First level technical and vocational schools, second level technical and vocational colleges, and universities, which are considered the third level.
In this write up, we will focus on university education, so the term “higher education in Ukraine” will mean university education.
Higher education in Ukraine starts with the successful completion of the secondary education and passing the university entrance examination.
It is coordinated and supervised by the Ministry of Education and Sciences Ukraine. Degrees awarded on successful completion include Bachelors degree, Masters Degree and Doctorate. Although there are some other degrees awarded in between, the afore mentioned three are the strategic ones.
The minimum duration of the university education that will merit a degree is four academic years for a bachelors degree program.
Teaching language is either of the following:
• Ukrainian Language (national language)
• Russia Language
• English Language (optional mainly for foreign students)
Ukraine nationals study in their national languages, while foreign students have a choice of either the native language or English.
This is subject to the availability of the program in English. Foreign students that opt to study in Ukrainian or Russian language undergoes a one year preparatory language course, during which they undergo a study of language and preparatory courses related to their future discipline.
On graduation, they receive an additional certificate of proficiency for the language, which compensates for the additional year. Students studying in English language skip this preparatory stage, but studies the language as an independent course in the course of their academic program.
An academic year runs from 1st of September to 31st of June. This is split into two semesters having a brief two weeks winter break in January, and a long vacation from 1st of July to 31st of August.
For foreign students arriving Ukraine for the first time, their academic resumption date is dependent on the chosen language of study. If the student will be studying in English language, then it is inevitable that the student arrives early enough to be ready for academic activities come September 1st.
However, students that will have to go through the language learning program are allowed to arrive a bit later, but not later than October 15th, to start language classes.
Foreign students are subjected to the same regulations and guidelines governing higher education in Ukraine.
The only addition is that foreign students are expected to legalize their certificates with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on graduation.
This confirms that the certificate was actually issued from a bonafide and accredited Ukrainian university. Failure to do this might put the certificate under additional scrutiny, and in some cases, rejected or invalidated when tendered.
Ukraine has a teeming population of students undergoing higher education, in different fields and specialization.
Among this population is a growing community of international students, arriving Ukraine annually for educational purposes.
Higher education system in Ukraine accommodates foreign students integration, with the award of certificates of international recognition, on graduation.
The certificates are further legalized in the Ministry of Foreign affairs, for validation. If the students home country maintains a diplomatic mission in Ukraine, they also append a consular stamp to the certificate and the result sheet, for further authentication.
Unlike many other European countries higher education in Ukraine is comparatively cost effective.
As a young sovereign nation, Ukraine is socially stable, with warm hospitality to foreigners. It is indeed, recommended for anyone seeking for quality and affordable education abroad.
Visit the sections on requirements to study in Ukraine, and admission procedures to study in Ukraine to read more. You may also want to read on study in Ukraine universities for more insight.
A best city Donetsk is the fifth city in Ukraine in terms of population. The population within the metropolitan area is more than 1 million people. Donetsk is a large industrial and business center.
Most of the city is a work zone with heaps, abandoned factories, and with randomly scattered between living arrays, which are often connected to the rest of the city the only road, which can take you from one way of the town to another.
The city center was designed to racial bourgeoisie before the revolution, and has a square-nested layout. This is the only thing that has been built in Donetsk according to the project.
The population has exceeded one million a long time ago (in fact if you google, Wikipedia tells us about 970 000), respectively, now Donetsk is a typical metropolis, and no longer a mining town. During the last 10 years a lot of illegal money were made in the town.
Remember those dashing nineties? Well, as in every city of Russia, when the main idea was to “steal and run” some of the comrades came up with an idea to arrogate the remnants of agribusiness. The idea was suitable and now Donetsk is the second city of in Kiev in economy and someone gets a considerable profit. By the standards of regular citizens, the city is quite welfare and can be compared with an average Russian millionaire city.
Because of the large concentration of various unpleasant for health factories as well as ignoring them environmental safety standards, Donetsk, is not the most ecological city.
