Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv which is regarded as the third oldest university in Ukraine is one of the top leading higher institutions in the country. It was founded in 1834, and in its first year, it started off with only 62 students and one faculty, the faculty of Philosophy which had under it, two departments: The Department of History and Philology and the Department of Physics and Mathematics.
It’s located in the city of Kyiv in Ukraine with about 30,000 students within the various faculties of 14 and with over 4000 academic and non-academic staff.
Over the years, it has been classified as a reputable institution to study in, as a result of its various notable academic achievements due to its various involvements in deep research works in different fields. Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv is undoubtedly one of the oldest universities in Ukraine and precisely the third oldest university in Ukraine. In 2009, according to the Delovoy magazine, the University was ranked the best University in Ukraine.
Globally, it’s ranked among the top 500 Universities in the World and 63rd in the top Universities in Central and Eastern Europe according to Webometrics ranking of World Universities(2010).
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You might want to consider schooling at Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv because it is pocket-friendly. It is much affordable for anyone be it, the lower-class earners or middle-class earners without boring much hole in the pockets, unlike other top European Universities. For Bachelor’s degree, a total amount of $12,000 is required at $3,000/Year for international students, this is equivalent to the amount some other universities charge for a year’s tuition.
|Bachelor Degrees (Citizens- Ukrainians)||$2,500/Year|
|Bachelor Degrees(International Students)||$3,000/Year|
|Master Degrees(Citizens- Ukrainians)||$2,500/Year|
|Master Degrees(International Students)||$1000/Year|
COST OF LIVING
The cost of living as a student in Kyiv is not outrageous. Depending on your immediate and personal needs, you can live on a minimum amount of $250 or maximum of $550 monthly. But if you’re a heavy spender, your monthly budget would have to increase a little bit to some $600 or $700 per month.
|Basic Lunchtime menu(including a drink) in
the business district
|Combo meal in fast food restaurant||US$2.75|
|500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast||US$1.45|
|1 litre (1 qt.) of whole fat milk||US$0.73|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes||US$1.38|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes||US$0.29|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of apples||US$0.71|
|1 bottle of red table wine, good quality||US$5.41|
|2 litres of Coca-Cola||US$0.80|
|Bread for 2 people for 1 day||US$0.32|
|Monthly rent for 85m² (900Sqft) furnished accommodation in an Expensive area||US$691|
|Monthly rent for 85m² (900Sqft) furnished accommodation in a Normal area||US$488|
|One month utilities (heating,electricity,gas..) for 2 people in 85m² flat||US$96|
|Monthly rent for a 45m²(480Sqft) furnished studio in Normal area||US$281|
|One month utilities (heating, electricity, gas..) for 1 individual in 45m² (480 Sqft) studio||US$60|
|Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)||US$4.74|
|40” flat screen TV||US$442|
|Microwave 800/900 watt(Panasonic, LG, Sharp or equivalent brands)||US$90|
|Hourly rate for cleaning help||US$3.29|
|1 Pair of jeans(Levis 501 or similar)||US$65|
|1 pair of sport shoes(Nike, Adidas or equivalent brands)||US$98|
|1 pair of men leather business shoe||US$157|
|1 summer dress||US$42|
|Monthly ticket public transport||US$12|
|Taxi trip on a business day,basic tariff, 8km (5 miles)||US$3.26|
|1 litre of gas||US$0.95|
|Cold medicine for 6 days(Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex and the likes)||US$3.46|
|1 box of antibiotics(12 doses)||US$7|
|Short visit to private Doctor(15 minutes)||US$12|
|1 box of 32 tampons(Tampax, OB, etc)||US$2.26|
|Deodorant, roll-on (50ml)||US$1.73|
|4 rolls of toilet paper||US$1.09|
|Tube of toothpaste||US$1.52|
|Standard men’s haircut in expatriate area of the city||US$6|
|2 Tickets to the movies||US$13|
|2 Tickets to the theatre||US$48|
|1 bottle of beer in the neighbourhood pub||US$1.21|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||US$0.06|
|1 month of gym membership in business district||US$24|
|Dinner for 2 at an Italian restaurant||US$34|
UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE
All intending applicants are required to have completed their secondary or tertiary education in their various areas of residence. An invitation to study is issued by Taras Shevchenko University upon application request. As an international student, you are to make your application request online via the Ukrainian Admission Centre. After passing through this application stage, you are sent an invitation letter. With this letter, you can go to the nearest embassy of Ukraine in your country and get a valid student visa. Applying through the Ukrainian admission centre guarantees that no examination is required whether TOEFL or IELTS for your admission.
International applicants must be able to provide the following documents:
- An application form
- An application for admission
- A copy of first page of a foreigners national passport which establishes his/her identity and its translation into Ukrainian
- A foreigner’s international passport which establishes the identity of the applicants
- An invitation to study visa
- A birth certificate
- A document confirming the education with marks(points) according to academic disciplines or an academic transcript with its translation into Ukrainian
- A health medical document certified by an authorized health official of the applicant’s country
- 10 photos 3×4 cm
Note that all documents from international applicants are accepted only in paper form.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
You might be a little bit worried as an international student about the security of lives and properties in Kyiv. Security concern is a non-issue in the city of Kyiv. The Kyiv Police department led by Andrey Kryschenko has about 10,000 police officers working to make the city of Kyiv serene and trouble-free. As of 2016, British immigrants who came into Kyiv had described the city as trouble-free with low crime rate.
Taras Schevchenko University over the years has produced notable and famous men and women of huge recognition in the entire world. The list is endless: the Klitschko brothers(Heavyweight boxers), former Georgia President, Mikheil Saakashvili and many more.
With its numerous achievements, Taras Schevchenko University stands today as a classic University with a distinctive research profile making it a top choice University to study in, among Universites all around the world.