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Ukraine celebrates Epiphany on January 19 – the third and final great Christmas holiday. The baptism of Jesus Christ is associated with this holiday.
 
On the eve of Epiphany, Ukrainians have long celebrated the second holy evening. Believers fast throughout the 18th of January. Dinner can only begin after the first star appears in the sky. Fasting dishes are served to the table – fish, cabbage varenyky, kutia, uzvar, etc.
 
Water is an important symbol of the holiday. These days it is customary to consecrate it. Water consecrated during Epiphany is called Jordanian and is believed to have healing properties throughout the year. Many Ukrainians follow the tradition of swimming in icy water.
 
On Epiphany, children and young people sing carols for the last time – they go from house to house and sing songs with well-wishes.
 


Dear colleagues!

 

The team of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education sincerely wishes you a Happy New Year!

 

Thank you for your cooperation throughout 2021! Thanks to our joint efforts this year we have done a lot to increase Ukraine’s competitiveness in the international market of educational services:

 

✅ popularized Ukrainian education abroad (despite the pandemic, educational exhibitions were organized in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Nigeria; together with the educational community we developed a Strategy for marketing higher education services in the international education market until 2025);

 

✅worked on the formation of lasting relations with foreign graduates of Ukrainian higher education institutions (in particular, to the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence implemented the “Success Stories. To the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence” project, which collected stories of famous foreign graduates);

 

✅contributed to the socio-cultural adaptation of foreign students in Ukraine (in particular, we participated in the “Integration and Adaptation of Foreign Students/INTERADIS” project. “Study in Ukraine” is the only enterprise in Ukraine that received a grant from the European Union Erasmus+ Program);

 

✅developed partnerships and strengthened international cooperation (in particular, held an online large-scale Ukrainian International Education Forum, which was viewed by over 10,000 people on Facebook);

 

✅worked on the formation and organizational implementation of state policy in the field of providing educational services to foreigners (in particular, participated in the development and active implementation of the Plan for promotion of higher education in Ukraine for foreign students – the first strategic document in independent Ukraine in this field; worked on the Unified Interdepartmental Information System on the recruitment of foreign entrants to higher education institutions; joined the work of the President’s Fund for Education, Science and Sports, which was created to encourage the development of talented youth).

 

 

 

We hope that next year will be no less productive and full of excellent projects and initiatives!

 

Thank you very much for your cooperation in the development of “Study in Ukraine”!

We wish you successes and prosperity in 2022!


Ukrainian State Center for International Education is organizing an educational mission Ukraine-Republic of Tajikistan. Within its framework, a number of meetings of specialists of the State Establishment “Center for International Programs” of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan with Ukrainian colleagues are scheduled for December 20-27, 2021.

 

“Study in Ukraine” conducts such events in order to promote higher education opportunities in Ukraine. Such an initiative is implemented within the framework of the Plan for the Promotion of Opportunities for Higher Education in Ukraine for Foreign Students in accordance with the Order of the President of Ukraine № 210/2020 “On Improving Higher Education in Ukraine”.

 

During the first day, a meeting was held at the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, where parties discussed cooperation in the field of international student exchange.

 

Tajik colleagues also visited Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. During the meeting, the parties worked on issues of bilateral cooperation in the fields of education, science and culture.

 

In addition, a delegation was received at the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in Ukraine.

 

“Such visits are of great importance for the development of relations in the field of education between the states. They expand opportunities for cooperation, allow to build ties between educational institutions and to promote Ukrainian education!” – emphasized Director of “Study in Ukraine” Dr. Olena Shapovalova.

 

Ukrainian State Center for International Education is grateful to the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in Ukraine and the Embassy Attaché Zuhro Saidzoda for their assistance in organizing the visit of the delegation of the State Establishment “Center for International Programs” of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan.


On December 23, 2021, at the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, specialists of the Department for International Cooperation and Protocol held a meeting with the delegation of the State Establishment “Center for International Programs” of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan.

 

The meeting was attended by Deputy Director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olga Boyko.

 

The parties discussed cooperation in the field of international student exchange.

 

Thus, as of January 1, 2021, 134 citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan are studying in Ukrainian higher education institutions.
Among the specialties chosen by Tajik students, the most popular are:
– air transport;
– medical practice;
– dentistry;
– telecommunications and radio engineering;
– nursing.

 

We remind that in April 2021, the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Serhiy Shkarlet visited the Republic of Tajikistan. A number of important events took place during the visit. Among them was the educational forum “Study in Ukraine”, organized by the Ukrainian State Center for International Education. It was attended by the Ministers of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Republic of Tajikistan, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Tajikistan, representatives of almost 80 leading Ukrainian higher education institutions.


On December 20, 2021, a meeting on the organization of recruitment and education (internship) of foreigners and stateless persons was held at the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine chaired by the First Deputy Minister Andrii Vitrenko.

 

The meeting was moderated by the director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Dr. Olena Shapovalova.

 

The meeting was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the State Migration Service of Ukraine, the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, the National Police of Ukraine. The meeting was also joined by educational institutions whose entrants or students were detained while trying to illegally cross the state border of Ukraine.

