Head of the Centre: Zayats O. V., Doctor of Philology, professor.
The initial name was Preparation Courses under Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University, from 2005 – Pre-university Preparation Faculty, from September, 2012 – Pre-university Preparation Centre.
The licensed number of students is 150.
The Centre cooperates with such Ukrainian Universities: Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Research Institute under Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Vinnytsya State Pedagogical University, Kherson State University.
Pre-university Preparation Centre improves knowledge of high school pupils, lyceums, grammar schools, colleges and prepares them to successfully pass Independent External Evaluation in such disciplines: Ukrainian Language and Literature, History, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, English, German, French.
The Pre-university Preparation Centre was established in 1944 as Preparation Courses under Drohobych Pedagogical Institute, and from 1945 – as Preparation Department. From 1969 this section exists as an independent department under Pedagogical Institute – Preparation Department. Since 1988 the department has developed preparation courses, taken by pupils of comprehensive school, lyceum, grammar school and college graduates , students of educational institutions of I-II accreditation levels and professionally-oriented (for pedagogical specialties) youth.
Selection of students for studying is accomplished by Selection Committee of Pre-university Preparation Centre.
Documents for PPC are accepted:
for 11th form graduates from September 3, 2012, for 10th form graduates from December 1, 2012.
The beginning of classes:October 1, 2012 and January 3, 2013, respectively.
Courses periods are 8 months (11th form graduates), 5 months (10th form graduates).
Fee for the entire period of study is: for 11th form pupils – 1500 UAH, and for of 10th form pupils – 300 UAH.
Classes are held: for 11th form pupils on Tuesday and Thursday at 4 p.m., and on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., for 10th form pupils – on the last Saturday of every month at 10 a.m.
PPC graduates are awarded extra points, if they enter Natural and Mathematics Sciences and Engineering specialties under Drohobych State Pedagogical University.
The geography of students is quite extensive, represented by young people from both Lviv and neighboring regions.
For educational purposes PPC uses Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University laboratories and classroom fund.
There are only diplomaed specialists working in PPC, 50% of which are candidates of science, associate professors. PPC tutors published over 130 scientific papers, monographs, teaching aids, which are used by PPC students in studying. PPC tutors are active participants in international and national scientific conferences. The best PPC students are involved into research too. They are participants in students’ scientific conferences, members of Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, co-authors of publications made on the basis of their research.
PPC students have the opportunity not only to master the fundamentals of sciences, take part in research work of corresponding departments, but also to be active participants in the cultural and sport life of the University and the city. Our graduates are the champions even of the international competitions.