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Kharkiv National University of Medicine

About the university

Kharkiv National Medical University (KNMU) is one of the oldest higher education institutions in Ukraine. Founded in 1805 as the medical faculty of Kharkiv University, it was later renamed Kharkiv Medical Institute and Kharkiv State Medical University and is currently Kharkiv National Medical University - KNMU.

You will have the opportunity to join one of the best-rated medical schools in Ukraine. According to the rating agencies, Kharkiv National Medical University was ranked as the best public university in Ukraine chosen by foreign medical students, taking into account key criteria such as the world rankings, university structure, number of deans, residency programs, research activity, funding and admission rates.

Kharkiv National Medical University is the oldest medical institution in Kharkiv and is widely regarded for its impact, reputation and academic lineage as a leading university in Ukraine and throughout Europe.

The degrees of General Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, as well as specialization from Kharkov National Medical University, are internationally recognized and recognized.

International students can optionally study medicine in English or Russian. Practical training starts from the second year and is organized in hospitals and government clinics in Kharkiv. Students examine patients, provide urgent assistance, fill in case history with their analysis and practice in X-ray rooms, clinical and biochemical laboratories. Since 1951, the university has started training doctors from various countries from Europe, Asia and Africa. Currently more than 4,600 foreign students are studying at KNMU (colleges of medicine / dentistry / pharmacy, specialization of course). Among the former university graduates, there are ministers and members of parliaments in various countries, prominent scholars and renowned specialists who have established their own clinics abroad.

Among the university academics there are more than 700 teachers, among them 102 doctors of science and professors, 387 candidates for medical sciences, 32 members from academies, and 17 supervising scientists.

Educational services

The University provides a wide range of services, applied hospitals, references and research libraries to its students and students

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International Relations

The University has ranked at the World Health Organization since 1998, and the universities have international partnerships and accreditation, making it the first in Ukraine

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Bachelor's and Master's degrees

The university offers degrees for both general medicine, dentistry and pharmacy 

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University throughout history

The university has a history of more than 200 years since it was part of the Kharkov National University

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Why should you choose Kharkiv National Medical University?

Kharkiv National Medical University - an innovative educational institution, with a glorious history and continues to develop dynamically. For more than two hundred years, our university has graduated high-class specialists, and real professionals in their field, working successfully for the development of medical science and practical healthcare. At our university, you will not only receive basic theoretical preparation, but also practical skills during the practical training period starting from the second year, which will become the basis for your professional growth and the development of your full scientific personality.

Professional training and professional academia

Very good academic opportunities at Kharkov National Medical University mean that the university is reliably ranked among the best universities in Ukraine. Excellent student satisfaction, world-leading research quality and high teaching standards are a solid guide to student dedication at Kharkov National Medical University. The university offers a wide range of possibilities and opportunities to support students in their academic studies. KNMU is one of the best universities in Ukraine - our faculty includes many heads of national and international medical societies. As well as lecturers in seminars and international, and we are keen to provide practical training enabling students to start from the second year to gain the maximum practical possibilities before graduation.

Great potential for you

Among the most prominent reasons for choosing our university are the distinguished educational opportunities and inspiring teaching methods. We enable you to access extensive educational resources, including the newest and latest medical equipment, libraries, practical laboratories, and electronic computer lessons to support your studies. At our university, we guarantee that you will not be satisfied with the basic theoretical preparatory method, but we will provide you with practical skills throughout your studies and this is what we differ from other universities, and this method will be your practical personality before you graduate to be a ready doctor.

We guarantee you the best

Graduates of Kharkov National University have high employment opportunities and are highly sought after because of the main practical skills that we develop and refine here. Study at KNMU sharpens critical thinking and time management skills and provides students with a wide range of medical careers. At KNMU, you'll find useful career planning tools, tips, and information to help you prepare yourself for the medical profession and make the right decisions for your future career path. Whatever specialization you choose, you can be sure that you get a rewarding job; KNMU graduated doctors and medical professionals are highly regarded around the world with extremely high wage rates.

Resources and facilities

We provide our most dedicated students with access to extensive educational resources including the latest medical equipment, laboratories and practical research to ensure you a complete practical experience.

Preparatory Year

Kharkov National Medical University provides an optional section for the preparatory year that helps students define their academic goals and establish a promising career

Guaranteed jobs for our graduates

Our university graduates enjoy high employment opportunities European and globally due to the university's high rating and the quality of education acclaimed

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Upcoming events and events


Victory Day / Memorial Day in Ukraine

7:00 am - 7:00 amThe main university building

Orthodox Pentecost in Ukraine

10:00 am - 4:30 pmThe main university building

Day of the Constitution in Ukraine

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmThe main university building

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