MBBS in Ukraine

Ukraine is prominently known for its MBBS education at low tuition fee. MBBS in Ukraine is undoubtedly one of the best study options in the world. Many Indian students are nowadays opting to do MBBS in Ukraine instead of MBBS in India because of the excellent education quality and high infrastructure. Ukraine is one of the most famous, prestigious and safest medical study locations in the world.

Gone are the days when Ukraine was not a safe destination for education or tourism. Ukraine has an efficient system of laws, policies and education. Indian students who study MBBS in Ukraine or complete their medical degree in Ukraine in top MCI approved medical universities of Ukraine are eligible to get a medical licensure in India. If they study MBBS in Ukraine in any of the top WHO approved universities of Ukraine, they can practice medicine in any corner of the world.

There are many leading MCI approved universities for studying MBBS in Ukraine. There is no donation fees required for MBBS in Ukraine. However, medical colleges of India require an exorbitant fee to enrol a child. Indian students, therefore, prefer MBBS in Abroad instead of MBBS in India because of a lot of problems in the Indian medical education system. The total tuition fee of Ukrainian medical colleges is also very low.

MBBS is a very promising and prospectus degree but it is certainly not at all easy. It requires a lot of time, effort and myriad hours of hard work. However, the result of the MCI Screening Test depends on a lot of other factors as well, such as choosing the top medical university for MBBS. You should always select a medical university abroad which has a high passing ratio in the FMGE or MCI Screening Test.

Your focus should not be to just attain an MBBS degree from any college of Ukraine. You should instead concentrate on quality teaching. Ukraine has a long list of affordable medical colleges but hardly 20% of them actually provide excellent and premium education quality to Indian students. It should be kept in mind that all colleges do not prepare a student for the FMGE or MCI Screening Test.

Think about it with a practical mind! If all colleges would provide excellent quality of education along with modern infrastructure, first-class facilities and MCI Screening Test training, what will be the meaning of difference in their ranking and over all fees structure? If all colleges were good, none of them would have a different fee, right? This is why the quality of education matters a lot!!!

Medical universities in Ukraine are preferred by so many international students because they are globally accredited by esteemed organizations such as World Health Organization (WHO), Medical Council of India (MCI), International Association of Universities (IAU), World Federation of medical education (WFME), Association of Medical Education of Europe (AMEE), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO), International Education Society (IES), European Association for International Education (EAIE) etc.

All Ukrainian universities have a well structured and globally recognized curriculum for studying. The total duration of MBBS in Ukraine is a period of six years including one entire year of internship. The first three years of the course involves pre-clinical study during MBBS in Ukraine. The last three years include a clinical section where the students get an opportunity to interact with patients.

The medical program in Ukraine is taught in English as well as the Russian language. The students can select their medium of instruction as per their preference. However, Indian students are advised to the only study in complete English medium.


The cost of MBBS course in Ukraine is very affordable to that of private medical colleges in India. Although every university has a different fees structure and every country has a different expense of living, it can be considered that on average the total fees of Ukrainian medical colleges usually costs around Rs. 25 lakhs. The cost to study MBBS in Ukraine depends upon a lot of factors such as the university ranking, type, facilities preferred, medium of instruction, hostel accommodation etc.

It is mandatory for students to live in the university hostel during the first year of medical study. The students can choose to stay in a private hostel from the second year onwards. PGMedica Overseas have their own private hostels in Ukraine. Contact us to know more…

The cost of the top 10 medical colleges in Ukraine is still low as compared to India. The living cost in Ukraine for the Indian students is also very reasonable. Your total expense and fee structure may also depend on the fact whether you choose cheap medical colleges in Ukraine or an expensive one. Medical schools in Ukraine cost quite low as compared to MBBS in USA as well. Remember, your overall budget and expense of living depends upon your living preferences.

Entrance Exam

This is another huge merit of studying MBBS in Ukraine because Ukraine is literally no need of appearing in any kind of entrance exam for admission in medical colleges of Ukraine. This is in contrast to the medical colleges of India which require students to appear in various types of difficult entrance examinations with negative marking.

