Information About “Kompis”(Department of Lviv Polytechnic for foreign students)

Since 1991 preparatory department gives educational services for foreigners who aspire studying at higher educational institutions of Ukraine. Preparatory department provides its services on the ground of the license issued by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (seria АВ № 420484 as of September 16th, 2008) and acts in obedience with the law of Ukraine on “Education” and governing documents of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. The core activities of the preparatory department at the National University “Lviv Polytechnic” are:

  • pre-university training of foreign citizens for the enrolment at Higher Educational Institutions of Ukraine
  • study of Ukrainian language

The main aim of pre-university training of foreign citizens is to give international students knowledge, skills and habits necessary for a successful education at Higher Educational Establishments of Ukraine and create conditions necessary for a quick adaptation of foreigners to a new sociocultural environment.

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Preparatory department provides training in engineering and technical, biomedical and humane specializations. Majority of graduates enter the National University “Lviv Polytechnic”. However, international students can also enter other Higher Educational Institutions of Lviv, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odessa and other Ukrainian cities.

Over the years of its existence, the department has trained over 1000 foreigners from more than 30 countries.


Preparatory department at the National University “Lviv Polytechnic” trains students for the enrolment at higher educational institutions of Ukraine with engineering and technical, biomedical and humane specializations as majors. Training is provided in accordance with the curriculum approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Study groups are formed in accordance with the specialties chosen by the students. Education at the preparatory department is done 5 times a week (Saturday and Sunday are off days), 6 academic hours a day.

Training of foreigners lasts from October 1st till the 1st of July of the next year. Academic year at the preparatory department is divided into two semesters:

  • I semester lasts from October to January and ends with the examination period
  • II semester lasts from February to June and ends with a 2-week examination period.

Preparatory department students are provided with all educational materials and literature.
During the course of education, students pass test in the main subjects, which helps determine training level of each student.

At the end of the I semester students take examination in the Ukrainian language and pass tests in other subjects. Students who fail the exams are expelled from the preparatory department.

Upon completing a training program, students take final examinations in majors.

After a successful completion of final examinations, graduates get training certificate approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. This certificate entitles graduates studying at higher educational institutions of Ukraine. Students who have failed final exams, go back to the homeland or take a refresher course next year.

Preparatory department students participate in All-Ukraine Olympiads in the studied subjects. Selection of participants is done in two stages: the 1st – among the students of the preparatory department “KOMPIS”, and the 2nd among the international students of preparatory departments of Ukraine. The winners get valuable gifts and are allowed not to pass the exams.


Students of the preparatory department are settled in double and triple rooms of the dormitory located on the territory of the student campus of the National University “Lviv Polytechnic”. The dormitory is in a close proximity to the academic buildings of the university.

Monthly expenses on the transportation, meals and public services of an international student make about $200-$250.

Accommodation options:

  • accommodation in the hotel-type student dormitory. The rooms are equipped with all modern amenities.
  • accommodation in the rental apartment. Rental apartment can be shared with other international students.


Preparatory department “KOMPIS” has established tight relations with international educational organizations, that help foreigners get information about higher education in Ukraine and Lviv in Particular.

Enrollment on the contract base is done:

upon the recommendation of the legal firms that have the license of the Ukraine’s State organization “Ukrainian State Centre of International Education” to accept foreign citizens for Education in Ukraine.
on basis of the contract signed between an international student and the preparatory department.

Advertising representatives are located in China, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria, Greece, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Guinea, Syria, Vietnam, Jordan.

Legal-servicing company Legalaid is one of representative company, authorized for attracting students for enrollment.

Student Life

All students can visit university library, gyms and sport grounds. They take part in various sport and cultural events that help reveal their exceptional talents. Sport and health center located in the picturesque Carpathians is the best spot for active recreation.

Prices for study at Lviv Polytechnic

Starts from 1500$ for preparation course of studying Ukrainian language.

2200$-2450$ for 1 year of Bachelor and Master studying of any specialty in Ukrainian.

2600$ for 1 year of studying of few courses (mechanical engineering and computer sciences are now available) in English. Also, possible, to study any specialty in English, if enough applicants are united for such course.

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