What is the problem?
Numerous lawyers are trained by law schools under the Ministry of Interior, the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU), the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Defense, which provide special terms of legal training. The distribution of the government order for such establishments takes place without broad competition. The information on students who study for budget funds in such educational institutions is not reflected in the Unified State Electronic Database on Education. Private universities cannot yet fully compete for the government order. Some law schools engage in dumping on tuition fees.
According to open data from the Unified State Electronic Database on Education, 16.6% of all Law bachelors
(9999 out of 60168) and 15.3% of all Law masters (2111 out of 13781) study in educational institutions with special conditions. However, these statistics do not reflect a significant number of students who study for government money. In 2020, 54% of the government order
(1516 out of 2916 places) for the training of bachelors of Law was assigned to institutions with special training conditions. The cost of tuition at some universities is less than UAH 8,000 (less than EUR 250 or USD 290 as of March 2021) per year.