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About Ukraine

Study in Ukraine

Study in Ukraine has many important advantages, especially in the medical, engineering, economics and business management fields, as it offers amazing medical programs worldwide, making it an ideal choice for doctors and surgeons. The certificates offered by Ukrainian universities are recognized certificates, making it easier for you to find a job after graduation. 


Ukraine is one of the wonderful European countries that offer a strong university degree and low-cost living. It is distinguished by the provision of studies in several languages, including English, Ukrainian, Russian and French, so you will not have to deal with the language barrier.

In addition, it does not require the student to have an acceptance test or a specific academic rate that is sufficient to be successful. You do not need an IELTS or TOEFL certificate, as it is enough to have good English that enables you to study the program. Ukraine is interested in student health insurance and the general climate of Ukraine is suitable for international students.


There is more than one language available to study in: English, Russian, Ukrainian, and according to the linguistic capabilities of each student, he can choose any of them, whether he wants to study for undergraduate or graduate studies.

Geographical information

Ukraine is an Eastern European country; It is bordered by Russia to the east, Belarus to the north, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova to the west, and to the south it overlooks the Black Sea from the Crimea.

 It covers an area of ​​about 600,000 square kilometers and has a population of 45 million. Ukraine fell under the rule of the Soviet-Russian regime, whose advantages were the development of the educational system, which made it a destination for many Arab students due to Ukraine’s interest in the applied aspect and study by prominent university professors internationally.

Study in Ukraine

Many international students turn to study in Ukraine, especially as it has become a popular tourist destination. It’s a safe country with cheap costs of living for students who want to study abroad there. This section covers why you should study in Ukraine and how much it will cost you to do so. 

Why should you study in Ukraine?

Reasons why you should study in Ukraine include:

  1. Ease of visa and application

Educational institutions in Ukraine is easy and fast and take

s three working days after document verification, and the Ukrainian Coordination Office guarantees 100% visa for all international students.

  1. No exams!

If you are considering language proficiency exams, Ukraine does not require most of the internationally required exams such as TOEFL, IELTS and SAT, and Ukraine offers study in English, Russian, Ukrainian and French. 

  1. Education quality

Ukraine ranked 88 in the Education Index issued by the United Nations Development Program in 2019, out of 189 countries covered by the report.

  1. International Accreditation

Training programs in Ukraine are recognized by international organizations such as the World Health Organization, UNESCO, the European Council and others. 

  1. The cost of living

There is no doubt that Eastern Europe is much cheaper than its western sister. In Ukraine, you can enjoy the European standard of living and the cheap cost of living at the same time. 

  1. The climate

The climate of Ukraine is moderate most of the year, and this suits Arab students who are accustomed to the hot and dry weather.

Distinguished faculty

  All Ukrainian universities have highly qualified teaching staff which puts it in the first place for them; Transfer of knowledge to students of all nationalities. 

Moreover, they are very friendly and are always ready to help their students and give them valuable advice both while studying and after graduation.

How much does it cost?

The cost of studying in Ukraine ranges from 1200 to 5000 US dollars per year, but most of the majors and universities are in the range between 1200 to 2500 US dollars, except for studying medicine and studying in English, which costs more, and studying in Kyiv universities is more expensive than other cities.

There are also administrative expenses ranging from 200 to 300 US dollars annually, and if you are applying to study at the university on your own and not through an intermediary, you should check the university website for the exact expenses.

The costs of study expenses in Ukraine are much lower than in European countries that are at the same educational level, to find that:

  • The costs of the College of General Medicine per academic year range from $3,500 to $5,300.
  • Dentistry per academic year costs between $3800 and $5900.
  • Architecture majors with annual cost of $3,100, $4,730.
  • Civil engineering at an annual cost of $2650.
  • Business administration allocates an annual cost of $1,600 to $2,000.
  • Computer science costs from $200 to $2,500 per year.
  • Biomedical engineering at a cost of $2,500 per year.
  • Aerospace Engineering at a cost of $300 per academic year.
  • Software engineering costs about $1,400 to $2,100 annually.

