Education in Ukraine

If you are looking for your next steps in education for a universities in Europe, Ukraine can be the best option for you!

Advantages of study in Ukraine

  • Quality education
  • Worldwide acceptance of Ukrainian method of teaching.
  • International faculties in English
  • Cheap Tuition
  • Cost of living is cheaper than in Europe
  • Job prospects
  • One of the best transportation systems in Europe
  • Moderate climate around the year.

The Structure of higher education system in Ukraine

The structure of higher education system in Ukraine is based on the education systems of the developed nations of the world in accordance with recommendations from the UNESCO, UN and other international organizations. Higher education is an integral part of the Ukrainian education system. The four-level system provides thorough academic, professional and practical training with the following degrees: Junior Specialist, Bachelor, Specialist, Master.

Higher education can be obtained in higher education establishments of a certain level of accreditation. The applicants must have either basic general secondary education, complete secondary education, or hold degrees of the Junior Specialist or Bachelor, as well as of the Specialist or Master if they apply for a postgraduate degree.

The students can take either the full-time courses (day), part-time courses (evening classes, distance learning), or take a combination of these. Sometimes they can do an external course.

Admission to higher educational establishments is selective and depends on the applicants' ability; it does not depend on the ownership type of the education establishment or the sources of money to pay tuition fees.

The higher education establishments can award degrees:

  • Junior Specialist (technical schools, vocational schools, and other education establishments of the first accreditation level);
  • Bachelor (colleges and other education establishments of the second accreditation level);
  • Specialist, Master (education establishments of the third and fourth accreditation level)

The multi-layer structure of the higher education system means that on completion of education on a given level, students obtain a corresponding degree and can move up from level to level.

Being a participant of the Bologna process, Ukraine joined common European education system, as well as European academic research community.


The academic year beginning between the 1st of September until February and consists of two semesters. All the students go on holidays between two terms: the first semester (September - January) the second one (February - June). Summer holidays 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 centres.


Universities in Ukraine


National Technical University of Ukraine Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute

  • was established in 1898
  • is the largest technical University of Ukraine and one of the top Universities of Europe and worldwide
  • offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study
  • has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment


National Taras Shevchenko University of Kiev

  • was founded in 1834 as the University of Saint Vladimir, and since then it has changed its name several times
  • is the third oldest university in Ukraine
  • its structure consists of fifteen faculties (academic departments) and five institutes
  • the most prestigious university in Ukraine
  • a major centre of advanced learning and progressive thinking


Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

  • one of the most popular universities in West Ukraine was founded in 1661
  • the university keeps up with the modern educational programs and is a partner of such famous programs as Erasmus+, Erasmus Mundus, Tempus and Horizon 2020.
  • Several courses are offered in English: joint Master's in Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics with University of L'Aquila, Italy, and a double Degree of Master in Law with Vilnius University, Lithuania.
  • International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.


Bohomolets National Medical University

  • was founded in 1844
  • over 10 thousand students, with about 2000 of them from foreign countries
  • stays in the top-200 of educational institutions in Ukraine, provides the best medical training and practice opportunities.
  • Various departments offer course of study: for instance, Medical Care, Pediatrics, Dentistry, Pharmaceutics and Psychiatry.


Karazin Kharkiv National University

  • was founded in 1804
  • offers various levels of study starting from Bachelor's to PhD in a wide range of specialities: for instance, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, Informational Technologies, International Relations, Natural Science, Biology, Chemistry and Bioengineering, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics.


Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University

  • is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Ukraine, established in 1875 by the Decree of the Austrian Emperor Franz-Joseph
  • by decision of Session of Council of European University Association, held in Brussels on January 15th, 2009, Yuri Fedkovich Chernivtsi National University was granted a full individual membership in European University Association.
  • offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study.

Ukraine Visa

As soon as you get the invitation you have to address the Embassy of Ukraine in your country.

    The list of documents needed to get a student visa:
  • Original invitation letter
  • Original education certificate - legalized by your country Education Ministry
  • Original birth certificate
  • Original health certificate - which should be approved by the health ministry of your country and should be issued within a month of your VISA application.
  • Original HIV-AIDS negative certificate - which also has one-month validity.
  • Passport sized photos (at least 12)
  • Insurance Policy acting on the territory of Ukraine.
  • Back air ticket with the open return date of leaving during one year.
  • Bank statement - as proof that you can handle financial costs. You would need to have at least a $3000 bank balance for you to successfully apply for a visa.

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.

Medical insurance can be paid together with the tuition payment or at the airport in Ukraine.



Admission Support

    AMIGOS offers a full range of services to prospective students who want to study in Ukraine:
  • Assistance with career guidance and information on opportunities and conditions of studying in Ukraine
  • Consulting on Ukrainian educational system and legislation
  • Invitation letter
  • Information support
  • Arrangement of entry to Ukraine
  • Airport pick up
  • Consulting services for students during their stay in Ukraine

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