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Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies
Year found: 1902
Legal form State
Country Ukraine
City Odessa

 Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies (ONAFT)

Year found: 1902
Legal form: State
Country: Ukraine
Awards: Bachelor Degree
                     Specialist Degree
                     Master Degree
                     Doctoral Programmes
City: Odessa
Study language: Russian, Ukrainian


More than one hundred years ago, in 1902, the school of millers was establish in Odessa for training millers and grain processing engineers for the South of the Ukraine. The first graduation took place in 1905.

Nowadays Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies (ONAFT) is one of the oldest educational institutions not only in Odessa, but also in the Ukraine training personnel of specialists for all branches of the food industry. Graduates of our academy work in many Ukrainian cities, as well as in former Soviet Republics and foreign countries.

Graduates of our Academy hold leading positions at all levels - from the president of Mongolia to the heads of branches, consortiums, associations, plants, and educational institutions.

ONAFT has all facilities for the valuable teaching - there are 6 teaching buildings equipped with educational and scientific laboratories, a large library with 3 reading rooms, an up-to-date computing center equipped with computer laboratories. There are B.Sc., M.Sc. and Specialist Programs and Courses for 19 specialties at 7 facilities of ONAFT teaching students during the day along with the Institute of Correspondence studies and Distance Education.



This is a big city on the Ukrainian coast of the Black Sea, famous for its industrial and cultural progress, for its port and its coastal resorts. The city has a heroic past. Early in the XV century the Slav settlement of Kachibei was situated in the vicinity of Odessa. It was later taken by the Turks. A Turkish fortress, Hajibei, was built in 1764 on the same site. During the second Russo-Turkish War in 1789, the Russian troops, commanded by General Deribas took the fortress (one of the biggest streets in Odessa has been named Deribasovskaya in his honour). By a decree of Catherine II, issued in 1794, Odessa started building military and commercial port.

Odessa’s geographical situation was favourable to its rapid growth: the Black Sea coast and the proximity of the mouths of the Dniper, Bug, Dniester and Danube. This made pre-revolutionary Odessa the main grain-exporting port of Russia. Untill the middle of the XIX century Odessa was economically the third most important city after Pitersburg and Moscow. Odessa’s architecture is the work of the famous masters and has had considerable influence on the development of all Ukrainian architecture. The first houses in Odessa are designed by the famous Petersburg architect Tomas de Tomon. The Opera House, one of the cities most beautifull buildings to this day, was put up in 1887 to designs of the Viennese architects Felker and Gelmer.

The ensemble of the Primorsky boulevard with its Potyomkin stairway (named after the rebellious battleship Potyomkin during the 1905 Revolution), the monument to duke Rishelieu and two semi-circular facades, represent the main entrance to the town from the sea. The monument to duke Rishelieu was built in 1826. The stairway (length 142m, height 30m) was built between 1837 and 1842. Among architectural monuments of great interest are Vorontsov Palace, Potozki Palace, the Museum of Western and Oriental Art, the main building of the University, etc.

Many spots in Odessa are connected with famous writers, composers, scientists, public figures and states men.



Courses by faculties:


«Business economics»
«Accounting and audit»


«Management of organizations»
«Commodity research and commerce»
«Commodity research and examination in customs matters»


«Grain storage and processing technology»
«Technology of bread, confectionary, macaroni food and concentrated food products»


«Catering technology»
«Technology of fermentation and winemaking»
«Hotel and restaurant business»
«Technology of storing, canning and processing of fruits and vegetables»
«Technology of fish and sea-products storage, canning and processing»
«Technology of food products for sanitary and prophylactic purposes»


«Technology of meat storage, canning, and processing»
«Technology of milk storage, canning, and processing»
«Ecology and environment protection»


«Technological equipment for food production»


«Automation and computer-integrated technologies»
«Electrical mechanics»



There are 5 hostels for 3 thousand students, the health center for 50 students, and the summer sporting and recreation camp for 350 students at the Black Sea shore.

The rooms in hostels are well furnished and designed for two or three persons. There are several stu-dents’ canteens and cafes on the territory of the University.




When student arrive to airport he/she will be met and transferred to university. At university student have orientation and welcome brief. After orientation student will be placed at university hostel. During all time of studying at university foreign students are supported by qualified team of International Department. All their needs will be satisfied with pleasure. There is very helpful consultancy for students who have educational difficulties.

All university hostels are secured and have time restrictions for guest to ensure safety and good condition of living.

The Ukrainian people are philosophical and peaceful. The most recent example being the Orange revolution, a completely peaceful demonstration by the people looking for political change. You will find that Ukrainians are very amicable and have good sense of humor. There is no racism at all. Strangers will be extremely friendly with you and be impressed that you made the effort to visit their country over their more visited neighbors.



In 2004 the Assembly of business circles of Europe (Oxford, England) has awarded our academy the premium of the «European quality» for successful achievement of the European standards of quality in providing the educational services. The same year ONAFT became a member of the European Universi-ties Association (EUA). The Academy is a member of the European federation of food science and tech-nology (EFFoST), and Black Sea Universities Association (BSUN).

The students′ life is interesting and rich due to well-established cultural traditions. The first-year students party, the senior students visit card party, New Year and Christmas celebrations, entertainment show «Miss Academy», KVN performances are held annually.

Tuition fee for all courses

Preparatory course (1 year):  USD 1250


Degree courses:

All courses: USD 2100-2300 per year

Other expenses:

- Accomodation: USD 30-45 per month

- Medical insurance: USD 180 per year

- Living Expenses: from USD 300 per month

-  Airport transfer: USD 100 from Odessa, or USD 200 from Kiev.



Please note, tuition fee could change (1-3%) due to exchange rate.                                               23/06/2015 update