Pre - language courses for international students

Foreign citizens, who do not speak Ukrainian, will be enrolled for the pre –language courses at Preparatory Department for Foreign Citizens and must submit the documents from July to November.

Preparatory Department for Foreign Citizens is a division of Educational and Research Centre for International Education at DonNU. This department conducts studies and issues certificates for entering DonNU or other higher educational establishments of Ukraine in accordance with curricula approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Preparatory Department for Foreign Citizens trains international students in the Ukrainian language and provides additional preparation for their future study programs at the universities of Ukraine. Preparation faculty (since 2015 – Educational and Research Centre for International Education) has been training international students since 1973. For this period about 10000 students from 100 countries have been taught at this department. The preparatory courses are conducted by the staff with wide experience in teaching international students from different countries and regions. The classes normally start on October 1 and last 8-10 months. There is approximately one week of holidays. Students are under training five times a week and take 6-8 academic hours per day.

The pre – language courses include classes in Ukrainian and general theoretical education (in mathematics, physics, chemistry, economics, computer science, etc.).

There are following pre – language courses

Ukrainian for Academic Purposes is a 10-month language and academic pre – language courses for those who will subsequently pursue a university degree at a Ukrainian university. The objective of the course is to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of international students through learning the Ukrainian language in connection with other subjects. Each class has its own specific program. The range of subjects depends on the field of the future university study:

  •  Economic
  •  Technical
  •  Humanitarian
  •  Medical-Biological

Students sit for a language exam as well as exams in academic disciplines at the end of pre – language courses. After passing exams international students are awarded a certificate on completion of training on pre – language courses at Preparatory Department for Foreign Citizens. It enables foreign students to continue education at Ukrainian universities.

For additional information about Pre – Language courses for International Students at DonNU, please contact us at: [email protected].

How to enroll

To enrol, international prospective students applying for one of the undergraduate programs must submit their documents within the period July – October. The Admission Committee will then make sure that applicants’ documents meet the requirements of the chosen faculty.

Foreign students-citizens from Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Uzbekistan do not need a visa.

International students from other countries have to receive the Invitation to enter University. This document they will have to apply to the Ukrainian Embassy/Consulate to obtain the Student Visa. Please contact Ukrainian Embassy/Consulate in your country and find out their requirements for student visa applicants.

If you need an invitation for studying at DonNU, email: [email protected].

To receive the invitation send the copy of your passport, copy of the secondary education certificate with its enclosure. The documents should be sent in GPG -format or scanned.

After the DonNU Application Committee verifies the documents, the prospective student receives an application-questionnaire along with the Data Collection and Processing Agreement, which must be filled in and sent back.

Then the DonNU Application Committee sends the documents to the Ukrainian State Centre of International Education which issues invitation to study. In case their decision is positive, the prospective student is sent bank account details for paying visafee. The bank receipt of visa fee should be scanned and sent to the DonNU Application Committee.