Kharkiv National Medical University

|Established:1805 |City:Kharkiv |Medium:English |Type:Gov.| Rating:4.5/5 |Affiliations:UNESCO, EFPA, MCI & WHO

Kharkiv National Medical University or KNMU is one of the oldest medical institutes in Ukraine. It was founded in 1805 and earlier recognized as Kharkiv Medical Institute. It has given numerous skilled doctors and medical practitioners to the world in its 216 years old legacy.

The university got national status in 2007 and was renamed Kharkiv National Medical University. It is accredited by various organizations such as WHO, NMC, and many more which give it the status of one of the best international medical institutes of Ukraine.

The university believes to provide balanced education with theoretical as well as practical knowledge and this is the reason that students from all over the world prefer to study medicine from KNMU. More than 700 Indian medical aspirants take admission into it and many of them are pursuing their medical careers successfully. It has an expert teaching staff of experienced professors, researchers, and Ph.D. holders who have trained thousands of students.

It has courses like General Medicine, surgery, dentistry, anatomy, radiology for national and international students.

Kharkiv National Medical University – Rewards & Ranking

  • According to the 4 ICU or UNI Rank, the university is ranked on the 122nd position among the top medical universities of Ukraine and 7866 ranks at the global level
  • In 2011, the university got “The Perfect Museum” award from the ministry of education

Eligibility Criteria for MBBS Study in Kharkiv National Medical University

  • Candidates must complete his/her 17 year age by the end of the respective admission year.
  • 50% marks in 12th (PCB) for general category candidates and 40% marks for reserved category candidates
  • NEET Qualifying scorecard which should not be older than 3 years

Duration of MBBS from Kharkiv National Medical University

To pursue the MD Physician course from KNMU, the candidate will be engaged for 6 years of the program. The exact duration is 5.8 years but it is commonly known as 6 years MBBS course.

Fee structure for MBBS Study in Ukraine for KNMU

Fee Structure 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year 5th year 6th year Total Fee Fee in INR
Tuition Fee $4800 $4800 $4800 $4800 $4800 $4800 $28,800 Rs 21,31,200
Hostel Fee $1200 Optional Optional Optional Optional $1200 Rs88,800
Grand Total $30,000 Rs 22,20,000

Note: $1 = Rs74

The above amount is subject to change, it will be changed with the fluctuation in currency and any policy change of the college.

Hostel accommodation is mandatory for the first year, the student may have the option to stay outside of the university campus. $1300 food cost per year is not included in the above fee structure because it is optional. Students can choose a self-cooking kitchen facility to cook in their own room.

Benefits of studying MBBS from Kharkiv National Medical University


  • Subjects and lectures are in 100% English language
  • No need to learn the Ukrainian language
  • The medical degree is recognized by WHO and MCI/NMC
  • High MCI test passing ratio
  • Students become eligible for all licensing exams like MCI, USMLE, PLAB, and many more
  • 10:1 or 12:1 student and teacher ratio
  • More than 700 Indian students
  • Guest lectures and seminars by globally recognized doctors and teachers
  • Co-ed education system
  • Great clinical exposure
  • No need to clear any language proficiency exam

Accommodation and Food

  • Private renovated hostels in the university campus (Separate for Indian boys and girls)
  • 2 and 3 seater room with all essential facility
  • 24*7 CCTV surveillance and dedicated guard to ensure safety
  • On-premises Indian mess facility run by Indian chefs
  • Self-cooking kitchen facility

Important dates – October Intake session 2021

Application Start Date August 2021
Invitation Letter Within 3 to 5 working days
Last Date of Admission Form By the end of October 2021

Important dates – January Intake session 2022 (Winter Intake)

Application Start Date December 2022
Invitation Letter Within 15 days
Last Date of Admission Form By the end of January 2021

How to reach Kharkiv National Medical University?
The student will take off via international flight from Delhi to Kharkiv. The total distance is 4140km and the flight will take around 14 hours to travel including layover time.

After reaching the Kharkiv airport, a college representative will receive you and will make all the arrangements to reach the university campus. It is only 2.7 km away from the airport and takes only 10 to 12 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is there any language barrier in KNMU?
No, As all curriculum and lectures will be in English, hence no language barrier for the international students.

2. Is the University of Kharkiv National Medical University safe for Indian students?
Yes, it is completely safe for Indian students. The professors and other members give more attention to international students and provide a very healthy learning environment. The local people also very supportive of Indian students

3. Is there any scholarship program for students?
Yes, students can get a scholarship which is provided based on the merits and academic history of the students.

4. If I want to settle in the USA, after completing MBBS from Ukraine?
The medical graduates must clear the USMLE exam to settle in the US and continue practicing medicine there.

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