Study, work and travel in Ukraine

Work & Travel


Admission Support

  • Assistance with career guidance and information on opportunities and conditions of studying in Ukraine;
  • Consulting on Ukrainian educational system and legislation;
  • Invitation letter;
  • Visa support;
  • Arrangement of entry to Ukraine;
  • Airport pick-up;

Consulting services for students during their stay in Ukraine.

Invitation letter

All international applicants coming to Ukraine intending to study must obtain a student visa, which is only possible upon receiving an “Invitation for study” from the university they are applying to.

Visas

1. Students from countries which require a visa or have signed an agreement on a visa-free period of up to 90 days (tourist, private and business travel) shall apply for a long stay visa (type D) to Ukraine, which allows you to stay in Ukraine longer than 90 days. 2. To obtain a long stay visa (type D), a prospective student shall submit a series of documents to the consulate or embassy of Ukraine in their respective country as indicated on the embassy’s website. Regardless of where you submit your documents, you will always be asked to include the original “Invitation to study”. We would like to stress that the documents from your previous education must be officially certified before submission to the consulate. This can be done one of two ways: legalised by the Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Ukraine in your country or certified by Apostille stamp and legalized at the Embassy of Ukraine in your country. These documents must be officially recognized in Ukraine for a Ukrainian university to be able to issue your diploma certificate upon graduation. 3. All “Invitations to study” issued by universities undergo mandatory registration at the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine before being issued to applicants. Our Center performs such registrations on behalf of the Ministry and provides official confirmation of such registration (visa support) to the Consulate of Ukraine in respective countries. Consulates do not accept documents from international students without such registration and cannot therefore proceed with issuing student visas.

Services

1. Airport Pick up

Dear Prospective Students! We advise you to arrive or Kiev (Boryspil — IATA CODE-KBP) International airports Our representative will meet you at airport and make all possible arrangements to clear your immigration, and transport you to destination Please note that you should ask our representative to show his Ukraine’ ID before going with him, it is to avoid any security risk We inform you that Ukrainian Airport authorities do not allow students to enter Ukrainian territory if not informed of his/ her arrival Kindly scan your Air Ticket at least a week prior to your arrival, so we complete arrival arrangements and inform Airport authorities about your arrival time and flight number in time Turkish Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Lufthansa, KLM, Austrian Airline, Aeroflot, Air France and many other Airlines are accessing these airports several times a day.

2. Transfer students

Students with transfer credit who apply for Study in Ukraine must submit the following upon arrival as original:

  • Official academic transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities.
  • School Certificates
  • International Passport (travelling document)

These documents are submitted into Ministry of Education, Ukraine for Certification, to Calculate the Academic Difference, and the Credit hours. If Ministry of Education finds the previous qualification equal to Ukrainian syllabus and curricula, the student receives approval certificate to join desired year successfully, otherwise the candidate must follow to the recommendations set by Ministry of Education. 1. Applicants should scan their transcripts by email and must produce originals attested by Foreign Ministry of their country and legalized by Embassy of Ukraine. Universities in Ukraine accept qualified transfer students from other universities. Universities in Ukraine operate on semester system. Admission is based on student’s overall academic record. Some programmes are very competitive and the requirements for consideration will likely be higher. «our company in Ukraine» assists applicants throughout the procedure for a certain agreed service charge.

Requirements

Scan following documents to apply for student Invitation letter Copy of Passport Data page Copy of School leaving certificate (Certificate of O level/A level /SSCE/ HSSCE/ WAEC/ NECO/Bachelor/Master’s)

Visa requirements

For Nigeria

Embassy of Ukraine in Nigeria deals with Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa), Togo, Liberia as well. Applicants must submit following documents along with Original Invitation letter from a university in Ukraine issued through PE, “our company” The submission of documents for student visas is starting at the Embassy on May 15. (Visa issued will be valid from 15th of August)

