MBBS/MD in Ukraine

Don’t give up on your dreams of becoming a Doctor due to shortage of funds…

Get an MBBS degree from top National Universities in Ukraine at half the cost compared to India.

Why should you study MBBS/MD in Ukraine?

Recently, Ukraine is becoming popular among international students who want to pursue their MBBS abroad. Ukraine has many world class Government Medical Universities that offer MBBS, MD and other degrees in medicine at a very affordable price. The students who complete their MBBS or any other medical degree from a medical university of Ukraine are eligible to apply for job anywhere in the world. 

The complete duration of an MBBS program is 6 years. Students are not required to pass any entrance examination to get admission in a medical university in Ukraine. Hence Ukraine has made it very easy for the aspiring student to fulfil their dreams of becoming successful doctors.

Ukraine Government is very interested in the improvement and development of medical education in the country. All the medical universities of Ukraine are managed by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. The medical universities get regular help from the Ukraine government for maintaining the standard of education. Some of the factors that attract the foreign students to Ukraine are-

  • Good quality of education and infrastructure in Ukraine medical colleges
  • Constant government support to help the universities in resolving research and financial issues in education
  • Low cost of accommodation 
  • No donation is required 
  • Multiple extracurricular and sports activities
  • Various seminars and international conferences.

Advantages of Studying MBBS in Ukraine

  1. The cost of doing a high quality MBBS course is lower as compared to equally good medical universities in India. 
  2. The medical universities of Ukraine are recognised by WHO, UNESCO, MCI and medical councils of multiple other countries.
  3. The medium of instruction in Ukraine is English which makes it much easier for international students to adapt to the environment.
  4. The cost of accommodation is very low as compared to other countries. Also, students get discounts for travelling within the country.
  5. The medical colleges of Ukraine offer high quality facilities to the students.
  6. The students are provided with various opportunities to participate in the international exchange programs, conferences, and other scientific projects in various international universities which opens more doors for them to achieve their goals.
  7. Indian students who complete their MBBS from a Medical University of Ukraine can easily get a job after clearing the Medical Council of India (MCI) exam.

 

Life in Ukraine?

Ukraine, country in eastern Europe, and the second largest country in Europe after Russia. Ukraine is bordered on the west by Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary; on the southwest by Romania and Moldova; on the south by the Black Sea and Sea of Azov; on the east and northeast by Russia; and on the north by Belarus. The Crimean Autonomous Republic—encompassing the Crimean Peninsula, or Crimea, in the south—is included in Ukraine’s borders. The capital and largest city is Kyiv.
Much of Ukraine is a fertile plain suited for agriculture. Ukraine is rich in natural resources, and has a developed economy with significant agricultural and industrial sectors. The country has a democratic form of government headed by a president.
From the 9th century AD northern Ukraine was part of Kyivan Rus, the first significant East Slavic state, which succumbed to the Mongol invasions of the 13th century. Ukraine was for centuries thereafter under the rule of a succession of foreign powers, including Poland and the Russian Empire. In 1918 a Bolshevik (Communist) government was established in Ukraine, and in 1922 the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR) was one of the four founding republics of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). Ukraine’s declaration of independence, approved by a popular vote on December 1, 1991, was a major factor in the USSR’s collapse later that month.

Introduction to the education system in Ukraine

Ukranian education System includes first level technical and vocational schools, second level technical and vocational colleges, and universities, which are considered the third level. Here, we will focus on university education, so the term “higher education in Ukraine” will mean university education. Higher education in Ukraine starts with the successful completion of the secondary education and passing the university entrance examination. It is coordinated and supervised by the Ministry of Education and Sciences Ukraine. Degrees awarded on successful completion include Bachelors degree, Masters Degree and Doctorate. Although there are some other degrees awarded in between, the afore mentioned three are the strategic ones. The minimum duration of the university education that will merit a degree is four academic years for a bachelors degree program. Medical courses requires longer duration, up to six years. MSc. and Phd. programs attract additional time, from one year to five years or more, depending on the program, the course, degree pursued and student’s commitment.

Teaching language is either of the following:

  • Ukrainian Language (national language)
  • Russia Language
  • English Language (optional mainly for foreign students)

Ukraine nationals study in their national languages, while foreign students have a choice of either the native language or English. This is subject to the availability of the program in English. Foreign students that opt to study in Ukrainian or Russian language undergoes a one year preparatory language course, during which they undergo a study of language and preparatory courses related to their future discipline. On graduation, they receive an additional certificate of proficiency for the language, which compensates for the additional year. Students studying in English language skip this preparatory stage, but studies the language as an independent course in the course of their academic program.

An academic year runs from 1st of September to 31st of June. This is split into two semesters having a brief two weeks winter break in January, and a long vacation from 1st of July to 31st of August. For foreign students arriving Ukraine for the first time, their academic resumption date is dependent on the chosen language of study. If the student will be studying in English language, then it is inevitable that the student arrives early enough to be ready for academic activities come September 1st. However, students that will have to go through the language learning program are allowed to arrive a bit later, but not later than October 15th, to start language classes.

Foreign students are subjected to the same regulations and guidelines governing higher education in Ukraine. The only addition is that foreign students are expected to legalize their certificates with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on graduation. This confirms that the certificate was actually issued from a bonafide and accredited Ukrainian university. Failure to do this might put the certificate under additional scrutiny, and in some cases, rejected or invalidated when tendered.

Ukraine has a teeming population of students undergoing higher education, in different fields and specialization. Among this population is a growing community of international students, arriving Ukraine annually for educational purposes. Higher education system in Ukraine accommodates foreign students integration, with the award of certificates of international recognition, on graduation. The certificates are further legalized in the Ministry of Foreign affairs, for validation. If the students home country maintains a diplomatic mission in Ukraine, they also append a consular stamp to the certificate and the result sheet, for further authentication.

Unlike many other European countries higher education in Ukraine is comparatively cost effective. As a young sovereign nation, Ukraine is socially stable, with warm hospitality to foreigners. It is indeed, recommended for anyone seeking for quality and affordable education abroad. Visit the sections on requirements to study in Ukraine, and admission procedures to study in Ukraine to read more. You may also want to read on study in Ukraine universities for more insight.

