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Education for foreigners
- Posted by: Redaktor
- Category: News
Students from more than 130 countries of the world study in Ukraine. According to the Ministry of Education and Science, there are about 61 thousand of foreign students, and each year this figure increases.
The largest groups of foreign students are from China, Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation. More than 4 thousand of foreign students are from European countries. According to MES the number of students from Asia, Central and Latin America tends to increase.
One of the main reasons for getting higher education in Ukraine for foreigners is the high-quality academic school and the level of acquired knowledge. For many representatives of the developing countries, moving to study in Ukraine, which borders with Europe, is almost the only opportunity to break in a civilized country. The financial issue is also important – it is cheaper to get higher education in Ukraine than in other European countries. By the way, education of foreign students brings about 4.4 billion USD to the public treasury.
Ukrainian engineering and medical educational establishments are the most popular among foreigners, because the most popular professions in their homeland are a doctor, an engineer, an economist. Therefore, large groups of foreigners can be found at the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kiev Polytechnic Institute”, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Bogomolets National Medical University, the National Aviation University, which are included in the rating “Compass”. In Kiev 41 educational establishments have a license for the training of foreigners, in Kharkov – 28. In addition to these two cities, foreign students willingly choose Donetsk, Lviv, Odessa and Lugansk.
Foreigners can get in Ukraine both the first, and the second higher education, as well as a degree, depending on the educational and vocational training levels. The basis for the entry visa to study in Ukraine is the invitation of the Ministry of Education and Science issued by the higher education institution, in which the foreigner is planning to study. The language of education for foreign students is mostly Russian, but you can use Ukrainian and English – by choice. During the first 10 months, foreigners are being prepared for entering a higher education establishment, learning the Russian or Ukrainian language not only at the domestic level, but also at the level of professional terminology, as well as learning the basic disciplines of the Ukrainian secondary school.
The admission of foreigners to higher educational establishments is carried out on the results of the interview and on the basis of the existing contract. The enrolled are accommodated at the dormitory, but it is possible to rent an apartment – in this matter students do not differ from those, who come from the towns and villages of Ukraine.