NaviationAbout 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).

For almost 80 years of its history more than 200,000 highly skilled professionals has been trained in this higher aviation educational institution. Among them there are well-known scientists, heads of aviation companies, enterprises, organizations and institutions that provide aircraft flights, their maintenance and repair, transportation of passengers and cargo.

The university launched powerful scientific schools in the fields of management, mechanics, electronics, electrical engineering, materials science and computer technology. Their founders were Professor T. Bashta, academicians O. Kuhtenko and G. Pukhov, corresponding members O. Pen’kov, B. Malynowsky, Professors A. Grokhol’skiy, L. Il’nytsky and others.

Unique devices, control systems of aircraft and space-rocket equipment, advanced technologies, and as a result, high scientific and pedagogical potential of this higher educational establishment have been created at the university.

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 educational process is provided by highly qualified scientific and pedagogical staff consisting of 15 Academicians and Corresponding Members of NAS of Ukraine, 270 doctors, professors and 900 candidates of sciences. Leading airline and industries experts are involved into the learning process at the university. We are proud of the fact that 80 honored workers of science and technology and winners of State Prizes are among the teachers of our university.

The University consists of fifteen institutes, seven colleges, a technical school, two high schools, Center for Air and Space Law, European regional centers of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The University is situated on the territory of 72 hectares; the total area of the buildings is 140,000 m2. The training process involves 75 aircraft and helicopters, 42 aviation engines, 3 complex flight simulators, 240 board systems, modelling stands and over 6,000 modern computers.

The scientific and technical library amounts more than 2.6 million issues. The University has the world’s only educational hangar, training airfield, training radio ground with aviation ground equipment, aerodynamic and training complexes.

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 dispensary, 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.


The National Aviation University provides fundamental professional and practical training at the level of Bachelor and Master. The period of training is 4 years for Bachelor’s degree and 1-1,5 years for Masters degree. Language of study is Ukrainian, Russian and English.

Foreigners who do not speak the language of study

(Ukrainian, Russian or English) are admitted to the Preparatory Department for the period of 1 year.

Foreigners are also admitted to postgraduate and doctorate courses if they have successfully graduated from any university and demonstrated abilities for scientific and research work. Period of study is 3 years. Language of study is Ukrainian or Russian.

The Continuing Education Institute at the University gives wide range of specializations for those who want to deepen their professional knowledge and skills and to get additional certificates and diplomas.


Aircraft Faculty

Mechanics and Energetics Faculty

Aerospace Control Systems Faculty

Faculty of Electronics

Faculty of Information Technologies

Telecommunication and Security of Information

Faculty of Computer Sciences

Faculty of Computer Systems

Faculty of Airport Design

Architecture and Design Faculty

Environment Protection Faculty

Faculty of Economics and Business

Faculty of Air Transport Technologies

Management and Logistics Faculty

Faculty of International Information and Law

International Economic Relations Faculty

Air and Space Law Institute

Psychology and Sociology Faculty

Faculty of Linguistic