GRE Testing Locations
Decided to take GRE exam? Now it is time to determine where to take the test. This site provides a full list of GRE testing centers in Ukraine, among which, you can choose one that is nearest to you. Good news is that the following GRE test locations in Ukraine offer both GRE general test and the GRE subject tests.
Paper-delivered Test Centers for General Test
|10349||Kharkiv, Kharkiv Educational Advising Ctr|
|10348||Sumy, SUMY State University|
GRE Test Dates
There are two types of test format offered by the test maker – ETS: Computer-delivered and Paper-delivered GRE general tests. For computer based test format, the GRE General Test is offered year-round on a continuous basis, and available for registration on a first-come, first-served basis. For paper based general test, testing is available three times per year. The following test dates apply:
|Test Dates for Paper Based||Deadlines for Registration||Scores Available|
|November 09, 2019||October 4, 2019||December 20, 2019|
|February 1, 2020||December 27, 2019||March 13, 2020|
GRE Subject Tests in Ukraine
The GRE Subject Tests are available on paper based only. In all GRE test centers throughout the world (both inside and outside United States), the exam is available three times a year. The three test dates are:
Population and Religion
Ukraine has around 45 million residents. In 1991, the year of independence, the figure was 52 million. Since then the population has decreased. The causes are a low birth rate, emigration and the war in the east, which has displaced around 1.5 million people since 2014. Since the income level is very low, at least 5 million Ukrainians now work abroad, mostly in EU countries, preferably in Poland or in Russia. The average population density is only a third of that of Germany. The main settlement areas are the Donets coal basin (Donbass) and the Subcarpathian region as well as the metropolitan areas of Kiev, Kharkiv and Odessa and Dnipro (Dnipropetrovsk until 2016). Large parts of the north (Polesia), the inner Black Sea lowlands and the Forest Carpathians are sparsely populated.
Ukrainian has been the sole state language by law since May 2019. There are guidelines for use in administration, media and schools in order to increase the spread of the Ukrainian language. Russian is still very important as a lingua franca. It prevails in the industrial regions in the east and south, as well as in the Crimea. Until 1991, Russian was the preferred everyday language, with government support. National minorities in Ukraine are Moldovans, Belarusians, Bulgarians, Hungarians, Poles and the Muslim Crimean Tatars. Check weddinginfashion to see Ukrainian Language.
About two thirds of the population belong to Orthodox churches. In 2019, a Ukrainian Orthodox Church independent of Russia, i.e. the Moscow Patriarchate, was formed. A special feature is the Greek Catholic Church, which recognizes the Pope as head, but celebrates its worship according to Orthodox rites.
Politics and law
Ukraine is a republic with a presidential-parliamentary system of government. The head of state, commander in chief of the armed forces and chairman of the National Security and Defense Council is the directly elected president for five years, since May 2019 Volodymyr Zelenskyj (* 1978). The incumbent may be re-elected once. The President has extensive powers, particularly in foreign and security policy. The government, chaired by the prime minister, is responsible to the head of state and parliament. Heads of government and ministers are appointed by the president, but would have to be confirmed by parliament. Legislation lies with the Supreme Council, the Verkhovna Rada. It has 450 MPs who are elected for five years, most recently in July 2019.
The party system is changing rapidly. The parties that led the government under President (2014–19) Petro Poroshenko (* 1965) were outclassed in the last parliamentary election. Instead, President Zelenskyi’s “Servants of the People” (SN) party, founded in 2018, won an absolute majority of the seats. Zelenskyi, a popular actor, presented himself as an alternative to the political elite and a fighter against widespread corruption. He also promised a solution to the “frozen” conflict in eastern Ukraine. He stuck to the foreign policy course of integration with the West.
The Supreme Court is the highest instance of ordinary jurisdiction. Its judges and the judges of the anti-corruption court created in 2018 were appointed in 2019 with international participation. There is also a constitutional court.
Ukraine is a member of the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The country has been linked to the European Union (EU) in a free trade area since 2016. A partnership agreement has existed with NATO since 1997. Membership in the Western military alliance and in the EU was included in the constitution as a state goal in 2019. Relations with Russia are shattered because of the occupation of Crimea (2014) and support for separatists in eastern Ukraine (“People’s Republics” Luhansk and Donetsk). A friendship treaty concluded with Russia in 1997 expired in 2019.