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Kharkiv National Medical University

Options: English medium available, Russian medium available, Preparatory course available, Accreditation by MCI, Low fees, 24/7 medical aid, Accommodation guaranteed, Indian Food, WI-FI, video monitoring in hostel

Kharkiv National Medical University (KNMU) is one of the top medical universities located in Kharkiv city in the east of Ukraine. The University was founded in 1805. Since 1951 the University has been training international students.

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Kharkiv National Medical University (KNMU) is one of the top medical universities located in Kharkiv city in the east of Ukraine. The University was founded in 1805. Since 1951 the University has been training international students.

Kharkiv National Medical University is the best medical university in Ukraine for foreign students who want to Study Medicine in Ukraine. young people come to study medicine from more than 86 different countries. The main countries are India, Egypt, Pakistan, Nigeria, Jordan, Maldives, Israel, Morocco, Oman, Ghana, Sudan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and others. The Degree (MBBS, BDS, MD, MDS, MS, NURSING) of the Kharkov National Medical University (KNMU) is prestigious and it is recognized all over the world.

Main advantages of studying at KNMU are:

  1. High quality of education and cheap tuition fees in comparison with European universities.
  2. Application process is very easy. There are no entrance exams. To apply you need just send your secondary school certificate and data page of your international passport for verification.
  3. Location of the University – Kharkiv city is one of the biggest cities in Ukraine, long time it was the first capital of Ukraine. Kharkiv is the most students’ city; great number of universities is located here. It is the friendliest city for international students with lot of opportunities to study, enjoy culture events, walking in beautiful parks and enjoy students’ life in the best way.
  4. Accreditation of the University. KNMU is recognized by such organizations like World Health Organization (W.H.O), Medical Council of India, General Medical Council (GMC), Federation European Physiological Societies (FEPS) and Since 1998 it has been a member of International Association of Universities(under the aegis of UNESCO).
Medical courses are available in English and Russian languages:

  1. General Medicine - In order to get doctor of medicine degree (MBBS or MD), students have to study a strict curriculum of 6 years.
  2. Dentistry - For getting the degree of Doctor of Dentistry (BDS), students have to study a 5 year course.
  3. Pharmacy - Duration of Pharmacy course is of 5 years.
  4. Nursing - The course lengths 3 years.
  5. Premedical course - During preparatory course international students acquaint with local culture, learn Russian language and study such subjects like Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Studies, etc. After premedical course students, get guaranty admission to the main course (MBBS) at September. Length of the premedical course is from several month for 1 year.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee English medium
Tuition fee Russian medium
General medicine / MBBS / Medicine
4800 USD 4500USD
500-1000 every year
Dentistry / BDS
5400 USD
500-1000 every year
3000 USD
500-1000 every year
4800 USD
4500 USD
500-1000 every year
Premedical course
1700 USD
500-1000 every year


The University has excellent teaching staff. It consists of 727 teachers including 121 Doctors of Sciences and Professors, 448 Candidates of Medical Science, 34 members of academies,16 Honored Scientists,2 Honored Workers of High School,4 Honored Doctors of Ukraine,5 winners of the state prize of Ukraine.

In addition, university invites famous professors from all over the world in order to they can share their experience with future yang specialists.

Classrooms in the University are well equipped with all necessary facilities. During study in university students work in x-ray rooms, clinical laboratories, take part in patient examination.

Academic Year. The academic year usually has two semesters. The first semester begins from 1st September and finishes in the first week of January. The second semester starts from the 1st February and continue to the middle of June.

Accommodation. KNMU provides excellent hostel accommodation for international students. Dormitory rooms at hostel can accommodate 2 or 3 students to a room. All rooms in hostels are provided with internet facility and equipped with bed, mattress, pillow, blanket, desk, chair, heating, water system and suitable lighting for study and rest.

KNMU has gained the reputation of a reliable partner among leading higher education institutions and international organizations dealing with the issues of higher education and medicine. The University has established and strives to expand international links with many countries. Today, the University collaborates in the field of medicine and medical education with lots of foreign universities and organizations, among which are the following ones:

 Republic of Austria

  • Association of Friends of the American-Austrian Foundation

 Republic of Belarus

  • Belarusian State Medical University
  • Gomel State Medical University

 Republic of Bulgaria

  • Pleven Medical University

 Czech Republic

  • Institute of Physiology of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic

 Republic of Estonia

  • University of Tartu

 State of Israel

  • Dr. Yan Ratner Dental Clinic

 Italian Republic

  • Villa Stuart Sport Clinic, Rome


  • Georgian Association of Prenatal Medicine and Perinatology
  • Tbilisi Medical Centre “NeoClinic”

 Federal Republic of Germany

  • Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg
  • Institute for Multiphase Processes, Leibniz University Hannover
  • Asklepios Children’s Hospital Sankt Augustin
  • Havelhohe Community Hospital
  • Paderborn University

 Republic of Kazakhstan

  • Semey State Medical University
  • Karaganda State Medical University
  • Astana Medical University
  • West-Kazakhstan Marat Ospanov State Medical University

 Republic of Poland

  • Poznan University of Medical Sciences

 Slovak Republic

  • Comenius University in Bratislava
  • Slovak Medical University

 Kingdom of Sweden

  • Public Health Agency of Sweden, Stockholm

Swiss Confederation

  • Spine Center of Zurich

 Republic of Turkey

  • Cukurova UniversityAkdeniz University

 Republic of Uzbekistan

  • Andijan State Medical Institute
  • Samarkand State Medical Institute
  • Tashkent Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education
  • Tashkent Paediatric Medical Institute

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