Ivan Franko National University of Lviv


Ivan Franko National University of Lvov was founded in 1661,  when King Jan Kazimierz granted a privilege to Jesuits that gave the opportunity to their Collegium to teach children. Over time, the institution used to change its legal documents.

Nowadays, Lviv National University is one of the best educational institutions in Ukraine and it also known far beyond its borders.

The main campus is located in the building of the Parliament (Sejm) of Galicia and was built in the second half of the 19th century. The attic of Ivan Franko National University façade is decorated with the composition called ‘Guardian spirit of Galicia’ and under the composition, where is an inscription in Latin saying ‘Educated people are adornments of their Motherland’

In 1918 National Lvov University became King Jan Kazimierz University, and after 1944 it was renamed in honor of Ivan Franko


Faculties of Lvov University is presented for your attention:

  • Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Informatics
  • Faculty of International Relations
  • Faculty of Biology
  • Faculty of Journalism
  • Faculty of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics
  • Faculty of Electronics
  • Faculty of Philology
  • Faculty of Foreign Languages
  • Faculty of Philosophy
  • Faculty of Geography
  • Faculty of Physics
  • Faculty of Geology
  • Faculty of Pre-University Training
  • Faculty of History
  • Department of Pedagogy
  • Department of Law



Research divisions and facilities of Ivan Franko National University provided for students:

  • Scientific Research Department
  • Zoological museum
  • University Library
  • Journal of Physical Studies
  • The Institute of Archaeology
  • Ukrainian Journal of computational linguistics
  • Media Ecology Institute
  • Modern Ukraine
  • Institute for Historical Research
  • Regional Agency for Sustainable Development
  • Botanical Garden
  • NATO Winter Academy in Lvov
  • Scientific technical and educational center of low temperature    studies


Faculty of Foreign Languages Ivan Franko National University 

Bachelor (Specialty Philology)- where graduates can get specializations from the following directions:

  • Teacher of English and German/French/Spanish Languages and Literature
  • Translator from Two Foreign Languages. Teacher of English Language
  • Specialist of German and English Languages and Literature. Translator
  • Translator. Specialist of Two Foreign Languages and Intercultural   Communication
  • Teacher of French and English Languages and Literature
  • Teacher of Spanish and English Languages and Literature
  • Bachelor of Philology. Specialist of Classical Philology and English    language

Master (Specialty Education)- where students can get specializations from the following directions:

  • Teachers of English and German/French/Spanish Languages and Literature

Master (Specialty Philology)- where students can get specializations from the following directions:

  • Teacher of English and German/French/Spanish Languages and World    Literature
  • Teacher of Translation, English and German/French/Spanish   Languages
  • Teacher of Two Foreign Languages and Literature. Translator from German Language
  • Teacher of translation from Two Foreign Languages.
  • Teacher of French and English Languages and World Literature
  • Teacher of Spanish and English Languages and World Literature
  • Teacher of Latin-Old Greek and Second Foreign Languages and   Literature

Faculty of Physics Ivan Franko National Lvov University- where students can get specializations from the following directions:

For Bachelors:

  • Physics and Astronomy (specialization physics and astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy (specialization computer physics)
  • Applied Physics and Nanomaterials
  • Nanophysics and Nanomaterials

Master Degree- where students can get specializations from the following directions:

  • Master of Physics and Astronomy
  • Master of Applied Physics and Nanomaterials

Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Informatics Lvov National University- where students can get specializations from the following directions:

Educational Level – Bachelor

  • Computer science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • System Analysis
  • Secondary Education
  • Educational level- Master
  • Computer science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • System Analysis

Faculty of Biology Ivan Franko National Lvov University where students can get specializations from the following directions:

  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Ecology of environmental protection

FacultUniversitiesy of Chemistry Lviv National University of Ivan Franko

On the coat of arms of the faculty are engraved: «(Chemistry — the art of synthesis and analysis»). The faculty is proud of its graduates and is famous for scientific schools in crystal chemistry of intermetallic and coordination compounds, chemistry of macromolecular compounds, organic synthesis of heterocyclic compounds, search for new analytes and development of modern methods of analysis that have made a significant contribution to its fundamental science and practical achievements.

Faculty of Culture and Arts Ukrainian National University has all opportunities to offer the best for future students

The staff and students of the faculty do their best to actualize the motto of 2011, which was declared by UNESCO the International Year of Chemistry: “Chemistry is our life — chemistry is our future”.

The faculty prepares specialists in the specialties «Information, library and archival affairs»; “Performing Arts”; Secondary education («Musical arts»); «Musical art»; «Choreography»; “Management of socio-cultural activity” Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. In the specialties “Musical Arts” and “Choreography” — by the third degree (Doctor of Philosophy / Doctor of Arts).

Faculty of Economic Ivan Franko National Lviv University is ready to open the door for future students

Economist — is one of the most prestigious professions. The graduates of our faculty are known throughout the world from scientists, politicians, entrepreneurs, educators. Current students, having acquired knowledge of economics, mathematics, foreign languages and information technologies, will create the world economic and scientific elite, and will have a great success.

Faculty of Electronics Ivan Franko National Lviv University has a lot to offer for your successful career

Graduates of the Faculty of Electronics work in educational institutions of different levels of accreditation (universities, institutes, colleges, lyceums, schools) – teachers of physics, electronics, computer science; in research organizations (institutes, laboratories, design bureaus) – research staff, program engineers, medical equipment engineers, and small and medium business enterprises – managers; in organizations of ecological monitoring – by experts; at industrial enterprises (factories, firms) – an engineer; in banking, insurance and tax institutions – specialists in computer technology and software.

