Although living in a university hostel is the best option for Indian students, especially in the 1st year due to convenience and safety reasons, they can choose to rent an apartment outside the campus from the second year onwards.
There are multiple types of private accommodations to choose from, the price of which depends on factors such as district, number of rooms, and facilities such as water, heating, gas, electricity, and the Internet. Also, there is the option to stay with a family. The below tables give roundabout price ideas of the hostels and other accommodation types –
University hostel charges per year in US$
|Accommodation including water, gas, electricity (In Kyiv)||850 – 1,550|
|Accommodation including water, gas, electricity (Other cities)||550 – 850|
Private apartments charges per month in US$
|Accommodation without water, gas, electricity (In Kyiv)||650 – 5,550|
Student apartment charges per month in US$
|Single room without water, gas, electricity (Other cities)||150 – 350|
|Double room without water, gas, electricity||250 – 450|
PG accommodation with family per month in US$
|Single room with breakfast (per person)||150 – 630|
|Double room with breakfast (per person)||400 – 500|
|Single room with breakfast and dinner (per person)||610 – 920|
|Double room with breakfast and dinner (per person)||710 – 800|
Hotel charges per day in US$
|Single room||60 – 300|
|Double room (two people)||105 – 400|
Apartments are generally close to cafes, shops, bus stops, etc. and allow students independent living with opportunities to cook their own meals, albeit at a higher cost of living.
Students should search through newspaper ads, the Internet or contact real estate agencies for suitable accommodation. Also, they can also approach the university to help find suitable accommodation that can be shared with other students.
Ukraine has a very good transportation system that allows students to travel all over the country. While long-distance travel can be accomplished by buses, trains, and flights, for local transport one can avail buses, taxis, trams, trolleybuses, metro rail, etc.
The fares in buses and trams will be around US$ 0.15, and for taxis it will be around $US2 + US$ 0.40 per 1 km.
In large cities like Kiyv, Kharkiv, Dnepropetrovsk, etc., the city subway trains are available with tickets costing around US$ 0.12.
Travel passes are available for students to use at public transport (Subway Trains, trolleybuses). Such travel passes don’t cost more than US$ 20 for a month.
The cost of train ticket for a distance of 500 km. is around US$ 12-15 The cost of flight ticket for a distance of 500 km. is around US$ 250
Students with valid student cards can claim at least 30% – 50% rebate on bus or train tickets while travelling across the country in Ukraine.
For international travels, the university students can have a minimum of 10% – 30% discount on air tickets.
Ukraine has a rich variety of farm and dairy products with diverse cooking traditions. Plenty of different types of foods are available in the shops, supermarkets, and agricultural markets at cheap prices. For example, for US$ 5 one can buy 4 kg. of potatoes, 4 kg. of onions, 3 lit. of milk, and 3 dozens of eggs. Bakery products are also not costly – two big loaves of bread will come at a price of US$ 1.
Also, there are many cafes, restaurants, and fast-food centers available where one can visit for different cuisines.
Students at most government universities are offered free medical services at specialized hospitals. However, they may opt for medical services at private hospitals on a chargeable basis.