Odessa National Medical University was established in 1900 with moto of providing the best medical education. It is a government university which has completed more that 100 years of its establishment and is the only university of ukraine which is a member of “MEDINE” (Medical Education in Europe).
In 1996 Odessa started its medical education in English medium. In 2005, Ministry of education and science of Ukraine and National academy of Sciences of Ukraine awarded Odessa with a medal of developing a modern model for teaching the English medium students.
It is the only university in Ukraine which provides 91 Post-graduation courses in English medium.
The University has around 56 departments with various faculties and enrolls around 400 students including 1200 international students from Europe, Asia, Africa, America and many other countries.
The University has 800 teachers, 18 academicians, 105 professors and Doctors of Medical Science.
The university is spread around general area of 20,000 sq mt with 18 blocks and 6 hostels, a library with more than 1 million books, scientifc computer centre, students polyclinic, 3 museums, sports comple with various sports facilities and many more…
The University has 35 Hospitals with around 9648 patients’ bed for practise of its doctors and training for students.
Teaching staff is very friendly, supportive and helpful in all aspects. University invites visiting professors from USA, UK, Europe, Canada and India for special lectures and betterment of students.
Odessa is well recognized worldwide and listed in World Health Organization, International Association of Universities, European University Association, Medical Council of India, USA, UK, Europe and many more…
Odessa National Medical University is the most advanced University and superior in all aspects than any other university such as running various courses like MBBS, BDS, Preparatory Courses, MD, MS (91 Courses), Ph.D, advanced theory study pattern, 800 highly qualified professors, free International study books from library, dummy patients practice on replica of human body, practical’s with 4D technology, 35 Hospitals, regular postings in all hospital for last 3 years, good OPD, new and latest equipment’s imported from USA and Germany, International exposure with students of different countries studying there which increases scopes worldwide, No hidden cost at all and many more…
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. 0 c to 10 c). March, April and May to spring & then you have the best time around with summer (till August). Average temp. in summer + 20 c to 35 c.
Over 100 nationalities reside here, and non-Ukrainian inhabitants make up more than 45% of the regional population.
Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses are open for all students, who fulfill the eligibility criteria of the university and medical council of India, on first come first serve basis.
For undergraduate courses:
Courses: MBBS (5.8 years), BDS (5 years), Pharmacy (5 years).
Student must have completed his/her secondary education with minimum marks of 50 %( General Category) and 40% (Sub Caste Like SC, ST, OBC etc.) in Biology, Physics and Chemistry with practical marks from recognized board.
1- Date of Birth Certificate by local municipal authority.
2- 12th Marks Sheet.
3- 10 Passport size photo.
5- Medical Certificate including Height, Weight measurements, Blood group and HIV test.
For postgraduate courses:
Courses: Post graduation (2 years), PhD (1 Year)
Student must have completed hi/her graduation in any reputed medical university and one year internship from recognized college/ university.(first preference is given to students who completed MBBS from Odessa itself)
- Date of Birth Certificate by local municipal authority.
- Marks Sheet of MBBS.
- Internship Completion Certificate
- 10 Passport size photo.
- Medical Certificate including Height, Weight measurements, Blood group and HIV test.
Specialization for master courses:
|8||Dermatovenerology (Skin & Ven.Diseases)|
|14||Family Medicine-General Practice|
|22||Immunology of Forensic Medicine|
|27||Microbiology & Virusology|
|33||Obstetrics & Gynecology|
|39||Organization and Administration of Health|
|40||Orthopedic Stomatology (Prosthodontics)|
|42||Orthopedics & Traumatology|
|55||Pediatric Infectious diseases|
|60||Pediatric Orthopedics & Traumatology|
|61||Pediatric Pathological anatomy|
|65||Pediatric Stomatology (Dentistry)|
|69||Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation|
|82||Surgical Stomatology / Oral Surgery|
|83||Therapeutic Stomatology / Conservative Dentistry|
|84||Therapy / Medicine|
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.
As per the law of Ukrainian Government the student visa is issued by visa section of Embassy of Ukraine only during 15th August to 15th November. The official invitation for studies in Ukraine is provided by ONMedU on the basis of which Ukraine Embassy issue visa to travel Ukraine. The ARONMedU will provide the guidance and support for visa processing. Note: 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
Odessa has 6 multistoried hostels fully equipped with all facilities like:
24 hours hot and cold water, electrical gas, light and phone facility.
. Centrally heating and cooling systems are installed in all hostels.
