Kharkiv National Medical University

Kharkiv National Medical University (Ukraine)

Kharkiv National Medical University was founded in the year 1805 that makes it one of the oldest medical universities of Ukraine i.e. 216 years old. It is located in the city of Kharkiv (2nd largest city of Ukraine) which is the capital of Kharkov state of Ukraine. KNMU, Kharkiv offers a moderate MBBS fee in Ukraine for Indian students who wish to study MBBS abroad. The total MBBS fees in Kharkiv for 2021 (September) is quite affordable (Indian Rupees 24.11 Lacs) as compared to all other universities in the Ukraine where Indians travel to pursue medical education. The process of MBBS admission in Kharkiv is simple with minimal documentation (If the student fits in the eligibility criteria).

Kharkiv National Medical University (Kharkiv) has level IV accreditation and was earlier known by the names Kharkiv Medical Institute & Kharkiv State Medical University till 2007, after which it acquired the status of the national university. Several renowned ministers, members of parliament & scientists have been students of the this great university of Ukraine. KNMU (Kharkiv) alone has more than 1,000 Indian students who are currently pursuing English medium MBBS course in Ukraine. Among all the foreign students studying medicine in Kharkiv, Indian students comprise the majority of them.

Kharkiv National University ranks on 8th 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. It has been more than 15 years when the university started the English medium course of MBBS in Ukraine for Indian students. Today, it has become the top priority among Indian students who plan to study MBBS in Ukraine due to it’s excellent standard of education with great infrastructure.

What is the total MBBS fees in Kharkiv National Medical University?

The total MBBS fees in Kharkiv National Medical University is 24.11 Lacs (Indian Rupees) for Indian students. The detailed MBBS fee in Lugansk for 2021 (September Session) is given below :
  • 1st Year : USD 6,950 / INR 4,86,500
  • 2nd-6th/Year : USD 5,500 / INR 3,85,000
  • Total Fees : USD 34,450 / INR 24,11,000
* The MBBS fee structure of Kharkiv National Medical University given above includes tuition fees, hostel accommodation, medical check-up, visa extension, legalization & one time misc. expenses.
* Full 6 years medical insurance of USD 850 to be paid additionally in 1st year.

What is the MBBS eligibility in Kharkiv National Medical University for Indian students?

The MBBS eligibility in Kharkiv National 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 Kharkiv soon as very limited seats are available. 

How to apply for MBBS admission in Kharkiv National Medical University?

Students from India and other foreign countries can apply for MBBS admission in Kharkiv  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 Kharkiv National Medical University recognized by MCI/NMC & WHO?

Yes, Kharkiv National 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 Kharkiv National 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 Kharkiv National Medical University in Ukraine?

Kharkiv National Medical University ranks on 8th position among all higher medical institutions in Ukraine. It is considered one of the top medical universities of Ukraine that provides medical education in English. A very low medical course fees and an affordable lifestyle has made it one of the most chosen universities in Ukraine by Indian students.

KNMU (Kharkiv) was established in 1805 and is the a 216 years old medical university of Ukraine. The university receives a very huge number of students from India every year. At present, more than 1,000 Indian students are pursuing medical education in the Kharkiv National 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 Kharkiv National Medical University?

The total duration of the MBBS course in Kharkiv National Medical University is 6 years for Indian students. The exact duration of the 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 spend full 6 years in Ukraine during their course of medical education. The total course duration includes an internship also that is required for working as a medical practitioner in Ukraine & neighboring countries.

The medium of instruction in Kharkiv National 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 Lugansk for Indian students. All medical books by Indian writers are also available in the university libraries and often referred to during classes. This helps the students to be prepared for their MCI Screening Test/FMGE/NExT in India after MBBS from Kharkiv.

What are the teaching faculties in KNMU, Kharkiv?

The faculties at Kharkiv National 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
  • 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 Kharkiv National Medical University choose to study in the faculty of general medicine only.

How are classes conducted in KNMU, Kharkiv?

The classes for Indian students in Kharkiv National Medical University comprise 12-15 foreign students. These small groups perhaps help 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, the 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 daily activities outside college/university.

During the first 2 years of the MBBS course in Kharkiv, 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 Kharkiv National Medical University for Indian students?

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

  • Kharkiv National 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 KNMU, Kharkiv paid by Indian students?

The MBBS fees in Kharkiv can be paid through 2 methods. The 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 Kharkiv National Medical University.

Why to study MBBS in Kharkiv National Medical University, Ukraine?

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

  • Kharkiv National 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, Kharkiv 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 Kharkiv National Medical University.
  • The faculty of medicine at Kharkiv 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 Kharkiv National 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 Kharkiv National 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 Kharkiv National Medical University (Ukraine) :

Some of the most important points that all Indian students who graduate after MBBS from Kharkiv National 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 KNMU, Kharkiv have cleared their exams in India & are currently working successfully in India.

Kharkiv City in Ukraine :

Kharkiv is the 2nd largest city of Ukraine and the capital of Kharkiv region of Ukraine. The city is a major educational, industrial, scientific, cultural and transport hub of Ukraine. It is located in the north-eastern part of Ukraine. Kharkiv is located on the bank of 3 rivers viz. River Kharkiv, Udy & Lopan. Before Kiev was made the capital of Ukraine in year 1934, it was the capital of Ukraine Soviet Socialist Republic (When Ukraine was part of Russia). According to ethnicity, 65% of population is Ukrainian & more than 33% are Russians with remaining being from other countries. The city is located very close to the border region of Russia.

Kharkiv is a major educational hub with 13 national universities. KNMU (Kharkiv) is the most popular higher educational institute for medical education among locals as well as international students. Almost all the Indian students who travel to Kharkiv for medical education pursue MBBS in Kharkiv National Medical University or VN Karazin Kharkiv National University. The city witnesses a humid continental climate with snowy winters and dry warm summers. Kharkiv (Kharkov in Ukrainian) is one of the best cities in terms of connectivity to other cities of Ukraine through road, rail and air route. For transportation within the city metro, trolley buses, trams, taxis, mini vans are available.

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