Servicemen of the Georgian Defense Forces, acting or wounded soldiers and their family members have benefits and privileges at the educational, cultural and medical institutions.
According to the Defense Ministry, special social programs will be enforced for the children of those soldiers, who died or were seriously injured in the peacekeeping operations.
Those students who pursue their BA or MA degrees will have financing as grants. The initiative is supported by the Education Ministry. A soldier-oriented social policy is a priority, Defense Ministry said.
“According to the decision made by Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili during his tenure as Defense Minister, the Ministry co-finances 50% of tuition fees for the military personnel and their family members enrolled in higher education institutions, which amounts to half of the minimum tuition fees established by the state – 2250 GEL.
In addition, for their high academic performance, they are awarded a Minister’s Scholarship in the amount of 750 GEL per semester,” said the Defense Ministry.