“The most important principle of our work is a wish that science and medicine were humane, highly intelligent, that the physician not only helped the person to overcome a disease, but also displayed kindness, high morals and worked for the positive development of mankind."
I welcome those aspiring candidates, who have dream to serve the society as a doctor. Our location, facilities, teachers and programs were all chosen to provide the students with the greatest possible opportunity to achieve their goals. Our spacious and modern facilities provide our students with a pleasant study atmosphere.
We are proud of our history, the university, its employees, its present and future graduates! We can and will bring expertise in Ukraine and abroad! We are waiting for you!
Valeriy Nikolaevich Zaporozhan
Rector, Academician of AMS of Ukraine,
State prize-winner of Ukraine
The quality of education is judged by the teaching staff and then by the technical facilities available for training, Odessa National Medical University fulfills both criteria. Our university not only in Ukraine but is also known abroad for its tradition of training and for its highly qualified staff."
Odessa National Medical University is the best place for those who are willing to become a doctor with excellence and complete knowledge of their profession.”
Бажора Юрій Іванович
проректор, з науково-педагогічної роботи, з.д.н.т., д.м.н., професор
Since 1996, Odessa National Medical University is in continuous co-operation with European and International Association of universities, as an active member. In 2001, it was admitted as a member of International Scientific Committee of UNESCO.
Odessa National Medical University extensively uses latest scientific techniques and practices of best universities of the world in teaching process. This great contribution is due to close links with leading universities and academic centres: Washington University (USA), Polish Academy of Medicine (Poland), Milan University (Italy), Institute of Experimental Immunology (Switzerland), the International Fund of Hippocrates (Greece), A. Schweitzer International Medical Academy (Poland), Russian Heart Scientific-productive Complex (Russia), etc.
ONMedU's participation in the joint programs and projects with Russia, Belgium, Netherlands, USA, Germany, Austria, South African Republic, etc. makes possible improvement and introduction into training and therapeutic processes of new educational and medical technologies, obtaining of grants, annual training of teachers in the best scientific and educational centers, direct deliveries of high technology medical equipments, joint release of scientific and scholarly literature, etc. Among the grants, carried out by the scientists of ONMedU together with the foreign associates : Practical-scientific grant (AIHA, USA), Training grant (UNICEF, the children's fund of UN), Training grant (JHPIEGO, USA) and many others.
ONMedU is continuously participating in the programs of "Vidrodzhennya" fund, in the activities of International Club "Rotary", in the programs of American Agency of International Development (USAID) and in collaboration with the International Association of Psychosomatic Medicine (ASCONA).Ukrainian- Netherlands Practical-scientific grant "Improvement of the system of teaching family medicine in higher medical educational institutions" (MATRA).
Our chief scientists are the honorable doctors of 42 international organizations and universities, who are “doctor honoris causa” of our university. They all deliver lectures to the students and teachers yearly. Among them are: Nobel Prize Winners - Prof. Rolph Zinkernagel (Switzerland) & Prof. Yevgeniy Chazov (Russia); Prof. Juliano Di Bernardo (Italy), Spiros Marketos (Greece) and Georgiy Kryzhanovskiy (Russia); President of Polish Academy of Medicine Prof. Casimir Imiyelinski; Rectors of several universities - Prof. Stefan Doel Trachtenberg (George Washington University, USA) & Ton That Bach (Hanoi National Medical University, Vietnam), and others.
Admission to undergraduate and post graduate courses are open for all foreign students, who fulfil the eligibility criteria of ONMedU and of the respective country, on first come first serve basis from 1st July to 1st October of every year.
For undergraduate course: Candidate must have completed his/her secondary education with minimum 50% marks in Biology, Physics & Chemistry from a recognized college.
For post graduate course: Graduation in medical and one year internship from recognized college/university/institution by Medical Council of concerned country
How to apply
Prospectus along with application form can be obtained from the Representatives of ONMedU in the concerned state/country to which the candidate belongs.
The duly filled up forms along with the attested photocopies of required documents (list mentioned below) shall be submitted through the concerned authorized-representative (AR ONMedU) of the state/country. If the candidate belongs to the state/country where there is no authorized-representative of ONMedU he may apply directly.