Religion in Ukraine

Traditionally Ukraine was inhabited by pagan tribes, but by the turn of the first millennium Byzantine-rite Christianity was introduced. It is thought that Apostle Andrew came up to the site where the city of Kiev was built in his lifetime.

However it was only by the 10th century that the emerging state, the Kievan Rus’ became influenced by the Byzantine Empire, the first known conversion was by the duchess St. Olga who came to Constantinople. Several years later, her grandson, Knyaz Vladimir baptised his people in the Dnieper River. This began a long history of the dominance of the Eastern Orthodoxy in Ruthenia that later was to influence Russia and Ukraine.

Judaism was present on Ukrainian lands for approximately 2000 years when Jewish traders appeared in Greek colonies. At the same time the neighboring Khazar Kaganate was influenced by Judaism. Since the 13th century the Jewish presence in Ukraine increased significantly. Later on in Ukraine was established new teaching of Judaism – Hasidism.

The Muslim religion was brought to Ukraine by a long history of controversies with Golden Horde and Ottoman Empire. Crimean Tatars accepted Islam by being a part of the Golden Horde and later the vassals of Ottoman Empire.

Religion in Ukraine went through a series of phases, but one notably in the times of the Soviet Union. Such was the rule of the official oppressive communist regime, when Christians were persecuted and only a small fraction of people officially were church goers.

The 2006 Razumkov Centre survey indicates:

  • 14.9 percent of believers identify themselves with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kiev Patriarchate
  • 10.9 percent are adherents of Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) (which has the largest number of churches in Ukraine and claims up to 75% of the Ukrainian population[3])
  • 5.3 percent belonged to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (sometimes referred to as the Uniate, Byzantine, or Eastern Rite Church)
  • 1.0 percent belonged to the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church
  • 0.6 percent belonged to the Roman Catholic Church
  • 0.9 percent identified themselves as Protestants (Pentecostal, Baptist, Lutheran, Mennonites, Adventists);/li>
  • 0.1 percent follow Jewish religious practices;
  • 3.2 percent said they belonged to “other denominations”.
  • 62.5 percent stated they are not religious or did not clearly identified their church allegiance (many Orthodox Ukrainians do not clearly self-identify with a particular denomination and, sometimes, are even unaware of the affiliation of the church they attend as well as of the controversy itself, which indicates the impossibility to use the survey numbers as an indicator of a relative strength of the church).

Climate in Ukraine

Ukraine is situated in two climatic zones — moderate (the plains and both the mountain ranges) and Mediterranean subtropics (the southern shore of Crimea). Generally, Ukraine is one of the climatically comfortable countries.

The number of hours of sunlight varies from 1700 in the north to more than 2400 in the south. The temperatures vary predominantly from the north to the south, in the Ukrainian Carpathians — from the northwest to the southeast. The lowest temperature of January and February is -7… -8°C (on the plains of Crimea — 0°C, on it’s southern shore — up to +3… +4°C). The highest average July temperature is +17… +19°C (north and northwest) and +22… +23°C (south and southeast). In the Carpathians it can go down to +13… +14°C, and to +16°C in the Crimean Mountains. The amount of rainfall decreases from the north and northwest to the south and southeast. Most of it falls during the warm time of the year (except on the southern shore of Crimea). The highest amount of rainfall is in the Carpathians (1500 mm) and in the Crimean Mountains (1000–1200 mm), whereas the least falls on the shores of Black and Azov seas (300–450 mm), in the western part of Ukraine (600–650 mm) and in the southwest (400–450 mm).

There is a clearly defined change of seasons during the year. The winters are long but relatively warm, with frost and snow. In the Ukrainian Carpathians it lasts 120–130 days, in the north of Crimea — 75–90 and not more than 85 days on in the far south and southwest (influenced by the warm air currents from the Atlantic and the Mediterranean).

Spring starts when the average temperatures cross 0°C, but frosts are still possible. Spring first touches the southwest and Crimea and it makes it’s way north from the south in approximately 37 days. The summer starts when the temperature reachs 15°C and is warm in most regions, hot in Crimea. The temperatures can reach +34… +39°C when the air currents from Africa reach Ukraine through the Mediterranean. The summer lasts from 120 to 150 days. In the autumn the temperatures drop and some frosts are possible, the number of rains and fogs increases. Autumn lasts from 70 days in the southwest to 90 days in Zakarpattia. Rarely some very warm periods are possible. The climate of large cities and seas can differ, in some aspects. For example, in winter Kyiv experiences some cyclones that cause unstable weather. Strong winds happen rarely and the lowest temperatures of -10°C and less fall on January and February.

The autumns in Kyiv are predominantly warm, springs — sunny and rainy. To conclude the weather conditions in Ukraine have positive influence on various industries and development of tourism and recreation.

Kiev

One of the oldest cities in the world, Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, lies astride the two banks of the mighty Dnipro River. Today, Kyiv is on the rise once more as the cultural, administrative and financial heart of Ukraine, in addition to being one of the most beautiful capital in Eastern Europe. It’s truly worth seeing with your own eyes the harmonious combination of antiquity and modernity, of classic artisanry with cutting-edge technology, of thousand year-old churches and monasteries whose gleaming domes reflect the most contemporary architectural complexes. On weekends and holidays, when the street is closed to cars, Kharshchatyk takes n the air of a festival as people strolland children chase each other down the avenue, watching mimes and musicians, eating fabulous “plombir” ice cream, sipping freshly-brewed coffee at an outdoor café, checking out the latest fashions in upscale boutiques, or buying a good book from a street stand.

Andriyivskiy Uzviz is a winding, cobbled street from the upper administrative center to the lower historic commercial center, Podil. The street used to be called Montmartre of Kyiv also. At the very top of street hill is the priceless Andriyivska Tserkva – St. Andrew Church – a lovely teal-blue, white and gold confection designed in the baroque style by the famed Italian architect, Bartolomeo Rastrelli. Kyiv is becoming an artistic hot spot in Eastern Europe. Arts offer townspeople and city guests the opportunity to enjoy the very best of international and Ukrainian contemporary arts. If you are shopping for art explore Kyiv’s many art galleries and studios to find the original artworks that will become family heirlooms.

