National Aviation University

“The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.”



Name: National Aviation University
Location: Ukraine, Kyiv
Year of foundation: 1933
Status: State
Accreditation: IV
Document of completion: Diploma
Level of study: Bachelor, Masters Degree, Postgraduate, Doctorate
Students: 35000+
Teachers: 280+
Candidates of Science: 57+
Professors and Doctors of Science: 830+
Availability of free education: No
Hostel: Yes

About University

The origin of the university dates back to aviation courses organized by Kyiv Polytechnic Institute in the late XIX century; while the independent history began in 1933 by the Resolution of the Council of People’s Commissars of the USSR; according to it Kyiv Aviation Institute was founded at the aviation department of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.

Later its name was being changed many times: Kyiv Institute of Civil Aviation (1947), Kyiv Institute of Civil Aviation (1965), Kyiv International University of Civil Aviation (1994), National Aviation University (2000).

Due to the national and international recognition of the significant contribution to the development of national higher education and science, and by the Decree of the President of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma granted national status to the University in September 2000.

Today, NAU is one of the world’s most powerful aviation higher educational institutions with more than 50,000 students including 1,200 international students from 49 countries.

Strong scientific and pedagogical schools enable to train not only engineers but also economists, lawyers, environmentalists, translators, psychologists, sociologists and others.

The campus of the university includes 11 dormitories, a dining hall with 1000 seats, an Internet cafe, students café “Bistro”, a medical center, equipped with modern diagnostic and treatment equipment, a dispensiary, Center for Art and Culture with the hall for 1500 seats, Center for Sport and Health, where sport teams and different winners of competitions are trained in many sports. Employees and students of our university are keen sportsmen at yachting (there is a yacht club at university) and aviamodelling and hang-gliding.


National Aviation University

Faculties Years Fees $
Ukraine lang. English lang.
Aircraft and helicopters 4 2000 $ —-
Maintenance and repair of aircraft an aircraft engines 4 2750 $ 3250 $
Air traffic services 4 2000 $ 2500 $
Aeronautical equipment systems 4 2000 $ 2500 $
Gas turbine plants and compressor stations 4 2000 $ 2500 $
Computerized control and automation systems 4 1800 $ 2300 $
Radio-electronic devices, systems and complexes 4 1700 $ 2200 $
Complexes of flight-navigation equipment 4 2000 $ 2500 $
Telecommunication systems and networks 4 1700 $ 2200 $
Electronic devices and systems 4 1500 $ 2000 $
Electrical power systems 4 2000 $ —-
System programming 4 2000 $ 2500 $
Information measuring systems 4 2000 $ —-
Information management systems and technologies 4 2000 $ —-
Computer systems and networks 4 2000 $ 2500 $
Software systems 4 2200 $ 2700 $
Economics of enterprises 4 1800 $ 2300 $
Management of foreign economic activity 4 1800 $ 2300 $
Psychology 4 2000 $ —-
International business 4 1500 $ —-
International economic relations 4 1500 $ —-
International economics 4 1800 $ 2300 $
Industrial and civil construction 4 1500 $ 2000 $
Organization o transport and management in transport 4 2300 $ 2800 $
Design of architectural environment 4 1500 $ —-
Chemical technology of fuel 4 1500 $ —-
Ecology and environmental protection 4 1500 $ 1800 $
Tourism 4 1500 $ —-
International law 4 1500 $ —-
Jurisprudence 4 2000 $ 2500 $
Preparatory course 1 1400 $  


Student Campus

Student campus includes 11 hostels, one of them is a hotel type. Total living area is 70 504 sq.m. Buildings are constructed of brick, five hostels are five stored buildings, and six – nine stored ones.

All living rooms are equipped with new furniture, household rooms – with modern plumbing and washing machines.

For physical training there are two 2 sports grounds on campus.

Student Life

The living costs in the hostel range from 56 to 297 hryvnas per month, depending on the degree of comfort.

Student Bistro, cafes, bars, internet and billiards clubs are available for students.  Lunch in the student’s Bistro costs up to 15 hryvnas.


Students live at the place of their registration – in dormitories with double, triple and quadruple rooms. The vast majority of hostels is section type, with a bathroom and kitchen in each section. All dormitories are located geographically concentrated in the University campus, which is adjacent to the park area.

Health and Insurance

Medical care at the University is carried out in Medical Center of NAU, which is located in the campus. As well as state and municipal health care of Kyiv.

