Central and local authorities is to give equal possibilities in getting top quality education for all citizens of Ukraine. The table on page 9 represents the structure of education.
In the area of education and upbringing are involved 7% of Ukrainian professionals who teach 11 million students (22% of the population). There are 18400 institutions for pre-school preparation.
According to the Constitution secondary school takes the central part in the system and is free and quite accessible. 7 mln. students attend 21900 schools. Private sector in secondary education is insignificant. Totally, there are 200 private schools (1% of all the amount of students). Transition of secondary school from 10 (11) to 12 level system, according to European standards, is taking place now.
Moreover, there is no difference in content of Ukrainian (post-soviet) secondary education from standards of secondary school of other European countries. You can take vocational education in 1003 technical institutions (utchilische) on the base of lower secondary education and upper secondary education.
In Ukrainian system of Education College of Further Education (tekhnikum) refers to the lower part of higher education.
Accommodation International students
live in university hostels. There are various types of hostels. It is also possible to live in Ukrainian families or to rent a flat.
Most of the State Universities provide free medical service in students’ hospitals. Students can also go to state and private hospitals, where medical service is to be paid.
Service of the ambulance is free.
Climate is mostly continental. The average temperature in January is -5 – 1C, in November +10C, in July +30-35C.
Transport The international airport of Borispol is the air gate of the country, 36 km from Kiev. To get from the airport to Kiev you can take a taxi, shuttle-bus, bus.
You can also order pick up service in the university. Besides Borispol airport you can take international flights from Simferopol, Odessa, Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk. International railway connections are with Bulgaria, Czech, Slovak, Germany and Poland. International bus routes are from Poland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany by ship you can get from Turkey. Ukraine has a well-developed transportation system.
So there will no problems to get to any part of the country. You can travel all over the country by train or bus. The fare for distance 500 km is about US$12-15. Tickets on train you can buy in advance either at the railway station or in the city. On the day of departure, a ticket can be bought on the station only.
Ukraine is a big agricultural country with different cooking traditions. Different food can be bought in shops, supermarkets, agricultural markets. Cafeterias, restaurants and fast food restaurants propose different cuisine. Indian and Pakistani mess is available.