Kharkiv

Kharkiv has had the ambition to stand out from the rest and it has been quite successful at that. One famous demonstration of Kharkiv’s unbridled ambition can found in the city’s Uspensky Cathedral bell tower. It is said that the tower was built to be taller than the Moscow Kremlin – a shocking departure from the imperial etiquette of the time. Today Kharkiv stands out as one of Ukraine’s leading intellectual, cultural and industrial centers.

KharkivAs the first capital of Soviet Ukraine in the 1920-1930 the city was the lab for constructivism and innovation in urban planning and the site for development projects which transformed Kharkiv from a merchant town into the industrial, intellectual and infrastructure hub for the whole country. The Derzhprom Building in downtown Kharkiv known for innovative construction methods and seminal design features in the first Soviet skyscraper and famous constructivist landmark in the city. The city building stands on the vast Ploshcha Svobody, one of the largest public squares in the world.

Kharkiv is one of the largest centers of learning in Ukraine and Eastern Europe in terms of the number of post-secondary institutions of education and the sheer number of students. For that reason it is also called the Student Capital. The city’s first educational institution, opened in 1805, was the Imperial University, known today as Kharkiv Karazin National University. Currently some 200000 students are studying in technical, legal, creative, medical and other specialties in Kharkiv. There are about 12000 international students which presence creates a unique atmosphere of student community in the city. Kharkiv has always felt itself to be young and loves to be in the center of events, to choose untraditional approaches, to be first in everything.

 

Dnipropetrovsk

Dnipropetrovsk is spread across both banks of the great Dnieper River, and is one the most colorful and interesting cities of eastern Ukraine. In addition to being the largest industrial and economic center, it has the status of being Ukraine’s space capital, and it is an extremely charming city, attracting visitors with its beautiful architecture, numerous parks, picturesque boardwalks, and precious historical memorials.

Modern Dnipropetrovsk easily weaves together the rhythm of a fast-paced business center with the peaceful atmosphere of countless parks, in which local residents like to spend their time. But the most popular place to walk and rest is the beautiful Lenin Boardwalk, which happens to be the longest in Europe. It leads to most one of the most interesting of the city’s landmarks, the legendary Monastyrsky Island. It is well established that in the 9th century, a Byzantine monastery stood here (which explains the island’s name). At that time, a famous trade route between the Varangians and the Greeks passed through the Dnieper River, and the island was often used as a stopping point. The Old Russian princess Olga once waited for a storm to pass in a local monastery; and shortly after that, the prince Vladimir the Great rested within its walls. Today, Monastyrsky Island is part of the largest park of Dnipropetrovsk – Shevchenko Park. In the park is a cableway, from which you can get amazing views of the city and the splendid St. Nickolay Church. The park is so splendid, that even the pedestrian bridge leading to the island is considered to be a landmark of its own.

Dnipropetrovsk main road, the Karl Marx Avenue, beckons visitors with its beautiful structures that have survived since the 19th century. Among them, the most notable are the buildings of the National University, the City Duma (Parliament) and the English Club, as well as the famous History Museum – one of the oldest in Ukraine. It is famous all over Ukraine for its impressive collection of antiquities and artifacts, which number over seven thousand. In the museum, a diorama called “Battle of Dnieper,” which recounts the events of World War II, will attract your attention, as will the collection of ancient stone sculptures, one of the largest and most impressive in the world. The age of some of sculptures goes back up to five thousand years!

The architectural pride of Dnipropetrovsk is rightly considered to be the Transfiguration Cathedral, the same one that has been there since the beginning of the city’s history. The architect wanted for Dnepropetrovsk’s church to exceed Rome’s St. Peter’s Cathedral in size. Even though the idea was not fulfilled, the Transfiguration Cathedral is still an incredible sight to see, due to its stern splendor and understated beauty. Today, it is not only one of the most breathtaking cultural buildings in the city, but is also its spiritual center.

Odessa

Odessa is a non-stop port city on the shores of the Black Sea will bring a smile to your face the minute you see it. The best thing about Odessa is the people of Odessa who genuinely consider themselves a nation onto their own, a place where people speak every possible language at the same time – without an interpreter.

Founded in 1794 as a seaport, Odessa was named the “Window on Europe”. The city was born and grew up under the influence of European culture and, what’s more, its flowering was fostered by famous European governors. Many years have passed since the time, but Odessa has kept its French delicacy and energy.

The burbling of fountains, the heavenly scent of the acacia tree, the fresh sea breeze and Odessa artists at their traditional improvised open air exhibition in the City Gardens – altogether like a scene from an old movie. Odessa is home to the longest stairway in Ukraine, the 19th century Potemkin Stairs. Its 192 steps are a unique architectural marvel and take visitors down from the heights of the city to Prymorskiy Boulevard, from which you can see amazing panorama of the grand architectural complex and the country’s largest port.

Main streets of the city, such as Deribasivska, grand Richelievska and elegant Hretska lead to the world-renowed Odesa State Academic Opear and Ballet Theater. This is one of the most impressive buildings in Europe and here you can catch some of the greatest performances, not only in Odessa, but in the entire country.

But the best gift of all that Odessa has for you is the chance to really laugh. This is the Motherland of comedy, great jokes and humorous tales that are known far beyond the borders of this country – the reason why Odessa has been called the “First City of Humor” for many decades.

Geographical position

Ukraine is situated in the Eastern Europe. In the South, it is surrounded by the Black and Sea of Azov. Ukraine is a country with highly developed industries, science and culture. Its population is about 46,5 million people; it takes the first place among European countries by its territory. It is one of the Republics of the former Soviet Union. In 1991, Ukraine declared itself an independent country. At present, it is a contender for membership in the European Union Nations. Ukraine is one of the peaceful and most stable among the ex-USSR countries. It is acknowledged as offering high quality of life. The Ukrainian nation is widely known for hospitality. The Ukrainians are always glad to welcome guests who feel here at home.

