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On the 29th of October, 2018 Director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education, Olena Shapovalova held a meeting with the representatives of the Embassy of Ghana in Switzerland. During this meeting questions concerning the peculiarities of enrollment of Ghanaians to study in Ukrainian Universities were discussed.

We understand that in order to study Biological and Medical sciences Ghanaian students should have in their secondary school certificates the following subjects: Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry.

 

 

WASSCE (West African Senior School Certificate Examination) SSSCE (Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination) GBCE (General Business Certificate Examination)
A1-C6 A-D A-D

 

For other disciplines the minimum requirement is as follow:

English – D6

Maths (core) – D7

Integrated Science/Core Science – D7

All other elective subjects – minimum – D7.

All applicants must have passed at least six (6) subjects including Mathematics and English. There is no such subject in Ghanaian Secondary Educational System as Social Sciences. Irrespective of the total number of points, the grade E8 is not considered to be a pass.

 

 


Director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olena Shapovalova  together with  Yana Razumovska, representative of the Center, came to China with an official visit for 16th-22th of October 2018. The purpose of the visit was for the Ukrainian State Center for International Education to participate in the 19th International Higher Education Conference «China Education Expo 2018» together with Poltava National Technical Yuri Kondratyuk University, Ternopil National Economic University, Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design and Private Higher Educational Establishment “Kyiv Medical University”.

A meeting with the leadership of the China Scholarship Council, as well as visits to the Beijing Foreign Studies University and the Center of Ukrainian Culture were held.

Representatives of the Ukrainian delegation held a meeting with the Ambassador of Ukraine in the People’s Republic of China Mr. Oleg Dyomin.

Director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olena Shapovalova  told more about the Ukrainian State Center for International Education and peculiarities of higher education in Ukraine during the meeting with the director of international affairs of Chinese edition «Studying abroad» .

Chinese representatives have shown their interest in developing a relationship between Ukrainian and Chinese Universities, where priorities are technical, linguistic and art specialities.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olena Shapovalova and Deputy Director Olena Sulyma came to Malaysia with an official visit for 8th-11th of October 2018. Ukrainian delegation took part in the 6th global higher education forum “Thriving for Knowledge, Industry and Humanity in Dynamic Higher Education Ecosystem”.

During their stay in Malaysia, Ukrainian delegation and representatives of Ukrainian Embassy in Malaysia held a meeting with Deputy Minister of Education of Malaysia Teo Nie Ching, Executive Director of Malaysian Qualifications Agency Dr. Rahman binti Mohamed, Deputy Director of the Department of Skills Development in the Ministry of Human Resources of Malaysia Zaihan bin Shukri and Deputy President of Kuala-Lumpur University Dr. Azanam Shah Hashim, visited the Center for development of advanced technologies.
Questions regarding the current and future states of Ukrainian-Malaysian cooperation in higher education were discussed during the meetings.

Director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olena Shapovalova gave an interview to the Malaysian National News Agency Bernama. The interview can be found here: www.bernama.com
As a result of the visit, it can be stated that the Malaysian side is interested in cooperation with Ukraine on governmental level, as well as between educational institutions of both countries.


The director of Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olena Shapovalova participated in the 30th Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition which took place from 11th-14th of September 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.
5500 professionals from 95 countries took part in EAIE-2018, for whom 180 sessional meetings and 19 workshops were held. Hundreds of educational institutions from all over Europe represented their educational capabilities at the Exhibition.
EAIE Conference is the largest in scope and representation educational event in Europe, the goal of which is to improve the internationalization of higher education.


On September the 5th, the director of Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olena Shapovalova participated in the opening of the Ukrainian-Azerbaijani center under Poltava National Technical Yuri Kondratyuk University. The center was founded within the framework of continuous cooperation of the PNTU with educational institutions and educational foundations of Azerbaijan.

The goal of the center’s activity is to develop cooperation in the area of education and science, to promote culture and to study the shared history of Ukraine and Azerbaijan. The initiative to establish the center was supported by Azerbaijani partners who are acting as its co-founders.

