Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. The country is located at the northwest end of the Black Sea sharing its borders with Russia to the east, Belarus to the north, Poland to the northwest, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, and Romania to the south west and south, with Moldova in between. Ukraine is the second-largest country in Europe. At present, Ukraine is ranked at the fourth position in Europe for having the largest number of post graduates in fields of medicine. Ukraine has a number of Top Government Medical Universities offering MBBS, MD and other degrees in medicine to the local students as well as international students. All the medical universities in Ukraine are accredited by the world’s major organizations like WHO and UNESCO

MBBS in Ukraine

MBBS in Ukraine is the foremost option for Indian students to pursue low-cost medical education without suffering costly education in India. Ukraine encompasses many of Government Medical Universities that offers MBBS, MD and other degrees in medicine at affordable fee structure. The main era of studying MBBS in Ukraine is that to make the students familiar with theoretical and practical knowledge in Medicine.

After completing MBBS in Ukraine, students are awarded the degree as “MD Physician”. The degree is equivalent to MBBS in India as per Medical Council of India (MCI). There are more than 65000 international students from 147 countries are admitted for the Medicine course in Ukraine. Cost of studying MBBS course for resident and nonresident candidates is very low. The students are not required to give any entrance test for taking a admission in Medical University of Ukraine. There are plenty job opportunities are available in Ukraine for MBBS doctors. They get paid high with lucrative salary package.

The Medical Education in Ukraine is globally accepted having affordable tuition fee and world class education system. The duration of the course is about 6 years including a 1-year internship

Climate Condition

The country of Ukraine experience cold and chilled weather most of the time where the minimum temperatures on an average range between -4 degrees to -8 degree. In the month of January, most of the cities witness extreme cold climate. During the summer time, the maximum temperatures range between 22-25 degree centigrade which is actually a very favorable weather for the Indians who are studying or working there.

Time difference between Ukraine & India

However, the center of India is ahead from the center of Ukraine by 2.30 Hours.


Food is an important part to the Ukrainian culture. Special foods are used at Easter, as well as Christmas. During Christmas, for example, people prepare kutia, which is a mixture of cooked wheat groats, poppy seeds, honey, and special sweet breads. An average Ukrainian diet consists of fish, cheese, and a variety of sausages. Head cheese is also quite popular in Ukraine, as well as Kolbasa (Ukrainian: Ковбаса́, Kovbasa), a type of sausage. Typically bread is a core part of every meal, and must be included for the meal to be "complete." During Christmas, for example, it is the tradition to have a twelve-course meal. Included at Easter are the famous pysanky, which are colored and patterned eggs. Making these eggs is a long process, and they are used for display at the center of the table rather than consumed.


Traditional Ukrainian clothing is worn for festivals, special occasions, or holidays. National Ukrainian dresses become scarce, and some clothing items can be found in the museums nowadays. Traditional Ukrainian costumes for women are long skirts, blouses, scarves, decorative headdresses. These clothes are richly embroidered with traditional folk motifs. Red is a prominent color in folk dress of Ukraine. Ukrainian folk clothing for men includes embroidered white shirts, paired with pants of a bit darker colors. Traditional Ukrainian shoes were made of birch bark. They are not worn anymore, because they are quite uncomfortable, but these types of shoes can still be found today as souvenirs at Ukrainian markets.

The advantages of studying MBBS in Ukraine are explained below:

The world ranking of the Universities in Ukraine for the MBBS course is almost high in every field. Here, we, At Select Your University listed some of the benefits of studying MBBS course in Ukraine as given below

  • Any donation and capitation fees are not required at the time of admission process.
  • World Class Medical Schools.
  • Low cost study.
  • All best medical colleges in Ukraine are globally recognized (MCI, WHO, & UNESCO).
  • Innovative and Bilingual education structure.
  • Well organized research and Seminars.
  • As MBBS in Ukraine is authorized Worldwide, the extent of employment for MBBS graduate is more.
  • Live training.
  • Various opportunities are available for participating in international exchange programs, conferences and other scientific projects.
  • Safe environment (for religions).
  • Quality of education and infrastructure in Ukraine Medical College is good.
  • The Candidate is presented as European Union Standard while study in the Ukraine.
  • IELTS & TOEFL as a background is not compulsory for MBBS in Ukraine.
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There is a restaurant provided for Indian students near the university campus:

“Select Your University” recommends the student to have a precious dine in “Rubino Indian Restaurant”. “Rubino” is the one of the best Indian Restaurant provided by us for a sake of Indian students who were studying in abroad. All Indian and Regional Food, including Indian and South dishes, Punjabi and Gujarati Thali, is served in Rubino Restaurant. Let’s have a look on Rubino’s Insights:

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All the Indian students have to fulfill these criteria to take admission for MBBS degree in medical universities of Ukraine:

  • The age of the students should be 18 years on or before 31st December, of the year of admission to MBBS course.
  • The student must have completed class 12th from any regular board.
  • The student must have an aggregate of at least 50% in PCB, if the student is from general category and at least 40% in PCB, if the student is from SC/ST/OBC.
  • The candidate should have to clear NEET entrance test followed by Medical Council of India.
Step by Step Admission Process to Study MBBS in Ukraine
Students have to follow these simple steps for admission to Ukraine’s medical universities for the MBBS course:

The procedure of taking MBBS admission in Ukraine has become very easy and simple. Exams like IELTS and TOEFL are not required for the students to study MBBS in Ukraine.

