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Odessa National Medical University

Odessa National Medical University a government University situated in the city of Odessa, Ukraine; left a significant mark in the history of medical education of Ukraine and for many years it clinched its existence- the medical faculty of the Novorossiysk University was opened. The medical faculty soon became one of the most prestigious medical faculties in the Russian Empire. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it became Odessa State Medical University in the independent Ukrainian Republic.

It is also a member of the Bologna process (single European area of higher education) & the only member of MEDICINE (Medical education in Europe). The year 2005 came along with an award to the University for Development of a modern model for teaching the English speaking students, by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine & National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine.

University’s administration is composed of 56 departments, a medical college, preparatory faculty, and post-graduation faculty. Enrollment of approx. 4000 students in the University has now become its tradition, out of which 1200 are international students from about 52 countries of the globe.

ONMU was the first University of Ukraine, which started delivering of lectures in English as a medium of instruction. The University holds strong hands on the fourth level of accreditation enforced by the State Accreditation Committee of Ukraine in 1994. Now it is among the Top WHO recognized Universities of Ukraine. ONMU is famous for its qualitative medical education at an affordable cost.

Departments with some of the courses offered under them are as follows:

Department of Medical and Biological specialization

  • Human anatomy
  • Cytology and Embryology
  • General and clinical pathological physiology
  • General and clinical pharmacology
  • Clinical immunology, genetics and medical biology
  • Simulation medicine
  • Medical chemistry
  • Forensic medicine
  • Physiology

Department of Medical and Prophylactic specialization

  • Hygiene and medical ecology
  • General and clinical epidemiology and biosafety
  • Professional pathology, clinical, laboratory and functional diagnostics
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry and narcology

Department of therapeutic specialization

  • Infectious diseases
  • Neurology
  • Propaedeutics of internal diseases and therapy
  • Medicine of catastrophes and military medicine
  • Family medicine and general practice
  • Phthisiopulmonology

Department of surgical specialization

  • General and Military Surgery
  • ENT diseases
  • Radiation Diagnostics, Therapy and Radiation Medicine
  • Eye diseases
  • Traumatology and orthopedics
  • Urology and Nephrology

Department of pediatric specialization

  • Propaedeutics of pediatrics
  • Pediatrics No. 1,2 & 3 (postgraduate training)
  • Infectious diseases of children

Department of dental specialization

  • Surgical dentistry
  • Orthopedic Dentistry
  • General dentistry
  • Dentistry of childhood
  • Orthodontics

Department of the pharmaceutical specialization

  • Pharmacognosy
  • Drug technologies
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • General pharmacy

    The University campus has six hostels to accommodate students. Rooms are fully-decorated with furniture, beddings and other basic amenities. The campus is totally secured under the surveillance of CCTV cameras. Hostels are surrounded by the green belt for the sports activities, student cafeteria, reading rooms and gyms, etc.

    ONMU has one of the oldest and biggest libraries in Ukraine. The brownie for the library is the funds from Medical-Scientific periodical editions (one of the biggest in Ukraine). Funds of the library are exhibited at exhibitions, symposia and scientific conferences of medical workers. It contains about 1 million books, internet hall, electronic journals and e-catalogues and much more facilities.

    Modern infrastructure and well-equipped classrooms of the University is among the counting of its advantages. It has separate laboratories for students to have a better practical understanding

    The universities also have various societies for experiencing cultural exposure and interact with other students coming from various countries across the globe. There is also a sports and fitness complex for students.

    Also, it is a part of many international organizations such as the International Association of Medical Universities, which ensures great employment opportunities for students after the completion of the MBBS program.

