Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

State Enterprise "Ukrainian State Center
for International Education"



International Cultural Diplomacy Forum 2021 took place today – a professional platform for discussing modern approaches to presenting a country in the international arena by means of culture and by establishing intercultural ties. The event was organized by the Ukrainian Institute in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.


The key topic of the forum is the capabilities of cultural diplomacy in solving common global challenges.


Panel discussions:

– Capabilities of cultural diplomacy in addressing common global challenges;
– Geopolitical picture of the world: global agenda and cultural relations;
– Ukraine on the world map: international politics and cultural relations;
– Cultural diplomacy and the issue of misinformation;
– Women’s voices in the world: cultural diplomacy and gender equality;
– The role of culture and international cooperation in the protection of human rights in conflict situations;
– Postcolonialism and intercultural relations: reapropriation or common cultural heritage.


The Forum was attended by cultural diplomacy experts, international journalists, scholars and diplomats.


The event took place online, registration is available at:

Ukrainian State Center for International Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine is participating in “Days of Ukrainian Education in Nigeria – 2021”, which takes place in Abuja (Federal Republic of Nigeria).


Its goal is to promote Ukrainian higher and vocational education in the market of educational services in West African countries, to share information about Ukraine’s educational opportunities in the information space of Nigeria, as well as to increase the presence of foreign students in Ukrainian universities. The event was held with support from the Embassy of Ukraine in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


The opening of the event was attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Nigeria Valerii Kirdoda. At the event, “Study in Ukraine” was represented by the Head of the Department of Processing, Registering and Monitoring of Information Kostiantyn Komisarov. He presented Ukrainian educational opportunities and spoke about the advantages of studying in Ukraine.


“It is very valuable to us that many young people from Nigeria are interested in obtaining higher education in Ukraine. I wholeheartedly wish you to choose the educational institution that will meet your needs, and that gaining knowledge and experience helps you become a successful person” – noted in her letter Director of “Study in Ukraine” Dr. Olena Shapovalova.


The following Ukrainian universities were presented at the Study in Ukraine exhibition:


– Sumy State University,
– V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University,
– Ivan Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University,
– Odesa State Agrarian University,
– International Humanitarian University,
– International European University.


The program included welcoming speeches from the Ukrainian and Nigerian sides, presentations from educational institutions and “Study in Ukraine”.
During the event, applicants and their parents had the opportunity to receive detailed advice and counseling on the choice of specialties and the procedure for admission to a university.


As part of the program, the delegation of Ukrainian educators accompanied by employees of the Embassy of Ukraine in Nigeria visited the Ministry of Education of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


In order to receive an invitation for study in Ukraine, you must choose an educational institution, contact its international department and submit a package of documents.


Admission for the degrees of junior bachelor, bachelor and master takes place twice a year – before and at the beginning of academic semesters (until 15.12.2021 and until 01.03.2022). Admission to postgraduate, doctoral, preparatory faculty (department) programs and academic mobility programs takes place throughout the year.


The applicant must pass entrance exams. The higher education institution calculates the points/grades of the applicant based on the document on the previously attained level of education and sets the minimum required for entry number of points/grades in general education subjects that the applicant will be tested on during the exams.


Enrollment is based on the results of entrance exams and the choice of study language.


Ukrainian State Center for International Education.

Vaccination against COVID-19 for foreigners and stateless persons staying in Ukraine legally is carried out according to the same procedure as for citizens of Ukraine. This was reported by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine on its Facebook page.


To do this, make an appointment at the nearest vaccination point or vaccination center.


For the list of vaccination points and mass vaccination centers, work schedules, contacts for registration follow the link.


Foreigners and stateless persons permanently residing in Ukraine are entitled to free vaccinations. For foreigners and stateless persons temporarily staying on the territory of Ukraine, medical services must be covered at their own expense, with voluntary medical insurance or other sources not prohibited by law.

After receiving the second dose of the vaccine, you can obtain an International Vaccination Certificate from COVID-19.

