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|Re: Study In Ukraine by Renz(m): 10:06am On Apr 02, 2009|
SAFETY AND SECURITY: Ukraine is largely free of significant civil unrest or any organized anti-American domestic political movements. Occasionally, mass demonstrations occur in larger cities, such as Kyiv, and are usually sponsored by individual political organizations. There has been an upsurge in the number of anti-NATO protests; these protests are likely to increase in size and frequency as Ukraine pursues closer ties to the alliance. While the majority of these protests are small and peaceful, they can still result in violence and it is best to avoid such gatherings.
There also have been increasing incidents of racially-motivated violence; groups of “skinheads” and neo-Nazis target people of Asian, African, or other non-European descent, as well as religious minorities, in Kyiv and throughout Ukraine (see the section on Crime below).
For the latest security information, Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department’s web site, where the current Worldwide Caution Public Announcement, Travel Warnings and Public Announcements can be found.
Up-to-date information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S., or for callers outside the U.S. and Canada, a regular toll-line at 1-202-501-4444 . These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
The Department of State urges American citizens to take responsibility for their own personal security while traveling overseas. For general information about appropriate measures travelers can take to protect themselves in an overseas environment, see the Department of State’s A Safe Trip Abroad.
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CRIME: Ukraine is undergoing a significant economic, political, and social transformation, and income disparities have grown sharply. As a result, foreign visitors may be perceived as wealthy and easy targets for criminals. Americans often stand out in Ukraine, and are therefore more likely to be targeted than in Western European countries, where incomes are higher and Americans may blend in better.
Most street crime ranges from various scams, simple pocket picking, purse snatching, and theft of personal items from parked cars, to mugging, armed robbery, or the drugging of unsuspecting victims at nightspots and bars (where they are then robbed). Cases of assaults in apartment building corridors, elevators, and stairwells, as well as armed break-ins and crimes involving small caliber firearms have been reported.
A commonly reported scam in Kyiv is”The Wallet Scam”, which involves a person dropping a wallet or a packet of money near a potential victim. After the victim picks up the wallet and attempts to return it to the individual who “dropped” it, the perpetrator then claims that the wallet is missing money and accuses the victim of stealing it. The perpetrator either threatens to call the police if the victim does not pay, or asks the victim to show his or her wallet to the perpetrator to ensure that the victim did not take any money. When the victim produces his or her wallet, the perpetrator grabs the money and flees. Another variant involves a second person who claims to be a police officer and who approaches the victim after the wallet has been picked up. This second person also asks to see the wallet, grabbing the money and fleeing or, through sleight-of-hand, stealing the victim’s money.
While most travelers do not encounter problems with crime in Ukraine, there has been an increase in the number of hate crimes directed at ethnic and religious minorities over the past few years. Many of these incidents are conducted by “skinheads” or neo-Nazis in Kyiv, but similar crimes have also been reported throughout the country. In Kyiv, these incidents have occurred without provocation in prominent downtown areas commonly frequented by tourists. While the majority of people targeted have been of Asian, African, or other non-European descent, all travelers should exercise caution. In addition to incidents of assault, racial minorities may be subject to various types of harassment, such as being stopped on the street by both civilians and law enforcement officials. Individuals belonging to religious minorities have also been harassed and assaulted in Kyiv and throughout Ukraine.
The police and government’s slow response to hate crimes is a continuing concern. Although senior Government of Ukraine officials (including the President and Prime Minister) have publicly deplored these hate crimes and groups, Ukrainian street-level law enforcement activities are unable to effectively deter hate crimes or adequately protect racial minorities. The Embassy has received numerous reports from victims of violent hate crimes, as well as from bystanders, stating that uniformed police officers observed the assaults and did nothing to prevent the attacks, to assist the victims afterward, or to investigate and apprehend the attackers. The Government of Ukraine took initial steps to address the problem in the final months of 2007 with the establishment of special law enforcement units to prevent and investigate hate crimes in Ukraine. It remains to be seen if these units will be effective.
Credit card and ATM fraud is an issue. Ukraine generally operates as a cash economy, and money scams are widespread. Although credit card and ATM use among Ukrainians is increasingly common, it is nevertheless strongly recommended that visitors and permanent residents of Ukraine exercise caution when using credit cards or ATM cards at any establishment in Ukraine.
Burglaries of apartments and vehicles represent a significant threat to long-term residents. Although few cars are actually stolen, primarily because of increased use of alarm systems and security wheel locks, vehicular break-ins and vehicular vandalism are common.