. All basic furniture like Bed, Study table, Chair, Bed sheet, Pillow, Phone, Internet is provided (Bed sheets and pillow covers are changed weekly)
. 24 hours free cooking gas is available on every floor of hostel.
. No extra light bill is charged.
In Odessa the temperature remains moderate throughout the year, due to moderate temperature all vegetables and fruits are available 365 days in the malls near to hostels.
We have lot of options for food available there:
. Indian Mess available in hostel where Indian food is cooked by Indian cook.
. There are big kitchens on every floor of hostel for students for self cooking. No extra charge for using gas
. Some other options are like tiffin service, college canteen, Many Indian restraurants serves food too.
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
Fees and Representatives Information 2018 – 2019
The payment for the contract education for the foreign citizens, who are admitting Odessa National Medical University in 2015 (according to specialties), in USD
ONMedU representatives abroad
Head office in India:
Royal Education World
1, Kirtisagar Complex, Near Aroma High School, Usmanpura, Pin: 380013, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA.
Other Branches: New Delhi, Jaipur (Rajasthan), Mohali (Punjab), Hyderabad, Palanpur(Gujarat)
Tel.: +91-9428196500 / +91-7874705400 / +91-9327610315
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.What services are provided by ARONMedU for foreign students?
Ans.ARONMedU gives international students all the information about ONMedU and offers consulting support right from the time of your first contact till the end of the educational period.
Registration of the candidate and processing his application for the chosen specialty.
Providing provisional admission letter and bank letter (required for educational bank loans).
Procuring Invitation letter from Ministry of Education of Ukraine and the visa support letter from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
*Assistance in legalization of student’s documents by the Ministries of Education & Foreign Affairs of India.
* Translation of documents in Russian by Authorized Translator of Ukrainian Embassy.
* Assistance in Visa Processing and Visa Interview.
*Legalization of documents by Embassy of Ukraine.
*Assistance in issuance of the health insurance.
*Conducting Pre-departure Seminar for students and parents.
*Meeting the students on their arrival at the International airport & accompanying them to the University.
*Assistance in their hostel accommodation.
*Assistance with the registration and documentation at the University.
*Assistance in opening the bank account and in sending facsimile and electronic messages.
6.Are parents upgraded about the progress of their ward during their studies in ONMedU?
Ans.ARONMedU now also offers membership of Parents’ Association with the help of IUSTERS through which a parent gets semester-wise report of their ward, information regarding any relevant misconduct, absence from classes, etc. & guidance to any personal specific/general problem being faced by your ward. It provides consultation & help in all regards if some problem arises with the university, teachers and fellow students during the complete period of education. This service is provided to only those parents who are the member of Parents’ Association. For membership kindly visit the website www.osmu.info or else you can take the membership at the time of pre-departure seminar.
7.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.
8. 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.
9.Will I have to incur some additional expenses upon arrival in Ukraine?
Ans.Apart from tuition fee, hostel fee, registration, health insurance and notarification (as mentioned in course fee) the student has to pay around USD 20-30 as miscellaneous charges to be paid to our Student Representative who will be receiving, accompanying and assisting you along with the University’s officials.
10.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.
11.What is the currency used in Ukraine?
Ans.The currency used in Ukraine is Hryvnia and the coins are known as Kopiyka. USD 1 = 5.02 Hryvnia approximately (Please check current FOREX rates for latest update).
12.Can we pay the tuition fee in installments?
Ans.Yes, you can pay the fee in six months installments.
13.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.
14.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.
15.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.
16.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.
17.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.
18.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.
In 1946, the first foreign student – citizen of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Kim Jang Soo has been admitted to the Odessa Medical Institute (former name of ONMedU).
In general, in the history of education of foreign people in Odessa State Medical University has three stages.
The first – from 1946 to 1961. – Training of doctors for the people’s democracy.
The second – from 1961 to 1991. – Training of medical personnel mainly in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and the third – from 1991 till now. This period of training is a contractual basis for all interested foreigners, including citizens of the CIS.
At the first stage of training was carried out on the basis of intergovernmental agreements, on the second – on the basis of intergovernmental, inter-party coordination and communication between NGOs and trade unions, the third stage is associated with the collapse of the Soviet Union and The CIS’s inability to perform the former arrangement.
At the initial stage, not many students from European countries hardly changed the organizational structure of the educational process. Foreign students entered into existing groups and studied together with Soviet students.
The emergence of students from Asia, Africa and Latin America resulted in significant changes in the education of foreign students, so in 1964 it was created dean, dedicated to working with foreign students, and later, the Department of Russian Language (1969).
