Ukraine is a self governed state in South Eastern part of Europe. Ukraine has a population of approximately 44.5 million and it is the largest country in Europe with total area of approximately 603,700 sq km. Ukraine shares it’s border with Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova. Ukraine also has a large coast line with Black Sea and Sea of Azov. The country has semi presidential system of constitution, a unitary republic nation. It is ranked 2nd in the strength of military power after Russia.
Major cities of Ukraine are Kyiv (Kiev), Kharkiv, Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk. Ukraine is having highly fertile land and is the largest exported of grains worldwide. Agriculture is a major source of income; it is also heavily industrialized and is a leading manufacturer of heavy industrial products and aerospace systems. The country is ample of mineral reserves and natural resources like coal, iron ore, oil, graphite and natural gas.
Central Ukraine – It is a political, cultural, and economic centre of Ukraine. The capital Kyiv(Kiev) is located in this region only.
Crimea and Sevastopol – It is a peninsula region which is a favorite beach outing spot for Ukrainians and Russians. It has mountains in the centre and beautiful beaches along the shore of Black Sea. The area is currently under dispute with Russia.
Western Ukraine – The region being under control of many non Russian Countries before independence, there are strong presence of European architecture, religion, cuisine and language.
Eastern Ukraine – This is a major coal mining and industrialized region, there are many big cities and home to ethnic Russian population.
Southern Ukraine – Region lies along the Black Sea Coast, is known for beautiful beaches. One major city of Ukraine the Odessa lies in this region.
GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE
Ukraine has variety of geography; it is having mix of Highland, Low lands, Plateaus and Plains. Ukraine has a coastline along Black Sea and Sea of Azov of more than 2700 Kilometers. There are many rivers which flow through the country towards Black Sea. One the west side Ukraine has dense forests and is covered with it. Southern western part of Ukraine is having enormous mountains. Most part of Ukraine largely has grassland and is having highly fertile black soil. Carpathian Mountains are favorite spot of tourists for trekking and the best time is the month of May and October. Normally Ukraine has a moderate climate with warm summers and cold and snowy winters. Regions which are near seashore are subjected to warmer climates due to the moisture laded breeze from the sea. The temperature ranges from 5 degrees to 18 degrees majorly as we move from Northern to Southern part of the country. There too has a spell of short autumn and spring season and are more of mildly colder.
EDUCATION IN UKRAINE
Government of Ukraine gives a great deed of interest on providing number of facilities and affordable education to students in Ukraine, the benefits of the facilities are also being used by international students also who stay in Ukraine to study. From Pre-school to higher education all the facilities, course structure and performance are being monitored by the government. Ukraine education system are ranked at top positions among the European and other countries in the world. As per guidance of Ministry of Ukraine universities provide education to students in Russian, Ukrainian and English language also, this has resulted in increase in enrollment of international students. 172 state owned universities and 31 non state owned universities are present currently in the country which offers highly specialized education in almost every field. The facilities, course structure, basic amenities, faculty and administration are all monitored by Ministry of education and Science of Universities to provide a quality education to the students. More than 60,000 students reside and study at different parts of the country and are enrolled with different universities. They are given opportunity to choose from wide range of courses and specialties.
MBBS in Ukraine
Universities in Ukraine have been superior choice for education among international students from across the world. Ukraine MBBS universities are accredited by majority of organisations in the world and Ukraine MBBS degree is recognized by MCI. Universities in Ukraine offers a high quality of education in Ukraine is at extremely low tuition fees. Cost of MBBS in Ukraine is extremely low. Education has been highly subsidized in Ukraine by the Government of Ukraine and they regularly monitor the fees, course structure and quality of education of the Private Universities and State Medical Universities with the help of Ministry of Education and Science and Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine. Students from South Africa, China, Philippines, Sudan and many others countries in the world especially Indian students reside in Ukraine in majority of counts to study various MBBS courses. More than 5,000 indian students study among other 60,000 international students in Ukraine, majority of Indian students visit to study MBBS from Ukraine.
Universities in Ukraine offer a wide range of specialty courses, but most of the admissions are took place in MBBS Universities in Ukraine. Medical tuition fee in Ukraine is very low as compare to India or any other part of the world so this serves as the main reason why majority of students visit Ukraine for MBBS. Many students from other parts of Europe also visit Ukraine for pursuing higher education due to high quality education and lower fees. An average fees of full medical course in Ukraine comes in between 15 lakh to 30 lakh.
All medical universities in Ukraine are supervised by Ministry of Education and Science and Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine. Almost all of the universities in Ukraine are recognized by World Health Organisation (WHO) and most of them also listed by Directory of World Medical Schools, this has resulted in increasing popularity of Ukraine for higher education among the foreign students. It is important to note that there are many MCI approved universities in Ukraine, so Indian students can opt to study abroad in Ukraine and can very well work in India also. Most of the universities degrees are approved by UNESCO, International Medical Education Directory (IMED), PLAB(UK), USMLE (USA) and World Federation for Medical Education. Professionals passed successfully from the universities are accepted globally and may choose any organization and destination to settle and practice there profession. A large number of doctors completing their studies are working in various government organizations and renowned private organisations all across the world; professionals may also choose to stay and work in Ukraine itself government or private organizations and research institutions. Many professionals passed from Ukraine are also working in WHO, UK, USA, India and other countries.
MCI Screening test clearance is must for students successfully passing from the Ukraine MBBS universities. Once qualified doctor from Ukraine passes the MCI exam in India he finally becomes eligibile to work in India with any of government of private organization.
Cost of living and life in Ukraine
Cost of living in Ukraine is comparatively very less as compared to other European countries and other countries in the West. There are many facilities available for students visiting Ukraine for higher education. Students are also given special discounts over transportation, foods in restaurants, sports and movie tickets. This makes over all expenses to be very less in Ukraine for international students. Moreover students are offered campus hostels by universities which further reduces the expenses to live. In monthly expenses as low as INR 5,000 to 10,000 students can live a comfortable life in Ukraine. There is special arrangements for Indian students; Indian students get Indian food in Ukraine University mess.
Ukraine is one of the most secure destinations for students or tourists to visit as there is no racial discrimination and hence foreigners may enjoy equal status in the country. Overall crime rate is very low. Ukraine is one of the favourit spot of tourism for European tourists. Majority of people from other European nations visit Ukraine as they provide high class European stay, with unmatched architecture, scenic beauty of dense forests, steppe, beaches and historical monuments. Living a European lifestyle is an opportunity students’ get in bare minimum cost when they choose to study in Ukraine Medical Colleges.
Ukraine has many famous dishes, some of them must be tried are Holubtsi, Potato Varenyky, Cabbage Borshch and Kotlety Po-Kyivskomy. Ukrainian culture is also very similar to Indian culture. Grandparents play an important role in upbringing and inculcating traditional and family values in the children. Most of the Ukrainians follow Orthodox Christainity and almost 60% of the citizens are not religious.