Not all Ukrainian universities have English medium of insruction
Wider participation in scientific conferences in Ukraine, and not only the rarer ones in English
Clinical practice and working with patients in hospitals, is better for students who know Russian or Ukrainian language
So, what make students who study in Ukraine go through the language year accumulate better knowledge?
According to our educated assessment, there are 7 clear advantages:
1. The best professors and teachers;
As a general rule, international students are trained by the best Professors and teachers of their university in Ukraine. Unfortunately, limited number of them master English language.
2. The first & second courses are designed to enhance student’s language skills;
Completing the language year doesn’t mean that the student has mastered it and no further education will follow. The first and second course of the actual program is designed to contribute to enhancing student’s knowledge of Russian (or Ukraine),
3. Student interact with wider scientific, academic communities;
The languages of the extended scientific communities in Ukraine are Russian and Ukrainian, knowing any of them grants the student an access to these communities, which includes the ability to participate in scientific conferences in their field (or other) in the Ukraine, and not limiting their academic experience to standard university programs only while studying in Ukraine.
4. Freedom to transfer to other universities;
Student reserve the right to transfer from their university to any other universities in Ukraine that is licensed to train international students. Unlike English programs, those taught in local languages (Russian/Ukrainian) have minimum differences between universities, making the transfer process less problematic.
5. Better clinical practice (for medical students);
Medical universities are the most popular among international students, and naturally large portion of the educational process depends on clinical practice and working with patients in hospitals. Although medical students receive regular Russian or Ukrainian language lessons as part of their academic program in any university in Ukraine, it’s still insufficient (in our assessment) for clinical practice in medical training.
6. Better degree recognition;
Some countries will require the student to study for his degree in the country’s official languages enable to recognize it. Others may require the English program to accumulate a specific period of time before it receives its recognition.
7. Large volume of university scientific publications;
Every university in Ukraine introduce new scientific and academic publications on yearly basis, the language of which are Russian and Ukrainian. Students have access to all these materials as well as to researches materials through the university library or the various faculties. English publications are limited to the basic text books, lectures translation of some yearly publications.
Best English programs in Ukrainian universities
So, are there any good English programs in Ukraine?
Yes, there are. We are constantly reviewing and assessing various English programs in Ukrainian universities that offer them, therefore if our student chooses to join one and study in Ukraine for their degree in English, they are advised only on the best English programs in Ukrainian universities.