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Top Ten Medical Schools in Ukraine

Ukraine is a country situated in the Eastern part of Europe, it is the second largest on the continent after Russia, and its capital and biggest city are Kiev.

Ukraine has long been one of the top choices for international students pursuing a medical degree.

Students who complete their medical studies in Ukraine can find employment globally thanks to the universities’ exceptional education standards, faculty, and facilities.

The Top Medical Universities in Ukraine

Bogomolets National Medical University

Bogomolets National Medical University is Ukraine’s main educational, research, and therapeutic center.

The University celebrated its 175 years in 2016, and the world was impressed by the number of excellent doctors who graduated from this higher educational institution.

Bogomolets National Medical University is a medical school established in 1841 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The university was named after physiologist Alexander A. Bogomolets.

The university provides medical training for both domestic and international students. The first (1st) professor and the dean was a talented ophthalmologist, Professor Karavaev, taught by the great surgeon Pirogov.

It is situated in the capital of Ukraine – Kyiv. It has excellent quality of education and also modern facilities for students. The only complaint from some students that we have heard – it is difficult to study here.

But we believe that this ought to be a real doctor’s education. So, if you are going to study medicine in Ukraine, we can recommend choosing Bogomolents National Medical University at any time.

Please note that it has a very high tuition fee, and the cost of living in Kyiv is also high. It is your choice!

University Faculties

  • Medical  School within 4 faculties of “General Medicine,” “Pediatrics,” and “Preventive Care,” including programs available in English
  • School of Medical Psychology
  • School of Military Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School for continuing education for Trainers
  • School of Dentistry
  • School for Postgraduate Training in Preventive Care Medicine

Vinnitsa National Medical University

Vinnitsa National Medical University is a government medical university for MBBS in Ukraine. The University is situated in the city of Vinnytsia.

It is accredited and recognized by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the Medical Council of India (MCI) and World Health Organisation (WHO), and all others. It is VERY popular among international students.

The University has a lot of international students every year now. Education at Vinnitsa National Medical School is not only excellent but fun. You will be here with a big international family.

The degree awarded by Vinnitsa National Medical University is called MD (Physician), and the course duration is six (6) years.

The International Medical Education Directory (IMED), the US Education Department, and the General Council Of Medicine of Great Britain recognize the degree.

Uzhhorod National University

This university has been a top medical school in Ukraine for more than 60 years and is renowned for its excellent academic programs and hands-on training.

Its tranquil setting and tropical climate make it suitable for hosting Indian students for the duration of the program.

Pre-medical courses are also offered to students who have finished their matriculation requirements at this medical university.

This one-year course forms the foundation for the student’s further medical degrees. Both Russian and English are the mediums of instruction.

This university’s MBBS program lasts around 6 years, including a 1-year internship.

Bukovinian State Medical University (BSMU)

Bukovinian State Medical University is one of Chernivtsi’s biggest higher educational establishments. The university has recently celebrated the 65th anniversary of its foundation.

It is a modern multi-sectoral educational institution of the IV accreditation level in the Association of the Carpathian Region Universities that provides qualified training according to the education grading system.

Univers Education is our official representative of the University Bukovinian State Medical University, one of Chernivtsi’s largest higher educational establishments.

It is a modern multi-profile educational institution of the IV accreditation level, included in the universal register of the WHO, Magna Charta Universitatum (Bologna, Italy).

The Association of the Carpathian Region Universities provides skills training according to the education grading system.

The University includes a medical lyceum, Vashkivtsi, Chernivtsi, Novoselytsia, and Kovel’ (Volyn’) Medical Colleges.

Four medical faculties, stomatological and pharmaceutical faculties, the department of post-graduate education, and a preparatory department for foreign students.

Post-graduate education of doctors is grasped at the Internship, Mastership, and Doctoring Departments, in Clinical Residency, at the post-residence courses, as well as via pre-attestation course, the improvement of medical knowledge and specialization.

The University pays more attention to international students now. We believe that it has enormous potential and a bright future. We are glad to recommend it to you this year.

Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University

The Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University is an institute of higher medical education in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.

The university is located in Ivano city in the northwest of Ukraine and is a leading higher education establishment in the region, with a higher accreditation level.

It provides continuity of higher medical education: Junior Specialist, Bachelor, Medical Specialist, Master – postgraduate. The city isn’t big. Some students have a bad opinion of their universities, but some say they are excellent.

They have different opinions about the quality of education, but many think education is more expensive at another medical university in Ukraine.

The university history commenced in 1945 and is listed in the World Health Organization (WHO) Directory of Medical Schools and in the US FAIMER International Medical Education Directory (IMED).

The university is one of the few Medical Universities in Ukraine to be designated as a “National Medical University” by the government of Ukraine.

The university provides medical care to patients throughout the city and wider region across 40 specialties and serves as a national anatomy database.

Numerous university faculty are members of national and international congresses and symposiums.

The university maintains professional contact with the World Federation of Ukrainian Medical Associations, including the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America, Lublin Medical Academy, and universities in Germany, Austria, and Poland.

Odessa National Medical University

The Odessa National Medical University is a government university; the institution was established in 1900 as the medical faculty of the Novorossiyskiy State University in Odessa, Ukraine.

The medical faculty later became one of the most influential medical faculties in the Russian Empire. Many eminent medical scientists, including Nobel laureate and professor I. I. Mechnikov worked at Odessa National Medical University.

The medical faculty managed to survive the intricate and turbulent period of the early years of the Russian Revolution. In 1922 it was transformed into the independent and autonomous Odessa State Medical Institute.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it then became Odessa State Medical University in the independent Ukrainian Republic. The Odessa National Medical University is one of the leading medical universities in Ukraine.