But things are not that bad – the metallurgical plants have stopped due to crisis and the ecology has considerably improved. All of this industrial-urban splendor is closely planted with a myriad of poplars, which are regularly supplying tons of poplar down the streets at the beginning of each summer.
The downtown looks neat and clean, of course unless you go into the nearest courtyard. The city is building up at the same rate as Kiev.
The old shovel-shaped building are successfully demolished and replaced with new apartments. In addition, in middle of Lenin Komsomol Park is built a new stadium – “Donbass Arena”. It was said, that the park will be transferred and converted into a water park, but few believe.
In addition, almost all the parks of the city were reconstructed and now it is safe to walk in the park even at night.
It strange, but you can even sit on the bench without having any problems with local area gangsters. Thanks to the police patrols near the park. Finally you can get have some piece without seeing somebody throwing a rock at a lantern. The “Golden Rinat” composition was put in the reconstructed park, which is devoted to the patrons of the city and personally to Rinat Akhmetov, which build the foresaid stadium.
Summing everything up, we can say:
Donetsk is a veritable city of contrasts! Here you can find nearly everything: broken lanes with the homeless and the opposite – broad glittering avenues. Speaking about the environment – it’s just like in any other mega polis city, at some places it’s normal, at some a bit worse. According to the latest rankings, Donetsk is the most comfortable city in Ukraine. It’s simple: As long as you have hot water running down your tap the city will be comfortable by default.
Donetsk is an unusual green industrial city with the population of one million people.
Here you can meet mines, slagheaps, located adjacent to apartment blocks, at the same time you can see beautiful green alleys, botanical gardens, lakes and reservoirs.
In 1970 Donetsk was recognized by UNESCO as the best industrial city in the world.
Donetsk is not only a major industrial city but also a big cultural center of Eastern Ukraine. There are 140 museums and museum rooms in Donetsk Ukraine. There are two large state regional museums among them: Donetsk Regional Art Museum and the Donetsk Regional Museum.
Among the most interesting sightseeings of Donetsk is Mertsalov’s Palm. It is a representation of palm, forged from steel by Alexei Mertsalov.
The Palm has got Grand Prix Award at the Paris International Industrial Exhibition in 1900. The Palm is made from a single rail.
The original height of Mertsalov’s Palm is 3 m 53 cm. The original Palm is located in the Museum of the Mining Institute in St. Petersburg. September 12, 1999 a replica of Mertsalov’s Palm was established in Donetsk city not far from the exhibition center Expo-Donbass.
There is a project to bring copies of Mertsalov’s Palm to capitals of major countries of the world. Copies of Mertsalov’s Palm have been already placed in Ottawa and Hanover.
Those tourists who like diving should be interested to see a copy of Mertsalov’s Palm placed by divers under the water near Cape Tarkhankut in the Crimea (Ukraine).
In Voroshilov district of Donetsk city you can find a park of forged figures.
Every year in this park takes place an international festival of blacksmith’s skill. After this festival, the best works are exhibited in the park.
In forged figures park you can also find arbour of loving couple,
Ukrainian arbour and arbour four dragons, the alley Zodiac signs, the
alley Newlyweds and the alley of Tales.
The next sightseeing of Dontesk is Ukrainian Steppe, the park of sculptures on Pushkin boulevard.
All the works have a common subject the Slavic mythology and everyday life. Eleven sculptures of the Ukrainian Steppe were donated to Donetsk by Ukrainian and German sculptors.
In Donetsk tourists also can find the first monument to the Beatles established on the territory of the CIS and the Donetsk Small Railway installed in the park of the Leninskiy Komsomol.
In August 2009 in this park was opened Donbass Arena stadium,
designed and built in accordance with the standards of UEFA category
The Azov Sea located in 95 km south from the city of Donetsk, is a popular recreational area for those living in Donetsk (Ukraine).
Donetsk National Medical University
Medical in English/European medical standard