Study Medicine In Ukraine

Ukraine presently offers one of the most cost-effective & quality European medical education, resulting to increasing number of international students, from around the world, seeking admission yearly to study medicine in Ukraine.

The all-time number of international graduates trained as medical doctors in Ukraine runs into hundreds of thousands.

It’s no surprise, therefore, that among the top 10 universities in Ukraine with the highest number of international students, more than 60% are medical universities. See video down this page.

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Records indicate that more than 60% of the entire foreign students that study in Ukraine are in the medical faculty, a number that  runs into tens of thousands. This is an indication that Ukraine’s medical education is up to something.

Ukraine’s medical universities are mostly government owned, with a few that are privately owned. All of them award degrees that are recognized by reputable global medical organizations.

Medical educational standards in Ukraine is mainly controlled by the Ministry of Health and supported by the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Sciences, which monitors strict compliance to set standards.

International students contemplating to study medicine in Ukraine are guaranteed of quality medical education,  compliance to global standards & recognition from international medical organizations.

The combination of quality and cost advantage makes Ukraine the optimal destination of choice for undergraduate or postgraduate medical education abroad.

Medical Courses In Ukraine

General Medicine / MBBS

Degree Awarded: Doctor of Medicine.
Course Duration: 6 years.
Postgraduate Duration: 2 – 3 years, or more depending on commitment.
Teaching Languages : English, Ukrainian & Russian.
Recognition: USMLE, PLAB, WHO, EU, MCI, PMDC, All African Medical Councils.

Admission Requirements:

For Bachelors: 5 Credit Passes In Science Subjects That Must Include Biology & Chemistry.
For PG: A Doctor Of Medicine Degree.

Tuition Fees Range: $2200 – $4500
Tuition Payment Are Made Upon Arrival.

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Dentistry

Degree Awarded: Dental Specialist.
Course Duration: 5 years.
Postgraduate Duration: 2 years, or more depending on commitment.
Teaching Languages : English, Ukrainian & Russian.
Recognition: USMLE, PLAB, WHO, EU, MCI, PMDC, All African Medical Councils.

Admission Requirements:

For Bachelors: 5 Credit Passes In Science Subjects That Must Include Biology & Chemistry.
For PG: A Dental Bachelor’s Degree.

Tuition Fees Range: $2200 – $4500.
Tuition Payment Are Made Upon Arrival.

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Pharmacy

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Pharmacy.
Course Duration: 4 years.
Postgraduate Duration: 1 – 2 years, or more depending on commitment.
Teaching Languages : English, Ukrainian & Russian.
Recognition: USMLE, PLAB, WHO, EU, MCI, PMDC, All African Medical Councils.

Admission Requirements:

For Bachelors: 5 Credit Passes In Science Subjects That Must Include Biology, Chemistry & Physics.
For PG: A Doctor Of Medicine Degree.

Tuition Fees Range: $3500 – $4300
Tuition Payment Are Made Upon Arrival.

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Nursing

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Course Duration: 3 years.
Teaching Languages : English, Ukrainian & Russian.
Recognition: USMLE, PLAB, WHO, EU, MCI, PMDC, All African Medical Councils.

Admission Requirements:

For Bachelors: 5 Credit Passes In Subjects That Must Include Biology.

Tuition Fees Range: $2000 – $2500
Tuition Payment Are Made Upon Arrival.

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Veterinary Medicine

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medicine.
Course Duration: 4 years.
Postgraduate Duration: 1 – 2 years, or more depending on commitment.
Teaching Languages : English, Ukrainian & Russian.
Recognition: USMLE, PLAB, WHO, EU, MCI, PMDC, All African Medical Councils.

Admission Requirements:

For Bachelors: 5 Credit Passes In Science Subjects That Must Include Biology & Chemistry.
For PG: A Bachelors Degree in Vet.

Tuition Fees Range: $1800 – $3000
Tuition Payment Are Made Upon Arrival.

