• Provisions for study

The preparation for study of foreigners and stateless

Admission of foreigners and stateless persons(hereinafter referred to as foreigners) is realized according to the Law of Ukraine “On Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons” (as amended), Ukraine’s Presidential Decree No 112 “On Measures of Economic Cooperation Development between Ukrainian Regions and Contiguous Borderlands of Russian Federation” of March 25th, 1994 and No 271 “On Measures of Economic Cooperation Development between Ukrainian Regions and Contiguous Regions of Republic of Belarus and Administrative-territorial Units of Republic of Moldova” of June 3rd, 1994, Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No 136 “On Foreign Citizens’ Study in Ukraine” (as amended) of February 26th , 1993, No 1238 “On Approval of the Provision on Foreigners’ and Stateless person’ Admission to Higher Educational Institutions for Study” of August 5th, 1998, No 684 “On some issues of taking on study for foreigners and stateless person ”  of September  11th, 2013 and Decree of Ministry of education and science of Ukraine of 01.11.2013 Nr. 1541 “Order of organization of admission and training (internship) of foreigners and persons without citizenship”.

Foreigners, that get state scholarship due to the international treaties, general state programs or others international duties of Ukraine, are admitted on the ground of assignment to study from the Ministry of Education and Science within the total state order. 

Foreigners of Ukrainian origin who received the direction from Ukrainian national cultural societies for admission to universities in Ukraine in such branches of knowledge as “Pedagogical Education”, "Art", "Humanitarian Sciences", "Journalism and Information", "Social and Political Sciences» have the same rights to education as citizens of Ukraine, including the introduction of training for public order (order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine of 18.09.2009. No8773). They take part in the competition for admission on the same reasons as citizens of Ukraine.

Foreigners of Ukrainian origin get on admission to other branches of study (specialty) who received the direction for study from Ukrainian national cultural societies have the same rights for education as citizens of Ukraine, if they were taking part in International Competitions in general subject. The entrance test is defined to University as a core subject for entering in the chosen faculty (specialty).

Foreigners and stateless person which have permanent dwelling place and also have a refugee status in Ukraine are accepted to the University like a citizens of Ukraine.

Foreigners that got general secondary education in foreign schools with the studying of Ukrainian language, and foreign Ukrainians, which have certificate of foreign Ukrainian are admitted to institutes of higher education in Ukraine after interview in subjects, set by the rules of enrolment to the institute of higher education, within the limits of the set quotas by guidelines of national cultural Ukrainian societies and diplomatic establishments of Ukraine abroad.

Foreign citizens and stateless persons that are not covered by the rules above are accepted to study at the University by interview results and based on contract (Decree of 5 August 1998 r. №1238 p.20).

The condition of enrollment of foreigner for study to obtain definite degree is language competence of study at level sufficient for understanding educational materials, confirmed with conclusion of Admission Commission.

Foreigners, as for whose admission (selective) commission establishes the necessity of language preparation before basic study, pass such preparation at Department of Preparation of Foreign Students for Admission to Higher Educational Institutions which have the license of MES of Ukraine to prepare foreigners for entry to higher education.

The reason for admission (expel) foreigner to the preparatory faculty (department) is the order of admission (expel), which electronically entered into the Single State electronic base on issue of education.

The foreigners study at the preparatory faculty (department) is full time, according to the curriculum and made by education institution.

After successful graduation of language study the foreigner receives a certificate (diploma) of graduation to the preparatory faculty (department) for foreigners and stateless persons entering and training in main areas of faculties (specialties) to the University that issued an invitation to study.


Admission of foreigners to study is based on international treaties of Ukraine and the State Program which is made on the direction of the MES of Ukraine in order predictions these agreements and programs.

The decision of the adoption of foreigners study by MES of Ukraine is to send to study in educational centre under the international treaties of Ukraine and state programs candidates are sent to the MES Ukraine the following documents:

  • the application form;
  • original and copy of previous education;
  • original and copy of the document (annex to certificate of education and you marks);
  • copy of birth certificate;
  • medical health certificate, certified by an official health authority of the country from which arrived in an alien and issued at something two months before leaving to study in Ukraine;
  • a copy of the passport of a foreigner or a document proving something a person without citizenship,
  • valid health insurance (except for foreigners who arrived from countries with which the way of an agreement is on the free provision of emergency medical assistance);
  • 6 photos sized 60 x 40 mm;
  • Ukrainian foreign certificate copy (if available).

Foreigners, who enter to the graduate school, also submit an abstract of the chosen scientific specialty or officially certified on the location work /study candidate list that was published in scientific works and inventions.

The documents must be translated into Ukrainian language with notarization of translations.

The documents must be certified in the country where is the release of a document where it is officially used in this country for this witness, and legalized by the relevant foreign diplomatic institutions of Ukraine, unless otherwise provided by international treaties of Ukraine.

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