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2011 / 2012 Study in Ukraine admission overview

Ukraine’s educational institutions have become recognized in the world as a source of quality and affordable university education. Whether seeking for a graduate program, postgraduate, doctorate or research works, many international students today have realized the educational potentials available by studying in Ukraine universities. Because most universities are struggling to cope with the increasing request from international students, consulting companies were licensed by the state center for international education to assist in recruiting international students and augment the admission load on the universities and increase admission efficiency.
Below are answers to some of the repeat questions frequently asked by international students planning to study in Ukraine. They were compiled from the most repeating questions submitted to our support center.

Age Limitations

The age limitation for new students planning to study in Ukraine is twenty nine (29) years. This is irrespective of the program of student’s interest. Until recently, this limit used to be thirty years.

Study in Ukraine Admission Resumption Date

There is no unified calendar for all the universities’ admission resumption date. Most have their in-house admission calendar, but normally resumes from March / April, and admissions can continue till November, and sometimes beyond. However, students arriving after 1st of September, which is the official resumption date for all academic activities in Ukraine, might have to enroll for a one year language preparatory program.
Students enrolling directly into the main course or planning to study in English language are expected to have arrived before 1st of September.

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Tuition and Payments

Tuition and Payments

Tuition fees vary across universities, depending on the course, the university and the language of study. The fees are usually updated yearly by the universities, prior to the admission season. During the 2011 / 2012 admission season, we will make available the current fees structure for the different universities we represent.
Depending on the mode of application, tuition payments could be made on arrival, or partly paid to the university for students applying directly to the university. Students processing their application via consulting companies, like our company, do not need to pay for the tuition until arrival, as the consulting companies are given this concession.
Pre-payments are only for the university admission / invitation letter, visa support letter from the ministry of external affairs, and payment for courier postage to the student’s location. The invitation letter could cost anywhere between $100 – $200 depending on the prevailing tariff, while courier postage cost will largely depend on the student’s location and the courier company utilized. Current fees for all of these will be made available during the 2011 / 2012 study in Ukraine admission period.
However, below are a general fee range based on earlier records for the most popular course categories:
General Tuition Fees Range
Course / FacultyTuition / Annum
Preparatory Faculty$1500 – $2000
Medical courses in English language$3000 – $4500
Medical courses in native Ukrainian or Russian language$2500 – $3500
Postgraduate courses (Medical)$4000 – $5000
Engineering courses in English language$2500 – $3500
Engineering courses in Ukrainian or Russian Language$2000 – $3000
Postgraduate courses (Engineering)$3500 – $4000
Management / Social Sciences$2000 – $3500
Postgraduate (Management / Social Sciences)$3000 – $4000
Please note that the above fee range information might not be precise for the 2011 / 2012 admission year, which is yet to be released, as at the time of this publication. You are requested to use the above figures as a planning guide.
Accommodation
Most universities have hostel accommodation for students, or have a provision for one. This varies from single room accommodation type to double or trio occupants for a room, depending on the size and type of the room. Prices for accommodation are also reflective of the accommodation type, and could vary between $350 – $700 per annum.
Students are also allowed to live in rented apartments, outside the hostel, but not without necessary procedures and permission from the university authority. However, it is highly advised that international students reside in university hostels, for better security.

Tuition Payments in Installments

Most universities do accept payment of tuition in installments. However, this concession is more applicable to students after their first year. New students are usually expected to make full payment, although in certain circumstances, could be granted this concession.

Living Expenditure

This varies with the students’ individual living standards and habits. On the average, students can live off a monthly budget of $150. While a conservative student might not even need that much, another student might need much more depending on the chosen lifestyle. However, depending on inflationary trends, the figures could reasonably change.

Holidays and Climate

Climate is mostly continental. The average temperature in January is 1°C, in November +5°C, in July +22°C.

Transport


The international airport of Borispol is the air gate of the country, 36 km from Kiev. To get from the airport to Kiev you can take a taxi, shuttle-bus, bus. You can also order pick up service in the university.
Besides Borispol airport you can take international flights from Simferopol, Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk. International railway connections are with Bulgaria, Check, Slovak, Germany and Poland. International bus routes are from Poland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. By ship you can get from Turkey.
It is better to find out your own route to the university from the university itself or the agent.
Ukraine has a well developed transportation system. So there will be no problems to get to any part of the country. You can travel all over the country by train or bus. The fare for the distance of 500 km is about US$12-15.

Tickets on train you can buy in advance either at the railway station or in the city. On the day of departure a ticket can be bought on the station only.
For air travel within the country you can buy tickets from the local companies. Flight cost for a distance of 500 km is about US$50.
Local transport includes buses, trolleybuses, trams and taxis. The fare is US$0.15. You can buy tickets from the conductor or in yellow kiosks at stops.
The fare for taxis is $US1 + US$0.20 per 1 km.
In Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk you can take the underground, paying at the entrance a ticket of US$0.12 (without time and destination limits!).
During warm periods a water transport is quite comfortable: on the Dnieper river or by the Black sea.

Accommodation


National currency is Hryvnia (UHR). 1 USD = 5.2 Hryvnia (01/06/2005 ).
You can change foreign currency in banks, kiosks, in the international airport. In the airport the currency rate is the same as in other places.
Payment for purchasing and services is done in Hryvnias. Nevertheless, some companies take payments in US dollars.

You can use credit cards of international payment systems. They can be used in many of the shops, hotels, transport companies, clubs and restaurants. In cities the network of exchange machines is well developed including the most popular banks.
Here you can save money both in foreign currency and Ukrainian Hryvnia. Banks are situated in many regions of the country. It makes it easier to transfer money through companies like Western Union and others.

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.

Visa


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.