Tamara Petriva

head of the department

Tetyana Borysivna

specialist of the 1st category
in work
with foreign students

Alina Anatoliyvna

senior inspector
of the department


Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts is one of the oldest artistic educational establishments in Ukraine and the CIS.

It was founded in 1921 on the base of the Art Collegium, while the predecessor of the Collegium was M. Raevskaya-Ivanova’s School of Drawing (established in 1869). In 1962 Kharkiv State Institute of Arts was reorganized into Kharkiv Art and Industrial Institute. On 9 August, 2001 in accordance to the Ordinance of the Cabinet of Ministers the latter was turned into Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts (IV level of accreditation, KSADA).

KSADA is the only Ukrainian member of the European League of higher educational establishments and it actively cooperates with universities of Poland, China, Germany, Italy, Russia on creativity, education, and research. Furthermore, the Academy is aspired to strengthen and expand its cooperation with foreign higher educational establishments.

Students from different countries of the world get trained at the Academy. Among them there are representatives of the Commonwealth of Independent States, such as Russia, Moldova, Azerbaidzhan, Turkmenistan, and other countries, namely, Africa, China, Iran, Iraq, Vietnam, Cameroon, Bahrain, Mauritius, Italy, etc.

In accordance with the legislation of Ukraine, the staff members of the Department assist newly arrived foreign citizens in getting a temporary residence permit for Ukraine at the Department of Immigration and Citizenship in Kharkiv. The staff members also help them get recorded in hospitals for health care, organize getting accommodation in hostels, and ensure that foreign citizens will be able to stay in touch with their relatives, as well as contact their embassy when necessary.

All documents a foreign citizen need are issued at the Academy’s Department of International Cooperation. These are such documents as a contract, an application form, a medical insurance, a form, a student identity card, record documents for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship in Kharkiv, a personal data file, a certificate on obtaining a speciality (Diploma for an exterior usage) with their authentification in MES of Ukraine and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

e-mail: ulyanova@ksada.edu.ua