Kyiv State Maritime Academy named after hetman Petro Konashevich-Sahaydachniy

Kyiv State Maritime Academy named after hetman Petro Konashevich-Sahaydachniy

The Academy is a member of the International Association of Maritime University (IAMU) and works closely with foreign universities sea. Focusing on modern high international standards contributes to the required quality education academy students and their successful employment and career growth in shipping companies, sea and river ports, coastal enterprises.

About Academy

The Kyiv State Maritime Academy named after hetman Petro Konashevich- Sahaydachniy (KSMA) is one of the largest higher institutions of Ukraine in maritime education of the IV level of accreditation.

Today, more than 7,000 students from Ukraine and other countries of the world obtain educational qualification degrees of “Bachelor” and “Master” at the Academy and its divisions. Navigators and ship engineers for sea and river fleet, lawyers, managers of organizations, economists, accountants and software engineers are being trained here.

The teaching staff of the Academy includes 270 highly qualified scientific and pedagogical experts – doctors and candidates of sciences, professors and associate professors, as well as a large number of sea captains and chief engineers who have many years of experience.

The material and technical resources of the educational complex includes 3 buildings of the academy, more than 50 educational laboratories and study rooms for general subjects, the computer labs equipped with modern computers that are joined into a local area network and connected to the Internet, a hostel, a library, a spacious gym and an assembly hall. The students have shipboard training on the educational and industrial vessels of the Academy.

The Academy maintains a high standard of modern maritime education and maritime simulator training. As a division of the Academy, the Centre of training, recurrent training and advanced training of water transport specialists was created, which is equipped with modern training equipment that meets the requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Convention of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers (STCW) (including the Manila amendments to this Convention).

The Academy has contacts with higher educational establishments of the same kind abroad. The graduates have opportunity to get diploma of education abroad.

About Kyiv

Kyiv is one of the biggest cities in Europe. It is a bustling capital of independent Ukraine, its administrative, economic, scientific, cultural and educational center. This scenic city with population of over 3 million people is located on the shores of the Dnepr River.

Kyiv is a city of invaluable historical and cultural monuments, a city of great events and outstanding people. Everyone will find there something especially interesting for himself. The art and architecture of Kyiv are considered world treasures. Many famous artists, poets and writers estimated the unique beauty of this city. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe. In the historical center of Kyiv you can feel the spirit of the past everywhere.

Kyiv is distinguished for its rich cultural life. Theater lovers will find many theatres offering various theatrical programs. Most performances are held in Ukrainian or Russian. The recently renovated Kyiv Opera House presents very good opera as well as a broad repertoire of ballets. Ivan Franko Theater is a center of Ukrainian drama, comedy, and musicals. A lot of various exhibitions are carried out in the city’s numerous museums and art galleries.

Kyivis also a scientific and educational center of independent Ukraine. Various universities and science academies including famous Kyiv-Mogilyanskaya Academy, which is one of the first scientific establishments in Eastern Europe, are located there.

Being the largest city of Ukraine, Kyiv is a leading industrial and commercial center of the country. Kyiv’s major industries include: food processing (especially processing of beet sugar), metallurgy, manufacture of machinery, machine tools, rolling stock, chemicals, building materials, and textiles. The development of Ukrainian economy gave impulse to business activity of the city. There are a lot of new office centers, banks, trade exhibition centers and other commercial enterprises appearing in the city nowadays.

Take a walk through the ancient streets of this scenic city, feel its unique beauty and the spirit of its past. For sure your stay in Kyiv will become one of your most memorable experiences.

Kyiv is one of the most beautiful cities of the world that picturesquely spreads on the Dnipro river hills. As others old cities Kyiv has no exact date of foundation. According to the legend, Kyiv was founded more than 1,500 years ago by three brothers Kyi, Schek, Khoryv and their sister Lybid. The city was named after the oldest brother Kyi. In the 9th century Kyiv became the capital of the Ancient Rus. The territory of this independent state stretched out from the Baltic Sea in the North to the Black Sea in the South and from Volga River in the East to the Carpathians Mountains in the West. Kyiv is often referred as “the mother of all cities” by Russians and Ukrainians and as a cradle of Slavonic civilization.


Student life is a constant source of fun moments, knowledge of the world, exploring each of its particles. Education abroad opens up not only a quality education in a selected country for you, but also the opportunity to make friends from every corner of the world. For students of European universities is open the whole of Europe, this old lady with her unique combination of skyscrapers, provincial colored houses, gothic and romantic architecture.


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