Accommodation

ACCOMMODATION AND DAILY UKRAINE

Accommodation in Ukraine is Cheaper as compared to some other European States, prices varies according to students priorities, it is totally up to the students choice and demand, what he/she likes and what best suit his/her needs. Normally, we recommend living in hostels for the new incoming students, why?

BECAUSE:

•Communication barrier with the locals makes life difficult for fresh students
• They normally have no or little knowledge about the city bus roots outside the university campus and other major locations
• Living outside the university campus makes it difficult in getting help and enjoying benefits as we normally do our daily checkups on our students on campus.
• Hostel is the best place to meet new people, gaining new experience and making new friends which lives for life.

UNIVERSITIES ACCOMMODATIONS

Cheap and good option for the new incoming students, provided by various universities.
Two types of hostels according to Facilities:
• 1)Excellent Renovated (includes all necessary facilities to live comfortable)
In Double person’s room: One place charges = $1000 – $1200 per year
In Three person’s room: One place charges = $800 – $1000 per year

• 2)Ordinary Renovated (includes only basic facilities)
In Double person’s room: One place charges = $450 – $650 per year
In Three person’s room: One place charges = $300 – $500 per year

PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION / APARTMENTS

Students who are interested in living outside the university area can go for this option
Apartment’s charges are categorized according to their space, condition and place,
• Like: Single room’s Apartment: Ordinary Renovated = $200 – $350 Per month
European standard renovated apartment = $ 300 – $350 per month

• Two room’s Apartment: Ordinary Renovated = $200 – $300 Per month
European standard renovated apartment = $350 – $400 Per month

• Three room’s Apartment: Ordinary Renovated = $ 200 – $300 Per month
European standard renovated apartment = 400-500 Per month

DAILY UKRAINE

UKRAINE MONEY

National currency is Hryvnia (UHR). 1 USD = 15.200 Hryvnia (20/01/2015).You can change foreign currency at banks, kiosks, at the international airports. The currency rate at the airports normally turns to be the same at other places within the cities. Payment for purchasing and services is done in Hryvnias. Nevertheless, some companies take payments in US dollars.
You can use credit cards of international payment systems. They can be used in many of the shops, hotels, transport companies, clubs and restaurants. Within the cities the network of exchange / ATM machines is well developed including the most popular banks. Here you can save money both in foreign currency and Ukrainian Hryvnia. Banks are situated in many regions of the country. It makes it easier to transfer money through companies like Western Union and others.

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IN UKRAINE

The international airport of Borispol is the air gate of the country, 36 km from Kiev. To get from the airport to Kiev you can take a taxi, shuttle-bus, bus. You can also order pick up service in the university.
Besides Borispol airport you can take international flights from Simferopol, Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk. International railway connections are with Bulgaria, Check, Slovak, Germany and Poland. International bus routes are from Poland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. By ship you can get from Turkey. It is better to find out your own route to the university from the agent intermediary company.
Ukraine has a well-developed transportation system. So there will be no problems to get to any part of the country. You can travel all over the country by train or bus. The fare for the distance of 500 km is about US$12-15. Tickets on train, you can buy in advance either at the railway station or in the city. On the day of departure a ticket can be bought on the station only. For air travel within the country you can buy tickets from the local companies. Flight cost for a distance of 500 km is about US$70.
Local transport includes buses, trolleybuses, trams and taxis. The fare is US$0.15. You can buy tickets from the conductor or in yellow kiosks at stops or machines. The fare for taxis is $US1 + US$0.20 per 1 km.In Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk you can take the underground, paying at the entrance a ticket of US$0.12 (without time and destination limits!).During warm periods.

