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Kharkiv City (About The City)

Kharkiv is the second largest city in Ukraine and also the second most populated city in Ukraine. It is also the largest scientific center of Ukraine.In the northeast of the country. Kharkiv is located at the banks of the Kharkiv, Lopan, and Udy rivers, where they flow into the Seversky Donets watershed in the north-eastern region of Ukraine.Kharkiv has a large number of green city parks with a long history of more than 100 years. Kharkiv's climate is humid with cold, snowy winters and dry and hot summers.

Kharkiv city is also the industrial hub of Ukraine with large metal working plants and also well established in enterprises like power engineering, electrical industry, chemical industry.

The city is one of the largest transport hub of Ukraine (railways and highways, an international airport offering regular flights to Kyiv, Lviv, Minsk, Baku, Tbilisi, Prague, Warsaw, Dortmund, Paris, Budapest, Tel Aviv, Istanbul, and a number of other cities). From Kharkiv city there are daily trains, busses and flights to the capital city kyiv. Even if Kharkiv have its own International Airport International students depends on Kyiv International Airport due to the rich flight avaibility. From Kyiv it usually takes 6 – 7 hrs for reaching Kharkiv. The distance between the cities is 484 km.

Kharkiv city is rich with Architectural sites such as Museums, Churches, Parks.

Kharkiv national Medical university in a Glance, in the beginning

CITY Kharkiv
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION ENGLISH/ Ukranian will be teached for Patient communication and for local interaction
Approved and listed by WHO, ECFMG, UNICEF, MCI
Accomodation facilities University hostel
Currency and exchange rate Hryvnia
1USD - 27 hrvns
1 Hrvns - 2.8 INR
Average Climate Winter - 4.6 degree Celsius
Summer- 21.6 degree Celsius
Distance from Capital city 484 km
7 hrs by Bus

Year of establishment :

 The Kharkiv National Medical University was founded in 1805, a decree about its foundation was signed by the Russian Tsar Alexander I. In 1951, the University started training of foreign students. By now, the University has trained more than 3,600 specialists for different countries of the world.  In 2007 the University received the National status.

Tution fee of Kharkiv National Medical University 2020-2021 / Fee structure of Kharkiv National Medical University.

Year Tuition Fee Hostel Fee
1st 4800 USD 800 USD-1200 USD
2nd 4800 USD 800 USD - 1200 USD
3rd 4800 USD 800 USD - 1200 USD
4th 4800 USD 800 USD - 1200 USD
5th 4800 USD 800 USD - 1200 USD
6th 4800 USD 800 USD - 1200 USD

About Kharkiv National Medical University

Kharkiv National Medical University is one of the oldest medical university of Ukraine and is more than 215 year old. It was earlier known as Kharkiv Medical Institute, which further changed to Kharkiv State Medical University. University obtained in National status in the year 2007 and now it is `known as Kharkiv National Medical University.

This historic medical university is well known for its reputation, influence, academic pedigree not only in Ukraine, but also in the World. The prestigious medical degree MD PHYSICIAN awarded by Kharkiv national Medical University is recognized all over the world.. The degree of Kharkiv National Medical University is recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Federation of Physiological Societies, General Medical Council (UK) and Medical Council of India (MCI).

Kharkiv National Medical University consists of four faculties including Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy and Postgraduate. Since 1951 University started teaching foreign students. Students from countries of Europe, Asia , Africa started getting admission in Kharkiv National Medical University from then. At present University have more than 7000 foreign students studying in all faculties.(Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Post Graduation).

Kharkiv National Medical University today

  • Under UNESCO, Kharkiv National Medical University is a member of International Association of universities.
  • In total 65 departments of Kharkiv National Medical University, A total of 803 faculty specialized in Science and Pedagogy, 130 doctors of medical science. And around 440 Professors and Associate Professors.
  • Over 7000 foreign students from more than 70 countries of Europe, Asia and Africa is studying at Kharkiv National Medical University.
  • Kharkiv National Medical University is a modern multi-type educational establishment with its powerful Scientific and technical basis. The university posses 6 education-research production units, 2 Research Institutes
  • Kharkiv National Medical university have 44 clinical Departments.
  • Kharkiv National Medical University shows its presence in !26 International Scientific forums, and 340 Ukrainian Scientific forums.
  • University have association with 18 foreign Universities and Institutes.
  • Kharkiv National Medical University was awarded with Gold medal in the nomination of Development Of Students Research in the International Exhibition EDUCATION AND CAREER 2010.

