St. Sophia Cathedral in Rome and historic UCU building located to the right of the Cathedral.

UCU’s Mission

The Ukrainian Catholic University is an open academic community living the Eastern Christian tradition and forming leaders to serve with professional excellence in Ukraine and internationally – for the glory of God, the common good, and the dignity of the human person.

UCU’s History

Located in Western Ukraine, Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU)  is the only Catholic university on the vast territory of the former Soviet Union. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in subjects such as computer science, business, law, theology, government administration, and rehabilitation medicine. The university is open to members of all religious denominations and is guided by Western and Catholic principles of ethics, compassion, and transparency.

Though established as a university in 2002, UCU’s history actually dates back at least to 1928. Now the university offers bachelor’s and graduate degrees in subjects like business, computer science, theology and history, with more than 1,700 full- and part-time students.

UCU Stats in Numbers

Enrolled students
UCU Faculties
UCU Departments and Institutes

The data presented comes from the 2017-2018 UCU Rector’s Report. See full Report

UCU’s Faculties and Average Score of Entrants

Institutes and Departments

In addition to six teaching faculties, the university also has eight research and teaching institutes and other departments.

  • Catechetical-Pedagogical Institute

  • Institute of Church History

  • Institute of Church Music

  • Institute of Ecumenical Studies

  • Institute of Leadership and Management

  • Institute of Marriage and Family Life

  • Institute of Mental Health

  • Institute of Religion and Society

  • Emmaus Center of Support for Persons with Special Needs

UCU Press

The UCU (Ukrainian Catholic University) Press prints titles in history, theology, philosophy, and related subjects. Frequently the titles of the UCU Press win awards at national book fairs. Most of the books are in the Ukrainian language, original works and translations, though some titles are in English.

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Summer & Language Schools

International guests are invited to take part in the various summer and language schools organized by the Ukrainian Catholic University and is a beautiful way to immerse yourself at UCU and Ukrainian heritage. Learn or improve your fluency in the Ukrainian language, in the summer or at other times of the year, including online classes.

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Want to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience?

The Ukrainian Catholic University faculty, staff, and student body would be most happy to have you visit and show you the campus.

Contact UCU Foundation for further information to have an unforgettable experience.

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