This page contains information on eligibility to study at UCU under the Inter-Institutional Partnership Agreement scheme, how to make your application and the courses you can choose. Please read all the information carefully. Should you have any questions, please contact us – [email protected]
You need to be nominated by your home university before you can apply to study in UCU under the partnership agreement.
So the first thing you need to do is to check if your home university holds a Partnership agreement with the UCU. We can only consider students from institutions with which we have a current inter-institutional agreement in the relevant subject area. Please contact your International Office for details, as exchange option could be opened only for selected schools or academic areas.
You can find the list of UCU current partners here.
If your institution doesn’t have an agreement with UCU, you can use Semester at UCU Program option.
Although it is possible to study in UCU during Semester 1 (Fall Semester), Semester 2 (Spring Semester) or the full year, the length of time you can study here will be dependent on the agreement we hold with your home university.
Usually, our Fall semester lasts from September 15th till December 25th, our Spring semester lasts from February 1st until May 30th.
You will find the Semester dates on the University Calendar page
We will normally ask you to take no less than 15 ECTS and no more than 30 ECTS credits per semester.
Transfer of credits
The fact that your home university is one of UCU exchange partners means that your home university should be well informed about UCU and your credits should be easily transferred:
1 UCU credit = 1 ECTS credit = 30 credit hours.
If you wish to study at UCU, you must contact your International Office at your home institution. Once we receive your nomination from home International Office, we will ask you to fill up the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and upload the following documents:
- Learning Agreement
- Motivation letter (max 500 words)
- University transcript, detailing all exams taken in home HEI
- Your Curriculum Vitae (Europass format in English)
- Proof of the language proficiency
The relevant Department and Program in UCU will consider your application and after that, we will contact you to let you know whether your application has been accepted.
Students who are choosing courses in Ukrainian are required to have at least B1 level.
Students who are choosing courses in English and are non-native speakers of English are required to have at least B2 level.
Tuition and payments
If you are coming under the UCU-Partnership scheme, your home university might conclude specific conditions of tuition and payment. In most cases, these conditions anticipate discounts or even tuition waving. Please contact your International Office for details.
In general, one semester in UCU costs 3300 euro (3500 USD). Please also consider approx. 350 euro/month for living expenses and 250 euro/month for food and public transportation expenses.