One more university takes a lower position for its website and social profiles. Unfortunately, this is a big problem for Ukrainian universities.
Even though this factor has the least impact on the position in the ranking, it was enough that the university could not rise above 6 lines.

Of course, old equipment and premises requiring repair are bad too. The University is located in the city of Odessa, the country’s main resort and port. This provides great opportunities for students’ leisure activities, but this is the worst effect on the cost of living.

The university is a member of the International Association of Medical Universities, and the elevated standards of training at the institution are well-recognized throughout Europe and America.

The university has created all the conditions necessary for active students’ leisure. There are six (6) sports halls at the university sports complex: for sports games, table tennis, aerobics, rhythmic gymnastics, shaping-up, gym, and track-and-field hall.

There are several sports groups: athletics, handball, fencing, judo, power-lifting, basketball, weight sports, swimming, indoor soccer, tennis, sambo, and chess. Its hostels provide students with sports grounds and gyms.

The students’ sports and fitness complex is located on the territory of Lustdorf on the Black Sea coast.

The university was the first university in Ukraine to start medical education in English in 1996.

The university grooms specialists of the following levels: Junior Specialist, Specialist, and Master (international students inclusive) for the following specialties:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical
  • Pediatric
  • Stomatological (Dental)
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Postgraduate

Odessa is a wonderful city in Ukraine. It is situated near the Black Sea, a very popular tourist city. And it’s really beautiful.

 National University of Kharkiv

The Karazin University National University is one of the major universities in Ukraine, and earlier in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.

It was established in the year 1804 through the efforts of Vasily Karazin, becoming the second oldest university in modern-day Ukraine after the University of Lviv.

The University is a very good and very famous university. It offers medical and other numerous courses, but a lot of others in a big number of areas.

The opening ceremony was held on 29th January 1805. The University made an important contribution to the Ukrainian national renaissance of the 19th century.

It gave a powerful impulsion to the emergence of Kharkiv as a major scientific and cultural center and an academic hub of Ukraine. Today the University is justly rated among the best Ukrainian classical universities and is known in many countries.

Under the Soviet Union, the University was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner of Labour, the Order of the October Revolution, and the Order of Peoples’ Friendship.

Kharkiv National University holds 2nd place in Ukraine in the volume of publications and citations in the scientific database Scopus and the Hirsch index.

In 2018, according to QS World University Rankings, it is the best university in Ukraine and the 410th university worldwide.

Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy

Dnepropetrovsk State Medical Academy was established on 15th September 1916 by the Ekaterynoslavsky higher female courses Institute. The university is known as the business city of Ukraine.

It acquired the status of State Academy in the year 1920, and it was confirmed again to Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy (DSMA) in Ukraine in the year 1994 by order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine [No. 224] dated 20th April 1994.

Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy is the only Academy in Ukraine providing training to students in all seven (7) faculties and preparatory departments for foreign citizens. 

The Academy trains specialists in all faculties in Russian, English, and Ukrainian languages.

Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy is one of the oldest higher educational institutions in Ukraine, having the 4th (the highest) level of accreditation in Ukraine.

Ternopil State Medical University

Ternopil State Medical University is a medical university situated in the city of Ternopil in Ukraine.

The University was founded on the 12th of April 1957 as Ternopil Medical Institute. On the 1st of July 1992, the institute was named after Ivan Horbachevsky.

On 30th December 1997, it received the status of State Medical Academy, and on 17th November 2004, after reorganization, the institution became Ivan Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University.

Ukraine Ministry of Health constantly ranks Ternopil State Medical University among the country’s top medical schools.

In the process of compiling the rating, we talked with some students. Students of Ternopil Medical Institute reacted very positively to their university and said they like studying here.

At the same time, they noted that many of the campuses of the university need modernization.

This is an excellent place to study. In a good city with high quality of education, its staff sometimes can show an arrogant attitude. Ternopil State Medical University takes 8th place in our ranking of medical universities in Ukraine for 2018.

Kyiv National Medical University

Kyiv National Medical University is the main leading medical institution in Ukraine. It is located in Kyiv, and it was established in 1841 when a Medical Faculty under Kyiv Saint Volodymyr University was opened, having 29 students.

Kyiv National Medical University is a leading medical university in Ukraine for higher learning in educational, methodical, and humanitarian activities. It is also the leading scientific and deterrent care centre.

It is the chief higher medical and educational establishment among the higher medical schools in Ukraine on academic and methodical work and improvement of qualification for scientific and teaching staff at higher medical schools.

The University was awarded the gold medal at the international exhibition of educational institutions.

According to the state rating from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the University takes first place among the higher Medical schools with 3 and 5 accreditation levels.

The University is a partner in a consortium of European Universities; in the month of September 2011, it joined the Magna Charta Universitatum.

Approximately 1200 highly skilled specialists from independent Ukraine, countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, South are graduates of the University.


  • Medical Faculty 2 [Training doctors with the specialty – medicine business]
  • Medical Faculty 3 (Training doctors with the specialty – pediatrics]
  • Medical Faculty 4 (Training doctors with the specialty – medical and preventative care]
  • Pharmaceutical Faculty
  • Medical Engineering Faculty
  • Medical Psychology Faculty
  • Dental Faculty
  • Faculty on training foreign citizens
  • Faculty for Training of Doctors for the Armed Forces of Ukraine
  • Faculty for Advance Training

All Universities in this list are excellent choices to study in Ukraine. We recommend you listen to your heart and make a choice.


Ukraine is among the best countries when it comes to study-abroad destinations. Looking forward to finding the best medical universities in Ukraine, we have listed them so you can choose the best option.

All Universities in this list are excellent choices to study in Ukraine. We recommend you listen to your heart and make a choice.

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