erasmusIn order to develop legal education with the modernization of legal training in order to meet the needs of economic and social development, as well as taking into account the geopolitical situation of Belarus and Ukraine in the center of Europe, a draft project 598471-EPP-1 2018-1-AT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP "Modernization of master's programs for future judges, prosecutors, investigators according to the European Human Rights Standard" (CRIMHUM) was prepared and submitted to the European Commission for the selection of the competition in February 2018. This project was approved signed by the European Commission. The project is implemented by a consortium of partners from the EU, Belarus and Ukraine, consisting of 10 universities and one public association.


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“School of EU Law” is an innovative project created by National University “Odesa Law Academy” jointly with EU organizations and projects, and also with European universities, and is directed on increasing awareness of Ukrainian students in the sphere of EU Law.

Within the frames of educational course students get knowledge in different branches of EU legislation, in particularly, Transport Law, Customs Law, Immigration Law, Consumer Law, increasing speech qualification, obtain optional knowledge in history and culture of states EU members.

Educational program consists of: lectures, individualindependent work of students, modularcontrolfor eachlecture course(tests), passingin English, German or French.

In innovative educational project “School of EU Law” annually during two terms 30-35 students and post-graduate students of National University “Odesa Law Academy” participate.

As experts practical officials of EU Mission on Border Assistance to Moldova and Ukraine, Transport Strategy of Ukraine, professors of leading European universities are invited.

The participants of each educational program after successful passing all exams obtain certificates.

In accordance to studying 1-2 participants are determined, who get a scholarship for educational visit to EU institutions in Brussel (Belgium).

The previous plan of educational courses of “School of EU Law” in 2016/2017 academic year

The previous plan of educational courses of “School of EU Law” in 2015/2016 academic year

The previous plan of educational courses of “School of EU Law” in 2014/2015 academic year

The previous plan of educational courses of “School of EU Law” in 2013/2014 academic year

Visiting professors

american school

“American Law School” is an innovative educational project, created by National University “Odessa Law Academy” together with international scientific-expert centers and American programs of academic exchange, aimed on raising awareness of Ukrainian students in the field of American law and international law.

Within the framework of study course students get knowledge in different branches of American law, in particular, commercial law, criminal law, criminal procedure, law of torts, constitutional and international law, acquire practical skills in  litigation, improve their speech skills, get additional knowledge of history and culture of the USA.

Study program of the project includes: lectures, individual students' independent work, group role modeling, simulation hearings, and modular control for each lecture course (tests) that occur in English.

Every year during 2 weeks about 30-35 students and fellows of National University “Odessa Law Academy” take part in innovative educational project “American Law School”.

Practicing lawyers, judges from the USA, as well as professors from leading American universities are invited as experts.

Attendees of the study program, who have mastered its contents, receive the certificates.

Every year, due to results of studying in the project, 1-2 students receive the right to have the internship in Salzburg University (Austria).

Training courses:

2017-2018 study year

2016-2017 study year

2015-2016 study year

2013-2014 study year

2012-2013 study year

2011-2012 study year

2010-2011 study year

70   Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology (USA)
69   Caspian University (Kazakhstan)
68   Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía – ISDE (Spain)
67   Mohamed-Cherif Messaadia Souk Ahras University (Algeria)
66   Rīga Stradiņš University (Latvia)
65   Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
64   Juárez Autonomous University of Tabasco (UJAT)
63   University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design
62   Vytautas Magnus University
    Center for Patents and Trademarks of the Republic of Azerbaijan
61   Karabuk University
60   International University «MITSO»
59   Mykolas Romeris University
58   "BIP—Institute of Law"
57   Institute of European Studies, Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw
56   The Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich
55   University of Ljubljana
54   University of Maribor
53   University of Trnava

"Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati

51   Accounting and Bussiness School
(Polytechnic Institute of Porto)
  The International Development Institute-Africa
50   Anadolu University
49   The University of Zagreb
48   Lund University
47   Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property
46   Novosibirsk State University
45   National Taiwan University
44   Çukurova University
43   Law Institute of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia
42   International Law Institute

Moscow State Law University named after O.E. Kutafin

40   Lomonosov Moscow State University
39   Robert Gordon University
38   Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
37   University of Nicosia
36   University of European Political and Economic Studies "Constantin Stere"
35   The German Federal Bar 
34   Chelyabinsk State University
33   Kazan National Research Technological University 
32   European Center Continuing Legal Education
31   Leavitt Institute for International Development
30   Saratov State University
29   Penza State University
28   Özyeğin University
27   Ondokuz Mayıs University University
26   International Academy of Montreux
25   Salzburg University
24   Tajik National University
23   John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
22   University «Azerbaijan»
21   Academy of Liberal Arts
20   Baku State University
19   American University
18   The University of Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV 
17   University of Buckingham
16   Yeditepe University
15   University of Bern
14   Tel Aviv University
13   University for Foreigners Perugia
12   European Public Law Organization
11   EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine
10   Center for International Legal Studies
09   AWO Heimatgarten
08   United Nations Institute for Training and Research
7   Union of Bulgarian Commandos
6   Magna Charta Observatory
5   European Law Faculties Association
4   European Law Students' Association
3   International Association for Political Science Students
2   UN High Commissioner for Refugees
1   European University Association

International cooperation is one of the important directions of activity of National University “Odessa Law Academy”. The development of international relations and cooperation is carried out in the context of integration into the world and European educational environment, implementation of the provisions of the Bologna Declaration.

National University “Odessa Law Academy” has fruitful scientific relations with foreign educational institutions. About 100 cooperation agreements have been signed with leading universities of Germany, USA, France, Poland, Turkey, Lithuania, Croatia, Slovenia, Sweden, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Austria, Moldova, Switzerland, Mexico, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Taiwan, Israel.

In the process of cooperation with foreign educational institutions, the exchange of plans on research and experience of scientific work, the joint development of scientific works, the review of scientific works, the exchange of scientific information and literature, participation in the work of specialized councils for the thesis defense, etc., is carried out.

National University "Odessa Law Academy" consistently develops cooperation with international governmental and non-governmental organizations. For years the University has fruitfully worked with the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine, the EU Consultative Mission, the Norwegian Refugee Council, the Heimatgarten Charitable Foundation, the Alliance Française in Odessa, the British Council, as well as non-governmental network student organizations – the European Law Students' Association (ELSA) and the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS).

The University is a member of the European University Association (since 1998) and the European Association of Public Law (since 2008), signed by Magna Charta Universitatum (since 2004).

The structural units of National University "Odessa Law Academy" are members of the European Law Faculties Association (since 2017).

Cooperation with international organizations promotes the exchange of innovative educational methods and practices. Representative offices of international non-governmental organizations, created on the basis of the University, are actively functioning.

National University "Odessa Law Academy" is a recognized center of science, education, culture and spirituality. Large-scale international events, international thematic seminars, round tables and schools are constantly held in the University. With the support of foreign student associations, study visits of students from different countries also take place.

Guest lecturers from among leading foreign scholars, lawyers, practitioners, judges, politicians regularly visit the University. Extracurricular study courses in foreign languages with the participation of guest lecturers are organized.

Students, PhD students and young teachers from National University "Odessa Law Academy" always show high results in the world famous international student intellectual competitions: the Philip C. Jessup Public International Law Moot Court Competition, Telders International Law Moot Court Competition, International Moot Court Competition on World Trade Organization Law, International Commercial Arbitration Court Competition under European Arbitration Chamber, the Stetson’s International Environmental Moot Court Competition, Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition, The Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition, ELSA European Human Rights Moot Court Competition, International Moot Court on Maritime Arbitration, as well as international models of the United Nations and the International Criminal Court.