    • A port city on the Black Sea in Southern Ukraine
    • Founded by a decree of the Russian Empress- Catherine, the Great. It was the most important port of trade in the Soviet Union and a Soviet Naval base.
    • The climate in Odessa is warm and temperate usually. There is significant rainfall throughout the year in Odessa.
    • The economic sectors of the city include shipbuilding, oil refining, chemicals, metalworking, and food processing.
    • Odessa is the third most populous city of Ukraine and a major tourism centre, seaport and a transportation hub.
    • It is known for its beaches, 19th-century architecture, Ballet Theatres.
    • Main attractions of the city are Potemkin Stairs, Odessa National Academic Theatre, Privoz Market, Port of Odessa, etc.
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    O.O. Bogomolets National Medical University

    O.O. Bogomolets National Medical University was established in 1841, with an aim of providing great virtue and excellence. This University is counted among one of the ancient Universities in Ukraine as it was founded more than 150 years ago, in order to provide Quality Medical Education. The University is based out of Kiev’s cosmopolitan city. The name of the university was delineated after the name of the physiologist- Alexander A. Bogomolets. It is also considered as one of the Top Medical Universities in Ukraine.

    The University is accredited & recognized by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, World Health Organization (WHO), Medical Council of India (MCI), and General Medical Council (GMC). The University is quite famous among the Indian students as students from approximately

    60-70 countries students enrol every year in the University. Out of all these enrolled students, Indian medical aspirants are in majority.

    One of the great milestones achieved by the University in the development of international standards in training of medical, research and academic staff and integration into the European educational and scientific space; on the basis of Bologna declaration.

    The diverse and multicultural environment is bestowed on the students, as the management of the University strictly condemn all sort of criticism or discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, colour, gender or nationality.

    Among all the other important things, apart from studies which are equally important for the students, is extra-curricular activities which is a common belief at the University. The students get global exposure in terms of culture and traditions. The University has maintained its prestigious image among the International medical aspirants and so it is one of the most sought after Medical University in Ukraine.


    • Faculty of General medicine
    • Faculty of Stomatology/ Dentistry
    • Faculty of Pharmacy

    Student Life

    O.O. Bogomolets National Medical University is known to have a world-class sports complex which offers various facilities to the enrolled students and encourage them to have holistic development. The sports activities that are included in the complex are – swimming pool, a wellness club, exercise centres, football stadium, sports ground for handball, tennis court, and volleyball court and so on.

    At the University campus, the students are encouraged to participate in various social exercises, sports, seminars, meetings and examinations held in colleges. In this manner, they will not miss out the opportunities that would otherwise be available to them in their home country.

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    Kharkiv National Medical University

    Kharkiv National Medical University (KNMU) Ukraine is one of the oldest and leading medical higher institutions of Ukraine. It was founded in the year 1805 as the Medical Faculty of the Kharkiv University. The University is a prestigious and well recognized medical university in the world. It is also the active member of the International Association of Universities (UNESCO).

    The University is currently training about 7,000 students, among them 2150 foreign citizens, and its academic staff consists of more than 630 teachers, including 102 Doctors of Sciences and Professors, 387 Candidates of Medical Science, 32 members of academies, 17 Honored Scientists.

    The University is enlisted with WDOMS and the IMED directory of the USA.

    Kharkiv National Medical University is the best institution for foreign students who want to Study MBBS in Ukraine.

    Faculties/ Courses

    • Faculty of General Medicine (MBBS)
    • Faculty of Pediatrics
    • Faculty of Preventive Medicine
    • Faculty of Stomatology (Dentistry)


    There are 6 Hostels, all hostel rooms are fully furnished and vary in size and with number of conveniences. Two or three students can share the room. The university offers separate arrangements for boys and girls. In the hostel, each room is attached with kitchen is provided for students to cook food to their own taste. All rooms in hostels are provided with internet facility. All the hostels are under the protection of the police during 24*7.

    Student Life

    Students studying at Kharkiv National Medical University offers various exposures to many cultures for Indian students. On regular intervals, various student exchange programs are conducted in collaboration with various healthcare establishments within the country.

    To keep students physically fit and active the university offers a sports club where students can get themselves enrolled and enjoy basketball, football, etc.

