7 Things To Know About MBBS in Ukraine for Indian Students

The Ultimate 2021 Guide For MBBS In Ukraine


Over 5000 Indian students are studying MBBS in Ukraine.

This number is increasing year after year.

This is because Ukraine is becoming a preferred country for medical education. 

Let’s look at 7 things to know about MBBS in Ukraine.

1. MBBS In Ukraine V/S MBBS In India 

If not better, MBBS from Ukraine is definitely equivalent to MBBS from India.

Medical institutes in Ukraine are equipped with world-class educational infrastructure. Faculty members are well-qualified and experienced. This enhances the quality of education.

Some universities have a high international rank and their degrees are globally accepted. 

Opportunities to attend and participate in international seminars and conferences work as an icing on the cake.

Students get familiar with a community of people belonging to varied nationalities. This gives them great exposure. They get to understand and interact with different cultures and learn from the people around them.

The fee structure is quite similar to that in India. Living costs get reduced as there are various travel concessions for students by the government.

Certain aspects even enhance the competency of education. Low teacher-student ratio, less competition and no entrance test are to name a few.

A large number of students from different countries come to Ukraine every year. Student environment and living quality are safe and healthy.

2. Is It Too Expensive?

Ukraine is preferred because there are added benefits for the same cost.

Ukraine is less expensive as compared to popular MBBS destinations like Russia and Germany. The currency exchange rate is such that 1 Hryvnia is equal to 2.26 Indian rupees.

Different universities have different fee structures. The approximate total expenditure for 6 years is around 20-25 lakhs. This calculation includes both tuition and hostel fee.

This fee package includes various elements. The combination of these elements is different for different mediators. 

Therefore, the cost of studying in Ukraine is nearly equal to that of a private college in India.

3. Does It Mean Settling In Ukraine Forever? 

After completing their MBBS from Ukraine, students can start practising there. However, this is a matter of choice. 

Degree from a college in Ukraine doesn't restrict you there.

It is accepted by other colleges in the US, Australia, India, Canada, Russia and other European countries for higher education.

Students can also start practising in countries like the UK, USA and India. To do so, they need to pass screening tests like PLAB, USMLE and FMGE respectively.

Indian students should always check if the college they are applying for is recognized by the Medical Council of India or such bodies of other countries. 

This is regardless of your choice to settle there or to come back. Always keep future alternatives open.

Some colleges of Ukraine are recognised by international bodies like WHO and UNESCO. Their degree has value throughout the globe.
4. Will I Be Able To Practice In India?

Once Indian students complete their medical degree from Ukraine, they can attempt the FMGE exam.

This is the Indian licensure exam conducted by NMC. It is conducted twice a year and is directed by NBE(National Board of Examination).

A lot of Indian students study in Ukraine. Availability of regular coaching and a competitive environment are great resources for preparation.  

However, not all universities of Ukraine are acknowledged in India. Students should know the details of the university they are applying for. 

5. Am I Eligible? 

To be able to study in Ukraine, a student has to be eligible for both a course and visa. Criteria and requirements for both are different. One is set by the university and other by the Ukraine government.

The following are certain criteria for admission to MBBS in Ukraine.


A student applying to a university in Ukraine should be 18 years on or before 31st December, of the year of admission to the MBBS course. 

There is an upper age limit too. A candidate cannot apply after 25 years of age.

Entrance Tests

Clearing the IELTS or TOEFL exam is not required for admission in Ukraine.


Two qualification-related conditions have to be fulfilled to be able to apply. Completing class 12th from any regular board and clearing the NEET entrance test.

There is a minimum marks criteria for application to MBBS in Ukraine. General category students must have an aggregate of at least 50% in PCB. Students from SC/ ST/ OBC category need to score a minimum of 40% in PCB. 

6. From Deciding To Joining. The Admission Process.

Admission to a university in Ukraine is a simple procedure with minimum red-tapism.

In 2020, NEET results will be declared much later than they are usually done.

But this did not compromise the speed of admission process in Ukraine.

Here is a step by step guide to the admission procedure.

Fill the application form of your favourite university. Here, you will have to attach qualification related documents.

Step 2

If selected, you will receive an admission letter.
Step 3

Submit the documents required for confirmation of admission.

Step 4 

You will receive an invitation letter upon verification of the documents submitted.

Step 5 

Your admission is ensured. You can move to Ukraine but for that, a visa is necessary. Apply for it as soon as possible. You would need the invitation letter while applying for a student visa.

7. Courses Offered 

Ukraine offers a variety of courses and specifications.

The most common courses are General Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Surgery.

After completing their MBBS in Ukraine, students are awarded the degree as “MD Physician”. As per National Medical Commission (NMC), this is equivalent to MBBS in India 

Wrapping Up

The number of students who sit for a NEET exam is a lot more than the seats available in a few top government colleges.

Rest of the students are left with no alternative than to take admission in a private college and private colleges are more than expensive. 

Government-approved colleges of foreign countries like Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine are tough competitors with such private colleges.
Ukraine is affordable, competent and globally recognized. Thus, making it a preferred destination.


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