Preparatory Department in Ukraine

Preparatory Department in Ukraine is a language course. It lasts for 10 months on average. During this period students learn a chosen language (Ukrainian, Russian or English) and a number of school subjects for a better understanding of specific terminologies of a learning language. At present, an approximate tuition fee is about $1,300-$2,000.

To enter a Preparatory Department you need to undergo the same procedure as for the first-year admission:

1. Get an Invitation to study in Ukraine

2. Get a Student Visa

3. Collect a package of documents for a university

4. Get a temporary residence permit after arrival in Ukraine

There are no application deadlines (request an Invitation to study). But you have to arrive at the University during the 6 months after you have gotten an Invitation.

1 of May-15 of August – a period when the Preparatory Department does not accept new arrivals.

When a Preparatory Department is necessary:

1. When you are going to study a chosen specialty in Ukrainian or Russian. In this case, you have to finish the Ukrainian or Russian Preparatory Department first.

2. When you are going to study a specialty you chose in English but it is not your native language. Here you need an English Preparatory Department.

3. When in your country of residence, there is a strict requirement to the language of instruction. For example, medical specializations taught in a language other than native languages in Ukraine (Ukrainian or Russian) might not be recognized by your country. Make sure to clarify this point, before starting an Admission process.

List of subjects by the directions of training.

Medicine:

  • Ukrainian/ or Russian/ or English language;
  • Math;
  • Physics;
  • Chemistry;
  • Biology;
  • Basics of Informatics;
  • Regional Studies.

 

Engineering:

  • Ukrainian/ or Russian/ or English language;
  • Math;
  • Physics;
  • Chemistry;
  • Mechanical drawing;
  • Basics of Informatics;
  • Regional Studies.

 

Economics:

  • Ukrainian/ or Russian/ or English language;
  • Math;
  • Physics;
  • Chemistry;
  • Fundamentals of Economics;
  • Basics of Informatics;
  • Regional Studies.

After finishing a Preparatory Department you get an official Certificate with grades confirming your knowledge of a certain language. This Certificate gives you the right to enroll in a university for BA, MA and PhD programs. You can see an example of a Preparatory Department Certificate.

Note. Not all universities have a Preparatory Department.