Admission will be confirmed only after counseling/screening of the documents/application form of candidate and the approval by the admission department, ONMedU.
List of documents
1. Date of Birth Certificate by local municipal authority.
2. Attested photocopy of Certificate and Mark sheet of class 10+2 or equivalent.
3. Six passport size photographs.
4. Photocopy of Passport (if ready).
5. Medical Certificate with HIV test report.
1. Date of Birth Certificate by local municipal authority.
2. Attested photocopy of Certificate and Mark sheet of MBBS or equivalent exam.
3. Internship completion certificate.
4. Six passport size photographs.
5. Photocopy of Passport (if ready).
6. Medical Certificate with HIV test report.
7. Registration Certificate of Medical Council.
As per the law of Ukrainian Government the student visa is issued by visa section of Embassy of Ukraine only during 15th August to 31 October. The official invitation for studies in Ukraine is provided by ONMedU on the basis of which Ukraine Embassy issue visa to travel Ukraine. The issuance/refusal of Ukrainian visa to the candidate is the sole right of Visa section of Embassy of Ukraine (Ministry of External Affairs of Ukraine). In case of refusal of visa, the University or its representatives are not responsible in any way.
Accommodation & Living
ONMedU has six hostels. Hostels are provided with:
1. Free 24 hrs. gas, electricity, hot & cold water and phone.
2. Rooms are centrally heated.
3. Furniture and bedding in rooms is provided by the hostel.
4. Reading rooms and gym are also available in every hostel.
5. Hostels are provided with full security.
6. Student Cafeteria.
7. Hostels are surrounded by green belt with outdoor sport activities like basketball, volleyball, football, etc.
The university has good conditions not only for study but also for sports and recreation. There is a sport-health complex on the Black Sea shore, where over 500 students at a time can rest in summer.
The university’s Sports Complex is situated on the territory of the campus. It has six sports halls; for various games, including wrestling, table tennis, athletics, aerobics, badminton, rhythmic gymnastics, training room (gym). At the university the students can participate in more than 16 kinds of sports. The most popular are athletics, basketball, handball, tennis, weight lifting, swimming, football, fencing, mini-football, judo, unarmed combat, chess, badminton and other.
The students who are interested in the creation art can attend the students’ centre “VITA”. The most popular are ballet dancing, modern and folk-dancing, Students Theater of popular miniatures, poetic studio and students press-club.
Annual medical examination of every student is mandatory, which is carried out every year in the beginning of academic session at the Students’ Polyclinic. The medical examination is done by the specialist doctors and if needed all type of diagnostic investigations are carried out. In the system of treatment, rehabilitation and medical check-up, an important role is played by the rehabilitation sector, which provides the following procedures: paraffin / ozokerite / mud-treatment, all kinds of electrical / light radiation treatment, laser therapy, magnetic therapy, electrically stimulated sleep, vacuum therapy, barotherapy, whirl bath, under-water vertical stretching of the spinal column, contrast massage, reflexotherapy, etc.
Museums of the university
ONMedU has three museums:
Historical Museum comprises the exhibits, which tell about the development of the University. At present there are 4.5 thousand exhibits which help students to study at the courses of the history of ONMedU.Anatomic Museum helps students to study basic human anatomy. It includes 3 thousand exhibits telling about the structure of Human body; these objects are prepared by the students and teaching staff of the University. The Museum of the Pathological Anatomy is one of the best professional museums in Ukraine. The museum has 2.5 thousand unique special materials showing the changes in the human organism that occur in different diseases.
The library of ONMedU is one of the oldest and biggest libraries in Ukraine. The proud of the library is the fund of the medical-scientific periodical editions, which is one of the biggest in Ukraine. The funds of the library are exhibited at the exhibitions, symposia and scientific conferences of medical workers.
The library of ONMedU is a modern information centre that promotes educational, scientific and teaching process. Total fund of the library contains 1 million books. The library has its branches in each hostel. There is an Internet Hall in the building of library where students can receive latest international information. After enrolment every student receives “library card”, on the basis of which students can receive books for studies for the period of respective academic year. At the beginning of new academic year the students receives new books for that year.