    Interesting Fact about the City- Kharkiv

    • The university is located in the city of Kharkiv in the north-east region of Ukraine.
    • From December 1919 to January 1934, Kharkiv was the first capital of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, after which the capital was changed to Kiev.
    • The winters are usually long, windy, dry, freeing and usually cloudy, whereas the summers are warm and partly cloudy.
    • Initially, the city is known for industrial region hosting machine building, extraction of hydrocarbons and energy production, but now has moved in the manufacturing of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, drinks, and tobacco.
    • The city is known as the city of seven wonders. The main attractions of the city are The Freedom Square, the monument to Taras Shevchenko, Zerkal’nayaStruya Fountain, etc.


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    Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University

    Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University was inaugurated in the year of 1945, at Ivano city in the North-west of Ukraine; and since then it is being considered as one of the oldest and leading medical university of Ukraine. Ivano University exclusively received the title of National Medical University by the Government of Ukraine.

    IFNMU is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools. It holds the subordination from the Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine. It holds the fourth level of accreditation conferred by the State Accreditation Committee of Ukraine, as per record no. of 10 of April 24, 1994.

    Many world-renowned scientists, heads of public health service, honoured doctors, working in different regions of the world; are the graduates of Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University. The University takes the responsibility of providing high-quality education to aspiring students at affordable fees. Students of IFNMU are eligible to apply for the certification and licensure in 150 countries all over the world like- US, UK, Canada, Australia, India, Singapore, New Zealand, Germany, etc.

    Indian students are also eligible to sit for the National Board of Examination (NBE) to get registered with MCI. After receiving the “eligibility certificate” from MCI prior to sitting for the competency test conducted by the NBE and complying with any other guidelines of the certification authority.

    University has thirteen faculties and 48 departments excluding a preparatory department. It enrols about 5000 international students from almost 40 countries of the world including the USA, India, various regions of Africa, and many others.

    In addition, University has established some scientific and international co-operation with the following institutes in the World Scientific and Educational Partners- Tajik State Medical University Abuali Ibn porch (Dushanbe, Tajikistan), National Center for toxicological studies FDA (USA), Canadian Center for dental technology (Toronto, Canada), Nikolai Testemitsanu State University of Medicine & Pharmacy (Chisinau, Moldova), University Degli Studi di Genova (Italy), and many more.

    • General medicine (MBBS)
    • Dentistry
    • Pediatrics
    • Pharmacy (Bachelor of Pharmacy)
    • Nursing

    Out of 48 departments at the University, some of them are as follows-

    • Human Anatomy
    • Traumatology & Orthopedics
    • Medical Chemistry
    • Radiology
    • General Hygiene
    • Histology & Embryology
    • Forensic Medicine
    • Stomatology
    • Path- Physiology
    • Nervous diseases & Neurosurgery
    • Tuberculosis
    • Drug technology
    • Urology
    • Child surgery, etc.

      Ivano Frankivsk National Medical University has an elaborate facility to accommodate its enrolled students, especially international students. It comprises of three huge hostel buildings with a capacity of over 2000 students.

      Rooms are fully furnished with all the basic amenities required for studying, peacefully. They are designed in an apartment like system with a two bed and three-bedroom with an attached washroom. Each floor has a common hall; a common kitchen for cooking and on the ground floor, a gym cum recreation centre with arrangements for playing table tennis.

      IFNMU firmly believes in the holistic development of the students along with the dissemination of comprehensive & quality education. Professional growth invariably requires personal growth. This helps the students to spread social integration, unity, and respect for the different traditions & cultures.

      University encourages the students to participate in extra-curricular, frolic and sports activities. These sort of initiatives, students can remain active & fit, while they working hard for their dreams.

