Master in Tourism and Cultural Heritage


University Lyon Lumière 2 – Tbilisi State University


Double degree program in tourism and cultural heritage is conducted by Tbilisi State University and Lyon 2 University in the frame of French-Georgian University (FGU). The program is taught in French and Georgian, and it aims to prepare bilingual professionals who are able to work independently in a multicultural environment. Students will learn how to build relevant businesses in the sector by acquiring skills in diagnosis and analysis of current challenges of tourism and cultural heritage preservation and valorization. They will also learn about various tools and methodologies to implement in the field during individual and group projects as well as during a mandatory internship. 

Organization: Both semesters of the 1st year and the 3rd semester (2nd year) take place at Tbilisi State University. The 4th semester takes place in France. It includes a short course period at University of Lyon 2 (February-March) and a mandatory internship period of minimum 5 months (April – September).

Some courses of the program: 

  • International Hospitality Management
  • Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Destination Management
  • Tourism Marketing strategies
  • Approaches and tools of contemporary tourism (in French)
  • Project management of cultural heritage valorization (in French)
  • Diagnosis and project management (in French)
  • French language courses

Requirements: to be eligible for the double degree program, students must pass general graduate examinations and must have a French level equivalent to B1 (at least). 

Tuition fees is 2,250 GEL per year at Tbilisi State University. Students are exempt from tuition fees at the University of Lyon 2.

Graduation: After the successful graduation students will obtain two degrees: one Master’s Degree from Tbilisi State University and one Master’s Degree from the University of Lyon 2. Both degrees let students access postgraduate programs (PhD) in Europe and in all other international higher education institutions that recognize French and Georgian degrees.

For more information, please download the brochure in Georgian or in French.