University campus has a Museum which was founded in 1968 and is located in the main building of the university. In 2011 the Museum was awarded with the Title THE PERFECT MUSEUM for its significant contribution to the cause of education of young people and students

Faculty of Medicine at Kharkiv National Medical University

The medium of instruction of the medical course in Kharkiv National Medical University for International students is in ENGLISH. The students have to learn local language for Patient communication and for the local communication which is also taught while doing the Program. The duration of medical program at Kharkiv National Medical University is 6 years. Usually duration of medical program in all medical Universities in Ukraine is 6 years only.

Once the students reach the University, the student will have to sign a contract with the University before commencement of the MD Course. The tuition fee for the entire course will be same throughout their duration of study and that will be mentioned in the contract. After signing the contract, the students will be divided into small groups. A group will have maximum 12 -14 students.

First three years will be mainly pre clinical subjects like Anatomy, Bio Chemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology. From second year students can attend clinical classes where they will be trained in basic nursing practices. Clinical subjects will the starting from third year of study. Students will be visiting hospitals and clinical departments from their third year of study. Kharkiv National Medical University have 45 Clinical departments. University comprises of 9 regional,10 city and 5 departmental medical Hospitals where there is a very good patient inflow. Students can get practical exposure from these hospitals. All the 6 year of study is very important. Students have to pass the KROK Exam which is conducted by Testing Center of Ministry of Health of Ukraine. KROK is divided into two parts i.e. KROK–1 and KROK–2, which students have to clear in third and sixth year representatively. KROK is the medical licensing exam of Ukraine. On completion of course students have to go through the final STATE EXAM

The state final examinations on all the disciplines according to the syllabus are held within one system through 2 stages :

  • Testing practical proficiency of final-year students (when exams on clinical disciplines are taken, testing takes place at the patient’s bed)
  • Testing scientific/theoretical proficiency.

Here is the course description with detailed MBBS syllabus For 6 years of training 13,474 hours out of them:

  • Humanitarian subjects — 1,576 hours
  • Social-economic subjects — 432 hours
  • Fundamental /general scientific/ subjects — 2,180 hours
  • Professionally oriented subjects — 6,098 hours
  • Elective courses — 324 hours
  • Practical training — 972 hours
  • Sub internship /in the 6-th year — 1,892 hours

Curicculam/Syllabus of medical program in Kharkiv National Medical University

Departments Available for Postgraduate Study in Kharkiv National Medical University

  1. Gastroenterology
  2. General Medicine
  3. Genecology
  4. Internal diseases
  5. Neurology
  6. Neurosurgery
  7. Nuclear Medicine
  8. Oncology
  9. Ophthalmology
  10. Orthopaedics’
  11. Paediatrics
  12. Plastic Surgery
  13. Public Health
  14. Pulmonary Medicine
  15. Radiology
  16. Social Medicine
  17. Surgery
  18. Therapy
  19. Urology
  20. Urosurgery
  21. Cardio surgery
  22. Cardiology
  23. Dermatology
  24. ENT
  25. Family medicine
  26. Forensic Medicine

Accomodation at Kharkiv National Medical Univeristy :

The Kharkiv National Medical University offers good hostel facilities with fully furnished rooms and is located close to the University. The University have 6 major hostel buildings. Students can opt single, double, three person sharing and 4 person sharing rooms according to the availability. The hostels have 24 hour access to security and emergency services. The hostels are equipped with modern facilities, internet cafes and canteens. All rooms have a study table, chair, wardrobe, bed and pillow.

Students have option of availing canteen food which serves both vegetarian and non- vegetarian food. For those who do not want canteen food can do self cooking. There are areas for playing sports and communication. Rooms are in single, double and triple occupancy and four student occupancy.

Ranking & Accreditation of Kharkiv National Medical University :

The University ranks 2409 out of 11,000 universities in the world. The University takes the 26th general place and the 5th place among higher medical educational establishments of Ukraine in the scientometrical database SCOPUS. It ranks 47th among Ukrainian higher educational establishments by UNESCO“TOP 200 ”. In 2015, the Order of Honour and Silver Diploma by the rating “Golden Fortune” were awarded to the University. KNMU became a laureate of the rating of higher educational establishments “Ukraine-2000”.

