Contest Schedule 2018/2019

This year’s contest (to start studies on September 1st 2019) is over!

On September 1st 2019, four Ukrainian scholars are starting their 6th Form studies at the following British schools:

  • Bede’s Senior School (Upper Dicker, East Sussex) – an independent co-educational school located in the heart of the Sussex countryside – www.bedes.org
  • New Hall School (Chelmsford, Essex) – an independent co-educational school in Essex – newhallschool.co.uk
  • Sutton Valence School (Sutton Valence, Kent) – a coeducational independent school in the county of Kent – http://www.svs.org.uk/
  • Chigwell School (Chigwell, Essex) – an independent co-educational school situated in the village of Chigwell on the north-east edge of London – http://www.chigwell-school.org

The contest for the next academic year (starting September 1st 2020) will be announced around October 2019.

The following are the details of this year’s programme you cannot apply for as the contest is over.

The contest for the academic year 2019/2020 was announced on October 8th 2018. In order to apply, you should email the Country Coordinator for Ukraine Ukrainian-American Concordia University on hmcprojects@wiuu.edu.ua.

Before you apply, please read the following information:

The applicants and their parents are strongly advised to read the documents carefully. If the parents cannot read in English fluently, the applicants are supposed to translate the information for them.

The complete application package is available at the following links:

The contest has two stages, Pre-selection (local/regional) and Selection Interviews (national).

The Pre-selection stage is housed by local/regional agents. They conduct initial consultations and interviews with candidates and their parents, assist in filling in the application packs, and organise the preliminary test of English (November) in order to identify the level of English proficiency of the candidates. Please select the agent at your convenience – you will have to visit them at least twice, for the consultancy session and for the test. All candidates outside the regions should register with either the closest local/regional agent or the HMC Projects Country Coordinator in Kyiv.


Contact person / Programme Supervisor: Tetiana Nyzhnyk at hmcprojects@wiuu.edu.ua

Ukrainian-American Concordia University, HMC Projects Country Coordinator

Postal address: 8/14 Turhenevska Street, Room 1-4, Kyiv, 01054

Tel./Fax: +380 44 236 9085, tel.: +380 44 236 1916

Rector: Prof. Oleksandr Romanovskyi

Kyiv region:

Contact person: Olena Bukhrashvili, e-mail: shvili09@gmail.com, tel.: (098) 541 8332

Gymnasia 1 of Bila Tserkva (Persha Bilotserkivska Himnaziia)

Postal address: 54 Yaroslava Mudroho Street, Bila Tserkva, Kyiv Oblast, 09107

Website: http://www.gimnasi1-biltse.com.ua

Tel./Fax: +380 45 635 1977

E-mail: 1gimnasi-bts@ukr.net

Headmaster: Borys Smutok

Western Ukraine (Ternopil, Chernivtsi and Ivano-Frankivsk regions):

Contact person: Iryna Luchyn, e-mail: iraluchyn@yahoo.com, tel.: (097) 660 9751

Zalishchyky State Gymnasium

Postal address: 68 Stepana Bandery Street, Zalishchyky, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, 48600

Website: http://klasnashkola.eu/zal-der-gimn/pro-shkolu/

Tel.: +380 35 54 21383

Headmistress: Oleksandra Voichyshyn

Western Ukraine (Lviv, Zakarpattia, Volyn and Rivne regions):

Contact person: Nataliіa Yarema, Deputy Headmaster,

e-mail: natalya100871@gmail.com, tel.: (096) 945 8709

Teaching/educational complex “Shkola-Sadok Sofiia

Postal address: 27 Heroiiv Krut Street, Lviv, 79034

Website: http://escuela.at.ua

Fax: + 380 32 270 4711/13

Headmistress: Iryna Synia

Western Ukraine (Khmelnytskyi and Zhytomyr regions):

