How to apply

This page contains information for Ukrainian applicants. For international applicants, please refer to the International applicants’ page.

Eligible candidates

The candidates who have a bachelor degree (or higher) may apply for the program. The bachelor degree might not be in computer science or other engineering fields. On the other hand, it is important for candidates to have practical experience in computer science (IT) or applied math.

Admission documents

State diploma of bachelor, specialist or master degree and documents

Admission dates

July 10 — master program admission campaign starts.
July 23, 
18:00  — admission campaign ends.

You may submit admission documents in person at the admission office (Ilariona Sventsitskoho st. 17, office 124, Lviv), or online on the admission website vstup.ucu.edu.ua.

You may choose between two time periods when it’s possible to pass the professional exam and an interview:

  • July 18-20
  • July 24-26

The exact dates and times will be announced later.

The results of the entry will be announced by August 5.

Admission rules

The candidates are accepted for the program in accordance with the contest. The overall score (400 points) is calculated based on:

  • Professional exam (0-100 pts)
  • Interview (0-100 pts)
  • English Admission Test (100-200 pts)

The professional exam means to check the mathematical, algorithmic, and programming level of the candidates. It will be held in a form of written exam and will include: linear algebra, calculus, discrete math, probability theory, programming, and databases.

The interview is based on the candidate results of the professional and English exams. The goal is to understand the research, analytical and practical capacities of a candidate and his/her ability to self-development on the master program. Also, it means to realize:

  • candidate’s motivation for the computer and data science fields;
  • professional goals and strategies to gain them;
  • understanding of the issues, trends, and needs in computer and data sciences;
  • communication skills, general erudition, leader abilities;
  • a level of making arguments and thoughts articulation.

English State Admission Test (ZNO)

From 2019, according to the rules of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, applicants for a Master’s specialization in Computer Science must compile a mandatory ZNO from a foreign language (in the case of the master’s program “Data Science” of UCU – English).

Pay attention to the following important issues regarding the passing of the ZNO in 2019:

  • The exam will take place on July 2, 2019. The Ministry of Education and Science approved only one day for the passing of the ZNO. It is impossible to pass the ZNO on another day.
  • If the entrant has not passed the ZNO, he/she will not be allowed to submit documents and pass other exams. (In this case, it is possible to study on the program only without being a student  ).
  • You can pass the ZNO at any higher educational institution, where there is a specialty “computer science”. It is not necessary to come to Lviv and to UCU.
  • Registration for ZNO will take place from May 13 to June 3, 18:00.
  • The registration for the ZNO is carried out personally through the admission committee of the university in which you decided to pass it.
  • ZNO is valid everywhere on the territory of Ukraine and its results can be submitted for admission to all universities having the corresponding specialty.
  • Entrants who have a diploma in a specialty different from computer science (see section below) must pass an additional exam until May 31.
  • You can view the task from last year ZNO by the link

Important! Preliminary exam

According to the rules of the Ministry of Education and Science, the candidates that do not have a bachelor/master degree in Computer Science should pass the additional preliminary admission exam. The contents of the preliminary exam include calculus and the basics of programming. The exam has a format of a test and its result is treated as passed or not. If the candidate does not pass the preliminary exam, he/she would be not allowed to pass the main exam and disqualified from the admission process. In case of success, the preliminary exam score does not influence the overall admission score (will not be taken into account).

The reference to the additional professional exam will be made public in May 2019.

For more information, please contact [email protected].