header-en

ENIC UKRAINE
National Information Centre
of Academic Mobility

Путь на сайте

HIGHER EDUCATION STRUCTRURE

According to the Law of Ukraine «On Higher Education» from 01.07.2014 № 1556-VII

Higher education levels Higher education degrees (document on higher education /scientific degree) Document on previous education, which provides access Standard study period (years) and load (ECTS credits1) Academic rights National qualification framework2 EHEA cycles3
Initial level (short cycle) Junior Bachelor (Junior Bachelor diploma) Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Atestat) Educational and professional program – 120-150 credits The right to obtain a Bachelor's degree 6 level Short cycle of І cycle
Junior Specialist diploma The volume of the educational and professional program is determined by the institution of education
The first (Bachelor) level Bachelor (Bachelor diploma) Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Atestat) Educational and professional program – 180-240 credits The right to obtain a Master's degree 7 level І cycle
Junior Bachelor diploma, Junior Specialist diploma The volume of the educational and professional program is determined by the institution of education
The second (Master) level Master (Master diploma) Bachelor Diploma Educational and professional program – 90-120 credits The right to obtain Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Arts 8 level ІІ cycle
Educational and scientific program – 120 credits (research (scientific) component - not less than 30%)
Master of Medical, Pharmaceutical or Veterinary field (Master diploma) Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Atestat) Educational program – 300-360 credits І-ІІ cycle
Diploma of Junior Specialist The volume of educational program is determined by the educational institution
The third (educational and research/educational and creative) level Doctor of Philosophy (Doctor of Philosophy diploma) Master Diploma Preparation in aspirantura (adjuncture) is 4 years, educational component of the educational and scientific program – 30-60 credits The right to obtain a doctoral degree 9 level ІІІ cycle
Doctor of Art (Doctor of Art diploma) Preparation in creative aspirantura – 3 years, educational component of educational and creative program – 30-60 credits -
Research level Doctor of Science (Doctor of Science diploma) Doctor of Philosophy diploma - - 10 level -

1 – ECTS – European Credit Transfer System. 1 credit ECTS = 30 academic hours. One year full-time study load equals approximately to 60 credits ECTS

26– National qualification framework: http://zakon0.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/1341-2011-%D0%BF#n37

3 – EHEA – European Higher Education Area.

HIGHER EDUCATION LEVELS DURING TRANSITION PERIOD 

The last submission:

- for obtaining an educational qualification level of a Specialist was conducted in 2016;

- for obtaining higher education at the educational qualification level of a Junior Specialist is conducted in 2019;

- preparation of Candidates and Doctors of Sciences, for the programs, begun before September 1, 2016, is continued within the stipulated terms. The diploma of the Candidate and Doctor of Sciences is issued by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine until December 31, 2020. This period may be extended for academic or social leave, military service or long-term illness.

Transitional period

4 – Higher educational institutions have the right to admit persons to the first (with a shorter term) or the second year (with a normative term of study for vacant places), for obtaining an educational qualification level of a Junior Specialist on condition of admission to a related specialty.

Correlation between the degrees in new structure and the previous ones

(according to the Law of Ukraine “On Higher Education” from 01.07.2014)

Junior Specialist DiplomaJunior Bachelor Diploma
Specialist DiplomaMaster Diploma
Candidate of Science DiplomaPhD Diploma