Odessa National Medical University


Odessa National Medical UniversityAre you preparing for a medicine course out of India? Are you exploring education opportunities worldwide with international repute? Ukraine has been playing an increasingly more significant role in the global education sector. Ukraine offers a great option to the students who have a dream of pursuing MBBS from international universities. Ukraine is well recognized throughout the Europe and USA for its high standard of training at the university.

One of the leading and prestigious medical universities in Ukraine is – Odessa National Medical University. Odessa is the city having many universities and higher education institutions. The Odessa National Medical University is one of the oldest government universities in the city of Odessa and every year almost 1500 international students from 87 foreign countries enrol themselves in this university.

About Odessa National Medical University


Odessa National Medical University is an independent, decade old, coeducational university located in historic Ukraine. Odessa National Medical University is a renowned university in the beautiful and largest city of South Ukraine; Odessa. Before the independence of Ukraine, the university, that time Odessa Medical Institute was formerly known as Novorossysk University.

On September 1, 1900, the Novorossysk University introduced its medical faculty and after 22 years the Novorossysk University became an independent and autonomous medical institution and was assigned a new name “Odessa Medical Institute”. After the independence of Ukraine, the institute received the status of a state university and after that national university. Odessa National Medical University is the first university in Ukraine to receive a national university status and has become the most eminent medical faculties globally.

The University prepares students for successful lives through its 50 major specialties and various graduate programs spanning the medicine, pharmacy, nursing, pediatrics and dental education. Odessa National Medical University welcomes undergraduate students and graduate students from different backgrounds and countries to its full-facilitated campus.

Medical Programs offered in Odessa National Medical University


Odessa National Medical University is the most admirable medical university in Ukraine, Russia, and Europe to graduate in various medical courses. The courses offered in the university are English, Russian and Ukrainian languages as per student’s choice of language. The university has trained more than 1300 doctors of science, 600 professors and more than 80,000 doctors since 1900, among these students more than 10,000 students are from foreign countries.

About the Undergraduate, Postgraduate courses offered in the university for medical students:


Undergraduate Programs

CoursesDegree OfferedDuration of Course
General MedicineMBBS, MD6 years
PediatricsMBBS, MD6 years
DentistryBDS5 years
PharmacyB. Pharma5 years
NursingDiploma2 years
Bachelor’s Degree4 years

Along with these professional courses, the university also offers foundation course for students. The students, who are just few steps far from the course enrollment due to absence of necessary requirements, can join this one year course and enable them to qualify the eligibility criteria.

Postgraduate Programs

CoursesDegree OfferedDuration of Course
Clinical ResidencyPost Graduate Degree2-3 years
Ph.DDoctorate3-5 years

Campus Life at the University


Odessa National Medical University is one of the largest medical university in Ukraine with more 800 lecturers, above 100 professors and doctors, 18 academicians, more than 400 assistant doctors and professors. The university is working with full dedication to providing excellence and service to domestic and international students. The university sends one of their representatives to receive the student at the airport when the students arrive at the airport for the first time. The students should inform the university about his or her flight details with date and time.

The institution is dedicated to inculcating values, mutual respect, teamwork and social concern in students through various activities and events. For practical learning, the university possesses several hospitals, specialized departments, and clinical departments. The university has both physical and online library with over 700 thousand titles. The University has well-furnished computer rooms and electronics library having 1140 seat capacity.

Odessa National Medical University has fully furnished hostels with all essential facilities such as good internet service, tasty food, laundry, individual heating system, spacious rooms, attached bathroom, gym, 24/7 guarded by trained security and separate hostel for girls and boys. The university offers accommodation facility in six hostels for almost 2500 students with sports grounds and gyms.

For student’s leisure, there are six sports halls for sports games, table tennis, aerobics and rhythmic gymnastics, shaping-up, gym and track-and-field arena. Other than this, there is sports group for students to join like athletics, basketball, handball, tennis, power-lifting, weight sports, swimming, fencing, indoor soccer, judo, sambo, chess. To encourage the creative side of students, the university has a creative work centre named “VITA” at the university.

International Recognition and Accreditation of the University


  • The courses offered at Odessa National Medical University are regulated and approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine
  • The Ministry of Health of Ukraine and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has legalized all the degrees and diplomas issued to graduate students by the university
  • The Odessa National Medical University is one of the members of International Scientific Committee of UNESCO since 2001
  • The World Health Organization recognizes the Odessa National Medical University.
  • The university received the highest 4th level of Accreditation in 1993
  • The Odessa National Medical University is recognized and listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED)
  • The university is recognized by various medical councils like
    • Medical Council of Canada (MCC)
    • The Medical Council of India (MCI)
    • Pakistan Medical and Dental Council
    • European Council of Medicine
    • General Medical Council of UK
    • Southern African Council
  • In 2007 Odessa National Medical University was placed 107th position in the world’s universities list.

The university has joint researches and partnership relation with many scientific institutions of former USSR and all over the world such as The Cambridge University, The Poland Medical Academy, The Virden University, and Clinics of Urgent Medicine in Germany, Austria, Belgium, and Israel. It has partnered with the Medical center of Cardiff (England), New York Medical Center, Medical Center in Sent-Etien (France), Ukrainian Medical Society in Canada and Austria. The graduates of Odessa National Medical University can pursue a Postgraduate Medical education (Residency Training) in the United States by obtaining ECFMG certification. This certificate is granted once the students pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination.

How to apply for Medical Course in this University?


The students who are interested to study in Odessa National Medical University have to submit their application by online on the university website or by email. The university welcomes all the aspiring candidates who have the dream to serve the world as a doctor. The university has mentioned the names of authorized representative and prospective students from India can contact these representatives in case of any confusion and problem.

Eligibility Criteria for Medical Courses in Odessa National Medical University


The eligibility criteria to join in the Medical course is one must be 17 years at the time of admission and must have 12 years of formal education with Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English with minimum 50% score in all the academic subjects.

Documents Required for Admission Application


  • Copy of International passport
  • Copy of School leaving certificate
  • Filled Application form
  • Copy of MBBS/MD Certificate (only for PG students)
  • Copy of Transcript of MBBS/MD (only for PG students)

Why choose MBBS Study in Ukraine?


  • Easy admission process and various opportunities for students
  • Education friendly environment that is adaptable for students
  • International reputed university offering employment opportunities globally
  • University offers the English language to break the language barrier
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