First of all, Ukraine is European country and though Ukrainian political image is not very good nowadays, Ukraine is nice country to live and to study in. Level of Education is high and not worse those in Western European countries. Of course, Ukrainian Universities might be not so well-known as British Oxford or French Sorbonne, for example, but they are pretty good.
Every year more and more students from abroad are coming to study in Ukrainian universities and the reason for this is an affordable higher education. Affordable in this context means knowledgeable and not expensive in comparison with western European countries. According to statistics, 50 thousand students from abroad were studying in Ukraine in 2011. There are universities in Ukraine that can easily compete with western European ones. In the near future Ukrainian universities can get into the rankings of best educational institutions of the world.
Most of foreigners who study in Ukraine come mainly from Asian countries and from Africa, often from China and Turkmenistan, and comparatively rarely from Syria, Vietnam and Russian Federation. Most of foreign students are studying at universities in such cities like Kharkiv, Kyiv, Odessa, Luhansk and Donetsk. Almost 40% of all foreigners who come to Ukraine are studying medical education. Nice cities to study are also Lviv, Vinnytsia, and Chernivtsy.
Except for studies there are many things to do in Ukraine. Ukraine is quite big country (the second biggest in whole Europe after European part of Russia), so there are many nice places to visit. Nice resorts of Crimea, Odessa, Carpathian Mountains and many other attractions. Nice rivers, lakes, forests, in case you like nature. Following this website you will get to know more about Ukraine. Every day more content, more interesting articles and pages. If you like walks, visit park or walk around the street. Of course, your walk might depend on the city you will study in, but Ukrainian cities are nice and every city has unique history, buildings, and people. If you like hanging out with friends you are eager to visit club, bar or restaurant, it is all up to you. There are many places to go and they all differ in price from the cheap ones to the most expensive.
Take into consideration that climate is different and depends on season. There might be severe winters with snow and frost, damp fall with cold and warm rains, hot or extremely hot summer, nice and pleasant spring with lots of green trees, green grass and flowers. Vise verse, winter can be warm and damp with rains instead of snow and frost and summer can be not hot at all, but with moderate temperatures. So, the thing is to have different types of clothes, but if you forget some, you can easily buy it in Ukraine. Prices and places to buy could be very different, beginning from cheap markets and second hand stores and ending with middle-price shops, expensive stores, supermarkets and fashionable boutiques. It is all up to you and up to your budgets. The same story is with food. You can buy food in small store, supermarket, market outside the street; you can eat in McDonalds, usual cafe, pizzeria, middle-price restaurant and in expensive ones with world named brands where you’ll have to pay $3000 or more for dinner.
As we started to mention money, it is necessary to write about it here, I guess. Ukrainian currency is called “Hryvnia” UAH. There are cents 1, 2, 10, 25, 50 and paper money 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500. You can change them in exchangers or in every bank. In Ukraine you can pay with hryvnia (UAH) only. If you have credit card you can withdraw boney in bank machine or pay in the stores using it. $1 USD is about 20 UAH.
Ukraine is huge and it is very different. To describe country with 46 million people of population and large territory is not easy in one post. In this article we are trying to give brief and the most precise info on Ukrainian Universities and life in Ukraine. Many foreign people are worry about criminal rate and so on. There are no gangsters or something like that in Ukraine, it is all prejudices. Criminal rate is not higher that in Western Europe. Of course, it is not recommended to walk alone at night in dark yards or lonely streets, as anywhere in the world, but if it happened do not think that something bad will happen necessarily.
According to the compilers rating of “Compass” from “SCM”, this year five best educational institutions in Ukraine are:
1. National Technical University of Ukraine “KPI”
2. Kyiv National University named after Taras Shevchenko
3. Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman
4. National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”
5. Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture
Price for studying at the Taras Shevchenko Kiev National University or Kyiv-Mohyla Academy is more than 30 thousand UAH a year that is approximately $3750 per year. In other Universities year price for studying is from 15 thousand UAH to 20 thousand UAH that is $2500-$1875 per year.