Study In Ukraine
Globe Educational Group welcomes you to come study in Ukraine
Ukraine is by far one of the top spots to consider while looking for a suitable, unique, yet inexpensive place to study abroad. As far as how academically energizing and beneficial it is, enrolling in a Ukrainian university and being a part of Ukraine’s way of life is really one of the best experiences an international student hoping to advance his/her studies can have. Boasting a population around 40 million strong and extending an area over 600,000 sq.km, the overall way of life, for all intents and purposes, virtually guarantees your academic excellence as long as the student puts in the work. This, among many other reasons, makes Ukraine about the best decision you could ever make regarding your academic and career pursuits.
Why Should I consider Ukraine To Advance My Studies?
Studying in Ukraine affords you so many benefits:
University fees in Ukraine are among the best and most inexpensive in the world. It is estimated that there are over 75,000 international students in Ukraine, and this number is increasing every year.
For instance, one can easily find the tuition fees in Ukraine is usually within a $1500 to $3500 annual range for Engineering, Science and Management programs while Medically-oriented programs range within $3500 to $4000. Other courses will only set you back $800 – $1000 USD. A bargain indeed, considering the fact that the average Ukrainian salary is around $7000 USD per annum and also that the cost of an equivalent standard of education in other first-world nations is much higher by at least a factor of 100% – that’s twice the amount you will be paying here.
High standard of Education:
Universities in Ukraine are all accredited Universities with global recognition and are run in conformity with the highest European standards. Constantly improving, the courses and faculties in Ukrainian institutions are also recognized by major world agencies such as UNESCO, WHO and the European council, facilitating worldwide Acceptance of the Ukrainian teaching model
Since there is a high volume of international student intake, it is easy for newcomers to adapt quickly, make lifelong connections and, of course, gain their desired specialization or degree in myriad academic disciplines because they have the opportunity to find their best fit from the 240-plus universities dotting Ukraine’s landscape.
No need for International qualification Exams such as IELTS and TOEFL:
International students not need to qualify in any English test like IELTS or TOEFL in order to gain admission into Ukrainian University; and while it is not mandatory, there are educational support programs that have been made available for those who need extra help in areas such as ESL or for those who have learning disorders.
High-end living standards:
The affordable tuition stands in a seemingly stark paradox to the much-higher-than-average standard of living experienced in Ukraine. You get to experience the true European life standard, complete with arguably the most advanced and efficient transport system (consisting of the lightning-quick Metro system and the Bus and Taxi systems as well), internet and even medical insurance, to mention a few; all accessible to all for everyone’s convenience.
Better Job prospects:
You will find that in Ukraine there are easily more and better work opportunities and prospects after your studies as major employers around the world place a premium of Ukrainian graduates. Foreigners would be pleased to know that there are also provisions for volunteer work (for work experience) or internship programs during the summer holidays. This can well serve to meet your financial demands or as an extra means of sustenance during your stay if you got in through a scholarship.
Furthermore, depending on a number of factors, you actually stand a fair chance of being awarded permanent residency & Settlement in Europe after completion of the study program.
English is the main instructional language:
This means that you have nothing to worry about as you proceed with your studies, during your enlistment process you can customize your lectures to ensure that you do not get stuck with a non-English discipline, as the rest is a breeze from there.
To be sure, YOU DO NOT NEED TO LEARN ANY OF THE NATIVE LANGUAGES. Yes, you heard that right. So many internationals naturally – albeit erroneously – assume that Ukraine and other similar countries have a lingua Franca different from the more ubiquitous English language. Not only is English the main language of educational instruction. It is also the main means of communication in Ukraine. So, unless you really just want to learn the native Slavic languages (which, in itself, is pretty cool), you will have absolutely no problems with communication or learning in Ukraine. A fair command of English will prove more than sufficient for every encounter you will ever have.
Access to Exchange Programs:
International students also have the opportunities to fully participate in Exchange educational programs among the other European nation communities like those from Sweden, Poland, Germany, Finland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, UK, USA, and Canada amongst others. The best part is they can do this while still studying for their majors. Depending on the students plan, some of these programs may include Practicals, Project work, Seminars and Conferences. All of these, thereby, increasing their chances of getting employed and good settlement in Europe on completion of their program.
Favourable weather conditions:
The weather is, for the most part, fair for much of the year except in the winter season when temperatures plummet to about 0 – 2OC. The Cultural climate is also warm and welcoming. Its citizens retain their cultural heritage and exhibit great pride in the considerable cultural legacy created by them, this is reflected in the variety of mixed cultures, dialects and tourist attractions that are sure to make your stay more fun and exciting and not made up of just studying.