However, the National Eligibility Entrance Test or NEET is mandatory to apply for studying medicine in Ukraine. The Indian Health Ministry and the Medical Council of India have made it compulsory for students to qualify NEET to get admission for MBBS in a foreign university. Thus, if you are interested in studying MBBS in Ukraine, you must have cleared NEET.


MBBS in Ukraine is becoming popular for Indian students because it is easy to get the admission and get access to world-class education provided by colleges. Unlike in India, they are not required to sit for any pre-qualification exams for MBBS in Ukraine.

Indian students with a low budget need not get disappointed. They can pursue their dream degree at a low-cost in Ukraine. Even if they have low academics, they can still apply to study medicine in top Ukraine medical universities. The high-quality educational MBBS program in Ukraine is very cost friendly for the students.

Indian students must have scored at least 55% marks in their 10+2 examinations to be eligible for admission of MBBS in Ukraine. However, a few medical universities in Ukraine also enrol students with low academics such as 50%. Another surprising fact about studying MBBS in Ukraine is that the students are not required to pay any sort of capitation fees to get admission. You are not required to give donation fees for anything and even if you are willing to, it will not help you in any way.

The student must have completed the age of 17 years on or before 31st December, of the year of admission to the MBBS course. However, NEET with qualifying marks is mandatory to study medicine in Ukraine. Doctor’s degree from a Medical University in Ukraine also does not require TOEFL or IELTS score.

MCI Approved Universities

Currently, there are around 7,500 Indian students studying MBBS in Ukrainian medical colleges. Graduating from one of the top MCI approved medical universities in Ukraine promises and assures a great future. Below given is the list of all low-cost MCI recognized medical colleges in Ukraine:

  • Bukovinian State Medical University
  • Crimea State Medical Institute
  • Crimea State Medical University
  • Danylo Halytski Lviv State Medical University
  • Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University
  • Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy
  • Donetsk State Medical University
  • Gorky’s Donetsk State Medical University
  • Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University
  • Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University
  • Kharkiv National Medical University
  • Kharkiv National University
  • Kharkiv State Medical University
  • Kyiv Medical University of UAFM, Kyiv
  • Lugansk State Medical University
  • Gorky Donetsk National Medical University
  • Gorky Donetsk State Medical University
  • National Pirogov Memorial Medical University,Vinnytsya
  • O. Bogomolets National Medical University
  • Odessa National Medical University
  • Odessa State Medical University
  • Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University
  • Sumy State University, Sumy
  • Taras Sheychenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Ternopil State Medical University
  • Ukranian Medical Stomatological Academy Poltava, Ukraine
  • Uzhhorod National University, Ukraine
  • N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
  • Vinnitsa State Pirogov Memorial Medical University
  • Zaporozhye State Medical University

Admission Deadline

Although the admission deadlines for all universities, schools, and colleges are different, be it Ternopil State Medical UniversityNorthern State Medical University, Capital Medical UniversityStavropol State Medical UniversityXinjiang Medical UniversitySiberian State Medical UniversityKyrgyz State Medical AcademyVolgograd State Medical University and so on, there is still an average admission deadline that students can consider. Most of the Ukrainian medical colleges admit students and begin their academic year in August – September for Ukrainian MBBS program.

The last date to apply for admission for MBBS in Ukraine is usually the end of June or the beginning of July every year. To know the exact admission deadline for the Ukrainian medical program, contact us. If you do not get yourself enrolled in a top medical university to study MBBS in Ukraine, you will have to compromise with what is left.

Reserve a seat

The availability of seats for MBBS in Abroad in your desired medical colleges actually matters a lot; this is why we suggest you reserve a seat in your desired college with PGMedica Overseas. If you book the seat in advance with us, preferably the end of May, there will be no sort of hassle at the end but visa processing can easily be done till as late as July. However, if you are late due to any reason, you can apply for admission or seat booking later as well in case the seats are available.

Admission Process

The admission process for MBBS in Ukraine differs from university to university, just like the eligibility criteria. However, on a general scale, the admission process for MBBS in Ukrainian medical universities is quite the same. The admission process for MBBS in Ukraine is very easy just like MBBS in Kyrgyzstan and MBBS in Georgia.

After deciding which university to opt for medical studies in Ukraine, the candidate needs to fill up the application form. He/she is then required to submit the same to the university office along with the required documents and passport details. The documents can be scanned and sent online which also ensures complete transparency in the admission procedure.

