The purpose of the academic paper is to present the features of the formation of communicative professionally oriented competence of future philologists. In the process of achieving the goal of the academic paper, the following research methods have been applied, namely: method of observation, method of description and modeling method, method of comparison, the method of complex analysis, functional method, method of comparison, method of system analysis, method of generalization, method of abstraction. It has been revealed that future philologists in the course of educational training in international higher educational institutions (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kherson State University, International human development university «Ukraine», Kyiv National Linguistic University, Universidade da Coruńa, Uniwersytet Opolski, Uniwersytet Wroclawski, Universitat de Barcelona, University College London and University of Oxford) gain thorough knowledge about past and present philological languages, study various areas of linguistics, including syntax, phonetics, morphology, semantics, phonology, master the fundamentals of foreign language teaching practice. It has been established that in the course of obtaining higher education in the field of “Philology (Ukrainian language and literature)” students - future philologists develop general and professional competence, learn knowledge and skills necessary for further professional activity in the sphere of literature, linguistics, methods of teaching Ukrainian language and literature. It has been determined that on the basis of undergoing educational and professional programs of preparation of the philological direction the communicative professionally oriented competence of students - future philologists is formed.Keywords: philology, institutions of higher education, professional training, Ukrainian language.