Batumi State Maritime Academy

  • Founded: 2002
  • Location: Batumi, Georgia
  • Type: Private

About Us

Batumi State Maritime Academy (BSMA)

Batumi State Maritime Academy is proud of its history and that we have been delivering maritime training since the beginning of Maritime Education in Georgia.Maritime education and training in Georgia starts from 1920’s with opening of evening courses for seafarers in Batumi. In 1929 on basis of evening courses Maritime Industrial Technical Secondary School was founded. On March 5th 1944 Maritime Industrial Technical Secondary School was reorganized into Batumi Maritime College and moved to its current building where it is functioning till now. From 1944 Batumi Maritime College passed long way from professional education institution to university. In 1994 by decision of Georgian Government the College was reorganized in Batumi State Maritime Academy. The current status to BSMA was given on 25th of June 2012 – Legal Entity of Public Law – Teaching University – Batumi State Maritime Academy. Since obtaining its current status BSMA has gone through significant expansion and upgrading infrastructure and educational process. In 2012 renovated Seafarers Training and Certification Centre was opened. With support of Government of Georgia new Centre became leader in field of maritime short learning courses and certification. Today BSMA Centre is equipped with latest simulators and progressive teaching materials which makes it leading training and certification Centre in the region. In 2014 BSMA becomes member of leading professional organizations in Maritime field, such as IASST (International Association of Safety and Survival Training) and IMSF (International Maritime Simulator Forum). In 2015 BSMA is hosting BSAMI (Black Sea Association of Maritime Institutions) – meeting of leaders of Maritime Education in Black Sea region. In 2016 BSMA is hosting IASST and welcomes world’s biggest training centers representatives in Batumi. In 2016 BSMA is among winners of “Industry-led Skills and Workforce Development Project” (ISWD) of Millennium Challenge Account – Georgia (MCA-Georgia). Under the Program of Improvement Competitive Grants scheme 4 new Vocational Educational Programs were developed in partnership with international partners – Pearson Education and BTEC. BSMA Vocational Education Centre has passed and obtained BTEC accreditation. In 2017 for the first time in its history BSMA received training vessel, which can be used to develop practical skills for students of Maritime Faculty. BSMA’s vision and mission is dedicated to transition of BSMA into leading educational center of Black Sea and Caspian Sea region. Batumi State Maritime Academy strives to become the leading educational center of the Black and Caspian Sea Region in the maritime industry and other related fields.
Bachelor Degree Programs Tuition Fees per  year Duration
Faculty of Navigation    
Maritime Navigation $5,000 4yrs

Study In BSMA

Join thousands of International students currently studying in the Batumi State Maritime Academy (BSMA).
To get Admission at the Batumi State Maritime Academy (BSMA) simply fill the Application form or send all the required documents to List of the required documents:
  1. Copy of the passport;
  2. High School Certificate or BA degree Diploma (for MA degree applicants) along with transcript;
  3. Application fee payment receipt.
  4. Video Interview (Contact us for sample)
Application Status: After submission, within the 7 working days of fulfilling the application requirements, you will get an official offer letter from the University of Georgia. On the basis of the signed offer letter, “Study In Tbilisi” will start enrollment procedure. Translation, notarization, recognition and enrollment procedures take approximately 2 – 4 weeks. UG has no deadline for admission. However, the University has two intakes. Students can get admission to either join Fall Academic Session (September batch) or the Spring Academic Session (February/March batch). Apply Now

Once the invited applicant sends the personal identification and educational documentation to the University of Georgia, the documents will be submitted to the National Centre for Educational Quality Enhancement and to the Ministry of Education and Science to obtain the Ministry enrollment. As soon as the enrollment procedure will be successfully completed, the University will inform the applicant of his successful enrollment to study in Georgia.

Start your admission process to study in University of Georgia today, fill the Application form or send all the required documents to

As soon as the enrolment procedure will be successfully completed, UG will send you an official invitation letters which – together with other documents – will be required for the applicant to apply for studying VISA to the closest Georgian Embassy. 

For more information about the visa regime for your country nationals and stateless persons residing in the relevant countries, see our Georgian Visa and Residence Permit for Students guide. 

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"Welcome to Batumi State Maritime Academy"

Take a visual tour of our University and see why Batumi State Maritime Academy is a favourite destination for International students.

Career Service: Student Self-Government: At the Maritime Academy, based on the universal, equal, direct elections, the apolitical organization has been created and functioned according to faculties. Student self-governance consists of 15 members, eleven students from the Maritime Faculty and four students from Business and Management faculty. He is elected for 3 years and is headed by the Chairman of the Student Self-Government. The goals of the student self-governance are: Promoting students’ rights and freedoms, protection of their legitimate interests, strengthening and practical realization; Providing students with high quality education, developing professional skills and helping them in self-realization; Ensure students’ participation in the management of the academy; Supporting student initiatives and projects; Organizing scientific-cognitive activities; Support for sports associations and circles activities; Organizing meetings with exhibitions, literary events, creative evenings, prominent persons; Along with studying in Batumi State Maritime Academy, students enrolled in parallel can participate in student active and healthy cheerful life. To this end, the Department of Culture and Sport operates in the following sections: Futsal Basketball Table tennis Arm wrestling Volley ball Music band Orchestra Folk dance ensemble Cheerful and smart club KBN

For the first time in the post-Soviet space – OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation, U.S.) financed the development of the University of Georgia in order to build the best educational infrastructure in the Caucasus region and bring its educational services in accordance with western standards.

Today, the University of Georgia is the nation’s leading private university, with the personal growth and professional development of its students as its main goal. Graduates of the university feel confidence and ready to enter the competitive job market.

International students can apply for a space in Ivane Javakhashvili Tbilisi State University’s hostel after gaining admission to study in the university.

Also student’s who don’t gain space the hostel can opt to live in flats within TSU’s vicinity. To learn more about apartments near TSU in Tbilisi, read Accommodation and Hostels In Georgia for International Students

Message for International Students

“Welcome to the Batumi State Maritime Academy! With hundreds of international students and visiting international scholars, the Batumi State Maritime Academy is a hub of learning and research in the region, offering quality education and excellent infrastructure to students from all around the world ”.

Top 10+ reasons to Study In Tbilisi.

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