Bukovinian State Medical University

About Bukovinian State Medical University , Ukraine

Bukovinian State Medical University (BSMU) is one of the oldest and the largest higher educational institutions established in Chernivtsi city in Ukraine. It is a fully governmental multistructural educational institution established in 1944 and accredited by many educational programs on higher levels. From 1944 to 2021, the university has trained more than 30,000 specialists in 6 faculties and 49 educational departments. More than 5,800 students are currently studying in the university out of which 1,800 students are International students from 32 countries. Bukovinian State Medical University offers all courses in English language for foreign students since 2004.

Bukovinian State Medical University has a unique, professionally talented, well-respected teaching staff that includes:103 doctors of science, 422 candidates of science, 80 professors, 245 associate professors, 1 senior scientific research assistant, 16 honored doctors of Ukraine, 2 educationalists, 2 Laureates of the state Prize in the field of science and technology,166 staff members out of which 54 are first-grade doctors and 48 are second-grade doctors, 32 staff members from clinical departments of the university and health department.

The has been training students under following specialties: Medicine (Doctor of Philosophy, Master); General Medicine (Specialist); Paediatrics (Doctor of Philosophy, Specialist), Stomatology (Doctor of Philosophy, Master, Specialist, Junior Bachelor); Medical Psychology (Master); Medical and Psychological Rehabilitation (Master); Pharmacy, Industrial Pharmacy (Master, Specialist, Junior specialist); Nursing (Doctor of Philosophy, Master, Bachelor, Junior Specialist); Technology of Medical Diagnostics and Treatment (Bachelor); Biology (doctor of philosophy). Bukovinian State Medical University offers all program from undergraduate to doctorate degrees:

Bukovinian State Medical University : Quick Overview

Also Known As BSMU
Establishment 1944
University ownership Government University
  • Country Rank- 27
  • World Rank- 3882
  • Total Students 5800+
    International Students 1800+
    Location Chernivtsi, Ukraine

    MBBS at Bukovinian State Medical University

    Faculty of “General Medicine” for foreign students was started on September 1, 2011 and since then the university is training students to be successful specialists and medical practitioners of the world. Since 2016, Bukovinian State Medical University has also started Master’s degree in Medicine. The university has been training foreign students since 1996 in various faculties and departments and since 2004, English has been chosen as the official language of instruction for foreign students.

    Foreign students of Bukovinian State Medical University have demonstrated stably high knowledge and skills according to the information of the Ministry of health of Ukraine testing Center, based on the results of the ministerial license exams “KROK 1 and KROK 2 Medicine”

    The faculty of “General Medicine” follows ECTS system that is a credit system in which students are marked in their academics. Students are taught to master their practical skills in more than 30 medical institutions associated with the university. Students can learn and practice medicine in these institutions. 

    Bukovinian State Medical University : MBBS Course Overview

    MBBS Faculty Establishment 1944
    Medium of Teaching English Language
    Course Duration 6 years
    Number of Semesters 12 Semesters
    Tuition Fees 4000$



    Acknowledgement and Accreditation

    Bukovinian State Medical University has great accomplishments in higher educations:
    ✓ Bukovinian State Medical University results of passing Licensed Exams “KROK” in 2016–2018 were leading ones among medical universities of Ukraine.
    ✓ Bukovinian State Medical University achieved 36th position among all the higher educational establishments of Ukraine “TOP – 200 Ukraine” (UNESKO) in 2019
    ✓ Bukovinian State Medical University achieved 2nd position among all the medical higher educational establishments of Ukraine “Webometrics Ranking of World’s Universities” in 2019.
    ✓ Bukovinian State Medical University acquired 23rd position among all other higher educational establishments of Ukraine in consolidated rating of higher educational establishments of Ukraine 2018.
    ✓ Bukovinian State Medical University is among top 5 best higher educational establishments of Western region of Ukraine.

    The Altai State Medical University along with all its medical degrees are accredited by the NMC (National Medical Commission), World Health Organization, WFME (World Federation for Medical Education), FAMIER (Foundation of Advancement of International Medical Education and Research), and General Medical Council of UK. BSMU is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools.

    Hence an MBBS degree from BSMU is recognized Worldwide including in India.

    Bukovinian State Medical University Campus

    Educational Programs 8
    Facilities Lecture halls
    University Library
    Art studio
    Drama Theatre
    Students scientific society
    Gym, Wifi
    Indian Mess

    University Hospitals and Buildings

    Bukovinian State Medical University has 15 educational buildings, a modern library with an ocean of collection of books of educational, scientific, medical literature and fiction written by International authors, an ultra-modern simulation center, university dental care, educational productive chemist, sports complex, the Palace of culture and rest “Academichny”: a theatre, summer camp “Zdorovya”.

