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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 55 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Ukraine.

Academic year: September – early May

Major school holidays/break:

  • Mid-October – late October
  • Late December – mid-January
  • Mid-March – late March 
  • June 1 – August 31

Major exam period: May – June

11 years of English language classes are required for all Ukrainian high school students. 

Structure of the University System

  • Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 4 years
  • The language of instruction in universities: Ukrainian
  • Degrees offered: Junior Specialist, Junior Bachelor, Bachelor, Specialist, Master, PhD, Doctor Nauk