In 2019, more foreign students came to study in Ukraine than in any prior year since 2011. Over 80,470 international students from more than 150 countries picked Ukraine as their study destination in 2019. According to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, which collects data on the number of international students since 2011. In comparison to 2011, when 53,664 foreign students have enrolled in the nation’s universities, that represented a nearly 50% rise.
However, a year after this extraordinary rise, notably in 2020. Fewer foreign students visited Ukraine, a nearly 5% decline that may be ascribed to the difficulties brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak. The number of overseas students studying in Ukraine between 2011 and 2020 was quite higher. There was a sudden increase in overseas students from the year 2011 to the year 2020 from 53,664 students to 76,548 students.
One of the reasons the nation attracted a sizable number of foreign students over the years is that Ukraine continues to be a suitable option for those students who want to pursue high-quality education at a reasonable price.
According to data from the Education Ministry, with 18,095 and 8,832, respectively, India and Morocco. There the top two source nations for international students in Ukraine in 2020.
Around 68,908 international students, or 90%, have enrolled in bachelor’s and master’s programmes in 2020. Next in line were 4,936 students taking preparatory courses. Including 1,719 enrolled in postgraduate programmes, 974 pursuing PhDs, and 11 coming to the country for academic exchanges.
Condition of Students to Study in Ukraine
Since Russia invaded Ukraine, a neighbouring country, in February of last year, a year has passed. Due to the changes, a large number of international students—mostly from Asia and Africa—left the nation to either go back home or pursue further study in other nations.
Many students are uneasy and distraught as a result of the conflict in Ukraine. Several of them spoke with Erudera about the difficulties they had in school and, more crucially, how they are being exposed to these terrible experiences had negatively impacted their mental health.
More than 70,000 foreign students resided in Ukraine before the war, attracted by the well-known medical programmes provided by Ukrainian institutions. The comparably inexpensive tuition costs, which were less expensive than those in Western nations.
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