Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine

Study in the EU and travel between the EU and Ukraine

Visa-free travel between Ukraine and the EU came into force on June 11, 2017. This means that citizens of Ukraine with biometric passports can cross the border with 30 European countries without a visa and stay in the EU countries for no more than 90 days during 180-day period.

Visa-free travel offers Ukrainians the opportunity of free movement around Europe and provides many opportunities for business, for learning within short-term programs or internships, as well as for spontaneous trips, recreation and visits to friends and relatives.

At the same time, the visa-free regime does not give the right to work in the EU member states. Neither does it imply the right to permanent residence in the EU. For this purpose, it is still necessary to get a special national visa, or a declaration of intention to employ a foreigner, or a residence permit.

During the led-up to visa-free travel, Ukraine implemented a number of important reforms stipulated in the Action Plan on visa liberalization with the EU. The positive results of the visa-free dialogue between Ukraine and the European Union include the establishment of anti-corruption institutions that will reinforce the prevention and fight against corruption, introduction of a system of electronic declarations of officials’ property, reforms in the areas of migration, security of documents, and integrated border management.

More information can be found at http://openeurope.in.ua/

What is a visa-free travel with the EU?

Tips for preparing for a trip to the EU

Important thing you should know about the rules of staying in the EU

Tips for preparing for a trip to the EU with children

Important thing you should know if you plan to study in the EU

Important thing you should know if you plan to work in the EU

For residents of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Donbas

FAQ

Austria

Ambassador: Hermine Poppeller

Address:
33Ivana Franka Str.
01901 Kyiv
Tel.: 277-27-90
Fax: 230-23-52
E-mail: kiew-ob@bmeia.gv.at

Belgium

Ambassador: Luc Jacobs

Address:
4B Mykoly Rayevskoh Str.
01042 Kyiv
Tel.: 529-41-41
Fax: 529-41-47
E-mail:Kiev@diplobel.fed.be

Bulgaria

Ambassador: Krasimir Minchev

Address:
1 Hospitalna Str.
01001 Kyiv
Tel.: 246-76-72
Fax: 235-51-19
E-mail: embuln@i.kiev.ua

Czech Republic

Ambassador: Ivan Počuch

Address:
34A Yaroslaviv Val Str.
01901 Kiev
Tel.: 272-68-00
Fax: 272-68-01
E-mail: kiev@embassy.mzv.cz

Croatia

Ambassador: Tomislav Vidošević

Address:
51/50 Artema Str.
01901 Kyiv
Tel.: 489-87-30
Fax: 484-69-43
E-mail: croemb.ukraine@mvep.hr

Denmark

Ambassador: Christian Dons Christensen

Address: 
8 Gogolivska Str.
01054 Kyiv
Tel.: 200-12-60
Fax: 200-12-81
E-mail:ievamb@um.dk

Estonia

Ambassador: Gert Antsu

Address:
43B, Pushkinska Str.
01901, Kyiv
Tel.: 590-07-80
Fax: 590-07-81
E-mail: Embassy.Kiev@mfa.ee

Finland

Ambassador:  Juha Virtanen 

Address:
14 Striletska Str.
01901 Kyiv
Tel.: 278-75-51
Fax: 278-20-32
E-mail: kio.viisumi@formin.fi 

France

Ambassador: Isabelle Dumont

Address:
39 Reitarska Str.
01901 Kyiv
Tel.: 590-36-00
Fax: 590-36-24 E-mail: visas.kiev-amba@diplomatie.gov.fr

Germany

Ambassador: Ernst Wolfgang Reichel

Address:
25 Khmelnitskokho Str.
01901 Kyiv
Tel.: 247-68-00
Fax: 247-68-18
E-mail:pr@german-embassy.kiev.ua  

Greece

Ambassador: Vassilis Papadopoulos

Address:
10 Panfilovtsiv Str.
01901 Kyiv
Tel.: 254-54-71
Fax: 254-39-98
E-mail: greece@kiev.relc.com

Hungary

Ambassador: Erno Keskeny

Address:
33 Reytarska Str.,
01034 Kyiv
Tel.: 230-80-01
Fax: 272-20-90
E-mail:kev.missions@kum.hu

Italy

Ambassador: Davide La Cecilia

Address:
32B Yaroslaviv Val Str.
01901 Kyiv
Tel.: 230-31-00
Fax: 230-31-03
E-mail: ambasciata.kiev@esteri.it

Latvia

Ambassador: Juris Poikāns

Address:
6B Ivana Mazepy Str.
01901 Kyiv
Tel.: 490-70-30
Fax: 490-70-35
E-mail: embassy.ukraine@mfa.gov.lv  