The international airport of Borispol is the air gate of the country. Besides Borispol airport you can take international flights from Khakiv, Simferopol, Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk. International railway connections are with Bulgaria, Check, Slovak, Germany and Poland. International bus routes are from Poland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. By ship you can get from Turkey. Ukraine has a well developed transport system. So there will be no problems to get to any part of the country. You can travel all over the country by Air, train or bus. Tickets for train you can buy in advance either at the railway station or in the city. Local transport includes metro, buses, trolleybuses, trams.

  • Kiev-Capital of Ukraine
  • Language spoken – Russian ,Ukrainian ,English
  • Population – 46,5 million
  • Territory – 6, 03,700 sq .km
  • National currency is Hryvnia (UHR).1 USD = 26,0Hryvnia(20/6/2017)
  • Border countries – Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Moldova.

You can change foreign currency in banks, money exchanges, in the international airport. In the airport the currency rate is the same as in other places. Payment for purchasing and services is done in Hryvnias. Nevertheless, some companies take payments in US Dollar/EURO.

You can use credit cards of international payment systems. They can be used in all shops, malls, hotels, transport companies, clubs and restaurants. In cities the network of exchange machines is well developed including the most popular banks.

Here you can save money both in foreign currency and Ukrainian Hryvnia. Banks are situated in all regions of the country. It makes it easier to transfer money through companies like Western Union and others.

Services & Support

Career Counselling

We understand your requirements and suggest the right universities. We will explain the entire process. We makes you aware about the rules and regulations of applying the foreign institute and bring into your notice the application requirements and invitation letter.

Application Documentation
We prepares your documents for the application by fulfilling all the requirements like attestation, legalization and translation by the required authorities.
Visa Processing

You can do your own visa application formalities if you want but we can help you with it as well. We have a team in Delhi who can take care of all the visa application process.

Cultural Training

We will give you 1 day cultural training before you plan to leave for Ukraine to make you better adapt in a new country. 

Post Landing Support

Our liaisoning officers in Ukraine will pick you up from the airport and help you with your accomodation, universities formalities & medical examination. They will always be there to assist you with any issues you may face in Ukraine. 

Most Popular Universities for MBBS in Ukraine

 

1. National Medical University n.a. O. O. Bogomolets

O. O. Bogomolets is a main institution of higher medical learning among institutions of higher medical learning. It ranks third in the field of scientific and methodological work and enhancement of qualification of scientific and pedagogical fellows of Ukrainian institutions of higher medical learning of І-IV levels of accreditation. It is a main Ukrainian institution of higher medical learning in connection with coordination of works related to implementation of fundamentals of the Bologna Declaration in the system of reformation of the higher medical education of Ukraine. It has more than 1 200 scientific and pedagogical fellows, among whom there are 137 professors, 188 Doctors of Sciences, 341 associate professors and 719 PHDs.
  • has more than 200 academicians and correspondent members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine and National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, winners of the State Prize of Ukraine, honourable scientific and technical fellows, educational and medical professionals as well as Ukrainian inventors;
  • has 10 specialized academic boards for defense of Doctor’s and PhDs theses in 21 scientific specializations;
  • on the annual basis, more than 200 patents for inventions, 60 sceintific forums, 50 scioentific monographs, 30 sceintific magazines and colelctions of scientific works;
  • more than 13 000 students, internship doctors, masters, resident medical practitioners, post-graduate students and doctors of sciences, among whom there are 1 200 foreign citizens;
  • International standard diploma: Diploma Supplement; Partner of Consortium of European Universities: in September of 2011, joined the association of signatories of Magna Charta Universitatum0.

Scientific and pedagogical fellows

Academicians and correspondent members

Students, internship doctors, masters

Patents for inventions

Requirements

NEET not required before June’19. 65% in PCB.

INTAKE

01 Sep, 2019

Deadline

30th June, 2019

Course Fee

$ 4500/ Year

2. Vinnytsia National Pirogov Memorial Medical University

Options: English medium available, Russian medium available, Preparatory course available, Accreditation by MCI, Low fees, 24/7 medical aid, Accommodation guaranteed.

  • Vinnitsa National Medical University n.a. N.I. Pirogov (presently recognized by WHO and MCI) was founded in 1921 and more than 44 000 students have graduated since foundation. The academic staff numbers 812 lecturers (120 doctors of science, professors, 554 candidates of science, associated professors).

Vinnitsa National Medical University n.a. N.I. Pirogov (presently recognized by WHO and MCI) was founded in 1921 and more than 44 000 students have graduated since foundation. The academic staff numbers 812 lecturers (120 doctors of science, professors, 554 candidates of science, associated professors).

Presently there 6250 students studying at the University, including 2080 international students from different countries of Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America, Africa.

International applicants are welcome to apply for studying medicine  (MBBS, MD) to Vinnitsa National Medical University n.a. N.I. Pirogov with senior secondary school certificate or higher university/college degree from a recognized academic institution.

There are optionally English, Russian and Ukrainian medium to study Medicine (MD, MBBS) for international students. Foreign nationals who don’t know the Ukrainian/Russian/English language may study language at the Preparatory Faculty of the University and than join the main course of medicine for international students.

There are following Faculties for international students:

  • Dentistry – 5 years of studying,
  • Pharmacy – 5 years of studying,
  • Preparatory course – 1 year of studying.

Tuition fees

CoursesTuition fee English mediumTuition fee Russian mediumAccommodation
General medicine / MBBS / Medicine5000 USD3500 USD500-800
Dentistry5300 USD3900 USD500-800
Pharmacy3600 USD3300 USD500-800
Preparatory Course1600 USD1600 USD500-800

The Preparatory Faculty is a unique structural department of one of the oldest medical universities in Ukraine – Vinnytsia National Medical University, which is named after the great scientist N.I. Pirogov, whose ideas and practical experience are essential and have a great value for the modern medicine. The subjects to study in Preparatory are the following: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics. There is a system of individual classes and consultations. Teachers prepare students for studying medicine (MBBS, MD) later in the main course. The graduates of the Preparatory Faculty get a Certificate, which gives the right to enter Vinnytsya National Pirogov Memorial University or any other higher educational institutions of Ukraine without any entrance examinations.

In addition to the academic work, the professors staff carry out a great extracurricular work. They teach international students the history of the university, the city and Ukrainian culture. At Preparatory faculty they organize national festivals, friendship celebrations, excursions, meetings and different parties. Academic year starts in September and will stay open for registration in the 1st course till the 15th of November.

