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PROFESSIONAL JUNIOR BACHELOR DEGREE

In Ukraine the Law on Professional Prehigher Education, was adopted in 2019, which approved the creation of professional junior bachelor degree. The first enrollment in the professional junior bachelor programs took place in 2020.

Professional junior bachelor is obtained at the level of professional prehigher education and awarded by an educational institution after successful completion of an educational-professional program.

Professional prehigher education also includes specialized prehigher education in arts, sport or military , which provides for the acquisition of competencies in the relevant professional field.

Professional prehigher education is obtained on the basis of basic secondary education, field specific secondary education/complete general secondary education, vocational (vocational-technical) education, professional prehigher education and higher education.

Students who receive professional prehigher education on the basis of basic secondary education are obliged to simultaneously complete the educational program of field specific secondary education.

Program load:

  • on the basis of field specific secondary education is 120-180 ECTS credits
  • based on basic secondary education is up to 240 ECTS credits
  • on the basis of vocational (vocational-technical) education, professional prehigher education or higher education is determined by the institution of professional prehigher education, taking into account the recognition of previously acquired learning outcomes. The program load should be at least 50 percent of the total program based on the field specific secondary education.

Level according to the National Qualifications Framework

Professional junior bachelor`s qualification refers to the 5th level of the National Qualification Framework and can be correlated with the 5th level of the European Qualifications Framework.

Academic rights (access to further education)

Professional junior bachelor`s qualification gives access to continue education at the level of junior bachelor, bachelor and master of medical, pharmaceutical or veterinary specialization. The higher education institution may recognize and transfer the ECTS credits obtained at the professional junior bachelor's program, the maximum amount of which is determined by the relevant higher education standard.

Types of institutions of professional prehigher education:

  • professional college
  • military sergeants` college
  • professional college with specific learning conditions

Educational documents on professional prehigher education

A document on professional prehigher education – professional junior bachelor diploma (with diploma supplement) is issued to a person who has successfully completed the relevant educational and professional program. Documents on professional higher education are issued by institutions of professional prehigher education where the studies take place.

Information on issued educational documents is added by institutions of professional prehigher education (except for institutions of professional prehigher military (and specialized military) education) into the Unified State Electronic Database on Education.

Information on all recognized institutions of professional prehigher education (except for institutions of professional prehigher military (and specialized military) education) is added into the Unified State Electronic Database on Education.

International project

<а href="/">EU funded project ERASMUS+ KA3 «TPG on LRC: Thematic Peer Group B on the Lisbon Recognition Convention in the EHEA»

<а href="/">EU funded project ERASMUS+ KA3 «I-Comply: implementation of LRC COMPLIant recognition practices in the EHEA»

<а href="/">EU funded project ERASMUS+ KA3 «I-AR: implementation of automatic recognition in the Networks»