Legal basics for international students

Regulations on entrance of foreign students in higher education institutions of Ukraine.

According to the "Education Act" of Ukraine all applicants entering higher educational institutions have equal rights irrespectively to their gender, race, nationality, social status, activity status, ideology, religion, etc.Instruction of foreign students to study in Ukraine is carried out in accordance to the Act of Ukraine "On Legal Status of Foreigners" and resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers "On Instruction of Foreigners in Ukraine".

Under applicable documents foreigners can arrive for studying at Ukrainian education institutions from the 15th of August up to the 15th of November only.Academic year within higher education institutions starts on the 1st of September and is divided into two semesters: from September to January and from February till the end of June. The duration of the semester is 17-18 weeks with an examination period of 1-2 weeks.

A foreign student who would like to study at any of the higher education institutions of Ukraine should receive visa at the embassy or diplomatic mission of Ukraine by virtue of higher education institution invitation issued by accredited company holding a license of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

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