Student Life in Ukraine
Most students live on campus (some rent apartments). Hostel fees usually do not go higher than USD 50 (converted) per month. Campuses have all the facilities for safe and comfort stay which include libraries, hospitals, gyms, conference and concert halls, laboratories and other training facilities, security, etc.
Universities provide students with books and relevant studying materials. Libraries with computer rooms are also immensely available. Virtually all the universities have sports teams, which compete in various disciplines with their peers from other institutions. The most popular sport is no doubt football. Many students also participate in KVN games (a humorous contest between faculties, universities). Participating in this kind of activity usually takes a lot of time, but if your team performs well, the university administration offers you some flexibility in attendance.
Student life in Ukraine is noticeably cheaper than life in other European countries. Depending on a city and lifestyle, average monthly budget may vary from € 150 to € 300 ($200 -$400). To get an idea of the costs for various things, here are some examples. Jeans of a good quality will cost € 15-40 ($ 20-60), entrance to the night club €3-10 ($ 5-$13), a cinema ticket € 2-5 ($ 3-$7), meal at a fast food restaurant € 3-5 ($ 4–$7), vegetables and fruits € 0.7-2 ($1- $3) per kilo, train ticket inside the country €5-12 ($10 - $25). Right after admission to the university, the student is issued an international student card, which gives a discount of up to 30% for airfare and train tickets.