International Students Training

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Kharkiv University started training international students in 1948. Since then the School for International Students Training has graduated about 5,000 students from Europe, Asia, and America. In 1961 one of the first preparatory schools for international students was created in Ukraine. Since then, over 12,000 international students have had language training at the University.

The Center offers bachelor’s, master’s, candidate’s, and doctor’s degrees programs. Qualification licenses can be obtained through full-time and part-time (correspondence) modes of training. Some Schools introduce the education of foreign students in English.

The Center prepares students for further study at Kharkiv University or any other university in Ukraine or the CIS. Training at the Center is conducted in Ukrainian or Russian depending on the student’s choice.

International students, teachers, and businessmen are offered intensive courses of Ukrainian or Russian, as well as training programs of various length. Over 700 instructors and researchers from various countries have taken re-training courses at the Center.

Since the last 10 years 60 candidate’s degrees have been conferred, 13 of which were conferred in the last 2009 year by the University on international students.

Nowadays the 20 Schools of the University currently enroll more than 1300 international students from 50 countries.


In addition, the Institute of International Education for Study and Research offers online training for foreign applicants to study at the main schools.

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  • Deputy Director
    Oleksandr G. Kagramanyan
    Phone: 707-16-55
  • Deputy Director for Higher Education and Re-Training Center
    Tetyana M. Bilovska
    Phone: 707-54-76
  • Head of the Social and Economic Sciences Department
    PhD (History), Associate Professor
    Volodymyr Ye. Diahilev
    Phone: 707-55-22
  • Acting Head of the Natural Disciplines Department
    PhD (Biology), Associate Professor
    Inna V. Koreneva
    Phone: 707-55-30
  • Head of the Language Training Department
    Docotor of Science (Pedagogy), Full Professor
    Nataliya I. Ushakova
    Phone: 707-55-30
  • Head of the Language Training Department 2
    PhD (Philology), Associate Professor
    Olena S. Valit
    Phone: 707-54-65
  • Head of the Trade Union Bureau
    Assistant Professor
    Irina B. Kovalenko
    Phone: 707-55-22
  • Research Affairs Record Manager of the School Board
    Assistant Professor
    Olga F. Gudzenko
    Phone: 707-55-22