Publishing and Printing Activity
A powerful printing base, qualified staff, the use of the latest information technologies let the university publish different scientific, educational and methodological literature. 3 medical journals are published:
1. Odessa Medical Journal - 6 times a year;
2. Medical achievements and biology - 2 times a year;
3. Integrative anthropology - 2 times a year.
The unique textbooks and practical aids on all studied disciplines are published at the University. “The library of medical student” is published in Russian, Ukrainian, English and French with a total circulation of 15,000 copies per year. The students of majority of medical establishments of Ukraine study these books
1. Whether degree of graduates of ONMedU is recognized in India and abroad?
2. Whether girls are safe in ONMedU or in Odessa?
3. Why ONMedU is better than other institutions of Ukraine and Eastern Europe?
4. Whether complete education is in English medium?
5. Whether Asian /vegetarian food is available in Odessa?
6. What type of hostels are there in ONMedU?
7. Will I have to incur some additional expenses upon arrival in Ukraine?
8. What will be my average monthly expenses?
9. What is the currency used in Ukraine ?
10. Can we pay the tuition fee in installments?
11. Can we travel to any other countries while studying in Ukraine? Which countries, when and for how long?
12. How can my parents send me money for my expenses?
13. What is Bologna Process?
14. What is KROK I and KROK II?
15. Whether students from other universities can get transfer in ONMedU?
16. Why so many students from other universities want to get transfer to ONMedU after II / III year?
1.Whether degree of graduates of ONMedU is recognized in India and abroad?
Ans.Yes, it is not only recognized in India but almost all over the world. As per the latest Gazette
of Government of India all the graduates of foreign medical institutions are required to clear screening test to be conducted twice a year (last Saturday/Sunday of September and last Saturday/Sunday of March) by National Board of Examination to get registered by the Medical Council of India. If a graduate does not returns back to India and wishes to work in other foreign country like USA, England or Europe then he is not supposed to give this screening test, but he has to follow the rules of that particular country.
2.Whether girls are safe in ONMedU or in Odessa?
Ans.Yes. There are more than 250 foreigner girls including Indians; studying presently in ONMedU and living safely in university hostel. The ratio of girls to boys is approximately 1:3 as per admissions in last 5 years. In fact girls are safer in Odessa than in other cities.
3.Why ONMedU is better than other institutions of Ukraine and Eastern Europe?
Ans.In every country there are categories and gradations of universities. Similarly in Ukraine there are four grades of universities. Odessa National Medical University is of highest grade that is IV grade. ONMedU is more than 100 years old having own history of medical training and is highly upgraded, well equipped with all latest technologies available in the world today and is known everywhere in the world for its quality of education and training techniques.
4.Whether complete education is in English medium?
Ans.ONMedU is first university of Ukraine which started medical education in English medium. You should be aware of the fact that hardly any medical university in Ukraine or Russia is giving complete education in English, except ONMedU. Most of the universities which declares that they are conducting the medical courses in English medium are giving education in English only up to III or IV year. Further they teach in Russian medium.
5.Whether Asian /vegetarian food is available in Odessa?
Ans.Odessa is comparatively warm place in Ukraine. Odessa region is very rich in agriculture. Almost all major fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses, milk products are available throughout the year in Odessa. Therefore, for vegetarians it is very suitable place in comparison to other cities. Beside this there are several restaurants and mess of Asian (Indian, Chinese) food in Odessa.
6. What type of hostels are there in ONMedU?
Ans.ONMedU has its six hostels. Mostly foreign students are living in Hostel No. 1/1 and 1/2. Hostels are multistoried with central heating system, continuous hot & cold water supply, canteen, recreation room, students' club, library etc. There are three type of rooms - single/double and triple bedded with toilet/bathroom and kitchen (continuous gas supply) . All rooms are fully furnished.
8.What will be my average monthly expenses?
Ans.Usually the expenses for first month of staying in Ukraine are more than those of the subsequent months. You'll need about 500 USD for the first 3 months of stay due to the reason that you would need to purchase necessary items. Subsequently, the average monthly expenses for food are about USD 100-150.
9.What is the currency used in Ukraine?
