Humanitarian cooperation between Ukraine and RI is concentrated mainly in the fields of education, culture, and tourism.
The field of tourism has significant prospects. The introduction by the Indonesian side in 2016 of a visa-free regime for citizens of Ukraine (for a period of up to 30 days), as well as the introduction by our country of "electronic visas" for citizens of RI in 2018, has contributed to the growth of bilateral tourist exchange.
On June 29, 2022, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia Retno Marsudi signed the Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on the abolition of visa requirements for short-term stays.
Cultural cooperation has an important dimension.
In June 2019 a monument to Anna Yaroslavna was unveiled in Jakarta's Cattleya City Park. The monument to the Princess of Kyiv is a replica of the statue installed on Lviv Square in the city of Kyiv as part of the "Queen's Way" project and is a sisterly gift from the city of Kyiv to the city of Jakarta.
Educational cooperation takes place in a significant way within the framework of interaction between higher education institutions of Ukraine and Indonesia, based on the relevant cooperation agreements.
As of 2022, Ukrainian and Indonesian universities have signed eight memorandums of understanding. The parties are considering a number of draft documents, the signing of which will give dynamism to bilateral cooperation in the scientific and educational spheres.
In 2021 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Honorary Consulate of Ukraine in Denpasar, Bali Province, and the International University of Bali, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Honorary Consulate of Ukraine in Denpasar, Bali Province, and the International Institute of Tourism and Business in Bali, as well as in 2023 - Memorandum of Understanding between the Embassy of Ukraine and Trisakti University, Jakarta and Memorandum of Understanding between the Embassy of Ukraine and Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta.
Thanks to the close and fruitful cooperation of the Embassy with a number of Indonesian universities (Islamic University of Indonesia, Muhammadiyah University, Jakarta, Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta, Trisakti University, Bogor Agricultural Institute), Indonesian universities offer special scholarships for Ukrainian students.
In order to support Ukrainian students, Ukrainian Global University has started cooperation with Trisakti University.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, there were student exchanges within the framework of the Darmasiswa government program of RI (higher education studies of students from Ukraine in RI), as well as the International Non-Governmental Student Exchange and Volunteering Organization AIESEC (sending students from Indonesia to Ukraine). In the 2019-2020 academic year, 31 Indonesians studied in Ukraine. During 2002-2020 a total of 143 students from Ukraine received the Darmasiswa scholarship program.
Education in Ukraine
International students have an opportunity to study in more than 240 universities in Ukraine and gain specialization in different scientific fields. The main languages of instruction in Ukrainian Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) are Ukrainian or English. Every year higher educational establishments welcome students from more than 150 countries.
Ukrainian HEIs provide such levels of higher education:
• Junior Bachelor;
• Doctor of Philosophy;
• Doctor of Science.
Foreigners enroll in Higher Educational Institutions on accredited educational programs:
1) twice a year, before and at the beginning of the academic semester (until November 1 and until March 1 accordingly) for the degree programs – Junior Bachelor, Bachelor, and Master;
2) during the year for postgraduate studies, doctoral studies, clinical studies, medical residency, programs of the preparatory faculty (department), and academic mobility programs.
The main informational source about higher education in Ukraine for foreign students is the Ukrainian State Center for International Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
The center is the only official state platform, which is engaged in the preparation of foreign students for study in Ukraine. On the official website http://studyinukraine.gov.ua entrants can get general information about studying programs, application procedures, and other practical advice.
Besides this, entrants can apply for study online in any higher educational establishment in Ukraine via the site http://studyinukraine.gov.ua.
Ukrainian State Center for International Education provides such services: processing the student’s documents, helping with choosing the university and studying program, presenting documents to the higher educational establishment, receiving the invitation, visa support, and meeting at the airport.