National University "Odessa Law Academy" creates all necessary conditions for providing individual academic mobility of students, PhD students and teachers. Every year dozens of students and scientific and pedagogical staff of the university study, conduct research, improve qualification abroad.

National University "Odessa Law Academy" has a significant experience in implementing European projects within the framework of European Union grant programs – TACIS, TEMPUS, ERASMUS +.

The University’s steady partners are the leading American grant programs – USAID, Fulbright Program, Center for International Legal Education, The Leavitt Institute for International Development.

The amount of grants and sponsorships annually increases. Grants and sponsorship fees are used in the following areas: procurement of foreign scientific and educational literature in English, German and French; provision of long-term internships for teachers, PhD students, undergraduate students at scientific and educational institutions abroad; provision of individual mobility of scientists; organization of author study courses for foreign guest lecturers; organization of integrated long-term study courses; organization of summer international educational student events; certification of language skills; publishing activity.

Within the framework of the Tempus IV Project 544117-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-HR-TEMPUS-JPCR, in cooperation with the University of Zagreb (Croatia) and Maribor University (Slovenia), the European and International Law Master programme Development in Eastern Europe-InterEULawEast in National University "Odessa Law Academy" in 2016 an innovative English-language Master degree program in the specialty 081 "Law", specialization "International and European Law" was launched.

This program is designed for students with a legal background who want to continue to study law at an advanced level with an understanding of the peculiarities of the interaction of international and European law with the national, and, at the same time, to acquire skills for resolving legal issues in the context of multijurisdictional activities.

National University "Odessa Law Academy" has famous traditions of training highly professional personnel for foreign countries. In different years, students from the University of Azerbaijan, Angola, Armenia, Afghanistan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Ghana, Georgia, Denmark, Zimbabwe, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Kazakhstan, Cameroon, Kenya, China, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Nigeria, Germany, Palestine, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Syria, Somalia, USA, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. Many foreign graduates of the University hold senior posts in the political, economic and legal spheres at home.

International collaboration is one of the main tasks of National University “Odesa Law Academy”. Coordination of activities of the University in area of international collaboration is executed by International Relations Office that is subordinated to Vice-rector for International Relations.

In 1997-2004 LL.D, Professor Mark P. Orzikh was Vice-rector for International Relations of National University “Odesa Law Academy”. Since 2005 LLD, Professor Vyacheslav O. Tulyakov has been Vice-rector for International Relations.

Since 2002 the Department of International Relations has been headed by PhD, Assistant Professor Barsky Vadim Rudolfovich, and since 2018 the Head of the Department of International Relations is Yuliia I. Astankevych.

The objective of the structural unit is promotion of international relations and cooperation in context of integration into world and European educational environment, implementation of the Bologna Declaration.

The main objectives of the structural unit are:

- Planning and organizing scientific cooperation with foreign universities, research institutions, foundations, governmental and nongovernmental international organizations;
- Planning and organizing international scientific events (conferences, symposiums, scientific and practical seminars, roundtables, etc.);
- Planning and organizing international educational student activities (summer schools, court models, thematic seminars, courses of foreign visiting lecturers, language courses);
- Planning and organizing academic exchanges;
-Organizational and methodological assistance to members of academic exchanges;
- Protocol support of official visits of foreign delegations to the University;
- Correspondence on international cooperation, contract work in the area of international cooperation.
- Promotion of Ukrainian legal scientific and educational school (support of the official website, participation in educational exhibitions, public awareness about the achievements of the University in area of international cooperation in the national media, placing information materials about the University in foreign media, promotion of scientific and teaching literature exchange with foreign partners);
- Vocational work with applicants-foreigners, organizational and educational work with students-foreigners;
- Organizational assistance to persons who obtained higher education abroad in successful nostrification procedure of their documents;
- Organizational assistance to persons who graduated from the University in the successful legalization of their documents.

