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Cost of Living In Ukraine

National currency is Hryvnia (UHR). 1 USD = 27 Hryvnia. In order to live comfortably while you are in Ukraine, you’ll need to have about $1,500 to $2,000 per year available for living costs above tuition costs. The cost of living is a lot cheaper than most other European cities. You can change foreign currency in banks, kiosks or the international airports.

In the airports the currency rate is the same as in other places. Payment for purchasing and services is done in hryvnias. Nevertheless, some companies take payments in USD. Most of the shops, hotels, transport companies, clubs and restaurants accept major international credit cards. Most cities have a well developed network of Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) for most banks, including PRIVAT bank which is the most popular among foreign students. We help students open an account with this bank where they can save money both in foreign currency and Ukrainian hryvnia. Departments of the bank are situated in many regions throughout the country. It’s easy to transfer money through the Western Union.


Cost of Student Life in Ukraine

Average English language tuition fees per year are:

Courses taught in English LanguageTuition Fees
Engineering Courses$2,300
Computer Sciences$2,300
Business and Finance$2,000
Social Sciences$2,500
Postgraduate courses$3,000

Average Ukrainian language tuition fees per year are:

Courses taught in Ukrainian LanguageTuition Fees
Engineering Courses$1,500
Computer Sciences$1,500
Business and Finance$1,500
Social Sciences$1,500
Postgraduate courses$3,000
Preparatory Language Course$1,300

Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in the city centre from $250 per month
Apartment (1 bedroom) outside the city centre from $ 150 per month
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in the city centre $350 per month
Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside the city centre $200 per month

Food in Ukraine is very cheap e.g.: 1US$ can buy 4 Kg of potatoes, 4 kg of onions or 3 litres of milk.

Danylo Halytskyi International Airport Lviv is 127.5 km from Ternopil (2hrs by train or bus). To get from the airport to Ternopil you can take a taxi/Bus, shuttle-bus, bus. You can also order pick up service from the university. Besides Danylo Halytskyi International Airport Lviv you can take international flights from Kiev, Simferopol, Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk or Donetsk. International railway connections are with Bulgaria, Check, Slovak, Germany and Poland. International bus routes are from Poland, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany. You can also get from Turkey by ship.

Ukraine has a well developed transportation system, so all parts of the country are accessible by train or bus. The fare over a 500 km distance is approximately US$12-15. Train tickets can be bought in advance either at the railway station or in the city. On the day of departure a ticket can be bought only at the train station.

For air travel within the country you can buy tickets from the local companies. Flights over a 500 km distance approximately cost US$60.

Local transport includes buses, trolleybuses, trams and taxis. The fare is US$0.15. You can buy tickets from the conductor or in yellow kiosks at stops.

The fare for taxis is $US1 + US$0.20 per 1 km.

In Kyiv, Kharkiv or Dnipropetrovsk you can take the subway, paying at the entrance a US$0.12 ticket regardless of destination or time taken. During the warm seasons water transport is available on the Dnieper river or by the Black Sea.


The stationery costs are low e.g. a bundle of 1000 rough papers costs 2 US$. Pen, pencils other products are also  reasonably priced.

The text books are provided by the university libraries.

A pair of Jeans trousers costs between $15-25$, shirts cost between $5-15 and a T-Shirt cost between $5-10.