There are large numbers of foreign students at Ukrainian institutes of higher education — particularly from Nigeria. They are attracted by Ukraine’s good-quality higher education at a low cost compared to many other countries. A year’s tuition at Ukraine’s best colleges usually costs a under six thousand dollars for foreigners. Acceptance is based almost exclusively upon payment alone; foreigners are not normally eligible for limited state-funded positions.
Most foreign students live in dormitories provided by the school at low cost, keeping their expenses low. At the same time, there are no legal provisions in place for foreign students to be able to earn money in Ukraine by working part-time (as is the case in most European countries). Prospective students will have to get a student visa upon admission to a Ukrainian university.
Today, virtually all universities of Ukraine, (more than 50, if to be precise) are open for Nigerian and other international students. They have a government-approved accreditation for teaching foreign students and all modern facilities (including computerized libraries, fully-equipped lecture halls and laboratories, sport grounds, gyms, etc.) necessary for a comprehensive education. Moreover, most universities have English medium and give classes of Ukrainian language.
Higher educational institutions of Ukraine offer a full range of graduate, undergraduate and postgraduate programs in a variety of majors. Statistics shows that a great majority of Nigerian students choose Medical, Aviation, Economic and Technical or Engineering Universities. The most in-demand of which are technical university, Economics University, National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”, Lviv medical University, Odesa National Illia Mechnikov University, National University “Lviv Polytechnic” and Medical University that was recently recognized as the best Medical University for foreign students.
Costs of living in Ukraine
Nigerian students have two options when it comes to accommodation: settle in a dormitory or hostel located in a close proximity to the university, or rent an apartment. Depending on the type of housing you choose, rental expenses range from 500 to 1300 dollars per year. Living in a rental apartment has a number of benefits which you can have for an affordable price that you can share with other local or international students. Ukrainians are very friendly and hospitable, so such neighborliness will hardly cause any discomfort.
Educations costs in Ukraine
As already mentioned, tuition fee is one of the lowest in Europe and paid after getting visa or at arrival in Ukraine. On the average, a yearly education costs from 2000 US dollars ((1 dollar = approx. ₦ 362). This amount can change depending on the university and course you choose to study.