Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine

Study in the EU and travel between the EU and Ukraine

As part of the worldwide introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS), the European countries in what is known as the Schengen Area have launched the VIS in Ukraine.

You can apply for a visa at the consular service of the main destination Schengen country. They will be able to assist you with questions you may have.

VIS is a system for exchanging data on short-stay visas between Schengen countries. The main objectives of the VIS are to facilitate visa application procedures and checks at external border as well as to enhance security.

Ukrainian applicants now need to appear in person in order to provide biometric data (fingerprints and digital photography). This concerns applications for short-term Schengen visas (max. 90 days within a 180-day period).

For subsequent applications within 5 years, the fingerprints can usually be copied from the previous application file in the VIS.

Exemptions from the need to get fingerprints are provided for:

  • children under the age of 12;
  • persons for whom the collection of fingerprints is physically impossible;
  • Heads of State and members of the national Governments (with their official delegations and spouses) if they travel for official purposes.

The purpose of this global VIS introduction process is to better protect applicants against identity theft and to prevent document fraud and visa shopping. For example, fingerprinting is widely used inside the EU to make various documents (IDs, passports) more secure. Using biometric data to confirm a visa holder's identity will result in more accurate, faster and secure checks by border guards.

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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