Ukrainian high school students are particularly interested in what is happening in higher education, because higher education is an investment in the future. One can notice an interesting trend – more and more Ukrainian students know what profession they want to learn, what profession they want to work in and what profile of the university – college, academy or university – does it relat to.
This year’s amendment to the regulations, introduced primarily by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, in particular Act No. 1285 of 11 October 2019 ‘On the conditions for admission to universities of Ukraine in 2020’ regarding the principles of free study may cause that for many candidates studying at the university may not be available.
The ordinance specifies the minimum number of points (the candidate’s total score calculated on the basis of the entrance examination results) which the student must demonstrate in order to be taken into consideration when entering the university. This rule applies primarily to applicants intednig studying at an university on a free basis. The minimum number of points is:
– 125 points – at the bachelor’s level (master’s degree in health sciences, with the exception of medical or dental studies, pharmacy and veterinary medicine), obtained in the times of the entire period of education at the secondary general level;
– 130 points – admission on the basis of a completion of high school in order to obtain a master’s degree in “pharmacy, industrial pharmacy”;
– 140 points – admission to the specialty “Law”, “Public administration and administration” and “International relations”;
– 150 points – admission to the specialization “Medicine”, “Pediatrics”, “Dentistry” in the second and third subject recognized during the proces of admission.
It should also be noted that in 2020 there was a significant reduction in government procurement for law studies. Studies under public and regional procurement (at the expense of the state budget) will not be available in the areas of “Law”, “International law”. This applies to:
– junior bachelor level in all forms of study;
– bachelor’s and master’s degree in part-time studies.
We can only imagine how intense the recruitment campaign will be this year, how tough competition for free places will be and how expensive paid studies are going to be. Therefore, studying at universities in the European Union, and especially in Poland, is very beneficial for many future Ukrainian students and their parents.