  1. Passport with expiry date of at least 6 months following the end of visa validity and at least 3 blank pages and photocopy of first page of passport.
  2. Visa application form, printed or written in block letters. It must be filled in carefully, clearly and precisely and signed personally by the applicant. It is free of charge to download an electronic version from this web site or to obtain a paper version at the Embassy. (Application for Ukraine entry and transit visa)
  3. Two recent colour pictures against the white background (30x40mm).
  4. Original of birth certificate and a copy legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of issuing country.
  5. Original invitation and its photocopy. When you receive an invitation make, sure there are no mistakes and typos: your name, date of birth, passport number should be identical to those indicated in your passport you submit for the visa.
  6. Original of school-leaving certificate of secondary school (college) record with enclosed statement of results (transcript of marks received) and their copies legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of issuing country. Embassy translate the document into Ukrainian and legalizes.
  7. Medical certificate of general fitness legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of issuing country. Medical certificate is valid for TWO MONTHS, which means an applicant has to enrol to his/her institution within two months since medical certificate was issued. Embassy translate the document into Ukrainian and legalizes.
  8. Results of HIV/AIDS test legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of issuing country. Embassy translate the document into Ukrainian and legalizes.
  9. Ticket reservation for Ukraine with open return date.
  10. Original of a sponsorship letter (attested by a notary) in a form of a court affidavit, which must include a full name of a sponsor, his/her address, landline and mobile telephone number, e-mail (if any), and obligation of a sponsor to cover expenses of an applicant.
  11. Original of recent bank statements of a sponsor (for the past six months and should be personal not a company account); minimum amount should be sufficient to cover all applicant’s expenses during his/her first year in Ukraine (tuition fees and daily expenses).
  12. Receipt of payment of visa fees (85 USD).
  13. The insurance policy valid for the period of one month starting while entering the territory of Ukraine.

Consular section Embassy of Ukraine in Federal Republic of Nigeria Chief: Mr. Mykola Samosvatov (CONSUL) Address: Plot 15, Moundou Street, Wuse II, Abuja, Nigeria Phone: +234-709821-21-58 Email: emb_ng@ukr.net, emb_ng@mfa.gov.ua Website: nigeria.mfa.gov.ua Schedule: 9am — 12pm and 1pm — 4pm Days off: Sat, Sun

For southern Africa

Applicants must submit following documents along with Original Invitation letter from a university in Ukraine issued through PE, “our company” The submission of documents for student visas is starting at the Embassy on May 15. (Visa issued will be valid from 15th of August). The Embassy accepts applicants until November 30th. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR STUDY VISA AT UKRAINE EMBASSY:

  1. Original Passport ( valid at least for one year)
  2. Ten passport size photos (6 x 4)
  3. Filled Visa Application Form
  4. Original Invitation letter from a University in Ukraine
  5. Original HIV-Test certificate- (Embassy will translate this document)
  6. Original School Certificate with Grades or Points (Must be with Apostille Seal attached — Embassy translates and legalizes this document)
  7. Original Birth Certificate (Must be with Apostille Seal attached — Embassy translates and legalizes this document)
  8. Original Medical Examination Certificate certified by the official body (Must be with Apostille Seal attached — Embassy translates and legalizes this document)

VISA CHARGES DETAILS:

  1. Visa Fee: 1380 Rands
  2. Translation of one document: 400 Rand (4 documents to be Translated). Total Amount for Translation into Ukrainian Language: 1600 Rand.
  3. Certification of Translation of each document: 400 Rand (4 Translated documents to be Certified). Total Amount for Certification of Translation: 1600 Rand.
  4. Legalization of each document: 400 Rand (4 documents to be Legalized). Total Amount for Legalization of 4 documents: 1600 Rand.

Visa expenses: 4800 Rand

For Ghana, Cameroon, Congo and other countries

Embassy of Ukraine in Senegal deals with Cape Verde, Congo (Brazzaville), Cote-d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone. Students from Cameroon obtain their visa at Ukraine embassy in Nigeria. Applicants must submit following documents along with Original Invitation letter from a university in Ukraine issued through PE, «our company» The submission of documents for student visas is starting at the Embassy on May 15. (Visa issued will be valid from 15th of August).

