Practical information about your stay

Student ID Card

IFNUL students obtain a student ID card which allows them to use the facilities and services offered by the University.

Students are also offered other student advantages, for example public transport student tariffs and other reductions provided by the state and private institutions. Besides the regular university ID card, students have the option of obtaining the highly reputable ISIC card offering discounts on various products and services worldwide.

To apply for ISIC Сard please contact IFNUL Students Trade Union Committee − Universytetska Str. 1, Room 125; Phone: +38(032) 239-41-27;



All international students and staff are supposed to have a medical insurance valid in Ukraine for the whole study period. You can obtain health insurance either in your country or in Ukraine. The insurance has to cover all basic medical assistance cost and your travel expenses which may arise in connection with the return. List of Ukrainian insurance companies that have licenses for realization of medical insurance policies:


Medical Service

In case of accident or emergency, every hospital provides first aid. For life threatening emergencies please dial 103.

International students can apply to the medical station located at the City Hospital No 10 located at Boy-Zhelenskyi Str 14., telephone +38 032 238 56 69. Detailed information about your medical insurance is obtainable from the Dean’s Office of the Center of International Education.

List of hospitals where students can address in case of health problems:


Lviv is the largest city in Western part of Ukraine. According to the 2015 statistics, the population of Lviv was 729 429 people. During the academic year, the city of Lviv boasts about 130 000 students. The strong and visible presence of students in Lviv gives the city a youth and modern feel, and creates an atmosphere of enthusiasm and optimism.

Information Centre

The town of Lviv operates Tourist Information Centre (TIC) at the main square (Rynok Square 1) in the building of the Town Hall. There you can find a wide selection of maps, brochures and other information materials about Lviv and its region, and it also acts as a ticket agency offering tickets for a number of cultural events. Additional info you may find at TIC website:

As with all capital cities, Lviv does not lack for interesting events all year round. There are various cultural events, festivals and celebrations taking place either in the open air, in halls or in nontraditional venues.

Be always updated about the cultural events at Lviv:


Getting to Lviv

By air

Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) is located at Lyubinska Str. just 7 km from the city centre. Lviv has established air service with 15 countries and its main destinations include Kyiv, Warsaw, Vienna, Munich, Dortmund, Rome, Milan, Moscow and Istanbul. More information about flight timetables and connections is available on the airport website:

By rail

Ukraine has extensive railway network which is operated by main railway company «Ukrainian Railways». It is possible to buy tickets at railway station or book them online. The company provides first and second class travel. More information about domestic train timetables:

Book train tickets online:

By bus

A number of regular bus routes run from the largest cities of the European Union to Lviv. It is easier to get to Lviv from Ukraine’s neighboring countries. For instance, you can take a bus to Lviv from Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Prague, Berlin, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava etc.
All international bus routes depart from Central Bus Station (Stryiska Str. 109) and Central Railway Station (Dvirtseva Sq. 1). Book bus tickets online:

FlixBus – German bus company FlixBus offers bus routes to Ukraine from Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic and provides ecologically friendly and low-cost bus lines also to Lviv. For further information please see:


Public Transport in Lviv

As Lviv is quite a big city, at first navigation seems to be difficult. So, we have found some useful services which can help you find your way. To get more info about public transport in Lviv, please visit:

EasyWay – a very convenient way to find the best route.

Also available for your mobile device:

Also, you can order a taxi. Here are few contacts of the most comfortable and cheap taxi services:



Taxi Optymalne: +38(067) 607-42-42, +38(063)195-42-42

Taxi Ekonom: +38(067) 883-04-04, +38(063) 562-07-05, +38(099) 243-08-08


Emergency Services

In Ukraine there is a set of emergency telephone numbers. These are as follows:

101 Fire Department

102 Police (Поліція)

103 Municipal First Aid / Ambulance

104 Gas safety services

1589 Municipal Information Service


Public holidays in Ukraine

January 1 − New Year’s Day

January 7 − Orthodox Christmas

March 8 − International Women’s Day

April 19 (movable) − Orthodox Easter (April 24 – 2022, April 16 – 2023)

Easter + 49 days − Orthodox Pentecost

May 1 − International Workers’ Day

May 9 − Memorial Day

June 28 − Constitution Day

August 24 − Independence Day

October 14 − Defender of Ukraine Day

December 25 − Christmas Day (Catholic)