In 2001, Silver Diploma by the VII International Rating “Golden Fortune” in the nomination “The Third Millennium Quality” was awarded to the staff of the University.

In 2010, the University won an honorary title “Leader of Modern Education” at the International Exhibition “Modern Education of Ukraine”; in 2011-2012 – “Leader of National Education” at the International Exhibitions “Education and Career - 2011” and “Education and Career - 2012”.

  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Medical Council Of India (MCI)[
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • European Federation of Psychologists' Associations (EFPA)
  • American Medical Research Foundation
  • University of Medical Science (Poland)
  • General Council of Medicine of UK
  • European University Associations
  • International University Association
  • Magna Charta Observatory of Fundamental University
  • European Nuclear Education Network
  • Bath Spa University (Great Britain)

Advantages of pursuing MBBS at Kharkiv National Medical University :

The University is widely recognized in terms of its influence, reputation and academic standard. The University is recognized world over. The University has been producing high class specialists, true professionals in the field.

Apart from theoretical skills practical skills are also incorporated.

Teaching staff includes many national and world subject leaders. The lectures, seminars and practical sessions are through the control system.

You have access to wide ranging resources with latest and modern medical equipments, libraries and computer classes in order to support your studies. The libraray has a huge collection of 10,00,000 books and reading halls.

Once you graduate from KNMU you are very well respected world over.

Studying at this University sharpens your mind and you learn time management skills and equips students for employment opportunities in the Medical field.

Cost of education is affordable.

The University imparts innovative teaching methods and research programs.

Faculty have received many awards and constantly strive for many innovative teaching methods.

The class size is small and hence faculty knows each student well.

The teacher to student ratio is just 1:12 or 1:14

International collaborations and Associations of the University:

KNMU is a member of the International Association of Universities (under the aegis of UNESCO) since 1998; it is added to the register of medical universities of the World Health Organization (Avicenna Directories).

Each year the workers of the University receive more than 80 patents of Ukraine on inventions and utility models, publish more than 1,400 articles in professional editions. The University takes the 5th place among higher medical educational establishments of Ukraine in the scientometrical database SCOPUS.

Eligibility for Admission to MD Program at Kharkiv National Medical University :

  • Students should be 17 years by 31st December
  • Candidate should score 50 % in 12th grade in Science stream ( Physics/ Chemistry and Biology)
  • NEET qualified result which is valid for 3 years from 2018 onwards.

Documents required for Admission in Kharkiv National Medical University and Visa Application

Ukrainian student visa is issued through an interview at the Embassy which is based in New Delhi, India. Students need to stay for few days to get the procedure completed.

Documents required are :

  • Class X certificate
  • Class XII certificate
  • NEET qualified results
  • Valid passport
  • Birth certificate in English
  • School Transfer certificate
  • Passport size photographs 12 nos.
  • Bank statement showing a minimum of Rs 4 lakhs balance.
  • Affidavit certificate
  • Invitation letter issued by Ministry of Education, Ukraine.
  • Medical certificate

NEET mandatory for MBBS admissions abroad :

The National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent autonomous testing agency for conducting efficient, transparent and international standard test in order to check the competency of the candidates for admission to Medical Education Institutions in India and abroad.

Minimum Percentage Required – General candidates should score a minimum 50%. Number of Attempts –There is no limit on the number of attempts for NEET. Candidates can appear for the exam as many times as they want.

NEET compulsion for MBBS in Abroad

Qualifying the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is mandatory for students seeking to pursue MBBS courses from foreign medical institutions, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has declared via a public notice on March 8, 2018.

The information, which had already been made public earlier by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) during the time of the release of the NEET notification in February 2018, has now been officially confirmed through the MCI notice. As per the MCI, the existing practice of issuing eligibility certificate to candidates desirous of pursuing MBBS abroad will be done away with from June 1, 2018, onwards and the result of NEET will be treated as the new eligibility certificate from thereon.

