FAQ

Ukraine is the second largest country and situated in the south-eastern part of Europe .

Kiev is the Capital of Ukraine, which has an overall population of 50 million (UN, 2004 data).

The duration varies between 2 - 6 years depending upon the courses of study.

The currency used in Ukraine is Hryvnia and the coins are known as Kopiyka. US Dollars are also acceptable. US$ 1 = 8.00 Hryvnia approximately (Please check current FOREX rates for latest update).

The language is Ukrainian, Russian, English, Romanian, Polish and Hungarian.

The medium of instruction is "ENGLISH", “RUSSIAN.

No, it is not mandatory, but there are educational support programs available for those who need extra help in areas such as ESL or who have learning disorders.

Yes, they are valued and recognised globally.

The University Hostels are available for accommodation and it is included in the fee package.

Yes, you can pay the fee in installments.

15. Can we travel to any other countries while studying in Ukraine? Which countries, when and for how long?

Yes, you can travel to other countries like UK, Germany, Sweden, Italy, France, Poland, etc. during summer and winter vacations.

16. In which languages do the teachers teach?

Studies are provided in Ukrainian, Russian or English languages.

17. What services renders IIC for foreign students?

IIC gives international students all the information about the Ukrainian higher education system and offers consulting support right from the time of your first contact with reference to the higher education in Ukraine till the end of the educational period of 2-6 years. Further to this, following could be considered some of the services that are offered by IIC to the foreign students who wish to study at the higher educational establishments of Ukraine:
Information about the different higher educational establishments of Ukraine.
Processing of the students documents with the chosen University for the chosen specialty.
Processing of the admission letter and the visa support letter from the University.
Assistance in issuance of the health and life insurance.
Meeting the students on their arrival at the International airport and accompanying them to the University and the hostel.
Assistance in their hostel accommodation.
Assistance with the registration, and documentation at the University.
Assistance in opening the bank account and in sending facsimile and electronic messages.
Consultation and help in all the regards during the education with the University, teachers and fellow students.
Transferring the students from one University to the other and all related documentation.
Communication with parents with regards to the academic and other behavior of the children during the educational period.
All assistance and guardianship during the complete educational period.

18. What is the visa invitation for education?

The invitation for education is the official document, which is processed by the department of passport-visa service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. It confirms that the student is admitted to a particular University. It specifies your passport details and the full name of the University. This invitation support letter is required by the Ukrainian Embassy to stamp the visa on your passport. Generally, it takes around 10 days for the visa invitation to be processed at the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The invitation is valid for 90 days from the date of its issuance and you need to apply to the Ukrainian Embassy for a visa during the validity of the invitation issued.

19. What is the migration card?

The migration card is the document which testifies that the student has crossed the border of Ukraine. It is an obligatory document for the further processing of the student registration and hence is an important document. Without the migration card the registration on the territory of Ukraine cannot be done and the student would be deported back to the home country. The migration card is handed out by the flight attendant on the plane or is also available at the airport on arrival at the immigration department. The card consists of 2 identical parts, which are necessary to fill. At the immigration of the International airport, the immigration officer stamps the both parts of the card and retains one while the other part is handed over to the student. Before leaving the immigration desk, it is important that you check that you have received the stamped part from the officer. It is important and obligatory to retain the migration card till the departure from Ukraine.

20. What will be my average month expenses?

Usually the expenses for first month of staying in Ukraine are more than those of the subsequent months. You’ll need about 500 USD for the first three months of staying in Ukraine. This is due to the reason that the student would need to pay the registration charges, purchase items of necessity etc. Subsequently, the average monthly expenses for food are about 100$ -150$ .

21. How do my parents can send me money for my expenses?

Parents can send the money to the student’s bank account in Ukraine by the way of a wire transfer. The student is recommended to open a bank account as soon as the process of registration is completed, which normally takes around 10-15 days. After the registration is completed the student is required to come to the office of IIC, where one of the representatives would assist him / her to open a bank account where the parents could transfer the money.

22. What is the preparatory faculty and what is it for?

The preparatory faculty is a special educational program with duration of 1 academic year (7-10 months). At the preparatory faculty students study Russian or Ukrainian language and the special disciplines required depending on the future specialty chosen (language of science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, geography, history, and literature). After completing the preparatory faculties the student pass through an examination. In case of a successful passing of the examination, the student receives the Certificate of the preparatory faculty. This certificate gives the student a right to enter any Ukrainian university without entrance examinations. But if the student chooses training in English he/she does not need to study at the preparatory faculty, he enters directly the first year of the degree course.

23. Is it difficult to study at the preparatory faculty?

The program of the preparatory faculty is worked out for an ordinary level of complexity. The student who attends all the classes, carries out practical and home tasks, does not face any problems with studying in this faculty.

24. Will my parents be informed on my academic progress?

IIC constantly supervises the process of studying and receives the information on the student’s academic progress on a regular basis. The representatives of IIC speak to the professors about the behavior and progress of the students. The received information is sent by the representatives of IIC in your country to the students’ parents.

25. When is the beginning of vacations in the Universities in Ukraine?

At the preparatory faculty, the program of studying is not divided into semesters; therefore winter vacations are not stipulated. At the end of January the students who have successfully passed all tests have one week of rest. Students who have academic debts try to pass through their tests again. Summer vacations last 2 months, from July, 1 till August, 31 every year. As for the degree course (5 years), winter vacations last 2 weeks from the last week of January till the first week of February every year. Summer vacations are the same as at the preparatory faculty — from July, 1st till August, 31st every year.

26. What is the cost of International calls and Internet services?

Calls from Ukraine to all over world is approx- 0.10$/min. High speed Internet/Wi Fi is available in all Hostel rooms, approx 10$/month