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Pros And Cons Of Studying Medicine In Ukraine

Advantages Of Studying Medicine In Ukraine

  • Quality Education
  • Affordable Cost
  • Experienced Lecturers
  • Extensive Learning & Practice Infrastructure
  • Available In Multiple Languages, Including English
  • Easy Admission Process
  • Recognized By WHO, UNESCO, MCI & Medical Councils Of Many Countries

Disadvantages Of Studying Medicine In Ukraine

  • Alleged Corruption
  • Language Barrier Challenges For Communicating With Patients During Clinicals
  • Stringent Immigration Regulations

Medical Universities In Ukraine

There are many medical universities, both government and privately owned.

Among the most popular medical universities include: Kharkiv National Medical University, Bogomolets National Medical University, Bukovinian State Medical University, Kyiv Medical University, and lots more.

See the top 10 universities in Ukraine below, for a list of the top medical universities in Ukraine.

Most international medical students in Ukraine come mainly from developing countries, such as Turkmenistan, India, Azerbaijan, Morocco, Nigeria, Georgia, Turkey, Egypt, Uzbekistan, and Jordan. Notwithstanding there are students from UK, Canada, U.S.A., and other advanced countries.

The video above shows 2016 stats for the most popular universities in Ukraine, based on the number of international students, listed below.

Top 10 Universities In Ukraine

Top 10 Universities In Ukraine, 01 / 2016

  1. National University of Pharmacy
  2. Ternopil State Medical University
  3. Bogomolets National Medical University
  4. Dnipropetrovsk Medical Academy
  5. Ivano-Franko National Medical University
  6. Zaporizhzhya State Medical University
  7. National Pirogov Medical University Vinnitsa
  8. Odessa National Medical University
  9. Kharkiv National Medical University
  10. V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

Top 10 Universities In Ukraine, 2018

  1. Bukovinian State Medical University
  2. Ternopil State Medical University
  3. Interregional Academy of Personnel Management
  4. National Pirogov Medical University Vinnytsya
  5. Dnipropetrovsk Medical Academy
  6. Zaporizhzhya State Medical University
  7. Bogomolets National Medical University
  8. Odessa National Medical University
  9. V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
  10. Kharkiv National Medical University

Out of the universities listed above, over 70% are dedicated medical universities. The other non-dedicated medical universities, also offer medical courses, which account for majority of their intentional students.

Stats source: Державного підприємства «Український державний центр міжнародної освіти».

Study Medicine In Ukraine

 Study Medicine In Ukraine Q & A

Answers to some of the most frequent questions received via our help desk.

What Is The Best Medical University To Study Medicine In Ukraine?


All the medical universities in Ukraine follow the same academic curriculum, and are regulated by the same Government agencies: Ministry of Health, & Ministry of Education & Sciences. They all issue the very same certificate. In other words, they are all good and follow the same guidelines. The choice of a medical university may be based on candidate’s city preference, such as Kiev, Kharkiv, Odessa, etc., as well as cost.

Is Ukraine A Good Destination To Study Medicine?


The simple answer is yes. Of course there are many other options and choices, but finding an alternative destination that can match the quality of medical education in Ukraine for the same cost is not likely. So, yes, Ukraine is a perfect destination to study medicine.

How Much Does It Cost To Study Medicine In Ukraine?


The cost will depend on the university, as well as the teaching language. On the average, you could expect a range of $4000 – $4500 for studying in English, and a range of $3300 – $4000 when taught in the native Ukrainian or Russian language. See the current tuition for medical courses.

Is it Possible For An Indian Student To Study Medicine In Ukraine?


Absolutely. In fact, Indian students are one of the largest community of international students in Ukraine, and has been so for years. Ukraine’s medical degrees are recognized in India, and Ukraine maintains very cordial and warm relationship with India. So, yes, Indian students are very much welcome to study Medicine in Ukraine.

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