What is the teaching language in higher institutions?
The teaching language could be any of the of the three languages below
Ukrainian language, being the official language, is the default teaching language, a role Russian language used to play in the past. However, Russia language is also still used for teaching in many institutions. The use of English as a teaching language is relatively recent, and was introduced mainly to accommodate foreign students that do not wish to study in the native language.Foreign students that wish to study in the native language will have to go through a one academic year of language learning course.
Is TOEFL and similar language tests mandatory for admission purposes?
For students from native English speaking origin, this is not mandatory. However, students without native english knowledge study in the native Ukrainian or Russian language. They are however, tested for knowledge of the native language at the end of the one year language learning program. This is specially organized to teach the students the basic native language and other related subjects as it relates to their chosen discipline.
Where are students accommodated during studies and what is the cost?
Students live in hostels provided by the university. The cost varies from one university to another, and also depends on the number of inmates in the room. On the average, it could cost anywhere from $100 - $200 per annum.