ELECTRICITY AND FOOD

Electricity: The standard electrical voltage throughout Ukraine is 220 volts. Some outlets operate on 127 volts, but these are very rare. You may need a converter as well as an Eastern European plug adapter if you are bringing electrical appliances. You should be aware that there are frequent power surges, and other irregularities in the electrical supply. You may want to consider bringing a surge protector (stabilizer).
Food: Ukraine is a major agricultural producing country with different cooking traditions. Different food can be bought in shops, supermarkets and agricultural markets. Cafeterias, restaurants and fast food restaurants propose different cuisine. Cost of raw food items are very cheap as compared to most of the European countries, ranging from rice, milk, veggies, bread, cookies etc, Normally cost of living per month (food, transportation, daily expenses) could cost $150 – $200.

COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDICAL SERVICES

COMUNICATIONS: UKRTELECOM Company, the sponsor of the Guide, provides excellent telephone communications both in Ukraine and all over the world. Most of the universities provide access to Internet for their students. There are also a lot of Internet-cafes. You can use services of fast mail, represented by DHL, Federal Express, UPS, TNT and other companies. There are number of network providers currently operating in Ukraine e.g. LIFE, MTC. Calls within Ukraine are normally free for users except international calls.
MEDICAL SERVICES: Most of the state and national Universities provide free medical service and with insurance in students hospitals. Students can also go to state and private hospitals, where medical services are to be paid. It is compulsory for each and every student to get a life insurance upon arrival in Ukraine at a cost of $200 – $250

HOLIDAYS AND CLIMATE

Holidays:
New Year – 1st of January
Orthodox Christmas – 7th of January
International Women Day – 8th of March
Labour Day – 1st of May
Victory Day – 9th of May
Trinity Sunday
Constitution Day – 28th of June
Day of Independence – 24th of August
CLIMATE: Climate is mostly continental. The average temperature in January is 1°C, in November +5°C, in July +22°C. Temperature plungs low during winter and hot during summer , it normally gets cool in the evening throughout the year.

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICK UP

We are advising the students to come to Kharkiv and Kiev International airport or to Dnepropetrovsk International airport; it is convenient for us to receive the students there. The flights which are flying to Kharkiv and Kiev airport is Turkish airways, Emirates airlines with FLYDUBAI, Airarabia, Ukraine international airlines, Aerosvit, Aeroflot, KLM, Lufthansa, Air-France, Austrian Airlines and Don-bass Airways.
If you are not able to book flight to above written airports then you can book your flight to Kyiv Boryspil International airport (airport code KBP). When you arrive at any airport in Ukraine, you will have to clear customs and immigration.
We always receive all our students at the airports of Ukraine and we shall make arrangement of transportation from airport to University. It is advisable to book all flights as soon as possible because the beginning of the academic year is a busy time to travel in Ukraine.
It is compulsory for every student to inform us about his/her flight details because if our representative will not be at the airport to receive student, student shall be deported back to homeland.
Students who got their Ukrainian visa have to inform us about their arrival details, so that Unique Study Abroad representative could receive the students at the airport. Please send us the scan copy of the booked ticket.

MAJOR ADVANTAGES OF STUDYING IN UKRAINE

Quality Education
Globally Recognized Courses (Europe, UK, USA, Asia, Africa)
Medical degree recognized by WHO, UNESCO, PLAB(UK), USMLE(USA), throughout EU and Various International Organization
No Entry Test
No IELTS or TOEFL required
Tuition fee paid on arrival
Cost effective ($1700 PER YEAR)
European Life Standard
Worldwide Acceptance of Ukrainian Method of Teaching
English Medium of Instruction
Better Job Prospects
Emphasis on Practical Aspects in Teaching
Moderate Climate around the year
Outstanding International Faculty
One of the Best Transportation systems in Europe
International Students enjoy approximately 30%~ 50% discounts on travel
Enrichment of Experience through Visiting Professors from USA, CANADA, UK, etc.
Participation of Students in Seminars/Symposia/Project Work, etc. in other European cities
Bilateral Student Exchange Program with Universities in Germany, Sweden , Finland , Check Republic , etc.
Three Months’ Summer Jobs during vacation in countries i.e. U.K. , SWEDEN and other E.U. countries
Chances of Permanent Residence & Settlement in Europe after completion of study program
100% VISA assured to deserving candidates