Bukovinian State Medical University

Bukovinian State Medical University (Ukraine)

Bukovinian State Medical University was established in the year 1944 and is one of the largest medical colleges in Ukraine in the Chernivtsi region. BSMU, Chernivtsi offers one of the lowest MBBS fees in Ukraine for Indian students who wish to study MBBS abroad. The total MBBS fees in Bukovinian for 2021 (September) is very low (Indian Rupees 20.12 Lacs) as compared to all other universities in the Ukraine where Indians travel to pursue medical education. The process of MBBS admission in Bukovinian is simple with minimal documentation (If the student fits in the eligibility criteria).

Bukovinian State Medical University (Chernivtsi) has level IV accreditation and is also included in the Modern Charta Universitatum (Bologna) and Association of Carpathian Region. The university has trained more than 30,000 specialists in medical field that are serving in Ukraine and other parts of the world. Today, BSMU, Chernivtsi alone has more than 1,200 Indian students who are pursuing English medium MBBS courses in Ukraine. Among all the foreign students studying medicine in Bukovinian, Indian students comprise the majority of them.

Bukovinian State Medical University ranks on 7th position (According to Webometrics ranking platform) among all medical colleges in Ukraine that fall under the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine. The university offers courses at undergraduate, postgraduate & doctoral levels in fields of medicine, dentistry & pharmacy. It has been more than 15 years when the university started the English medium course of MBBS in Ukraine for Indian students. Today, it is one of the top preferences among Indian students who plan to study MBBS in Ukraine and has a very high MCI passing percentage in comparison to other universities in Ukraine.

What is the total MBBS fees in Bukovinian State Medical University ?

The total MBBS fees in Bukovinian State Medical University is 20.12  Lacs (Indian Rupees) for Indian students. The detailed MBBS fee in Bukovinian  for 2021 (September Session) is given below :
  • 1st Year : USD 6,550 / INR 4,58,500
  • 2nd-6th/Year : USD 4,400 / INR 3,08,000
  • Total Fees : USD 28,750 / INR 20,12,500
* The MBBS fee structure of Bukovinian State Medical University given above includes tuition fees, hostel accommodation, medical checkup, medical insurance, visa extension & misc. charges.

What is the MBBS eligibility in Lugansk State Medical University for Indian students?

The MBBS eligibility in Bukovinian State Medical University (Ukraine) for admission of Indian students is as below :

  • 50% Marks in PCB (In 12th/Inter/Equivalent)
  • NEET qualification (2019/2020/2021)
  • Minimum 17 years age (Till 31st December)

* Indian students should apply for MBBS admission in Bukovinian soon as very limited seats are available. 

How to apply for MBBS admission in Bukovinian State Medical University ?

Students from India and other foreign countries can apply for MBBS admission in Bukovinian through a very simple admission procedure as outlined below :

  • Student should submit scans of 10th, 12th/Inter marksheets and NEET qualification (2019/2020/2021).
  • University will issue the confirmed admission letter on the basis of documents submitted by candidate.
  • Student must submit the scans of valid passport for invitation letter issuance.
  • University will issue the invitation letter for study visa & student’s entry to Ukraine.
  • Student must submit original marksheets, passport & few additional documents for study visa from embassy.
  • We will assist students for currency exchange & ticket booking before departure from India.
  • Student groups are organized at airport and they depart in batches from New Delhi (IGI Airport) to Ukraine.
  • One of our representatives meets the student group at airport in Ukraine and provides them transport to hostel.
  • All formalities of medical checkup, visa extension, contract signing, etc. are completed by our representative in Ukraine.
* All eligible candidates can apply for MBBS admission in Ukraine online too (Due to the Covid-19 pandemic) or can visit any of our offices given on the website with prior appointments.

Is Bukovinian State Medical University recognized by MCI/NMC & WHO?

Yes, Lugansk State Medical University is recognized by MCI/NMC (National Medical Commission) as well as WHO (World Health Organization). This clears 2 major doubts for all students as given below :

  • All Indian students who get MBBS admission in Bukovinian State Medical University (Ukraine) can appear in the MCI Screening Test/FMGE/NExT in India. After passing this test, they can work as a registered medical practitioner in India (Either in the government & private sector).
  • These students can appear in the entrance exam of any country for post-graduation as Izhevsk State Medical Academy is included in the list of recognized/approved medical colleges in Ukraine published by WHO as per global norms.

