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Why Study MBBS in Ukraine?

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Now, MBBS in Abroad is a topic that has been a hot topic of debate for quite a while now. With many benefits and certain underhanded, a medical study abroad welcomes thousands of students from India. Among many of the countries serving up the needs of the Indian students’ medical studies, let us know about the second largest country of Europe, Ukraine. 

Ukraine as a country is significantly young, once a part of the Soviet Union, the country has come a long way since its independence in 1991. The ‘present-day’ Ukraine is at the strategic position in Eastern Europe lies on the northern shores of the Black Sea and Sea of Azov, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary in the west, Belarus in the north, Moldova and Romania in the south-west and Russia in the east.

As far as the concerns go for safety and living standards, the country holds an esteemed reputation for being one of the safest countries in Europe, with the safety index at 52.64 points and a low cost but high quality of living. The country holds a grand history of wars, treaties and disaster, etc but has gracefully holds a high reputation globally. Known for its extravagant hospital care and education system, Ukraine, as a choice for MBBS abroad, does not require many second guesses. 

What Does Studying MBBS in Ukraine Mean for Indian Students?



Duration Of The Course

5 years 8 months

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Medium of Instruction


Foreign Language

Russian/ Ukrainian

Tuition Fee

17-25 Lacs

Cost Of Living

~20,000-25,000 per month

For the Indian students, the first step towards pursuing their medical education in Ukraine, involves getting admission in the universities under the medicine program. The degree awarded to the students after successful completion of the 6 year course of general medicine is that of MD. Doctor of Medicine (MD) is the degree equivalent to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) of India.

As part of the general medical curriculum of the university, provided it is approved by the now National Medical Commission (NMC), earlier known as Medical Council of India (MCI), the students undergo a vigorous training for attaining the conceptual understanding and professional skill development as ascribed. Apart from academics, studying MBBS in Ukraine also opens up a lot of global opportunities.

Advantages of Studying MBBS in Ukraine

  1. The medium of guidance in Ukraine is English which makes it a lot simpler for international students to adjust to the surroundings.
  2. The expense of settlement is exceptionally low when contrasted with different nations like the USA, UK, and numerous European nations. Aside from this, the living expenses for students in Ukraine are extremely modest.
  3. The medical colleges of Ukraine offer top-notch facilities to the students.
  4. The students studying MBBS in Ukraine are given different chances to participate in global trade projects, conferences, and other scientific ventures in different international colleges which opens more doors for them to accomplish their objectives in the field of medicine.
  5. The administration and the government are consistently there to help the colleges in settling research and budgetary issues in training of the students.
  6. The cost of MBBS in Ukraine and accommodation is pocket friendly.
  7. No donation or Capitation fee is required to be paid by the medical student for getting admission into a medical college in Ukraine.
  8. Numerous extracurricular activities, exercises and sports exercises are held in the medical universities that keep the students fit and dynamic.

Top 5 Medical Universities of Ukraine

A popular fact about the universities of Ukraine is that you can find many carrying the legacy of as long as 200 years and sometimes even more!

  1. V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
  2. Kyiv Medical University of UAFM
  3. Kharkiv National Medical University
  4. O.O.Bogomolets National Medical University
  5. Ivano Frankivsk State Medical University

KROK Tests

Though there is no entrance exam required to get admission in a medical college in Ukraine, the students are mandated to qua;ify KROK tests in 3rd year and 6th year in order to proceed further in their studies and careers respectively. KROK-1 exam is to be given by the medical students of Ukraine after completing 3rd year to continue in the 4th year of their studies. KROK-2 exam is conducted after the completion of the 6th year by the medical students of Ukraine. The exam provides a license to the foreign medical students. 

Challenges with MBBS in Ukraine

1. Climate: Some students may find it hard to adjust to the cold climate of Ukraine. The temperature is generally below 0° for about 3-4 months. Though, all the university’s campus, hostels, canteens are centrally heated and optimum temperature is maintained.

2. Local Language: Like any other country, students studying in Ukraine have to adjust themselves with the country’s culture and language plays a huge part of it.Therefore, the students are taught the local language (Ukrainian or Russian) as a part of the curriculum. Having a good command of these languages help them in their day to day life and also at the time of hospital visits. 

3. Duration: The course duration for MBBS in Ukraine is 5.8 years, which is longer than the duration in some other countries like Kazakhstan, Bangladesh and Kyrgyzstan.

4. European Curriculum: The curriculum taught by all European countries is excellent and it focuses on overall growth and development of the student without putting the students under immense pressure. This, however, is a problem for some students as they don’t feel motivated enough. Lack of a good attitude can lead to failure among students.

5. FMGE/NExT: Many students find it difficult to qualify the FMGE exam for medical licensing in India after completing their MBBS in Ukraine. However, with The Education Abroad, the students get free coaching for these exam and thus, those who have associated with us have shown excellent results in the past

To know more about the admissions in the to*p medical universities of Ukraine for your MBBS abroad, ring up our student helpline number 1800-123-125050, mail us at query@theeducationabroad.com or visit our nearest office for free personal counselling.

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