The 2021 Unified National Examinations have concluded today (30.08.2021). 29,362 entrants have enrolled in various universities throughout the country.
It is my honor to congratulate each and every of them and wish an exciting, successful and productive student life. I would also like to kindly remind them that from the next week they should contact the higher education institutions for administrative purposes to finalize the enrolment procedure.
In 2021, 76% of registered applicants became students. This percentage is almost the same as the last year (75%). Despite the challenges caused by the pandemic, the number of enrolments has not decreased. As for the state funding, a total of 10,769 entrants were funded, of which 6,545 entrants received a state grant: 1,011 entrants received a 100% grant, 1,454% received a 70% grant, and 4,080 entrants received a 50% grant. 4,224 entrants will continue their studies at the state-funded faculties.
As for the competition for different programs, Law, Business Administration, Psychology and Healthcare are in the lead like in previous years. This year, a different trend was also revealed. Popular areas now also include graphic design, performing arts, veterinary medical studies, and computer science. The number of enrollees in the Georgian language foundation program has increased, where representatives of ethnic minorities first master the Georgian language and then continue to study in a specific direction. Compared to the last year, this year about 300 entrants gained the right to continue their studies in these programs.
The examination process in 2021 was the longest due to the pandemic, as every applicant who was absent at the exam with a diagnosis of Covid-19 had an opportunity to be involved in the process after recovery. Despite the prolonged examination process, the National Assessment and Examinations Center did everything possible to ensure that the final announcement of the results was not delayed, which would prevent starting university studies on time.
This year has once again shown us how responsible and civic-minded was each participant in the exams. Due to such attitude and devoted staff the examinations were conducted completely safely amid pandemic. I would like to express my special thanks to each team member of the NAEC. I would also like to sincerely extend my gratitude towards all the agencies that helped us in the process of conducting the exams for a month and a half. The outstanding support of each counterpart was significant to help us overcome the difficulties caused by the pandemic.Dr. Sophia Gorgodze, the Director of the National Assessment and Examinations Center