Map of Ukraine in Europe

Population: 46 millions. Territory: 603,700 sq. km

The state of Ukraine is located in Eastern Europe. It shares borders with Poland, Russia, Belarus, Slovakia, Hungary, Moldova and Romania. In the south, Ukraine is washed by the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. With it's territory and population Ukraine is one of the largest European countries.

In 1991 Ukraine became an independent (from the Soviet Union) state. It includes the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and 24 oblasts (administrative regions). The official language is Ukrainian. The head of state is the President. Legislative power belongs to Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament). Executive power is exercised by the Cabinet of Ministers (the Government of Ukraine).

The population of Ukraine amounts to 46 million people. The majority of the population are Ukrainian i.e 77. 8%, other nations are Russian, Byelorussian, Jew, Moldavian, Polish, Tatar, Bulgarian and other. There are different religious confessions in Ukraine. The majority of the population are Christians: Orthodox and Byzantine-Catholic. But German Evangelical Lutheran church and other religious communities such as Judaists, Moslems, Baptist-evangelic and many others also exist here.

Ukraine is an industrial and agricultural country. Metallurgy, power, metal-working, electronic, chemical, engineering, instrument making industries are well-developed in the country. Ukraine has 30% of the world black soil resources, favorable soil and climatic conditions for plant growing, cattle breeding and food industry. Ukrainian capital is Kyiv with a population of about 3 million people. It's an ancient and modern city at the same time. Since early 13th century it became one of the largest European cities. Today Kyiv is a huge modern city, an important political, administrative, cultural and scientific centers.

International Students

International students studying in Ukraine get their higher education in universities, academies and institutes, that are not only accredited, but also have a special license to teach foreign students. The Ministry of Higher Education and Science of Ukraine controls the quality of educational services given to foreign students. International students start their studies with the foundation year (for those who wish to study using Ukrainian language). 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. The Second option is studying in English language, in this case, its not necessary to start the foundation year. Instead, students start lectures direct in English medium.

Ukraine Higher Education

Higher education in Ukraine has always been and still is defined to be of high quality. During 16 years of independence the country has built a well-developed and ramified system of national education that is competitive in the European educational space. Ukraine has signed the Lisbon Convention on the mutual recognition of qualifications in the sphere of higher education in European region; in May 2005 it became an equal member of the Bologna Process and is an active participant in the development of Common European area in the sphere of higher education.

The academic year beginning between the 1st of September and consists of two semesters. First semester (September - January) the second semester (February - June). There is a winter break that runs between January and February and the Summer holidays that last for three months on average.

At the end of each semester 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 centers.

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 440 universities, academies and institutes of Ukraine of 3 - 4th level of accreditation. Among them there are 220 state institutions and 93- non state. Most state universities students get free education.

Higher educational institutions of Ukraine welcome everybody who wants to study and gives equal opportunities to get education of international standard. Ukraine is well-known as a hospitable nation and it's people are very interesting and impressive.

Transportation and life

In Ukraine there is a ramified transport system able of bringing you at any point inside and outside the country by air, train and coach. Public transport network includes trams, trolleybuses, buses and taxi. Big cities have underground railway.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 international airport of Borispol is the air gate of the country, 36 km from Kiev.

Besides Borispol airport you can take international flights from Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk, Lviv. International railway connections are with Bulgaria, 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.

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.

National currency: The national currency is Hryvnia (UHR). 1 USD = 28.10 Hryvnia (20/01/2018 ). 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.

Foreigners as well as Ukrainian students have opportunity to use all available leisure, welfare and sports facilities of the institutions. Tuition, residence and other facilities fees are fixed by corresponding agreements (contact director for specific program fees). Fees can be paid in installments only from the second year. As compared with Western countries education and residence fees in Ukraine are not so high thus being quite affordable for all strata of population.

Accommodation: Accommodation for students is not a problem. Practically every educational institution offers residence at a moderate price. You can also rent a separate apartment. About 500 Ukrainian hryvnia (25$) per month you can get a room at the university hotels.

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