 

The introductory speech was made by the First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Andrii Vitrenko. He spoke about the current state of the issue, provided statistics and emphasized the role of educational institutions in working with applicants.

 

Also spoke during the meeting:
• Kuryliuk Yuriy Bohdanovych – Head of Administrative Jurisdiction of the Border Protection Department of the Administration of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine;
• Kovalchuk Yuriy Volodymyrovych – Head for Combating Cross-Border Crime of the Department of Operational and Investigative Activities of the ASBGSU;
• Hanushchak Yuriy Mykolayovych – Deputy Head of the 1st Department (Organization for Combating Illegal Migration) – Head of the 1st Branch of the Migration Police Department of the NPU.

 

The participants discussed the issue of taking measures to eliminate probable causes and conditions leading to attempts to illegally cross the border of Ukraine by foreign entrants or students.
One of the reasons for the emergence of illegal migration among the contingent of foreign students is the cooperation of educational institutions with dishonest agents. This is confirmed by the fact that most of the foreign entrants detained at the border are entrants who have been issued invitations for study, registered through agents.

 

Attention was also paid to the procedure of issuing educational invitations to the entrant personally. It was emphasized that university rectors are personally responsible for improper work with foreign students.


Specialists of the Ukrainian Center for International Education took part in the celebrations of the Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which took place on December 16, 2021 in Kyiv.

 

“Study in Ukraine” was represented by Director Dr. Olena Shapovalova and Deputy Director Olga Boyko.

 

The Agreement on Cooperation in Education and Science between the governments of the two countries has been in force since 2010. In particular, it provides for an annual equivalent exchange of students between the states for a full course of study.

 

According to the data of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education, as of January 1, 2021, 114 citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan are studying in Ukrainian higher education institutions. The most popular specialties among them are telecommunications and radio engineering, philology, air transport, management, and secondary education.

 

Top 5 universities by number of students from the Republic of Kazakhstan studying within:
1. National Aviation University
2. Zhytomyr Polytechnic State University
3. Odesa National Academy of Telecommunications named after О. S. Popov
4. Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
5. Private Joint Stock Company Higher Education Institution “Interregional Academy of Personnel Management”

 


“The annual list of the best universities in Europe and Central Asia for 2022 (QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia University Rankings 2022) has been published. It includes 450 best higher education institutions, and 41 of them are from Ukraine. The rating was compiled by the global research and consulting center QS Quacquarelli Symonds”, – the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science informs.

 

This year’s figure for the number of Ukrainian higher education institutions included in the list of the best in Eastern Europe and Central Asia is an absolute record in the history of this regional ranking.

 

The list of the 100 best includes: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (35th place); National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (63rd place); V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (69th place).

 

Compared to 2021, the number of universities in Ukraine in the regional ranking increased from 25 to 41: 16 universities were included in the ranking for the first time; 4 universities improved their positions compared to last year; 7 universities maintained their position.

 

Ten indicators are considered when forming the regional ranking of QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia University Rankings:

– academic reputation of the educational institution;

– reputation among employers;

– ratio of the number of teachers and students;

– number of publications per teacher and employee;

– number of citations per publication;

– contingent of foreign teachers and staff;

– contingent of foreign students;

– contingent of teachers and staff with a degree;

– efficiency of international scientific collaborations;

– presence of the educational institution in the online environment.

 


On December 9, 2021, “Study in Ukraine” hosted a meeting between Director Olena Shapovalova and the Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal to Ukraine, Poland and the Czech Republic H.E. Papa Diop.

 

During the meeting, issues of improving cooperation and expanding opportunities to attract students from the Republic of Senegal to study in Ukraine were discussed.

 

The meeting was also attended by the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Senegal in Ternopil Iryna Ivashchuk.

 

As of December 1, 2021, 139 invitations for citizens of the Republic of Senegal were registered in the Electronic Journal of “Study in Ukraine”.

 

Senegalese students usually choose technical specialties to study in Ukraine.

 


Our dear international students!

 

Your opinion on studying in Ukraine is very important and interesting to us!

 

Thus, we would like to ask you to participate in an online survey that we are conducting.
• the survey is available in English at this link: http://surl.li/awxua
• the survey is available in Ukrainian at this link: http://surl.li/awxtm
• the survey is available in Russian at this link: http://surl.li/awxty

 

We will be very grateful if you are able to answer our questions by December 28, 2021.

Your answers will help us make your education more comfortable and effective.

Making “Study in Ukraine” better together!


Admission deadlines for foreigners and stateless persons in Ukrainian higher education institutions have been extended until December 15, 2021 and March 1, 2022, which was caused by the epidemic situation in connection with the spread of the acute respiratory disease COVID-19.

 

This is stated in the Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine from November 17, 2021 № 1239, which approved changes to the Procedure for the organization of recruitment and education (internship) of foreigners and stateless persons. The relevant order was registered at the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and entered into force on November 30, 2021.

 

In addition, universities determine the periods of study for foreign students in accordance with the duration of educational or research programs. This also includes the deadlines for the admission campaign and registration of documents that give the right to stay in Ukraine during the period of study, admission to the next level of education and official certification of documents received after graduation.