Once the university accepts the application of the student, it informs the selected students through email. Then, a letter of confirmation of admission is issued to the student. The student can collect the admission letter from the university and pay the fees. After the payment of fees, he/she can apply for visa.

Once the Visa is confirmed, the student can book his/her tickets to Ukraine and plan everything ahead. Nonetheless, if you allow PGMedica Overseas to assist you, there will be no need to worry and there will be no chance of disappointment. You just have to provide us with the necessary documents and we will take care of the rest.


Study MBBS Ukraine at the top medical University in Ukraine has a lot of advantages for Indian students. Some of the advantages are:

  • The medical colleges of Ukraine offer affordable education by maintaining quality.
  • Most of the medical colleges in Ukraine are recognized by the Medical Council of India.
  • Ukrainian medical universities do not require any donation fees or entrance tests such as SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, HSK, GMAT, CET, GRE etc.
  • Since most of the top MCI approved medical universities in Ukraine are government funded, the cost of MBBS in Ukraine is low and affordable.
  • The medical colleges of Ukraine offer high-quality medical education.
  • Indian students can get to study the complete course in full English medium.
  • The affiliated hospitals of top Ukrainian Medical Universities have a high patient inflow.
  • The Ukraine MBBS syllabus is approved by the Medical Council of India and some other leading medical councils of the world.
  • The admission process in Ukrainian medical colleges is easy, hassle-free and transparent.
  • The cost of living is also very reasonable in Ukraine.
  • The eligibility criteria for admissions are quite easy.
  • World ranking of most of the Ukrainian medical colleges is also high.
  • Ukrainian medical colleges also have a high WHO ranking.
  • Indian students can easily find Indian food in Ukraine.


After completing your dream course of MBBS in Ukraine, you can plan to study further in the USA. Medical PG (MD / MS Degree) in the USA does not require the clearance of the MCI Screening Test. Thus, if you are planning to study medicine in the USA, you do not need to worry about preparing for MCI exam or clearing it.

Also, the MBBS degree from the USA is valid and highly reputed in India. To get the admission in leading medical colleges of USA, you just have to successfully pass the online USMLE Step 1 Exam, the coaching of which is provided by most of the reputed medical colleges of Ukraine. Once the USMLE Step 1 Exam is cleared by the student, he is required to successfully qualify the USMLE Step 2CK Exam for finally getting enrolled in USA medical colleges.

PG in Germany

After completing your dream course of MBBS in Ukraine, you can plan to study further in the USA. Medical PG (MD / MS Degree) in the USA does not require the clearance of the MCI Screening Test. Thus, if you are planning to study medicine in the USA, you do not need to worry about preparing for MCI exam or clearing it. This is undoubtedly one of the best things about studying MBBS in Ukraine.

If you want to further pursue your post graduation degree in Medicine in Germany after completion of MBBS/MD in Ukraine, you can easily apply for so. A medical study in Germany gives high recognition to the doctor all around the world and he/she can get better and more excellent education than anywhere else.

Germany offers the finest medical studies through its integrated and well-structured curriculum. However, it is necessary for students to have knowledge about the German language before they apply for studying in Germany. So, students should prepare and learn to speak the German language in the last two years of their MBBS course in Ukraine. There are six-course levels for the German language i.e. A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 Level.

If the student successfully passes in these EU levels, he/she can apply for PG in Germany. To know more about PG in Germany after MBBS in Ukraine, feel free to contact us.

We also help our students through “counselling” to let them select the best university for MBBS in Ukraine.

PG in India

After completing your dream course of MBBS in Ukraine, you can come back to India and continue your PG studies. Indian students can opt for higher studies and post graduation courses for which they have to appear in NEET-PG entrance exam first. Some medical institutions also require a personal interview of the candidate for admission in PG courses. Just like NEET-UG, NEET-PG has also replaced all other entrance examinations in India such as AIPGMEE and other state level entrance tests.

