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System Of Education- Study in Ukraine

International Students

International students get their higher education in universities, academies and institutes, that are not only accredited, but also have a special license to teach foreign students. All the universities from this Guide possess the license. The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine controls the quality of educational services given to foreign students.

International students start their studying with the foundation year. It includes a course of Ukrainian (Russian) language and some of the comprehensive subjects according to the future profession.

Further education is continuing together with Ukrainian students.

Higher Education

You become a student of a university according to the results of entrance exams in July and August.

The academic year beginning on the 1st of September lasts up to the end of July and consists of two terms. All the students go on holidays between two terms: the first term (September – January) the second one (February – June). Summer holidays last for three months on average.

At the end of each term the student takes 3 or 5 examinations and 3 or 5 tests. Successful passing of examinations and tests guarantees the possibility of getting to the second term.

Students have classes everyday except for weekends. They attend lectures, tutorials, work with materials in libraries and resource centres.

Higher education course includes work placement, which gives students the possibility to gain experience.

Recognition of qualification gained is the priority of the state. In case of successful graduation of a university student get the Diploma no matter what form of property it refers to. The transcript of the subjects list with marks is attached to the Diploma. Although the state guarantees the conformity to standards of qualification, the employer takes into consideration how authoritative the university is.

Today, you can get the education in 313 universities, academies and institutes of Ukraine of 3-4th level of accreditation. Among them there are 220 state institutions and 93- non state. 54,9 % of state universities students get free education.

Ukrainian universities use a traditional 5-point scale:

“5” = “excellent”

“4” = “good”

“3” = “acceptable”

“2” = “unacceptable”.

“5”, “4”, “3” can be described as “Satisfactory”, “2” – as “Fail”. Students who get a failing grade of “2”, have two more chances to pass an examination.

Entrance procedures

You have to send the following to us:

1.Copy of the Secondary School Certificate with marks and grades.

2.Birth Certificate.

3.The latest General Medical Certificate.

4.AIDS-test Certificate.

5.Insurance Policy acting on the territory of Ukraine.

6.10 photos (size 60 x 40 mm).

7.Back air ticket with the open return date of leaving during one year.

* Documents specified in the points 1, 2 and 3 should be certified and legalized according to the legislation laws of the originating country. If there are no problems with the documents, you will get an official proposal, 2 copies of contract and the invoice for study course and other payments.

After that, you have to send a letter of confirmation of your coming for enrolments, one copy of the contract, a copy of the bank statement, that confirms your payment.

We then send the official invitation to the applicant.


As soon as you get the invitation you have to address the Embassy of Ukraine in your country. There you can find out the information about the list of documents needed to get a student visa.

To get through the passport control you have to show the passport with the visa, the copy of the official invitation and the medical insurance policy.

On reaching the place of study, international students have to be registered in the local authorities within three working days. As a rule, we carry out this procedure as a free service to our applicants.

Medical Insurance

The procedure of medical insurance of international students is a usual practice in Ukraine . Medical insurance can be paid together with the tuition payment or at the airport in Ukraine.

There are other ways of payment as well.

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