President of Ukraine

Children from the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions will be able not to take the standardized external testing for university enrolment

22 June 2020 - 13:39

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy is initiating amendments to the Law “On Higher Education” to make university enrolment for school graduates from the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk, Luhansk regions and Crimea as easy as possible.

The amendments will envisage that children from these territories will be able to enrol in the Ukrainian higher education institutions without standardized external testing and will be able to enroll in any university in Ukraine, not in a limited list, as is currently the case.

In addition, all students from the temporarily occupied territories of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions will study in Ukrainian higher education institutions free of charge, under a state order within quotas.

Currently, such a rule applies only to graduates from the annexed Crimea and Sevastopol.

"This is part of our state policy. We are fighting for the youth in those territories, we want to encourage such graduates to move to the territory controlled by Ukraine, to enrol in our educational institutions, to study in the Ukrainian education system," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.