Ukraine lacks reliable tourist and travel services for foreign victims of crime. Transferring funds from the United States, replacing stolen traveler’s checks or airline tickets, or canceling credit cards can be difficult and time consuming. There are few safe low-cost lodgings, such as youth hostels. Public facilities in Ukraine are generally not equipped to accommodate persons with physical disabilities.
Over the past several years, the Embassy has received a number of reports of harassment and intimidation directed against foreign businesspersons and interests. While these reports have become much less frequent in recent years, they have not ended entirely. Reported incidents range from physical threats (possibly motivated by rival commercial interests tied to organized crime), to local government entities engaging in such practices as arbitrary termination or amendment of business licenses, dilution of corporate stock to diminish U.S. investor interest, delays of payment or delivery of goods, and arbitrary “inspections” by tax, safety or other officials that appear designed to harm the business rather than a genuine attempt at good governance. American businesses and other private sector organizations are also encouraged to read the most recent Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Annual Crime and Safety Report for Ukraine at https://www.osac.gov/Regions/country.cfm?country=42.
The Embassy suggests refraining from wiring money unless the recipient is well-known and the purpose of business is clear. American citizens have reported transferring money to Ukraine to pay for goods purchased from residents of Ukraine via online auction sites, but never receiving the goods in return. The Embassy regularly receives complaints from Americans regarding scams involving marriage and dating services. Numerous Americans have lost money to agencies and individuals that claimed they could arrange for student or fiancée visas to the U.S. Additional information is available on our web site in a document titled “Marriage Brokers” at http://kyiv.usembassy.gov/amcit_marriage_eng.html and on the Department of State’s web site under Ukraine: Internet and Other Fraud Schemes.
In many countries around the world, counterfeit and pirated goods are widely available. Transactions involving such products may be illegal under local law. In addition, bringing them back to the United States may result in forfeitures and/or fines. More information on this serious problem is available at
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INFORMATION FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME: The loss or theft abroad of a U.S. passport should be reported immediately to both the local police and the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. If you are the victim of a crime while overseas, in addition to reporting to local police, please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate for assistance. The Embassy/Consulate staff can, for example, assist you in finding appropriate medical care, contacting family members or friends and explaining how funds could be transferred. Although the investigation and prosecution of a crime abroad is solely the responsibility of local authorities, consular officers can help you to understand the local criminal justice process and to provide a list of local attorneys who have informed the Embassy that they are willing to take foreign clients.
There is no local equivalent to the “911” emergency line in Ukraine. There are emergency numbers to call in case of:
Fire – 101
Police – 102
Ambulance – 103
If dialing from a cellular phone, dial the same numbers or call the cellular phone operator for assistance.
Visitors should be aware that Ukrainian police and emergency services still generally remain below Western European and U.S. standards in terms of training, responsiveness, and effectiveness. American citizens have reported waiting sometimes hours for Ukrainian police and ambulance services to respond to calls for emergency assistance. Although this may be atypical, it does nevertheless occur.
See our information on Victims of Crime.
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MEDICAL FACILITIES AND HEALTH INFORMATION:
The Embassy recommends that ill or infirm persons not travel to Ukraine. Elderly travelers and those with existing health problems may be at risk due to inadequate medical facilities. The U.S. Embassy maintains a list of hospitals and clinics with some English-speaking staff at http://kyiv.usembassy.gov/amcit_medical_serv_eng.html. Many facilities have only limited English speakers. There are no hospitals in Ukraine which accept American health insurance plans for payment, and the level of medical care is not equal to that found in American hospitals. (Some facilities are adequate for basic services. Basic medical supplies are available; however, travelers requiring prescription medicine should bring their own. When a patient is hospitalized, the patient, relative, or acquaintance must supply bandages, medication, and food. The Embassy also recommends that travelers obtain private medical evacuation insurance prior to traveling to Ukraine.
Medical evacuation remains the best way to secure western medical care. This option, however, is very expensive and could take at least several hours to arrange. Travelers may wish to purchase medical evacuation insurance prior to travel, or have access to substantial lines of credit to cover the cost of medical evacuation. The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy has information on various air ambulance companies that perform medical evacuations to Europe or to the U.S. at http://kyiv.usembassy.gov/amcit_medical_evac_eng.html. Serious medical problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to other European countries can cost from $25,000 to $50,000, and to the U.S. as much as $70,000 or more. More information can be found on the U.S. Embassy's web site in the document “Medical Services in Kyiv,” at http://kyiv.usembassy.gov/amcit_medical_eng.html.