    The university has 33 municipal and regional medical establishments used as clinical departments for patients as well as students to learn and hands-on practice or clinical rotations. 33 medical institutions of the university include 19 regional subordinations, 10 city subordination, 2 schools in Chernivtsi and 2 specialized health care institutions. The total beds are more than 4000 units.
    All university buildings have lecture halls, classrooms, laboratories equipped with modern technical innovations for better education and scientific work.

    In 2019, the centre of simulation of medicine and innovation of technologies was established at the university for better learning and mastering practical skills and knowledge of students, interns and medical practitioners. The simulation centre is equipped up to date with robotic simulators of adults, newborns, obstetrical and gynecology, training devices for mastering skills of auscultation, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, giving injections, etc. These simulators help doctors to improve their tactics and skills. Usually, simulation training is held on the basis of the center for future doctors involving standard patients.

    Facilities Provided By Bukovinian State Medical University

    Bukovinian State Medical University has appropriate facilities created for all the students. Campus is well-equipped with 8 hostels, 15 educational buildings and 33 hospitals and all the buildings have reading halls, libraries, computer rooms with medical eBooks and all other facilities to live a good life. A palace called “Academichny” has been established for students’ creativity and talents, holding several meetings and concerts. The palace has a house of museum of history and medicine and pharmacy.

    For students interested in sports, a sport complex is established in the university with different kinds of sports like basketball, volleyball, table tennis, wrestling, powerlifting, dumbbell sports, track and field athletics. The university has an arrangement for athletes to rest, rehabilitation and vocational training during working days, preventing activities targeting sports, including the organization of sport tourism.

    The university library with large reading rooms and affiliates in the hostels, which has more than 11,000 volumes of methodological and educational literature in English and is updated annually with new editions of reputable world publishing houses for foreign students.
    Indian Food is also available for students cooked by Indian Chefs in the hostels.

    University Hostels

    Bukovinian State Medical University has 8 hostels designed according to the comfort and good standard of living for students. Most of the hostels are located within the walking distance of main educational buildings. Foreign students stay in hostel no. 2,4,5,6 and 7. Separate girls and boys hostel is provided by the university.

    All hostels are well-equipped with adequate living conditions like beds, pillow, study tables, wardrobes, etc. A peaceful and quiet study room is also available in all students for students. All hostels have printing rooms, laundry rooms. There are isolation wards available in hostels for students who fall sick and to prevent spreading of infections.

    Hostels have canteens with food preferences of foreign students like Indian food. These canteens are also used for celebrating small cultures and religious festivals of foreign countries and their students.

    Hostel No. 5 has a library containing a reading room and more than 6000 manuals of scientific and methodical literature in English written by International authors.
    Security of students in all hostels is ensured by CCTV cameras 24×7 and a security guard. All Hostels are safe and a peaceful loving place designed for the home-like comfort of all students.

    Student Life At Bukovinian State Medical University

    The Students of this university have various organizations in order to fulfill students’ rights, duties and facilities. Various students’ clubs and societies are formed to encourage and organize various events. Students can participate in various arts and crafts and there is a studio built for arts, dance, singing and theatre. All state and country holidays and festivals are celebrated and concerts or events are organized by the university in which all students can participate in various departments.

    Every Year an art week is specially organized for students in which various forms of students’ talents are shown and performed. Cultural events like Educationalist Day, International Students’ Day, New Year party for the students and staff, Christmas carols, St. Valentine’s Day, the International Peace and Women’s Rights Day, Graduation, Health Worker Day, etc. are all celebrated with great enthusiasm in the university.

    Sports events are also held in the university and dedicated to all the athletes on the Athlete’s day of Ukraine, traditional sport festivals, Various competitions are organized between different faculties, tournaments between the departments and hostels. Teachers of Physical education train students for various events and tournaments. Students also participate in sports camp in summers and spend their holiday training in different sports and entertainments.

    There is a Students’ Scientific Society that promotes research and helps students to improve their projects and science. Students participate in various science forums and conferences, Olympiads of different subjects, scientific exhibitions. This Scientific society establishes international contacts, cooperates with educational and research institutions, public and governmental organizations in Ukraine and other countries.

