Study in Ukraine

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Ukraine has some of the most prestigious universities. The medium of instruction used in the universities is Ukrainian, Russian, English and French. You can choose any language for your course. If you want to know more about studying in Ukraine, here we present the complete information.

Why study in Ukraine

Besides being the second-largest country in Europe, Ukraine has many benefits for international students studying in this country. Some of the main reasons for studying in Ukraine are narrowed down below:

  • Being an international student, Ukraine is the right country for you to consider because you get the opportunity to work and earn during your studies.
  • The Universities of Ukraine have government-approved accreditation for teaching international students. These institutions have all the top-class facilities such as laboratories,  fully-equipped lecture halls, digital libraries, gyms, sports grounds, etc. 
  • Educational System in Ukraine is generally recognised all over the world. This means if you gain a degree from the institutions of Ukraine, you can build your career in any part of the world.
  • International students get an opportunity to obtain permanent Residency & settle permanently in Europe after the completion of their study program.
  • The cost of living in Ukraine is comparatively cheap, from other countries in Europe.
  • The Teaching methodology in Ukrainian universities focuses on practical knowledge along with theoretical knowledge.
  • 6 universities in Ukraine are ranked in the list of top universities of the world by QS world university ranking 2021.

How to study in Ukraine?

The procedure of studying in Ukraine is simple, you just need to follow 7 steps and you will be in the Ukrainian universities. The steps are mentioned below:

  1. Explore the websites of the universities and courses and select the university as well as a course which suits you better.
  2. Check your eligibility and requirements for that particular course.
  3. Collect all the documents required for the application, as mentioned by the university. Such as transcript, letter of recommendation etc.
  4. Fill all the details asked in the university application form correctly. Submit the paperwork along with the form and wait for the decision of the university.
  5. If the university accepts your application, you will receive an admission letter.
  6. As soon as receiving the acceptance letter, apply for the student visa for Ukraine.
  7. Once you receive your visa, move to the new country and continue your further studies.

Best courses to study in Ukraine

Courses which are taught in universities in Ukraine are recognised all over the world. By obtaining a degree from Ukraine can build your career success in any part of the world. The most popular courses to study in Ukraine for Indian students are:

  • Study Physiotherapy in Ukraine
  • Study Law in Ukraine
  • Study Computer Science in Ukraine
  • Study Pharmacy in Ukraine
  • Study Hotel management course in Ukraine
  • Study Engineering in Ukraine
  • Study Nursing in Ukraine
  • Study Medicine in Ukraine
  • Study Economics in Ukraine
  • Study Dentistry in Ukraine

Ukraine universities ranking

Ukrainian universities offer top-quality education. As a result, 6 universities are listed in the top universities of the world by the QS world universities ranking. These best universities in Ukraine are listed in the table below with their rankings:


QS world University Rankings 

V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University


Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv 


National Technical University  National Technical University "Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute"


National Technical University of Ukraine National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"


Sumy State University


Lviv Polytechnic National University



Requirements to study in Ukraine

To get admission into Ukrainian universities you need to fill the online application form with all the details asked. Along with the university application, you are required to submit some of the documents. All documents must be legalized and translated into Ukrainian or Russian language.
the documents required to qualify for university admission are:

  • A filled application form
  • A copy of your passport
  • A copy of the certificate of secondary school completion 
  • A copy of the project work
  • A copy of your degrees
  • Results and transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Portfolio
  • C.V/ Resume

How much does it cost to study in Ukraine

Tuition fees differ with the university and course you choose to study in Ukraine. You can find management, engineering, and law courses in English starting fees from UAH49495 (1750$) only, some good universities have fees up to UAH76364 (2700$). Tuition Fees for study in Ukraine in Russian medium is lower than in the English medium. Russian medium tuition fees are starting from UAH42424 (1500$) in different specialities.

Ukraine is aa affordable country in terms of accommodation, food and day to day expenses. Comfortable student life can be lead with about UAH33939 (1200$) to UAH 50909 (1800$) per year for the living costs, excluding the tuition fee.

Study in Ukraine scholarship

Studying abroad is of course an expensive affair. To make your education in Ukraine more affordable you can apply for scholarships. With the help of scholarships, you can make your way to study in Ukraine for free. Here we have listed a few scholarships:

  • Ukraine Global Scholarship
  • Gilman scholarship program
  • school of Russian and Asian studies scholarships and grants
  • Boren scholarships
  • IREX scholarship
  • Ukrainian International Education council scholarships and grants
  • Education future international scholarships
  • International Visegrad Fund

Cheap Universities in Ukraine

You can also get into universities in Ukraine which are more affordable than others with gaining a quality education. A few affordable universities in Ukraine are mentioned below:

1. Uzhhorod National University (UzhNU)
2. Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University
3. National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute” (NTU)
4. Sumy State University (SumDU).
5. Ternopil National Economic University (TNEU).
6. Lviv Polytechnic National University
7. Zaporizhzhya National University (ZNU).
8. National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (NTUU “KPI”).
9. Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (KNU).
10. V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.

Ukraine visa requirements

To enter Ukraine, along with the admission in the university of Ukraine you will also need a student visa. For getting a visa you will need to apply in your near embassy with all the documents. You will need to take originals and may need to make photocopies of them. The documents required for a student visa for Ukraine are mentioned below:

  • Offer letter from the academic institute of Ukraine
  • Study Visa application form
  • Birth certificate
  • A passport which is valid for at least 1 year
  • Recent passport-sized photographs 
  • Proof of financial availability for the studies in Ukraine
  • Medical health certificate.
  • Proof of Medical insurance 
  • Certificate of completed higher secondary education for first-year bachelor’s students
  • Additional documents include a diploma or degree certificate.
  • Transcripts and mark sheets of all academic years

How to prove sufficient financial availability for studying in Ukraine

You can present your evidence for the funds required for studying Ukraine by the following documents:

  • Your Bank statement 
  • Sponsorship letter from the person taking responsibility for your expenses during your studies in Ukraine 
  • Proof of Education loan
  • A document proving scholarships program obtained. 

Study and work in Ukraine

Yes, international students can work while studying in Ukraine. As you are a student from another country in Ukraine, you will be issued a temporary residence permit. With the help of this permit, you to apply and obtain a work permit. However, to get this work permit, you will need to find an employer that will hire you. However, you should keep in mind that the working time is allowed a maximum of 40 hours per week.

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