In December 2005, Ukraine reported the first cases of H5N1 (“avian influenza,” "avian flu," "bird flu," "chicken flu" among birds in Crimea. Further outbreaks followed in 2006. On January 18, 2008, another outbreak of the H5N1 avian influenza virus was detected at a poultry farm in the Krasnogvardiyskyi Rayon in Crimea. There are no registered human cases of H5N1 in Ukraine. For detailed information on H5N1, please review the Avian Influenza Fact Sheet.
The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to Ukraine. HIV/AIDS and/or tuberculosis positive applicants cannot obtain permanent residency status in Ukraine, and waivers are not granted.
Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) hotline for international travelers at 1-877-FYI-TRIP ( 1-877-394-8747 ) or via the CDC’s web site, http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/default.aspx. Tuberculosis is an increasingly serious health concern in Ukraine. For further information, please consult the CDC’s Travel Notice on TB at http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/yellowBookCh4-TB.aspx. For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad, consult the World Health Organization’s (WHO) web site at http://www.who.int/en. Further health information for travelers is available at http://www.who.int/ith/en.
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MEDICAL INSURANCE: The Department of State strongly urges Americans to consult with their medical insurance company prior to traveling abroad to confirm whether their policy applies overseas and whether it will cover emergency expenses such as a medical evacuation. Please see our information on medical insurance overseas.
The Ukrainian parliament passed a law in 1997 whereby all visitors to Ukraine are required to obtain mandatory health insurance. According to information from the Ukrainian authorities, the cost of this medical insurance depends on the anticipated length of a foreigner's stay in Ukraine. The cost for the insurance is approximately 25 cents per day (more for short stays). This required insurance can be purchased after arrival and covers only the costs of basic medical care inside Ukraine; it does not cover medical evacuation. Failure to purchase mandatory health insurance often results in refusal of treatment at Ukrainian public hospitals and clinics. Private clinics do not require Ukrainian public health insurance, but can be as expensive as similar clinics in the United States and may require payment in advance. More information can be found online in Ukrainian at http://www.pro100.com.ua, or by calling +38 (044) 206 2885 from abroad or 8-800-500-1080 from within Ukraine.
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RADIATION AND NUCLEAR SAFETY: In 1986, the Chornobyl incident resulted in the largest short-term, unintentional, accidental release of radioactive materials to the atmosphere ever recorded. The highest areas of radioactive ground contamination occurred within thirty kilometers of the Chornobyl nuclear power station. The city of Kyiv was not badly affected because of the wind direction, but it was not completely spared. The last operating reactor at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant site closed officially on December 15, 2000. All identified stabilization measures on the existing sarcophagus are complete, and preparatory work to start construction of the new shelter is almost nearing completion. The contract for the new Chornobyl shelter was awarded in September 2007 and its construction is projected to be completed in 2012.
The Ukrainian government has an effective program of monitoring fresh foods and meats sold in local markets. Street purchase of produce should be avoided. Wild berries, mushrooms, and wild fowl and game should be avoided, as these have been found to retain higher than average levels of radiation. Background levels of radiation are monitored regularly by the Embassy and, to date, have not exceeded the level found on the Eastern seaboard of the United States. If external radiation levels are high enough to require evacuation, the U.S. Embassy will notify the American community through the Embassy warden e-mail and text messaging system.
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TRAFFIC SAFETY AND ROAD CONDITIONS: While in a foreign country, U.S. citizens may encounter road conditions that differ significantly from those in the United States. The information below concerning Ukraine is provided for general reference only, and may not be totally accurate in a particular location or circumstance.
Generally, roads in Ukraine outside major urban areas are in poor condition and are poorly lit. Visitors should drive defensively at all times, since local drivers often disregard traffic rules. Drivers are often poorly trained or drive without a valid driver's license. Drivers can also be very aggressive, and they normally do not respect the rights of pedestrians, even at clearly marked pedestrian crossings. Pedestrians should also be aware of cars driving or attempting to park on sidewalks. Many cars do not meet the safety standards common in America.
Due to heavy traffic and congested roads, vehicle accidents are a common occurrence in larger Ukrainian cities, especially in Kyiv. In Ukraine, it is mandatory for motorists involved in vehicle accidents not to remove the vehicle from the site of the accident, unless it presents a clear safety concern. Local police must be notified and will report to the scene to conduct an investigation. Persons should be prepared to wait until the police arrive and complete their report. Due to traffic and slow response, it may take up to several hours for police to arrive. When police arrive, they will ascertain responsibility, take the drivers’ personal information, and file a report of the accident.