    Students’ Self-Government:-

    Students of Bukovinian State Medical University holds a conference and elect a students’ executive. Henceforth, this student’s university council considers the account of students’ activities, their power, rights, etc. The Students’ self-government at the university operates on the level of the student’s group, course, faculty, dormitory, University.

    The main tasks of the students’ self- government involve ensuring and protecting the rights and interests of students, ensuring of students’ duties and promoting educational, scientific (research) and students’ creative activities, promoting the creation of appropriate conditions for students’ lodging and recreation, promotion of students’ clubs, societies, associations, clubs of interests, organization of cooperation with students from other universities and youth organizations participating in the issues of international students’ exchange and making polls among the students.


    Eligibility Criteria

    Any Student who wishes to pursue his/her MBBS from Bukovinian State Medical University must fulfill the following requirements to be eligible to get admission in this university.

    *Students must have completed their 12th from a recognized board (CBSE/ ICSE/ISC, etc) and must have passed in all the subjects.

    *Qualifying NEET is mandatory before taking admission in a medical university in Russia if the student wishes to practise medicine in India after completing their MBBS in Russia.

    * Student must have a age of 17 years before 31st December of the year of Admission.

    Entrance Exam at Bukovinian State Medical University

    Bukovinian State Medical University has an entrance exam or students who want to pursue MBBS from the university under the faculty of “General Medicine”. After reaching the university in Ukraine, students must pass this entrance exam which is a MCQ exam based on pre-medical subjects, Chemistry and Biology.

    Students do not need to prepare separately or learn new things for this exam as it is based on the basic 11th and 12th syllabus of science that students pass during their boards. Qualifying this exam is compulsory, as only after qualifying students’ will start their MBBS course classes.

    Bukovinian State Medical University Fee
    Yearly tuition Fees 5,200 USD
    Yearly Hostel Fees 90 USD
    Medical Insurance 65 USD
    Visa Extension 20 USD
    One-time Charges 1200 USD
    Total for 6 years 6000 USD/ 4,32,000 INR

    **One-time charges are only to be paid in the starting of 1st year.
    **The total fees for 6 year calculated above in Rupees is according to 1 USD = 75 Indian Rupees.

    Admission Process

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      Select Country and University of your Choice

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      Apply online on our website and submit your Documents

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      Receive Admission and Invitation Letter

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      Submit your Documents for Visa and Apostille

    • Step 5

      Fly to your dream university

    Documents Required

    – To apply for the Admission Letter & Visa Invitation Letter: (Scanned Copy)

    ✓ 10th mark sheet and 12th mark sheet

    ✓ A valid Passport with validity not less than 2 years; ( Aadhar Card if Passport not Available )

    – For Visa Stamping, Notarization  and Apostille: (Original Documents)                            

    ✓ Original Passport;

    ✓ 10th and 12th Marksheet and 12th Passing Certificate;

    ✓ Six passport size photos (35mm*45mm) with white background (70% face visible, without spec’s) – Matte

    ✓ HIV test report from Embassy lab only (printed report, not handwritten) with official seal and Name (as in Passport), Age (with Date of Birth) and Passport Number written on it;


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    About Chernivtsi City

    Bukovinian State Medical University is situated in the Chernivtsi city in Western Ukraine. Chernivtsi city is situated on the upper course of the Prut River and it is the administrative center of Chernivtsi Oblast. The city serves as an important part of the country in terms of education and architecture. Geographically, Chernivtsi is located on a historic region of Bukovina, which is shared by 2 countries, southern Romania and Northern Ukraine. The city is beautifully surrounded by forests and fields.

    Chernivtsi has 22 major markets and many minor markets in the city with availability of all goods and services. The city has more than 600 restaurants of different cuisines. There are various shopping complexes in the city with great infrastructure. The city is famous for its Museums, cultural festivals and architectures

    Weather of Chernivtsi-

    The city lies 248 meters above sea level which is why the city has a temperate climate. The winters are mild, snowy and summers are worm and dry. The minimum temperature falls up to -6℃ in winters in the month of January and maximum temperature is noticed in the month of July rising up to +25℃. Winters are usually seen from November to March and summers from May to September. Spring is short and seen in the month of April and autumn in October.

    Nearest Airport Ivano – Frankivski International Airport (IFO/UKLI)

    The closest airport to Bukovinian State Medical University is Ivano – Frankivski International Airport. This airport is in Ivano-Frankivski, Ukraine and it is 132km from the center of the Bukovinian State Medical University. The airport is 2 hours away from the university. Students usually book a cab or bus for traveling from the airport to the university and vice versa.

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