Vinnytsia National Medical University welcomes international students to apply and study Medicine (MD, MBBS) in Ukraine and get medical degree accredited all over the world!

 

Requirements

NEET not required before June’19. 50% in PCB.

INTAKE

01 Sep, 2019

Deadline

30th June, 2019

Course Fee

$ 3900-5000/ Year

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE BACHELOR PROGRAM IN UKRAINE?
  • The duration of MBBS course length is 6 years.
  • Dentistry, Pharmacy – 5 years, Nursing – 3 years.
WHAT IS THE MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION IN UKRAINE?

The medium of instruction is “EGNLISH”, “RUSSIAN”

DO THE APPLICANTS NEED TO QUALIFY ANY ENGLISH TEST LIKE IELTS OR TOEFL FOR SEEKING ADMISSION INTO UKRAINIAN UNIVERSITY?

No, it is not mandatory, but applicant should speak English in good command to be able to study well.

CAN STUDENTS PAY THE TUITION FEE IN INSTALMENTS?

Tuition fee are to be paid full for the 1st year, and can be paid in installments in senior years.

WHAT IS PREPARATORY COURSE AND WHAT IS IT FOR?

Preparatory Course is a special educational program with duration of 1 academic year (7-10 months). At Preparatory Course students study Russian or Ukrainian language and the special disciplines required depending on the future specialty chosen (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, geography, history).

After completing Preparatory Course student will pass through an examination. In case of a successful passing of the examination, student receives the Certificate of Preparatory Course . This certificate guarantees a student admission to any Ukrainian university. But if the student chooses training in English he / she does not need to study Preparatory Course or pass the exams, he / she enters directly the first year of the degree course.

WHAT IS STRUCTURE OF ACADEMIC YEAR IN UNIVERSITIES IN UKRAINE?

The academic year consists of 2 semester with summer and winter holidays. Summer holidays last for 2 months, July-August, and winter holidays last for 1 month in February.

ARE UKRAINIAN DEGREES VALUED GLOBALLY?

Yes, Ukrainian degrees are valued and recognized globally.

HOW IS THE ACCOMMODATION ARRANGEMENT AND WHAT ARE THE CHARGES?

The University Hostels are available for accommodation and lies between 500-1000 USD per year.

WHAT ARE THE RULES TO ENTER UKRAINE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS?

International students from all the countries worldwide must get student visa from the Embassy of Ukraine

HOW DO INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GET INVITATION LETTERS TO STUDY IN UKRAINE?

Our process partner, VPSA edu consultants, is licensed company, authorized to receive invitations to study and guide international students via admission process, studying and graduation from the University.

WHAT IS THE INVITATION TO STUDY?

The invitation to study is an official document, which is processed by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. It confirms that the student is admitted to a particular University. It specifies your passport details and the full name of the University. This invitation support letter is required by the Ukrainian Embassy to stamp the visa on your passport. Generally, it takes around 3-4 working days for the invitation to be processed at the Ministry of Education and Science. The invitation is valid for 6 months from the date of its issuance and the student need to apply to the Ukrainian Embassy within a validity term.

HOW DO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARRIVE TO UKRAINE AND WHAT ABOUT CUSTOMS CLEARANCE AT THE AIRPORT?

The student should inform VPSA about arrival date by email, attaching scanned flight ticket and visa page of passport, as the customs immigration rules are strict and VPSA must arrange airport formalities in advance and send authorized person to the airport.

WHAT WILL BE MY AVERAGE MONTH EXPENSES FOR STUDENT LIFE IN UKRAINE?
  • Usually the expenses for first month of staying in Ukraine are more than those of the subsequent months. You’ll need about 500 USD for the first three months of staying in Ukraine. This is due to the reason that the student would need to pay the registration charges, purchase items of necessity etc. Subsequently, the average monthly expenses for food are about 100$ -150$.
HOW DO MY PARENTS CAN SEND ME MONEY FOR MY EXPENSES?

Parents can send the money to the student’s bank account in Ukraine by the way of a wire transfer. The student is recommended to open a bank account as soon as the process of registration is completed, which normally takes around 10-15 days. After the registration is completed the student is required to come to the office of bobtrade.net, where one of the representatives would assist him / her to open a bank account where the parents could transfer the money.

WHAT ARE FACILITIES FOR STUDENT LIVING AT UNIVERSITY HOSTELS?

Hostel accommodation is guaranteed for each applicant with immediate shifting on arrival. Facilities in hostels are not limited to beds; cupboard; heating; refrigerator; TV-set; bath-room (bath/shower, water closet); bedclothes; table; safe; WI-FI Internet connection over the campus.

WHAT IS THE COST OF INTERNATIONAL CALLS AND INTERNET SERVICES?

Calls from Ukraine to all over world is approx. 0,01-0,05$/min. 3G Internet / Wi-Fi is available in all Hostel rooms, approx. 5-10$/month

WILL MY PARENTS BE INFORMED ON MY ACADEMIC PROGRESS?

Our staff constantly supervises the process of studying and receives information on the student’s academic progress on a regular basis. The representatives of VPSA communicate with professors on behavior and progress of our students. The information received is sent by the representatives of Bob Trade to the students’ parents.

WHERE IS UKRAINE LOCATED?

Ukraine is the second largest country and situated in the south-eastern part of Europe.

WHAT IS THE CAPITAL OF UKRAINE AND ITS POPULATION?

Kiev is the Capital of Ukraine, which has an overall population of 50 million (UN, 2004 data).

WHAT IS THE CURRENCY USED IN UKRAINE?

The currency used in Ukraine is Hryvnia and the coins are known as Kopiyka. US Dollars are also acceptable. US$ 1 = 27.00 Hryvnia approximately.

WHAT IS THE LANGUAGE USED IN UKRAINE?

The common languages are Ukrainian, Russian, English, and also Polish , Hungarian and Romanian.

