Ukrainian universities invite international students twice a year. However, for programs such as Master’s in medicine, preparatory, foundation, language training or PhD, admissions are open throughout a given year.
September 1 - November 15
February 1 - April 15
The admission process to study an undergraduate course in Ukraine has been divided broadly into the following three categories:
Step 1: Choose a program of study that you wish to pursue in Ukraine. Check out the top Ukrainian universities here and browse through the courses they have on offer.
Step 2: Research and shortlist the universities that you would like to apply to. Make sure you research the universities well and consider looking at factors such as accreditation, course curriculum, fees, diversity, ROI, ranking and reputation, among others.
Step 3: Make note of the university’s intakes, application deadlines and the overall application process. You may apply either on StudyAbroad CollegeDekho or Ukraine’s government website (Ukrainian State Center for International Education).
Step 4: Check the eligibility criteria of the course that you want to apply for. Although the same may vary from one university to another, the general eligibility criteria for undergraduate courses in Ukraine are as follows:
Must have passed 10+2 from a recognised board of education in India with the minimum CGPA.
Must have a valid passport.
Must have scored the minimum marks specified for the accepted English language proficiency tests.
Step 5: Take the required standardised tests such as TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic, as specified by the university.
Step 6: Register with us OR visit the official website of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education. Also, submit the required documents.
Step 7: Pay the required fees. Usually, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine charges $200 USD for the admission process to study in Ukraine which includes: the invitation fee, information support fee, airport pick-up and accompaniment to your chosen university. The payment is required in two installments: the first half after the Center receives confirmation from the university to enroll you, and the second half after you get your visa.
Step 8: Wait for the university to send you an invitation letter. It typically takes one to four weeks for an Ukrainain university to issue an invitation letter to be issued, depending on your university of choice and how long it takes for your documents to be cleared by Ukrainian authorities. Also important to remember is that an invitation letter is valid up to 6 months.
Step 9: Apply for your Ukrainian student visa after you have received your invitation letter. One important requirement for your visa application is the visa support letter without which the Embassy would not start processing your visa. The visa support letter is sent directly to the Ukrainian Embassy in India.
Step 10: Arrange your finances and prepare for your departure.
Applying for postgraduate courses in Ukraine? Go through the admission process for Ukrainian courses at the postgraduate level.
Step 1: Settle on the postgraduate course(s) you wish to study in Ukraine. Have a look at the list of Ukrainian universities here and browse through the courses they offer.
Step 2: Shortlist the universities at which you want to enrol. Before that, research the universities well and consider factors such as location, ROI, ranking, duration of course, reputation, placement record, curriculum, and so on.
Step 3: Find out the admission timelines of the university you are applying to. In addition, also have a clear understanding of its admission, application and selection process.
Step 4: Have a look at the eligibility criteria set by the university for the chosen postgraduate course of study. Given below are the general admission criteria for an international student applying for a postgraduate course in Ukraine:
Must have qualified a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with the required minimum percentage of marks in aggregate (as specified by the university).
Must be 17 years of age or more.
The Bachelor’s degree obtained should be from a recognized university.
Step 5: Appear for the required standardised/admission tests such as TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic, as mentioned by the university.
Step 6: In order to the university, you can either register with us OR visit the official website of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education.
Step 7: Submit the required documents, as specified below.
Step 7: Pay the required fees to complete the application process.
Step 8: After you have completed the application process, you now have to wait for the university to send an “Invitation to Study”. The standard of the invitation letter is set by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. It usually takes up to six months for an Ukrainian university to send an invitation letter.
Step 9: Register your invitation letter with Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science. For the same, the university will have to send documents such as a copy of valid passport, consent to processing of personal data and academic transcripts.
Step 10: Apply for your student visa. While applying for your visa, make sure the Ukrainian Embassy in India has received your visa support letter from the university or the Ministry.
Step 11: Prepare for your departure.
Here is the list of documents required while applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate course in Ukraine:
Completed application form
Birth Certificate in English or translated into English and notarized
10th Mark list and Certificate or a notarized copy of the certificate, or a translated copy of the Complete Secondary School Certificate in Ukrainian language, certified by a notary from the Ukrainian Embassy in India
12th Mark list and Certificate or a notarized copy of the certificate, or a translated copy of the Complete Higher Secondary School Certificate in Ukrainian language, certified by a notary from the Ukrainian Embassy in India
Official Bank documents confirming full payment of 1st-year tuition fee
Passport with at least 2 years' validity
Official Invitation Letter
Medical Health Certificate
HIV Test reports
Ukrainian embassy’s legalization for all the document
Note: The Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi must have authorised all documents.
The admission process to study MBBS in Ukraine medical universities is quite simple if you have complete information about the eligibility criteria, essential documents and the selection process.
Ukraine has recently emerged as one of the most popular destinations to study MBBS. Ukraine medical colleges have very low tuition fees, require zero donations and the government of Ukraine has some flexible policies in place to attract international students. Studying medicine in India can be an expensive affair, considering the level of competition among medical aspirants. Therefore, a candidate who cannot afford to study MBBS in India can enroll in a good MBBS college in Ukraine to fulfill his/her dream of becoming a doctor.
International/Indian students applying for MBBS in Ukraine should meet the following eligibility criteria:
Must have completed their secondary education in Physics, Chemistry, Biology with at least 50% marks in aggregate. The percentage marks may vary depending on your category.
Must be of at least 17 years old as on December 31st of the year of admission.
Must have qualified NEET with the required marks.
Must be in possession of the Eligibility Certificate.
*It is noteworthy that the minimum percentage required to study MBBS in Ukraine might vary from college to college. Top universities, such as Odessa National Medical University and Bogomolets National Medical University, may ask for 60% or higher. In addition, there is a provision for relaxation in this percentage to 40% for SC, ST and OBC candidates.
Neither the government nor the private medical colleges in Ukraine conduct any entrance test for MBBS admissions. The only entrance exam that is accepted by Ukrainian universities for MBBS is NEET. It is a common entrance exam for admission to undergraduate medical courses in all medical institutions. Conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), NEET scores are valid for three years. The National Medical Commission Act, 2019 made NEET mandatory for every medical aspirant wishing to study MBBS or any other equivalent courses including dental courses.
Primarily, English is used as the course-language but an IELTS or TOEFL scorecard is not a mandatory requirement.
Here’s the step-wise guide for Indian students who wishes to apply for MBBS in Ukraine:
Step 1: Select the university where you want to pursue MBBS. while doing so, consider factors such as location, tuition fees, curriculum, eligibility criteria, etc.
Step 2: Take the NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) exam.
Step 3: After you have achieved your desired NEET score, apply to the university of your choice by registering with us, directly through the university website or through the official website of The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
Step 4: Send scanned and attested copies of your mark sheets for class 10, class 12 and NEET exam mark sheet along with passport and government identification to the university with application charges.
Step 5: Wait for the university to send you the admission confirmation letter.
Step 6: Arrange and send the required documents to get your visa processed. Also, deposit the required visa processing charges.
Step 7: Apply for an invitation letter, after which you can visit the Embassy of Ukraine.
Step 8: Apply for your visa and fly to Ukraine.
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