Study Master's Degrees in Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev at a glance

Home to some of the world’s renowned historical landmarks, Kiev is a great place to study in Europe, attracting many international students. The local universities have a long tradition of performant and successful teaching and research activities. In Kiev, you can take advantage of low living costs and low tuition fees and visit important cultural attractions in your leisure time. Kiev is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, situated in the north central part, on the Dnieper River. Kiev is not only an important political and cultural centre in Ukraine, but also an influential scientific and educational spot of Eastern Europe.


Studying in Kiev

In general, all Ukrainian universities start their academic year in September and ends in June.

Ukrainian is the main language of instruction, but you can also opt for Russian or English-taught courses, which are available only for some fields of study. You can deliver proof of language proficiency, as follows: TOUFL for Ukrainian, TORFL for Russian or IELTS for English. In some cases, you can take a language test at the university before enrolment.

Once admitted, all universities offer Ukrainian as a foreign language classes, for all levels, and you can apply for undergraduate pathway programmes for several subject areas.

In general, offerings of universities in Kiev cover only Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree courses. You can find a few MBA’s and you can also choose dual degree programmes.

Study disciplines like: economics, computing, psychology, law, linguistics, international relations, accounting, business administration, applied mathematics, sociology, journalism, architecture, pharmaceutical studies.

The only distance degree courses are specialised in finance and MBA.


Career opportunities in Kiev

Kiev covers the highest levels of business companies in the country. Kiev’s economy is continually developing, having a diverse palette of industries, like: retail, real estate, utilities, manufacturing of food and beverages, mechanical engineering.

Some of the top employers in Kiev are: Naftogaz Ukrainy, NetCracker, Siemens, Playtech, Ernst & Young, Unicredit Bank, Antonov production plant, Imperial Tobacco.

International students can partake in many internship opportunities, available in local firms and they have many fields to choose from.


Kiev city life

Once a Slavic settlement on the great trade route between Scandinavia and Constantinople, Kiev is a very interesting European city, covering some nice touristic attractions that speak for themselves about the history of this place.

The most popular visiting spots in Kiev are:

  • The St. Sophia Cathedral and the Kiev Pechersk Lavra (Monastery of the Caves) –both UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • The Mariyinsky Palace
  • The giant Mother Motherland statue made of titanium (standing at the Museum of The History of Ukraine in World War II)
  • The National Museum of Russian art
  • Memorial Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • The House with Chimaeras
  • Chernobyl Museum
  • Mikhail Bulgakov Museum
  • Golden Gate

You can wander around and admire an outdoor museum, the Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine that includes several "mini-villages", each one representing the traditional rural architecture of Ukraine.

Watch a music or play performance at the Kiev Opera House, or the Lesya Ukrainka National Academic Theatre of Russian Drama.

Kiev has a pretty rich night life so you can relax and enjoy a nice evening in a large number of pubs and night clubs. The Independence Square and Khreschatyk Street in the city centre is a large outdoor party place at night during summer months.

While in Kiev, you should try the traditional Ukrainian soup named borshch, the varenyky, the "Chicken Kiev" or the sweet pastry called Vatrushka.

International atmosphere in Kiev

Apart from the numerous international students, many ethnic communities have settled in Kiev. The foreign minorities include: Russians, Belarusians, Poles, Armenians, Azerbaijanis, Georgians and Moldovans.

Home to several renowned multinational companies, the city is highly interested in attracting more foreign investment and since many international business people are either passing through Kiev or decide to locate here, you can always encounter foreigners from many parts of Europe.

Weather Kiev

Kiev has four seasons, with pretty warm summers and cold winters. The mean day temperatures in the summer months range between 14 to 25 °C (57 to 77 °F), while in the winter, temperatures are from -4 to -1 °C (24 to 30 °F). Snow usually occurs from mid-November to the end of March.

Universities in Kiev

Swiss School of Business and Management (SSBM) is a global, unique and innovative school with an increasing diverse student body. We are an international business and management school offering premium research, practice and education. Most importantly our programs were designed with over 30 industry partners. We also guarantee Swiss Quality Education and excellence. 

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Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv is today a classic university with a distinct research profile, and the leading contemporary academic and educational hub of Ukraine.

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Kyiv polytechnic institute (since 2016 – National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”) was founded in 1898. Over the period of its existence it has trained 370 thousand of specialists, 60 thousand of which during of the period of Ukrainian independence.

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