Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University

Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University is a student-centered, research intensive and globally involved university with over 140-year history. Borys Grinchenko Pedagogical Institute was established in 1919.

February 5, 1939 Kyiv City Institute of Advanced Training for Teachers was established.

August 23, 1963 Kyiv City Pedagogical College was established. December 17, 1993

June 2010

The University is fully accredited for the 4th educational level. The University now consists of six Institutes (Institute of Journalism, Institute of Human Sciences, Institute of Arts, Institute of In-Service Pedagogical Training, Institute of Philology, Pedagogical Institute).

Kyiv Interregional Institute for Advanced Training of Teachers was named after Borys Grinchenko

Over 8 thousand students do courses in 45 majors. Long-term educational traditions and philosophy of servant leadership ensures personal development of students and staff. Building trust relationships and promoting important social values are the basis for the corporate culture of Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University.

The corporate culture of the University is based on the philosophy of servant-leadership that professes human development and building of human relationships as the most important social values. The philosophy also relies on forming a sense of responsibility as the main tool of self-development as well as building interpersonal relations on the basis of trust and support.

Our University cooperates with colleges and universities from the US, Finland, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Israel, Poland, Cyprus, Portugal,


Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Turkey, China etc. As a participant of the “Erasmus +” educational exchange program, the University offers the opportunity to gain international academic experience at universities of different countries. It promotes academic mobility of all participants of the educational process, encourages participation of teaching and academic staff in international research projects in accordance with international treaties of Ukraine, as well as University’s agreements with foreign partners.

The University is actively implementing joint projects with international organizations such as the European Commission, the World Bank, Co-Serve International, as well as the British Council in Ukraine, the Alliance for the Promotion of External Testing Program (USETI), Fulbright Program in Ukraine, American Councils for International Education (Ukraine).



  • Faculty of History and Philosophy
  • Faculty of Health,Physical Education and Sports
  • Faculty of Information Technology and Management
  • Faculty of Law and International Relations

Preparatory department

Foreign citizens who have completed secondary education but do not speak Ukrainian or Russian are accepted to the Preparatory Department of the University. Studying at the Preparatory Department of the University provides the opportunity to master not only the Ukrainian (Russian) language, but also to acquire additional knowledge on profile subjects.


All teachers have extensive experience working with foreign students. The educational process at the Preparatory Department includes lectures, practical classes, independent work of the students, individual classes, weekly consultations.Foreigners are enrolled to study at the educational institution based on interview results.The following documents must be submitted for admission.After receiving an invitation from the University, you need to contact the Embassy of Ukraine to obtain a long-term visa (04/12). If there is no Embassy of Ukraine in your country, we will inform you of the area of responsibility of the neighboring Embassy of Ukraine.To receive an invitation, please, fill in the form.The term of study is 10 months or depends on the time of arrival and the formation of groups.All students are provided with a housing in the hostel.



International students and students participating in exchange programs will be staying at Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University Guest Rooms. The Guest Rooms are situated in Kyiv, Starosilska, 2 Str.