The right to mobility
The university student is entitled to use internal (between the educational programs of IBSU) and external mobility (transferring to another higher educational institution) rights in accordance with the rules established by the legislation of Georgia.
Mobility can be implemented within one particular level of higher education.
Internal mobility is eligible for any IBSU student who has had active student status at the university for at least one semester, including those whose status has been suspended at the time of registration for the internal mobility vacancies.
The right to mobility arises for a student after one year of study at the relevant level of higher education. The period of study does not include the time during which the person had suspended his/her student status.
The right of mobility and internal mobility of the master program student arises only in regard to the educational program/direction, which corresponds to:
- The type of general M.A. examination test taken by the student;
- The third relevant elective subject passed in the Unified National Examinations – a compulsory subject (for students who passed the Unified National Examinations in 2020 and after).
In what timeframe is the internal mobility implemented at IBSU?
- January 14, 2022 – Determination of the number of vacancies for academic programs by the faculties of the International Black Sea University;
- From January 17 to January 28, 2022 – Registering applications of the persons wishing to change the faculty/program through internal mobility by the faculties of the International Black Sea University;
- Credits recognition and preparation of decisions regarding the persons to be enrolled by the faculties of the International Black Sea University:
- Undergraduate level – from January 31, 2022, to February 8, 2022
- Master, Doctorate levels – from January 31, 2022, to February 22
- Signing of new agreements between the International Black Sea University and the students participating in internal mobility;
- Undergraduate – February 9-10
- Master’s, Doctoral – February 23-24
- Preparation of the Rector’s order on changing the students’ faculty/programs through internal mobility:
- Undergraduate – February 11
- Master’s, Doctoral – February 25
In what timeframe does the external mobility take place at IBSU?
External mobility deadlines are determined by the Education Management Information System. The information will be published on the website of the Education Management Information System https://emis.ge/ and on the website of the International Black Sea University www.ibsu.edu.ge
What is the new mobility rule approved by the order of the Minister of Education and Science?
According to the change in the order of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, the third compulsory subject passed in the national exams must correspond to the subjects required for the program that the student wishes to transfer to. Similarly, the type of common master exam test should correspond to the type of test that was passed on the program transferred to.
Therefore, when writing a mobility application, the student must submit a document confirming compliance of the subjects/test type passed in the national exams/master exam. If such compliance is not confirmed, the student will not be able to take part in the mobility.
Information on the third elective-compulsory subjects to be taken for the IBSU programs on the Unified National Examinations:
|Third Elective-Compulsory Subject|
|Public and government administration||
|Accounting and auditing||Mathematics|
Information about the types of M.A. exam tests
|Name of the master’s program||Master’s Exam Test Type|
|Finances||Type B test|
|Marketing||Type B test|
|Managment||Type B test|
|Computer Science||Type B test|
|International Relations||Type A test|
|The United States Foreign Affairs||Type A test|
|Education Management||Type A test|
|Comparative Commercial Law||Type C test|
What is the credit recognition procedure?
In order to recognize the students’ credits transferred through mobility, the Educational Process Management Service, in cooperation with the relevant program coordinator, prepares a comparison report and submits it to the Quality Assurance Service for consideration. The final version of the comparison act is approved by the Faculty Board. Acceptance or refusal of credits recognized by the University is confirmed in written form by the student, organized by the Academic Process Management Service.
If a person wants to have mobility at the university where he/she studies and has failed a subject(s), will he/she benefit from the mobility right?
Yes, it is possible. There are no restrictions on this.
Can a student transferred to IBSU benefit from internal grants?
Yes, it is possible. You need to submit the relevant documentation to receive an internal grant.
What documents are required during external mobility?
In case of external mobility:
Students willing mobility must submit the following documents to the International Black Sea University after receiving the confirmation of mobility transfer:
- Copy (s) of document (s) governing student status (eg enrollment / restoration / status suspension / status termination act);
- A mark sheet certified by the signature and seal of the authorized person of the University (indicating the number of credits and evaluation of the study components);
- A student must submit a document confirming the compliance of the national exams (if passed 2020 and after) / the subjects of the master’s exam/test type with the mobility program. If this compliance is not confirmed, the student will not be able to participate in the mobility.
- A copy of an identification card (ID);
- Certificate of complete general education and/or a copy of the document certifying the completion of the previous level(s) of higher education;
- Two photographs (3X4), (printed and electronic version);
- For male students: Proof of military registration;
- In case of mobility for master’s and doctoral levels, in case of submission of a diploma by the candidate after completing at least five years of the program within the period defined by the Law of Georgia on Higher Education, the candidate must also submit a recognition document of the diploma, which confirms its compliance with the relevant educational level.
What documents are required during internal mobility?
In order to exercise the right of internal mobility, the student is obliged to submit the following documents to the relevant faculty of IBSU, within the timeframe set by the University:
- application (R3.F13);
- When writing a mobility application, the student must submit a document proving the compliance of the subjects/types of tests passed on national exams (if passed in 2020 and after) with the mobility transfer program. If this compliance is not confirmed, the student will not be able to participate in the mobility.
If an applicant has a diploma issued by a foreign country, what is the procedure in this case?
In case of a diploma issued by a foreign country, it is necessary to provide a translation accepted and notarized by LEPL – National Center for Quality Development in Education.
What are the terms for foreign nationals for transferring to IBSU?
Different tuition fees apply to foreign nationals. Detailed information is available on the IBSU website www.iro.ibsu.edu.ge or contact email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
In case of transfer from Georgian language educational program to English language educational program, what are the requirements for a mobility applicant?
When using the right of mobility from the Georgian language educational program to the English language educational program, the student is obliged to confirm the appropriate level of English language proficiency. Relevant levels for this purpose are:
- In order to be enrolled in the first semester of the undergraduate program, a student must have obtained at least the number of points in the English language test for the Unified National Examinations, which is determined for the admission educational program in the relevant academic year. (50% + 1) or (60% + 1);
- A student enrolled in the second semester of the undergraduate program must attest to B1 level English proficiency;
- A student enrolled in the 3-5th semesters of an undergraduate program must attest to B2 level English proficiency.
As for M.A. and doctoral programs, students enrolled in master’s programs must attest to B2 level English proficiency, while those enrolled in doctoral programs must attest to a B2 / C1 level of English proficiency due to admission terms.
To attest to the required level, a student may: Submit an International Certificate in English or pass an IBSU-appointed English Language Test or submit a document certifying that he/she has passed the English Learning Component at B2 / C1 level or submit a document certifying that he/she has completed a previous level English language education program in the last three years and his / her GPA is at least 75 (out of 100) or 3 (out of 4), respectively.
When it is not required to write the language proficiency test?
In order to prove the required level, a student can: a) submit an international certificate of English; B) In order to be admitted to the undergraduate level in the first semester, a student must have obtained at least the number of points in the English language examination for the Unified National Examinations, which is determined for the respective educational program in the relevant academic year. (50% + 1) or (60% + 1) for the English Philology program; C) submit a document proving that he/she has passed the English language course at the same level / B2 / C1: d), submit a document certifying that he/she has completed a previous level English language education program in the last three years and the average of his/her marks (GPA) under that particular program is at least 75 (out of 100) or 3 (out of 4).