Health insurance is mandatory for all foreign citizens upon arrival into Ukraine. Medical insurance is issued directly at the Foreign Students Faculty by JSC “Ukrinmedstrakh” insurance agent.

Conditions for learning

Scientific and Technical Library

Scientific and technical library of the National Aviation University is one the biggest HEI libraries located in Kiev, and the biggest among civil aviation libraries of Ukraine.

Library sources are used by about 17 thousands readers and subscribers of between-library subscription. The library is visited by more than 600 thousands users per year, and the amount of literature they obtain exceeds 1.5 million units.

The library is located in separate building, occupies the area 5.4 thousands square meters. There are 5 subscriptions and 9 reader’s halls introduced to user’s usage. The library has the electronic catalogue of literature, which has been incoming since 1994. Electronic base of analytic materials with periodicals and card-table search system.

The Scientific and technical library is the place of meetings of students with scientists, literature and art figures, veterans. Here take place different readers conferences, literature-thematic evenings, verbal magazines, bibliographic reviews.   Additional information about the library of NAU may be obtained directly in every structural subdivision.


Students of the National Aviation University live multifaceted, creative lives: they earn professional knowledge and skills, learn to work and communicate,  enrich spiritually, promote personal cultural level. The University has a great tradition worked out, which is a complete system of work with students in extracurricular time.

Student Government

The mission of the Student Government of NAU is to provide students with representation, services and advocacy within the university structure. The Student Government provides quality leadership for, and accountability to its constituency by recognizing that strength arises from diversity, engagement, and dialogue.

Union of Student Organizations (USO) – is a voluntary association of student organizations of the National Aviation University.

USO is the student government at the National Aviation University.

The main purpose is to manage and coordinate students’ organizations of the university and to increase the activity of the student movement, initiative and responsibility.

USO Primary concerns:

  • coordination of all student organizations of the National Aviation University;
  • advance the interaction and mutual help of these organizations;
  • improve communication and mutual relations between the administration and student organizations of the National Aviation University;
  • elevation of corporate culture at the University;
  • preparation and implementation of measures, aimed at resolving socio-economic, cultural, legal and other problems of students at the National Aviation University;
  • informing and advising student organizations on issues that are within the competence USO;
  • creation of various student groups, scientific societies, art groups, centers, interest clubs;
  • promotion of student government at the National Aviation University and improving its authority among other universities in Ukraine and abroad.

USO in its activity supports student organizations of the National Aviation University in the implementation of the following activities:

  • informs about the decisions of the university administration, Academic and Administrative Councils etc;
  • organizes the work of the executive body of the student government of the university;
  • coordinates work planning and long-term development of each organization;
  • provides explanatory work and protects student rights;
  • supports external affairs with public and student organizations, institutions, cultural and educational centers;
  • organizes and conducts conferences, symposia, seminars etc.

Sports and Health

The main task of the Center is to promote healthy lifestyle, to develop athletic skills of students and teaching staff of the University, to popularize active leisure.

On the basis of the Center there are various sports activities, sports clubs are operating systematically, the yacht club and the training ground is a favorite week-end destination not only for students and university officials, but also for residents of Kyiv region.

Not every university boasts a yacht club.

Over 10 years ago, athletes-sailboats of the University started sailing regatta “Southern Watch”, which last year was included in official calendar of events in sailing among cruising yachts of the Sailing Federation of Ukraine.

For Foreign Citizens

The National Aviation University (NAU) is the largest aviation university in Ukraine. During years of its existence the University has trained thousands  of  specialists   for   160   countries  and continues to provide training in promising areas.

The University surely goes ahead. Progressive trends of modern education are fully implemented in training. Experienced faculty, advanced educational facilities as well as modern informational technologies contribute to the effectiveness of study and formation of future specialists personality.

The University successfully collaborates with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Two ICAO European Subregional Training Centres have been inaugurated in the framework of the University. Both Centres implement the TRAINAIR Methodology on the basis of ICAO Standards and Recommended practices.

Foreigners, who do not speak the language of education, are credited to the Preparatory Faculty. Duration of training is 1 year.

Foreigners also have the opportunity to enter postgraduate programs if they successfully complete their major program and demonstrate capacity for scientific and research activities. Duration of training is 3 years. Language of Learning is Ukrainian or Russian.

Institute of Continuing Education offers a wide range of specializations, through training in which foreign nationals can enhance their professional knowledge and skills and gain additional diplomas and certificates.