Pre-university study

Preparatory Department for international students — an educational and research unit that trains foreign citizens and stateless persons to study in all specialities at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and other institutions of higher education in Ukraine. This Department supports the training of international students at the educational levels of bachelor, master, doctor of philosophy, and training of scientists to obtain doctoral degrees.

The history of the Preparatory Department for international students dates back to 1969 as a structure of pre-university training.

Specialists of the Preparatory Department for international students develop and implement the latest methods and technologies for teaching Ukrainian, Russian and English as foreign languages and propaedeutic courses in specialized disciplines.

The pre-university training program will fill the "gaps" that are inevitable when transitioning from your educational system to Ukraine's one, and successful completion of the curriculum will ensure you become a full-fledged student of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv or any other higher educational institution in Ukraine.

Pre-University training consists of two parts: language training and study of general disciplines; and is carried out in four directions: humanitarian, engineering, economic, and medical and biological. The total number of study hours is 1134 hours per direction per year.

Language training

Studying Ukrainian, Russian or English takes place throughout the pre-university training curriculum. Depending on the chosen direction of study, the minimum number of suggested study hours spent on language learning is 720, which ensures the level of language proficiency at the B1 level.

According to the pre-university curriculum, for the first 11 weeks, you are studying the language only for 30 hours per week. After reaching the required level of language - general disciplines are added to the curriculum and the number of language hours is decreasing.

Study of general disciplines

Starting from the 12th week of training according to the direction you have chosen, the following curriculum will be applied: Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Drawings, Geography, Fundamentals of Economics, Basic Informatics, Economic and Social Geography, basics of Ukrainian and Foreign Literature, History of Ukraine, etc.

By studying all these disciplines, you deepen your knowledge of these subjects and learn special terminology in Ukrainian, Russian or English, which are determined as the next stage in learning a language.

On average, 60 hours are spent on studying each of the general disciplines in Ukrainian, Russian or English languages.

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