What is the ranking of Bukovinian State Medical University in Ukraine?

Bukovinian State Medical University ranks on 7th position (According to Webometrics ranking platform online) among all higher medical institutions in Ukraine. It is among the top medical universities of Ukraine that provides medical education in English due to it’s skilled English teaching faculty. In the past few years, the university has become one of the most chosen universities in Ukraine by Indian students.

BSMU (Chernivtsi) was established in 1944 and is the a 77 years old medical university of Ukraine. The university receives a very huge number of students from India every year. At present, more than 1,200 Indian students are pursuing medical education in the Bukovinian State Medical University. It is one of the best medical colleges of Ukraine that provides medical education to Indian students in English medium.

What is the duration & medium of instruction in Bukovinian State Medical University?

The total duration of MBBS course in Bukovinian State Medical University is 6 years for Indian students. The exact duration of course in all government medical universities of Ukraine is 5 years 8 months. This duration is in general considered as 6 years as all foreign students spends full 6 years in Ukraine during their course of medical education. The total course duration includes internship also that is required for working as medical practitioner in Ukraine & neighboring countries.

The medium of instruction in Bukovinian State Medical University for all foreign students is English. All the tests, exams & classes are conducted in English by teachers/professors/doctors for Indians. The university has one of the most experienced and best English speaking faculty for foreigners. It has been more than 15 years when the MBBS course in English medium was started in Bukovinian for Indian students. All medical books by Indian writers are also available in university library and often referred during classes. This helps the students to be prepared for their MCI Screening Test/FMGE/NExT in India after MBBS from Bukovinian.

What are the teaching faculties in LSMU (Lugansk)?

The faculties at Bukovinian State Medical University (Ukraine) that are active at present and provide training to Ukrainian/Russian & foreign (Indian) students are :

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Pediatrics Faculty
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Nursing Faculty
  • Preparatory/Language Faculty
  • Postgraduate Faculty

The universities provide training in various disciplines for graduate & diploma/specialty courses. The faculty of general medicine is one of the most chosen faculties by Indian students & receives the most number of applications for MBBS admission in Ukraine every year. Several hostels are available to accommodate a large number of Indian students here. The hostels allotted to foreign citizens are much better as compared to the ones that are allotted to local students. Most of the students from India who apply for admission to Bukovinian State Medical University  choose to study in the faculty of general medicine only.

How are classes conducted in LSMU (Lugansk)?

The classes for Indian students in Bukovinian State Medical University comprise of 12-15 foreign students. These small groups perhaps helps them to learn and understand better. Indians begin their classes with a revision of science subjects and selected medical subjects (Anatomy & Histology) during 1st semester. Apart from this, local language (Ukrainian/Russian) is also taught as a subject from the very beginning. This helps them to start interacting with local people for their their daily activities outside college/university.

During the first 2 years of  MBBS course in Bukovinian, emphasis is given to theoretical subjects. Students attend all of their classes within university campus. From 3rd year onwards, they have to visit hospitals in city and interact with local patients. By this time, Indian students become fluent in local language & do not face any problems in understanding local patients. This makes it easier for them to report back to their professor/doctor in English who evaluates their performance. The time students spend in hospitals for these clinical/practical classes increases with every further year.

What are the hostel facilities in Bukovinian State Medical University for Indian students?

All hostels for Indian students in Bukovinian State Medical University  are available within the main college campus area. A brief overview of the facilities at hostels is as below :

  • Bukovinian State Medical University hostels are located near the main university campus within walking distance.
  • Indian students only have to travel far from hostels when they have to attend classes in hospitals (From the 3rd year onwards).
  • Indian students are provided accommodation in government hostels which only have foreign students (Mostly Indians).
  • The hostels have facilities of kitchens, laundry, sports hall & reading hall within its premises on each floor.
  • It is compulsory for Indian students to stay in a hostel provided by the university during the 1st year of their MBBS in Lugansk.
  • From the 2nd year onwards, they can choose to rent a flat/apartment or continue to stay in a university hostel.
  • Indian mess facility is available in all hostels of Lugansk State Medical University where they can have breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • The Indian mess is compulsory for all students in 1st year & they can from vegetarian & non-vegetarian options available.
  • All the hostels have CCTV surveillance systems & fire alarm safety systems installed for the safety of foreigners.
  • Students can choose 2/3/4 seater rooms which have study tables & chairs, beds, bed-sheets, wardrobe, lamps, etc.
  • They can also submit an application to hostel administration if they wish to change their room or upgrade it to a 2/3 seater room.
  • All Indian festivals like Diwali, Holi & Eid are also celebrated among Indian students with enthusiasm and joy every year in the hostel.
  • Lugansk State Medical University organizes annual sports and cultural events for students to showcase their skills & talents.

