Education and Research Institute for Training of International Citizens (ERITIC) was founded on September 1, 2017 and unites the structural divisions and units of the University, which are responsible for the activity and development of the educational, scientific and methodological fields of the University’s work with international students. STIIS of KhNMU works under the Rector and First Vice-Rector for Research and Education.
Education and Research Institute for Training of International Citizens of KhNMU is composed of:
- The department for Admission of Foreign Citizens, Passport and Visa Work;
- Preparatory Department for Foreign Citizens;
- The V Faculty for International Students;
- The VI Faculty for International Students;
- The VII Faculty for International Students.
Information on admission requirements (documents for admission)
Enrollment of foreign citizens to KhNMU for training at the proper level of higher education is made by results of entrance examinations in biology, Ukrainian or a foreign language and on the basis of academic rights for continuing education, which are given by a certificate of the acquired level of education in the country of its origin, and with regard of quality points, which give right to continue training at the next level of higher education in compliance with the legislation of the country, which issued the certificate of the acquired degree (level) of education.
The order for assessing the results of entrance examinations is determined by programmes of entrance examinations in appropriate competitive subjects.
The languages of the educational process for international students are the state and English.
In order to enter the University a foreign citizen must apply personally to the appropriate structural unit/Admissions Committee in hard-format form.
A foreign citizen should attach the following documents to his/her application:
1) a certificate (the original and its copy) of the previously acquired educational (education and qualification) level, on whose basis the entrance is made;
2) a supplement (the original and its copy) to the certificate of the previously acquired educational (education and qualification) level, on whose basis the entrance is made (if available);
3) an academic transcript, issued by a foreign/Ukrainian educational institution (in case of a transfer or resumption of education, beginning from the second year, an academic transcript should be attached);
4) the original and a copy of the document, which contains information about the contents of the educational programme for the previous degree (level) of higher education, received credits, duration of training and academic performance in course units (if this information is absent in the supplement to the certificate of education) in case of entering for completion of the master’s degree or postgraduate education, if the absence of this information makes it impossible to recognize the qualification by the above document;
5) a copy of a foreign citizen’s passport document or a document, which certifies the identity of a stateless person;
6) a health insurance card, unless otherwise provided by international agreements of Ukraine;
7) 4 photos having the size of 30 x 40 mm;
8) a copy of the certificate of a foreign Ukrainian (if available);
9) a research proposition in the chosen scientific speciality or a list of published research works and inventions, certified in accordance with established procedure at the candidate’s place of work or study, should be submitted additionally in the Ukrainian or English language in case of applying for studying for a postgraduate degree.
In order to study under a doctoral research programme the following documents should be submitted in the Ukrainian or English language:
– the subject plan of the thesis competing for a scientific degree of Doctor of Science;
– a copy of the diploma awarding an appropriate scientific degree,
10) those foreign citizens who enter for studying according to programmes of academic mobility, should submit documents approved by admission regulations of KhNMU and/or prescribed by requirements of international programmes and/or agreements, within whose framework the academic mobility is realized.
The documents listed in subitems 1-5 of this item should be translated into the Ukrainian language, these translations being notarially certified.
The documents listed in subitems 1-4 of this item should be certified in the country of their issuance in the way, which is officially used in this country for the above certification, and legalized by an appropriate foreign institution of Ukraine, unless otherwise provided by international treaties of Ukraine.
Information on living conditions of foreign students
Academic training in Kharkiv National Medical University makes provision of hostel accommodation for international students. The contract for hostel accommodation is concluded for one academic year. However during next academic year all international students, who go on their training in the University, occupy the same rooms where they lived in the previous academic year. The students’ campus of Kharkiv National Medical University is made up of hostels. The University hostel fees are not included into the tuition fees and should be paid by international students according to the rates established for the current academic year.
Information about Ukraine (where it is located, climatic conditions, etc.)
Ukraine is located in the south-east part of Europe. It has common state land borders with Belarus in the north, Poland in the west, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova in the south-west and Russia in the east. The south of Ukraine is washed with the Black and Azov Seas. It has sea borders with Romania and Russia.
The territory of Ukraine lies mostly in the moderately continental region of the moderate continental climate zone, the climate continentality increasing from the north-west to the south-east.
The average annual air temperature in Ukraine ranges from +11°C… +13°C in the south to +5°C… +7°C in the north. The ambient average temperature of the coldest month (January) changes from −7°C… −8°C in the north-east to 0°C in the Crimean steppe and +2°C… +4°C on the southern coast of the Crimea. In the warmest month (July) the average monthly temperature changes from +17°C… +19°C in the north and north-west of the country to +22°C… +23°C in its southern regions and +25°C on the southern coast.
