1. Where is Ukraine?
Ukraine is a beautiful country in the mainland Europe and by size the largest country in the continent Europe after Russia.

2. What is the capital of Ukraine?
Kiev is the capital city of Ukraine and situated in the heart of the country.

3. What is the currency of Ukraine?
Currency of Ukraine is Ukrainian Hryvannas (UAH) with 1 US$= 8.00 UAH or 1 UAH= 6.75 INR approximately.

4. Is Ukraine a safe country to study in?
Ukraine is probably one of the safest places in Eastern Europe to study in. It has been the foremost choice of international students from all over Asia, Africa, Middle East, and the mainland Europe itself. With its female dominated demography and sex ratio of 1:8 it is probably the safest country to study in for both males as well as female candidates.

5. What is the official language of Ukraine?
Ukraine is mostly a bilingual country with both Russian and Ukrainian as official languages of Ukraine. While most of the eastern part of country prefers Russian as their choice of language the western Ukrainians speak Ukrainian. However people understand both Russian and Ukrainian equally and in Ukraine the majority of population speaks Russian and English also.

6. What is the average monthly living expenditure in Ukraine?
Average monthly living expenditure in a metropolitan city in Ukraine shall be anything between 250-350 US$ per month. However it depends on choice of lifestyle of the student.

7. Is Ukraine a part of European Union?
As of now Ukraine is a part of European neighbourhood policy and sports visa free regimen for EU citizen. Ukraine is a very important economic partner of EU and hence in Nov. 2013 Ukraine and EU are going to sign the first step of integration of Ukraine into EU.

8. How can a student receive money in Ukraine?
Ukraine has a very good banking system, with currency exchangers very easily available. While international students can carry their living expenditure in form of cash, traveller’s cheque or in the form of a visa and debit cards, they can also open their accounts in banks available in the country and the parents can transact money directly from their home country to their ward’s bank account in Ukraine. Ukraine also has a lot of other money transfer options such as Western Union, Money gram, Coin Star etc. Most of supermarkets & stores accept both credit and debit cards.

9. What shall be the port of entry for our candidate?
Ukraine is very well connected by air travel with the rest of the world. Kiev the capital city of Ukraine has UKRAINE BORYSPIL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT just in the outskirts of the city which serves as the main airport of entry for students from all over the world.

10. What is the mode of intracity transportation in Ukraine?
Ukraine, specially its metropolitan cities which houses our registered universities has the most advanced mode of intracity transport in the form of Metro, local Buses, Trams, local Trains and Funicular. Transportation within Ukraine is very convenient and easy.

11. If we decide to take admission in the University who shall help us with the visa procedure and other formalities?
EduFacts India shall take care of the entire visa, admission and acceptance related formalities after you have decided to join our registered Ukrainian university. You are advised to get in touch with one of our local company authorised representatives and they shall be more than happy to reply to all your queries. In case you do not have a local representative then please get in touch with us and we shall assign one to you immediately who shall personally take care of all your demands and questions.

12. What about airports meet and greet formalities in Ukraine?
EduFacts India hosts a program called STAL (Student’s Travel and Lodging) which takes care of the Airport Meet and Greet. Our authorised representatives shall meet you at the airport personally and shall take you to your required destination university in Ukraine.

14. What about the weather and food?
Ukraine has a humid continental climate. The warmest months are June, July, and August, with mean temperatures of 13.8 to 24.8 °C (57 to 77 °F). The coldest are December, January, and February, with mean temperatures of -4.6 to -1.1 °C (24 to 30 °F). Snow cover usually lies from mid-November to the end of March, with the frost-free period lasting 180 days on average, but surpassing 200 days in recent years.
Ukraine offers a variety of offerings to a person of any taste from any part of the world, Ukraine offers students with access to almost every kind of food and food material. The metropolitan cities are home to numerous multi cuisine restaurants and markets where students can indulge themselves in flavours of their choice of buy food products of their choice and prepare themselves.

15. What are the facilities available in the hostel?
Apart from the basic amenities inside the room like furniture etc. each student room has an attached kitchen, washrooms, showers and a balcony. The hostel has 2 elevators for student transport, a laundry, a buffet, and 24 hours security. The hostel has 24 hour hot and cold water and electricity provision.

16. Does our student need to carry his own books?
The universities have a very well equipped library to cater the needs of students of all courses. Ukraine publishes their own books and designs the curriculum for the international students, which are followed by all the universities of the country. While a student will have access to all the books available in the library as well as electronic book collection, magazines, journals etc. he/she can carry book their own choice/international author for their own reference.

17. Do Ukrainian universities and certificates have international recognition?
Not all Ukrainian higher institutions have international accreditation and license to teach foreign students. However, the universities our agency represent and will recommend for studies, have international recognition and licensed to teach foreign students, as well as internationally recognized certificates.

18. What is the cost of living in Ukraine?
This depends on the student's spending habit. Generally, a budget of anywhere from $150 - $200 will be adequate for a student's average monthly upkeep. However, students on special diet or special requirements might require a little more, depending on their specific requirement. However, conservative students might be able to have some savings from this budget.

