Duration of the preparatory program:
Usually, the preparatory course in Ukraine for international students lasts for a period not exceeding ten (10) months, which is a full academic year.
However, it is sometimes squeezed into fewer months for intensive programs, when students arrive late. Usually, it is at least five (5) months old.
For candidates, such as investors, tourists and entrepreneurs, who are only interested in the linguistic aspect of the preparatory program, the duration is usually no more than six (6) months, and it can be compressed further into four (4) or three (3) months of an intensive program.
For this category of candidates, this period is sufficient to learn the essentials required for their specific purpose.
It is evident that with a full semester the student is in a better position to learn at a comfortable rate and is also likely to cover all aspects of the curriculum. This is especially important for international students who plan to enroll and study further.
However, there are systems in place for the accelerated learning process, when this becomes inevitable, as long as the student has the desire to learn.