Studying MBBS abroad is a lucrative option to get a medical degree. Studying abroad is doubly advantageous as not only does one get a degree; the students are also exposed to many foreign cultures broadening their scope of knowledge.
Studying MBBS in Ukraine is especially beneficial as Ukrainian universities offer quality Medical Programmes at affordable rates for everyone. Medical universities in Ukraine have garnered international recognition for their intensive study methods and vast resources, such as lab equipment, on their campuses.
Ukraine is the 2nd largest country by area in Europe. It boasts of many medical universities that are recognized by WHO, UNESCO, and other medical councils in countries around the world.
A typical medical program in Ukraine is for five years and eight months; during this course, the students gain intensive training and extensive knowledge of their field. Ukraine medical universities are known for the top-notch doctors that graduate from there.
ADVANTAGES OF A MEDICAL DEGREE IN UKRAINE
Ukraine has many government-affiliated universities that offer medical programs at subsidized rates. A private college in India can charge up to 75 lakhs for the entire course (ranging from 4 to 6 years).
Ukrainian Medical universities charge up to 25 lakhs (Government and private) for the complete program. They also offer scholarships for their programs that support international students during their stay. Furthermore, there are no donations or hidden fees demanded by these universities before or after joining.
Traveling to and staying in Ukraine is much cheaper when compared to other European countries and even countries like the US, UK, and Australia. The Ukraine Government also offers subsidies for travel within the country to students of their universities.
All courses are taught in English that makes it easy for international students to adapt to the teaching methods. The teaching faculties have in-depth experience in the medical field and Government certified, assuring the quality of teaching in universities.
These teachers/professors/lecturers have to meet the eligibility criteria stipulated by the Ukrainian Government; these standards ensure that only the best people go on to become teachers in medical universities.
The Government also mandates a ratio of one teacher to fourteen students, ensuring all students get individual attention. The facilities offered in Ukraine medical universities are world-class, the universities themselves rank on top on the global level.
They have the most advanced lab equipment and incorporate the latest technology in their teaching methods. These courses help the students stay ahead in their field.
MBBS in Ukraine opens up a plethora of possibilities to its students. Many international exchange programs are available, where students can study 2 or more semesters of their course in other universities, giving them a combination of knowledge bases they can apply in their practice.
These universities also allow for opportunities to attend international conferences and get involved in scientific research projects collaborating with other international universities.
This exposure influences the students’ outlook in their field and widens their opportunities to achieve their goals in their chosen field. Ukrainian universities have tie-ups with many international universities for this purpose.
Another great advantage of studying medicine in Ukraine is that these universities have international recognition, and also by the medical councils in other countries.
This recognition allows for the students graduating from Ukraine Medical universities to apply for jobs in any country, and get a medical license from the respective medical council governing the country. Those wishing to practice in India can opt for any one of the sixteen colleges approved by the MCI all over Ukraine.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR APPLICATION TO UKRAINE MEDICAL UNIVERSITIES
Many students prefer studying medicine in Ukraine as they don’t have to write entrance exams like TOEFL, IELTS or others, to apply for admission to the university. The course itself is extensive enough to train students to become competent and efficient doctors.
Medical Universities in Ukraine start their semesters in September or March (Odd and Even). A student wishing to apply for MBBS in Ukraine or any other medical degree will have to submit their application before August of the same year.
The student is also required to have completed 17 years of age before December 31st of the year of admission. They are also required to have scored the passing percentage (50% in Indian Education Boards) of their board of education respective to each country along with qualifying NEET (for Indians).
MEDICAL UNIVERSITIES IN UKRAINE WITH MCI RECOGNITION
- Bukovnian State Medical University (BSMU) (Est. 1944)
- Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University (Est. 1748)
- Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy (Est. 1916)
- Gorky Donetsk State Medical University (Est. 1930)
- I.Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University (Est. 1957)
- Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University (Est. 1945)
- Kharkiv National Medical University (Est. 1805)
- Lugansk State Medical University (Est. 1956)
- National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsia (Est. 1921)
- O.O. Bogomolets National Medical University (Est. 1841)
- Sumy State University, Sumy (Est. 1948)
- Ternopil State Medical University (Est. 1957)
- Uzhhorod National University Ukraine (Est. 1945)
- V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Est. 1804)
- Vinnytsia State Pirogov Memorial Medical University (Est. 1921)
- Zaporizhzhia State Medical University (Est. 1959)