Ans.The currency used in Ukraine is Hryvnia and the coins are known as Kopiyka. USD 1 = 26 hryvnia approximately (Please check current FOREX rates for latest update).
10.Can we pay the tuition fee in installments?
Ans.Yes, you can pay the fee in six months installments.
11.Can we travel to any other countries while studying in Ukraine? Which countries, when and for how long?
Ans.Yes, you can travel to other countries like UK, Germany, Sweden, Italy, France, Poland, etc. during summer and winter vacations.
12.How can my parents send me money for my expenses?
Ans.Parents can either send the money to the student's bank account in Ukraine through wire transfer or else the student before going to Ukraine can open an account in India with the bank which offers Visa ATM International Card. Through ATM Card, the student can easily withdraw required amount, which has been deposited by his parents in his account in India. The student is recommended to open a bank account as soon as the process of registration is completed, which normally takes around 10-15 days.
13.What is Bologna Process?
Ans.The purpose of Bologna process (or Bologna accords) is to create the European higher education area by making academic degree standards and quality assurance standards more comparable and compatible throughout Europe. Thus enhancing and facilitating student and teacher mobility; removing obstacles for mobility and improving recognition of degrees and academic qualifications. It is named after the place it was proposed, the University of Bologna with the signing, in 1999, of the Bologna declaration by Ministers of Education from 29 European countries in the Italian city of Bologna and ONMedU is also a part of this process.
14.What is KROK I and KROK II?
Ans.KROK (which means Integrated License exam under European Credit Transfer System) examination which has been started from 2003-04 as per the Bologne process currently going all over Europe (including ONMedU) according to which doctors are prepared through European system of education to make doctors a high quality specialist. This exam is conducted twice during the course duration; KROK I during the III course and KROK II during the VI course.
15.Whether students from other universities can get transfer in ONMedU?
Ans.As ONMedU is a part of Bologna process, the transfers from some universities of Russia, China, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, etc. are not possible because these universities are neither following the European Union Curriculum nor are conducting KROK I and KROK II.
16.Why so many students from other universities want to get transfer to ONMedU after II / III year?
Ans.Many universities of Ukraine, Russia & other CIS countries which assure students complete education in English medium at the time of admission as a matter of fact are not able to provide the same after II or III year of course. ONMedU, which was first to start English medium course with its 11 years of experience providing complete education (up to the completion of course) in English medium is preferred by most of the students.
Odessa has always shown more color, spunk, and irreverence than other cities in the former Soviet Union. There's an excitement, an anything-is-possible feeling in the streets. The city has a reputation for its irreverent humor that is flaunted on each April 1st with Odessa's most famous holiday, "Humor Day".
Odessa is referred to as the "Pearl of the Black Sea" and is the 3rd largest city in Ukraine, the largest city along the Black Sea, and the most important city of Ukraine for trade. It is also known as Student Paradise with 45 higher educational institutions which impart world class education. Odessa's mild climate, warm waters and sunlit beaches attract hundreds of thousands of people all the year around. Its shady lanes, beautiful lightly pastel buildings and cozy squares impart to the city a certain air of intimacy.
With its balmy climate, seaside vistas and sandy beaches, and year round lively street life, Odessa has an ambience of more Mediterranean than Slavic. It is not only a bustling industrial hub but also an alluring holiday destination with dozens of large sanatoriums, miles of sandy beaches, and arguably the most beautiful women in the world. Odessa is simply enchanting with its marvelous architecture. It's history as a thriving enterprise has left the city with some splendid architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries and a multifaceted, irrepressible spirit.
The cultural life of Odessa is rich & varied. There are 6 theaters, a Philharmonic society, a circus, a sports palace, a concert hall, clubs & palaces of culture, 20 cinemas and a big open air theater. Odessa is famous for its night discotheques. Best known of all theaters is the Odessa Opera & Ballet.
Climate in Odessa is comparatively warm. October brings in winter which persists till the beginning of March. December & January are the extremely cold months (average temp. 0oC. -10oC.). March, April and May to spring & then you have the best time around with summer (till August). Average temp. in summer + 15oC to + 25oC.
Over 100 nationalities reside here, and non-Ukrainian inhabitants make up more than 45% of the regional population.