The International Relations Department is still a key unit for admitting international applicants to study at IFNMU. Before the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia in Ukraine, there was an increase in the number of foreign citizens obtaining higher education. Students from more than 30 countries study at IFNMU and actively encourage their fellow citizens to study here. In 2021, 1,613 foreign students from 35 countries studied at the university. Taking into account the military situation in Ukraine, IFNMU provides continuous education of students and safe conditions for applicants as required by current realities.
In order to carry out highly-qualified admission of foreign citizens to study at IFNMU, a Selection Committee was created on the basis of the International Relations Department by the Order of the Rector of IFNMU. The Committee receives and checks the documents necessary for issuing invitations to study, provides information support to meet the applicants at the airports of Ukraine, registers personal documents of foreign citizens for their admission and official stay on the territory of Ukraine.
Every international applicant goes through a long procedure from a candidate for study to a student of the University. Each stage is registered documentarily in IFNMU and electronically in the Electronic Database of the State Enterprise “Ukrainian State Center for International Education” of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Therefore, the enrollment of foreign citizens is clear, consistent and transparent due to the coordinated cooperation between the employees of the Department and the representatives of Ukrainian State Center for International Education.
International Relations Department cooperates directly with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine, the State Migration Service of Ukraine and the Foreign Embassies in Ukraine to carry out highly qualified admission of foreign applicants in accordance with educational standards of Ukraine and the requirements of the relevant Ministries abroad, as well as ensure state security and legal stay of the foreign citizens in Ukraine.