Cross-country travel at night and in winter can be particularly dangerous. The Embassy strongly recommends that visitors and permanent residents of Ukraine refrain from driving their private vehicles after dark outside of major cities. However, major roads are drivable during daylight hours. Roadside services such as gas stations and repair facilities are becoming more common, particularly on the main national and regional overland highways and in large and mid-size cities.
Nonetheless, such services are far from American standards, and travelers should plan accordingly. There have been isolated reports of carjackings of western-made or foreign-registered cars. There has also been an increase in the number of documented reports of criminal acts (primarily theft) occurring on trains and other modes of public transport.
Please refer to our Road Safety page for more information.
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AVIATION SAFETY OVERSIGHT: The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assessed the Government of Ukraine’s Civil Aviation Authority as not being in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety standards for oversight of Ukraine’s air carrier operations. For more information, travelers may visit the FAA’s web site at http://www.faa.gov/safety/programs_initiatives/oversight/iasa.
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SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES: Ukraine does not recognize dual nationality. American citizens entering Ukraine with a Ukrainian passport will be treated as Ukrainian citizens by the local authorities. This may include being required to perform mandatory military service. Also, Ukrainians who have immigrated to the U.S. without obtaining the proper exit visa from Ukrainian authorities may be subject to civil or criminal penalties, and will be required to obtain an exit visa before returning to the U.S. For additional information, see our dual nationality information.
Under Ukrainian law, Ukrainian police are permitted to stop anyone for any reason and check his/her identification documents. Ukrainian police may check foreigners' passports to verify their legal presence in Ukraine. Ukrainian law requires foreign visitors to carry their passports and immigration cards with them at all times and these are the only two documents that will be recognized by Ukrainian police. Police are further permitted to detain anyone for up to 72 hours without formal charges.
Ukraine is a cash economy. Traveler’s checks and credit cards are gaining wider acceptance in larger cities. Even in Kyiv, however, acceptance of credit cards is not nearly as widespread as in the U.S. or in Western European countries. Expect credit card use to be limited to major hotels, upscale restaurants, international airlines, and the rapidly growing, but still select number of up-market stores.
Exchanging U.S. dollars into the national Ukrainian currency, hryvnya, is simple and unproblematic, as licensed exchange booths are widespread, and exchange rates are normally clearly advertised. Currency exchange is only legal at such licensed exchange booths, banks, and currency exchange desks at hotels; anyone caught dealing on the black market can expect to be detained by the local militia.
There are many banks and licensed currency exchange booths located in major cities. ATMs (also called bankomats) are becoming more common throughout Ukraine, particularly in Kyiv and in other larger cities. In smaller cities and towns, ATMs are still virtually non-existent. Most ATMs disperse cash only in the local currency, hryvnya. The difficulties of a currency shortage can be avoided by coming to Ukraine with a sufficient supply of hard currency to cover necessary obligations during travel. Funds may be transferred by wire, advances may be drawn on credit cards, and traveler’s checks may be cashed at many locations. Again, the Embassy emphasizes that the incidence of credit card and ATM card fraud is high, and urges visitors and permanent residents of Ukraine to exercise caution when using local ATMs at any establishment in Ukraine.
Customs regulations prohibit sending cash, traveler’s checks, personal checks, credit cards, passports, or other forms of identification through the international mail system, as well as via courier mail (FedEx, DHL, etc.). Customs authorities regularly confiscate these items as contraband. Ukrainian customs authorities may also enforce strict regulations concerning temporary importation into or export from Ukraine of items such as firearms, antiquities, currency, etc. It is advisable to contact the Embassy of Ukraine in Washington, or one of Ukraine's consulates in the United States for specific information regarding customs requirements. State Customs Service of Ukraine can also be contacted for advice at (38 044) 249 9284 or (38 044) 522 8169. The web site is http://www.customs.gov.ua/dmsu/control/uk/index. Operators speak only Ukrainian or Russian. As in many countries around the world, counterfeit and pirated goods are widely available. Transactions involving such products are illegal and bringing them back to the United States may result in forfeitures and/or fines.
A traveler may take up to EUR 10,000 or its equivalent into or out of Ukraine. To transport a greater amount, proof of the source of the money (a bank reference) must be presented, or travelers face forfeiture to Ukrainian customs and a court appearance. Currency must be declared before checking in at airports.
