Basic Overview

Type Value
Intakes In Ukraine September/ Feburary
Average Living Cost 150 $ / Month
Average Air Ticket Cost from Nigeria to Ukraine 300-450 $
Total Processing Time 45 days
Cost for Invitation/Admission/Courier 450 $
Ukraine Embassy in Nigeria Abuja, Nigeria
Total Nigerian Students in Ukraine 12000
Online Education Available (Due to COVID-19)
Scholorships No
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Study Medicine In Ukraine from Nigeria

Currently, Nigeria is one of the top countries where thousands of students come to Ukrainian Universities every year.

Nigeria is the country where education really has some significance & every parent wants to educate their children from a top Institute. Students from Nigeria are really brilliant and hardworking.

Due to the English medium language of Ukrainian universities, Nigerian students feel more comfortable in studying as their first communicative language is English. More than 12,000 Nigerian students are already studying in Ukraine.

Eligibility Criteria For Nigerian Students

The eligibility criteria for Nigerian student to get admission in Ukrainian universities is post-basic/senior secondary education (WAEC) which is equal to 12 years of education.

For Medicine (MD/MBBS), students must have this qualification with science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) and 50% Marks/Grades.

Detailed Procedure:

It is highly important for Nigerian students to read the following information with due attention for a better understanding of Admission, Preparation of documents for the Embassy, Submission of documents for Student Visa, and your subsequent arrival in Ukraine.


To get admission in any University of Ukraine there are three steps:


To get an ADMISSION LETTER from any University of Ukraine we require the following documents:

  • Copy of International passport.
  • Copy of High School Certificates.
  • Copy of Bachelor Degree (if the student is applying for Master’s degree).


To get an Invitation Letter from any University of Ukraine we require the following documents:

  • Copy of International passport.
  • Copy of High School Certificates.
  • Copy of Bachelor Degree (if the student is applying for Master’s degree).
  • A Consent that should be signed by the applicant. (Students can get it from our office)
  • Invitation Charges 280 US$.
  • Courier Charges 100 US$.

Note: Students can visit our nearest office in their region to provide documents. Also, they can pay the Admission Fee BY-HAND or directly in our company bank account.

STEP 3: Applying for Study VISA From Nigeria

After getting an invitation letter from Study in Ukraine Ltd students should contact the nearest Study in Ukraine Offices (Abuja, Nigeria)

Students can contact our local representative office in Abuja for visa guidance and they will assist students to obtain the visa successfully.

Students should apply to Ukrainian Embassy with the following documents:

  • Original Invitation letter
  • Original international passport (valid for one year)
  • Higher Secondary School certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Medical Certificate showing absence of Aids/HIV
  • 8 Passport size Photos.
  • Bank Statement
  • Police Certificate (Character Clearance Certificate)
  • Air Ticket Reservation.
  • Travel Insurance.

Note: For submitting the Visa file, students have to contact the nearest Study in Ukraine Ltd Office (Jerry’s Office) which is located in Abuja-Nigeria.

The visa category for Ukraine Student Visa is a D-type multi-entry visa.

Visa Process at Study in Ukraine Ltd :

1. Document preparation and selecting the Visa Type

2. Filling the Online Visa Application and have the printout.

3. Submitting the Visa application along with the complete documentation.

4. Pay the applicable fee. (The submission officer will guide you on the payment through the use of POS only for payment of Visa fee which must be deposited on the same day you submit the documents)

Visa Application Centers working hours are: 08:00 hrs. – 18:00 hrs.  (Monday to Friday except weekends and holidays)

Note: Minors (applicants, under 18 years old) cannot submit or collect their applications without their parents or legal guardians. For application and receiving the visa, parents/guardians have to be there with proper proof of guardianship.

