Semester at UCU Program – is one of the UCU study projects offered in English for an international audience. It introduces young intellectuals different cultural backgrounds of Ukrainian heritage within the larger Central-Eastern European context. Our program is designed to help you discover different facets of Ukraine and Eastern Europe, including history, culture, theology, identity, political and social life, contemporary issues and development. The thematic variety of courses enables students to select from among different disciplinary directions according to their academic interests.
The Ukrainian environment will facilitate better understanding “from the inside” the theoretical issues discussed and pondered at lectures. Ukrainian language learning offers an additional possibility to more closely approach Ukrainian culture. Living on a modern university campus and having the possibility to communicate with other students, both Ukrainian and international, will help participants to gain first-hand knowledge and personal experience of surrounding reality.
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Semester at UCU Program is designed for BA and MA level international students. To apply you should finish at least 1 year of BA studies.
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 our agreement with you. If you are a citizen of the country that has visa-free 90 days period of stay in Ukraine, your study could be constructed to fit this period. Here you can check if you need a visa to enter Ukraine.
Usually, the Fall semester lasts from September 15th until December 25th, the 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
UCU is a part of the European Credit Transfer System Bologna. That means our credits are recognized and transferred to any European and international university. We have also an experience of our students from North and South America successful credit transferring in their home universities.
1 UCU credit = 1 ECTS credit = 30 credit hours.
If you wish to study as a Semester at UCU student, please o fill up the online application form and send us the following documents:
- Personal statement (limit 5000 characters)
- Letter of recommendation from a supervisor, tutor etc
- University transcript, detailing all exams taken in higher education
- Document certifying previous education (if applicable)
- Curriculum Vitae (Europass format in English)
- Copy of the first page of international passport
- A passport-type photograph in JPEG format.
For the Fall semester – 1 May, for the Spring semester – 1 November.
Students that 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
One semester in UCU costs 3300 euro (3500 USD) for 5 disciplinary courses (min 15 ECTS credits) and one intensive course of Ukrainian language (min 6 ECTS credits). Please also consider approx. 350 euro/month (370 USD/month) for living expenses and 250 euro/month (270 USD/month) for food and public transportation expenses.
If you are coming from UCU partner university, your home university concluded specific conditions of tuition and payment. In most cases, these include discounts or even tuition waving. Please contact your International Office for details.