Contact information:
Odesa, FontanskayaDorogaStreet, 23, office 207
tel. +380487196215

To become a student of National University “Odessa Law Academy” you need to go through several stages in the following succession:

1. Get invitation for a study:

To get invitation for study in NU “OLA” you need:

To fulfil the application for study in NU”OLA” and send us a letter to e-mail address

Send us the following documents which are necessary for preparing the invitation:

  • Application (Application form, pdf);
  • Consent to personal data collecting and processing (Consent, pdf);
  • Copy of documents about the previous education (appendix to educational qualifications), which provide information about candidate's progress in academic subjects;
  • Copy of certificate about completing the course of language training (if available);
  • Copy of the first page of the passport or another document, which proves a foreign citizen's identity.

To conduct a payment for the visa support (for citizens of countries with visa-required entries to Ukraine). You will receive the bank requisites and payment details by e-mail

To get the original of the invitation for study, which is required for:

  • opening a long-stay visa (for citizens of countries with visa-required entry to Ukraine);
  • presenting it when passing through the passport control.

2. Come for study to Ukraine in the established term:

Academic year in Ukraine starts on September, 1 .Admission of foreign citizens is conducted, as a rule, till 01 November and till 01 March (except for the admission to the Preparatory Department and for undergoing the Specialized Training in Medicine (Clinical Ordinatura)). Transfer and renewing to studies of the students who were dismissed from higher educational establishments, is conducted as a rule during summer or winter vacations.

To come for study to Ukraine on time you need:

Citizens of countries with visa-required entries to Ukraine must submit: documents for long-stay (student) visa (D-type visa) to the Embassy of Ukraine in your country (if there is no Embassy of Ukraine in your country, pay attention that the country of visa issuing is stated in the form of the invitation for study). Requirements concerning the documents processing and the procedure of applying for visa should be specified on the website of the Embassy of Ukraine in your country. Besides the documents, which are required for visa opening, original of the invitation for study must be submitted.

Citizens of the countries with visa-free entries must have the original of the invitation for study when crossing the Ukrainian border which proves the aim of entry to Ukraine.

To inform you of your planned arrival date in Ukraine, the flight number of the vehicle. Such information is necessary for a foreign citizen to meet with a representative of NU OLA and to further accompany him from the border crossing point to our educational institution.

3. Admission to Study in NU “OLA”:

According to the "Order of organization of recruitment to studies (internship) of foreign citizens and stateless persons" approved by the Order of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine №1541 from 01.11.2013 with changes conducted according to the Order of the Ministry of Education and Science №1272 from 11.12.2015, submit personally to the International Relations Office (Fontanska doroga St,23, 207 cabinet):

  1. original and notarized copy of the document about the previous obtained educational level (educational-qualification level) on the basis of which the admission is held;
  2. original and notarized copy of the diploma supplement about the previous obtained educational level (educational-qualification level) on the basis of which the admission is held;
  3. in case of transfer or renewal to studies a foreigner shall submit academic transcript issued by the foreign or Ukrainian educational establishment;
  4. for master or post-graduate studies a foreigner shall submit the original and the copy of the document which contains the academic plan of the previous level of higher education, obtained credits, duration of studies and the academic performance;
  5. copy or original of the passport document of the foreigner or the document which proves the identity of the person without citizenship with a notarized translation into Ukrainian language;
  6. 6 Photos size 30x40 mm;
  7. copy of the certificate of a foreign Ukrainian (if available).
  • To pass the entrance interview on the knowledge of the language which must be on the level, enough for the successful learning of the educational material.
  • To pass the entrance interview on the academic subjects, depending on the chosen specialty.
  • In case of successful passing the entrance interview, a foreign citizen must conduct a payment for studies


- Vice-rector for International Relations Professor Vyacheslav A. Tulyakov;
tel. +(380-48) 719-87-69;
- Head of International Relations Office Yulyia Astankevych,
tel. +380487196215