Traditions and customs of Ukrainians
The everyday life of the Ukrainian people as well as their celebrations are often accompanied with interesting customs, which originated many centuries ago. As a rule, the Ukrainian youth is respectful of these traditions with pleasure, thereby preserving spiritual heredity with its ancestors. Besides, one can clearly see in all these customs how Pagan and Christian beliefs interlace with one another and how they fill customs with festivity. Guests of the country have a unique opportunity to immerse themselves into the world of Ukrainian culture, to take part in the celebration of Christmas, Pancake Week, Easter and St. John the Baptist’s Day; they can enjoy the mysterious marriage rite, tasting of delicious ritual foods such as coliphia (boiled rice with raisins and honey) or kollyva (boiled wheat with honey) and Easter cake, listening to Christmas carols (“kolyadki”) and spring folk songs (“gaivki”), and even associate themselves with magic painting of Easter eggs.
During Christmas holidays the Ukrainians sing Christmas carols: children sing Christmas songs going from house to house and wishing their hosts peace and prosperity. While doing so the children spread wheat grains or barleycorns, which are supposed to bring welfare and happiness to the house. The hosts thank the children for that and present them with sweets and coins, which bring good luck during the whole year. In the Holy Evening the people strictly observe the traditions of the feast menu: 12 lenten dishes are equal to the same number of the Apostles. Traditionally this food includes coliphia or kollyva, stewed fruit, hot bread and dumplings. The person who finds a coin inside a dumpling will be happy in the year to come. A special place in the house is designed for Didukh: this is a sheaf of wheat, oats or rye culms having four legs and decorated with sweet-smelling hay. Sitting at the table, people sing Christmas songs, recollect all good events that took place during the last year and wish one another health and happiness.
This is the major Orthodox feast. On this day the souls of believers are overfilled with joy and irradiate happiness. The nature supports it too: signs of winter dormancy recede; the nature and human souls are filled with spring warmth. It is customary not to sleep at night before Easter; a day before it all people go to the church, where they bring various dishes in a basket for blessing. When people return home there comes a time to end Lent and enjoy delicacies. Whatever cookery variety may be on the table, it is customary to begin the feast with Easter bread. On this day every Orthodox Christian greets others with the words “Christ is risen!” and receives confirmation in reply “He is risen, indeed!”
St. John the Baptist’s Day
The old Slavic feast of St. John the Baptist’s Day is organized in honour of the Sun and celebrated on the day of summer solstice. The feat is filled with rituals linked to water, fire and grasses. On this day brave people jump over the flames of bonfires, and at midnight village folk roam through the forests in search of a fern flower in order to be able to look into the future and find innumerable wealth. Girls weave wreaths of wild flowers, float them on rivers and watch: if her wreath travels by water, the girl will get married this year; if it sinks, she will not.
The family is of great importance for Ukrainians, therefore they give special attention to observance of bridal traditions, customs of marriage and baptism. Bridal ceremonies begin with the rite of matchmaking: the bridegroom sends older and respected people who propose the bride’s parents to marry their daughter off. In case of the positive answer the girl presents the guests with an embroidered towel, in case of refuse they receive a pumpkin. A few days before the marriage a ritual wedding bread is baked. On the wedding day the bridegroom enters the bride’s house to take her with him to the church, but before that he should pay his bride price. The traditional marriage is followed by celebration in the husband’s house. After the dinner the young wife takes her hair out of a braid and covers her head with a headcloth as a sign that she has become a married woman. Celebrations, games and singing of songs often continue next day.
RULES OF STAY FOR FOREIGN CITIZENS AND STATELESS PERSONS ON THE TERRITORY OF UKRAINE
The foreign citizens and stateless persons, who are in Ukraine on legal grounds, exercise the same rights and freedoms as well as incur the same liabilities as the citizens of Ukraine, except as provided in the Constitution, laws or international treaties of Ukraine.
Entering and leaving Ukraine by foreign citizens and stateless persons; terms of their stay in Ukraine
Foreign citizens and stateless persons enter Ukraine having a passport document and a visa, received in accordance with the established procedure, unless otherwise provided by legislation or international treaties of Ukraine.
Foreign citizens and stateless persons are obliged to provide their biometric data for registration during border control in state border checkpoints.
The term of stay of foreign citizens and stateless persons in Ukraine is fixed by the visa, Ukraine’s legislation or an international treaty of Ukraine.