  • Step 1: Fill up the registration/Application form
  • Step 2: Scan all the copies of your passport and other related documents should be submitted to the prospective universities via online admission portal.
  • Step 3: The candidate received the confirmation/offer letter from the university through their online admission portal.
  • Step 4: Once the MBBS admission is confirmed, the immigration procedure will begin.
  • Step 5: After you get the invitation letter, please visit the Embassy of Ukraine in Delhi

    Details required while filing application form for the MBBS Course:
  • Citizenship
  • Date & Place of Birth
  • Name, Surname
  • Passport Number
  • Passport Validity
  • Gender
  • Permanent Address
  • Phone Number, Email Address
Ukraine Visa Procedure
For taking admission to MBBS course from Ukraine and complete the medical degree there, students need to have a Ukraine student visa:
  • For applying for a student visa to take admission in Ukraine for an MBBS degree, students need to have an invitation letter from a particular university.
  • Students can get the invitation letter from their respective universities if their admission is confirmed.
  • This invitation letter is very much important for applying for the students visa.
  • Students are advised to fill the application form of student visa and submit at the Ukraine Embassy.
  • The Ukrainian Embassy accepts students visa application and issues the students visa in July and August, so students need to apply for the admission and get their invitation letters before this time period.
Documents Required to Obtain a Ukraine Student Visa

To get the students visa fill the simple application form and have these documents ready:

  • Filled Students Visa Application Form
  • Students need to have the original international passport. The passport must have at least one year’s validity.
  • Original Invitation Letter from a particular university.
  • Birth Certificate (this should be translated into Ukrainian language and legalized by Notary Public & Ukraine Embassy.)
  • Original HSC, SSC, marksheets and leaving certificates. These certificates need to be translated into Ukrainian language and legalized by Notary Public and Ukraine Embassy.
  • Latest Medical Certificate which is issued within one month of visa application. This certificate must be legalized by Health Ministry. Apart from legalization from the Health Ministry it is also legalized by Notary Public & Ukraine Embassy. It should be translated into Ukrainian language.
  • HIV-AIDS report. This should be a negative certificate and must be legalized by the Health Ministry. This should also be translated into Ukrainian Language and Legalized by Notary Public or Ukraine Embassy.
  • Health insurance.
  • Travel insurance should be covering one year period or traveling period.
  • Students need to submit the sponsorship letter from their parents, guardian, or from the person who is going to pay for their education and stay.
  • Student's, parent's bank statement to prove the financial ability of getting education abroad.
  • 12 pictures 3*4 cm (Passport size).
  • To and Fro air ticket valid for one year (two-way ticket).

MBBS in Ukraine - Intake 2020

Important dates to remember for admission to MBBS in Ukraine:
Events Dates
Application Start Date June 2020
Invitation Letter Within 2 weeks from application
Admission Start Date August 2020
Last Date of Admission November 2020

Duration of Studying MBBS in Ukraine

The duration of studying MBBS in Ukraine is of 6 years:

The course duration in Ukraine for MBBS includes 5 years of course and 1 year of an internship program.

The medium of teaching while studying MBBS in Ukraine

Ukrainian medical universities follow 3 mediums

In Ukraine, the teaching medium in medical universities is in the English medium as well as in the Ukrainian or Russian medium. Foreign students can choose the English medium teaching course for their convenience.

Kharikiv State Medical University
V N Karzzin Kharkiv Nation Nation Med.
Ternopil State Medical Academy
KIEV Medical Univ. of UAFM
O O Bogomolets (Kiev)
Ivano Frankivsk National Medical

USMLE after Completing MBBS from Ukraine

USMLE is a screening test for pursuing a career in the USA:

After completing MBBS from Ukraine, medical graduates can pursue their medical careers in the USA. For this purpose, students need to qualify for the licensing examination i.e. USMLE.

USMLE is the United States Medical Licensing Examination conducted for medical graduates who want to start their medical careers in the United States of America. The passing ratio of the USMLE exam of Ukraine country is more compare to all other countries. Since the medical universities in Ukraine offer quality education to medical students. USMLE is the 3-step medical licensing examination which allows the medical graduates to study medicine abroad. The exam is conducted by the National Board of Medical Examiners(NBME) & the Federation of State Medical Board(FSMB).

USMLE Exam Dates (2020)

USMLE Exam Eligibility Period Exam fees
Step I October 1, 2020- December 31, 2020 Rs.66,634
Step II January 1, 2020 (3 months) Rs.1.12 lakhs
Step III 3 months Rs. 62,026

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