University of Lviv, Ukraine: Review, Admission Requirement and Acceptance Rate

The university of Lviv, briefly known as the Theresianum in the early 19th-century), presently the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv  is the oldest university foundation in Ukraine, dating from 1661 when the Polish King, John Ii Casimir, granted it its first royal charter.

The university was founded on January 20, 1661, when King John Ii Casimir granted a charter to the city’s  Jesuit Collegium, founded in 1608, giving it “the honour of an academy and the title of a university”. The Jesuits had tried to found a university earlier, in 1589, but did not succeed.

Establishing another seat of learning in the Kingdom Of Poland was seen as a threat by the authorities of kraków’s Jagiellonian University, which did not want a rival and which for many years managed to stymy the Jesuits’ plans.

Over the centuries it underwent transformations, suspensions and name changes that reflected the geo-political complexities of this part of Europe. The present institution can be dated to 1940. It is located in the historic city of Lviv in Lviv Oblast of Western Ukraine.

The university is located in Ukraine.

Admission Requirements (Undergraduate):-

Foreign citizens, as well as stateless persons, can enter and study in Lviv Polytechnic National University at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels for their own costs or on the basis of intergovernmental agreements. According to accredited educational programs (specialties), the study process lasts:

4 years for undergraduate program;

1,5..2,0 years for the master’s degree program;

4 years for the program of philosophy doctor.

In general, studies at the university are conducted in Ukrainian, and in some programs (specialties) – in English languages:

foreign citizens who plan to study the Ukrainian language program but do not speak Ukrainian, enter the preparatory department for a period of 0.5..1.0 years for mastering the Ukrainian language and other subjects on their own choice.

foreign citizens who plan to study the English language program, or have good Ukrainian knowledge and have confirmation documents, are enrolled in the university by interview results.

Foreigners who wish to study in Lviv Polytechnic National University need to:

Contact International Students Department and inform about their desire to study in University;

Scan and send copies of all documents about the previously received education and wait for the answer about the studying possibilities;

Receive the original invitation from University for an interview for further enrollment;

Admission requirements (Masters and PhD):-

Foreign citizens, who have obtained the documents about education (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree diploma) outside Ukraine and are determined to proceed with their studies in one of the Ukrainian higher educational establishments on the following educational qualification level must pass obligatory acknowledgment procedure of these documents in the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

Foreign citizens, who wish to study in University, but do not speak Ukrainian, shall be accepted to Preparatory Department for language preparation for enrolment in Ukrainian higher educational institutions.

Preparatory Department for foreign citizens conducts studies and issues certificates for entering higher educational institutions of Ukraine  in engineering-technical, medical-biological and humanitarian specialties (in accordance with curricula approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine).

Foreign citizens, who have completed the course but failed examinations, can return home or re-enroll and repeat course if they are willing to.

In order to obtain  an invitationto studyin Ukraine foreign citizens must send written application for entering Lviv Polytechnic National University to the University administration.

An application can be sent at the following addresses:


Fax: +380322727863

Admission rate:- 19.3%

Admission Deadline:- 1st October(Opening)

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