Ukraine has strict limitations for the export of antiques and other goods and artifacts deemed to be of particularly important historical or cultural value. This includes, but is not limited to, any items produced before 1950. American citizens must adhere to these restrictions as a matter of law. Please contact the Kyiv Department of Culture, Expertise Section at (38-044) 279-6109 or (38-044) 279-5647, if you have any questions regarding items you own, wish to purchase, and/or plan to export.
It is advisable to contact the Embassy of Ukraine in Washington, or one of Ukraine's consulates in the United States, for specific information regarding customs requirements. Please see our Customs Information.
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CRIMINAL PENALTIES: While in a foreign country, a U.S. citizen is subject to that country's laws and regulations, which sometimes differ significantly from those in the United States and may not afford the protections available to the individual under U.S. law. Penalties for breaking the law can be more severe than in the United States for similar offenses. Persons violating Ukraine’s laws, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Penalties for possession, use, or trafficking in illegal drugs in Ukraine are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines. Engaging in intimate conduct with children or using or disseminating child Indecency in a foreign country is a crime, prosecutable in the United States. Please see our information on Criminal Penalties.
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CHILDREN'S ISSUES: For information, see our Office of Children’s Issues web pages on inter-country adoption and international parental child abduction.
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REGISTRATION/EMBASSY LOCATION: Americans living or traveling in Ukraine are encouraged to register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department’s travel registration web site and to obtain updated information on travel and security within Ukraine. Americans withoutInternet access may register directly with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. By registering, American citizens make it easier for the Embassy or Consulate to contact them in case of emergency.
The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy is located at #6 Mykoly Pymonenka St., 01901 Kyiv, Ukraine. Telephone: (38-044) 490-4422, fax (38-044) 486-3393. The American Citizen Services unit is located at the same address and can be reached at (38-044) 490-4445, fax (38-044) 490-4040 The Embassy is located at #10 Yuriy Kotsyubynsky St. 01901 Kyiv, Ukraine. Tel.: (38-044) 490-4000.
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This replaces the Country Specific Information sheet dated March 28, 2008 to update the sections on Entry/Exit Requirements, Information for Victims of Crime, Medical Facilities and Health Information, and Special Circumstances.
|Re: Study In Ukraine by Renz(m): 10:07am On Apr 02, 2009|
October 29, 2008
COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: Ukraine is undergoing profound political and economic change as it moves from its Soviet past toward a market economy, multi-party democracy, and integration into Euro-Atlantic and other international institutions. In recent years, the availability of goods and services has increased along with increased rates of growth in Ukraine's economy, and facilities for travelers have improved somewhat. Nonetheless, the availability of travel and tourist services remains uneven throughout the country, and Ukraine still lacks the abundance of many of the goods and services taken for granted in other countries. Read the Department of State Background Notes on Ukraine for additional information.
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ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS: A passport valid for six months beyond the planned date of travel is required for entry. U.S. citizens are exempt from the requirement to have a Ukrainian visa as long as the duration of their stay in Ukraine does not exceed 180 days and the purpose of their travel is tourism, private travel, or business. U.S. citizens whose planned stay in Ukraine exceeds 180 days must have visas authorizing their entry into Ukraine. If the purpose of their visit is other than tourism, private travel, or business, an appropriate visa must be obtained regardless of the length of stay. The Government of Ukraine does not issue visas at its borders or ports of entry. Visas must be obtained in advance by those who need them.
U.S. citizens may apply for all types of visas through Ukrainian Embassies and Consulates overseas. Contact details for Ukrainian Embassies and Consulates are available on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs web site at http://www.mfa.gov.ua/mfa/en/305.htm or http://www.mfa.gov.ua/mfa/en/403.htm.
Visas may also be obtained from the Consular Office of the Embassy of Ukraine in Washington, D.C., or from Ukrainian Consulates General in New York, Chicago, or San Francisco.
For additional information about Ukrainian visas and related policy, please contact the Ukrainian Embassy or Consulate near you
|Re: Study In Ukraine by Renz(m): 10:10am On Apr 02, 2009|
The information above was collected from the United States Travel site: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1053.html for more information pls goto the site.
