Ukrainian medical schools and universities are one of the best options for those who want to get a medical education abroad. Many students interested in medicine, from different countries of the world, come to study in Ukraine , particularly dentistry, pediatrics, and nursing. What makes Ukraine such a popular destination for the students from the UK, Germany, Scandinavian countries, India, African countries etc is a quality medical education, affordable tuition, and low cost of living.
Although most programs in Ukrainian education establishments are taught in Ukrainian and Russian, there are also programs designed for foreign students in English and French. To get access to studying medicine in Russian or Ukrainian, overseas students have to complete a one-year preparation course in one of these languages. If they have a good command of English or French, they can choose a medical course in a respective language if the university provides medical courses in one or both of those languages.
Foreign medical students enjoy Ukrainian quality education, low tuition, and living costs. The majority of medical universities in Ukraine can boast of a huge experience of teaching students pursuing an MBBS or MD degree in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy etc in French or English.
Medical degrees obtained in one of the Ukrainian medical universities are recognized by most of EU/EEA countries after undergoing the screening test procedure of a particular country. Ukrainian diplomas in medicine are recognized (after passing a screening test carried out by the respective National boards of examination), in particular, by the Medical Council of India (MCI), Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), UNESCO, World Health Organization, Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS), the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) in the UK, the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), Medical Council of Canada (MCC).
Presently, thousands of overseas students coming from all over the world (over 110 countries) are studying at Ukrainian universities. The lion's share of those students chooses medical studies. Countries of origin of those students are Nigeria, India, China, Turkey, Uganda, Russia, Malaysia, and the countries of central Europe. Ukrainian medical schools and universities maintain close co-operation with Polish, German, French, Italian, UK, US, and Austrian universities; that's why students have an opportunity to take part in different international conferences, scientific projects, and exchange programs.
Reasons to study medicine in Ukraine
Overseas students choose Ukraine as their destination for studies due to a number of reasons, main of which are:
- Easy application and admission procedure;
- Instruction available in English and French;
- Low tuition fees and cost of living;
- Enriching multicultural environment;
- High-quality education.
Programs and duration of courses in Ukrainian medical universities.
Foreign medical students predominantly choose the following courses:
- Duration: 6 years. Degree awarded is Doctor of Medicine (MD or MBBS);
- Duration: 5 years. Degree awarded is Bachelor of Dentistry (BDS);
- Duration: 6 years. Degree awarded is Doctor of Medicine (pediatrician);
- Duration: 2 years. Degree awarded is Bachelor of Nursing;
- Dental orthopedics. Duration: 2 years. Degree awarded is Bachelor of Dental Orthopedics;
- Post graduate studies. Duration: 2-3 years.
Tuition fees for studying medicine in Ukraine
Medical education in Ukraine is one of the cheapest in the world and in Europe, particularly. Medical programs with the English language of instruction range from 2600 to 3700 EUR per year. Together with low living costs (accommodation - around 700 EUR per year; food - approximately 150 EUR per year) and quality medical education, Ukraine is a popular destination for living and studying among foreign students who want to study medicine abroad.