Odessa National Medical University

Odessa National Medical University

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In year 2000 Odessa State Medical University has completed its 100 years of existence. It is a government university with the rights of self governing. The world known scientists and the founders of numerous scientific medical schools which brought glory to the world science worked at OSMU. Some of them are Prof. Pidvysotsky V.V. , Prof. Lisionkov M.K., Prof. Voronin V.V. , Prof. Batuev M.O., Prof. Verigo B.F., Prof. Boggomolets O.O., Prof. Zabolotny D.K., Prof. Strajesko M.D., Reznik B.Y. and others.

The Noble prize winner, Director of Institute of Experimental Immunology (Switzerland) Prof. Rolth Zinker Nagel, Nobel Prize winner Director of Russian Cardiological Scientific – Production Complex (Russia). Prof. Evgene Ivanovich Chazov, Director of American International Union of health protection (U.S.A.)

James Smith, President of George Washington University (U.S.A.) Prof. Stephen Doel Trachtenberg, President of Polish medical Academy (Poland) Prof. Kasimir Imielinsky, President of International Hippocrates Fund (Greece) Dr.Spiros Marketos & Prof. Juliano Di Bernardo (Italy) are among the Honored & Visiting Professors of the university.Recognized/Listed by World Health Organization, International Association of Universities, European University Association, Medical Councils of almost all major countries, including USA, UK, Europe, India & others. OSMU is a member of Bologne Process (Single European area of higher education).

OSMU is the only university of Ukraine, which is a member of MEDINE (Medical EDucation IN Europe). The Thematic Network on MEDINE addresses educational, institutional and quality issues in European medical education within the framework of European initiatives. This project is being carried out with the support of the European Community.

Odessa State Medical University is the first university of Ukraine which started medical education in English medium in 1996. In 2005, OSMU  was awarded with a medal for the development of modern model for teaching the English speaking students by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Only university of Ukraine which provides post-graduation courses in English medium.

Odessa State Medical University is one of the largest higher medical universities, a member of European and International Association of Universities, the leader of reformation of medical education in the country. Odessa State Medical University is an higher education institution of the IV (the top level) accreditation level conferred by the State Accreditation Committee of Ukraine (Record No. 12 of June 30, 1994). The University trains specialists of the following qualification levels: Junior Specialist, Specialist, Master (Foreign students included) for the following specialties:

     * Medical

     * Stomatological (Dental)

     * Pediatric

     * Pharmaceutical

     * Post graduate

The University comprises 56 departments, a medical college, preparatory faculty and post-graduation faculty.The University enrolls around 4000 students, including 1200 foreign students from 52 countries of the world. The training of students is given in Russian, English & French. OSMU is the only university of Ukraine & other CIS countries which provides complete education in English medium and has already produced 7 batches of complete English medium.

Foreign Students : Foreign students have been studying since 1946. Over 6000 students from Europe, Asia, Africa, America have got education from this university and are working successfully as doctors in 87 countries of the world. 240 have done specialization and 109 super specialization from OSMU.

The studies are carried out by 800 teachers, 18 academicians, 105 professors and doctors of Medical Science, 407 docents and candidates of medical science. During the course students master all modern medical technologies which are available today in the world.

The university has 18 blocks with general area of 20,000 sq.m., 6 hostels (Fully furnished with all essential facilities), a library with total stock of 1 million books, publishing-printing complex, scientific medical computer center, Students Polyclinic providing medical aid to students free of cost, 3 Museums (Historical Museum, Anatomic Museum & The Museum of  Pathological Anatomy), sport complex with indoor & outdoor sports facilities, Students’ Club/Cultural and Scientific Societies, modern recreation centers on the coast of Black Sea where up to 500 students can rest at a time.

Scientific Research Establishments of the University : Central Scientific – Research Laboratory, Institute of Clinical Biophysics, Health Family Center, Vivarium, Scientific – Research Institute of Eyes Diseases and Tissue Therapy, Institute of Health Resortology and Medical Rehabilitation, Stomatology, Virusology are some other specialized clinical bases and bases of practical training.

Admission process in Odessa National Medical University

Since 2016 admission process in Ukrainian universities for foreign students aviable via Ukrainian Admission Center.
For apply to Odessa National Medical University foreign students have to apply online via Ukrainian Admission Center.
After checking all details in Admission Center, they will send invitation letter to students.
With invitation letter students can go to the nearest embassy of Ukraine and get student visa.
No exams, TOEFL, IELTS required if you make application via Ukrainian Admission Center.

Schools / Colleges / Departments / Courses / Faculties

  • Faculty of Medicine № 1 (Medicine)
  • Faculty of Medicine number 2 (Medicine)
  • Faculty of Medicine № 3 (pediatrics)
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Pharmaceutical Faculty
  • Faculty of Postgraduate Education


The institution started in 1900 as the Medical Faculty of the Novorossiyskiy State University in Odessa. The medical faculty soon became one of the most prestigious medical faculties in the Russian Empire. Many famous medical scientists, including Nobel laureate and professor I. I. Mechnikov, worked here.

Foreign students contact University directly or the Official Admission partner Study Nation 360 to take admission here.

The Medical Faculty managed to survive the difficult and turbulent period of the early years of the Russian revolution and in 1922 it was transformed into the independent and autonomous Odessa State Medical Institute. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it became Odessa State Medical University in an independent Ukrainian Republic.

Today, the Odessa National Medical University remains one of the leading medical universities in Ukraine. It is a member of the International Association of Medical Universities and the high standards of training at the institution are well recognized throughout Europe and America. The University consists of 58 faculties and has a student population of over six thousands, including foreign students from very diverse countries. Tuition is given in the Russian, Ukrainian, and English languages.

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