In 1979, the position of vise-rector for international relations was introduced.
In 1990, the faculty is preparing graduates – foreign nationals in the internship, master’s, postgraduate, doctoral studies. This year started training courses for foreign citizens.
In 1992, the preparatory department for foreign citizens, where students are trained in Russian and Ukrainian, improve basic training in physics, chemistry and biology.
After passing the final exams students receive a state certificate and can be credited to the first course chosen by the specialty Odessa National Medical University or another institution of higher education in Ukraine.
Since 1996 the university has opened a training course for doctors English and later French study.
Foreign students acquire knowledge and skills of the newest medical technologies: endoscopic, laparoscopic, maxillofacial, plastic surgery, transplantation, tissue therapy, implant dentistry and others.
The current stage is to expand direct contacts with foreign countries based on mutual agreements, which aims to further integrate into European and global health structures to learn best practices in medical education and scientific research development.
Since 1946 the faculty has trained over 7,000 foreign citizens from 58 countries worldwide. Many graduates have become leading specialists, heads of medical institutions, regional services, educational institutions.
At present in the university more than 1000 foreign students have the opportunity to use high-quality and modern information services, new student library, study books, written by university professors and published on ONMedU. Continuing the educational work with foreign students in ONMedU, a fully developed approach to education and international education is a fully developed personality, which aims to create a friendly atmosphere, good conditions for learning and a comprehensive and mutually enriching review of our countries, their history and Culture Medical degree were more than 7 thousand people.
The Diploma of the Office for Youth Policy, the Office of European Integration of the Odessa City Council, the diploma of the Department of Nationalities and Religions of the Odessa Regional State Administration, as well as diplomatic corps representatives in different countries.
The University’s Library is one of the oldest in the country and has a book fund of a million copies. It is an informative center that can provide students with the necessary information in an accessible form.
A new students’ library is a modern building that has been working since 2008. It provides students not only with traditional paper textbooks, but it became one of the first in Ukraine electronic library for medical students.
A comfortable, spacious reading room and computer room can give up to 130 students at a time. Thus, all 130 places of the reading room are informatively active in the wireless network. The students can come with their own laptops and get any necessary information. It is possible to get it also on any electronic media.
What information are we talking about? For the first time about electronic textbooks. The reading room has more than 70 electronic textbooks, the authors of which are leading scientists of our University. In addition, there has been created a full-text database of these textbooks on fundamental disciplines, the number of which in a paper format is limited in the library. Today, every student can get on his computer “Human Anatomy Atlas” in 4 volumes by Sinelnikov, “Human Anatomy” by MG Pryvis, “Pharmacology” by DA Kharkevitch, “Histology” by Yu. I. Afanasyev, “Pathological Anatomy” by OI Stroukov and VV Serov and a lot of other textbooks of the total amount of about 1 thousand titles.
There was created an electronic educational literature catalog with the help of a special automated system “Irbis” connected with the library’s general electronic library, which allows a student without leaving the room of the educational library to find and order any book, which Is available in the general library fund.
It will help in case of preparation for the abstract, and also those students who study in the scientific groups and learn profoundly one or another theme or discipline. The Internet will help in this case as well; It works in the library regularly.
Our electronic library is proud of the databases of University departmental materials to help students in their self-training. There are already 57 databases. They are available for all the specialties and are created in English, Russian and Ukrainian languages. These databases have texts of lectures, methodical elaborations and recommendations after some sections and themes of educational disciplines, tests to modules and preparation for state testing and other materials to help students.
All the information can be obtained online from home computers.
Each student has his electronic subscription with a personal code, which corresponds to the number of a student ticket, and the process of receiving and leaving books takes several minutes.
The electronic library also has full-text databases of rarity editions, which are kept in the library’s library. And there are quite a few of them – 2.5 thousand unique books. Among them D. Mendeleyev, MI Pirogov, L. Paster, I. Sechenov, Ch. Darwin, S. Botkin and many others.
The library blog helps students to get answers to all the questions.
The University is not only a educational but also a scientific establishment. And the library should worry about that both scientists and students, who prepare for scientific future, and graduate students, and magistrants had all the necessary scientific information in full volume. The library of the University subscribes annually to 400 scientific medical journals. It is a great amount of information, which is hard to work with, especially if it concerns the search for a concrete subject.
Today the electronic library can offer an electronic catalog of all articles of medical journals of Ukraine and Russia since 2006. Moreover, articles published in all magazines which subscribed to the University since 2007 are available in full-text electronic format.
It is quite simple to use the electronic library. One should have elementary skills in computer work for it.