Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

State Enterprise "Ukrainian State Center
for International Education"


Guide to higher education in Ukraine

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Ukrainian education is considered to be one of the best in the world given it’s long and rich history. Higher educational institutions in Ukraine were first established in the 17th century and even then attracted students from all over the world. Experienced teachers and professors, a great diversity of specialties and European standards of quality make Ukrainian education popular among students worldwide.

In 2005, Ukraine joined the Bologna Process which is a positive step towards integrating Ukrainian education into the European Higher Education Area.

Ukrainian higher education institutions provide courses in Ukrainian or English. International students have the opportunity to study in more than 240 higher education institutions and gain specializations in different scientific fields. Every year, higher educational institutions welcome students from more than 150 countries.

Foreigners can enroll in higher educational institutions with accredited educational programs the following ways:

1) Twice a year for the degrees of Junior Bachelor, Bachelor and Master, before and at the beginning of the academic semester. The term was extended until December 15 due to COVID-19).

2) During the year for postgraduate studies, doctoral studies, clinical studies, medical residency, the preparatory faculty program and the academic mobility program.