How is MBBS fees in LSMU (Lugansk) paid by Indian students?

The MBBS fees in Bukovinian can be paid through 2 methods. First & most widely adopted method is by which the students carry the fees with themselves from India. They purchase US Dollars in Delhi before departure & pay after arrival in Ukraine. Second and the rare one is when the students pays fees through bank loan. As the bank does not provide the loan amount to parent, they ask for the college account number for online transfer. In this method, the candidate must confirm transfer of fees to college immediately after his MBBS admission in Bukovinian State Medical University.

Why to study MBBS in Bukovinian State Medical University, Ukraine?

Some of the useful facts which might make it easier for a student to decide about studying MBBS in Bukovinian State Medical University  are as mentioned below :

  • LSMU (Lugansk State Medical University) ranks 18th position among all medical universities in Ukraine (According to Webometrics).
  • It has recognition from MCI/NMC (National Medical Commission) as well as WHO, so the medical degree is valid in the whole world.
  • Being a more than 65 years old medical university in Ukraine, Lugansk witnesses a good number of admissions from India every year.
  • It is one of the top choices of Indian students for MBBS in the whole of Ukraine due to its low fees & a large number of Indians studying here.
  • The university has been training foreign students (Including Indians) in the English medium for more than 15 years now.
  • More than 10 batches of Indian students have passed out from the English medium MBBS course at the Lugansk State Medical University.
  • The faculty of medicine at LSMU (Lugansk) is highly experienced & skilled in training Indian students in the field of medicine in the English medium.
  • Students get ample exposure to clinical & practical sessions by interacting with local patients in hospitals under doctor’s supervision.
  • The total MBBS fees in Lugansk State Medical University for English medium course is very low in comparison to other universities in Ukraine.
  • Indian mess facility is available in all hostel premises so that students do not have to waste time preparing food themselves.
  • MBBS admission in Lugansk State Medical University is quite simple & straightforward with an easily achievable eligibility requirement.
  • By the time students complete their medical course, they have full command over another foreign language too i.e. Ukrainian/Russian.

Steps after MBBS from Bukovinian State Medical University (Ukraine) :

Some of the most important points that all Indian students who graduate after MBBS from Bukovinian State Medical University, Ukraine must be aware of are :

  • All Indian students must appear and qualify for the MCI Screening Test/FMGE/NExT in India after they receive MD (Physician) degree.
  • This MD (Physician) degree is equivalent to the MBBS degree in India and has no difference.
  • The FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduates Exam)/NeXT (National Exit Test) is organized twice every year i.e. in June & December.
  • This is a qualifying exam in online mode and students must score 50% marks to pass it.
  • There is no limit to the number of times a student can appear in this exam until he clears it.
  • They have to serve a 1-year internship in India after clearing this test in any part of India.
  • The students get permanent registration in India once they complete their internship in India.
  • Doctors can now either work in government/private hospitals or run their own clinics in India or appear in NEET PG too.
  • Doctors who want to pursue further PG education in English-speaking countries can appear in USMLE, PLAB, NZREX, etc.
  • Hundreds of Indians from LSMU (Lugansk) have cleared their exams in India & are currently working successfully in India.

About Chernivtsi City :

Chernivtsi is located in the western part of Ukraine on the upper course of River Prut. The city is the the capital of the Chernivtsi state of Ukraine and is located near the borders of Romania, Moldova & Hungary. The city of Chernivtsi has a lot of architecturally important buildings that have been preserved to date and remain an attraction among tourists. One of the most famous of them is the Chernivtsi National University which features Byzantine & Roman architecture.

Chernivtsi has many popular places that are very popular among international tourists viz. Drama Theatre, Regional Philharmonic Society, Organ and Chamber Music Hall, Central Palace of Culture, etc. It is a major transit and hub for rail and road transportation and also has an international airport. Hundreds of students from India come every year to Chernivtsi for studying MBBS at Bukovinian State Medical University. The city witness a pleasant summer season (Upto +35 Degrees) and moderate to extreme winters (Upto -15 Degrees) during the months of Dec-Feb.

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