  1. Passport with expiry date of at least 6 months following the end of visa validity and at least 3 blank pages and photocopy of first page of passport.
  2. Visa application form, printed or written in block letters. It must be filled in carefully, clearly and precisely and signed personally by the applicant. It is free of charge to download an electronic version from this web site or to obtain a paper version at the Embassy.
  3. Two recent colour pictures against the white background (30x40mm).
  4. Original of birth certificate and a copy legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of issuing country.
  5. Original invitation and its photocopy. When you receive an invitation make, sure there are no mistakes and typos: your name, date of birth, passport number should be identical to those indicated in your passport you submit for the visa.
  6. Original of school-leaving certificate of secondary school (college) record with enclosed statement of results (transcript of marks received) and their copies legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of issuing country. Embassy translate the document into Ukrainian and legalizes.
  7. Medical certificate of general fitness legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of issuing country. Medical certificate is valid for TWO MONTHS, which means an applicant has to enrol to his/her institution within two months since medical certificate was issued. Embassy translate the document into Ukrainian and legalizes.
  8. Results of HIV/AIDS test legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of issuing country. Embassy translate the document into Ukrainian and legalizes.
  9. Ticket reservation for Ukraine with open return date.
  10. Original of a sponsorship letter (attested by a notary) in a form of a court affidavit, which must include a full name of a sponsor, his/her address, landline and mobile telephone number, e-mail (if any), and obligation of a sponsor to cover expenses of an applicant.
  11. Original of recent bank statements of a sponsor (for the past six months and should be personal not a company account); minimum amount should be sufficient to cover all applicant’s expenses during his/her first year in Ukraine (tuition fees and daily expenses).
  12. Receipt of payment of visa fees (85 USD).
  13. The insurance policy valid for the period of one month starting while entering the territory of Ukraine.

Consular Service of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Senegal Chief: Mr. Ihor Korolyov Counsellor (consular issues) Address: Route de l’Aéroport, next to Philip Morris building, Ngor-Almadies, Dakar. View on map. Phone: +221 33 868 13 56 Email: ukrconsuldakar@gmail.com Schedule: 9am — 1pm and 2pm — 4pm Days off: Sat, Sun

Consular’s Questions

  • What do you want to study? You must answer your intended program of studying in Ukraine
  • What is the name of your university? You must call the complete name as it appears on your invitation letter
  • Which cities you intend to visit in Ukraine? Call the name of the city where you University is located.
  • Where your university is located in Ukraine? Call the name of the city; it is visible in your Invitation letter as well. If you do not you must ask “Star Consultants Ukraine”
  • What is the address of your university? You must ask “Star Consultants Ukraine” about the address, in case you do not know it, at least call the name of the city where university is located.
  • Who has invited you to study in Ukraine? Or Who is your admission consultant? Call the name of the university, and call the official name of our company Private Enterprise, “Star Consultants Ukraine”
  • How long you plan to stay in Ukraine or What is the duration of your course in Ukraine? Bachelor degree 4 years, Master’s degree 2 years, PhD 3 years, PG Medicine 2 or 3 years.
  • Are you going to work in Ukraine while studying? or, Are you going to Ukraine for studies or for work? Only and exclusively for studies
  • Who is going to finance your studies in Ukraine? Call the name of the person mentioned in the “Sponsorship letter” you submitted with your file.
  • Why do you chose this university specifically? I read about it in the internet, and I liked it after the recommendation of intermediary company private Enterprise, “Star Consultants Ukraine”.
  • Are you going to stay in Ukraine after the completion of your studies? Your answer must be “NO, I’m returning back to home”
  • Are you going to Ukraine with your complete tuition fee, accommodation fee and personal keep up money? Yes, I do have complete tuition fee, accommodation fee and personal keep up money.
  • Are you taking all your original documents to University with you? Yes, I will take all documents with me to Ukraine University.
  • Are you going to continue your studies in Ukraine onwards? Y: If you plan to do so, answer comprehensively.

