Study in Ukraine

Do you wish to study abroad? Ukraine is an affordable, yet qualitative option! This site provides information about studying in Ukraine. There is a very high demand for International students in Bangladesh to study abroad after their secondary school Education. The reason is because of the current standard of Education in Bangladesh and the few available seats for placement.  This website is full of all the information you would need to know about studying in Ukraine.

Almost all the Universities in Ukraine are available and open for International Students with no exception. The Educational system in Ukraine is also of high standard and almost all their Universities have the English medium. Although the Ukrainian Language and the Russian Language are the main languages in Ukraine, English is also widely accepted because of the high presence of International Students. Admission is now open for the 2019 and 2020 sessions.

Universities in Ukraine

There are six types of higher education institution in Ukraine, each awarded a certain level of accreditation. Degree programs at bachelor’s level and above are offered by institutions with the highest level of accreditation, known as universities, academies and conservatories.

Conservatories deal mainly in culture, the arts and music. Universities tend to be multi-disciplinary establishments, hosting a variety of specialist departments, though some are ‘branch’ or mono-disciplinary, specialist establishments. Academies, like mono-disciplinary universities, also concentrate on a specific branch of knowledge.

The categories covered by specialist institutions include: technical, medical, agrarian, pedagogical, technological (construction and transportation), economics (including finance, administration and entrepreneurship), culture (arts and design), healthcare and law. Look out for universities with a ‘National’ status – awarded for outstanding performance in research and scientific activity.

Undergraduate degrees at universities in Ukraine usually take four years to complete. Languages used for instruction include Russian, Ukrainian, English and French (for medical programs only). International applicants may need to take a language proficiency test or attend the preparatory faculty for one academic year to study Russian and/or Ukrainian. Students studying in English or French do not need to attend the preparatory faculty but can study the language as an independent course during their degree program. Make sure to check the language(s) your course will be taught in before you apply.

Ukraine visa requirements

Students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Uzbekistan do not require a visa to enter Ukraine for an indefinite stay. Students from Andorra, Belarus, Canada, European Union countries, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Monaco, Norway, Russia, San Marino, Switzerland, South Korea and the US also do not require visas for stays up to 90 days. Everyone else will require a visa to study in Ukraine.

As long as your country of origin has a Ukrainian embassy, Ukraine visa requirements are fairly straightforward. Once you have received your invitation letter, you can simply apply online at http://visa.mfa.gov.ua for your visa, and book an appointment at your nearest consulate. You’ll need to take originals of the following documents with you, and may need to make photocopies of them as well (check with your embassy beforehand to avoid delays):

Invitation letter

Visa application form

Birth certificate

Passport (valid for at least one year)

Eight to 18 recent passport-sized photographs (some embassies may ask for only two or three – check with your embassy to confirm)

Bank statement to prove financial ability OR sponsorship letter from the person bearing your expenses during your stay in Ukraine (these may not be a requirement for all nationalities – check with your embassy to confirm)

Medical health certificate, with examination completed no earlier than two months before start of study

Medical insurance confirmation letter

Results of HIV/AIDS test, taken no earlier than two months before start of study, in the form of an HIV/AIDS free certificate

An open-ended return ticket valid for one year

Certificate of completed higher secondary education (including transcript and mark sheet) for first year bachelor’s students

Additional documents for master’s and PhD students include a diploma/degree certificate, transcripts and mark sheets of all academic years

You may also require details of your permanent address and term-time address, so make sure you have these written down or memorized.

The Ukrainian embassy will translate the documents for you and notarize/certify them, either using a stamp or a signature. You must present the documents along with a migration card filled in at the Ukrainian airport.

The migration card is an important document handed out by the flight attendant on the plane, and is also available at immigration control at the Ukraine airport. You’ll have to fill in a card with two identical sections, both of which the immigration officer will stamp. The officer will retain one card and give you the other. Remember to put your migration card in a safe place as you’ll need it when you leave Ukraine. You will need to inform either your agency or university of your arrival in advance so that a representative can meet you at the airport.

Tuition fees in Ukraine

Tuition fees in Ukraine will vary depending on your chosen degree and institution. Universities in Kiev are likely to be slightly more expensive than in other cities. Some students may also find their first year costs more than subsequent years. Ukrainian universities may administer a tuition fee package which includes costs of textbooks, exams, assistance with opening a bank account and pick-up from the airport by a representative.

You should generally expect to pay around US$2,500-5,800 per year for a bachelor’s degree, with preparatory courses costing around US$1,800. International students entering a Ukrainian university for the first time will have to pay the full fees for their first academic year upfront, and then can pay per semester for following academic years. Your university may also charge a one-off registration fee on arrival (around US$10-30).

Student accommodation in Ukraine

Most Ukrainian students live in university-provided student accommodation in the form of hostels and dormitories. These come in various forms, and you’ll usually share your accommodation with one or two students. You could also choose to live in a flat off-campus with a small group of students, or stay with a Ukrainian host family. In this case, you must inform your university of your term-time address.