Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman

Information for Foreign Citizens


Guidelines for Admission of Foreign Citizens

In accordance with the "Law of Ukraine on Education" citizens have the right to education regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, social or economic status, type and nature of occupation, philosophical beliefs, membership of political parties, religion, faith, health, residence and other circumstances. Admission of foreign students to study at KNEU is based on: international agreements between Ukraine and other countries; agreements of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine; agreements (contracts) between KNEU and international organizations and individuals.

Educational and methodical work with foreign students is held by all university departments and leading teachers of the departments. Appointed inspectors conduct organozational and methodological work with foreign students in the departments. The Russian language direction also operates within the department where students can study the first two years in all specialties, except specialties fields of "management" and "law" in Russian.

Foreigners who do not speak the Russian (Ukrainian) language, are able to master them within a 10-month study at the preparatory department of the University, after the successful completion of which they can continue their studies at any university faculty or other institutions of higher educational of Ukraine.

Besides language training, at the preparatory department, foreigners can also gain knowledge of subjects that are necessary for further study in professional specialties. Training groups function in the first two years, where teaching is conducted in Russian (Russian language flow), and at the same time students learn the Ukrainian language they need for further learning.

Foreigners who have Bachelor's degree in Economics can continue their studies in the corresponding Master's degree program of the University.

Students who have Master’s degree in Economics, can continue their education in post-graduate department of KNEU. After having written and successfully defended the dissertation(thesis) with the Specialized Academic Council searchers are assigned the degree of PhD in Economics.

Foreigners who come to Ukraine to study are required to submit the following documents:

  • form (questionnaire) and application form
  • copy of passport
  • copy of a birth certificate, notarized
  • translated into Ukrainian (Russian) and notarized copy of the document about education with the list of subjects and exam ratings
  • a medical certificate of health
  • a certificate confirming the absence of disease in HIV - infection, issued in Ukraine
  • 10 color photos, 3*4
  • envelope
  • file folder with a binder
  • a copy of the return ticket with an open date within one year


Last redaction: 18.12.20
The list of necessary documents
  • application form
  • original and copy of the academic credentials received at the previous education institution
  • original and copy of the transcript of academic record (diploma supplement), which contains information about the successfulness in academic disciplines
  • copy of birth certificate
  • medical certificate certified by the official health authorities of the foreign resident’s home country and issued not later than two months before coming to Ukraine
  • copy of the passport or a document certifying the identity of the person without citizenship translated into Ukrainian language and notarized
  • valid medical insurance policy
  • 10 color photos, with dimensions of 3