At TNTU we recognise that the most able students are those who have developed good language, communication and study skills. Our Preparatory Courses for Foreign Citizens are an efficient and effective way of improving your academic attainment. They are a good starting point for your university studies.

Preparatory Courses for Foreign Citizens are designed for international applicants/students whose academic readiness or Ukrainian/English level is not sufficient for direct entry to their chosen undergraduate/postgraduate programme. We accept students from a wide range of educational backgrounds and consider each application individually.

The preparatory courses aim to:

  • help international applicants/students develop the Ukrainian/English language skills they will need to follow a degree course or undertake research;
  • help international applicants/students develop the necessary cultural and study skills for effective learning through the medium of Ukrainian/English;
  • introduce international applicants/students to life in Ukraine and to Ukrainian culture;
  • give international applicants/students a chance to ‘settle in’ to the Ukrainian academic environment before starting their programme of academic study at TNTU.

This foundation programme is taught on campus and is ‘year zero’ of a four-year course leading to a degree from the University. Students who successfully complete a foundation year are therefore able to progress into year one of their chosen degree subject providing they have taken the relevant pathway modules and passed them at the required standard.

As a student of the Preparatory Courses, you will be a member of the University community and will have access to the learning resources, support and facilities on offer. You will also have the opportunity to go on local excursions and cultural outings.

Normally, international students are offered accommodation on the university campus during the foundation year.  Alternatively, there are many other types of accommodation available – some students prefer to rent a flat or room, while others share a house.

For more information or advice about Preparatory Courses for Foreign Citizens contact the Center for International Education.