Alte University

International Relations

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Climate change, epidemic, the fight against poverty, war conflicts, etc, are challenges that the modern world faces and that require great effort to solve. The world today needs people who have the ambition to make a positive impact on modern challenges. Learning about international relations is the best way to delve deeper into the challenges of the modern world and see how the economy, culture, education, and politics affect society.

Alte University’s undergraduate program in International Relations is customized to the requirements of the international labor market and the best practices of the leading universities (London School of Economics and Political Science, and Princeton School of Public and International Affairs) with highly qualified academic and invited practicing lecturers.  

the purpose of the program

The aim of Alte University's undergraduate program in International Relations is to provide the student with a broad knowledge of the major areas of international relations and global politics; develop the necessary skills to study current issues and solve professional problems in global politics; the program aims to improve the ability to act in accordance with democratic values and principles of good governance in practice; analyze problematic issues, and establish professional communication.

Learning methods

The program is implemented using learning methods such as analysis, synthesis, mental assault, discussion/debate, audio-linguistic method, role-playing games, de Bono method ("Six Thinking Hats"), resource finding, map work, action-oriented learning, Group work, written work, inverted learning, case analysis, case study and etc.

Key aspects of the program

The program offers:

  • A variety of subjects, including NATO and Euro-Atlantic political and security dimensions, European integration, strategic aspects of international relations, international conflicts and peacekeeping missions, US foreign policy, European party policy, Russian foreign policy, Chinese foreign policy, Anatomy of Middle East-International Relations, Problems of Separatism in the Modern World, Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette, Terrorism, International Economic Relations, Georgia's European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Policy, Negotiation Theory and Practice, Critical Thinking, etc; 
  • The Enhanced English component - Involvement in scientific research;
  • Workshops, thematic seminars, meetings with invited guests, etc;
  • practice in both private and public sector agencies or organizations;

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Discuss the fundamental theories and concepts of international relations, as well as their directions, principles, current challenges, regional contexts of international relations, and Georgia's international situation; 
  • Classify and explain global policy issues in light of key achievements in national and international scientific thinking;
  • Acting in accordance with democratic values and principles of good governance in practice;
  • Analyzing problematic issues and establishing professional communication;
  • Critically understand and explain the importance of international economic relations, international security, and international legal order in the system of international relations;
  • Analyze and evaluate important issues in international relations and governance using a variety of methods based on open-source research; 
  • To formulate and substantiate its position on complex issues in the field, taking into account the principles of ethics, humanity, democratic governance, fundamental human rights, and freedoms; 
  • Establish effective communication with target groups in the field of international relations, in Georgian and English, using traditional and modern means of communication;

Graduates of the International Relations Program can successfully continue studies at Alte University, the first master's program in national and international security in Georgia.

Qualifications to be awarded to a graduate: Bachelor of International Relations
Credit / Duration: 240 credits / 4 years
Language: Georgian language (separate courses are taught in English)

Program structure:

  •  Compulsory courses: 139 credits
  • Compulsory-elective courses: 27 credits 
  • Free compulsory courses: 44 credits
  • Free elective courses: 20 credits
  • Undergraduate Thesis: 10 credit

Admission is based on passing the Unified National Examinations and also in accordance with other rules established by the legislation of Georgia; Also, a student may be enrolled in the program without passing the Unified National Examinations, in accordance with the legislation of Georgia.

Subjects to be submitted: Georgian language and literature; Any foreign language; History or Mathematics
Number of students to enroll : 150
Annual fee: 2250 GEL

Graduates of the Bachelor of International Relations program will be able to work as diplomats, international security specialists, international analysts, global policy researchers, political risk analysts, international business consultants, strategic communications specialists, and others:

  • In relevant public institutions (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, embassies, etc);
  • In non-governmental organizations;
  • In international organizations;
  • Relevant profile in research organizations;
  • In the mass media;
  • In private organizations;

Contact number: 032 240 29 46/48

Please follow the link below and: fill out a registration form to be interviewed by a university representative

Will students be able to participate in exchange programs?

 Students of the Alte University Bachelor of international relations program can participate in exchange programs announced by partner universities in Europe, Asia, and the Caucasus. 

  • We actively cooperate with the Erasmus + program;
  • We have the Confucius Institute, which gives each student the opportunity to study Chinese for free and receive 100% funding for studying in China;

What funding opportunities do Alte University students have?

  • Grant issued by the University;
  • scholarship;

In what cases does the student receive a scholarship?

For a student to be eligible to receive a scholarship, they must have high academic standing and be actively involved in student conferences, research, projects, and cultural and sporting events on behalf of the university.

What is the difference between a university grant and a scholarship?

  • Grant- A grant awarded by a university is different from a grant awarded by the state as a result of the Unified National Examinations and is an additional opportunity for each student. The grant is awarded by the University Foundation with the aim of increasing access to quality education and promoting research in the educational sphere., each student who will have a GPA of 3.5 or higher at the end of the semester will be fully funded for each subsequent semester.
  •  Scholarship - Details can be found at the link.

Academic Staff

Learning course: NATO - Political and security dimensions of the Euro-Atlantic area, Public international law

Giorgi Koberidze

Acting Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Invited Lecturer
Learning course: Introduction to Political Science

David Sikharulidze

Associate Professor
Learning course: Russian hybrid model, occupation by Russia (1801–2019)

Teona Akubardia

Member of the Parliament of Georgia
Learning course: negotiation theory and practice

Nino Pruidze

Chairman of the E-Commerce Association
Learning course: International Relations: Theories, Concepts, and Discussions

Giga Lemonjava

Researcher in Foreign Relations and Global Policy, Associate Professor
Learning course: public policy analysis

Batu Kutelia

Expert in International Relations, Professor