The notification clarifies that the new rule has been introduced by the MCI with approval from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The ‘Screening Tests Regulations 2002’ and ‘Eligibility Requirement for Taking Admissions in an undergraduate medical course in Foreign Medical Institution Regulation, 2002’, which lay down the rules and regulations for candidates seeking to pursue or who already possess MBBS qualification from abroad, have been accordingly amended by the MCI.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the exam conducting body of NEET 2018, has published the MCI notice on its website on March 10, 2018, for the reference of NEET 2018 aspirants.

What Does MCI Notice Regarding NEET state ?

“Public at large is hereby informed that in terms of Clause 4(2A) of the ‘Screening Test Regulation, 2002’ and Clause 8(iv) of the ‘Eligibility Requirement for Taking Admission in an undergraduate medical course in a Foreign Medical Institution Regulation, 2002’, an India National/Overseas Citizen of India who are desirous for taking admission in MBBS or its equivalent medical course in a medical University/College/Institute outside the country on or after 1st June, 2018 shall have to mandatorily qualify the NEET,” the notice reads. The notice further informs that “the requirement of Eligibility Certificate in respect of such person(s) who would take admission in MBBS or equivalent medical course in a medical university outside the country on or after 1st June, 2018, has been dispensed off. The result of the NEET for admission to MBBS Course shall deem to be treated as Eligibility Certificate for such persons.”

NEET Qualification certificate is the new 'eligibility certificate' for students dreaming of MBBS Abroad

As per the previous MCI regulations, candidates seeking to study MBBS or equivalent medical courses from abroad were required to obtain an eligibility certificate from MCI if they wished to come back to India for practicing medicine. No candidate without an eligibility certificate from MCI was allowed to appear for Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) screening test through which Indian nationals with foreign medical qualfications are granted permission to practice in India.

Now, with the introduction of new changes in MCI regulations, the earlier requirement of obtaining eligibility certificate has been dispensed off and NEET qualification status will be treated as the MCI eligibility certificate for a student seeking admission in MBBS abroad.


The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) earlier clarified that this new rule of mandatorily qualifying NEET for admission to MBBS courses in abroad is not applicable to students who are already pursuing MBBS or equivalent degrees from outside India. “Students who have already taken admission under current regulations to pursue primary medical course by taking Eligibility Certificate from MCI are exempted from qualifying NEET”, stated the clarification note released by MoHFW on February 22, 2018.

The new MCI regulations making NEET mandatory for pursuing MBBS abroad will only be applicable to students seeking to pursue MBBS or equivalent qualification from abroad on or after June 1, 2018. Students who are already pursuing or have gotten admission in foreign medical institutions need not worry about qualifying NEET as long as they have the eligibility certificate issued by MCI.

FMGE Coaching to practice in India:

Medical Council of India Screening Test is also known as Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE), conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in India. The test is one of the mandatory requirements for an Indian citizen who has a medical degree from a college outside India to practice medicine in the country.

This screening test was introduced in 2002 as a qualifying examination for Indian students obtaining their medical degrees from countries other than India. The Medical School should have been listed in the WHO International directory of Medical Schools.

This examination is held twice in year in June and December on the third Monday and Tuesday of the month.

On successful passing of this exam , you get temporary registration from Medical Council of India upon which you can do your internship for a year and then able to practice in India. The preparation for this exam can be availed from from the first year itself free of cost. There are a total of 19 subjects and the exams are based on MCQs in three parts- Pre Clinical, Para Clinical and Clinicals.

As per the present scenario the Screening test is going to replaced by NEXT exam, where Indian Medical graduates and Foreign Medical Graduates will have to qualify and this exam will be removing all the discrimination between Indian and Foreign Medical Graduates

Students at Kharkiv National Medical University can attend on campus Coaching for NEXT exam, which will be delivered by the most experienced faculty from India.

After getting admission through in Kharkiv National Medical University, students will be facilitated with an application for their online coaching in their handset(mobile) before leaving the country. In which they will be able to access topic wise lectures and we will be conducting topic wise exams according to the topics covered and exam patterns.

USMLE Coaching to practice in U.S.A :

The United States Medical Licensing examination is a three step examination for Medical Licensure in the US. Physicians are required to pass this before they practice. There are three steps involved. Step 1 assesses whether you understand and can apply important concepts of the sciences basic to practice of medicine. It is a one day examination and is divided into seven 60 minutes blocks and administered in one 8 hour testing session. You will be provided free tutorials on the USMLE step 1 and will be given audio and video lectures along with question banks. The students can go through our Coaching portal free of cost.