|Re: Study In Ukraine by iwefactria: 2:58pm On Apr 02, 2009|
Everybody just wanna travel to any place @ poster you want to compare Uk,USA and Australia with Ukraine.I have been to Kiev capital of ukraine though not expensive but there is no job even for the owners of the country let alone you outside that cant speak there Language But,if u must travel by all means u can try it,it might be a stepping stone.just my view
|Re: Study In Ukraine by ukrboy: 12:41pm On Feb 27, 2010|
the best place for a nigerian to study as far as i know is ukraine.people complain of rasism and other stuffs but i was surprised to see how well thangs are moving among nigerian students during my last visit.i have been to malysia,dubai etc and the conditions of nigerians living in these places is deplorable but in ukraine i saw nigerian students been well organised studying courses like medicine,aeronutical engineering etc in peace.mixing with whites like there is no rasism,establishing programs,magazines,churches with little or no interferance from the local authorities.ukrainian schools are multicultural melting pots where knowledge is been spread,it might not be a rich country like the united kingdom but the extent of development is very high,teaching hospitals are well equiped with the best of mordern facilities,english language is the medium of instruction for most foriegners however Russian and ukrainin is the national language and the level of proficiency among nigerian students is very high.I ADVISE ANY NIGERIAN THAT WANT TO STUDY ABROAD TO TRY UKRAINE ESPECIALLY THE WESTERN PART.SCHOOL FEES ARE AS CHEAP AS $3000 YEARLY FOR MEDICINE AND $2000 FOR ENGINEERING AND BUISINESS COURSES.
IF YOU NEED TO APPLY,PROCEDURES ARE RELATIVELY EASY AND YOU DONT NEED THE HELP OF ANY LYING NIGERIAN AGENT
AVOID APPLYING TO SCHOOLS DIRECTLY BECAUSE THEY WOULD DIRECT YOU TO AN AGENT THAT WILL CHARGE YOU TOO MUCH FOR A LITTLE JOB,
AVOID AGENTS BASED IN NIGERIA CAUSE THE ONLY CARE ABOUT THE PROFIT AND MAY NOT KNOW A THING ABOUT UKRAINE.
AVOID FRIENDS IN THE COUNTRY BECAUSE THE CONIVE WITH AGENTS TO SWINDLE YOU,
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MY PEOPLE ARE IN UKRAINE BECAUSE OF THEM.GOD BLESS THEM
|Re: Study In Ukraine by iz2much: 2:20pm On Feb 27, 2010|
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|Re: Study In Ukraine by ukrboy: 3:16pm On Feb 27, 2010|
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|Re: Study In Ukraine by Ifes4u(m): 8:58pm On Feb 27, 2010|
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|Re: Study In Ukraine by justwise(m): 12:21am On Feb 28, 2010|
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|Re: Study In Ukraine by donofdons: 9:43am On Feb 28, 2010|
|Re: Study In Ukraine by donmaselo: 3:44pm On Apr 15, 2010|
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|Re: Study In Ukraine by schlboy: 12:41am On Apr 16, 2010|
pls be informed that there are no job opportunities for students to work in Ukraine. It's illegal to do so even during the summer, coupled with high racial descrimination that have sometimes led to the deaths of foreign students. A trial will convince you guys! cheer up
|Re: Study In Ukraine by donmaselo: 1:49am On Apr 16, 2010|
sorry bro.i dnt recomend ukraine for anyone who want to work.but get this.while you pay $25000 a year to study medicine in us or uk ,you will pay $3000 in ukraine and can still write u.s medical exams pass and practice there.tell me when a medical student in these countries will have time to work and earn $22000 to pay his fees. i am in ukraine now and the racism is a farce.it hardly exist.i think it is worst in uk.if recommend ukraine for anyone with an average parents and needs world class education
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|Re: Study In Ukraine by makantemi: 2:40pm On Apr 18, 2010|
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INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
AND INTERMEDIARY COMPANIES
Please read all the information carefully. If you do not follow the instructions described below your application will not be accepted or you will be denied visa. This page will be updated periodically.
Check the following recourses if you need general information about educational system of Ukraine, to review the list of higher educational institutions in Ukraine, to choose a school and a course of study:
It is advisable that a prospective student personally makes basic research on Ukraine, its traditions and lifestyle, a city where s/he is going to stay, his/her school and the course of study. To live and study abroad, in a different part of the world is the experience of life and an advantage in itself. Ukraine is a large European country with rich history and culture worthwhile to explore and understand, but for someone unprepared such a change can cause major culture shock and frustration, and lead to quitting studies. Hence young people travelling from West Africa to East Europe are expected to have some basic familiarity with the country of destination.
