On June 3, 2019, the Crimea-Ukraine and Donbas-Ukraine educational centers began to operate throughout Ukraine - the admission campaign will last until September 27. Through the centers, residents of temporarily occupied territories can enter Ukrainian universities and vocational schools through a simplified procedure - without an external independent testing (EIT), a Ukrainian passport and a higher school certificate (HSC).
This issue was raised during a press conference with the participation of Deputy Minister of Education and Science Yurii Rashkevych today, June 3, 2019, in Kyiv. The event was held at the relocated Taurian National University, which opened 2 centers the Donbas-Ukraine and Crimea-Ukraine.
"Educational centers have been working in Ukraine since 2016. During this time, the number of students who took advantage of the simplified entry procedure has increased significantly. For example, in 2016, such enrollees amounted under 1,000, while now there are almost 2,000. It is significant that entering through the educational center residents of Donbas and Crimea will be able to obtain a diploma that will be recognized both in Ukraine and the world. In general, we are interested in the growing number of applicants from Crimea and Donbas studied at Ukrainian universities and educational institutions. And we exert every effort to simplify the conditions for the entry of such students", said Yurii Rashkevych.
Crimea-Ukraine centers were opened on the basis of 35 higher education institutions in 8 regions of Ukraine: Odesa, Mykolayiv, Zaporizhia, Kherson, Kharkiv, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk regions and the city of Kyiv.
Donbas-Ukraine centers operate on the basis of more than 40 higher educational institutions - displaced from the united forces operation areas or those located in the territory of Luhansk and Donetsk regions under the control of Ukrainian Government. These are the cities of Kyiv, Bakhmut, Vinnytsia, Dnipro, Kramatorsk, Kreminna, Kryvy Rih, Kostiantynivka, Pokrovsk, Lyman, Lysychansk, Mariupol, Rubizhne, Severodonetsk, Starobilsk, Slovyansk, Toretsk.
The complete list of centers with their addresses and other contact information is available on the website of the Ministry of Education and Science in the section "For the Residents of Donbas and Crimea".