Preparatory School for International Students (PSIS) « International Office

Preparatory School for International Students

Preparatory School for International Students (PSIS) of the International Education Center (IEC) is a division of the Institute of Extended Education and Pre-University Training of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. We offer language instruction in the Ukrainian language in Lviv, Ukraine. We teach international students in the Ukrainian language and traditions as well as provide additional preparation for their future study programs in the universities of Ukraine. We have been teaching International Students since 1975. During this time approximately 3700 students from 70 countries have been taught at our School.

The classes start normally in September.

Fall semester: September 1 - December 31.


Foreign citizens, who do not speak Ukrainian, shall be accepted to Preparatory School of International Students at IFNUL for preparation for entering into higher educational establishments of Ukraine. Preparatory School of International students conducts studies and issues certificates for entering higher educational establishments of Ukraine in accordance with curricula approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.  

PSIS offers intensive language courses for individuals or small groups. Among them there is two-semester course:

Ukrainian for Academic Purposes (UAP)

A 10-month language and academic preparation course for those who will subsequently pursue a university degree at an Ukrainian university.

The objective of the course is to develop the listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities of the international students by learning the Ukrainian in connection with other subjects.


Your application should consist of the following documents:

Application Form - UAP;

● Copy of your Diploma and Transcript of Records (High School Diploma and Transcript of Records – for Bachelor's students, Bachelor's Diploma and Transcript of Records - for Master's students, Master's Diploma and Transcript of Records - for PhD students);

Scan of passport;

Please send all documents (scanned versions in jpeg or pdf format) to: and The deadline for submission of the documents is November 1, 2020.

PSIS will examine your documents and in case of positive decision, the university will issue Letter of Invitation to apply for a long term visa for study at PSIS Course - Ukrainian for Academic Purposes (UAP). You will need to present this invitation to the Ukrainian Embassy/Consulate for your home country to obtain visa. Please contact Ukrainian Embassy/Consulate for your country and find out their requirements for student visa applicants.  


Academic Year 2020/2021*
Course Duration Tuition
UAP Sep.1- June 30 10 months 42 160 UAH
*Exchange rate of the National Bank of Ukraine as of October 1, 2020: 1 USD = 28,20 UAH.

Additional fees

Fee Cost in UAH
Accommodation (student dormitory) 520 per month
Registration (Imm.) 891

For additional information about the courses at IFNUL Preparatory School for International Students, please contact us at: and

Contact Information

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

International Education Center

Pasichna Str., 62b, L'viv, 79038, Ukraine

tel/fax: +38(032) 271-25-07



IFNUL International Office

Universytetska Str. 1, Room 209

Lviv, 79000, Ukraine

tel./fax: +38(032)239-41-15

IFNUL Preparatory School for International Students

Pasichna Str. 62b, Lviv, 79000

tel./fax: +38(032)271-25-07 (admissions)

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