Post-graduation in India is known as specialization whereas MBBS is called as an undergraduate degree. The duration of PG Degree courses in India is usually three years whereas that of diploma courses is generally a period of two years. Some of the main PG courses after doing MBBS in India are:

  • MS (Master of Surgery) – Duration of 3 years
  • MD (Doctor of Medicine) – Duration of 3 years
  • PG Diploma- Duration of 2 years
  • DNB (Diploma of National Board)
  • Combined Medical Services (CMS)
  • Masters in Health Administration (MHA)

After the completion of post-graduation studies, the students can opt for super-specialization medical courses such as M.Ch (Master of Chirurgery), DM (Doctorate of Medicine) which generally have a duration of three years.

Counselling by PGMedica Overseas

We also help our students through “counseling” to let them select the best university for MBBS in Russia.


Through group counselling sessions in form of seminars, PGMedica Overseas aims to entail more than merely helping students choose the best career for them. Our main motive is to guide our MBBS aspirants on the right path. We aim that they become motivated to work hard to achieve their goals. Expert counsellors organize our seminars and give valuable advice on students’ medical career. We also try to impart as much knowledge about MBBS in abroad as possible. We try that before even joining the college, students have a basic idea of the curriculum, norms, teaching patterns and a lot more.


PGMedica Overseas also does online counselling of their students in form of webinars just in case they are physically unavailable. We share screens with our online audience and give them a basic idea about MBBS in abroad through PowerPoint Slideshows. At the end of every webinar, we also interact with our students in form of “questions and answers” session.

We give complete information on MBBS in Abroad, MBBS in India, MBBS in GeorgiaMBBS in ChinaMBBS in RussiaMBBS in USA, MBBS in UkraineMBBS in Poland etc giving a gist about each country’s medical education norms. Eventually, we help each student decide which country and which university is best for them.

Telephonic Counseling:

Just in case the students are not available the form of a physical or online audience and still want assistance, PGMedica Overseas does so by telephonic counseling. Our expert team of MBBS counselors get in touch with the students via phone calls, answer their queries and guide them to what is best.

PGMedica Overseas also does online counselling of their students in form of webinars just in case they are physically unavailable. We share screens with our online audience and give them a basic idea about MBBS in abroad through PowerPoint Slideshows. At the end of every webinar, we also interact with our students in form of “questions and answers” session to answer their queries.

We give complete information on MBBS in Abroad, MBBS in India, MBBS in Georgia, MBBS in Ukraine, MBBS in China, MBBS in USA, MBBS in Europe, MBBS in Poland etc giving a gist about each country’s medical education norms. Eventually, we help each student decide which country and which university is best for them.

Telephonic Counseling by PGMedica Overseas for MBBS in Ukraine:

Just in case the students are not available the form of a physical or online audience and still want assistance, PGMedica Overseas does so by telephonic counselling. Our expert team of MBBS counsellors get in touch with the students via phone calls, answer their queries and guide them to what is best.

Student Life

The medical students who are pursuing their MBBS degree and other medical courses in Ukraine are given the best facilities in the university campus. The accommodation provided to the students is very good and meets high standards. The hostels of Ukrainian medical universities are well secured with a 24-hour security system. The rooms of the hostels are fulfilled with the basic facilities like air conditioning, heating, water supply, hygienic food and laundry.

There are many Indian students in Ukrainian medical universities. The university campuses have a healthy atmosphere and give equal importance to local as well as international students. The weather in Ukraine is almost identical to that of India which makes it really easy for Indian students to adapt to the surroundings. An easy and quick adjustment allows better concentration and studying environment for the students.

Many scholarship opportunities and global exposure are given to students in Ukrainian medical colleges. The college life in Ukraine is very good and positive. A happy and healthy environment produces competent medical professionals. Living in the university hostels and roaming around the campus as a university student makes it very easy to become involved. Events and activities are hosted on regular intervals of time.

The top-ranked medical colleges have a positive, joyous, and friendly student culture and a lively campus community. The universities offer student programs devoted to the appreciation of diversity. They support students from all backgrounds and aim for the expansion of cultural horizons. The universities are also affiliated with hospitals and provide 24*7 medical services for the safety and health of the students. Travel for students in Ukraine is also very cheap as they get special student discounts to travel across the country.

Ukraine offers medical programs at a very reasonable cost. The fee structure is generally affordable by Indian students and is very low as compared to India. Not only the donation fee, but Indian students are also not required to appear in any entrance exam to get admission in any MBBS College in Ukraine.