Living in Ukraine

In fact, to live comfortably in Ukraine, you need between $1,200 and $1,500 per year to cover living costs, in addition to tuition fees.

Undoubtedly, the cost of living and living in Ukraine is low compared to many other European countries. However, it is difficult to give an exact value because it depends on the different lifestyles of each person.


Prices for housing in Ukraine and apartments in UkraineUndoubtedly, outdoor housing is one of the highest expenses. In fact, the cost of the apartment depends on the city, its size and location (in the center or in the suburbs).

Therefore, you can rent a one-bedroom apartment far from the center or in small towns for $100.

Also, the cost of the apartment depends on its condition and whether it includes furniture or not. In general, it is recommended that students rent furnished apartments. Likewise, most students live in dorms and pay no more than $70 a month.

We also find that the choice of the city is an essential factor. The most expensive cities for housing are Kyiv and Odessa, while the cheapest are Lviv, Kharkov and Dnipropetrovsk. On the other hand, cities such as Kherson, Mykolaiv, Poltava, Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi have low cost due to the small size of these cities.


 If you live in a university dormitory, you do not need transportation to go to study because most university dormitories are adjacent to university buildings. On the other hand, if you need to move to another place in the city, transportation in Ukraine is inexpensive.

Public transportation, one ticket for local transportation (bus, train, subway, etc.) costs between $0.4 and $0.7.

Metro, a monthly metro subscription costs between $8 and $12, depending on the type of subscription card.

Taxis: Taxis cost between $2 and $3 plus $0.45 per kilometer (minimum 5 kilometers).

Other costs of living

Ukraine is mainly an agricultural country and has many culinary traditions. So if you love to cook, you will definitely learn many delicious and interesting recipes. In fact, Ukrainians usually do not order pizza or fast food and prefer home cooking.

In general, Ukrainians buy food from the central vegetable markets, because it is cheaper. However, we advise that the student does not do this once he arrives in the country as he must have experience and have to speak some basic words from the local language in order to make the purchase. Therefore, we advise students to go to supermarkets, where prices are also low and shopping is much easier.

Among the most popular supermarkets in Ukraine we find: Amstor, ATB, ASHAN and METRO.

Universities in Ukraine

What are the best Ukraine universities? 

There are a group of recognized universities to study in Ukraine 

Kharkov National University

That university is called Kharkov Vasily Krazin National University and it is one of the best universities in Ukraine for foreigners that was established nearly 215 years ago.

 The university has a history and an outstanding level of education:

  • The university ranks third among the top 200 universities in Ukraine.
  • The university ranks 491 among the top 500 universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings for 2019.

Bogomolets National University

The university was founded in 1842 by a decision of His Imperial Majesty Nicholas I. The university has developed gradually throughout its history until it has become the most important university in Ukraine for foreigners to study medicine, which includes:

The Faculty of General Medicine as one of the most important educational paths in it, which is available in English and Russian, and the duration of the study is 6 years.

The Faculty of Dentistry which is one of the best dental universities in Europe and which lasts for 5 years.

The college provides systematic training that helps students become the most experienced and skilled physicians.

The University cooperates with the world’s leading universities and institutions and works to harmonize the curricula in accordance with the Bologna Declaration.

By joining the ranks of the students of Bogomolets National University, you will receive a degree that you can work with in the largest and most important hospitals in the world, especially if you choose to study in English.

Lviv University

Lviv University is one of the best international universities in the world, and one of the most advanced. It consists of eighteen scientific and literary colleges, and seven scientific institutes equipped with laboratories. This prestigious university has signed scientific agreements with large countries, in order to exchange ideas and the freedom of foreign students to grant scientific studies. And it has the largest faculty of scholars and writers of the world.