The rules for a visa processing for foreign citizens and stateless persons and the list of documents required for its receipt are established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The decision as for processing of a visa is taken in accordance with the established procedure by a diplomatic mission or a consular office of Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine or a representative office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the territory of Ukraine.
Entering and leaving Ukraine are performed by:
– foreign citizens and stateless persons – on a passport document if there is an appropriate visa, unless another order for entering and leaving provided by legislation or an international treaty of Ukraine;
– foreign citizens and stateless persons, who study in educational institutions of Ukraine at least during one year – on a passport document and a certificate of temporary residence.
– the foreign citizens and stateless persons, staying in Ukraine on legal grounds, are free to leave the territory of Ukraine in accordance with the established procedure, except as provided in a law;
– leaving Ukraine by a foreign citizen or a stateless person is not allowed if:
1) he/she is informed of suspicion of committing a criminal offense or his/her criminal case is investigated in court – until the completion of criminal proceedings;
2) he/she is convicted of committing a criminal – until his/her sentence is served or the person is released from punishment;
3) his/her leaving conflicts with interests of the national security of Ukraine – until the cessation of circumstances, which prevent the above leaving.
Leaving Ukraine by a foreign citizen or a stateless person can be temporarily delayed by the decision of a court until he/she fulfils real obligations to natural and legal persons, unless otherwise provided by international treaties of Ukraine.
Responsibilities of foreign citizens and stateless persons
The illegal immigrants and other foreign citizens and stateless persons, who committed a crime, administrative or other offenses, bear responsibility as set forth by laws.
If a foreign citizen or a stateless person has no grounds for his/her temporary residence or temporary stay on the territory of Ukraine, the term of his/her stay is reduced.
The decision concerning reduction of a temporary stay of a foreign citizen or a stateless person on the territory of Ukraine is taken by the central executive body, which realizes the state policy in the field of migration, or by agencies of the Security Service of Ukraine.
Voluntary return of foreign citizens and stateless persons
The foreign citizens and stateless persons, who have no legal grounds for staying in Ukraine or cannot fulfill the obligation to leave Ukraine not later than on the day of completion of the appropriate period of their stay due to absence of financial means or loss of a passport document, can return voluntarily to their native country or a third country, including assistance of international organizations.
The decision concerning a voluntary return of foreign citizens or stateless persons is taken by the central executive body, which realizes the state policy in the field of migration, upon the application of a foreign citizen or a stateless person for his/her voluntary return.
In case of the positive decision as for his/her voluntary return the foreign citizen or the stateless person receives a certificate for a person, who returns voluntarily. The above certificate is the ground for a temporary stay of a foreign citizen or a stateless person on the territory of Ukraine until the completion of the procedure of his/her voluntary return. When the procedure of voluntary return is completed, the above certificate is withdrawn or invalidated.
The term for performing the procedure of voluntary return should not exceed 60 days.
In case of the positive decision as for a voluntary return of a foreign citizen or a stateless person, who are not 18, it should be determined that in case of his/her voluntary return the above person will return to one of his/her family members or guardian.
Compulsory return of foreign citizens and stateless persons
A foreign citizen or a stateless person can be compulsorily returned to their native country or a third country, if his/her actions violate the laws concerning the legal status of foreign citizens or stateless persons or conflict with interests of the national security of Ukraine or maintenance of public order, or if it necessary for protecting health and defending rights and legitimate interests of Ukrainian citizens, by the decision of the central executive body, which provides realization of the state policy in the field of migration, by an agency of the Security Service of Ukraine or by a national border control agency (concerning the foreign citizens or stateless persons, who were seized by these agencies during their attempted or after their illegal crossing of the state border of Ukraine) followed by informing an attorney during 24 hours about grounds for taking the above decision. The decision about a compulsory return should specify the term during which the foreign citizen or the stateless person must leave Ukraine. The above term should not exceed 30 days from the day of taking this decision.
The decision as for a compulsory return of foreign citizens and stateless persons can be accompanied with a ban to enter Ukraine in future during three years. The term of the ban to enter Ukraine in future starts from the date of taking the above decision. The procedure of implementation of the decision to ban a future entry to Ukraine is established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
One copy of the decision as for a compulsory return of foreign citizens or stateless persons is handed in to the foreign citizen or the stateless person, concerning whom it was taken. The decision should contain grounds for its taking, the procedure for filling an appeal against it and consequences of a failure to comply. The form of the decision about a compulsory return of foreign citizens and stateless persons is approved by a joint order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine and the central executive body, which provides formation of the state policy in the field of guarding the state border.
