Admission of foreigners and stateless persons to the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (hereinafter - the University) is carried out in accordance with the Laws of Ukraine "On Higher Education", "On the Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons", "On Ukrainians Abroad", "On refugees and persons in need of additional or temporary protection "; Resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of September 12, 2018 №729 "Issues of higher education by certain categories of persons", of April 25, 2018 № 322 "On approval of the sample, technical description of the form and the Procedure for registration, issuance, exchange, cancellation, transfer, withdrawal , return to the state, invalidation and destruction of the temporary residence permit "; Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine of November 1, 2013 №1541 "Some issues of organization of recruitment and training (internship) of foreigners and stateless persons", registered with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine on November 25, 2013 №2004 / 24536, Order of the Ministry of Education and Science Of Ukraine of December 2, 2019 № 1498 "On approval of the Procedure for establishing quotas for higher education by foreigners and stateless persons within the scope of the state order in accordance with international treaties of Ukraine", registered in the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine on February 10, 2020 for № 153/34436; By the order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine of April 27, 2022 № 392 (as amended by the order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine of May 2, 2022 № 400).
Foreigners and stateless persons (hereinafter - foreigners) may obtain higher education at the expense of individuals (legal entities) unless otherwise provided by international treaties of Ukraine, the binding consent of which is given by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, legislation or agreements between higher education institutions on international academic mobility.
The quota for foreigners - a certain part of the number of budget places, which is used to receive entrants from:
- foreigners who come to study by international agreements of Ukraine;
- foreign Ukrainians, whose status is certified by a certificate of a foreign Ukrainian;
- foreigners and stateless persons permanently residing in Ukraine, persons granted refugee status in Ukraine, and persons in need of additional or temporary protection.
Foreigners who receive a visa to come to Ukraine and/or come to Ukraine to study, enter the University on accredited educational programs (specialities).
Enrollment of entrants from among foreigners to study at the expense of individuals (legal entities) is carried out:
- once a year, no later than December 20, for bachelor's and master's degrees
- during the year for postgraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies.
All categories of foreigners entering the study are enrolled in the University based on enrollment orders. Confirmation of the fact of training can be a certificate generated in The only state electronic database on education (TOSEDE).
Foreign citizens who enter the Preparatory Department for International Students in person and remotely for pre-university language training undergo the procedure of receiving an invitation and submitting documents for enrollment under conditions similar to those for entrants with a bachelor's degree.
Foreigners who arrive in Ukraine to participate in academic mobility programs or to obtain higher education in educational programs agreed upon between Ukrainian and foreign higher education institutions are admitted to study subject to the relevant contractual obligations of the University.
Foreigners who receive state scholarships under international treaties, national programs, and other international obligations of Ukraine are admitted to study within the established quotas for foreigners based on directions from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
Foreigners and stateless persons, including foreign Ukrainians permanently residing in Ukraine, persons recognized as refugees, and persons in need of additional protection, have the right to receive higher education on an equal footing with citizens of Ukraine, including at the expense of the state budget, with the exceptions established by the Constitution of Ukraine, laws of Ukraine or international treaties, the binding nature of which has been approved by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Admission of foreigners to study can be carried out in person and/or remotely.
The validity of the invitation to study is not more than 1 year from the date of its registration in the Automated System "Electronic Journal" of the state enterprise authorized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
8. Брати участь у дистанційному прийомі можуть іноземці, які отримали запрошення на навчання, зареєстроване в Автоматизованій системі "Електронний журнал" уповноваженого Міністерством освіти і науки України державного підприємства, отримали комплекс послуг з інформаційної та консультаційної підтримки, а також отримали візу для в'їзду в Україну (крім громадян країн безвізового в'їзду) з метою навчання або здійснили процедуру легалізації документів про освіту в країні їх видачі: (здійснили легалізацію в Міністерстві закордонних справ (МЗС) країни, яка видала документ про освіту; здійснили легалізацію в консульському відділі дипломатичної установи України за кордоном (консульська легалізація або апостиль))
List of educational programs
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Bachelor's and Master of Medicine degrees can be found in Appendix 2.1 and in Section II
Master's degree - Appendix 3.1 in Section III
Bachelor's and Master's degrees of the Institute of Postgraduate Education - Section IV
Foreign citizens and stateless persons, face-to-face and/or distance learning, who have received a visa to come to Ukraine and have foreign documents on complete general secondary education, are admitted to the University for first-year studies to obtain a bachelor's degree (master's degree in medicine).
