V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University Ukraine

Founded in November 1804, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (also known as Karazin University or National University of Kharkiv) is not only one of the oldest medical universities in Ukraine and Eastern Europe but also a renowned medical institution of Europe. In October 1999, this institution received the status of a national university and was named after its founder. The university was ranked as the best medical university in Ukraine in 2019 by QS world ranking.

Since its foundation, over 130,000 students have graduated from this university. Many world-famous educators, scholars, and researchers were a part of this educational institution. Also, many streets in Kharkiv are named after professors, researchers, and alumni of this university. Currently, there are about 1500 faculty members and research staff, including more than 200 doctors of sciences, professors, and almost 800 PhD holders. Hundreds of textbooks and manuals are published by the scientists of this university every year. The university's central scientific library which was founded on January 30, 1805, reserves around 3,500,000 units of books and manuscripts. The VN Karazin Kharkiv National University organizes numerous conferences and seminars on research and teaching methods annually. The university trains thousands of international students every year with exceptional medical competency.

Why choose V.N. Karazin National University?

  • The degree from this university is acknowledged in all the countries throughout the world.
  • Three teachers of this university have been awarded the Nobel Prize for their exemplary work in their respective fields. This is the proof of the excellent teaching staff this university comprises.
  • As per QS world ranking, it ranks amongst the top 400 universities in the world.
  • In spite of ranking among the top medical universities in Ukraine, the cost of studying in this university is low. The total fee for MBBS in this university is around 3-4 lakhs per annum which is quite low in comparison to the Indian medical universities.
  • The availability of Indian mess where meals are prepared by Indian cooks is an added positive point for the Indian students.
  • The availability of Indian mess where meals are prepared by Indian cooks is an added positive point for the Indian students.
  • Various events are organized by the university from time to time providing international exposure to the students which helps them to adapt to various cultures.
  • The students are offered various options for hostels which they can choose according to their budget and availability.
V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

Eligibility Criteria for VnKNU

  • Must have completed 12th from a recognized board.
  • Minimum 50% marks in PCB(Physics, Chemistry, and Biology).
  • Must have qualified NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test).
  • The student must not be less than 17 years old at the time of admission.

V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University Admission Process

  • Following the eligibility criteria, the students need to choose a medical course specification according to their preference and email us at info.bissav@gmail.com with the required documents attached.
  • Copies of mark sheets of class 10th, 11th, and 12th along with a copy of the school leaving certificate and passport would be required at the time of application.
  • The applicant is also required to make an initial payment to Bissav Overseas Education for the application process.
  • After successful submission of the application, the admission committee of the university will review it and make sure that the documents are authentic.
  • The applicant will receive a letter of confirmation of admission issued by the university from our side to the provided email address of the applicant.
  • It usually takes four to five days to get the confirmation.
  • Bissav Overseas Education will also send the invitation letter issued by the Ukrainian authority to the applicant and will also help the candidate in acquiring a student visa.
  • The applicant is required to pay the remaining admission processing fee before moving to Ukraine.
  • The candidate can either pay the academic fees of the university prior to their departure or after their arrival at the university.
  • Our executives in Ukraine will help the applicant with facilities like pick up from the airport and guidance to the university.

V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University Hostel and Mess

  • There are various hostels for the MBBS students (separate hostels for boys and girls are also available) where accommodation for both national and international students is granted. The foreign students can choose from a number of room choices (single, double or triple bedded) as per their choice and availability.
  • There are common areas where the students get a chance to interact with students from other nations. All the students can access these areas at times.
  • The security of the students is prioritized. Security guards and security cameras carry out their duties round the clock to ensure that the students are safe and sound.
  • The Indian students can opt for Indian mess if they want. The meals at these messes are made by Indian cooks with typical Indian essence.
  • Internet facility is provided to each and every room in the hostel.


The university is approved and recognized by-

  • MCI (Medical Council of India)
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National Medical University Fee Structure 2021

Year 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year 5th Year 6th Year
Tuition Fee in USD 4500 USD 4500 USD 4500 USD 4500 USD 4500 USD 4500 USD
Hostel Fee in USD 600-1000 USD 600-1000 USD 600-1000 USD 600-1000 USD 600-1000 USD 600-1000 USD
Total in USD 5300 USD 5300 USD 5300 USD 5300 USD 5300 USD 5300 USD
Total in INR ( Rupees ) 3,71,000 INR 3,71,000 INR 3,71,000 INR 3,71,000 INR 3,71,000 INR 3,71,000 INR


  • Note: Exchange Rate (USD 1 = 70 INR).
  • Food cost for Indians: 120-150$/ per Month.
  • Admission Fees, Registration, Charges will be Extra.

frequently asked questions (FAQs):

Q. How much money will be required to study MBBS at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University?
Ans. The approximate amount required for MBBS in this university is 30 lakhs (for 6 years).

Q. Should I pursue MBBS from V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University?
Ans. Yes, you can study MBBS from this university. It is one of the finest medical universities in Ukraine.

Q. What is the duration of MBBS in V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University?
Ans. The duration of MBBS in VN Karazin University is 6 years.

Q. Is Kharkiv costly for a living?
Ans. No, the city of Kharkiv is not at all costly. Rather, it is cheap and affordable.

Q. How can I get admission in V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University?
Ans. You can follow the above-mentioned steps to get admission in this university.