Study In Ukraine

Why Ukraine?

Studies show that Europe is the most preferred destination for students when they plan to study abroad. Ukraine isn’t an exception. Euro Edu Consultants guide students especially for getting admissions to their preferred destinations in Europe.

Ukraine is a hospitable nation with no racism and tolerance towards other religions. It offers education at an affordable cost and innovative education. Apart from that, you don’t need to pass too many exams to get admissions to the universities in Ukraine.

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Reasons why students choose Ukraine

  • It is considerably cheaper to study in Ukraine than elsewhere in Europe, with wide acceptance for its professionals.
  • Local universities including Kyiv polytechnic (KPI) are rated among the highest ones within the world.
  • Foreign students get TRC in Ukraine that enables them to get discounts on transport and other establishments.
  • Most colleges arrange the preparatory program within the Ukrainian or Russian languages, which lasts 6 to 10 months to get students acquainted with the foreign language.
  • In Ukrainian universities, there's a broad selection of specialities. Besides, training choices available for applicants include bachelor’s program, master’s, and postgraduate education.
  • International exchange programs allow students to travel and obtain professional experience.
  • The application procedure is straightforward and therefore the terms of entry to the republic are flexible. Students get visa support without a piece visa in Ukraine. For foreigners, visa-free travel applies to the EU and a few CIS states.
  • Educational institutions provide foreign citizens with lodging during a hostel with affordable price and good conditions. Even dormitories are available.
  • There is a systematized academic system in common with the ECU standard. Qualified instructors use innovative tools within the learning process.

Climate in Ukraine

In many parts of Ukraine, the standard weather is moderately continental, with distinct seasons. In Western and Southern zones the climate is much milder than the other two zones.

The average temperature in the summer season ranges from 18 to 20 degrees celsius. Whereas the average temperature in the winter ranges from -3 to +6 degrees celsius.

Rains are random as most of the parts falling the mountainous ranges. Some regions experience good rain whereas the Southern parts experience droughts.

Cost of Living in Ukraine

Ukraine holds first place on the affordability of the cost of living. It ranks second based on satisfaction with the financial state for foreigners as per the ranking done by ‘Expat-Insider’. According to a study by ‘International Organisation’ 85% of the foreigners are satisfied with their level of expenses. Nearly 75% of the people vouch for selecting Ukraine because of the affordable cost of living.

For housing needs, you can stay in a dormitory that costs $50-$100 per month, else rent an apartment. A flat with 1 room costs a rent of $250 per month whereas in Kyiv prices are around $350-450 per month.

The best part is teaching space and lodgings are done in the same residential block mitigating the need for transport. Each University has many dormitories with Kitchens, separate bathrooms and well equipped CCTV cameras and guards for security.

Living costs

To lead a comfortable life in Ukraine, a student should have $1200 to $1500 per year apart from the tuition fees.


The cost of stationery is too low in Ukraine when compared to the other countries of the world. For instance, with $2 you can buy around 1000 pages.


The books are generally provided by the University Library (included in tuition fees).


Clothing is an important accessory that consumes a lot of budgets. In Ukraine a good pair of Jeans costs $10-20, the Shirts cost $5-15, T-Shirts cost $5-12.


Food is one of the basic necessities of life. In Ukraine the cost of food is reasonable. For instance, at $1.5 you can buy 4 kg of potatoes/onions or 3 litres of milk.

Travel in the city

Students are issued Travel Passes by the Universities and the Government and hence students can travel with concessions in cost. It costs roughly around just $5 a month.

Travel around the country

Apart from domestic travel in Ukraine, students get a 40% discount on the normal fares of Trains and buses when they travel around the country.

International travel

As soon as you get enrolled as a student in Ukraine University, an International student card is issued which guarantees a student a concession of 30% on the normal airfares.

Steps to be followed in applying for Universities in Ukraine

Admission requirements

In order to receive an invitation from the Universities, you need the following documents:

  • Application form filled online.
  • Passport
  • Legalized copy of SSC certificate
  • Fees paid confirmation receipt

    In addition to the above, Postgraduate students require the following documents.
  • Copy of project work
  • Bachelor’s degree certificates
  • Results and progress reports

    All of the above documents need to be notarized and translated into the Ukrainian language.

Visa Requirements

The student visa is generally granted for one year. Following documents are needed to obtain the visa.

  • Passport
  • Original invitation letter
  • A confirmation letter to the Ukrainian consulate in your country from the University.
  • Contract copy
  • Health insurance
  • AIDS certificate
  • Two-way air ticket
  • 3 photographs (3*4 cm)
  • Official bank document confirming payment of fees.

In addition to the above, students obtaining admission in the first year to the preparatory faculty need to submit the following documents.

You will need the following documents notarized and get the same certified by the notary from the Ukrainian Embassy in your country. It should be translated into Russian or Ukrainian language.

  • HSC certificate
  • Health certificate
  • HIV certificate
  • 15 passport size (3*4 cm) photographs - matt finish.

Travel Requirements

  • Passport
  • Two-way air ticket
  • Entry Student’s Visa
  • Migration card
  • Original invitation letter
  • All original school or college certificates translated into Russian or Ukrainian language and notarized.

Post application you will be sent an invitation by the Ukrainian university which will be helpful to you in securing the visa.

Recommended Universities in Ukraine

  • Bukovinian State Medical University
  • Kyiv National Medical University
  • Uzhhorod National University
  • Ternopil National Medical University
  • Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University
  • Bogomolets National Medical University
  • Vinnytsia National Medical University
  • Lviv National Medical University
  • Taras Shevchenko National University
  • Kharkiv National Medical University
  • Karazin Kharkiv National University

All the above Universities offer studies for various disciplines but students generally prefer Ukraine for doing MBBS.

Why do Indians prefer to study MBBS in Ukraine?

In 2019, India had a population of 136.64 crores. You are required to pass the NEET exam with a good percentage to get admission to a reputed college.

There are almost 16 lakh candidates and just 67000 seats for doing MBBS. This makes the chance to get admission in desired colleges very less.

So Students prefer Ukraine. We have covered more about it in our article titled ‘Study MBBS in Ukraine’.

Course-wise average tuition fees in Ukraine ( approximately)

Course Tuition Fees (INR)
Engineering 1,70,922
Computer Science 1,70,922
Social Sciences 1,85,785
Medicine 3,12,118
Business & Finance 1,48,628
Postgraduate Courses 2,22,942

Work Permit

Foreign citizens can be employed by an individual or company upon fulfilment of the following conditions.

  • The employer has to secure the work permit.
  • A general work permit is not issued, it is specific to particular employment.
  • Employment agreement in writing.
  • Temporary residence permit agreement made by the employee.

What is the minimum salary for foreign citizens employed in Ukraine?

  • Five minimum wages for NGO employees, Educational institutions and charity institutions.
  • Ten ‘minimum wages’ for all other types of employees.
  • The above criteria do not apply to the below mentioned ‘preferred categories of employees’
  • IT professionals
  • An employee who is also a shareholder of the company.
  • Persons who have degrees from the top 100 Universities of Ukraine.
  • People having copyrights for their own creations.
  • Foreign highly paid professionals earning more than 50 ‘minimum wages’.