Study MBBS in Ukraine

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Student visa process

Why study MBBS in Ukraine

About Ukraine

Ukraine is a large country in Eastern Europe known for its Orthodox churches, Black Sea coastline and forested mountains. Its capital, Kyiv, features the gold-domed St. Sophia's Cathedral, with 11th-century mosaics and frescoes. Overlooking the Dnieper River is the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra monastery complex, a Christian pilgrimage site housing Scythian tomb relics and catacombs containing mummified Orthodox monks. Ukraine is a country with highly developed industries, science, and culture.

Capital of Ukraine – Kiev

The language spoken – Russian, Ukrainian, English,

Population – 46.5 million,

Territory – 6, 03,700 sq .km,

The national currency is Hryvnia (UHR)1.00 INR = 2.66Hryvnia(27/03/2020)

Border countries – Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Moldova.


Present scenario of international students in Ukraine

Currently, Ukraine is the third most popular destination for Indians who want to study medicine abroad after China and Russia. According to Ukrainian government data, more than 11,000 Indian students currently study in Ukraine out of 75,000 international students from 154 countries. Most Indian students attend the state medical universities in Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, Kharkiv, and Zaporizhzhia. The Donetsk National Medical University, which had to move to the port city of Mariupol in 2015 after Russia unleashed its war in the Donbas, has also retained its popularity with Indian students.

Ukraine as an education provider

Ukraine has a long tradition of teaching medicine. And some of the oldest educational institutions in Europe are located in this country. 

Now, three universities — Odessa, Kyiv, and Kharkov — are popular among foreigners, particularly Indian, students. Universities are quite large, and among studying foreigners one can meet not only citizens of India, but also other countries of Asia, Africa and even the Caribbean. In such an international composition the foreign applicants will be fairly easy to get comfortable. Ukrainian people are friendly to foreign guests.

Why study MBBS in Ukraine?

  • Students needn't pass language exams like TOEFL, IELTS and the like;

  • The cost of education is cheap unlike USA, UK and Australia etc.. And also the cost of accommodation and meals, travel and entertainment;

  • The student visa process is much easier and quicker. 

  • You will receive Standard European MBBS diploma after education — on the basis of existing agreements all diplomas of Ukrainian medical schools are recognized in other countries. And someone needn’t receive any other documents to work in European or Indian clinics.

  • It consists of all the universities which are recognized by WHO and MCI approved.

  • Very Low annual fees – 60% lower than Private Medical Colleges in India. No donation or any kind of hidden charges is required to be paid by the students for getting MBBS admission in Ukraine.

  • The students are urged to participate in different seminars, workshops, and universal meetings.

  • The administration is consistently there to help the colleges in settling examination and monetary issues.

  • The medium of instruction in Ukraine is English, and you dont need to show a language proficiency certificate like IELTS or TOEFL to get admission in Ukraine Universities.

  • Numerous extracurricular exercises and sports exercises are held in the restorative universities that keep the understudies fit and dynamic.

  • Ukraine offers a high-class infrastructure of campus and hospitals with an affordable standard of living.

  • Medical Universities are listed in the World Health Organization (WHO) Geneva, FAIMER, International Association of Universities (USA), European University Association, MCI, etc. Graduates can apply for a license with Medical Councils of more than 180 countries.

  • The Faculty to Student Ratio is 1:10 – Small class size ensures that Students get individual attention





Admission Process to study MBBS in Ukraine / Student visa process to study in Ukraine. 

To apply for a student visa, first, you need to apply in a university for a program and acquire a letter of invitation. 

Admission Requirements:

This refers to the documents required to qualify for university admission/invitation letter. They are:

  • A filled online application form.

  • A copy of your international passport

  • A legalized copy of secondary school completion certificate (or subject grades)*.

  • A fee confirmation copy (bank copy) – After approbation of acceptance.

Supplementary Requirements for Postgraduate students (in addition):

  • A copy of the project work

  • A copy of the bachelor's / master's degree certificates

  • Results and transcripts

All documents must be notarized/legalized and translated into Ukrainian or Russian language.

All international applicants coming to Ukraine intending to study must obtain a student visa, which is only possible upon receiving an “Invitation to study” from the university they are applying to. The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine defines the standard of the invitation letter. After the enrollment procedure is complete, the student will receive by express mail DHL and/or TNT the original invitation/admission letter of enrollment, and all documents that are necessary for the Student Visa request.

To obtain a long-stay visa (type D), you must submit a series of documents to the consulate or embassy of Ukraine in India. Regardless of where you submit your documents, you will always be asked to include the original “Invitation to study” [This is the document you receive from the university where you have applied for admission. This letter will be issued once the university accepts your application].  


Ukraine Student Visa Application Basic Requirements

  • Visa Application form – in Embassy.

  • Original valid passport

  • 3 photographs (3x4cm)

  • Original invitation letter sent to you by express post

  • Original health certificate - which should be approved by the health ministry of India and should be issued within a month of your VISA application.

  • Original HIV-AIDS negative certificate - which also has one-month validity

  • Certificate of Completed Higher and/or Secondary Education

  • Bank statement - as proof that you can handle financial costs

  • Original birth certificate

The Ukrainian Govt instructs that the documents from your previous education must be officially certified before submission to the consulate. This can be done one of two ways: legalized by the Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Ukraine in India or certified by Apostille stamp and legalized at the Embassy of Ukraine in India. These documents must be officially recognized in Ukraine for a Ukrainian university to be able to issue your diploma certificate upon graduation. The above documents should be translated to Ukrainian or Russian languages and legalized from the ministry of foreign affairs of India, before applying to the embassy. 

Most embassies accept and issue visas between 15th July and 15th November.When you apply for a visa, you may have to answer a few questions regarding your course and the duration of your course, your reasons for choosing the university you did, whether you decide to stay on in Ukraine after completing your studies and whether you have adequate arrangements to cover tuition cost, accommodation, etc.


Eligibility Criteria

To get MBBS admission in Ukraine, the applicant should fulfill the following criteria:

  1. The applicant must be 18 years old on or at the time of admission.

  2. The applicant must secure 50% or above in PCB i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Biology from ISC, CBSE and any other state board.

  3. According to the MCI Rules, students aspiring to enroll in Foreign Medical Universities in 2019, should appear and qualify in NEET – 2019; they should produce an Eligibility Certificate issued by the Medical Council of India at the time of admission to Foreign Medical Universities. All the general category candidates should get 134 (general) and all the scheduled caste candidates should get 107 (ST/OBC).


Ukraine student visa Processing time

The average processing time for visas is 1 to 15 days. Rush processing is also possible.


Travel Requirements:

  • Passport.

  • Two-way ticket.

  • Entry Student’s Visa.

  • Migration card (it must be filled in by you in the airport upon arrival to Airport in Ukraine).

  • Original Invitation Letter.

  • All original school and Medicine certificates translated and legalized from your home country, and the Ukrainian embassy

Step-by-step Ukraine Student Visa Process

MBBS in Ukraine Overview

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