What has made Ukraine an international hub for medical students?

With the global crisis becoming global news, we can’t help but look at the scenario from multiple angles. Let’s put politics aside for a minute, let’s look at international students studying medicine in Ukraine.

A number of questions come to mind – Why did they choose Ukraine? Why don’t they study in India? What happens to them now?

Benefits for students

Let’s break it down. For starters, Ukraine is an ambitious country that has made multiple efforts over the past decade to strengthen its economy and global recognition.

The quality of education offered by Ukrainian institutes has improved significantly in recent years.

Also, there are no entrance exams to enter a medical school in Ukraine. The student’s educational background is taken into account. Tuition fees are also relatively cheaper than in India.

The degrees obtained in Ukrainian universities have a worldwide reputation, which leads to many job opportunities after school.

Medical students prefer Ukraine to India

While Ukraine has become the country in Europe with the fourth largest community of international medical students, many still wonder why India is not preferred by these students, given that a number of leading medical institutes are found here in the country.

The main reason for this is the limited number of places in the general category, which forces you to pay large sums of money if you want to be at the top of the list.

Even deserving students who pass the entrance exams do not get a place in the institute of their choice.

Where are the students going now?

So, despite the ongoing political tensions between Ukraine and Russia, students around the world have had no problem choosing Ukraine as their study destination, especially for medical studies. The last question is where are the students going now?

Ukraine may be the best in Eastern Europe, but there are a number of neighboring countries, including Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Poland, as well as Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and France, which offer affordable, high-quality medical courses and fairly high acceptance. rate.

Although there is political unrest in Ukraine, these are the alternatives for international students. We wish a safe return to all our students and hope that the situation will improve soon.

– Article by Saurabh Arora, Founder and CEO, University Living

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