25. What is the Preliminary (Preparatory) Department and what is it for?

25.  Preliminary Department is a kind of Pre-University training. On successful completion of this course the students gets a certificate proving the corresponding training level of Ukrainian or Russian languages, which is enough to continue educational process in Ukrainian Universities, or choose special disciplines required for future profession (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History etc.). The certificate gives an opportunity of entering Ukrainian higher educational establishments without taking the entrance exams. The duration of the Preliminary course is one academic year (6-10 months).