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Structure of Higher Education System


Higher education in Ukraine is managed by the Ministry of Education which coordinates the activities of higher schools and supervises those which are under other ministries. The Education system is being reformed. The former system had only one stage of undergraduate studies, the degree of “Specialist”, awarded after 5 years of study. The new system comprises two stages: undergraduate and graduate, with several degree levels.

Stages of studies

University level first stage

Junior Specialist/Bakalavr, Bakalavr

Programmes leading to Junior Specialist awards are provided for a period of 2-3 years on the basis of complete general secondary education including obtaining complete general secondary education. The study programme must be completed with a final state examination. Graduates receive Diploma of Junior Specialist (Dyplom molodshogo Spetsialista). According to the new law on Higher Education (2014) junior bakalavr degree (molodshiy...

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