Master's degree - Appendix 3.1 in Section III
Іноземні громадяни та особи без громадянства, які вступають до Університету, повинні володіти українською або англійською мовою на рівні В1, відповідно до мови викладання на обраній освітній програмі (спеціальності). Перелік освітніх програм за освітнім ступенем бакалавра (магістра медичного спрямування) з українською мовою навчання визначений Додатками 2.1 та 2.2; англійською мовою навчання – Додатками 5.1. та 5.2. до цих Правил прийому
Applications and Documents
The originals of the passport, birth certificate, residence document and tax service certificate are checked during the submission of documents, upon the student's arrival in Ukraine
Birth certificates and education documents issued abroad must be certified and legalized by the established procedure unless otherwise stipulated by the international treaties of Ukraine. Citizens of the countries participating in the Convention on the Abolition of the Requirement for Legal Assistance and Legal Relations in Civil, Family and Criminal Matters (Minsk, 1993) do not require legalization and apostille.
Other copies of documents are submitted by the applicant personally or provided electronically, if this is caused by special conditions of enrollment in the relevant specialities (educational programs), established by law, within the terms specified for the acceptance of documents, but not later than the terms established in § 2 of these Admission Rules, for approval Decisions on recommending entrants for enrollment by the Admissions Committee.
All documents issued in other countries must be translated into Ukrainian with a notarized translation in Ukraine.
Organization of competitive selection
Enrollment of foreigners to study at the appropriate level of higher education is carried out based on the results of entrance exams for foreigners in specified subjects and the language of study and based on academic rights to continue studies, which are confirmed by a document on the level of education obtained in the country of origin, and taking into account success scores, that give the right to continue studying at the next level of higher education by the legislation of the country that issued the document on the obtained degree (level) of education
Для проведення вступних іспитів для іноземців складається графік, який затверджується Головою Приймальної комісії (ректором). Відбіркова комісія Підготовчого відділення для іноземних громадян оприлюднює графік на сайті Підготовчого відділення для іноземних громадян та повідомляє вступника щодо розкладу вступних іспитів для іноземців
Lists of foreign entrants recommended for admission under each competitive offer are received by the Admissions Committee based on the data of The only state electronic database on education (TOSEDE) and approved by the decision of the Admissions Committee within the terms specified in § 2 of this section.
Decisions on recommendations for admission of entrants to places under the state order are made by the Admissions Committee within the terms specified in § 2 of this section
Foreign citizens and stateless persons, who are specified in the letters of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine regarding the allocation of quotas for the admission of foreigners within the scope of study places at the expense of the state budget, are enrolled after providing a prepared package of documents submitted to the Selection Committee of the Preparatory Department
Fulfilment by entrants of enrollment requirements
Foreign citizens and stateless persons recommended to study by state order and at the expense of natural (legal) persons submit the documents specified in § 3 of this section (including documents regarding the registration and recognition of the educational level of foreign documents on education), as well as conclude a study contract between the University and the applicant (with the participation of parents or legal representatives - for minor applicants)
The contract for training at the expense of natural (legal) persons is concluded after the issuance of the enrollment order
When simultaneously studying several specialities (specializations, educational programs, correspondingly full-time and correspondence forms of education), two personal files are formed, for which foreign entrants provide the appropriate number of copies of documents for the formation of personal files
Information about foreign citizens who were recommended for enrollment in state-ordered places of study, but did not submit original documents to the selection committee within the time limit established in § 2 of this section (did not meet the requirements for enrollment), is submitted to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine after November 1 in 2022.