Education system

The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine provides and guarantees the quality of education of international students studying in Ukraine. International students obtain state-registered degree at Higher Educational Establishments which are officially licensed by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. In such manner various universities, academies and institutes are not only accredited, but also licensed to organize higher education for international students.

International students wishing to study in English medium may get admissions at once to the first course through coordinating companies, which also must be licensed by the Ministry of Education and Science. Those applicants who decide to study in Russian medium must start with the language course (foundation year). The language course primarily contains Russian language classes and disciplines related to the future specialty.

Kharkov National Medical University is recognized by the World Health Organization (W.H.O), U.S. Education Department, General Council of Medicine and Medical Council of India.  After obtaining Degree of Kharkov National Medical University, the students are eligible for applying in United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and The Professional Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) of the United Kingdom (UK).

Admission requirements:

Students who seek admission in the first year medicine should have passed higher secondary school certificate or 12 years of education with passed Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

Admission applications are accepted from 1st of March till 1st of November. Classes start from 1st of September but students may start joining classes till 31th of October. Students who arrive after 31th of October may only join Preparatory course (premedical course).

Students have to send the following documents to receive an invitation letter:

1. Filled Application form

2. Copy of International passport

3. Copy of Higher Secondary school certificate

4. Transcripts of previously attended university (only for transfer students)

5. MBBS/MD degree with complete subjects details (only for PG students)


Students should primarily send the above written documents by e-mail. After receiving documents and invitation charges the invitation letter and admission letter with visa support letter should be sent to the applicant through courier post. Otherwise student may contact coordinating company licensed for international admission process. Student may also check the link where information about the student visa process is provided in every detail.

After getting visa, students should bring the original documents for the further admission to Kharkiv National Medical University as follows:

  • Valid passport with Ukrainian student visa;
  • Original of secondary education certificate with Ukrainian notarized translation attached;
  • Original of birth certificate with Ukrainian notarized translation attached;
  • Medical certificates of general fitness and of HIV negative status with Ukrainian notarized translation attached;
  • Passport size photos 4×6 cm (15 pieces).


Transfer Students.

Transfer students from the other universities are also welcomed at Kharkiv National Medical University. Students who apply to Kharkiv National Medical University with transfer credits must additionally submit educational credentials legalized by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs official academic transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities. With regards to semester system, transfer admission is based on student overall academic record and subjects details per hours. Meanwhile some programs are very competitive with the higher requirements for consideration.

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