Primary school students affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine will be enrolled in Georgian public and private schools in a simplified manner, the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia announced on Friday.
The Ministry said Ukrainian students would be able to join the same classes they were attending in their country as of February 24, 2022, when Russia launched its invasion.
Those wishing to continue their studies in Georgia should apply to their desired schools. Georgia, like other countries, will offer Ukrainian school students to continue classes in public and private schools, [both] in [official] and other languages,” the Ministry said.
Current regulations require foreign citizens to apply to the Georgian National Centre for Educational Quality Enhancement and submit a range of papers, to receive the status of having received education in their country of origin before joining a Georgian school. The requirement will not apply to school children from Ukraine.
Detailed information is available on the hotline of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia through the number (995 32) 2 200 220.
Private and public kindergartens in Tbilisi will also accept Ukrainian children free of charge, with Tbilisi Mayor Kaladze announcing on March 16 they would be given priority during pre-school admissions.