One of the best international destinations for Indian students to study MBBS is Ukraine. 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.
Ukraine is another destination which is becoming quite popular among MBBS aspirants across the world. The medical colleges of Ukraine offer the best value in terms of curriculum, infrastructure and costs to students. The requirements for MBBS admission in Ukraine are very simple, you just need to qualify the NEET test. Government medical universities in Ukraine are offering MBBS at a very reasonable price compared to countries like China, Russia, etc.

Advantage of MBBS in Ukraine 

  1. Low cost medical colleges located in Ukraine
  2. Affordable cost of living and accommodation
  3. Medium of instruction – English
  4. MCI listed universities
  5. High quality of education
  6. WHO recognized universities
  7. NEXT/FMGE coaching also provided by universities
  8. A better alternative for Indian students
  9. IELTS or TOEFL not required to get admission in MBBS in Ukraine
Eligibility Criteria 
The criteria considered for MBBS in Ukraine is given below:
  1. Minimum 50% aggregate in PCB( Physics- Chemistry-Biology)
  2. Valid passport
  3. NEET qualification is mandatory
Documents Required for MBBS in Ukraine
  1. Original Passport
  2. 12th Marksheet
  3. NEET Certificate
  4. Birth Certificate /Affidavit
  5. Bank statement of father or mother ( Please Note: Passbook copy is not acceptable)
  6. 6 months original bank statement with stamp on it.
  • Minimum closing balance not less than Rs 4.5 Lacs.
  • In case an account is opened less than 6 months then a letter from the bank manager stating when the account was opened.
  • 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 by MBBS in Ukraine
  • 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
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.


  • Weaving and Embroidery =Ukrainian wedding tradition is very famous all around the world. Artisian textile play very important role in Ukrainian.Ukrainian emboidery,weaving and lace making are used in their traditional dresses for their traditional celebrations. Use of colour is very important and has roots in Ukrainian. Embroidery motifs found in different parts of Ukraine are preserved in the Rushnyk Museum .      
  • Literature=As we know literature of a country is very important part of their culture. The history of Ukrainian literature dates back to the 11th century.Ukrainian literature again began to develop in the 14th century, and was advanced significantly in the 16th century with the introduction of print and with the beginning of the Cossack era, under both Russian and Polish dominance.
  • Architecture=Ukrainian architecture includes the motifs and styles that are found in structures built in modern Ukraine, and by ukrainian worldwide. These include initial roots which were established in the Eastern Slavic state of Kieven Rus. Since the Christanisation of  kieven Rus for several ages Ukrainian architecture was influenced by the Byzantine architecture
  • Music =Music is a major part of Ukrainian culture, with a long history and many influences. From traditional folk music to classical and modern music, Ukraine has produced several internationally recognised musicians.
  • Cinema=Ukraine has had an influence on the history of the cinema.Despite a history of important and successful productions, the industry has often been characterised by a debate about its identity and the level of European and Russian influence. Ukrainian producers are active in international co-productions and Ukrainian actors, directors and crew feature regularly in Russian (Soviet in past) films.
  • Media=Published mainly in Ukrainian with selected articles published in or translated to Russian and English, the newspaper has particular emphasis on the politics of Ukraine. Freedom of the press in Ukraine is considered to be among the freest of the post-Soviet states other than the Baltic states.
  • Sports=Ukraine greatly benefited from the Soviet emphasis on physical education. Such policies left Ukraine with hundreds of stadia, swimming pools, gymnasia and many other athletic facilities. The most popular sport is football.
  • Cuisine=The traditional Ukrainian diet includes chicken, pork, beef, fish and mushrooms. Ukrainians also tend to eat a lot of potatoes, grains, fresh, boiled or pickled vegetables.


Transport in Ukraine includes ground transportation (road and rail), water (sea and river), air transportation, and pipelines. The transportation sector accounts for roughly 11% of the country’s gross domestic product and 7% of total employment. Buses small and large whisk passengers along all major city streets in all possible directions. Street trams and trolleybuses — the cheapest forms of transportation — plug slowly along their routes.Ukrainian National Bus Lines serve almost every city and town in Ukraine. The older fleet of buses would suffice for short trips, although sometimes are overcrowded and dirty. So, for the price, train travel is a more comfortable option. “Deluxe” Bus travel is, however, available also by private companies and is not a bad choice.

Family of four estimated monthly costs: 51,573₴. Single person estimated monthly costs: 24,429₴

 In total, there are more than 15,000 Indian students in Ukraine in 2020.

The student shall complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission.


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