Among the participants of the opening ceremony were the rector of Poltava National Technical Yuri Kondratyuk University professor Volodymyr Onyshchenko, and the rector of Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University Mustafa Babanli.

Also, for the first time in Ukraine, the heads of these two institutions have signed an agreement about starting mutual training of specialists in accordance with the “double diploma” program between Poltava National Technical Yuri Kondratyuk University and Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University. This event has started a new page in the development of Ukrainian-Azerbaijani cooperation in education.

 


Since 2018, the “National Eligibility -cum- Entrance Test” (NEET) is mandatory for all Indian students for the eligibility for admission for MBBS course.
 

According to the Note of the Embassy of India in Kyiv, No.Kyiv /326/1/18 dated 30 July 2018, agents/companies who have brought Indian students to MBBS course or preparatory course for September 2018 session without clearing NEET examination will be blacklisted.
 

Agents/companies and universities to enroll Indian students without NEET qualification are answerable to the question of such admission.
The MCI recognition might be cancelled for the universities who admit students from India without clearing NEET examination.

 

 

 


From January 2018 to July 2018, 25 263 foreign students have received an official invitation to study in Ukraine. The greatest demand for Ukrainian education was shown by the citizens of Morocco – they received over 4 thousand invitations. Today, on July 31st, the appropriate statistics were released by the Ukrainian State Center for International Education.

“The unveiled data suggests that far more foreign students have received an opportunity to study in Ukraine this year, than in the previous years. For comparison – 18 214 invitations were registered in the seven months of 2017, and around 12 thousand in 2016.” –  explained the director of USCIE, Olena Shapovalova.

Throughout 2018, most invitations were given to citizens of these countries:

1 Morocco (4 254),

2 India (3 210),

3 Nigeria (1 987),

4 Turkmenistan (1 724),

5 Egypt (1 161),

6 Ghana (1 136),

7 Algeria (1 115),

8 Pakistan (950),

9 China (882),

10 Turkey (634).


On July 19th the director of USCIE Olena Shapovalova took part in a meeting with the ambassadors from countries of Middle East, Africa and Asia, citizens of which study in Ukraine. The meeting was initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to discuss problems regarding the studying of foreign students in Ukraine and develop ways of solving them. The ambassadors were addressed by the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Roman Greba. Members of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Security Service of Ukraine, National Police and Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine were also invited to take part in the discussion.

 

Overall, interest in discussing a wide range of issues surrounding international education in Ukraine was shown by ambassadors of Algeria, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Egypt, India, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Kuwait, South Korea, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Palestine, Pakistan, South Africa, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

 

Questions regarding the quality of education and the accessibility of the studying process itself were discussed during the meeting. A separate meeting will take place with the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to discuss issues surrounding visas. All parties agreed that such meetings are useful and allow us to overcome hardships that occasionally occur in the process of training foreign students in Ukrainian educational institutions.

 


July 3, 2018 a meeting between the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Roman Greba and the director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olena Shapovalova with a delegation from the Sudan was held.

 

During this meeting the prospects for the development of interstate dialogue in the field of education were discussed. In particular, an agreement was reached on signing the relevant Memorandum of Cooperation and holding a number of joint cultural and educational events. The issues of granting scholarships for students, establishing cooperation between universities of the two countries, issues of obtaining visas were mentioned.


On June 26, 2018 Poltava hosted a scientific and methodological seminar “Internationalization of Educational Activity of Higher Educational Institutions in Ukraine”, organized by the Ukrainian State Center for International Education together with the Poltava National Technical Yuri Kondratyuk University. At the seminar the issues related to the training of foreign students were discussed.

 

Olena Shapovalova, director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education, Mykola Yakymenko, deputy head of the migration service of Ukraine in the Poltava region, rector of the PoltNTU, professor Volodymyr Onyschenko, representatives of higher educational institutions of Kharkiv, Cherkasy, ​​Kherson and the Poltava region, as well as foreign students of PoltNTU took part in the seminar.