Advantages of studying Medicine in Ukraine

  • Standard of Education: The universities in Ukraine provide world-class education with advanced techniques & highly qualified training staff.
  • Worldwide Recognition: The medical universities of Ukraine are recognized by WHO, UNESCO, European Medical Council, African Medical Councils, Medical Council of India (MCI), Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC), and all other medical councils.
  • Affordable Education Cost: MBBS in Ukraine is much cheaper as compared to other European countries but the degree value is same. That’s why a number of students from the U.K, Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Spain, etc are studying medicine in Ukraine as they cannot afford the cost in their own country.
  • No Entrance Exam: There is no entrance or language proficiency exam (IELTS/TOEFL) for admission in MBBS in Ukrainian medical universities.
  • Cost of Living: Living cost in Ukraine is much lower than other European countries but you can enjoy the same lifestyle & diversity. This has become an effective reason for many to select Ukraine as their destination for higher education.
  • Personal Development: Students studying in Ukraine are encouraged to take part in other extracurricular activities like seminars and conferences to build their interest and confidence for overall learning and development.
  • Permanent Settlement: Unlike other European countries, Ukraine offers permanent residency opportunities for all International students from every country, so they can manage to do work in Ukraine after degree completion.
  • The medium of instruction in universities is English which is very comfortable for foreign students.
  • Visa Processing is easy and simple as compared to other European countries.
  • Ukraine has a good diversified structure of students. Students from many countries are studying there.

Disadvantages of studying Medicine in Ukraine

  • Climatic Conditions: Ukraine has a cold climate. One could expect frequent snowfalls from October till March.
  • Language Barrier: The official language in Ukraine is Ukrainian. So, it sometimes becomes difficult to communicate with the local community.
  • Homesickness: Sometimes students feel homesick. But we will consider this a temporary problem, as with the passage of time students start communicating with local & other foreign students and find good friends.
  • Limited Universities: Unlike Russia, China & other EU countries, Ukraine doesn’t have a variety of Universities. As of 2021, there are around 25 Medical Universities in Ukraine.

MBBS Course Curriculum

Semester I Semester II
Human anatomy Biochemistry Medical Chemistry Biophysics
Psychology Sociology Medical biology Histology
Ukrainian language Latin Language Culturology Economics
History of Medicine      
Semester III Semester IV
Physiology Biochemistry Human anatomy Histology
Operative surgery Informatics Microbiology General Surgery
Pediatrics Emergency Medicine Internal medicine Elective course
Semester V Semester VI
Microbiology Pathology Pharmacology Operative surgery
Radiology Pediatrics General Surgery KROK – state exam 1
Medical hygiene Psychology Internal disease Path Physiology
Elective course      
Semester VII Semester VIII
Internal medicine Urology Tuberculosis Pediatrics
General surgery Psychiatry Ophthalmology Biostatistics
Endocrinology Obs & Gyn Sports medicine Neurology
ENT Elective course Community Medicine Forensics
Semester IX Semester X
General surgery Infectious diseases Epidemiology Pediatrics
Internal Medicine Obs&Gyn Community medicine Oncology
Genetics Immunology Autopsy Dentistry
Anesthesiology Traumatology Nuclear medicine Pediatric Surgery
Elective course Neurosurgery Forensics Nuclear medicine
Intensive medicine      
Semester XI Semester XII
Family medicine Hygiene Surgery Pediatric surgery
Internal medicine Pediatrics Community Medicine Infectious disease
Elective course Tuberculosis Obs & Gyn  


MBBS Fee at Top Medical Universities in Ukraine – 2021

UniversitiesFees (USD)
Odessa International Medical University4300$
Lviv National Medical University4900$
International European University Kyiv4300$
Kharkiv National Medical University4800$
South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University4400$
Dnipropetrovsk State Medical University4500$
Poltava State Medical & Dental Academy4400$
Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University4800$
Donetsk National Medical University4400$
Bogomolets National Medical University4800$
Zaporizhzhia State Medical University4300$
Vinnitsa National Medical University5000$
Uzhhorod National Medical University4400$
Kyiv Medical University of UAFM3500$ + 800$
Ternopil State Medical University4900$
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