The British International School of Tbilisi (BIST) is to extend a limited number of merit and needs-based scholarship opportunities to Georgian citizen students in grades 6 to 11 for the 2021-22 academic year. Georgia has many high-achieving students who make a positive contribution to the academic and social life of their current schools, but are in learning environments that do not offer an international education or the opportunities that can be found at BIST.
“This is exactly the type of student we would like to join BIST and benefit from our learning process, curriculum, teaching styles and wider opportunities,” says BIST’s Principal, Stephen Priest.
“BIST is the premier international school in Tbilisi, an accredited member of the Council for British International Schools, and in 2019 was awarded the prestigious COBIS Patron’s Accreditation after a rigorous accreditation process,” he adds. “Our educational programs are also recognised by the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement in Georgia. BIST is also a founder member of the Black Sea Schools group, an organisation that collaborates on student interaction and educational matters.”
BIST offers a UK-based curriculum adapted for an international environment. This includes the Cambridge IGCSE and A Level programs, the global market leaders in international education, providing access to universities around the world. Cambridge A Levels also have equivalency to the Georgian Atestati and thus allow access to Georgian universities. Good A Level results can secure a university scholarship and up to a year’s worth of credit at universities and colleges in the USA.
All BIST’s highly qualified teachers are British or have experience teaching a UK curriculum in British schools. They are all experts in their field and in addition offer pastoral care and a wide range of extra-curricular activities.
As well as offering Cambridge programs, BIST has a team dedicated to supporting students in gaining access to the best universities around the world. This support includes university guidance counselling and assistance with applications, SAT study support for those wishing to attend US universities, and tuition towards the IELTS English language qualification.
“BIST also supports its students by developing their wider portfolio through student leadership and community service opportunities, the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Scheme, and the International Computer Driving License, all aimed at making students more attractive to universities,” Priest notes.
This scholarship offer is only available to Georgian citizens who have a track record of academic excellence and positive contributions to school life at their current school. The scholarship would see your child benefit from a British education for the final years of their education and gain them access to some of the best universities around the world.
“Our mission is to equip learners with the essential knowledge, skills and expertise they need to realise their full academic and personal potential, and to succeed in work and life in the increasingly dynamic 21st century. This is achieved by providing a comprehensive and engaging international education to every child in a stimulating and caring environment,” Principal Priest notes. “We focus on the development of academic subject knowledge, skills and understanding, as well as developing intellectual, personal, social, emotional and physical skills. Our curriculum is organised so that the children are challenged and inspired to develop as individuals, and are empowered to achieve success in the fast-changing modern world.”
Applications are now open for this scholarship opportunity. If you are interested, please contact Sophie Kasrashvili on firstname.lastname@example.org in either Georgian or English. The process of selection will be as follows:
- Contact BIST to make an appointment to discuss the scholarship.
- Complete a BIST admissions application form.
- Complete a BIST Financial Aid form so we can assess your financial needs and set the appropriate scholarship amount.
- Submit a letter written by your child on why they want to study at BIST and what they will do with this opportunity. This must be in English.
- Arrange a date and time for an admissions assessment of your child. This will include an online GL Cognitive Abilities Test and a written English assessment. For those students seeking admission directly onto the A Level program (the equivalent of Grades 11 and 12), a number of subject-specific assessments will also be sat.