Rules of admission of foreigners and stateless persons for studies at Ukrainian National Forestry University
- The admission of foreigners and stateless persons to UNFU is carried out in accordance with Ukrainian legislation.
- Foreigners and stateless persons (hereinafter – foreigners) may obtain higher education financed by individuals or entities, unless otherwise provided by international agreements accepted as binding by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, laws or international academic mobility agreements between higher educational institutions.
- Foreigners, who arrive in Ukraine with the purpose of studying, are enrolled to higher educational institution according to accredited educational programs (specialties).
Enrollment among foreign citizens for studying, which is financed by individuals or entities, may be carried out by higher educational institution:
- twice annually, before and at the beginning of the academic semesters (but not later than November,1, and March, 1, respectively) for gaining academic degrees of bachelor, master;
- during the year for postgraduate studies and doctoral studies.
The University calculates the scores/assessment of the applicant on the basis of the document which was obtained on the previous level of education and sets the required minimum of scores/assessments of general subjects on which entrance examinations will be conducted.
Enrollment of foreigners for studying at the appropriate level of higher education is based on the results of entrance examination of certain subjects, language examination, academic rights to continue education that are confirmed by a document about the obtained previous level of education in the country of origin, and on the given right to continue education on the next level of higher education, in accordance with the laws of the country which issued the document about the obtained level of education.
- All categories of foreigners, who enter to University, are enrolled on the basis of the orders of enrollment that are formed in a State Database for Education.
- The University requirements regarding admission of foreigners, who arrive in Ukraine with the purpose of studying, and deadline for applications, dates of admission tests, creative competitions and deadline for acceptance are specified in the Rules of admission of Uhiversity (in Ukrainian) and published on the official University website.
- Foreigners, who arrive in Ukraine for participation in academic mobility programs or for studying of educational programs which is agreed between the Ukrainian and foreign universities, are enrolled taking into account the relevant contractual obligations of educational institutions.
- Foreign Ukrainians, who legally reside in Ukraine, and whose status is confirmed by the testimony of foreign Affairs of Ukraine, have the same rights for education as citizens of Ukraine, with the exceptions established by the Constitution of Ukraine, laws of Ukraine or international agreements accepted as binding by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Foreign Ukrainians, whose status is confirmed by a certificate of the foreign Ukrainian, are enrolled on the basis of funding from state budget within the established quotas after interviews on academic disciplines, determined in the Rules of admission of UNFU.
How to enroll
The Ukrainian National Forestry University is an equal opportunity institution, and international students are admitted regardless of race, sex, native language or religion.
Foreign citizens, who have appropriate documents on education and the knowledge of the Ukrainian language, shall be enrolled to the UNFU according to the results of the entrance exams.
Note! The language of instruction at the University is Ukrainian. All Bachelor, Master and PhD programs are in Ukrainian. Foreign citizens, who do not speak Ukrainian, shall be accepted to Preparatory School for International Students for preparation for entering into higher educational establishments of Ukraine.
Our university provides preparatory language courses for international students.
Please fill in the application form and we will contact you.
To enroll, please follow these simple steps:
Step 1. Apply for the invitation to study at the UNFU.
- ● ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
1) Select your major/specialty you want to obtain degree in at the UNFU. Find out corresponding program to be enrolled in (please, consult the list of the university programs).
2) Complete and submit the application form. All sections of the form must be completed.
3) Prepare the motivation letter. Please describe your motivation in choosing the major.
4) Prepare copy of your passport first page.
5) Prepare copy of your education certificate with grades (translated into Ukrainian) obtained as well as academic transcript.
6) Prepare the written consent to the processing of your personal data. The example you can download here.
The International Office will examine your documents and assess if the applicant's grades are sufficient for a study of the major chosen at the faculty selected. In case of positive decision, the university will issue Letter of Invitation to apply for a long term visa for study at the University. You will need to present this invitation to the Ukrainian Embassy/Consulate for your home country to obtain a Student Visa.
Go to Step 2 only when you have positive reply from the University!
Step 2. Prepare documents to bring with you for enrollment:
- Personal application form in prescribed format;
- The original and a notarized copy (in Ukrainian) of the document of previous education with transcripts;
- The original and a notarized copy (in Ukrainian) of the educational document on the basis of which the enrollment is;
- A passport with the Ukrainian visa (Student, type D13) and a notarized copy (in Ukrainian);
- Health insurance, unless otherwise provided by international treaties of Ukraine;
- The statement to the rector;
- The tuition fee receipt (confirmation that you have paid the tuition fee);
- The written consent to the processing of your personal data. The example you can download here.
- Copy of birth certificate;
- 4 photos sized 30x40 mm;
- Certificate of Ukrainian language (if available).
- Documents, stated in subparagraphs 2-4 of this list, must be translated into the Ukrainian language with notarization of the translations according to Ukrainian legislation.
- Translated educational documents must be certified in a country of their issue, in a way that is officially used in this country for such certification, and legalized by the appropriate foreign diplomatic institution of Ukraine, unless otherwise is stipulated by international agreements of Ukraine.
Please contact Ukrainian Embassy/Consulate for your country and find out their requirements for student visa applicants.
Academic Information & Fees
Tuition fee for international students at UNFU in 2019-2020
- Full-time study – 1500 USD per year
- Part-time study – 1000 USD per year
- Full-time study – 1700 USD per year
- Part-time study – 1200 USD per year
Books, trips, and medical insurance are not included into the tuition fees.
Student ID Card
UNFU students obtain a student ID card which allows them to use the facilities and services offered by the University. Students are also offered other student advantages, for example public transport student tariffs and other reductions provided by the state and private institutions.
Termination of Studies
Studies a terminated when:
- a student decides to abandon studies;
- a student fails to meet the requirements of a degree program;
- a student violates the Internal Regulations of the University;
- a student fails to meet the requirements of the contract;
- a student has been expelled.
Dropping Out of Study
If a student decides to drop out of the study, she/he submits his/her decision in written form to the Rector.
All students who study at UNFU are obliged to fulfill their study-related duties arising from the degree program they have been enrolled on.
Before Leaving UNFU
Before you leave UNFU, please don't forget to:
- return your Student ID Card to Dean's Office of your Faculty
- check out at your dormitory
- return all the books and/or any other documents you borrowed from the faculty or the University Library.