Director of the Ukrainian State Center of International Education Olena Shapovalova meets with Israeli Ambassador to Ukraine Michael Brodsky


Director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olena Shapovalova met with Ambassador of Israel to Ukraine Michael Brodsky.


“It is extremely valuable for us to support the embassy in attracting students to study in Ukraine and promote its educational opportunities,” said Elena Shapovalova.
During the meeting, Olena Shapovalova presented statistics on the education of Israeli students in Ukraine. Thus, as of January 1, 2021, 2107 citizens of the State of Israel are studying in HEEs of Ukraine.


Among the specialties chosen by students from Israel the most popular are:
– medicine;
– dentistry;
– veterinary medicine;
– construction and civil engineering;
– pharmacy, industrial pharmacy.


Top 5 universities where Israeli students study:
1. Odessa National Medical University;
2. Kharkiv National Medical University;
3. V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University;
4. Dnipro State Medical University;
5. State Higher Educational Institution “Uzhhorod National University.


“I would like to express my gratitude for the cooperation of the Embassy of Israel in Ukraine and the development of relations in the field of education between our countries,” Olena Shapovalova said.

A leading Indian media “The Times of India” identifies Ukraine as one of the most promising countries for medical education by students from India.


Medical education in India is extremely popular, but limited possibility to study at the expense of the state or local budget as well as high cost of education in private institutions force Indians to look for opportunities to enter medical institutions abroad.
Ukraine attracts them by its holistic, high-quality medical education with large number of practical classes and the price that is quite affordable for Indian students.


According to the statistical data of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education, as of January 1, 2021, 18095 students from India are opting for higher education in Ukraine.

The annual ranking of the world’s best universities by Times Higher Education includes 10 Ukrainian universities:


Sumy State University;

National University “Lviv Polytechnic”;

Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics;

Oles Honchar Dnipro National University;

Ivan Franko Lviv National University;

National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”;

National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”;

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv;

V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University;

Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University.


The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 includes more than 1600 universities from 99 countries and is based on 13 verified performance indicators that measure the institution’s performance in four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international prospects.


For this year’s ranking, the publication analyzed more than 108 million citations in more than 14.4 million scientific publications of almost 22 thousand scientists worldwide. In total, more than 43 thousand data points were collected from more than 2100 institutions that provided data.

I would like to congratulate all of you on the Day of Knowledge and the beginning of your new school year in Ukraine! May the knowledge you receive in Ukrainian higher education institutions create opportunities for you to have a happy and successful future. Let Ukraine open for you like the most interesting book, from which it is impossible to break away and to the pages of which you always want to return!


Let’s explore Ukraine together! Study in Ukraine!

SE “Ukrainian State Center for International Education”, on the occasion of the great national holiday of our statehood – the 30th anniversary of Independence presents a project: “Success Stories. In honour of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence”.


We bring to your attention the success stories of statesmen, representatives of scientific and business communities, who are citizens of foreign countries that studied in Ukraine.


Warm memories of years of study and wishes to future students show that Ukraine has settled in their hearts forever, and they sincerely cherish that memory.


Our colleagues from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, specialists of Ukrainian diplomatic missions in different countries around the world and Ukrainian higher education institutions, where our heroes studied, helped us in the implementation of this project.


The future fate of our statehood depends on unity and understanding, conscious steps and tireless work for its prosperity.


May the dream of a bright future and the development of our homeland inspire and encourage new achievements in the name of an independent and prosperous Ukraine.

On the eve of Independence Day, August 23, we celebrate the Day of the National Flag of Ukraine. In accordance with the Order of the President of Ukraine № 987/2004 from August 23, 2004, the holiday was established “to honour the centuries-old history of Ukrainian statehood, the state symbols of independent Ukraine and to foster citizens’ respect for the national symbols of Ukraine”.


The National Flag is one of the official symbols of state sovereignty. The blue and yellow colours on the flag have at least a thousand-year history. The heart of every Ukrainian skips a beat when the national flag is raised.


On August 23, 1991, the blue and yellow Ukrainian flag was brought by a group of people’s deputies into the session hall of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.


The next day, Ukraine declared independence.