Other Facts about Ukraine

The People of Ukraine

The population of Ukraine was estimated in 1996 at 51,230,000, giving the country a population density of 85 persons per sq km (220 per sq mi). The most notable recent demographic trend has been a decline in population—with an estimated loss of 714,000 between 1991 and 1996—due to death rates exceeding birth rates. Leading factors in the country’s low fertility and high mortality rates are environmental pollution, poor diet, widespread smoking and alcoholism, and deteriorating medical care. About 68 percent of the population lives in cities and towns. The largest cities in Ukraine are Kyiv, the country’s capital and economic, cultural, and educational center; Kharkiv, noted for its engineering expertise, machinery plants, and educational institutions; Dnipropetrovs’k, a center of metallurgical and aerospace industries; and Donets’ka, known for mining and metallurgy. Odesa (Odessa), on the Black Sea coast, is the country’s largest seaport.

Way of Life

Ukraine’s society was traditionally agrarian and village-based. With Soviet rule came rapid modernization and urbanization. By the 1960s, most inhabitants lived in cities. Important regional differences developed in Ukraine; today the west tends to be more agrarian, traditionalist, religious, and Ukrainian-speaking, while the east is industrialized, urbanized, and more often Russian-speaking. The highly regimented lifestyle of the Soviet period is slowly being supplanted by a consumer society. However, the transition to a market-based economy is difficult, and most people have been engaged in a desperate struggle to make ends meet.
A series of exploitative regimes kept living standards low during the Soviet period, although the government provided employment and other provisions such as housing. Apartments built during the Soviet period are small and cramped, and most of the buildings are now dilapidated. An average family has only about one-seventh the living space of an average family in the United States. People in Ukraine spend more than half of their income on food, and many families depend on garden plots to meet their food needs. Due to economic constraints, families are small and getting smaller. Divorce rates are high. Despite formal equality, women are especially hard-pressed. Although they form the majority of the labor force, even in sectors demanding physical labor such as farming, few women have positions of influence in politics, business, or government. Vacations, once lengthy, have become less frequent for most people. New developments since the end of Soviet rule are freedom of expression and the growth of private property, especially in the form of dwellings.
The Ukrainian diet depends heavily on rye bread, potatoes, and borsch (beet soup). Pork and pork products, especially sausage and salo (a type of smoked bacon), are favored meats. Alcohol consumption, especially of the potent horilka, a wheat-based whiskey, is high, and smoking is widespread. Consumer goods are now more available than in the Soviet period, but few people can afford them. City residents usually have appliances such as refrigerators, telephones, and televisions; these amenities are much less common in the villages. Soccer is the most popular spectator sport in Ukraine. The main leisure activity is watching television. Cultural activities such as concerts, opera, and ballet are becoming less accessible for most people because of the cost.

Literature

The literature that emerged between the 11th century and 13th century was primarily religious and based on Byzantine and Balkan models. It was written in Old Church Slavonic, which diverged from the spoken language, and dealt with gospels, psalms, sermons, and lives of saints. Historical and other secular topics were treated in chronicles, notably the Primary Chronicle. The works of this period, produced in the East Slavic state of Kyivan Rus, are also the literary heritage of Belarus and Russia.
The second, or cossack, literary period began in the 16th century, when the epic songs (dumy) of the Ukrainian cossacks, who developed an independent society along Ukraine’s southern steppe frontier, marked a high point of Ukrainian oral literature. The cossack chronicles describe the tumultuous history of the 17th and 18th centuries. Meanwhile, the rich polemical literature of this period reflects Polish influence. It is concerned with the religious controversies of the time, and sermons are a favorite topic.
The 19th century ushered in the third, or vernacular, period. Reflecting the influence of Western romanticism, it is characterized by the use of spoken language for literary purposes, a development pioneered by the classicist poet-playwright Ivan Kotliarevsky, and by depictions of peasant and cossack life. In the mid-19th century, Ukraine’s most renowned cultural figure, romanticist poet-painter Taras Shevchenko, wrote Kobzar (The Bard, 1840), a collection of poems demonstrating that the Ukrainian language could be used to express a full range of emotion and profound thought. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, realist and modernist trends set in. From 1863 prohibitions imposed on the use of the Ukrainian language by Russia’s imperial regime greatly impeded literary development. In western Ukraine, which was then part of the Austrian Empire, writers Ivan Franko and Vasyl Stefanyk, among others, continued to develop all literary genres.
The most dynamic era in Ukrainian literary history came in the 1920s, when a brief period of Soviet cultural leniency allowed for the appearance of dozens of prominent writers and a great variety of literary trends. Pavlo Tychyna emerged as the most renowned Ukrainian poet of the period. Soviet rule under Joseph Stalin brought this literary renaissance to an abrupt and brutal end when his regime imposed the doctrine of socialist realism. In the 1960s the so-called shestydesiatnyky (sixtiers), including poets Lina Kostenko and Vasyl Symonenko, rejected socialist realism and managed to revitalize Ukrainian literature. However, renewed political pressures in the 1970s forced most authors either to accept Communist Party controls or suffer repression. Only in recent years has literature obtained the opportunity to evolve freely.

Music and Dance

Ukrainians possess a remarkable repertoire of folk songs, and singing is an important part of their culture. In the 17th century they developed an innovative form of choral singing a cappella (without instrumental accompaniment). Important composers of church music in the late 18th century included Maksym Berezovsky, Dmytro Bortniansky, and Artem Vedel. In the 19th century, Semen Hulak-Artemovsky wrote a popular comic opera based on folk themes, Zaporozhets za Dunayem (Zaporozhian Beyond the Danube, 1863). A high point in musical creativity came in the early 20th century when Mykola Lysenko established a school of music that drew heavily on folk songs for inspiration.
Many of the dynamic and colorful folk dances of Ukraine reflect a rural or cossack lifestyle. The oldest dances are the khorovody, agricultural dance games associated with the cult of the sun. Originally, folk dances were either accompanied by songs or by instruments. They were also exclusively female, such as the metylytsia, or exclusively male, such as the arkan or the famous hopak; today both males and females participate in the same dances. Numerous Ukrainian dance troupes cultivate the traditional folk dances.
Introduced in the late 18th century, classical ballet developed under Russian and European influence and attained high standards. Ukraine has six theaters for opera and ballet performances.

Libraries and Museums

The largest library in Ukraine is the Central Library of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (founded in 1918) in Kyiv. The academy’s scientific library in L’viv (1940) is the country’s second largest library. Other prominent libraries are the Scientific and Technical Library of Ukraine (1935) and the State Public Library (1866), both in Kyiv, as well as numerous university libraries.
The Historical Museum of Ukraine (1899) in Kyiv is the country’s largest museum. Its branch, the Museum of Historical Treasures (1969), is noted for its collection of ancient Scythian artifacts. The Museum of Ukrainian Art (1936) in Kyiv contains the largest collection of Ukrainian art, including medieval paintings and wood carvings. Exhibits of architecture and artifacts dating from the 11th century can be found in Kyiv in the museums affiliated with the Saint Sophia National Preserve, as well as the Caves Monastery Museum. Ukraine also has a number of open-air museums that preserve native architecture.

Transportation and Communications

Ukraine has an extensive state-owned and centrally planned transportation system of uneven quality. There are about 163,000 km (about 101,000 mi) of roads and highways and 23,000 km (14,000 mi) of railroad track. The Dnieper and the Danube rivers are major waterways for international freight. Major airports are in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Donets’ka, and L’viv. Air Ukraine is the national airline. The largest seaports, located on the Black Sea coast, are in Odesa, Illchinsk, and Mykolayiv. Major cities have subway systems, but automobiles are the fastest growing mode of transportation.
In the mid-1990s Ukraine had approximately 3340 newspapers, about half of which were government-owned. Many newspapers face rising production costs and plummeting readership. The largest newspaper is Holos Ukrainy (Voice of Ukraine), which has about 500,000 subscribers and is sponsored by the legislature. Although the blatant censorship of the Soviet regime has come to an end, the government still has indirect means of influencing the media.

Government

Although the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 brought Ukraine independence, the rigidly centralized Soviet structure of government remained. The first five years were a tumultuous time of trying to establish democratic institutions and traditions. Ukraine’s first direct presidential election was held in 1991. In 1994 an early presidential election took place, as well as elections to the legislature. Ukraine was the last of the former Soviet republics to adopt a new constitution. The delay was caused by a struggle in the legislature between reformers, who wanted to introduce a new, democratic system of government, and conservatives, who wanted to preserve the structures of the former Soviet state. The reformers finally triumphed in June 1996 when the legislature adopted a new constitution that stipulated a democratic form of government. All citizens aged 18 and over are eligible to vote.

Ethnic Groups and Languages

Ethnic Ukrainians comprise 73 percent of the population of Ukraine. Russians are the largest minority group at 22 percent. Jews (considered both an ethnic and a religious group in Ukraine) and Belarusians each account for about 1 percent of the total. Other numerically significant groups are Bulgarians, Poles, Hungarians, and Romanians. Since the end of World War II in 1945, the proportion of Russians nearly doubled, while the Jewish population declined by about half as a result of emigration. Ethnic clashes are rare, although some tension exists in Crimea between Crimean Tatars and ethnic Russians. The Crimean Tatars, who were forcibly deported to Central Asia in 1944, are being allowed to resettle in Crimea. Of the 250,000 who have returned, about 100,000 still have inadequate housing and 70,000 have not yet received Ukrainian citizenship.
The official language of the country is Ukrainian, which forms with Russian and Belarusian the eastern branch of the Slavic language subfamily of Indo-European languages. Russian also is widely used, especially in the cities.

Culture

Ukraine’s geographical location between Europe and Asia meant that much of its early culture was a synthesis of Eastern and Western influences. When a developed culture emerged in the medieval, or Kyivan, period, the influence of the Byzantine Empire was paramount. In early modern times, major European currents such as the Renaissance reached Ukraine via Poland. A cultural dichotomy today exists within Ukraine, with western regions reflecting European, especially Polish, influence, while in the eastern regions the impact of Russian culture is evident.
The well-developed and colorful folklore of Ukraine has helped Ukrainians retain a cultural distinctiveness in the face of strong assimilatory pressures from neighboring lands. During the Soviet period the government extensively subsidized cultural activity, but culture was expected to serve as a vehicle for Communist propaganda. In the late 1920s and especially in the early 1930s, the Soviet regime began enforcing socialist realism as the only acceptable artistic style. Socialist realism mandated that all artists and writers glorify the Soviet regime and its goal of attaining communism. The collapse of the Soviet Union brought new freedoms for Ukrainian artists, but it also meant a sudden drop in government subsidies. Today government support is minimal and a funding crisis exists. The Westernization of cultural activity is moving ahead rapidly, with commercialized and previously taboo activities such as pop concerts becoming commonplace.

Art and Architecture

Although prehistoric and Greek paintings have been discovered in Ukraine, the first major style to develop was the religious iconography of the Kyivan period. Between the 16th and 18th centuries, long-standing Byzantine traditions gave way to European influences during the Renaissance and the baroque period, when secular, non-religious themes were introduced. Portraits were especially popular. When eastern Ukraine lost its autonomy under Russian rule in the late 18th century, many Ukrainian painters, such as Dmytro Levytsky, moved to Russia in search of training and wider markets.
Renowned for his poetry, Taras Shevchenko is also considered the father of modern Ukrainian painting. Historical themes and landscapes were a popular genre through much of the 19th century. Realist tendencies appeared in the final decades, represented most notably by Ilya Repin. Meanwhile, Oleksander Murashko and the versatile Vasyl Krychevsky adopted impressionism. In the early 20th century, Kazimir Malevich and Vladimir Tatlin were leading representatives of the avant-garde, while Mykhailo Boichuk and his followers sought to provide art for the masses by combining Ukrainian traditions with European models. After the cultural renaissance of the 1920s, the state-imposed dogma of socialist realism limited artistic freedom and experimentation. The collapse of the Soviet Union gave the artists of Ukraine a chance to join the international artistic mainstream.
Ukrainian folk art is especially rich, particularly in the Carpathian regions of western Ukraine. Outstanding examples of folk art are the famous intricately designed Ukrainian Easter eggs, called pysanky, and embroidery.
Among the earliest sculptures are the numerous stone babas, life-size female figures that Turkic nomads erected in the steppe between the 11th century and 13th century. Sculpture was not well developed in the Kyivan and early modern periods. In the 19th century sculpture in parks, squares, and other public places became popular, such as the statues of Saint Volodymyr (Vladimir) and the cossack leader Bohdan Khmel’nyts’ky in Kyiv. Ukraine’s most famous sculptor, Alexander Archipenko, was a pioneer of the cubist style. He emigrated early in his career, eventually settling in the United States in 1923.
Architecture in Ukraine has a rich history beginning with structures built by Greek colonists in the Crimea in the 6th century BC. The importance of Kyiv as a political and economic center from the 10th century AD encouraged the building of major Byzantine-style structures there, most notably the Cathedral of Saint Sophia in the 11th century. The impact of the Renaissance was especially strong in western Ukraine, reflected in structures such as the Dormition Church in L’viv. A synthesis of Ukrainian, Byzantine, and European styles, called Cossack Baroque, produced a series of unique churches in the 18th century. Ukraine also was influenced by the lavish rococo style that originated in France; examples include the Church of Saint Andrew in Kyiv and the Cathedral of Saint George in L’viv. Ukraine’s ornate wooden churches are especially renowned in world architecture. During the Soviet period, functionalist and constructivist tendencies predominated, resulting in new structures such as the Derzhprom office complex in Kharkiv.

