1. Application Form

The Application Form (online or paper) lists general personal information, educational background, professional experience, knowledge of English language and is included to the interviewers’ package as the main information about the applicant.


2. Statement of Purpose

One of the most important parts of the application form is the statement of purpose on why you wish to study at this program and how a master’s degree in business and financial economics is related to your career goals and intellectual interests. The statement of purpose should be typed double-spaced on a separate sheet of paper, or completed online in case of online application. In general, a good statement of purpose should include answers to the following questions:

  • How your personal background, interests, and experience will help you to study in the program?
  • What have you already done, at any level, in the field of business, economics, finance or related field?
  • How does the master’s program fit into your short-term and long-term career goals?

The statement of purpose should be entirely the applicant’s original work. It must be also written in English and NOT in another language, as well as not translated for the applicant by another person.

Students applying to both KSE full-time MA Programs simultaneously should submit two separate statements of purpose – one for each of the two MA programs.


3. Recommendation Letters

Recommendation letters should be provided by two individuals, such as university instructors or employers (that is, from people who have supervised you in either an academic, professional, or community service capacity, and who can comment on your intellectual ability, creativity, initiative, sensitivity to others, and leadership potential).

Recommendations should not be written by friends or family members. When feasible, at least one should be from a university professor familiar with your academic work.

Recommendation letters can be written Ukrainian or English. If the recommendation letters are written in any other language, translation in English should be provided and translation must be notarized. Letters of recommendation should include the name, title, address, e-mail and telephone number of the person providing the recommendation and should be signed and officially stamped. Unstamped or unsigned recommendations are not accepted for consideration. All recommendation letters should be provided to student by the recommenders in the sealed and signed envelopes and in such format submitted to the KSE Admissions Office.

Please note that if you apply online, you should still provide the originals of your recommendation letters to the KSE Admissions Office. You final admission decision will be pending until you submit the originals of recommendation letters.


4. Bachelor’s diploma and official transcript or transcript of your current grades if you have not graduated yet

If you already graduated, please provide the diploma and official transcript. If you expect to graduate in 2019, you should submit the transcript of your current grades and provide the diploma in summer 2019 in case of admission.


5. 2 photos 3 cm x 4 cm

Photos must be in color, but should meet the requested size parameters (3cm x 4cm). In case of online application, an uploaded photo in high resolution quality is sufficient.

6. Passport

A copy of all filled pages of the passport should be submitted to the KSE Admissions Office together with other application materials or uploaded online in case of online application.


7. Any supporting documents you also wish to submit, such as publications, conference theses, awards, test certificated (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS).