Applicants from the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts of Ukraine, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol temporarily occupied by Russia will be able to enter the Ukrainian higher education institutions under a simplified procedure without passing the external independent testing (EIT). Such conditions are stipulated by the legislation of Ukraine.
The Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine and the Ministry of Education and Science continue to cooperate on carrying out the information campaign to ensure that citizens living in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine obtain education at Ukrainian higher education institutions.
Therefore, within the working meeting attended by representatives of the Ministry for Reintegration, the Ministry of Education and Science, USAID and UCBI, in particular, the Deputy Minister for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine, Inna Holovanchuk, and the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, Yehor Stadnyi, the parties agreed on cooperation in terms of an admission campaign for applicants from the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, conducting an information campaign, as well as discussed other important issues.
Special attention at the working meeting was paid to the security of the applicants, which resulted in proposals for the tasks and activities to be taken in the framework of an admission campaign in 2020. Specialists from the Ministry for Reintegration, the Ministry of Education and Science, UCBI and PlusOne communication agency participated in the event.
“It is our responsibility to provide children from the temporary occupied territories with quality education and official certificates of completion that are recognized worldwide. The Ministry for Reintegration and the Ministry of Education and Science for this purpose have studied previous experience in this area and agreed to intensify cooperation to improve the simplified procedure of entry into Ukrainian higher educational institutions for children from the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas and Crimea. An important part of this process is to inform our future applicants and, hopefully, students, that more than 90 Ukrainian universities are waiting for them, on the basis of which the educational centers "Crimea-Ukraine" and "Donbas-Ukraine" are operating,” noted Deputy Minister Inna Holovanchuk.
Peculiarities of entry from TOT
In 2020, applicants from the territories of Ukraine temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation will be able to enter under a simplified procedure up to 91 universities, on the basis of which the educational centers "Crimea-Ukraine" and "Donbas-Ukraine" are operating. Such educational centers will operate in each higher education institution in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts in the government-controlled territory of Ukraine, and will be created on the basis of a number of universities subordinate to the Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Culture and Information Policy in Kyiv, Dnipro, Kharkiv, Odesa, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, Poltava, Lviv, Ternopil, Lutsk, Uzhhorod, Ivano-Frankivsk and other cities of Ukraine.
Applicants from both Crimea and Donbas can enter any of these 91 institutions without passing the external independent testing. To do so, they need to choose a specialty and an educational institution, and then apply to the educational center "Crimea-Ukraine" or "Donbas-Ukraine" in this institution between June 9 and October 23, 2020.
It is important that those applicants, who want to participate in the competition for state-funded places, to submit an application and fill in an educational declaration at the educational centers:
The ones who won’t make it in August, can apply for the contract places till October 23.
For the entry of the residents from non-Government controlled territory of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts and temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and Sevastopol don’t need a Ukrainian passport, it is enough to have a birth certificate.
In the educational declaration, applicants indicate their educational results for the general secondary education course.
Applicants from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol participate in the competition within the quota-2 available in each of 91 higher education institutions where educational centers will operate. And those coming from the occupied territories of Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts enter these institutions, participating in the general competition, receiving points for entrance exams.
Education centers are established on the basis of universities to develop educational skills for applicants from temporarily occupied and non-Government controlled territories.
Residents from non-Government controlled territories of Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts (in particular, from the contact line), as well as Crimea, living in the temporarily occupied territory (or moved from it after January 1, 2020) can enter through the educational centers and:
do not have a Ukrainian certification of education and have not passed the EIT;
have a Ukrainian certification of education;
passed the EIT and have relevant certificates.
Those who do not have a Ukrainian certification of education can get it through the educational center, which will send them to school at the educational center. Such applicants must take two state final attestation exams: Ukrainian language and history of Ukraine, and one entrance exam, which is set by the higher education institution. For admission to specialties for which there is a creative competition, instead of the entrance exam, the creative competition will be held.
At the time of the annual assessment, state final attestation and passing the entrance exams, educational centers assist with settlement of applicants to hostels of the higher education institutions. If necessary, applicants may stay in hostels for as long as they are given a recommendation for admission or denial.
Applicants from Crimea and Donbas, who have a Ukrainian certification of education, but did not pass the EIT or did not pass it in all necessary subjects can also use a simplified procedure. In this case, they pass Ukrainian language and history of Ukraine exams at the higher education institution (or creative competition), which depends on the chosen specialty.
Applicants from Crimea and Donbas, who passed the EIT and have Ukrainian certification of education, have the opportunity to join any higher education institution of Ukraine.
Ukraine takes care of the security of applicants from the temporarily occupied and non-Government controlled territories. Their names are encrypted in rating lists, lists of those recommended for enrolment and in enrolment orders. Each applicant is assigned a digital code.
Algorithm of actions for admission without EIT
Choose the specialty you want to study in.
Choose an institution from the list.
During the period from June 9 to October 23, contact the educational center (the list, addresses, contacts and schedules are available at mon.gov.ua).
Apply in person an application and fill in the educational centre's educational declaration:
to participate in the competition for state-funded places:
to apply for the contract places - no later than October 23.
Pass two exams of the state final attestation in the school at the educational center (Ukrainian language, history of Ukraine).
Receive a certificate of passing the state final attestation, which is the basis for entry (it will be replaced by a secondary education document (certificate) of the state standard of Ukraine within three months).
Pass an exam for the chosen specialty in the higher education institution.
Become a student of the chosen institution.