The decision as for a compulsory return can be appealed to a court.
The foreign citizen or the stateless person must leave the territory of Ukraine by themselves within the term, specified in the decision about their compulsory return.
In order to control the implementation of the decision about a compulsory return by the foreign citizen or the stateless person officials of a national border control agency or the central executive body, which realizes the state policy in the field of migration, can accompany the above foreign citizen or stateless person on the territory of Ukraine.
If a decision as for the compulsory return is made, the visa is cancelled in the passport document of the foreign citizen or the stateless person and the documents, which confirm legal grounds for his/her stay in Ukraine, are seized.
Compulsory return is not applied to foreign citizens and stateless persons, who are not 18, as well as foreign citizens and stateless persons, to whom the force of the law of Ukraine “On Refugees and Persons in Need of Subsidiary or Temporary Protection” applies.
Compulsory deportation of foreign citizens and stateless persons
The central executive body, which provides realization of the state policy in the field of migration, national border control agencies (concerning the foreign citizens or stateless persons, who were seized by them within the controlled boundary regions during an attempted or after an illegal crossing of the state border of Ukraine) or agencies of the Security Service of Ukraine can deport compulsorily a foreign citizen or a stateless person only on the ground of an order of an administrative court brought by these state bodies, if during a fixed period the above persons have not satisfied a decision as for their compulsory return without just cause or if sufficient grounds exist that a foreign citizen or a stateless person will renege on satisfaction of the above decision, except for cases of seizure of a foreign citizen or a stateless person for illegal crossing of the state border of Ukraine outside its state border checkpoints with a subsequent extradition of the above persons to border agencies of the neighbouring country.
The court decision as for a compulsory deportation of foreign citizens and stateless persons can be appealed as prescribed by law.
On the basis of the appropriate decision, followed by informing an attorney during 24 hours, the central executive body, which provides realization of the state policy in the field of migration, or a national border control agency will place foreign citizens and stateless persons in accommodation centres for foreign citizens and stateless persons, who illegally stay on the territory of Ukraine.
Foreign citizens and stateless persons will remain in accommodation centres for foreign citizens and stateless persons, who illegally stay on the territory of Ukraine, during the period required for satisfying the court decision as for their compulsory deportation, but not more than during 12 months.
The decision of a court about compulsory deportation of a foreign citizen or a stateless person is satisfied by the central executive body, which realizes the state policy in the field of migration; the same decision concerning foreign citizens and stateless persons, who were seized by a national border control agency within the controlled boundary regions during an attempted or after an illegal crossing of the state border of Ukraine, is satisfied by the above agency.
Rules of students’ conduct in the educational institution
- The student should value his/her lecturers and respect other students as well as develop friendly relations with the local population.
- The student’s clothes should be in line with cultural traditions of educational institutions.
- The educational system does not allow students to move in lecture and class rooms, use their mobile phones, listen to audio players, talk to other students and be noisy during classes.
- The student should be meticulous about studies and should not miss classes; in case of appearance of any exceptional circumstances, which make attendance of classes impossible, the lecturer should be informed about it beforehand.
- The student’s behaviour should be within the framework of a cultured person, who is not accustomed to use foul language and behave inadequately. If any disagreements with his/her lecturers or other students appear, the student should immediately inform the Dean’s office about it.
- The student should observe his/her personal safety and that of keeping his/her personal papers.
- Active learning and behaviour of the student should correspond to a distinguished title of an international student of Kharkiv National Medical University, who represents a foreign state.
- The student should keep the rooms, corridors and public spaces of the hostel clean. Any garbage should be put out to specially designated places.
- In order to provide conditions for rest and independent work, the following activities are prohibited for the student: immoderate drinking, making noise, loud listening to audio and video equipment as well as making loud sounds on musical instruments.
- The student should carefully use the furniture and equipment of the hostel. It is not allowed to bring pieces of furniture to rooms from other premises without the hostel manager’s permission.
- After 10 p.m. the student should observe complete silence and should not disturb the maintenance personnel. It is necessary to return to the hostel by 11 p.m., if no special causes prevent from doing it.
- Before leaving his/her room the student should close the windows, turn off electrical appliances as well as lock the door after leaving the room in order to keep safely the valuables, which are present at the room.
- In compliance with fire safety regulations the students must not smoke inside the hostel building.
- The student cannot bring along any strangers for staying overnight.
- The student should control the culture of his/her behaviour and censure of speech when staying on the University territory.