A.The currency used in Ukraine is Hryvnia and the coins are known as Kopiyka. US Dollars are also acceptable. $1 US = 8.07 Hryvnia approximately (Please you can check current FOREX rates for latest update).
A. StudyInUkraine gives international students all the information about the Ukrainian higher education system and offers consulting support right from the time of your first contact with reference to the higher education in Ukraine till the end of the educational period of 2-6 years. Further to this, following could be considered some of the services that are offered by StudyInUkraine to the foreign students who wish to study at the higher educational establishments of Ukraine:
- Information about the different higher educational establishments of Ukraine.
- Processing of the students documents with the chosen University for the chosen specialty.
- Processing of the admission letter and the visa support letter from the University.
- Assistance in issuance of the health and life insurance.
- Meeting the students on their arrival at the International airport and accompanying them to the University and the hostel.
- Assistance in their hostel accommodation.
- Assistance with the registration, and documentation at the University.
- Assistance in opening the bank account and in sending facsimile and electronic messages.
- Consultation and help in all the regards during the education with the University, teachers and fellow students.
- Transferring the students from one University to the other and all related documentation.
- Communication with parents with regards to the academic and other behavior of the children during the educational period.
- All assistance and guardianship during the complete educational period.
A.The invitation for education is the official document, which is processed by the department of passport-visa service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. It confirms that the student is admitted to a particular University. It specifies your passport details and the full name of the University. This invitation support letter is required by the Ukrainian Embassy to stamp the visa on your passport. Generally, it takes around 10 days for the visa invitation to be processed at the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The invitation is valid for 90 days from the date of its issuance and you need to apply to the Ukrainian Embassy for a visa during the validity of the invitation issued.
A.The migration card is the document which testifies that the student has crossed the border of Ukraine. It is an obligatory document for the further processing of the student registration and hence is an important document. Without the migration card the registration on the territory of Ukraine cannot be done and the student would be deported back to the home country. The migration card is handed out by the flight attendant on the plane or is also available at the airport on arrival at the immigration department. The card consists of 2 identical parts, which are necessary to fill. At the immigration of the International airport, the immigration officer stamps the both parts of the card and retains one while the other part is handed over to the student. Before leaving the immigration desk, it is important that you check that you have received the stamped part from the officer. It is important and obligatory to retain the migration card till the departure from Ukraine.
A.While there is no general restriction in the weight of the luggage is brought from your hometown, it should be noted that the airlines allow 20-30 kgs of luggage to be carried free of cost. All excess luggages are to be paid on a Kg basis and may prove expensive.
A.It is recommended to bring only the necessary things that are required and which you feel may not be available in Ukraine. All other things could be purchased in Ukraine. It is recommended to carry with you warm cloths like coat, boots, cap, gloves scarf etc, things of personal hygiene. For your journey in the period of September – October, you could carry with you an easy jacket, jeans, socks, sport boots while during the winter months of November – December you would need to carry a warm coat, a sweater, warm trousers, boots, cap, and gloves.
A.Upon arrival, the student should pay to the University the officially established charges for the registration, which would be around $10-30 US. In some cases the University would require the student to be re-examined for HIV or medical fitness which would cost an additional $10 US. Validity of the HIV certificate would be 3 months .
A.Usually the expenses for first month of staying in Ukraine are more than those of the subsequent months. You’ll need about $500 US for the first three months of staying in Ukraine. This is due to the reason that the student would need to pay the registration charges, purchase items of necessity etc. Subsequently, the average monthly expenses for food are about $50 US - $100 US.
A. Parents can send the money to the student’s bank account in Ukraine by the way of a wire transfer. The student is recommended to open a bank account as soon as the process of registration is completed, which normally takes around 7-14 days. After the registration is completed the student is required to come to the office of StudyInUkraine, where one of the representatives would assist him / her to open a bank account where the parents could transfer the money. For opening a bank account, the student would be required to deposit an initial deposit of $ 5 US.
A. Before the arrival of the student to Ukraine, StudyInUkraine processes the life and the health insurance on the behalf of the student. Within several days of the arrival to Ukraine, the insurance certificate is given to the student. The health insurance guarantees that the student gets the required medical aid in times of illness according to the program of the insurance cover. The insurance policy mentions the names and the telephone numbers of the doctors and the hospitals. The insurance company also informs StudyInUkraine of the illness of the student who apply for the medical help. StudyInUkraine therefore is in a position not only to monitor and supervise the condition of the student’s health but also to inform the parents of the student and keeping them informed about the progress of the student’s health. Without the life and the health insurance it is not possible to process the registration of the student. Therefore, the life and the health insurance is necessary and obligatory for all foreign students wishing to study in Ukraine.
A.The preparatory faculty is a special educational program with duration of 1 academic year (7-10 months). At the preparatory faculty students study Russian and or Ukrainian language and the special disciplines required depending on the future specialty chosen(language of science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, geography, history, Economy and literature).After completing the preparatory faculties the student pass through an examination. In case of a successful passing of the examination, the student receives the Certificate of the preparatory faculty. This certificate gives the student a right to enter any Ukrainian university without entrance examinations.
But if the student chooses training in English or French language (only for medical specialties) he/she does not need to study at the preparatory faculty, he enters directly the first year of the degree course.
Studying at the preparatory faculty starts on the September, 1st, every year depending on the formation of groups.(6-8 students in group).
A. The program of the preparatory faculty is worked out for an ordinary level of complexity. The student who attend all the classes, carry out practical and home tasks, do not face any problems with studying in this faculty. If the student does not manage to successfully complete the preparatory faculty, he/she will have the opportunity to repeat training at the preparatory faculty at the same or other university in the next academic year. Repeating the preparatory faculty means that the student would be required to pay the tuition fees again.
A.StudyInUkraine constantly supervises the process of studying and receives the information on the student’s academic progress on a regular basis. The representatives of StudyInUkraine.org speak to the professors about the behavior and progress of the students. The received information is sent to the representatives of StudyInUkraine in your country, who in turn give it to the students’ parents.
A.In the months of April — May every year, StudyInUkraine organizes an educational exhibition for the students of the preparatory faculty. Students can come to the office and get the information on the universities most suitable for studying according to the specialty chosen. StudyInUkraine managers give the information on the universities, cost and duration of studying, help students to make a correct choice, legalize the necessary papers; carry out transfers and admission to other Universities. The fifteen-year operational experience and high professionalism of StudyInUkraine guarantees performance of all the necessary procedures connected to the admission of the student for studying in any of the universities in Ukraine according to the specialty chosen. Acknowledgement of quality of work is the high reputation of StudyInUkraine among foreign students and the state universities of Ukraine.
A. At the preparatory faculty, the program of studying is not divided into semesters; therefore winter vacations are not stipulated. At the end of January the students who have successfully passed all tests have one week of rest. Students who have academic debts try to pass through their tests again. Summer vacations last 2 months, from July, 1 till August, 31 every year.
As for the degree course (5 years), winter vacations last 2 weeks from the last week of January till the first week of February every year. Summer vacations are the same as at the preparatory faculty — from July, 1st till August, 31st every year.