Ukrainian National University of Pharmacy Kharkov

Ukrainian National University of Pharmacy Kharkov

Ukrainian National University of Pharmacy Kharkov is a domestic center of pharmaceutical education and science development, which occupies a leading place in realization of public policy in training a new generation of highly skilled specialists and implementation of competitive scientific developments for science intensive pharmaceutical industry. The University creates conditions for deep scientific training of highly qualified specialists on the principles of education and science cooperation.

National University of Pharmacy, founded in 1805 as a pharmaceutical department of Kharkiv Emperor University , is the main pharmaceutical higher education institution in Ukraine with rich scientific traditions and history.

National University of Pharmacy is the only higher education institution of pharmaceutical profile in our country. Its evolution has provided the development of national pharmaceutical school, science, production and the whole pharmaceutical industry of Ukraine. In 1921, based on the Proposal of prominent Kharkiv scientists, the first and the only in Ukraine Kharkiv Pharmaceutical Institute (KhPhI) was founded by Resolution of Health Care Narkomat and Golovnauk.

Listing Details

Acronym – UNUPK
Accreditation – IV
Status – State
Established – 1805
Departments – 6
Teaching staff – 625 (67 Doctors of Sciences, Professors and more than 350 candidates of sciences, assistant professors )
  • Pharmacy (Duration – 5 years)
  • Clinical Pharmacy (5 years)
  • Perfumery and Cosmetic Technology (5 years)
  • Industrial Pharmacy (5 years)
  • Management in Production Sphere (4 years)
  • Economy of Enterprises (4 years)
  • Marketing (4 years)
  • Quality, Standards, Certification ( post-graduate education, duration – 1 year)

UNAPh prepares specialists for:

  • Pharmacies, Pharmaceutical firms and Plants;
  • Clinics, Hospitals and other Medical Establishments;
  • Chemical-pharmaceutical enterprises;
  • Perfumery-cosmetic enterprises, firms, cosmetic clinics, cabinets; state inspections and laboratories in drugs quality control; scientific staff for educational establishments and scientific-research establishments of the pharmaceutical type.

Rector of the NUPh – Valentin Petrovich Chernykh , Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Chemistry, State prize-winner, associate-member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine , Honoured Scientist of Ukraine, Honoured inventor of Ukraine , head of the organic chemistry department, professor.

Languages of study : Russian, English, Ukrainian.

Duration of study : from 1 year up to 6 years, depending on the original education.

Forms of study : full-time, part-time, distance.

Material base of the University:

Training process is conducted on the basis of leading chemical-pharmaceutical enterprises, pharmacies, clinics of Kharkiv city and Ukraine .

Information for foreign citizens


NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF PHARMACY is the largest higher education institution that prepare well-qualified specialists in the sphere of pharmacy.

NUPh has been training foreign specialists for pharmaceutical industry of many foreign countries for 45 years already (since 1965).

During this period more than 5000 citizens from 77 countries of the world obtained Master of Pharmacy diploma of the world-known University.

It is a large army of graduates, our colleagues, who have gone all over the world. Many of the NUPh graduates take up leading positions in their branch, have their own pharmacies, work at the Embassies and Ministries of Health, etc.

In the 80s, students mainly from Africa and Middle East studied at NUPh, but in the 90s the geography of students’ enrolment to NUPh significantly extended.

Over the recent years, new contingent of foreign students are citizens of former USSR republics. Enrolment of students from the Commonwealth countries is actual and promising.

Training of foreign citizens in the NUPh is performed according to education-professional programs (based on licensed volume) in the following directions.

Languages of instruction: Ukrainian, Russian and English.

Mode of study: full-time, part-time, distance, evening-time.

Training period:

–  Russian/Ukrainian form of education – 6 years (1st year at the Pre-University Department)

– English form of education – 5 years.

Admission of foreign citizens to the NUPh to the English form of education: from August 15 to November 13 of the current year.

Admission to the Pre-University Department (to study Russian/Ukrainian, which enables to continue education in any Ukrainian higher education institution according to the direction of training) – all year round. 

All foreign students entering the University to get education are provided with a place in the hostel .

Due to the current difficult situation in some regions of Ukraine, National University of Pharmacy invites you to continue your education in the following accredited specialties: “Pharmacy”, “Clinical Pharmacy”, “Pharmaceutical Technology of drugs”, “Technology of perfume and cosmetics”, “Laboratory Diagnosis”, etc. All necessary conditions are created for your comfortable and professional training! Our university will do everything possible to enable you to complete your education in the relevant specialties. Kharkiv  is still the students’ capital of Ukraine and is the most comfortable and safe city in Ukraine, which is ready at any time to receive foreign students! We welcome new students!

Memo for student

    1. Excellent students of the Faculty for Foreign Citizens’ Education
    1. Traditions of the international education
    1. History of NUPh international education
    1. Structure of the Faculty
    1. Attention applicants
  1. Memo for student
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