An international student in Ukraine spends an average of 6 to 8 thousand dollars on education on a yearly basis, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine has found, based on Ukrainian State Center for International Education calculations.
According to the report’s data, international students in Ukraine are an important source of income of the country, Erudera College News reports.
“According to the approximate calculations of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education, a foreign student, receiving higher education in Ukraine spends at least 6-8 thousand dollars annually,” the report reads.
Since January 1, 2020, a total of 80,470 international students from 158 different countries pursued studies at Ukrainian universities.
Based on the Center’s calculations, during 2019, tuition costs, accommodation, food, transport, insurance and other expenses of international students in the country reached the amount of more than $570 million.
“If the average duration of study is 5-6 years, then in general, Ukraine’s income from foreign students for this period is more than $3 billion,” the press release added.
International students in Ukraine mainly come from these countries:
- India – 18,429 students
- Morocco – 8,233 students
- Azerbaijan – 5,470 students
- Turkmenistan – 5,344 students
- Nigeria – 4,379 students
- Turkey – 3,764 students
- China – 3,527 students
- Egypt – 3,499 students
- Israel – 2,561 students
- Uzbekistan – 2,027 students
The number of international students in Ukraine has continually increased over the years. In 2011, there were 53,664 international students in the country, whereas, in 2018, this number increased to 75,605.
As per education institutions, the three most popular universities among international students in Ukraine are the following:
- Kharkiv National Medical University – hosting 4355 international students
- V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University – hosting 4351 international students
- Odesa National Medical University – hosting 4234 international students
In addition to Ukraine, international students also contribute to the economies of many countries worldwide. As a result, Japan’s Education Ministry has announced it is planning to increase the number of international students in the country during the 2022 academic year.
However, due to pandemic, several countries are experiencing financial losses as a result of international students’ absence. Earlier, it has been reported that due to a decrease in the number of international students, universities in Taiwan risk losing high amounts of incomes as well.