Universities in Ukraine
There are six types of higher education institution in Ukraine. Each of these awarded a certain level of accreditation. Degree programs at bachelors level and above are offered by institutions with the highest level of accreditation, known as universities, academies and conservatories.
Conservatories deal mainly in culture, the arts and music. Universities in Ukrain tend to be multi-disciplinary establishments, hosting a variety of specialist departments, though some are mono-disciplinary, specialist establishments. Academies, like mono-disciplinary universities, also concentrate on a specific branch of knowledge.
The categories covered by specialist institutions including, technical, medical, agrarian, pedagogical, technological (construction and transportation), economics (including finance, administration and entrepreneurship), culture (arts and design), healthcare and law.
Undergraduate degrees at universities in Ukraine usually take four years to complete. Languages used for instruction include Russian, Ukrainian, English and French (for medical programs only). International students may need to take a language proficiency test or attend the preparatory faculty for one academic year to study Russian and/or Ukrainian or in English in some universities. Students should be make sure to check the language their course will be taught in before apply.
Six universities in Ukraine are featured in the QS World University Rankings® 2018, while a further eight are included in the QS EECA University Rankings 2018.