for result-oriented scientific research activities carried out with the involvement of students.
310,250 GEL has been allocated for student exchange programs, scientific conferences, court-room simulations (Law Faculty) and other funding.
121,000 GEL is provided to finance student expeditions and internships (Faculty of Humanities - 30,000 GEL; Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences - 56,000 GEL; Faculty of Social and Political Sciences - 35,000 GEL).