Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine)

Taras Shevchenko National University was established in 1834 and is located in Kyiv i.e. the capital city of Ukraine. It is named after a famous poet named Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko who later became a major figure in Ukrainian national revival. It offers a moderate MBBS fee in Ukraine for Indian students who wish to study MBBS abroad. The total MBBS fees in Taras Shevchenko for 2021 (September) is quite affordable (Indian Rupees 26.21 Lacs) as compared to all other universities in the Ukraine where Indians travel to pursue medical education. The process of MBBS admission in Taras Shevchenko is simple with minimal documentation (If the student fits in the eligibility criteria).

The Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv has level IV accreditation from the Ministry of Education & Science of Ukraine. It is the 3rd (187 years old) the oldest university of Ukraine and also among the top 500 universities in whole world. Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv has more than 300 Indian students who are currently pursuing English medium MBBS course in Ukraine. Among all the international students who studying medicine at the university, Indian students comprise the majority of them.

Taras Shevchenko National University (Ukraine) ranks on 1st position (According to Webometrics ranking platform) among all medical colleges in Ukraine that fall under the Ministry of Education & Healthcare of Ukraine. The university offers courses at undergraduate, postgraduate & doctoral levels. It has been more than 5 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 top ranking in Ukraine & excellent education.

What is the total MBBS fees inTaras Shevchenko National University?

The total MBBS fees in Taras Shevchenko National University is 26.21 Lacs (Indian Rupees) for Indian students. The detailed MBBS fee in Taras Shevchenko for 2021 (September Session) is given below :
  • 1st Year : USD 7,950 / INR 5,56,500
  • 2nd-6th/Year : USD 5,900 / INR 4,13,000
  • Total Fees : USD 37,450 / INR 26,21,500
* The MBBS fee structure of Taras Shevchenko National University given above includes tuition fees, hostel accommodation, medical check-up, visa extension, legalization & one-time misc. expenses. * Full 6 years medical insurance & life insurance of USD 700 to be paid additionally in 1st year.

What is the MBBS eligibility in Taras Shevchenko National University for Indian students?

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

How to apply for MBBS admission in Taras Shevchenko National University?

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

Yes, Taras Shevchenko National 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 Taras Shevchenko National 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 Taras Shevchenko National University is included in the list of recognized/approved medical colleges in Ukraine published by WHO as per global norms.

What is the ranking of Taras Shevchenko National University in Ukraine?

Taras Shevchenko National University ranks on 1st position (According to Webometrics Ranking Platform) among all higher education institutions in Ukraine. It is the top medical university of Ukraine especially due to its vastness (it Offers courses in various fields of education) & English medium courses for international students. In the past few years, the university has become one of the most chosen universities in Ukraine by Indian students for studying medicine as well.

T. Shev. The National University of Kyiv was established in 1834 and is a 187 years old medical university of Ukraine. The university receives a significant number of students from India every year. At present, more than 300 Indian students are pursuing medical education at the Taras Shevchenko National University. It is the top &  best medical college of Ukraine that provides medical education to Indian students in English medium on a moderate budget as well.

What is the duration & medium of instruction in Taras Shevchenko National University?

The total duration of the MBBS course in Taras Shevchenko National 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 Taras Shevchenko National University for all foreign students in 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 OO Bogomolets.

What are the teaching faculties in OO Bogomolets NMU, Kyiv

The faculties at Taras Shevchenko National University (Ukraine) that are active at present and provide training to Ukrainian/Russian & foreign (Indian) students are :

  • Faculty of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Physics
  • Geography Faculty
  • History Faculty
  • Faculty of Computer Science and Cybernetics
  • Faculty of Information Technology
  • Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty
  • Faculty of Radio Physics, Electronics and Computer Systems
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Law faculty
  • Faculty of Philosophy
  • Faculty of Sociology
  • Psychology Faculty

Among the 6 institutes, the “Institute of Biology and Medicine” is the one where all foreign students study medicine. The universities provides training  in various disciplines for graduate, post-graduate & diploma courses. The faculty of biology & general medicine is one of the the most chosen faculties by Indian students & receives most number of applications for MBBS admission in Ukraine every year. Several hostels are available to accommodate the rapidly increasing number of foreign students (From India specially). The new hostels have much better facilities for foreign citizens as compared to the old hostels. Most of the students from India who apply for admission in Taras Shevchenko National University choose to study in faculty of general medicine only.

How are classes conducted in T. Shev. National University of Kyiv ?

The classes for Indian students in T. Shev. National University of Kyiv National Medical University comprises 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, 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 T. Shev. , emphasis is given to theoretical subjects. Students attend all of their classes on a 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 Taras Shevchenko National University for Indian students?

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

  • Taras Shevchenko National 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 Taras Shevchenko.
  • 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 Taras Shevchenko National 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.
  • Taras Shevchenko National University organizes annual sports and cultural events for students to showcase their skills & talents.

How is MBBS fees in T. Shev. National University of Kyiv paid by Indian students?

The MBBS fees in T. Shev. 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 parents, they ask for the college account number for online transfer. In this method, the candidate must confirm the transfer of fees to college immediately after his MBBS admission to Taras Shevchenko National University.

Why to study MBBS in Taras Shevchenko National University, Ukraine?

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

  • Taras Shevchenko National University ranks 1st 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, Taras Shevchenko 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 Taras Shevchenko National University.
  • The faculty of medicine at Taras Shevchenko 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 Taras Shevchenko National 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 Taras Shevchenko National 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 Taras Shevchenko National University (Ukraine) :

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

About Kyiv City :

Kyiv is the capital and the most populous city located in the north-central part of Ukraine. It is also the 7th most populous city in whole Europe. Kyiv city is located on the bank of the River Dnieper. It is an important educational, cultural, industrial center of Ukraine as well as Eastern Europe. According to census data, people from more than 130 nationalities reside in the city of Kyiv. The majority of population is Ukrainian (Approx. 80%), Russian (Approx. 13%) and remaining from other countries. Some of the most important historical places of Ukraine and dozens of tourist spots are situated in city of Kyiv.

Being the capital city of Ukraine, Kyiv enjoys superb connectivity with all major cities of Ukraine & & Europe through road, rail & 2 international airports. For local transport within the city, people travel by metro, funicular, trams, trolley-buses, mini-vans, taxis, etc. which are available easily. Kyiv is the largest educational hub of Ukraine with more than 25 higher education institutes. International students from more than 100 nationalities study in these universities. A majority of Indian students in Kyiv are currently studying MBBS in Taras Shevchenko National Medical University. The city experiences a humid continental climate with summer temperatures between +24 to +28 Degrees and winter temperatures ranging from 0 to -10 Degrees.

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