Medical Education in Ukraine Starting in September 2018, 12-year secondary education will replace 11-year which was mandatory before that. As a rule, Medical schooling begins at the age of 6, unless your birthday is on or after September 1. In 2016/17 the number of students in primary and secondary school reached 3,846,000, in vocational school 285,800, and in higher education 1,586,700 students.
According to 2017 EduConf speech of the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, Liliya Hrynevych, the amount of budget financing for the sphere of education will reach about UAH 53 billion in 2017 (compared to 42 in 2016).
The Ukrainian Medical educational system is organized into five levels: preschool, primary, secondary, upper secondary and postgraduate education.
In 2010 a total of 56% of children aged one to six years old had the opportunity to attend preschool education, the Medical Education and Science Ministry of Ukraine reported in August 2010.
Schools receive 50% of their funding from the city budget and 50% from the national Government budget. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine intends to give general Medical education schools the option to independently manage the financial resources assigned from the state budget starting from January 1, 2010.