For nearly a decade, Ukraine has risen to feature as a popular higher study destination on the travel map for Indian students. The trend is likely to get more steam as the education system in Ukraine is going through a series of reforms.
Although Ukraine invites foreign students to join its medical, technology, and aviation courses, Indian students mostly opt for the undergraduate degree course in medicine, which is equivalent to MBBS in India.
Historically, Ukraine is known to be a center for medical studies in Europe. Of the 800 something universities, many are centuries old. Ukraine is a large country, and the universities spread across its length and breadth differ in terms of facilities, standard, accreditation, culture, cost, etc.
So, the selection of the right university, which is the very first step in the entire process of study in Ukraine, requires you to consider these factors, as listed below.
Accreditation & Recognition– What level of accreditation by the Ukraine government is currently possessed by the university. If the university and your target course have the recognition from the world bodies such WHO, UNESCO and also from the medical councils of the leading countries, such as MCI from India.
Is NEET required for MBBS in Ukraine– Qualifying NEET has become compulsory whether you study MBBS in India or abroad (and intend to practise in India). Students with a NEET score find admission easy in an Ukrainian university.
Course fee and other costs– The below table provides the cost structures for the top 10 medical universities in Ukraine that are also approved by MCI.
|Name of the University||Fee for 1st year||Fee per annum(2nd -6th)||Total course fee|
|Kiev Medical University||6000 USD||4500 USD||28500 USD|
|Dnepropetrovsk State Medical University||5650 USD||4900 USD||30150 USD|
|Vinnitsa National Medical University||4400 USD||4400 USD||35200 USD|
|Ivano Frankivsk Medical University||4000 USD||4000 USD||31800 USD|
|Kharkiv Intl. Medical University||4000 USD||4000 USD||32800 USD|
|Zaporozhye State Medical University||4500 USD||4500 USD||35500 USD|
|Bogomolets National Medical university||4300 USD||4300 USD||35300 USD|
|Ternopil State Medical University||4000 USD||4000 USD||32800 USD|
|Odessa National Medical university||4370 USD||Vary between 4500 – 5800 USD||39800 USD|
|V.N. Karazin National University||4500 USD||4500 USD||Data not found|
The annual course fee includes tuition fee, hostel accommodation fee, medical insurance cost, MCI coaching cost for the complete duration of the course, transport cost from the airport to the university, one phone call to parents on arrival to the university, cost of study material in English language, cost of documentation of the student in the university, cost of translator to facilitate if required, and other services.
Whether it’s a Govt. Institution or private– Same as in India, the government medical colleges are preferred more than the private medical colleges in Ukraine.The MCI approved institutions are among the government universities.
Whether there are hostels– If the university offers hostel accommodation, inside the compound or outside, whether the girls’ hostel is separate from the boys’ hostel.
About the students of that university– How many Indian students are currently studying in that university, and how many have got the degree.
Climatic conditions– You can expect a temperate continental climate in Ukraine with cold, snowy winters and warm summers. Temperature may swing from 0 degree celsius during winter to 25 degree celsius in summer.
Is health insurance mandatory– Without a proper health insurance you will not be allowed to register as a student in an Ukraine university.
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