Contact person: Olena Sydorenko,

e-mail: olena_syd@yahoo.com, tel.: (067) 673 3089

Khmelnytskyi lyceum

Postal address: 14 Ozerna Street, Khmelnytskyi, 29027

Website: http://lyceum.km.ua/

Headmaster: Yurii Kurmanskyi

Central Ukraine (Vinnytsia region):

Contact person: Nataliia Tymofiichuk,

e-mail: fua.english@gmail.com, tel.: (067) 761 8300, (096) 142 1432

Language school “Family English”

Postal address: 2a Khmelnytske Shose, office 22-2, 22-3, Vinnytsia

Facebook: 2@familyenglish05

Instagram: family_english05

Eastern Ukraine (Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhia regions):

Contact person: Natalia Chebakova,

e-mail: chebakovanv@school73kharkov.com, tel.: (095) 254 5710

Specialised School #73 of Kharkiv

Postal address: 24 Amosova Street, Kharkiv, 61176

Website: http://school73.klasna.com/

Tel.: +380 57 710 0190

E-mail: sch73kh@ukr.net

Headmistress: Tetiana Mykhailenko

Southern Ukraine (Odesa, Mykolaiiv and Kherson regions):

Odesa Gymnasium #1 n.a. A.P. Bystrina

Postal address: 11 Oleksandrivskyi Prospekt, Odesa, 65045

Website: http://www.prvo.od.ua/school/gimbistr/

Tel.: (048) 722 7000 (secretarial reception desk)

E-mail: odgymn1@ukr.net

Headmistress: Liudmyla Topchii

Kropyvnytskyi (Kirovohrad): Elvorti-HMC programme

(This progamme is administered in the city of Kropyvnytskyi / Kirovohrad region only and supported by Michael Clarkson Webb, а grandson of the Elworthy family)

Contact person: Anastasiia Berezhniova-Tsabii, e-mail: hmc.krop@gmail.com

Robert Elvorti Economics and Technology Institute

Postal address: 21/27 Shevchenko Street, Kropyvnytskyi, 25006

Contest webpage: http://eti.kr.ua/konkurs-elvorti-nmc

After the test, the regional agents consider the applications, assess the tests, and submit the list of those recommended for selection interviews with HMC representatives from the UK (January) and make sure the pre-selected contestants submit the required document packs to the Country Coordinator in Kyiv.

The Selection Interviews take place in Kyiv, usually within one day in January. The candidates are interviewed by a team of HMC Projects in Central and Eastern Europe representatives. Around March, the winners are announced.

The schedule of activities for the current contest (to start studies in September 2019)

  • October 2018: the competition is announced; from October 8th the application process starts; Ukrainian panel of judges are registered on each of the local / regional agent’s locations; lists of applicants for a scholarship are compiled by the regional agents; dates for the pre-selection English tests are fixed by our regional / local agents.
  • November 2018: our local / regional agents hold the written pre-selection tests in order to determine the applicants’ English competence; test committees mark the applicants’ essays and shortlist the applicants recommended for interview with the representatives of HMC Projects from the UK; by November 25th each regional agent submits the list of participants recommended for selection interviews, all essays and committee records to the Country Coordinator in Kyiv.
  • December 2018: by December 1st those selected submit their completed electronic application forms along with the printed application pack to the Country Coordinator:

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The list of the candidates is compiled for selection interviews with HMC Projects; the electronic application forms of those to be interviewed are sent to the interviewers in the UK by December 15th.

  • January 2019: representatives of HMC Projects from the UK interview the shortlisted candidates.
  • FebruaryMarch 2019: HMC Projects select the full scholarship winners. Strong and specifically selected candidates and offered to apply for the reduced fee scholarship.
  • MarchMay 2019: the winners receive correspondence from the school in the UK for which they had been selected by HMC Projects; each school sends a formal invitation.
  • June 2019: winners apply for a visa to travel and study in the UK (online); submit the documents required for the visa application. Interviews in visa centres.
  • July 2019: the flight tickets are purchased.
  • Late August 2019: the scholars depart for the UK.

If you need more information, please address your questions to hmcprojects@wiuu.edu.ua