Living in the flats or in the apartments are always costlier then living in the University hostel. Living in the flats always give more responsibility and freedom.
Kharkiv has a wide range of accommodation from modern multi unit houses to historic houses. When you decide to stay in the flat, you can search through local news papers or by the local agencies. Vacant flats are advertised in the newspaper, on notice boards and through rental agencies. Students can find different kinds of flats. You will need to budget very carefully to meet all your expenses, before selecting a flat.
Normally two room flats cost about 150$ per month in the centre or near to the University. You can also approach the University International office for the assistance regarding flatting.