Greetings from the Principals
On June 25, 2015 Institute of Science and Technology Yenagoa headed by Professor Steve Azaiki, entered into Agreement with National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”. The purpose of the Agreement is to run degree programmes of Ukrainian University in Nigeria and to recruit students in Nigeria to study in Ukraine.
Participation of National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” as the most authoritative institution of Ukraine will be a guarantee of effectiveness and quality of the project. Signing of the agreement became a well-deserved fulfillment of a long preparatory period of both sides teamwork and at the same time the beginning of new stage of cooperation.
Institute of Science and Technology has the full authority to launch an advertising campaign to recruit students and to select a pool of trainers. The official beginning of Nigerian students training in Foundation Year Programme is scheduled for February, 2016.
On December 11th, 2015, His Excellency, Dr. Valerii Aleksandruk, Ukrainian Ambassador to Nigeria declared open Joint Nigerian-Ukrainian educational Programme “Foundation Year in Nigeria”.
Prof. Steve Azaiki, OON
Institute of Science and
Technology Yenagoa (IST)
Prof. Michael Z.Zgurovsky
National Technical University of Ukraine
“Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”
Your Passway to Universities
and Academies in Ukraine
We help students to develop their Ukrainian/Russian language skills and prepare them to study for a degree in Ukraine, one of the most affordable and at once qualitative options. Indeed, studying and living in Ukraine is a lot cheaper than in other countries like USA, UK & many others. However, low tuition fee does not mean low quality of education.
Enhance your career prospects,
get educated in Ukraine
Nigerians represent one of the numerous group of all 69,000 (2015) foreign students in Ukraine. Currently there are about 4,000 Nigerians studying in Universities of Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil, Vinnytsia, Odessa, Sumy, etc. Statistics shows that a great majority of Nigerian students choose Medical, Aviation, Economic and Technical or Engineering Universities.
educational prospects !
On 23 February, 2016 Institute of Science and Technology took part for the first time in Worldview Education Fair 2016. Worldview Education Fair in Lagos & Abuja- Nigeria 2016 was dedicated to helping institutions from abroad recruit prospective international students from Nigeria.
We kindly invite all interested students, school principals, parents to visit our stand next year in Lagos or Abuja during the Worldview Education Fair 2017.
Lagos – 21st February 2017
Abuja – 23rd February 2017
Get involved! Universities of Ukraine represented by us in Nigeria welcome you on board.
- Technical Drawing
- IT basis
- Country Study
- Language (Ukrainian Or Russian)
Directions of training and Specialism:
- Engineering and Technology;
- Economics, Business and Management;
- Humanity and Sciences;
- Medicine and Biomedical
Placement testing in all subjects is conducting during first week after submission of documents.
Upon graduation from the Foundation Year Programme, participants will be awarded with the Certificate of a State standard that gives the right to apply to any higher education institutions in Ukraine.
Documents Required for Admission:
- Application Form;
- Certificate/Diploma (copy and original);
- Academic transcript, copy and original (included marks and academic progress);
- Birth certificate copy;
- Passport copy (page with photo);
- 12 photos (3,5х4,5 cm color in mate);
Documents mentioned in clauses 2 – 5 must be verified according to the legislation of the country they were granted in, legalized and authenticated under the established procedure, if nothing else is contemplated by the international treaties of Ukraine.
All above mentioned documents (and some others in additions) are compulsory to apply and to get student visa in Consular section of Ukrainian Embassy when it will be time to get visa to go study in Ukraine.
Since it should happen ONLY upon successful graduation from Foundation Year Programme with us in Nigeria, to be admitted as a student it will be enough to provide us with copy of Passport, Birth certificate, WAEC Certificate (if any) and photos.
The rest of required documents can be provided later.
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- There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.Paulo Coelho
- You can have it all. Just not all at once.Oprah Winfrey
- The answer is dreams. Dreaming on and on. Entering the world of dreams and never coming out. Living in dreams for the rest of time.Haruki Murakami
- Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.Martin Luther King Jr.
- Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.Nelson Mandela
We are open Monday to Friday 8 AM to 6 PM at the following venues:
01, Gen. Azazi Drive, Off Imgbi Road, Amarata
CT 4 Stallion Estate, Lobito Crescent, Wuse 2
Frequently Asked Questions
On June 25, 2015 Institute of Science and Technology (Yenagoa) entered into Agreement with National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”. The purpose of the Agreement is to run degree programs of Ukrainian University in Nigeria and to recruit students in Nigeria to study in Ukraine. Participation of National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” as the most authoritative institution of Ukraine and one of the oldest technical school in Europe (it was founded in 1898) will be a guarantee of effectiveness and quality of the project. Signing of the agreement became a well-deserved fulfillment of a long preparatory period of both sides teamwork and at the same time the beginning of new stage of cooperation. Institute of Science and Technology has the full authority to launch an advertising campaign to recruit students and to select a pool of trainers. The official beginning of Nigerian students training in the Foundation Year programme is scheduled for 2016. On December 11, 2015, His Excellency, the Ukrainian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr.Valerii Aleksandruk, officially declared open Joint Nigeria-Ukraine Educational Programme “Foundation Year in Nigeria.”
What is the Foundation Year and what is it for?
The Foundation Year is a special educational programme with duration of 1 academic year (7-10 months). Students study Ukrainian and or Russian language and the special disciplines required depending on the future specialty chosen (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, technical drawing, Country study (including geography, history, and literature)). After completing this programme the student pass through an examination. In case of a successful passing of the examination, the student receives the Certificate. This certificate gives the student a right to enter any Ukrainian university without entrance examinations.
Is it difficult to study in Foundation Year programme?
The programme of the preparatory faculty is worked out for an ordinary level of complexity. The student who attend all the classes, carry out practical and home tasks, do not face any problems with studying in this programme. If the student does not manage to successfully complete the preparatory faculty, he/she will have the opportunity to repeat training in the next academic year. Repeating the Foundation Year programme means that the student would be required to pay the tuition fees again.
What services except education in Foundation Year Programme IST Yenagoa renders to Nigerian students?
IST Yenagoa gives students all the information about the Ukrainian higher education system and offers consulting support right from the time of your first contact with reference to the higher education in Ukraine till the end of the educational period of 2-6 years. Further to this, following could be considered some of the services that are offered by us to Nigerian students who wish to study at the higher educational establishments of Ukraine:
- Information about the different higher educational establishments of Ukraine.
- Processing of the students documents with the chosen University for the chosen specialty.
- Processing of the admission letter and the visa support letter from the University.
- Assistance in issuance of the health insurance.
- Meeting the students on their arrival at the International airport and accompanying them to the University and the hostel.
- Assistance in their hostel accommodation.
- Assistance with the registration, and documentation at the University.
- Communication with parents with regards to the academic and other behavior of the children during the educational period.
- All assistance and guardianship during the complete educational period.
How can I get the information on the University where I’ll continue my education upon completion of the Foundation Year programme?
IST Yenagoa has promo-materials and other information provided by its Universities-partners from Ukraine and will continue to get updates from them as well from new partners. Students can come to the office and get the information on the universities most suitable for studying according to the specialty chosen. From our side, we will help students to make a correct choice, legalize the necessary papers, etc.
Where is Ukraine located?
Ukraine is the second largest country and situated in the south-eastern part of Europe .
What is the Capital of Ukraine and its population?
Kiev is the Capital of Ukraine, which has an overall population of 46 million.
What is one of the major religion followed by the people in Ukraine?
What is the currency used in Ukraine?
The currency used in Ukraine is Hryvnia and the coins are known as Kopiyka. US Dollars are also acceptable.
What are the Universities from Ukraine you are representing?
Contact us for Universities details.
Are these Universities recognized or affiliated by any board of education or any other Educational Council?
Yes, they are recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education of Ukraine.
What is the duration of the programme in Ukraine?
The duration varies between 2 – 6 years depending upon the courses of study.
What is the language used in Ukraine?
The language is Ukrainian, widely used: Russian, English, French and German languages.
What will be the medium of instruction in Ukraine?
The medium of instruction will be ENGLISH.
Do we need to qualify any English test like IELTS or TOEFL for seeking admission into Ukrainian University?
No, it is not mandatory, but there are educational support programmes available for those who need extra help in areas such as ESL or who have learning disorders.
Can we apply for Permanent Residence and citizenship of Ukraine?
Yes, you can apply but after 2 years of regular stay in Ukraine as per Ukrainian Law.
Are Ukrainian degrees valued globally?
Yes, they are valued and recognised globally.
What is the visa invitation letter for education?
The invitation letter for education is the official document, which is processed by the department of passport-visa service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. It confirms that the student is admitted to a particular University. It specifies your passport with details and the full details of the University. This invitation support letter is required by the Ukrainian Embassy to stamp the visa on your passport. Generally, it takes around 2-4 days for the visa invitation to be processed at the Ministry of Internal Affairs. You need to apply to the Ukrainian Embassy for a visa during the validity of the invitation issued.
What is the migration card?
The migration card is the document which testifies that the student has crossed the border of Ukraine. It is an obligatory document for the further processing of the student registration and hence is an important document. Without the migration card the registration on the territory of Ukraine cannot be done and the student would be deported back to the home country. The migration card is handed out by the flight attendant on the plane or is also available at the airport on arrival at the immigration department. The card consists of 2 identical parts, which are necessary to fill. At the immigration of the International airport, the immigration officer stamps the both parts of the card and retains one while the other part is handed over to the student. Before leaving the immigration desk, it is important that you check that you have received the stamped part from the officer. It is important and obligatory to retain the migration card till the departure from Ukraine.
Will my parents be informed on my academic progress?
IST Yenagoa will constantly supervise the process of studying and will receive the information on the student’s academic progress from Universities-partners on a regular basis and will provide it it to the students’ parents.
When is the beginning of vacations in the Universities in Ukraine?
For the degree course (4 years), winter vacations last 2 weeks from the last week of January till the first week of February every year. Summer vacations are the same as at the preparatory faculty – from July, 1st till August, 31st every year.