MBBS in Ukraine for Indian Students

One of the best international destinations for Indian students to study MBBS is Ukraine. MBBS in Ukraine is recognized and approved by NMC, MCI, WHO and other professional medical bodies across the world. Most of the medical universities in Ukraine offer a 6 year MBBS course.

Medical universities in Ukraine provide the best medical education according to international standards and follows the norms of major medical boards of various countries including India. 16 universities are listed under MCI and 36 universities listed under WDOMS.

Doing MBBS from Ukraine is safe & economical as it offers low- cost medical colleges with quality education. Student can easily get admission and pursue their MBBS in top universities located in Ukraine.  An approximate budget of 27- 30 lacs INR is required to study medical and to cover the expenses of whole 6 years.

Medical students in Ukraine can study in various fields but the most popular subjects are General Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Surgery and Dentistry. While lot of universities in other countries require you to have high NEET percentage but good thing about Ukraine is that even if your NEET score is low you can get admission in a good college in Ukraine.

Why choose Book My University for studying medicine in Ukraine?

For 6 years, we will be associated with you for your requirements like visa extension, documents, hostel changes, etc. We have a local office in Ukraine and you can contact our representative anytime for any issues. Your BMU consultant will always be in touch with you also. Unlike, several other consultants our charges are transparent and clearly mentioned in the public domain like BMU website, brochure and app.  

Advantages of MBBS in Ukraine 

  • Low cost medical colleges located in Ukraine
  • Affordable cost of living and accommodation
  • Medium of instruction – English
  • MCI listed universities
  • High quality of education
  • WHO recognized universities
  • NEXT/FMGE coaching also provided by universities
  • A better alternative for Indian students
  • IELTS or TOEFL not required to get admission in MBBS in Ukraine

Eligibility Criteria 

The criteria considered for MBBS in Ukraine is given below:
  • Minimum 50% aggregate in PCB( Physics- Chemistry-Biology)
  • Valid passport
  • NEET qualification is mandatory

Documents Required for MBBS in Ukraine

  • Original Passport
  • 12th Marksheet
  • NEET Certificate
  • Birth Certificate /Affidavit
  • Bank statement of father or mother ( Please Note: Passbook copy is not acceptable)
  • 6 months original bank statement with stamp on it.
  1. Minimum closing balance not less than Rs 4.5 Lacs.
  2. In case an account is opened less than 6 months then a letter from the bank manager stating when the account was opened.
  3. If bank statement is of the student (minimum balance of Rs 3.5 lacs is required).
  • Sponsorship affidavit on a 10 Rs. Stamp paper ( Original).
  • If student is below 18 yrs Minor Affidavit (10 rs stamp) of mother/ father required.
  • Copy of ID of parents giving affidavit and original should be same and notarised.
  • 10 Passport size VISA photographs (white background) required.
  • Student Pan card copy ( For Dollar exchange and forex card)
  • For further details about the required documents, please contact your respective counsellor.

Courses offered:

  • General medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing

Recognition of Ukrainian Medical Universities 

  • Medical Council Of India (MCI)
  • World Health Organization(WHO)
  • Educational Commission For Foreign Medical Graduates
  • Bologna process etc


MBBS in Ukraine Fees Structure 2024

Some of the recommended Medical Universities of Ukraine and their fee structures:

Name of the universitiesTuition fees
Bogomolets National Medical University USD $ 27000
Kyiv Medical University (Kiev Branch) USD $ 24000
Lviv National Medical University USD $ 29400
Vinnitssa National Medical University USD $ 30000

Why Ukraine?
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered through Russia to the north-east; Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary to the west; and Romania, Moldova, and the Black Sea to the south. It has an area of 603,628 km 2 (233,062 sq. mi) and it the second-largest country in Europe after Russia, and the 46th-largest country in the world. Ukraine has a population of about 42 million people, making it the ninth-most populous country in Europe, and the 32nd-most populous country in the world. Its capital and largest city are Kyiv. The dominant religion in the country is Eastern Orthodoxy.

