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Admission for Crimeans: NGO “Open Policy Foundation” launched an information campaign together with the Crimean media

April 1, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Under the simplified procedure, graduates from the temporarily occupied peninsula of Crimea can enter Ukrainian universities without a Ukrainian passport, a certificate on secondary education, as well as WITHOUT the Independent external evaluation certificates. It is already known that this year the “Crimea-Ukraine” Educational Centers (“Donbas-Ukraine” - for youth from eastern Ukraine) will work from June 4 to September 28. More information - on the website.

During the roundtable discussions, as well as radio air time and TV shows in many all-Ukrainian and Crimean mass media, Iryna Zhdanova, the executive director of the NGO “Open Policy Foundation”, announced new dates of the work of the Educational Centers and terms of acceptance of the documents.

In particular, during the roundtable discussion at the National News Agency of Ukraine “Ukrinform” Iryna Zhdanova emphasized that this year, during the admission campaign, it is planned to provide more than 2.5 thousand quotas for the Crimea residents.

On the radios “Crimea.Realities” and “Radio Liberty”, head of the Open Policy Foundation also told in detail about the possibilities for obtaining higher education by the Crimeans on mainland Ukraine.

Since the beginning of the armed conflict, the Open Policy Foundation advocates equal access to Ukrainian education for graduates from the temporarily occupied Crimea and the Non-government controlled areas (NGCA). Therefore, the employees of the NGO shared their own success stories in a video on the TV channel “UA.Crimea”.

“We are grateful to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine for the cooperation, in particular, to head of the sector of internally displaced higher educational institutions of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine Svitlana Kretovych and many educators in the regions. We are also grateful to head of the program of support for democratic processes of the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research Yulia Tyshchenko and the representatives of the other non-governmental organizations,” - said Iryna Zhdanova.

The main steps for the admission are also explained in the article titled “Free education on the mainland: How the Crimeans can enter the Ukrainian universities and be admitted to a state-funded place” on the “Crimea.Realities” website.

Recently, the representatives of the NGO “Open Policy Foundation” took part in the roundtable discussion on the topic “Four years without Crimea: The consequences of occupation and the prospect of the liberation of the peninsula” that was held at the Taurida National University in Kyiv. It is the only higher educational institute moved from the occupied peninsula. It can be read in the article on the official website.