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Study in Ukraine

If you’ve ever visited Ukraine on holiday, you’ve probably experienced the majestic architecture of the many cathedrals and monasteries and the adventure-packed (though relatively modest in terms of height) mountain ranges – whether you went skiing, hiking, mountain biking or rock climbing (and you definitely have to do at least one of those in Ukraine!).

Ukraine is also home to over 800 institutes of higher education and has a varied economy, concentrated mostly in and around big cities such as Kyiv, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro, Lviv and Odesa. As of the start of 2019, 75,606 international students from 154 countries study at 443 Ukrainian Higher Education Institutions. It's worth noting Ukraine has significantly lower tuition fees than many countries, both in Europe and worldwide. So, whether you’re a history buff, nature lover or a future entrepreneur, opportunities to study in Ukraine could be just what you’re looking for.

Fast Facts

  • Capital city: Kyiv
  • Population: 42.4 million people (2017 estimate)
  • Currency: 1 hryvnya = 100 kopiykas
  • Major religion: Christianity (Eastern Orthodox)
  • Official language: Ukraine (Russian is also widely spoken)
  • Tuition fees for a bachelor’s degree start at around US$2,500 per year.
  • Living costs are very affordable – you will need only around US£1,500-2,500 per year.
  • 24 oblasts (provinces or territorial divisions) and one autonomous republic (Crimea)
  • Partially bounded by two bodies of water, including the Black Sea
  • Main industries include metallurgy, engineering and machinery, textiles and agriculture
  • Temperate continental climate with cool winters and relatively hot summers
  • Borschtis the national soup of Ukraine, a vibrant red beetroot soup.
  • Traditional Easter celebrations include pysanky– drawing on eggs with wax and dyes to create a pattern.
  • Internet domain: .ua
  • International dialing code: +380