Ukrainian is the official language and its alphabet is Cyrillic. Russian is also the language that is widely spoken, especially in eastern and southern Ukraine.

The current population of Ukraine is 43,556,612 as of Thursday, March 4, 2021, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data. Ukraine ranks number 35 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.

Pursuing MBBS in Ukraine is the second best alternative option for Indian students as it offers low cost medical colleges with high quality education in Ukraine.

The Ukrainian cuisine incorporates a variety of different food branches (carbohydrates, fats, protein, fruits and vegetables) due to the large size of the country and the plentiful edible resources. Traditional Ukrainian dishes often experience a complex heating process - at first they are fried or boiled, and then stewed or baked. This is the most distinctive feature of Ukrainian cuisine. Majority of dishes contains staple vegetables such as potato, cabbages, beetroots and mushrooms. The traditional diet of Ukraine includes chicken, pork, beef, fish and mushrooms and they also tend to eat a lot of potatoes, grains, fresh, boiled or pickled vegetables. Top traditional dishes include varenyky which is boiled dumplings with mushrooms, potatoes, sauerkraut, cottage cheese, cherries or berries. Another one named nalysnyky, in particular it is a pancake with cottage cheese, poppy seeds, mushrooms, caviar or meat. Other dishes are Kapusniak which is a soup made by meat potatoes, carrots, onions, millet, tomato paste, spices and fresh herbs; Borscht is a hot beetroot soup that satisfies both meat-eaters and vegetarians; holubtsy is a roll of stuffed cabbage filled with rice, carrots, onion and minced meat; and pierogi. Specialties of Ukraine also include Chicken Kiev and Kiev cake and in drinks it includes stewed fruit, juices, milk, buttermilk from which they make cottage cheese, mineral water, coffee, beer, wine and horilka which is an alcoholic beverage. 

Average temperature of Ukraine
Ukraine has a temperate continental climate, except the southern coast of Crimea which has subtropical weather. Kiev has four distinct seasons: a chilly winter, a mildly warm summer and a cool autumn and spring. The climate is inspired through moderate heat, humid air coming from the Atlantic Ocean. The average annual temperatures of the country lie in between 5.5–7 °C(41.9–44.6 °F) in the north, to 11–13 °C (51.8–55.4 °F) in the south.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
In which language MBBS is taught in Ukraine?
The medium of instruction is English. As a second language, students studying MBBS in Ukraine are also taught the local language.

Is MBBS from Ukraine valid in India? 
Yes, MBBS (MD as in Ukraine) degree from Ukrainian Medical universities is valid in India and worldwide. MBBS from Ukraine is valid in India however students need to qualify the FMGE (foreign medical graduate eligibility) test conducted by National Medical Council of India.

How much NEET score is required for MBBS in Ukraine?
To get admission to the top medical universities in Ukraine, Indian students must appear and must clear the NEET exams.

Are the medical colleges in Ukraine recognized?
Medical colleges and universities in Ukraine are recognized by NMC, WHO and different other government bodies.

What is the average cost of MBBS studies in Ukraine?
The average cost per year is between INR Rs 3 lac to Rs 6 lac.

What is the duration of MBBS from Ukraine?
The duration of MBBS in Ukraine is about 6 years. These six years include 5 years of medical studies and 1 year of compulsory internship.

What are the top universities to study MBBS in Ukraine and do they teach in English?
Kharkiv National Medical University, Bogomolets National Medical University and Lviv National Medical University are the top medical universities to study MBBS from Ukraine according to Book My University’s research team. English is the mode of education.

FMGE/MCI Passing Percentage of MBBS in Ukraine - (20) %
S.NoPeriodAppearedPassPass %
1 2012-2014 3520 671 19.06 %
2 2015 - 2018 8130 1224 15.05 %
3 2019 3763 1159 30.79 %
4 2020 4258 682 16.01 %
5 2021 4311 1123 26.04 %
 Total 23982 4859  
SOURCE :- natboard.edu.in
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