Vinnytsia National Medical University

About Ukraine

Ukraine, the second-largest country in Europe, is located in Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Poland and Russia. Ukraine became independent in 1991 with the fall of the Soviet Union. Ukraine's location is one of strategic importance at the crossroads between Europe and Asia. Its land boundary totals 4,663 km (2,897 mi) and its coastline is 2,782 km (1,729 mi). Ukraine's capital city, Kiev, is located in the north central part of the country.

Why MBBS in Ukraine

  • Medicine in Ukraine is quite cheap compared to other parts of Europe. Medicine is one of Ukraine’s major strengths. There are thousands of International students studying Medicine in Ukraine.
  • Educational System in Ukraine is widely accepted worldwide.
  • MBBS in Ukraine follows a high standard of education and teachers here are all highly qualified.
  • No admission test is required for entrance into most of the colleges and universities of the country. The admission process is very simple.
  • Almost all their courses are globally Recognized (WHO, UNESCO, EUROPEAN COUNCIL, etc.).

Vinnytsia National Medical University

Rector’s Message:

We are grateful to you for your interest in our University.

National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsia offers you to receive profound higher education at the level of the world standards. The highly qualified staff of the University will ensure your mastering of a chosen specialty.

The program of training is subordinated to the main purpose: achieving the level of professionalism that gives the right to receive physician diploma and the title of “Doctor of Medicine”.

The long-term experience of training student from all over the world has allowed to create a unique combination of the academic programs and auxiliary services.

By the decree of the president of Ukraine dated June, 19 2002, No-560/2002 our University was awarded the highest mark of distinction- National status. It possesses the IV (highest) level of accreditation.

Now training of specialists is carried out at 55 chairs, where the competent scientific-pedagogical staff works. Among them 122 doctors of science, 81 professors, 17 academicians, 5 members-correspondents of Academies of science and 579candidates of science, 323 associate professors.

At the University 7000 students are trained. Including 1400 of foreign. In total about 49000 doctors, among them 2600 specialists of the highest level; possessing the Candidate’s and Ph.D., M.D. degrees, including more than 6500 foreign citizens from 106 foreign countries (Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America, Africa) have been trained.

We offer you a brief information about our university. Once again I thank you for the interest in our establishment. If you need any additional information or our assistance pleases, contact us.

Faithfully yours,

Professor Vasyl’ Maxymovych Moroz

The Rector of the University, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Academician of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Honored Scientist of Ukraine, President of Association of the Rectors of Higher Medical Schools of Ukraine.

Admission conditions for foreign citizens

All foreign citizens having senior secondary school certificate or higher university/ college degree from a recognized academic institution are eligible for admission to National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsia (recognized by WHO). The language of instruction are Ukrainian, English and Russian.

Foreign citizens who don’t know the Ukrainian/ Russian language or having incomplete command of it may study the Ukrainian/ Russian language at the preparatory Faculty of the university along with the pre-university course.

Faculties available at the University:

Faculties of Medicine (specialties: General Medicine, Medical Psychology, Pediatrics); Dentistry; pharmacy (specialties: Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy);

Preparatory Faculty for foreign citizens;

Postgraduate studies in 53 Medical specialties.

The official period of admission:

To the Preparatory Faculty is August, 15 to November, 15 of the current year; to main Faculties is August, 15 to October, 01 of the current year; for the postgraduate studies is all year round.

The use of the university’s libraries in included into tuition fee. The university has 5 hostels, 4 canteens, 7 buffets. During the period of education a place in a room of the students’ hostel, furnished accordingly to the social standards is given for the extra charge.

The tuition fee does not include obligatory medical insurance and medical examination which are paid by the students themselves on arrival to the university (approximately 100 USD). Also students pay for their transfer from the airport “Boryspil” to Vinnytsia (approx. 500 USD).

To get direct admission to the first year of study without undergoing the preparatory faculty candidates have to pass interview in Biology (Faculties of Medicine and dentistry) or in Chemistry (Faculty of Pharmacy) and interview in Russian or English (with English as medium if instruction).

Studies at the facilities of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and the Preparatory Faculty start from the 1st of September. Therefore it is desirable for the student to arrive in Vinnytsia a week before the education commences.

If you have got senior secondary education, please confirm us via e-mail that you agree to study at National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsia sending to us:

-filled in questionnaire (from the university’s website);

-senior secondary school certificate copy;

- Consent to personal data collection and processing.

After obtaining this information we shall consider the point of issuing the invitation letter for you. On obtaining the invitation to study, you should apply for student visa at the Ukrainian Embassy abroad.

In order to obtain visa and further concluding the tuition contract with the university, you should submit to the Embassy of Ukraine and to the University the following documents:

1) Filled in questionnaire;

2) Original and attested translation of senior secondary school certificate or higher University/College degree with subjects studied and marks/grades obtained;

3) Original and attested translation of certificate of general medical examination verified by official medical institution from your country of living and dated not more than two months before coming to Ukraine. It should contain the final conclusion of medical authority on absence of contraindications for medical studies and also results for blood test, urine, stool, malaria, chest x-ray analyses;

4) Insurance policy for granting urgent medical aid(except foreign citizens from countries that have agreement with Ukraine on free medical assistance), will be done at the University after arrival;

5) Original and attested translation of birth certificate;

6) 10 photos(size 4*6 cm);

7) Return ticket with open date of coming back to home country valid within I year.

Documents No 2,3, 5 should be authenticated in accordance with law of the county of their issuance and legalized in the appropriate Ministry and the Embassy of Ukraine. After visa obtaining and a ticket being booked you must inform your university not letter than in a week before arrival about the date and exact time of your arrival, flight number to be met in Kiev, in airport “Boryspil”.

In work with foreign citizens we take into account their regional, religious, national, individual and psychological features, active acquaintance of foreigners with the history and culture of Ukraine, national tradition, life style of modern Ukrainian youths is carried out.

At the University favorable conditions for development of student’s creative activities are realized in musical, vocal, dancing, literary etc. studios.

The use of gymnasiums, grounds is free of charge. During vacations the students can have a rest at the university base located in Vinnytsia region and by the black sea.

International cooperation

The University staff actively collaborates with 20 partner international higher educational institutions in 67 international educational and scientific programs.

In 2006 organizational work of the University on admission of international students was commended by 2 Diplomas of the Ministry of education and science of Ukraine.

The University actively works on the point enlarging of the list of the countries which recognize the National Pirogov Memorial Medical University Diploma.

Duration of training


Degrees awarded


Preparatory Faculty

1 year

Undergraduate studies

General Medicine

Physician, M.D.

6 years



6 years

Medical Psychology

Medical Psychologist

6 years



5 years



5 years

Clinical Pharmacy

Clinical Pharmacist

5 years

Vinnytsia City

Vinnytsia is located on the banks of the river pivdennyy bug, 260 kms to the south of the capital of Ukraine Kiev (3 hours by train), 14 hours by train from Moscow and 6- form Odessa and from Lviv).

The city is connected by the railway and air paths to the Western Europe and other countries.

Average temperature in winter is 5-7 c below zero summer 20+27 c above zero.

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