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V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

About V.N. KARAZIN Kharkiv National University

Kharkiv National University is one of the major universities in Ukraine, and earlier was one of the major universities in the Russian Empire and Soviet Union. It was founded in 1804 through the efforts of Vasyl Karazin (after whom the university is now named). With its over 200-year history the Kharkiv National University is part of the intellectual, cultural and spiritual history of Ukraine. The University is one of the oldest universities in Eastern Europe. Today the University justly rates among the best Ukrainian classical universities and is known in many countries. Kharkiv National University is the only university in Ukraine that has trained and employed three Nobel Prize laureates: the biologist I.Mechnikov the economist S.Kuznets, and the physicist L.Landau.

Faculty of Medicine

The medical faculty was opened among first four faculties of university and was called as department of medical sciences, subsequently renamed into Faculty of Medicine which has existed 115 years. The faculty of Medicine includes 22 Doctors of Sciences, full professors, 68 candidates of sciences, associate professors and instructors including 19 Indian Professors. Training is provided at the facilities of the University Faculty and Kharkiv research and medical institutions.


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Summumbonummedicmaesanitas. Good health is the greatest asset of medicine. Kharkiv National Medical University is one of the largest medical higher schools of Ukraine, a member of the International Association of Universities, the leader in reforming of medical education in Ukriane.

We enter the third century of our history aiming to further raise the level of training of specialists, to create modern technologies of treatment. The University has an excellent reputation both in Ukraine and abroad. It offers you to get higher education, satisfying the current requirements. Our graduates have an opportunity to meet challenges of a career in health care, science and as a result, to achieve the most complete self-realization. The University has all the conditions for studies, sports and interesting rest. We will be glad to meet you within the precincts of our University, where you will be able to realize your capacities in full measure, get profound knowledge and become highly qualified professionals in the field of medicine.

International Students

V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University started training international students in 1948. Since then the departments for International Students Training has graduated about 5,000 students from Europe, Asia, an America. The University offers bachelor's, master's, candidate's, and doctor's degree programs. The total University enrollment, including undergraduate and postgraduate courses amount to about 12,500 students from 70 nations including India. Annually the University holds more than 150 International and national conferences on research and teaching methods. V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University offers 115 majors and minors, covering the whole scope of modern classical University education including the Medical faculty. The University is one of the largest research centers in Ukraine. It covers virtually all spheres of modern fundamental research and incorporates the Research Institutes of Chemistry, Biology, and Astronomy, the Institute of Physics and Engineering, and the Institute of High Technologies.

Today the University has 21 Faculty and 125 Departments which provide training for specialists in 61 majors including Medical faculty with the aid of 1500 teaching staff. The University also comprises 3 Research Institutes (of Astronomy, Biology and Chemistry), Central Scientific Library with over 3.5 million books in its stocks, Botanical Garden, University History Museum, Museum of Natural History, Museum of Archeology and Ethnography, University Schools, International Students training center.

There are over 1200 students studying on six courses, including 800 from other countries including India. The medical course (MBBS, BDS, MD, MDS, MS) of this institution is prestigious and recognized in many countries of the world including the UNESCO, GMC, WHO and MCI (Medical Council of India).

The Medical faculty focuses its research on the modern problems of theoretical and clinical medicine. Since 2002, the faculty has published the Journal Kharkiv University Bulletin: Medicine in English. The Medical faculty is integrated with 24 Hospitals scattered through out the Kharkiv city.

The duration of the M.B.B.S. course is six years and medium of instruction is in English. PG courses are 2-3 years in English medium. It's worth mentioning that since the cost of education is subsidized by the Ministry of education and science of Ukraine, the tuition fee for MBBS in V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University is offered at very competitive price when compared to other Universities in Ukraine or in any former USSR country.


V. N.Karazin Kharkiv National University has a very good hostel system with fully furnished centrally airconditioned rooms, furnished Kitchen, Separate arrangement for Girls, 24 hours running hot and cold water, WIFI internet facility and round the clock security. All rooms are equipped with bed, mattress, pillow, blanket, desk, chair, Almira and sutiable lighting for both study and relaxation.

The hostels are at close proximity to the University and accessible both by walk and public transport like Metro. South and North Indian MESS are operated in the hostel campus for the benefit of Indian Students.


Ukraine is the bread basket of Europe and the most stable among the former USSR countries. Ukraine is Europe's second largest country and the world's third biggest grain exporter and a land of wide, fertile agricultural plains. The west of the country has close ties with its European neighbours, particularly Poland.

The country is rich in natural resources, such as iron ore, coal, color metal, oil, gas, mineral salts, clay and potential water power. It has developed a varied industry, concentrated mostly in and around big cities, such as Kiev, Zaporozhye, Dnepropetrovsk, Dnyeprodzerzhinsk, Odessa, Kharkov, Lviv, Nickolayev and other.

Population is 45.1 million and the Captial Kiev. Major languages: Ukrainian (official), Russian Major religion: Christianity. Monetary unit: 1 hryvnya = Indian Rupees 6


The city was founded in 1654 and was a major centre of Ukrainian culture in the Russian Empire. Kharkiv became and remained the capital of the Ukrainian SSR until 1934, when the administrative capital was moved to Kiev. Currently, it is the administrative centre of the Kharkiv province. The city is located in the northeast of the country 470 kilometers from the present capital city KIEV.

Kharkiv is Ukraine's second-largest city. The city of Kharkiv is one of the largest transportation centres in Ukraine, which is connected to numerous cities of the world by air, rail and road traffic.

Kharkiv is a major cultural, scientific, educational, transport and industrial centre of Ukraine, with 60 scientific institutes, 30 establishments of higher education, 6 museums, 7 theatres and 80 libraries. More than 9000 students from more than 90 countries of the world are graduating from leading educational institution in Kharkiv.


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