      • The city of Ivano-Frankivsk is a historic city of Western Ukraine. It is also considered as the administrative centre of Ivano- Frankivsk Oblast.
      • It has 350 years of history as a city settlement. The city was known by its Polish name of Stanislaviv was erected as a fortress to protect the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from Tatar invasions and to reinforce the region in case of some other Khmelnytsky Uprising would occur.
      • The climate is moderately continental.
      • Ivano-Frankivsk is a significant centre of machine-building, woodworking, chemical and light industries.
      • The city also encourages a liberal style of working to enable people in maintaining a work-life balance.
      • The City Day of Ivano-Frankivsk is celebrated in early May with great pomp and show.
      • Main attractions of the city are Art Museum (Collegiate Church), Tsunami Water Park, City Lake, Bastion, Potocki Palace, etc.
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      Black Sea National University

      Black Sea National University has the oldest history with different names at every stage of the past. As a Black Sea National University it was discovered in 1996, and also called with the name of ‘Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University’. It is a branch of National University “Kyiv Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA); which was marked in 1992 as the epitome of western type liberal arts College providing education of the highest calibre which integrates with the international educational standards.

      It is the only university of Ukraine that combines western educational technologies with national traditions (Liberal Arts Education). Within a short span of time, the institute entered the list of Ivy League of Ukrainian Universities. In 2002 it acquired the status of an independent State University for the Humanities named after Petro Mohyla.

      After the independence of Ukraine, the Black Sea area had become the area of high economic importance in the country. Thus, in 1965, the university opened a branch called “Kyiv Mohyla Academy” which began training various professionals for the specialization needs by teachers from the Ukrainian State Sea Technical University which was in association with the government.

      Even being the youngest university, Black Sea National University has achieved the tremendous heights for itself, in research community both nationally & internationally and has become the most eye-catching destination in the southern part of the country. This is the main reason behind its success and for being counted among the Top Medical Universities of Ukraine.

      BSNU invites leading international scholars to give lectures, hold seminars and various workshops, and encourages expansion in practices of the students and teachers by embracing opportunities to study abroad. The university employs an astounding number of employees with about 310 teaching staff and enrols about 4000 students on a yearly basis.

      The University has attained much recognition from various international bodies like the Medical Council of India & is enlisted with WDOMS.

      In the year 2009, BSNU was placed at 24th out of 200 in international recognition and 40th in the overall UNESCO ranking of Ukrainian universities which is a good indicator for a young institution.

      The University firmly believes in international cooperation as a part of the formation and maintenance of the educational quality standards. The University also has strong links with different international organizations & foreign universities to facilitate the intellectual growth of the students.

      • Faculty of Medicine (MBBS)
      • Faculty of Physical and Medical Rehabilitation
      • Faculty of Medical Biology, Human Anatomy, Histology, Cytology and Embryology

        Black Sea National University offers a variety of accommodation options to suit your needs and provide a convivial environment for the students. As part of the service to International Students, Black Sea National University assist them with their accommodation needs and will help you to settle down into your choice of hospitality.

        University owns an art gallery which exhibits the ancient and noble traditions, of great importance to the Ukrainian culture. It showcases the conscious concern for the aesthetic, spiritual growth of students in communicating with real works of art, spiritual culture from the past.

        The lifestyle of a student studying in Ukraine is full of active social activities and travelling to various places, which makes the overall experience very memorable for the students.

        The management organizes numerous activities, contests and cultural programs at a local level for the student communities. It tries to present a very competitive and active environment for students by engaging them in fests, events, competitions which is both for entertainment and enhancing their personality.

        • The city is situated in the southern part of Ukraine near the Black Sea and is known as “the City of Bridges”.
        • The city was established as a naval base in the year 1788 after the Russian annexation of the Black Sea coast.
        • The city attracts various tourists because of its clear lakes and the Granite Mountains, relic forest groves and canyons of Southern Buh River.
        • The city experiences mild winters with hot summers.
        • The city has its own three huge shipyards among which one is capable of creating large navy ships. Other important economic sectors are mechanical engineering, power engineering, metallurgy and in the last 10 years – an emerging food industry.
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