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Nick asks: My residence permit is expiring in a couple of days and I want to go back to Ukraine as soon as I can to complete uni. Do I need a visa?
Expert's answer:
If your residence permit is expired, you will not be able to use it to enter Ukraine and you will need a visa. It is better for you to contact your university directly to clarify all the details, perhaps your residence permit can be extended in some way.
Chucks asks: Does it make any difference to travel with a scan copy of your schools invitation letter rather than original copy?
Expert's answer:
If a person is a citizen of a country with which Ukraine has a visa regime, i.e. has a Ukrainian student (long-term) visa, then an original invitation for study is required to enter the country.
Chucks asks: Can I enter Ukraine after my student invitation letter has expired but my visa is out?
Expert's answer:
When passing through customs control, along with your visa, you will also have to show your invitation to study. If it is overdue, then most likely you will be denied entry to Ukraine, since the purpose of your visit will not be confirmed. Contact the State Customs Service of Ukraine directly, maybe they will be able to provide more info.
Nick asks: I intend going to study in Ukraine. Will I be granted visa because the agents in Nigeria are saying that I must pay a fee of 1500$ for consular fee before I could get visa. How true is this?
Expert's answer:
It is not true. Check the following official sources about studying in Ukraine and the embassy of Ukraine to Nigeria. Contact them directly to get more details.
Katrin asks: Does Ukrainian citizens require a student visa to get to Germany? Or can they apply to the residency directly in Germany after being accepted in a university and traveling using the free visa granted for Ukrainian citizenship?
Expert's answer:
Ukrainians require visas to study in Germany. More info about studying in Germany.
Ben asks: Pls my Ghanaian friend will like to study in Ukraine and she has got an invitation from one of the universities in Ukraine. Can she get a visa by a language course in Ukraine?
Expert's answer:
She should check the following official site about studying in Ukraine, ask them directly, if she still has any questions.
Howard asks: My wife is a Ukrainian National with U.S. citizenship. We have a 14 year old son who we would like to attend an international school in Kiev for a year. What are the visa requirements?
Expert's answer:
To live and study in Ukraine for one year, your son, as a citizen of the US, should get a long-term (D type) visa. You can find the official visa requirements on the site of the embassy of Ukraine to the US. You can also contact the following site devoted to studying in Ukraine, maybe they can provide additional info.
Lydia asks: I am starting phd in Ukraine by February 2020, I wish to know if my husband and children can be allowed to join me later.
Expert's answer:
When in Ukraine, as an international student, you will have a temporary residence permit. According to Ukrainian legislation, a foreigner who has received a temporary residence permit in Ukraine has the right to invite a family on the basis of family reunification and receive all the necessary documents for residence. Contact people from the following official site about studying in Ukraine to get more info.
Victor asks: Is it better in terms of accreditation, certificate recognition and student coexistence, to school in Kiev medical university or vn karazin national medical university?
Expert's answer:
Bogomolets National Medical University in Kyiv is the best medical university in Ukraine according to the latest rating.
Emmanuel asks: I am a Ghanaian citizen who had an invitation to study in Ukraine, unfortunately for me I lost all documents after passing immigration in Kiev and would want to know how I can go back to my country?
Expert's answer:
The functions of the embassy of Ghana to Ukraine are performed by the embassy of Ghana to Russia. You should contact them to get help.
dylan asks:

I paid school fees for a language course and i was given a posvidka (resident permit) by my school/immigration, which will expire august next year (august 2019). The school resumed after the language course and I have not paid my registration fee yet and I am waiting for my salary and money from my parents.

But I got a message from my agent telling me that my school is about to terminate my posvidka and I will be rendered illegal in Ukraine. Is that really possible? I thought my posvidka will last for at least one year. Please an immediate response will be highly appreciated. I am confused.

Expert's answer:

Your residence permit can be terminated only by the office of the Migration Service of Ukraine that issued it. One of the reasons for them to do it is university graduation in most cases but also expulsion from the university (if the student did not pay tuition or pass the exams).

From the moment of expulsion a foreigner has no right to be in Ukraine. So you should better contact your university directly right now, explain your situation, tell them when you will get money, and agree on the deadlines for this payment.

Joshua asks: Good day. I am an African and I intend studying in Kirovohrad. Please would like to know if there is any form of racism there and if I would be able to work part time to enable me cover for my tuition for the next year.
Expert's answer:
Today, the number of crimes on racial grounds in Ukraine is relatively small, about two dozen recorded cases per year. There are a lot of foreign students studying in the country, Ukraine is cooperating with the European Union, so in general there is no big threat in this regard. Foreigners need to get a work permit or residence permit to work officially in Ukraine, the documents are issued by the local office of Ukrainian Migration Service. The average salary in the country is about 300-400 USD per month.
Kaskade asks: How much do piano lessons cost in Ukraine? Is there a way to learn for free?
Expert's answer:
The cost is about 5-10 USD per lesson (1 hour) in Kyiv. You can use this service to translate sites.
Waleed asks: How much money is enough for a month to live as a student in Ukraine?
Expert's answer:
The average salary in Ukraine is about 200-300 USD per month, so this sum is already enough to live in the country. As a student living in a dorm, it will be enough for you too. But if you want to rent an apartment, then you will need more, about 500+ USD per month in total.
Esther asks: Hi, am a foreigner and would like to study nursing in Ukraine. I already have an RN wanting to have BSN. I really want to know the cost, length of study and if I would be permitted to work as a student over there.
Expert's answer:
You should check the sites, contact the officials of the following top Ukrainian medical universities located in Lviv, Kyiv, Chernivtsi.
Simon asks: When are school holidays in Ukraine in 2016?
Expert's answer:
In the 2015-2016 school year, summer school holidays will begin on May 27 and will last until September 1.
Ali asks: I am an arab and I want to study in Ukraine. Is it possible that I can work and study at tbe same time? I can speak English and German fluently, does that help me?
Expert's answer:
Students can work while studying in Ukraine, there are no restrictions of any kind, limitations, etc. But everything will depend on you, if you can study well (have good grades) and still find some time to work (may be at evening/night time, etc.), it is possible. Your language skills will certainly be helpful. Check the sites of the following two large universities located in Kiev that have a lot of foreign students: Taras Shevchenko National University and National Technical University of Ukraine.
Masoud asks: Would you give me some resource for university? I'm a student of Art/ Animation! If I come to your city or Ukraine can I find somewhere to study? But the way I want to come with some invitation!
Expert's answer:
The following list of Kremenchug universities will probably be useful (more universities). This service can be used to translate sites from Ukrainian or Russian.
Reginald Quaofio asks: Which website is the right for Kharkiv National Medical University?
Expert's answer:
Here is the site of Kharkov medical university (English friendly).

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