Vinnitsa National Medical University is a government university in Ukraine that was established in 1921. The university is accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Health and Education of Ukraine and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The official name of Vinnitsa National Medical University is National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsia. You will find the university with the name of National Pirogov Memorial Medical University the website of WHO. This will also be the name of the university on your admission and invitation letters. Currently, there are more than 1,500 Indian students studying MBBS here.
Vinnytsia city is approximately 260 km away from the capital city of Kyiv and it takes about 2-3 hours to travel between the two cities via train. The city is well connected and transportation to Vinnytsia from Kyiv and vice versa is easy and cheap.
The degree awarded by Vinnitsa National Medical University is MD (Physician) which is equivalent to MBBS in India. The course duration for MBBS in Ukraine is 5.8 years. The entire syllabus will be taught in the English language. The tuition fee is fixed at USD 5,000 per year which can be paid semester-wise.
The degree provided by this university is valid in India and is also recognized by the International Medical Education Directory (IMED), US Education Department, and General Council Of Medicine of Great Britain.
Why study at Vinnytsia National Medical University?
Quality of Education: Vinnitsa National Medical University provides high-quality education which is evident by the fact that VNMU has one of the best Screening Test passing percentages. The university is almost 100 years old and is recognized by MCI and WHO. According to the students, you won’t find another university in the world that is providing such quality education at such an affordable cost.
Affordability: Studying at VNMU is the best option not only because of the quality of education but also because you get this at an affordable cost. The return in terms of the knowledge you will gain from VNMU is more than the cost of your studies. The per-year tuition fee is just USD 5,000 which is approximately ₹3.65 lakh per year (USD 1 = Rs. 73.50). The cost of living is also affordable with the hostel fees being approx. USD 300-400 per year.
Experienced Teachers/Professors: The teachers/professors at Vinnytsia National Pirogov Medical University are experts in their subject and most of them are doctors who are also professors. VNMU is known to have one of the best English Faculty in Ukraine. In the first year, the university will teach the basics and then they will move to the pre-clinical and then, after the 3rd year, proper clinical practice will start where students have their classes in the hospitals and would be meeting and observing patients on the regular basis.
Safety: Safety of the students, especially of female children, is a major worry for the parents and it is often the 1st question that parents ask us. Ukraine is super-safe for females. Vinnytsia is a safe city and foreigners are welcomed and respected as long as they do the same and behave in a well-mannered way.
MCI Screening Test Coaching: Teachers/Professors from India go to Vinnitsa National Medical University to provide coaching for FMGE to the students. Therefore, the students have a better chance to clear FMGE on the 1st attempt.
Nearby Kyiv: Travelling is easy as the city can be reached in only 2.5 hours from Kyiv via train.
Indian mess: Indian mess facility is available to the students. The mess fee can be paid monthly.
No entrance exam: You don’t need to appear for any admission test such as IELTS or GMAT for admission in VNMU. However, qualifying NEET is compulsory.
Worldwide recognized degree: The degree awarded by the Vinnitsa Medical University of Ukraine is Globally Recognised by International Bodies and Organisations such as the Medical Council of India (MCI), World Health Organisation (AVICENNA Directory for Medicine), FAIMER, UNESCO, and AMEE.
Small class size: The Faculty to Student Ratio is about 1:12. A small class size ensures that every student gets individual attention.
English-medium: The medium of instruction is English for the entire 6 years.
Vinnitsa National Medical University Accreditation
Vinnitsa National Medical University is recognized by the following:
The Medical Council of India (when the list was last maintained)
World Health Organisation (WHO)
Medical Board of California
Education Ministry of Ukraine
This means that you can appear for the licensing exams in countries such as India, the USA, UK, etc., after graduating from VNMU.
Vinnitsa National Medical University Hostel
All Vinnitsa National Medical University hostels are located within 5-7 minutes walking distance from the University’s main building.
The hostels host both girls and boys providing relief to parents about the security of the students.
The rooms provided in the hostel are fully furnished with central heating facility present in every room.
Rooms are available on sharing basis.
The rooms vary in size and number of conveniences. Dormitory rooms at VNMU’s hostel can accommodate 2, 3 or 4 students in one room.
What is provided in the room?
All rooms are equipped with beds, mattress, pillow, blanket, desk, chair, central-heating facility and suitable lighting for both study and relaxation. There are common areas where students can play and mingle. Upon the student’s arrival on campus, specific accommodations are assigned and after a satisfactory health report.
Vinnytsia National Medical University hostel features 24-hour access to security and emergency services, making it easy to get assistance when you need it. As a campus resident, you also have access to all the VNMU support services such as Campus Security Services, Counselling Services and Health Services.
Off-campus housing can be obtained in nearby apartments. Private hostel facility is also available which is near the campus. Life in Vinnytsya is friendly and devoid of any rush. While at first, some students may miss their home environment, native foods, or a hurried pace, they soon learn to appreciate and enjoy a cultural difference on their own.
Is Vinnitsa National Medical University's hostel within the campus?
One of the most common questions of most parents and students is whether the hostel is within the boundary of the campus of Vinnytsia National Medical University?
The answer is no! You have to walk 5-7 minutes to reach the hostel from the main building of the campus and vice versa. The hostel is just opposite to the campus of Vinnytsia National Medical University.
Check the video below to see how much time it takes to walk from the main building of the university to the government hostel-5: