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A story of the Ukraineian nation numbers hundreds of years and dates back to early 9th century, when Ukraine was a centre of East Slavs culture. During that time a state, known as Kyivska Russ, was the most powerful nation in Eastern Europe with a capital in Kyiv (present capital of Ukraine).

Since that time and up to the end of 20th century Ukraine was divided among different countries and empires. Most part of the past century Ukraine spent as a part of Soviet Union. In 1991 Ukraine became an independent European country.

Ukraine is situated in the south-eastern part of Central Europe and has its own territory, government, national emblem, flag and anthem. Ukraine today is a country of 46 million people, most of whom are ethnic Ukraineians. It borders on Russia, Byelorussia, Moldova, Slovakia, Roumania, Hungary and Poland on land and Russia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Roumania and Turkey on sea.The territory of Ukraine is mostly a level, treeless plain, calls “steppe”. There are the Crimean Mountains in the Crimean peninsula and the Carpathians in the west, but they are not very high. Mixed forests of pine and fir-trees, beeches, limes, oaks and elms cover the mountains, but the thickest woods can still be found in the northern part of the republic, in Volyn. Kiev and Cherkassy lie in the midst of Ukraineian southernmost pine forest. The main Ukraineian river is the Dnieper. It is one of the longest European rivers and one of the republic’s main sources of hydroelectric power. The Dnieper and its tributary the Ross had been the cradle of the Ukraineian and Russian people in time immemorial. The climate of the country is moderate. Winter is rather mild, with no severe frosts but with regular snowfalls everywhere except the south. The rivers and lakes freeze in winter. The average winter temperature varies -20 Centigrade in the north to -3-5 in the south. Summer is quite hot and dry, with occasional showers and thunderstorms. The fertile black soil is well watered in spring and autumn and gets plenty of sunshine in summer.

As a country with a favourable geographical position (situated between Asia and Europe), Ukraine was always viewed by foreign investors as a country with better economic conditions, than other republics of the Soviet Union. Today this European country has the potential to be one of the region’s leaders in volume of foreign direct investment and portfolio investment.

The country is free of nuclear weapons. It is considered one of the safest places in the world with second largest army in Europe and one of lowest crime rates on Earth. Professional army helps as well supports Ukraine’s image as a key peacemaker in the world. The country’s troops were deployed in Kosovo, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Iraq and other countries.

For centuries, Ukraine was recognized as a country offering unique opportunities for industrial, technological, trade and agricultural development. In 2007 the Ukraineian stock market recorded the second highest growth in the world of 130 percent. Ukraineian IT market ranked fourth after Russia, Poland and the Czech Republic, with almost 40 percent growth and over $3.4 billion in volume, according to IDC survey. Ukraine now appears in Gaming Industry’s Top 12 European Countries.

Ukraine produces almost all types of transportation vehicles and spacecrafts. Antonov airplanes for example have become a symbol of Ukraine, stressing on the country’s strength in this field of aviation. As an active participant of global space exploration, Ukraine has launched a number of satellites.

With less than 1% of the world’s population, the country has 6% of the world’s physicists, mathematicians, computer programmers and other highly trained professionals. Ukraine’s traditions of physical, mathematical, and programming schools are very strong. Nearly 60% of its universities have graduates with majors in these disciplines. To bridge the gap between classical education and real business and technical processes, outsourcing companies have partnered with leading universities to offer additional classes and labs for students.

ukraine_flagDevelopment of Ukraineian economy goes side by side with the development of country’s culture and sports. Music remains a major component of Ukraineian culture. Nowadays it varies from traditional folk to contemporary rock and experimental. Elements from Ukraineian folk made their way to western music and are often recognized in song and plays of other Slavic nations.

The country’s most popular sport is not doubt football. FC Dynamo Kyiv and FC Shakhtar are invariable participants of European football challenges. FC Shakhtar won UEFA Cup trophy in 2009. The national team made its debut in 2006 FIFA World Cup and went as far as quarterfinals. Andrei Shevchenko – Ukraine’s most honorable football player – is also one of the brightest characters of European soccer history. Boxing is also popular in the country, thanks to the Klichko brothers (most titled boxers today). Ukraine now bids to host 2018 Winter Olympic Games, and has already won the bit (together with Poland) to host Football Euro 2012.

Student Life in Ukraine

Ukraine is a place where studying goes beyond the classrooms. Ukraine gives you chance to enjoy intercultural life and learn from the best of the best and prosper as a globally demanded professional.

Student life in Ukraine does not differ a lot from that in other European countries. Students study, meets new people, hang out, learn new things, travel around Europe, etc. Most of the students live on campus (some rent apartments outside of it). Hostel fee usually doesn’t go higher than $50 per month. Campuses have all the facilities for safe and comfort stay: libraries, hospitals, gyms, halls for concerts and other gatherings, laboratories and other training facilities, security, etc. Universities provide students with books and relevant studying materials. Libraries with computer rooms are also available. Almost every university has sports teams, which compete in various disciplines with their peers from other institutions. The most popular sport is no doubt football. Many students are also involved in KVN games (a humorous contest between faculties, universities). Participating in this kind of activity usually takes a lot of time, but if your team performs well, university administration will offer you some flexibility in attendance.

Student life in Ukraine is noticeably cheaper than life in other European countries. Depending on a city and lifestyle, average monthly budget may vary from $200 to $400. To get an idea of the costs for various things, here are some examples. Jeans of a good quality will cost $20 – $60, entrance to the night club – $5 – $10, a cinema ticket – $3 – $5, meal at a fast food restaurant – $5 – $10, vegetables and fruits – $1 – $3 per kilo, train ticket inside the country – $10 – $25. Right after admission to the university, the student is issued an international student card, which gives a discount of up to 30% for airfare and train tickets.

Studies usually take 80% – 85% of the students’ time. The rest is spent on fun activities and socializing. If you are a “social butterfly” type of individual, it will be better to look for a university in a big city (Kyiv, Kharkov, Dnipropetrovs’k, etc.), with lots of pubs, night clubs, theatres, cinemas, shopping malls, etc. Those who want to combine studying and exploring of the country with its culture and traditions may apply to a University in Kyiv or Lviv. These cities are among the oldest in the country. Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine. It is a centre of economical, political and cultural development. Students who come to study in Ukraine and settle down have best job prospects among all. Lviv is a “western capital” of Ukraine, influenced a lot by Western European culture and lifestyle.

Besides education, Ukraine offers great entertainment opportunities. During the past years the country was visited by major world artists: A-Ha, Depeche Mode, Rammstein, Limp Bizkit, Anastasia, Christina Aguilera, Placebo, to name a few. Our nightlife offers various options for an unforgettable time. Starting from night long discos, led by top DJs; and finishing with mountain climbing, sky and scuba diving, laser gun fighting, 3d movies and auto quests. Traditional entertainment is also available. Boys can learn to ride a horse in a traditional Cossacks manner, ladies try weaving; learn how to make clothes from straw and master traditional dancing.


  1. Ukraine offers a quality atmosphere for young brains at a low cost to realize their dreams of becoming doctors.
  2. Ukraineians have always been pioneers in surgery so the quality of Surgeons and Doctors here is commendable and undoubtedly the best.
  3. All the Universities we work with are State Established and are covered under 1956 act for Medical Council of India and there is no issue with the acceptance of the degree in India after the student completes his medical education in Ukraine. The degrees are further recognized by WHO and GMC (general medical council UK) and ECFMG (Educational commission for foreign medical graduates USA) and are listed in IMED (International Medical Education Directory). The above mentioned facts can be verified at,
  4. The people in the country are warm and very co-operative with the fresh doctors so there is no dearth of clinical exposure.
  5. Quality Education with affordable price.
  6. No ILETS and TOEFL required.
  7. Internationally recognized universities (WHO, UNESCO, EUROPEAN COUNCIL, PLAB, USMLE).
  8. European life standard yet low cost of living and traveling.

Education System in Ukraine

Ukraine is one of the most popular destinations for education. There exists 100 percent literacy in Ukraine. Apart from the local citizens, people round the corners of the world come here to pursue higher education in different disciplines. The main reason for this is compared to any other European countries; education is available here at the cheapest rate. Apart from that, there are large numbers of international universities located in Ukraine that offer higher quality education at reasonable prices. You can gather wide array of information about education in Ukraine from ours site.

The law of Ukraine states that all the applicants applying for education in Ukraine are entitled to equal rights and opportunities irrespective of race, religion, caste or sex. In fact, education of the foreign students is carried out in accordance with the foreign law. Training is also provided to the students, if needed, and the experts of our team are always ready to help these students. The academic year starts from 1st September and lasts for about 17-18 weeks. This is followed by an examination that is carried out for three weeks. For higher education, it is essential to apply in the international center of Ukraine.

The Ukraine’s system of education is comprised of pre-school education, comprehensive secondary education, vocational technical education (VET in EU terminology) and higher education (pre-graduate, graduate); also there is a post-graduate research education system for science degrees obtaining: Candidate of Science, Doctor of Science (doctoral and post-doctoral education in EU terminology). The Ukrainian higher education system peculiarity is the inclusion of Specialist and Master Degree to the second cycle.

The major priorities in the development of the education sector, as defined by the Government of Ukraine, encompass: better quality of educational services for Ukrainian citizens; introduction of an independent external assessment of secondary school graduates; ensuring broader autonomy for universities providing for independent decision making on academic, research and financial issues; comprehensive support for science, research-and-development, including financial support for prominent universities and other research institutions as well as provision of the state-of-the-art equipment; improving the quality of textbooks for secondary school and higher education.

The Ukrainian system of education is managed by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine; it directs and coordinates the operation of the education system through 24 regional education departments of regional state administrations, as well as education departments of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Kyiv and Sevastopol municipal state administrations.

Ukrainian universities use a traditional 5-point scale:

“5” = “excellent”

“4” = “good”

“3” = “acceptable”

“2” = “unacceptable”.

“5”, “4”, “3” can be described as “Satisfactory”, “2” – as “Fail”. Students who get a failing grade of “2”, have two more chances to pass an examination.


Ukraine has always been an integral part of the development of European medical education. During the years of Soviet Union and later during the independence period (since 1991), Ukraine has built an excellent basis for providing higher medical education of globally recognized standards. Nowadays, higher medical education in Ukraine can be obtained in more than 20 medical schools.

Many of them are recognized by influential and authoritative organizations, such as the Medical Council of India (MCI), the European Association of International Education, UNESCO, World Health Organization, MEDINE and others. Currently, there are dozens of thousands students from 110 different countries, getting higher education in Ukraine. Most of them come from India, China, Turkey, Uganda, Russia, Malaysia and central European countries. Popular medical fields of study include: general medicine, dentistry, paediatrics, pharmacy, surgery and other.

Ukraineian medical institutions cooperate closely with Universities from Germany, France, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom, USA and Austria; this allows students participate in international conferences, exchange programs and various scientific projects.

Advantages of Studying Medicine in Ukraine

  • High quality education conforming to globally-recognized standards
  • Full MBBS course for less than 18 Lacs (6 years)
  • Teaching is conducted in English, Russian or Ukraineian languages
  • No entrance exams required
  • Paid internships and possibility of employment in Ukraine
  • Large and friendly community of international students from all over the world (more than 3500 students from India).

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Eligible to Stduy MBBS in Medical Colleges of Abroad? Any Indian citizen who has attained the age of 17 years and has passed 10+2 Level from any recognised Council/Board of India or abroad. He/She must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology as elective subjects and obtained minimum 50% in aggregate of PCB combined. Also must have studied and passed English as a compulsory subject.

How do I get eligibility from MCI (Medical council of India)?
If one satisfies the above requirement then he/she can apply in prescribed format to MCI. MCI on due appraisal at their end shall issue necessary (NOC) certificate according the rules of MCI. We shall assist in this and the same is included in our services.

Does everybody get MCI eligibility?
Yes, subject to the prerequisites submitted by the candidate to MCI.

Can I get a job in a government hospital or allied medical institutions in India?
Yes, after clearing the screening test & getting your registration with the State or Central Council you are eligible for any government appointment.

What happens if I fail to clear the screening test of MCI?
Normally a student who passes MBBS from a WHO recognised college is expected to clear the test. One can also take coaching towards preparation for the same.

Are there many Indian students studying?
Yes, many Indian students studying there. Apart from Indian students there are lots of students from other countries also.

Can I get a bank loan and to what extent?
As per RBI regulation an Indian student pursuing education abroad can obtain Bank Loan up to 15 Lacs INR. Since the cost of the entire program is well within this amount the entire program can be funded from Bank Loan. We shall assist you in getting Educational loan from any Nationalised or private bank.

What is the Medical course duration in Ukraine?
MBBS course in Ukraine is of 6 years including practical Training. First three years is of pre-clinical part and last three years is of clinical part where students will get chance to interact with local patients in their local language.

What is the medium of Instruction in Abroad?
The medium of Instruction is in ENGLISH. However local Language class is included for the First 3 years. This is to make the students stay comfortable by enabling him to communicate with the locals and more with patients.

How is the weather & climate in Ukraine?
The climate is little bit cold when compare to India. January is the coldest month with day time temperature usually around 0 degree Celsius. But some time it goes below 0 degree. There are more than 290 sunny days in the year. In summer, day time temperature reaches 25 to 30 degree C and sometime quite higher than that.

Where can I do my internship?
You can do it at the college in that country itself. They will also allow you to do it in your homeland. The Hospital must be recognised by the Government and on due certification the college shall confer the final MBBS degree and the permission of MCI.

What shall be the total expenditure including hostel & food?
It depends on the University and Country, Please refer to the Fee Structure of the particular institution.

Can I do MD/MS meaning Post Graduation there?
Yes, on successful completion of MBBS you may pursue PG courses there.

What will be the procedure for admission?
Firstly you need to obtain eligibility from MCI. Then you may apply for admission. After the Registration & application process is duly completed your Careers application will be processed by the college. On receipt of Careers, your travel plans will be finalised and a confirmed admission order will be issued to you.

How do I get a Careers and ticket?
Will you be arranging it for me? Yes,we will assist for the Careers application process as both Careers and return ticket (First year) is included in our services.

What will be the mode of payment and in what currency?
All payments will be calculated in US Dollars. However you may pay in INR if you pay in India. At Abroad your food and other miscellaneous expenditure has to be paid in their local currency.

Ivano Frankivsk State Medical University

Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University is one of the Ivano-Frankivskoldest and leading medical higher institutions of Ukraine and former USSR. The University was founded in 1945. In April 2009 about 796 foreign students were enrolled from 24 countries

All the educational programs of the University are regulated and approved by the Ministry of Education & Science of Ukraine and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Degrees and diplomas issued to International students by the Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University are legalized by the Ministry of heath of Ukraine and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University is listed in the following Directories:

  • World Health Organization (WHO): Directory of World Medical Colleges
  • International Medical Education Directory (IMED): IMED acaccreditation is recognized by Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and Medical Council of Canada (MCC) for eligibility of graduates to obtain certification & Licensure
  • Ukraineian State Centre of International Education (USCIE): Directory of Recognized Educational Institutes in Ukraine

Students of Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University are eligible to apply for certification and licensure in over 150 countries in the world including: US, UK, Canada, Australia, India, Singapore, New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, UAE, Saudi Arabia and etc.

USA: Students and graduates of Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University are eligible to participate in the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) & receive ECFMG certification. ECFMG certification requires all graduates to have passed USMLE Step 1 & 2 (both sections), submit a final transcript and provide a copy of the graduate’s diploma for verification. Once ECFMG certification is granted; graduates are eligible for Postgraduate Medical education (Residency Training) in the United States of America. Prospective & current students of Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University wishing to practice in the USA are encouraged to educate themselves on the licensure policies in respective states. Information can be obtained by going to the Federation of State Medical Boards of United States (FSMB) website and from related sources India: Students from India are eligible to sit for the National Board of Examination (NBE) and to register with the Medical Council of India (MCI); after obtaining an “Eligibility Certificate” from the MCI prior to sitting for the Competency test conducted by the NBE and complying with any other guide-lines of the certification authority.

Similarly, students /graduates of Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University are eligible to sit for the licensure & certification examinations of many other countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UAE, Singapore etc. All students & graduates should educate themselves on the licensure policies in their respective home countries and countries where they propose to practise and prepare accordingly – in terms of: Education, documents, attestation immigration, subject competency exam, language competency examination and residency and work permit laws.