LIVING IN FLAT
Living in the flats or in the apartments is always costlier then living in the University hostel. Living in the flats always gives more responsibility and freedom.
Donetsk has a wide range of accommodation from modern multi unit houses to historic houses. When you decide to stay in the flat, you can search through local news papers or by the local agencies.
Vacant flats are advertised in the newspaper, on notice boards and through rental agencies. Students can find different kinds of flats.
You will need to budget very carefully to meet all your expenses, before selecting a flat. Normally two room flats cost about 250$ or onwards per month in the centre or near to the University.
You can also approach the University International office for the
assistance regarding flatting. We are advising the new students should
stay in the university hostel during the first year of stay in Ukraine.
COST OF LIVING IN HOSTEL
In order to live comfortably while you are in Donetsk, you will need to have about USD 1000 per year available for living costs, above the cost of your tuition fee.
The cost of living is cheaper than any other cities in the European countries. It is difficult to give a precise figure because of differences in the student lifestyle.
You will receive advice from financial advisers at the on how best to handle your money, but initially it is important to note that you should have some cash for immediate costs (e.g. airport costs or transport). You may need further funds in the form of travellers cheques which can be readily cashed. There are foreign exchange offices everywhere in Ukraine.
We strongly recommend that while in Ukraine you do not carry large amounts of cash on your person or leave cash in your room. We suggest opening a bank account as soon as possible after arrival. There are four banks with branches in the campus area.
There are numerous automatic teller machines (ATM) that dispense cash 24 hours a day.
Any major amounts of money may be sent in the form of a bank draft, but electronic transfers are, in most cases, the most efficient method of sending funds to Ukraine. Overseas cheques are sometimes difficult to clear and are not recommended.