Ukraine
NMO GENERAL INFORMATION
Ukraine UMSA
LANGUAGE
REQUIRED LANGUAGE
English, Ukrainian, Russian
English
(GMT+02:00) Helsinki, Kyiv, Riga, Sofia, Tallinn, Vilnius
Ukrainian hryvnia
SCOPE Active
SCORE Active
Ukraine (UMSA) - Kiev
Ukraine (UMSA) - Chernivtsi
Ukraine (UMSA) - Uzhhorod
Ukraine (UMSA) - Ivano-Frankivsk
Ukraine (UMSA) - Kharkiv
Ukraine (UMSA) - Vinnytsia
Ukraine (UMSA) - Odesa
Ukraine (UMSA) - Dnipro
Ukraine (UMSA) - Lviv
Ukraine (UMSA) - Poltava
Ukraine (UMSA) - Zaporizhzhya

100 SCOPE STUDENTS
10 SCORE STUDENTS
SCOPE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
SCORE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
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NEOs
Anastasiia Petrenko
Kateryna Priadko
NOREs
NORE Ukraine
Ihor Arkhypov
karkow ihor
WELCOME NOTE
Dear student, we are so excited to meet you soon! Ukraine is a very welcoming and peaceful European country. Besides, it has relatively cheap prices, many touristic spots to visit and great hospitals to check! You will definitely enjoy your stay.


OVERVIEW
Ukraine is the largest all-European country and the 44th largest country in the world. It's located in Eastern Europe and shares borders with Poland, Belarus, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova and Russia. The capital city is Kyiv (Kiev). Other largest cities are Lviv, Kharkiv and Odesa. Ukraine is not part of the EU and, therefore, Schengen zone.


HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
These years are very special for Ukrainian medical care - the country is switching from the govermental funded "free" medical care to an insurance-based system. Besides, Ukrainian ambulances, which have previously had a doctor on them, now are switching to the paramedical concept. Thus, it may be very interesting to see and experience these changes on your own, as this will allow you to compare them both with your native one.


MEDICAL EDUCATION
Ukrainian medical universities offer 6-year medical programs. After getting a diploma, postgraduate students have an opportunity to continue their clinical specialization (residency) and research projects during 1-3 years of postgraduate training and obtain the Medical, Dental or Pharmaceutical specialties or Ph.D. degree, under the guidance of experienced professors.


TRANSPORTATION
Ukrainians mostly use public transport - subway, trams, buses. When we are in a rush or it is late at night, we usually call a taxi. There are many different companies available including Uber. Many people have their own cars or bikes, driving is allowed only for persons older than 18 years.


SOCIAL PROGRAM
No matter when you come - we will always organize you a trip to Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, the Carpathian mountains or Chernobyl. As during summer we have more students coming - there will be group tours organized. However, even if you are the only incoming of the month - we will still make sure that you've experienced everything you wanted!


MUST SEE
All the must sees are already included into our social program!:)
CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
In general in depends on where you are from. You will notice that the lifestyle is very different in different parts of the country, so it is hard to note some particular traits:)
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
It is important:

- to check if you need an adapter for our electrical plugs;
- to let your host know if you have some allergies, diet restrictions or fears (like height or darkness);
- to create your personal "to do" list for Ukraine and rock each bullet point of it!