Quotas are defined specially for Azeri and Armenian entrants for the 2012 national unified exams; they are asked to take a general ability test in their own languages (Azeri and Armenian), on the basis of which the students are enrolled at preparatory programs. Furthermore, Azeri and Armenian students will take a year long intensive course in the Georgian Language; afterwards, they will be enrolled at the universities of their choice.
This program for supporting ethnic minority entrants was initiated by the President of Georgia and is one of the priority programs of the Ministry. In the scope of the program, the Ministry has opened Georgian language houses in minority regions, where representatives of the Ministry regularly organize meetings with ethnic minority regions in order to promote the learning of Georgian language.
Receiving a higher education in native language proves to be an effective mean of building a career for the ethnic minority population. More students are taking an interest to study the state language in order to take the unified exams in the Georgian language.