Batumi State Maritime Academy

country rank  14
world rank  9691

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University Overview

Founded in 1929, Batumi State Maritime Academy is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Batumi (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Adjara. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Tbilisi. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement, Batumi State Maritime Academy (BSMA) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Batumi State Maritime Academy (BSMA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 91 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this Georgian higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name ბათუმის სახელმწიფო საზღვაო აკადემია
Acronym BSMA
Founded 1929
Motto Honor, Disciplina, Experientia
Honor, Discipline, Experience
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address 53 Rustaveli Avenue
Batumi (population range: 50,000-249,999)
6004 Adjara
T +995 (8422) 275 388
F +995 (8422) 274 850
Other locations Tbilisi

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office 53 Rustaveli Avenue
Batumi 6004
+995 (222) 74956
(93) 217287

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 500-999
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Batumi State Maritime Academy's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Education Accreditation Centre NEAC

Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU)
  • Black Sea Association of Maritime Institutions (BSAMI)
  • International Marine Simulator Forum (IMSF)
  • Global Maritime Education and Training Association (Global MET)

Academic Structure


Social Media


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020