Moreover, Ukraine follows the English language as the medium of instruction. This makes it easy for Indian students to study in Ukraine. The staff members are well qualified, highly experienced and assistive. Ukraine is a totally safe place for students to live in. The standards of education offered by Ukraine are one of the best in the world with more practical exposure and vast curriculum.

Ukrainian MBBS degree is highly reputed all over the world. Indian students can now fulfil their dream of becoming a doctor by flying abroad to Ukraine. There is no point of wasting a hefty amount of money and many years trying to secure a seat in medical colleges for MBBS in India. Almost all top medical universities in Ukraine are recognized by international medical bodies like MCI, WHO, FAIMER, WFME etc.

Therefore, Ukraine is slowly becoming a popular destination to study MBBS/MD in Abroad for Indian students. The MBBS admission process is also very easy in Ukraine. There is no strict competition just like India. PGMedica Overseas has successfully placed a lot of students in leading Ukrainian medical universities.

If you want to know which university is best for you, check out the list of recommended medical universities in Ukraine by PGMedica Overseas. Feel free to contact us to get all important details about MBBS in Abroad, MBBS in India, MBBS in Kyrgyzstan, MBBS in China, MBBS in USA, MBBS in Poland, MBBS in Georgia, MBBS in Russia, MBBS in Belarus, MBBS in Philippines etc. Explore PGMedica Overseas Blog to know more about MBBS in Ukraine.

Safety in Ukraine:

All Ukrainian universities have a high focus on the safety and security of students. The country, as well as the universities, have strict rules and regulations to ensure each and every student around the campus is safe. Ukrainian medical universities are highly against harassment or bullying activities including ragging. The university hostels and the campus have a great infrastructure and they are built in such a way that they can protect every student present.

Students can comfortably stay in the university hostels without any worries. Ukraine is also very safe for Indian female students. The laws and policies of the country continue to improve and get better every single day. The university campus and hostels ensure that all safety measures such as responsible and alert security guards, CCTV cameras are taken. Thus, Ukraine is now one of the most peaceful and stable among the ex-USSR countries. The security is very high and the crime rate is negligible.

Transportation Facilities for MBBS Students in Ukraine:

Ukraine continues to improvise its roads by connecting all major cities, every year. Ukraine is one of the world’s highest rail users. Transport by air in Ukraine is also developing quickly. Kiev Boryspil is the country’s largest international airport. It is located 36 km from the capital city of Kiev. Airport system is well managed in Ukraine, so Indian students can easily take flights whenever they wish to come to India in holidays or in case of emergencies. The ticket fares for flights are also budget friendly.

The sea, as well as railway routes, are also well developed in Ukraine. Students and workers find trains as quick, convenient and cost friendly medium of transportation. People can also easily get the transportation facilities like bus, trolleybus, tram, or a taxi to anywhere.

Climatic Conditions:

The weather conditions of Ukraine are mostly temperate. However, the southern coast of Crimea has a subtropical climate. The climate of Ukraine is influenced by moderately warm, humid air coming from the Atlantic Ocean. The average annual temperatures range from 5.5–7 °C in the north to 11–13 °C in the south.

The winters in Ukraine are extremely cold and difficult for Indian students to adjust in. January is the coldest month in Ukraine with an average temperature of 1°C. However, summers are warm but moderate in Ukraine. July is the warmest month of Ukraine with 22°C average temperature.

Main Religion:

Ukraine has a lot of ethnic groups and indigenous people, all of them following their own religion and culture. This vast cultural diversity of Ukraine is one of the main reasons why Ukraine has a lot of different religions. Orthodox Christianity is the most widely conceded faith by Ukrainian people.

The other minor religions followed in Ukraine are Islam, Catholics, Judaism and Hinduism. Nonetheless, Ukraine gives the right to freedom of conscience and creed to all the citizenry. So, people of all religions can easily live in Ukraine without being forced to follow atheism or any particular religion.


The National currency of Ukraine is Hryvnia (UHR).


Due to its diverse culture, Ukraine has a lot of delicious cuisines. Indian food is also quite easily available on the streets of Ukraine. Since the country has a large number of international students, many different types of cuisines and cooking traditions are seen there. Thus, the restaurants and stores have non-vegetarian as well as vegetarian food.