19. When is my application considered late?
If you apply for courses or program after the application deadline, your application is considered late. In addition, if you submit your supporting documentation after the deadline for submitting documents, your application is also considered late. If there are places available after the selection process, you may still have a chance to be offered a place. But your application can also be considered for the next admission session.

20. What is the preparatory faculty and what is it for?
The preparatory faculty is a special educational program with duration of 1 academic year (7-10 months). At the preparatory faculty students study Russian or Ukrainian language and the special disciplines required depending on the future specialty chosen (language of science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, geography, history, and literature). After completing the preparatory faculties the student pass through an examination. In case of a successful passing of the examination, the student receives the Certificate of the preparatory faculty. This certificate gives the student a right to enter any Ukrainian university without entrance examinations. But if the student chooses training in English he/she does not need to study at the preparatory faculty, he enters directly the first year of the degree course.

21. Is it difficult to study at the preparatory faculty?
The program of the preparatory faculty is worked out for an ordinary level of complexity. The student who attends all the classes, carries out practical and home tasks, does not face any problems with studying in this faculty.

22. What about racism? Are there any hate crimes?
Ukraine happens to be one of the most tolerant countries when it comes to foreigners. There have been less than 5 hate related crimes over the last 6 years which is far better than the statistics obtained from countries like UK, Germany, Russia, France etc.

23. Who shall help me if I am in trouble in Kyiv?
The university foreign department should be the first place where you should seek assistance first and then you can obtain the help of the local police force who are sympathetic and speaks English. You can also get in touch with one of our local representatives and until and unless it is a diplomacy related problem, we should be able to help you. In case of a dispute indicating matters of national security, you should seek help from the Embassy of India, Kyiv, e.g. if your passport is lost or stolen.

24. How do I get acquainted with my university?
Every Ukrainian university registered with us, have a fresher orientation program called the “first Bell” generally hosted on the first day of the academic year. You shall be introduced to the faculty, other students, the amenities and facilities available in your university. You are advised to follow them carefully which will definitely assist you in knowing your university better and avoid confusions.

25. Do I need to take a Screening test after graduating from a Ukrainian medical university? Yes, you have to sit for MCI (Medical Council of India) Screening test to prove your eligibility before you can practice in India. Don’t worry, during your study years, there are faculties from India who shall coach you simultaneously along with your university courses to prepare for the Screening Test.

25. About Ukraine
Ukraine is a beautiful country in the mainland Europe and by size the largest country in the continent Europe after Russia.Kiev is the capital city of Ukraine and situated in the heart of the country.Mainly Russian and Ukrainian is the most spoken languages but people know English as well.Ukrainian Hryvannas (UAH) with 1 US$=10.00 UAH (April2014) is the currency of ukraine. Ukraine is probably one of the safest places in Eastern Europe to study in. It has been the foremost choice of international students from all over Asia, Africa, Middle East, and the mainland Europe itself. With its female dominated demography and sex ratio of 1:8 it is probably the safest country to study in for both males as well as female candidates. Average monthly living expenditure in a metropolitan city in Ukraine shall be anything between 250-350 US$ per month. However it depends on choice of lifestyle of the student.As of now Ukraine is a part of European neighbourhood policy and sports visa free regimen for EU citizen. Ukraine is a very important economic partner of EU and hence in Nov. 2013 Ukraine and EU are going to sign the first step of integration of Ukraine into EU.

26. Is eduaction costly in Ukraine?
The tuition fee for MBBS ranges to about Rs. 95,120 and extends up to Rs. 2,30,000 per year. There might be little differences based on the university that you choose. In India you can opt MBBS courses both from public and private universities. Public or government aided colleges charge as less as Rs. 4,000 to that of Rs. 5, 000 per annum whereas the private colleges charge Rs.3,15,000 per year approximately. Ukraine is cheap compared to the other countries in the European Union. On an average, the tuition fees ranges in between Rs. 12, 00,000 to that of Rs. 29,00,000 for the total duration of the course.

27. what are the difference and advantages of Ukrainian education
Ukrainian educational system is considered to be the part of former Soviet Union’s educational system, which educational system was rightfully recognized as one of the best in the world. An interesting peculiarity of our education is an individual approach to the lecturer’s student. One student from Cameroon have come to us recently and told with admiration that all the lecturers knew their students by name. While having studies in Cameroon, a lecturer there was providing lectures before no less than hundreds of students and didn’t contact with each student. Here a lecturer works with a group of 30 students and knows everybody by name. He may pay attention to everybody and explain smth in individual way to a student if smth is not clear both during and after the lecture. Besides cost for education and life in Ukraine is still lower than in European Union or America. Also it is necessary to take into consideration that it is easier to obtain an educational visa to Ukraine than to EU and America’s countries. As a result you have an opportunity to obtain education of high quality for comparatively low cost in a beautiful and democratic European country.

28.What will be my average month expenses for food and living?
Contacting with students we see that certain students manage to live for 100-150 USD per month , also there are students who spend even 1000 USD per month and complain that it is not enough for them. We consider the optimal variant is that you need to have around 300 USD per month for food, transport, textbooks, office supplies and periodical purchase of clothes especially in winter.

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