The admission process of foreign nationals to Ukrainian universities. Step-by-step instruction
From year to year, Ukraine becomes more popular and highly sought educational direction. We can provide students with higher education of the highest quality, and an open and multicultural society is a key to a wide experience in the academic and professional fields. In this article, we will disclose all the details of the process of enrolling into the universities in Ukraine for international students, which will help you be prepared for the university admissions process.
Study in Ukraine - the first step that you need to take to enter the university
If you want to enter a Ukrainian university, one of the most important documents is an invitation from the university in which you plan to study. To do this, you need to contact the university, and provide all the necessary information, namely the desired faculty, specialization and language of instruction. In the event of a positive response from the university, the entrant should send the following package of documentation:
- A scanned copy of passport;
- A scanned copy of school leaving certificate with an appendix to the certificate, in which high school record is indicated;
- A signed agreement for the processing of personal data. It should be clarified that this document has a standard form, and it can be downloaded independently from the Internet, or you can ask the university to send it by e-mail.
Only once the university receives all the necessary documentation, the invitation will begin to be processed. Nevertheless, there is one nuance. Statistically, when students contact the university directly, via the Internet, they are most often denied in issuing an invitation.
To a greater extent, this situation is caused by the fact that universities in Ukraine are accustomed to cooperate with an intermediary between them and foreign students. As a rule, a specialized firm acts as an intermediary, which will bear legal responsibility for the student. It is in the name of this firm that the university issues an invitation, and the firm, in turn, will redirect the invitation to the student.
Ukrainian State Center of International Education as a second step for admission to Ukrainian universities
Deciding to issue an invitation to study for an international student, the university must provide the above-mentioned package of documents to the Ukrainian State Center of International Education. This center is the department of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, and it is responsible for foreign students who decided to study in Ukraine. In the center, each application for the issuance of an invitation is considered individually, with the assignment of a special number to it. In case of a positive decision, the invitation is printed on letterhead with a unique code, so this document cannot be faked.
The final stage of admission
After receiving the invitation, a foreign applicant can apply for a D-type visa. In order for a student to obtain a Ukrainian visa, various higher education institutions, including Ukrainian medical universities, must write a letter to the consulate on behalf of the rector or the dean confirming that this student will be studying at this university. Further on the site of the Ukrainian State Center of International Education - http://studyinukraine.gov.ua, the student must pay the visa fee, specifying the full name and number of the invitation. Only after receiving the payment the Center will inform the consulate about the student. After receiving a visa, the student must inform the institution of his arrival by sending copies of tickets. Thus, Kiev or any other university can prepare a letter for the frontier service of the airport, on the basis of which the foreign applicant will enter the country.
As you see, adhering to a clear procedure for admission, a foreigner can easily start training within the walls of a Ukrainian university.