To apply for student visa a prospective student has to obtain an original of an invitation valid for a particular school. According to the Ukrainian legislation there are only two legal ways to obtain such an invitation: (i) directly from a school (not through friends or relatives staying in Ukraine), which is possible only if an applicant stayed in Ukraine before and obtained the invitation during the period of his/her stay; or (ii) through intermediary companies (not private persons, but companies) which signed an agreement either with the Ukrainian Centre for International Education of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine or with a particular school. If an agreement is signed with a school the latter must send a copy of such an agreement to the Ukrainian Centre for International Education for registration. The reverse side of each invitation should be filled by an inviting school stating name of an intermediary company and its certificate number. Invitations with empty space on the reverse side WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, unless they were received by an applicant directly from a school (not by mail, not through other people).
Please be informed that intermediary companies cannot guarantee visa under any circumstances. Nobody has any influence on the decision made by a consular officer. So if you are asked to pay for positive decision you are being fleeced. An intermediary company can only consult you on a selection of a school and a course of study, receive an invitation, assist with preparation of the documents necessary for application for student visa, provide other consulting services. Refuse to pay for positive decision on your visa application, for forge of the documents with the view to comply with the requirements (on fake documents and other grounds for refusal to issue visa read on a separate sheet), for jumping the queue, for issuance of visa in your absence (personal interview is absolutely obligatory).
Be advised that students are allowed to enter the territory of Ukraine between 15 August and 15 November only. Visa interviews are being conducted between 1 July and 11 November.
Applicants for student visa have to submit the following documents:
(i) passport valid for at least one month after an expiration of visa (normally student visa is a single entry visa valid for twelve months, but if you have not extended your passport validity visa duration will be shorter where possible or application will not be accepted if passport has expired or close to expire at the date of application). Please, allow at least one empty page for a visa;
(ii) application form. It is free of charge to download an electronic version of an application form from this web-site or to obtain a paper version at the Embassy. If you choose to collect a paper application form at the Embassy and submit it on the same day, please, keep in mind that you have to fill in it carefully, clearly and precisely, so you may wish to spend some time for this purpose. Application form must be filled in and signed personally by the applicant;
(iii) original invitation with the name of an intermediary company and its certificate number on the reverse side and a photocopy of the invitation. When you receive an invitation make sure there are no mistakes and typos: your name, date of birth, passport number should be identical to those indicated in your passport you submit for visa;
(iv) copies of the educational credentials (testimonial, the grades obtained (WAEC, NECO), and if an applicant goes for the Master’s - the first degree too), each legalised by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria. Ministry does not legalise originals, hence photocopies must be legalised and submitted WITH the originals. All the documents must be translated into Ukrainian*;
(v) eligibility letter issued by the Ministry of Education of Nigeria stating that an applicant has completed secondary education at a recognised school in Nigeria and s/he is entitled to pursue his/her Bachelor’s degree at any higher educational institution in Nigeria. If an applicant intends to go for the Master’s the letter should state that an applicant obtained his/her Bachelor’s degree at a recognised higher educational institution in Nigeria and is entitled to pursue his/her Master’s degree at any higher educational institution in Nigeria. The letter must be legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria. The letter must be translated into Ukrainian*;
(vi) medical certificates** of general fitness and of HIV negative status of an applicant (can be one medical certificate or two separate certificates, but HIV negative status must be stated directly and easily identified, no expressions like “Retroviral test –” or “ART test” should be used). This certificate must be legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria. It must be also translated into Ukrainian*. Medical certificates are valid for TWO MONTHS, which means an applicant has to enrol to his/her institution within two months since medical certificates were issued;
(vii) original of birth certificate and a copy legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria. Birth certificate must be translated into Ukrainian*;
(viii) receipts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria for payment for legalisation of the documents mentioned above;
(ix) original and a photocopy of medical insurance covering medical aid and repatriation of the body, valid until the end of November 2009. No need for legalisation or translation of medical insurance;
(x) original of a sponsorship letter in a form of a court affidavit, which must include a full name of a sponsor, his/her address, landline and mobile telephone number, email (if any), and obligation of a sponsor to cover expenses of an applicant (amount of money needed for tuition fees and daily expenses should be stated in US dollars);
(xi) a photocopy of good quality of a data page of the sponsor’s passport or his/her National Identity Card or driving license;
(xiii) original of recent bank statements of a sponsor (for the past six months);
(xiv) open return ticket valid for one year and its photocopy;
(xv) any other documents which can strengthen an application (if there is a gap after applicant’s last study exhaustive evidence of what an applicant did during that period must be submitted. If an applicant continued his/her studies but have not graduated, was employed, or did charity, or travelled or was involved in self education or the like, STRONG proofs should be presented (transcripts from university, letter of appointment, letter from employer, payslips, ID cards, photographs, receipts etc etc). This is an applicant’s responsibility to prove by any means his/her genuine intentions to study, to finish his/her course of study and not to breach immigration rules of Ukraine. So bring to the interview any documents you can suggest can strengthen your application.