FAQs

  1. Where is Ukraine located? Ukraine is the second largest country in European continent after France and situated in the south-eastern part of Europe.
  2. What is the currency used in Ukraine? The currency used in Ukraine is Hryvnia and the coins are known as Kopiyka. US Dollars are also acceptable. US$ 1 = 27.50 Hryvnia approximately (Please check current FOREX rates for latest update).
  3. What will be my average monthly expenses? Usually the expenses for first month of staying in Ukraine are more than those of the subsequent months. You’ll need about 500 USD for the first three months of staying in Ukraine. This is due to the reason that the student would need to pay the registration charges, purchase items of necessity etc. Subsequently, the average monthly expenses for food are about US$ 100-US$ 150.
  4. What is the cost of international calls and Internet services? Calls from Ukraine to all over the world are approximately $0.01-0.05/min. High speed Internet/Wi-Fi is available in all hostel rooms, costing approximately $5-10/month.
  5. What is the language used in Ukraine? The common languages are Ukrainian, Russian, English, and also Polish.
  6. Are Ukrainian degrees valued globally? Yes, they are valued and recognised globally.
  7. Do I require any language proficiency tests such as IELTS or TOEFL if I want to study in a Ukrainian university? No, none are required,but applicant should speak English in good command to be able to study well.
  8. How long can I study in Ukraine? Depending on the course you wish to study.
    • The duration of MBBS course length is 6 years.
    • Dentistry, Pharmacy – 5 years.
    • Nursing – 3 years.
    • Economics and Engineering courses designed for 4 years to get Bachelor degree.
  9. What is the preparatory faculty (pre-Medical and pre-Engineer) and what is it for? The preparatory faculty is a special educational program spanning one academic year (7-10 months). At the preparatory faculty, students study in Russian or Ukrainian and also the disciplines required depending on their chosen specialty – these include: language of science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, geography, history, and literature. After completing the preparatory faculties required, you must pass an exam. Upon successfully passing the exam, you will receive a certificate from the preparatory faculty.
  10. What is the Invitation to study? The invitation to study is an official document, which is processed by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. It confirms that the student is admitted to a particular University. It specifies your passport details and the full name of the University. This invitation support letter is required by the Ukrainian Embassy to stamp the visa on your passport. Generally, it takes around 3-4 working days for the invitation to be processed at the Ministry of Education and Science. The invitation is valid for 6 months from the date of its issuance and the student need to apply to the Ukrainian Embassy within a validity term.
  11. How do international students arrive to Ukraine and what about customs clearance at the airport? The student should inform our company about arrival date by email, attaching scanned flight ticket and visa page of passport, as the customs immigration rules are strict and our company must arrange airport formalities in advance and send authorized person to the airport.
  12. Can I get Scholarship, Free of Cost Admission or Study Free of Cost in the Universities of Ukraine? There is «NO FREE STUDY IN UKRAINE», «NO FREE ADMISSION» & «NO SCHOLARSHIPS» available for foreign students. You MUST verify the genuineness of people, Online Firms or Online Universities making SCHOLARSHIP» offers.
  13. Can students pay the tuition fee in installments? Tuition fee are to be paid full for the 1st year, and can be paid in installments in senior years.
  14. What is the immigration card? The immigration card is the document which testifies that the student has crossed the border of Ukraine. It is an obligatory document for the further processing of the student registration and hence is an important document. Without the immigration card the registration on the territory of Ukraine cannot be done and the student would be deported back to the home country. The immigration card is handed out by the flight attendant on the plane or is also available at the airport on arrival at the immigration department. The card consists of 2 identical parts, which are necessary to fill. At the immigration of the International airport, the immigration officer stamps the both parts of the card and retains one while the other part is handed over to the student. Before leaving the immigration desk, it is important that you check that you have received the stamped part from the officer. It is important and obligatory to retain the migration card till the departure from Ukraine.
  15. Will I have to incur some additional expenses upon arrival in Ukraine? Upon arrival, the student must bring full tuition fee package for first year as advised, it includes every minor expenditure. The student will be spending anything apart from that.
  16. How is the accommodation arrangement and what are the charges? The University Hostels are available for accommodation and it is included in the fee package.
  17. When do university holidays begin in Ukraine? Every year, summer holidays last 2 months beginning on 1 July and finishing on 31 August and winter holidays last 2 weeks beginning in the last week of January and finishing in the first week of February. At the preparatory faculty, the program of study is not divided into semesters and therefore winter vacations are not stipulated. At the end of January, students who have successfully passed all tests have one week off. Students who did not pass try to pass their tests again.
  18. How can my parents send me money? Parents can send you money in Ukraine by means of a wire transfer to your bank account. We recommend that you open a bank account as soon as you are registered – this will take 10-15 days, and also through Western union and moneyGram.
  19. Can we apply for the Work Permit after completion of the program? Yes, you can apply for the Work Permit. Universities itself provides job placement in Ukraine and other western countries.
  20. Can we travel to any other countries while studying in Ukraine? Which countries, when and for how long?Yes, you can travel to other countries like UK, Germany, Sweden, Italy, France, Poland, etc. during summer and winter vacations.