Over the past decade or more, Ukraine has transitioned into a popular higher study destination for branches such as medical, surgery, dentistry, nursing, engineering, and aviation. There are more than 400 universities in Ukraine and a large number of them offer globally recognized and affordable courses to international students. Many of the Ukrainian universities are centuries old and among the best in Europe and offer good infrastructure and English medium instruction/communication for the convenience of the foreign students.
As the admission for the 2021 batches has started, many of the young aspirants would like to know how to get admission to Ukrainian universities(the application process). In this article, we will take a tour of the admission process and related topics to give them a fair idea of the same.
The admission processes in Ukraine universities can be divided into three parts –
- Choosing the course and the university
- Applying to the respective university and receiving the invitation to study
- Getting the student visa and arriving in Ukraine to complete details of the admission process
Choosing the course and the university
Reputation and course fees are the two major criteria for the selection of universities if you are considering studying in Ukraine. The below table provides the approximate fee packages for MBBS in some of the leading universities in Ukraine.
Ukraine University Fees at a glance
|Name of the University||Fee for 1st year||Fee per annum(2nd -6th)||Total course fee||Admission site|
|Kyiv Medical University||6000 USD||4500 USD||28500 USD||Click here|
|Dnepropetrovsk State Medical Academy||5650 USD||4900 USD||30150 USD||Click here|
|Vinnytsia National Medical University||4400 USD||4400 USD||35200 USD||Click here|
|Ivano Frankivsk Medical University||4000 USD||4000 USD||31800 USD||Click here|
|Kharkiv Intl. Medical University||4000 USD||4000 USD||32800 USD||Click here|
|Zaporizhzhya State Medical University||4500 USD||4500 USD||35500 USD||Click here|
|O.O. Bogomolets National Medical university||4300 USD||4300 USD||35300 USD||Click here|
|Ternopil State Medical University||4000 USD||4000 USD||32800 USD||Click here|
|Odessa National Medical university||4370 USD||Vary between 4500 – 5800 USD||39800 USD||Click here|
|V.N. Karazin National University||4500 USD||4500 USD||Data not found||Click here|
|Donetsk National Medical University||4000 USD||4000 USD||33400 USD||Click here|
Ukraine MBBS duration is 6 years. The ‘total course fees’ provide a comprehensive cost idea over the entire course duration that includes tuition fee, hostel accommodation fee, medical insurance, remuneration to the center, MCI coaching for the complete duration of the course, escorting from airport to the university, one phone call to parents upon reaching the university, study material in English language, documentation in English for the foreign students, translator services to the foreign students, and the like in the academic session.
Applying to the respective university to receive the invitation to study(application for admission)
You will have to apply to the chosen university for the ‘Invitation to Study’, which is the most important document that ensures the university and the govt. of Ukraine’s education department accept and approve of you to study in Ukraine. Following are the steps to be followed at this stage:
- Apply to your chosen university by filling an online application form available on the respective website.
- Provide scanned copies of the below list of documents:
- Copy of your valid passport
- Copy of school and college leaving certificates (up to the most recent educational achievement)
- Copy of personal data application form downloaded, filled, and signed by you. This form is established by the Ukrainian Ministry of Education & Science and is mandatory for all applicants.
Make online payment for ‘Invitation to Study letter’, which includes
- charges for Invitation letter (around 200 USD)
- Visa support letter (around 50 USD), and
- express courier service (By post 45 USD, by courier 100 USD).
After all the above processes are completed you’ll receive the letter of ‘Invitation to Study’ delivered to your address within 5-7 working days
Getting Student Visa and arriving in Ukraine
You can apply for a Student Visa only after you have received the original letter of ‘Invitation to Study’.
Following are the steps for obtaining a ‘Student Visa.’ For more information on this, please visit https://www.europeaneducationconsultancy.com/blogs/step-by-step-guide-to-a-get-student-visa-for-ukraine/
Step 1. Visa application
You need to apply for visa type ‘D’ to the Ukraine visa application centers. You also need to pay a non-refundable fee for the consular interview and processing of your student visa to the concerned department.
Plan your travel and submit all documents in advance. Register through the online system for visa interview (only via the official website of the respective Ukrainian embassy www.visa.mfa.gov.ua)
Step 2. Preparation for Visa Interview
After the submission of the documents, you’ll have to appear for the consular’s interview. This is a very important step in the process of obtaining a student visa.
Step 3. Receiving Visa
Normally it takes nearly 30 days to receive a Visa at your address. You’ll be informed about your VISA status either by call or mail. If all your documents and contact details are correct the VISA arrival may be faster, You can track your application here – https://www.vfsglobal.com/ukraine/india/
Step 4. Preparing for travel to Ukraine
Once you have received your student visa you should book a flight ticket to Ukraine and must inform the concerned university about your arrival well before it is scheduled. The following details should be furnished in your correspondence:
- Flight Number
- Flight Departure Time
- Flight Arrival Time
- VISA Details
- Passport number
You’ll be received and escorted to the university from the airport.
European Education Consultancy(EEC) can help you with admission, visa process & getting a letter of invitation from the top universities of your choice in Ukraine. If you don’t know the admission process, visa process, or education eligibility for Studying in Ukraine, just get in touch with us and we will guide you with all the details. Please fill up the form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.