Theater and Film

In early modern times, the vertep (puppet theater) was widespread and popular. Mykhailo Starytsky, Ivan Karpenko-Kary, and Marko Kropyvnytsky laid the foundation of modern Ukrainian theater in the late 19th century. Despite repression under Russian rule, it continued to develop. The high point was reached in the early 1920s when the avant-garde Berezil Theater in Kharkiv, under Les Kurbas, staged such plays as Mykola Kulish’s Narodnii Malakhii, Myna Mazailo, and Patetychna Sonata. Stalinist repression cut this revival short, and socialist realism stifled further innovation. Only in recent years have innovation and experimentation been possible.
Filmmaker Oleksander Dovzhenko, often called “the first poet of cinema,” gained international recognition for his silent motion pictures Zvenyhora (1928) and Arsenal (1929). His Zemlya (The Earth, 1930) is considered one of the best silent films ever produced. Stalinist repression and socialist realism had a devastating effect on Ukrainian filmmaking. Not until the 1960s did signs of a revival begin to appear, demonstrated by the film Tini zabutykh predkiv (Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, 1964), which won numerous international awards for the outstanding work of Armenian director Serhii Paradzhanov and Ukrainian cameraman Iurii Illienko. The collapse of the Soviet Union brought an end to government subsidies, and in recent years filmmaking has been practically paralyzed by lack of funding.

Economy

Ukraine was the second-ranking Soviet republic in industrial and agricultural production, after Russia. Long known as the “breadbasket of Europe,” Ukraine traditionally had a highly developed agricultural sector because of its vast, fertile lands. It generated more than one-fourth of the total agricultural output of the Soviet Union. Industrial development was a high priority of the Soviet government. In the 1930s Ukraine experienced a rapid and extensive industrial upsurge, mainly in the mineral-rich Donets’ka and Kryvyy Rih regions. Because of Soviet development, which emphasized heavy industry, Ukraine possesses one of the most industrialized economies of Europe. However, its industries are highly inefficient and in pressing need of modernization.
The collapse of the Soviet Union brought a dramatic rise in energy costs and a reduction in demand for Ukraine’s products, causing a catastrophic decline in production. The problems were compounded by high rates of inflation and sluggish reforms to increase private ownership of enterprise. In 1995 and 1996, however, inflation was significantly reduced and reforms toward a system based on free enterprise were accelerated. In addition, the United States as well as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other international organizations provided large grants and loans.
The value of Ukraine’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 1995 was estimated at $35.9 billion. Agriculture, which includes forestry, accounted for 13.2 percent; industry, which includes mining and manufacturing, accounted for 34.4 percent; trade and other services accounted for 36.9 percent; and other sectors, including construction, accounted for 15.5 percent.

Foreign Trade, Currency and Banking

In 1995 Ukraine imported about $14.5 billion of goods and exported about $11.5 billion. The major imports are oil and gas from Russia and Turkmenistan and technology from Western nations. Exports, which are minimal for a developed country, consist mainly of raw materials and agricultural goods. Major trading partners are Russia, Belarus, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Germany, the United States, Italy, and China. Ukraine is experiencing great difficulty breaking into the global market, and much of its export goes to former Soviet republics.
In 1992 Ukraine became a member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank). It also became affiliated with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Ukraine is an associate member of the trade and economic union of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the loosely organized alliance of 13 former Soviet republics.

In September 1996 Ukraine introduced its new currency, the hryvnia (1.8 hryvni equal U.S.$1, 1996). The currency of the Soviet period, the ruble, ceased to be legal tender in 1992 when it was replaced with a temporary coupon currency, the karbovanets. In 1993 already high inflation reached hyperinflationary levels, with an average annual rate of 4735 percent; however, a strict monetary policy introduced in late 1994 significantly reduced inflation in 1995 and 1996. The country’s bank of issue is the National Bank of Ukraine, founded in 1991 and located in Kyiv.

History

Ukraine’s geographic location between Europe and Asia was an important factor in its early history. The steppes were the domain of Asiatic nomads, the Black Sea coast was inhabited by Greek colonists, and the forests in the northwest were the homeland of the agrarian East Slavic tribes from whom, eventually, the Ukrainian, Russian, and Belarusian nations evolved. As the East Slavs expanded, they accepted, in the 9th century, a Varangian (Viking) elite that led them to establish a vast domain, centered in Kyiv (Kiev) and called Kyivan Rus. It became one of the largest, richest, and most powerful lands in medieval Europe. In 988 Saint Volodymyr (Vladimir), grand prince of Kyiv, accepted Orthodox Christianity, and in this way brought Kyivan Rus under the cultural influence of the Byzantine Empire. Inter-princely feuds, shifting trade routes, and recurrent nomadic attacks weakened Kyivan Rus, however, and in 1240 it fell to the invading Mongols. Only the western principality of Galicia-Volhynia managed to retain its autonomy for about a century thereafter.

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