Prospective students from Ghana, Benin and other countries applying for student visa at the Embassy of Ukraine in Nigeria, submit the same documents listed above issued by appropriate authorities of their countries and legalised by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of their countries AND by the embassies or high commissions of their countries in Nigeria.
Fees and terms:
Visa applications are processed and visas are issued within TEN workdays (days when the Embassy is open and do not include weekends and holidays) from a date when ALL obligatory documents are submitted and consular fees are paid. Expedient processing is within THREE workdays and cost is doubled (except for certification of translations and copies).
Visa application processing fees
Normal (4 to 10 workdays, depending on workload)
Express (1 to 3 workdays, depending on workload)
Application processing fee (is non-refundable)
$45 / N6750
$90 / N13500
$20 / N3000
$40 / N6000
Legalisation (per document)
$30 / N4500
$60 / N9000
Certification of translation (per page)
$40 / N6000
$40 / N6000
Certification of a copy (per page)
$25 / N3750
$25 / N3750
Calculation of total cost for a “standard” set of six documents (testimonial, exams results, eligibility letter, two medical certificates (general fitness and HIV status) and birth certificate):
N6750 + N3000 + N4500x6 + N6000x6 + N3750x3 = N84000 or
$45 + $20 + $30x6 + $40x6 + $25x3 = $560 – 4 to 10 workdays
N13500 + N6000 + N9000x6 + N6000x6 + N3750x3 = N120750 or
$90 + $40 + $60x6 + $40x6 + $25x3 = $805 – 1 to 3 workdays
Costs may vary depending on the number of the documents submitted and number of pages the documents consist of.
* Machine (computer) translations from English into Ukrainian are NOT ACCEPTED. For translation services we recommend the following companies (these are just suggestions and if an applicant has access to any other translator either in Nigeria, Ukraine or any other country whose translations are of good quality an applicant can use that translator’s services):
(i) Citadel Education International
Suite 1.19, Oyibo Odinamadu Block, National Centre for Women Development
Central Area, opp. CBN, Garki, Abuja
Tel. 08038249687, 07057907176
(ii) Taikin Logistics Services NIG LTD
Plot 1165, Adetokunbo Ademola, opposite Pirelli Tyres, Wuse II, Abuja
Tel. 08023385472, 07028401979
(ii) In the Republic of Benin (translation from French into Ukrainian):
carré No 242, rue du Dahomey, quartier Zongo, 01 BP 8122, Cotonou
Tel. 00 229 97 380200
** Medical check up and HIV status test should be made at the following clinics:
(i) Plot 643, Gimbiya street, Area 11, Garki, Abuja
Tel. 093149224, 08044115848
(iii) Kings Care Hospital Ltd, Head Office
Plot 2181, Ibrahim Babangida Way, Wuse II, Abuja
(iv) Natafod Consultants Hospital
104 Cemetery Road, NEPA bus stop, Mosafejo Amukoko, through Ijora or Boundry, Lagos
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Before entering to apply for student visa, please, make sure that your documents are complete and organized in this strict order:
o international passport
o receipt for payment of application fee
o application form with one recent photograph attached
o invitation – original
o invitation – photocopy
o testimonial – original
o testimonial – legalised photocopy
o testimonial – Ukrainian translation
o WAEC/NECO results – original
o WAEC/NECO results – legalised photocopy
o WAEC/NECO results – Ukrainian translation
o first degree (if applicable) - original
o first degree (if applicable) – legalised photocopy
o first degree (if applicable) – Ukrainian translation
o letter from the Ministry of Education – legalised original
o letter from the Ministry of Education – Ukrainian translation
o general fitness medical certificate – legalised original
o general fitness medical certificate – Ukrainian translation
o HIV status medical certificate – legalised original
o HIV status medical certificate – Ukrainian translation
o birth certificate – original
o birth certificate – legalised photocopy
o birth certificate – Ukrainian translation
o letter from the National Population Commission – legalised original
o letter from the National Population Commission – Ukrainian translation
o receipts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria for payment for legalisation
o medical insurance – original
o medical insurance – photocopy
o sponsorship letter in a form of a court affidavit – original
o sponsor’s ID – photocopy
o recent bank statements of a sponsor – original
o open return ticket – original
o open return ticket – photocopy
o any other documents which can strengthen your application
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