Ternopil State Medical University

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Ternopil National Medical University (abbreviated to TNMU or TSMU for Ternopil State Medical University) is a medical university located in the city of Ternopil in Ukraine.

TSMU was established on the 12th of April 1957 as a Ternopil Medical Institute. In 1994, the Institute received an IV level of institutional accreditation. On the 17th of November 2004, after reorganization, the institution became Ivan Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University.

In 2014 TNMU was ranked 1st in the industry ranking of all medical universities in Ukraine (held annually by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine).

  • General Medicine Faculty (English/Russian Medium)
  • Dentistry Faculty (English/Russian Medium)
  • Pharmacy Faculty (English/Russian Medium)
  • Post Graduate Faculty
  • Preparatory Department

The leisure of international students is well organized at the university. Despite the high demands and complexity of the educational process and study materials, international students make their lives very interesting. They gladly play sports, organize football tournaments, cricket tournaments, compete in badminton, and the winners are awarded trophy cups and other prizes. During the holidays and on the weekend’s international students travel with satisfaction around different picturesque corners of Ukraine. For example, at the end of the spring semester of the academic year 2014/2015, eight students of Ternopil State Medical University visited Vinnytsia and Uman. Teachers of the university travel with them and help them to communicate with residents while translating during the tour. During this trip, students liked Sophia Park the most. Our travelers were lucky with the weather – and they were able to fully enjoy the landscapes and monumental sights.

Sports also help international students to take off the stress of studying hard: Cricket team of students from India Football tournament International students also actively organize amateur performances. For example, a charity festival called “Evening of International Cultural Exchange 2009” was organized by our students on March 28, 2009, in the largest concert hall of Ternopil – Palace of Culture “Berezil” “. This charity concert became a unique event of this kind held in Ternopil for the first time. It was initiated and carried out by international students of TSMU. Mayor of Ternopil, Ambassador of Malaysia to Ukraine, director of International Education Ministry of Education of Ukraine, and other officials came to this concert. All funds collected during the preparation and conduct of the festival were transferred to the regional specialized orphanage “Little Baby”.

In April 2010 international students held a charity festival titled “International cultural exchange evening 2010 – Colors of the World”. It was a real celebration of emotions and colors, fireworks, songs and dances, customs, and cultures of the world. Students from Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, Poland, Ukraine, and other countries showed their performances to the audience. The festival was attended by representatives of the regional and city administration, the Director of International Programs Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine, the first secretaries of foreign embassies, and other officials.

Students from Lugansk State Medical University and the National Medical University named after O.O. Bogomolets also attended this festival. All funds collected during the preparation and conduct of this festival were transferred to the Berezhany boarding school-orphanage

The student dormitories of TNMU are located on the large campus of the University buildings which also have open spaces and greeneries. The campus provides convenient accommodation to all students and physicians including the international students, interns, Master’s degree students, resident physicians, Ph.D. students, preparatory course students, and post-graduate students for the duration of their studies at the university. Accommodations are also offered to the applicants during the entrance exams.

The campus administration coordinates between the administrative office, student self-governance, Vice-Rectors for science, education, and social Affairs, tutors council, and group curators on the matter of facility improvement, leisure time, culture, and sports activities of students within the campus.

Campus administration is made up of a director, an assistant director, two inspectors, and an inspector for international student affairs. It also controls housekeeping, room tidiness, and enforcement of safety rules by the students.

Description of the hostel facilities with photos
In dormitory No.1 international students mostly from India, Malaysia, Syria, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ghana, Poland, and other countries are put up.

The dormitory has 206 rooms with a total accommodation capacity of 508 students. Each floor of the dormitory has 3 wings. There are 3 suites, a common room, a kitchen with essential equipment, and a utility room in each wing. The suit contains 2 x 2-bed rooms and 2 x 3-bedrooms, with toilets and showers.

The Internet is available in most rooms of the dormitory.
The Dormitory Director’s office, a staff office, and a spacious hall are located on the ground floor which also features a few libraries, a health center, a small computer room, and a study hall for international students.

The students of dormitory no.1 and 2 can use a modern computer room with 30 computers connected to the Internet. You can also take full advantage of a café and a spacious dining-hall which is also used by international students for holding occasional parties and cultural events.

A large gym with modern weightlifting and exercise equipment is situated in the basement of the dormitory. There is also a laundry in the basement.

The eligibility criteria for MBBS in Ukraine for Indian students are as follows:
  • Age limits for admission – 17 years to 25 years.
  • Students must complete 10+2 (Physics, Chemistry & Biology) from a regular board of India or abroad.
  • Students that studied under open board or correspondence classes are not eligible.
  • Minimum 50% combined aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • NEET qualification (with a 50% score for the general un-reserved category) is a must if the student intends to practice in India after the MBBS study in Ukraine.

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