Sumy State University

It is a public university that does not cost much to study, especially for Ukrainian students. It opens the doors of study there to more than fifty other countries, where there are multiple nationalities, with students coming from Asia from Indians, Arabs, neighboring countries in Europe and America, and it is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. It does not cost much to study in it compared to other universities, so it is preferred by most expatriates to prepare theses for obtaining master’s and doctoral degrees.

Student Visa - Ukraine

How do I get a student visa to Ukraine?

 If you intend to study in Ukraine for more than 90 days, you will need to issue a type D visa from the Ukrainian embassy or consulate in your country after submitting the application form and some documents, the most important of which are the original copy of the acceptance letter and documents of previous educational stages with its notarization at the Ukrainian embassy after approval From the relevant government agencies and translate them if necessary.

After that, the center studies your application and makes sure that the documents are correct and that your academic certificate is recognized by educational institutions in Ukraine, and then the center sends an official confirmation to the consulate in your country. It takes 10 working days to get a visa, but sometimes it can be up to 30 days.

Conditions for obtaining a study visa in Ukraine 

  • Study invitation
  • A valid passport.
  • Parent’s account statement or personal account, and there is no requirement for a specific amount
  • A high school diploma or a university degree translated into Russian or English and certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the student’s country
  • A birth certificate translated into Russian or English and certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the student’s country
  • A disease-free certificate translated into Russian or English and the presence of the Russian language certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the student’s country
  • 10 personal photos.
  • Travel health insurance “can be obtained from any airline”
  • Fill out the form at the embassy for obtaining a visa.
  • Attention
  • All documents submitted to the embassy must be translated into Ukrainian or Russian and certified by the Ministries of Justice and Foreign 
  • Affairs in the country of the applicant, except for the following countries that do not require Ukrainian translation, namely: Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Kuwait, Qatar, and other countries

How to apply - Ukraine

Universities in Ukraine accept students to study in administrative and engineering disciplines, provided that they obtain an average of 60% or more in high school, and an average of 70% or more for medical specialties, and if the student wishes to study in English, he must only have good English that qualifies him to study in English.

  • The pass rate for the matriculation certificate.
  • Good grades in 5 academic subjects related to the field of study you will join, such as: (medicine requires studying physics, chemistry, biology, and so on)
  • The student must be at least 17 years old and not more than 30 years old.
  • The passport is valid.
  • Pay the fees related to the acceptance letter and postage fees. 

Registration in the universities of Ukraine

Ukrainian universities accept students at the beginning of both semesters, either the first or second semester, but some programs may be available only in the first semester at the beginning of October.

The student only has to submit an application to the university online and send the papers, then the university studies the application, and if the student is accepted, a visa message is sent through which he can apply for the study visa.

The best accredited universities in Ukraine

The universities of Ukraine are accredited and recognized globally, so there is a great demand for international students to study in Ukrainian universities. Here we offer you the best accredited Ukraine universities:

  • Kharkiv National Medical University
  • National Technical University
  • National Aviation University

Scholarship in Ukraine

Due to the lack of sufficient financial resources for the Ukrainian government and institutions, there are no scholarships that can be applied for, but this is compensated by licenses for tuition fees and living costs. To study and search for available scholarships.

Here is a list of Ukrainian scholarships offered to international students:

  • Ukraine Global Scholarship.
  • Global Management of Social Issues BSc – Tilburg University.
  • PhD Scholarships, University of Waikato.
  • Visagrad Scholarship Program
  • FIG Foundation Ph.D. Scholarships for Developing Countries.
  • Franklin Mosher Baldwin Memorial Scholarship for Developing Countries.
  • INSEAD Deepak and Sunita Gupta Scholarships for Developing Countries.
  • University of London MA Scholarships in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies.
  • The Horizon 2021 Project Scholarship: Funding for the Future.
  • BACHELORS Norway Quota Scholarship Program for over 800 Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD scholarships. Students from developing countries.
  • Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program