Academic Overview Of Ukraine
In this section you will learn:
Best Universities To Study Major Courses In Ukraine:
Bogomolets National Medical University (Kyiv, Ukraine)(Popular)
Bukovinian State Medical University (Chernivtsi, Ukraine)
Crimea State Medical University, (Simferopol, Ukraine)
Danylo Halytskyi Lviv National Medical University (Lviv, Ukraine)
Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University (Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine)
Kharkiv Medical Academy Of Postgraduate Education (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
Kyiv Medical University, UAFM (Kyiv, Ukraine)
National Pirogov Memorial Medical University (Vinnytsya, Ukraine)
National University of Pharmacy (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
Ternopil National Medical University (Ternopil, Ukraine)
V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
Zaporizhzhia State Medical University (Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine)
Uzhgorod National Medical University (Uzhgorod, Ukraine)
I. I. Mechnikov Odessa National University (Odessa, Ukraine
Ivano Frankovsk National University Of Oil And Gas (Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine)
Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
Khmelnytskyi National University (Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine)
Kyiv National University Of Construction and Architecture (Kyiv, Ukraine)
National Mining University (Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine)
Odessa National Academy of Telecommunications (Odessa, Ukraine)
Poltava National Technical University (Poltava, Ukraine)
State University of Telecommunications (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Ternopil Ivan Pul’uj National Technical University (Ternopil, Ukraine)
Ukrainian Engineering Pedagogics Academy (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
Yuriy Fedkovich Chernivtsi National University (Chernivtsi, Ukraine)
Ivan Kozhedub Kharkiv National University of Air Force (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
Kirovograd State Flight Academy Of Ukraine (Kirovograd, Ukraine)
National Aerospace University (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
National Aviation University (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Maritime and Shipbuilding Universities:
Admiral Makarov National University Of Shipbuilding (Nikolayev, Ukraine)
Kherson State Maritime Academy (Kherson, Ukraine)
Odessa Maritime Academy (Odessa, Ukraine)
Odessa National Maritime University (Odessa, Ukraine)
Khmelnytskyi National University (Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine)
Kyiv International University (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Kyiv National Economic University (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Kyiv National University Of Trade and Economics (Kyiv, Ukraine)
National University of Ostroh Academy (Ostrog, Ukraine)
Odessa National Economic University (Odessa, Ukraine)
Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University (Uman, Ukraine)
Ternopil National Economic University (Ternopil, Ukraine)
The Interregional Academy of Personnel Management (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Universities for Culture and the Arts:
National University Of Physical Education And Sport Of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine)
V. Nezhdanova Odessa State Musical Academy (Odessa, Ukraine)
Environmental & Agricultural Universities:
National Agricultural University (Kyiv, Ukraine)
National University of Life and Environmental Sciences (Kiev, Ukraine)
Odessa State Agrarian University (Odessa, Ukraine)
Getting Started With Admission Procedures To Study In Ukraine
Below is a comprehensive guide highlighting how to successfully enroll to further your studies in Ukraine.
The first important step on your way to gaining admission to study in Ukraine is that you must apply for an Invitation Letter. You can apply online or download and fill in the form. The form should include the following details:
- Your Full Name
- Desired course of study
- Desired university (We are here to help you choose the university which is best-suited for you.
- Date of Birth
- Passport Number
- Permanent residential address
- Telephone contact no
- A working email address
- A high quality scanned copy of your passport (showing the bio/details page)
- Available academic documents ( Certificate of O level/A level /SSCE/ HSSCE/Bachelor/Master’s degree, as applicable )
After reviewing your application, you (now as a prospective student) will be required to pay a one-time fee for the postage of the invitation. All other payments can be made on arrival.
NOTE: Invitation letters will be SENT strictly upon payment. There are no free invitations to study in Ukraine.
After receiving an invitation letter, the student will then contact the Ukrainian embassy in his/her home country in order to apply for a student visa.
Note: Generally, Ukrainian embassies issue student visas all year round and usually accept student visa applications. In some countries the embassy starts accepting visa applications and issues visas between 15th July and 15th November (Globe Educational Group will inform you of the specifics, as applicable). Extensions in these cases are made for the preparatory courses until the about the end of the year i.e around November through December.
Ensure you submit the following documents to the Ukrainian embassy as this constitutes a vital part of the visa application process:
- A filled visa application form
- International passport valid for at least ONE year
- Original invitation letter from the desired college
- A notarized Birth certificate (i.e Translated into Ukrainian.)
Note: For a small fee, this translation can be done right there at the Ukrainian embassy.
- Original School Certificates (Notarized)
- Medical Certificate (This must be a notarized copy and must have been issued within one month of visa application)
be an approved document by the health ministry in your country.
- HIV-AIDS negative certificate (A notarized copy issued within a month of visa application)
- Health insurance for the duration of at least a year. For some countries (This insurance required is only for the travelling period in some countries, we will inform you of the specifics as applicable)
- A bank statement from a sponsor to prove their financial ability to bear the student’s expenses in Ukraine.
(A sponsorship letter is required if the sponsor is not the student or their parent).
- 12 passport size (3×4) photographs (taken recently).
- An open return air ticket valid for one year.
Step 5: Arrivals
It is important to note that in order to prevent any delays and to facilitate maximum coordination from both ends, the student must inform Globe Educational Group, SEVEN days in advance, of his/her flight details (flight number, date and time of arrival, city of arrival and name of airport). This information may be passed across via Email.