Lithuania

Ambassador: Marius Janukonis

Address:
21, Buslivska Str.
01901, Kyiv
Tel.: 254-09-20
x: 254-09-28
E-mail: amb.ua@urm.lt

Netherlands

Ambassador: Kees Klompenhouwer

Address:
Kontraktova Ploshcha 7
01901 Kyiv
Tel.: 490-82-00
Fax: 490-82-09
E-mail: kie@minbuza.nl

Poland

Ambassador: Henryk Litwin

Address:
12 Yaroslaviv Val Str.
Tel.: 230-07-03
Fax: 464-13-36
E-mail: kijow.amb.sekretariat@mzs.gov.pl

Portugal

Ambassador: Maria Cristina Serpa de Almeida

Address:
12 Ivana Fedorova Str., 2nd floor
01910 Kyiv
Tel.: 287-58-61
Fax: 287-58-64
E-mail: geral@embport.kiev.ua

Romania

Ambassador: Cornel Ionescu

Address:
8, Kotsubinskovo Str.
01030 Kyiv
Tel.: 234-00-40
Fax: 235-20-25
E-mail:mailto:kiev@mae.ro

Slovakia

Ambassador: Juraj Siváček

Address:
34Jaroslaviv Val Str.
01901, Kyiv
Tel.: 212-03-10
Fax: 212-32-71
E-mail: emb.kiev@mzv.sk

Slovenia

Head of the Mission: Natasa Prah

Address:
48 Khmelitskoho Str., 4th floor
04053 Kyiv
Tel.: 585-23-30
Fax: 585-23-43
E-mail: vki@gov.si

Spain

Ambassador: José Rodríguez Moyano

Address:
46 Khoriva Str.
01901 Kyiv
Tel.: 391-30-24
Fax: 581-28-84
E-mail: emb.kie@maec.es

Sweden

Ambassador: Martin Hagstrom

Address:
34/33 Ivana Franka Str.
01901 Kyiv
Tel.: 494-42-70
Fax: 494-42-71
E-mail:ambassaden.kiev@gov.se

United Kingdom

Ambassador: Judith Gough

Adress:
9 Desyatynna Str.
01901 Kyiv
Tel.: 490-36-60
Fax: 490-36-62
E-mail: ukrembinf@gmail.com

There are two main programmes in place for the benefit of Ukrainians: Erasmus+ and Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA).

Erasmus+

This EU programme supports projects, partnerships, mobility and dialogue in education, training youth and sport. It has a strong international focus, and many opportunities are open to individuals, higher education institutions, students, university staff, alumni and Ministry of Education officials in Ukraine.

International actions for higher education offer the opportunity to for example gain credits abroad and undertake joint Master degrees in at the two universities in different European countries.

The Jean Monnet activities are all about stimulating teaching and research on the EU and fostering dialogue between academics and decision makers in the EU and around the world. The activities are open to higher education institutions, organisations and associations worldwide.

Youth cooperation offers opportunities for young people, youth workers, volunteers and others connected with youth activities.

Below are some of the key benefits for Ukrainians under Erasmus+:

  • more opportunities to benefit from grants for student mobility, academic cooperation and youth exchanges;
  • over 4 000 young Ukrainians are expected to benefit from university exchanges, and staff will also receive grants for training and teaching opportunities abroad;
  • Ukrainian students and universities will be eligible for scholarships to follow full joint Master degree courses offered by consortia of European universities;
  • more than 7 000 Ukrainians will also receive EU support to take part in youth exchanges, in the European Voluntary Service or through funding for youth worker mobility;
  • EU support for capacity building measures will be offered to Ukrainian universities to modernise curricula and teaching practices, upgrade facilities and improve governance;
  • Ukraine will continue to take part in the eTwinning initiative for schools, with more than 100 Ukrainian schools and nearly 300 teachers already registered since the official launch;
  • Researchers will be able to apply for doctoral or post-doctoral fellowships of other research grants available under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. Since 2007, the EU has awarded nearly 200 grants to Ukrainian researchers. 

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

The MSCA support the human resources behind research and innovation. Some 65 000 researchers look set to benefit from international and intersectoral mobility as well as attractive working conditions. In addition, MSCA is the main EU programme for structured doctoral training, financing thousands of PhDs.

The main focus for the MSCA is Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges (RISE), Individual Fellowships (IF) and Innovative Training Networks (ITN). 

By 2020 the MSCA will have enabled around 15 000 researchers from outside Europe to start or pursue their careers in Europe. In addition, secondments elsewhere in the world are encouraged.

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