Faculty of Financial management and Business Ivan Franko National University of Ukraine is ready to welcome a new  joiners to became a part of huge family.


It has a great mission of educational, researching and innovational activity  targeting at shaping a creative, fully developed personality, a real professional for scientific and practical work in the field of finance and business,  state finance and fiscal authorities, funds, investment companies, financial institutions, enterprises of different ownership and activities, scientific and educational institutions of the state in order to advance  Ukraine’s integration into the world economic market as an equal partner, including the market of educational services.

Faculty of Geography Ivan Franko National University has plenty of different departments to offer:

Today, the Faculty of Geography operates eight departments that train specialists in the areas of “geography”, “tourism”, “management” and “Ecology, Environmental Protection and Balanced Nature”. Students enrolled in the departments:

Physical geography, geomorphology and paleogeography, natural resource management and environmental protection, Ukraine geography, soil science and soil geography, constructive geography and cartography, tourism.

Faculty of Geology Ivan Franko National University for

Basic training of specialists today can be obtained at the Faculty of Geology in two directions, which are realized over 4 years of bachelor’s degree: traditional «Geology» and the relatively new «Ecology, environmental protection and balanced nature management». The educational qualification level of «Specialist» and «Master» in different specialties can be obtained only after successful completion of the bachelor’s degree: «Geology», «Geochemistry and mineralogy», «Hydrogeology», «Geophysics», «Geology of oil and gas», «Geoinformation technologies» “Urban Ecology”, “Ecological Geology” and more

Faculty of History at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv consists of nine departments: Department of Archaeology and Special Historical Studies, the Department of Ethnology the Department of Ancient History of Ukraine and Archival Studies. The Department of Historical Area Studies. The Department of Central-Eastern European History. The Department of Middle Ages History and Byzantine Studies, the Department of Modern and Contemporary History of Foreign Countries, the Department of Contemporary History of Ukraine the Department of History and Theory of Sociology  , as well as the Centre for Auxiliary Historical Sciences, the Archeological Museum and the Teaching Laboratory.

Faculty of International Relations Ivan Franko National University is always open to new students, who are really passionate about working in international organizations, kindly find the information about faculty below:


The staff of the Faculty, its graduates (international political scientists, economists, lawyers, specialists in regional studies, informational analysts) who work at Ukrainian and foreign universities, the system of diplomatic service of Ukraine, different international organizations and companies together with students create a new and attractive science of international relations.

At our Faculty you will receive a fundamental training in one of the branches of international relations (diplomatic service, international law, international economic relations, regional studies, international information and international business), as well as knowledge of at least two foreign languages.

Faculty of Journalism National Lvov University has six departments, from the following directions:

  • Theories and practices of journalism;
  • The Ukrainian press
  • Foreign press and information;
  • Radio broadcasting and television;
  • The languages of the mass media;
  • New media

Studies at the journalism faculty are not only lectures of leading scientists of Ukrainian journalism, but also almost daily meetings, online conferences with well-known journalists, political scientists, public figures, practice in electronic and print media. We have a constant process of forming a free, educated personality who is able to influence his word on the development of society.

If your main goal is to study Law here the information about Faculty of Law Lvov National University

Faculty of Law of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv is not only a place of training new staff –highly skilled lawyers, but also the institution where a nation’s elite is created and modern jurisprudence is formed. We are proud of our teaching staff and our graduates. We respect and appreciate each of our students as well as organize educational process in a subject-subject basis. Respecting our long history and tradition, taking into consideration the current challenges, we shape the future.

Faculty of Pedagogy Ivan Franko National University where you can get an education from the following directions:

  • General higher education pedagogy
  • Preschool and primary education
  • Special pedagogy and inclusion

Faculty of Philology Ivan Franko National Lviv University

prepares specialists for the educational -qualification level

“Bachelor” in the field of “philology” with the right to continue education at the educational-qualification level “Master” in the following specialties:

  • Ukrainian language and literature, philology
  • Folkloristics
  • literary creativity
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Slavistics


  • Polish language and literature
  • Czech language and literature
  • Slovak language and literature
  • Croatian language and literature
  • Bulgarian language and literature
  • Serbian language and literature
  • Russian language and literature
  • Orientalism


  • Japanese language and literature
  • Arabic language and literature
  • Persian language and literature


The Faculty of Philosophy prepares specialists in Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Culture Studies at the Bachelor’s, Specialist’s and Master’s ProgramsThe Faculty includes Departments of History of Philosophy, Philosophy, Psychology, Theory and History of Culture, Political Science, Theory and History of Political Science.

The Faculty includes methodology and research centers in Philosophy and in Art Studies, it has four student scholarly societies which promote the development of students’ creative and research skills.

The Faculty of Philosophy at the Ivan Franko National University of Lvov is widely known in Ukraine and abroad. This can be attributed to the work of its researchers and alumni who are active participants in the research, education, civic, cultural and socio-political movements of the country. The alumni of the Faculty, due to their profound professional knowledge, are in high demand in many areas of our society.

Accommodation of Ivan Franko National University

Rooms are fully furnished and consist of an apartment like system with a two bed and a three  bed room with an attached toilet. On each floor, there is a common hall and a common kitchen for cooking. On the ground floor, there is a gym cum recreation center including a table tennis table. Hostel rooms come furnished with beds, mattress, pillows, blanket, two side tables, one cupboard per room and one table and chair per room. Occupants get a weekly change of bed-sheet and pillowcase. Hot water is available in designated hours. All rooms are centrally heated. A plumber, carpenter, and electrician are available on call.

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