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Among the required tests: TOEFL or IELTS, for which you need to get a score above average.

Among the required tests: TOEFL or IELTS, for which you need to get a score above average.

At the same time, Oksana Lozenko claims that the second place after business specialties is shared by management in the field of hotel and restaurant business and design in various areas of activity.

According to Olesya, almost all students who study abroad stay for a certain period of internship or work abroad. Immediately after training, only a very small proportion of graduates of foreign universities return to Ukraine, but they also often get good jobs in international corporations or large Ukrainian companies and banks.

In English-speaking countries, such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Australia, our Ukrainian bachelor’s degree is sufficient for admission, although some universities may require a master’s degree. Among the required tests: TOEFL or IELTS, for which you need to get a score above average. Those entering the business major sometimes take tests in logic, math, and general competencies, such as GMAT or GRE.

If we talk about restrictions, then, unfortunately, in the US it is not always possible to apply for a master’s degree with our bachelor’s degree, and in the UK you can not stay on a student visa and work after graduation, but if the graduate finds a really interested employer who is ready to accept work, then this restriction can be circumvented.

Among the advantages of these English-speaking countries are classical education, as well as recognized leadership in many specialties, especially in business and management. The advantage of Canada is that students can work not only during their studies, but also for some time after graduation.

Duration of master’s studies in the UK – 1 year, in continental Europe – a year and a half, depending on the country, in the US and Canada – 1.5-2 years. The cost of a year of study in the UK is from 10 to 14 thousand pounds, and the cost of living can be around 10 thousand pounds a year. In the United States, the spread of the cost of training is greater – from 25 to 40 thousand dollars. In Canada, a master’s degree will cost $ 20,000 to $ 25,000 a year.

Poland and the Czech Republic are the most popular Ukrainians in Eastern Europe. The main advantages of these countries are the affordability of education compared to Western Europe, the territorial location relative to Ukraine, as well as the possibility of learning in English. Graduates of leading universities in these countries receive a good education and a world-class diploma with which they can work successfully in Europe. In addition, these countries provide students with the opportunity to study and work at the same time.

In Poland, tuition in Polish at a state university can even be free (a registration fee of 500-1000 euros may be required), and in a good private university the tuition fee can be between 3 and 6 thousand euros per year. In the Czech Republic, much also depends on the language of instruction. In Czech, tuition can be free, and in English tuition can be up to 10,000 euros per year. Such education is provided only by private universities.

Oksana Lozenko, director of the A-priori Education Abroad education agency, also notes that inexpensive master’s degrees at Polish and Czech universities can be obtained for only 1,300 to 3,000 euros a year. But here it is necessary to consider that after training in inexpensive private high schools to count on high-paid work on leading positions in Europe it is not necessary.

If we talk about employment in the country of study, the Poles are quite loyal to the Ukrainians who want to stay after education in Poland. Staying in the Czech Republic has recently become more difficult, as stricter visa rules have been introduced for Ukrainians.

According to Olesya Shahrayuk, director of Domar Travel Education, the Baltic and Scandinavian countries offer fewer programs in English and are just starting to accept Ukrainian students, so they cannot boast of a wide selection of suitable programs. Training in English in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania can be quite cheap – about 2 thousand euros per year, while the maximum cost of training can be about 8 thousand euros. Scandinavian countries offer free education in the national language, and education in English will cost from 6 thousand euros and above.

In Germany, tuition at public universities is paid, but the fee is set separately in each of the countries and is usually not very large (up to 1,000 euros per year), much more will require accommodation and meals in this country.

To enter the German state university, you need to show a good level of knowledge of the German language. Now in public educational institutions of Germany there are programs in English, but it is very difficult to apply for them given the high competition. In Germany, there are also private universities and business schools, where education can be held in both German and English, and the cost of obtaining a master’s degree will range from 5 to 15 thousand euros per year.

Oksana Lozenko also notes an important nuance – in Germany and Austria you can not change the specialty when entering the master’s program (that is, if you have a bachelor’s degree in economics, you can enter the master’s program only in a related specialty). At the same time, in Switzerland, Spain, Italy or Poland, it is possible to radically change the direction of study and, accordingly, the future profession.

At the same time, Olesya Shahrayuk notes that continental Europe has a regularity – the cost of education in English is always significantly higher than in the national language of the host country. For example, in France, training in French will be free, and in English, master’s programs are more often offered by business schools and private universities, and the cost of such training will already be from 8 to 20 thousand euros.

To get a master’s degree in Italy in English in specialties in the field of design, architecture or art will cost 10-20 thousand euros. Education in Italian in this country can be partially funded by the state.

In Spain, there are very good opportunities to obtain a classical diploma at a classical university. The cost of training can range from 4 to 15-20 thousand euros. But our students are often afraid of the crisis in this country, which, according to experts, is not worth doing.

English-language master’s education can also be obtained in Cyprus, where the cost of a quality master’s education can range from 5 to 15 thousand euros per year, depending on the specialty.

It should be noted that China is becoming an increasingly popular destination. This country is developing very fast now and many believe that the future lies in China. Foreign capital flows there and qualified specialists from European countries with knowledge of European languages ??are in great demand. Therefore, local universities are opening more and more business majors in English and Chinese to foreigners. The cost of training in China – from 10-15 thousand dollars a year.

You can study in English in many countries, but, as a rule, such training is more expensive. All experts note that one Englishman is not enough for a promising professional nowadays, so if you learn another European language, you can count on free education at a European state university, as well as a very high-paying job in the future. In any case, a year and a half of master’s studies will fly by unnoticed, but the opportunities obtained as a result of training will be able to change your life.

Author: Pavel Petrichenko,


Most master’s degrees require the same set of admission documents; Admission requirements for PhD programs may generally vary slightly depending on the institution and subject area

Documents for master’s and doctoral programs abroad

As a rule, the following documents are required for admission to master’s or doctoral studies:

Application form: a general form on traditional paper or, more often in electronic form. The information required generally reflects your CV or resume and includes personal information, progress data, the name of the program you have chosen, the results of all the tests you are required to take, and the names of those who recommend you. Keep in mind that any errors, exaggerations and inaccuracies in the application will work against you.

Information on academic performance: depending on the requirements of the university abroad, you must submit originals or certified copies of academic transcripts of all programs that you have passed after high school. Master’s and doctoral degrees often allow you to provide copies to expedite the application process, but require you to show the originals at the time of registration.

Statement of goals or cover letter: depending on the requirements of the university, you will need to state the reasons why you want to study in the program of your choice. This document is usually crucial upon admission. It should include a combination of personal and professional experience relevant to the program you have chosen, and should also serve as an indicator of the effectiveness of the study program abroad for you. Honesty, transparency and coherence are key here – think of stating your goals as a paper interview and prepare accordingly.

Recommendations or letters of support: All master’s and doctoral degrees require a minimum of two and sometimes three letters of recommendation. These recommendations are usually extremely important, especially for the programs of the best universities in the world, for which there is a high competition. Choosing the person who recommends you can be very difficult, and you must be guided by the requirements of the program you are enrolling in.