Kharkiv, Ukraine


Kharkiv is the second-largest city in Ukraine. Located in the north-east of the country, it is the largest city of the Slobozhanshchyna historical region. The city has a population of about 1.5 million people. Kharkiv is the administrative centre of Kharkiv region and of the surrounding Kharkiv district.

The city was founded in 1654 and after a humble beginning as a small fortress grew to be a major centre of Ukrainian industry, trade and culture within the Russian Empire.


Kharkiv National Medical University (KNMU) Ukraine is one of the oldest higher educational establishments of Ukraine. It was founded in 1805 as the Medical Faculty of the Kharkiv UniversityKharkov Medical Institute and Kharkov State Medical University are old names of Kharkiv National Medical University/KNMU.

Kharkiv National Medical University is the best medical university in Ukraine for foreign students who want to Study Medicine in Ukraine.

The Degree (MBBS, BDS, MD, MDS, MS, NURSING) of the Kharkov National Medical University (KNMU) is prestigious and it is recognized in many countries of the world. Among former graduates of the University there are ministers and members of parliaments in various countries, outstanding scientists and famous specialists who founded their own clinics abroad. Within the period of their studies the students undergo academic training in main medical specialties. They take part in examinations of patients, giving urgent aid, work at X-ray rooms, clinical and biochemical laboratories. Particular attention is paid to clinical rounds of patients, their management, filling in and arrangement of case histories with their subsequent analysis. Clinical and theoretical training of the students is performed at 56 departments of the University and the best clinics of Kharkiv with use of modern medical diagnostic and therapeutically equipment, computer software of the academic process, a wide use of audio and video aids.

Historically, Kharkiv National Medical University (KNMU) was the first higher medical educational institution in Ukraine.

It was founded as the Medical Faculty of Kharkiv.

In 1920, the Medical Faculty was united with the Women’s Medical Institute, and Kharkiv Medical Academy was organized.

In 1921, the Academy was renamed as Kharkiv Medical Institute.

In 1994, the Institute served as a base for establishing Kharkov state Medical University.

In 2007 Kharkiv state Medical University was renamed as Kharkiv National Medical University.

Since 1951 the University has been training specialists for foreign countries of the Eastern Europe, China, Mongolia, and since 1961 students from the countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America have been studying here. Now, 3700 foreign citizens study at KNMU at the Medical and Dentistry Faculties, at the clinical postgraduate course. More than 7,500 specialists from 86 states of Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Middle East have graduated from KNMU since 1951. Among them 12 Doctors and 90 Candidates of Medical Sciences, about 200 postgraduates. The languages of instruction for foreign students are Russian and English. KNMU has become an important centre for international students who need expert teaching in learning. The University is currently training about 8,000 students, among them 3700 foreign citizens. Among the University academicians there are than 700 teachers, including 102 Doctors of Sciences and Professors, 387 Candidates of Medical Science, 32 members of academies, 17 Honored Scientists. Number of teaching/academic staff involved in teaching foreign students: total – 186, among them: doctors of sciences, professors (%) – 12.4; candidates of sciences, assistant professors (%) – 65.6.


Training in English, Russian and in Ukrainian language

The training of foreign students and their specializations is carried out in the following specialties:

  • General Medicine. MD. Period of study is 6 years.
  • Pediatrics. MD. Period of study is 6 years.
  • Dentistry. MD. Period of study is 5 years.
  • Pharmacy. Master of Pharmacy. Period of study is 5 years.
  • Technology of Perfume-Cosmetic Preparations.
  • Master of Pharmacy. Period of study is 5 years.
  • Junior students are trained at the theoretical departments in the academic buildings situated on the territory of the campus. Senior students are trained at the clinical departments in clinics situated near the University.



  • Education is provided with World-class infrastructure for unbeatable educational techniques.
  • E-classes are carried out with projector theatres & halls for   various lectures.
  • Students are provided with equal opportunities to take part in international conferences.
  • International level cleanliness & hygiene protocol is followed for maintaining etiquettes & standards
  • Students are provided with equal opportunities to take part in international conferences.
  • The department was based on the organization of on-site and off-site studies, sanitation, hygiene and pediatric faculties.
  • The practical & clinical education center for providing the best practical knowledge and clinical skill and protocols is fully equipped with all automatic mannequins for various types of pathological investigations including ECGs, EEGs, MRI, CTs, Endo & laparoscopic & lots more..
  • All students are provided with equal chances for practicing on all equipments.
  • The attendance and entry of students is based on the new biometric Technique and are provided with indentity cards with magnetic biometric chips on that cards.
  • Students are also trained for post-mortem techniques by expert forensic pathologist for pathological evaluations of dead body.