- As soon as the student touches down at the airline terminal, Globe Educational Group has made arrangements for him/her to be promptly met by a company representative who will be will be easily identified in the waiting area as holding Globe Educational Group’s official name board and the student’s name.
- Thereafter, the student will be accompanied to the students’ hostel on the University grounds.
- The student will NOT be allowed to enter the territory of Ukraine if a representative of Globe Educational Group is not present at the airport with the power of attorney from the University. This is in compliance with the Official Rules and Regulations of Ukrainian Immigration Department.
- Be doubly sure you have all required documents before leaving your country as entry into Ukraine will be denied if you’re missing an important document.
For further advice and/or assistance on visa and studying in Ukraine, do not hesitate to contact our offices either by mail, chat or phone call.
Globe Educational Group wishes you a safe flight and the very best in your academic pursuits.
MORE ABOUT UKRAINE
- Capital: Kiev, located on the Dnieper River in north-central Ukraine.
- President: Volodymyr Zelensky (2019 – Date)
- Officially recognized Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, German, English
- Ethnic groups: Ukrainian (77.8%), Russian (17.3%), Others (4.9%)
- Land Area: over 603,000sq.km (or 233,000 sq.miles)
- Population: 43 million (as at 2017; has generally remained the same)
- Size: 45th Largest country in the world and second largest in Europe
- Average temperature: 24OC
- Average humidity: 75.9%
- Currency/Monetary Unit: Ukrainian Hryvnia ($0.04 USD)
- Government: Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
- Religion: [In no particular order] Orthodox Christianity (majority), Latin Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Judaism and Atheism.
- New Years’ day: January 1st
- Orthodox Christmas: January 7th
- International Women’s Day: March 8th
- Labor day: May 1st
- Victory Day: May 9th
- Constitution day: June 28th
- Independence day: August 24th
- Catholic Christmas Holiday: December 25th
- Defender Day: October 14th
- Orthodox Easter: Every third Sunday of April
- Trinity Sunday: Every first Sunday of June
A Brief History Of Ukraine
The Republic of Ukraine became fully independent only late in the 20th century. This was in the wake of extended periods of being successively dominated by Poland, Lithuania, Russia, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R). Although Ukraine did experience a brief period of independence sometime between 1918 and 1920, Poland, Romania, Czech and Slovakia still ruled some portions of western Ukraine during the second world war. Thereafter, Ukraine became a part of the Soviet Union – officially christened the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Union (or the Ukrainian S.S.R, for short). However, on the imminent unravelling of the Soviet Union between 1990 and 1991, the legislature of the Ukrainian S.S.R finally declared its sovereignty on July 16, 1990 and then outright independence on August 24, in the year 1991; this move was confirmed by popular approval in a plebiscite on the 1st of December, 1991.
And so it was, that with the dissolution of the U.S.S.R in December of 1991, Ukraine S.S.R gained full independence. The country changed its official name to The Republic of Ukraine.
To her North, Ukraine is bordered by Belarus, The Sea of Azov and the Black Sea make up its southern border; Russia occupies its eastern border, while Moldova and Romania take the southwest. Hungary, Slovakia and Poland collective form the western border of Ukraine.
In the far southeast, the Kerch Strait – which connects the Sea of Azov to the Black Sea – separates Ukraine from Russia.
Native climate: The temperate climatic zone where Ukraine lies is influenced by the moderately warm, humid air from the Atlantic Ocean, this is majorly responsible for her 75.8% average humidity.
- Seasons: Winters in the west are considerably milder than those in the east; In Summer, however, the east often experiences generally higher temperatures than the west.
- Temperatures: The average temperatures in Ukraine range from about 42 – 45F (5.5 – 7.2C) in the Northern regions to about 52 – 55F (11 – 13C) in the southern region.
During the much frigid periods of the year, the average temperature in January, the coldest month usually plummets to around 26F ( -3C) around the southwest and about 18F(-8C) in the northeastern area.
In July, the hottest month, the average temperatures go up to about 73F (23C) in the southeast and about 64F (18C) in the northwestern regions of Ukraine.
Other attractions Ukraine offers are its High-speed economy and the many opportunities it presents for career advancement:
The High-Speed Economy Of Ukraine
The fast advancement of the industry, farming and foreign exchange in Ukraine advanced the proliferation of a more efficient system of education. This soon led to the almost natural emergence of universities based in these fields (the technical and agricultural fields). Of utmost priority became scientific research even though the language of training and instruction at the time was Russian.
The apparent achievement of education in Ukraine caught the attention of the world, attracting students from foreign nations across the globe since the year 1940. When the World confrontation came to an end and Ukraine was officially established as an independent state, new doors were opened to fresh perspectives for Ukrainian instruction. This, thus, ushered its quick integration into the academic world.
Abounding Opportunities For Career Advancement
These days, one can readily find Ukrainian alumni taking up leading roles in foreign organizations and companies spanning across Asia, Africa and Latin America and the world in general. One need not look hard to find them in the ranks of state officials, specialists, engineers, and so on. Even now, the fame and popularity of the Ukrainian educational system are still on a steady increase.