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Our teaching pattern

  • Topic wise test for all the 19 subjects, student can practice after finishing the topic to assess herself/himself.
  • Subject wise test for all the 19 subjects, student can practice after finishing the topic to assess herself/himself.
  • MCI/FMGE screening test pattern test (full question paper of 300 questions).
  • All question papers will be with time limit as in real time MCI/FMGE screening test.
  • Every time student appears for FMGE paper at our online portal they will feel as they are appearing for real MCI/FMGE screening test, this builds confidence in a student.
  • We give regular ranking according to country, university & overall, so the student can assess where he/she stands exactly.
  • All toppers get lot of study material for free.
  • Once a paper is finished you can recheck it anytime throughout your prescribed time.
  • Answer key is provided with explanation, gives an opportunity to understand better.
  • Our automatic reminding system will help you with making time table for how to study for MCI/FMGE screening test.
  • Every month you will get few hours to interact with doctors, so they can guide you regarding, how to pass MCI/FMGE screening test easily
  • We update our question bank every 6 months to ensure students get the latest questions to practice and pass MCI/FMGE screening test easily
  • Our lectures for all the 19 subjects are recorded by the top-notch faculty teaching for MCI/FMGE screening test from last 16 years from 2002 when MCI/FMGE screening test regulation was passed by Government of India

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List of MCI Approved colleges in Ukraine.

  1. Bukovinian State Medical University
  2. Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University
  3. Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy
  4. I.Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University
  5. Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University
  6. Kharkiv National Medical University
  7. Kyiv Medical University of UAFM, Kyiv
  8. National Pirogov Memorial Medical University,Vinnytsya
  9. O.O. Bogomolets National Medical University
  10. Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Ukrain
  11. Sumy State University, Sumy
  12. Taras Sheychenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
  13. Ukranian Medical Stomatological Academy Poltava, Ukraine
  14. Uzhhorod National University, Ukraine
  15. V.N. KarazinKharkiv National University
  16. Zaporozhye State Medical University

COVID 19 and its effects on Education and Medical Universities across Ukraine in 2020.

Many Educational Institutions in India and world over are temporarily closed their normal functioning in order to contain COVID 19. This has impacted millions of students all over and has caused a major education crisis presently. This pandemic which began in November 2019 has had a huge global impact on all aspects of life including education. Over a billion students have been unable to go to schools or Universities to stop the spread of the virus. Life had come to a total standstill. But with the advancement of technology and communication on the digital platform there was scope for online classes all over.

In Ukraine especially not even one class was missed during this lockdown period. The shift was from traditional University lectures in the classrooms in the Campus to the virtual classrooms in their hostel rooms. With help of reliable internet the medical students are attending daily classes online with tests on a daily basis. The professors and students communicate, interact and share ideas and clear doubts in the confines of their hostel rooms. During this temporary phase this was the power of online education adopted by the Medical Universities throughout Ukraine. Hence students are advantaged in tests and examinations.

The students are all there to support each other in this crisis. Though being miles apart from their families and parents in their home country they are kept very safe in Ukraine. There has been tremendous support from the University heads and Indian Embassy based in Kiev, Ukraine. They have all taken adequate measures to protect foreign students. Hence students are not home sick even during this crisis.

What truly is significant in Ukraine at this time is the urgent need to save the entire generation of students from this pandemic and hence the Ukrainian government had imposed drastic lockdown measures to contain the spread of this virus.

Frequently asked questions:

The country was founded on 24th August 1991.
Yes, Kharkiv is safe and the turbulent years were in 2014 and 2015. Presently it has recovered and things have settled down.
The conflict was between Russia and Ukraine. Eastern parts of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblast are non government controlled areas due to the conflict.
Yes, the tuition fees will remain the same throughout the Course of study. The fees may change only if a student is expelled or wants admission into another University.
The medium of instruction is in English.
Yes, after payment of the first year fees, all other years it can be paid in two instalments yearly.
The country is very safe with good security systems all over.
You cannot pursue Medicine in Europe without student visa.
It can range between Rs 8000 to Rs 12000 per month based on the lifestyle you lead.
You select a University by checking the infrastructure and hostel facilities. Secondly the teaching faculty, thirdly the recognitions and awards and finally the placement track records.

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