ODESSA NATIONAL MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

FAQ

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1. Whether degree of graduates of ONMedU is recognized in India and abroad?

Yes, it is not only recognized in India but almost all over the world. As per the latest Gazette of Government of India all the graduates of foreign medical institutions are required to clear screening test to be conducted twice a year (last Saturday/Sunday of September and last Saturday/Sunday of March) by National Board of Examination to get registered by the Medical Council of India. If a graduate does not returns back to India and wishes to work in other foreign country like USA, England or Europe then he is not supposed to give this screening test, but he has to follow the rules of that particular country.

2. Whether girls are safe in ONMedU or in Odessa?

Yes. There are more than 380 foreigner girls including Indians; studying presently in ONMedU and living safely in university hostel. The ratio of girls to boys is approximately 1:3 as per admissions in last 5 years. In fact girls are safer in Odessa than in other cities.

3. Why ONMedU is better than other institutions of Ukraine and Eastern Europe?

In every country there are categories and gradations of universities. Similarly in Ukraine there are four grades of universities. Odessa National Medical University is of highest grade that is IV grade. ONMedU is more than 100 years old having own history of medical training and is highly upgraded, well equipped with all latest technologies available in the world today and is known everywhere in the world for its quality of education and training techniques.

4. Whether complete education is in English medium?

ONMedU is first university of Ukraine which started medical education in English medium. You should be aware of the fact that hardly any medical university in Ukraine or Russia is giving complete education in English, except ONMedU. Most of the universities which declares that they are conducting the medical courses in English medium are giving education in English only up to III or IV year. Further they teach in Russian medium.

5. Whether Asian /vegetarian food is available in Odessa?

Odessa is comparatively warm place in Ukraine. Odessa region is very rich in agriculture. Almost all major fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses, milk products are available throughout the year in Odessa. Therefore, for vegetarians it is very suitable place in comparison to other cities. Beside this there are several restaurants and mess of Asian (Indian, Chinese) food in Odessa. The average temperature of the coldest month, January, is 0°C, and the hottest, July, +32°C. There is the warmest weather climate in Odessa (among all cities in Ukraine).

6. What type of hostels are there in ONMedU?

Hostels are multistoried with central heating system, continuous hot & cold water supply, canteen, recreation room, students' club, library etc. There are three type of rooms - single/double and triple bedded with toilet/bathroom and kitchen (continuous gas supply). All rooms are fully furnished.

7. What will be my average monthly expenses?

Usually the expenses for first month of staying in Ukraine are more than those of the subsequent months. You'll need about 500 USD for the first 3 months of stay due to the reason that you would need to purchase necessary items. Subsequently, the average monthly expenses for food are about USD 100-150.

8. What is the currency used in Ukraine?

The currency used in Ukraine is Hryvnia and the coins are known as Kopiyka. USD 1 = UAH 21.50 approximately (Please check current FOREX rates for latest update).

9. Can we pay the tuition fee in installments?

Yes, you can pay the fee in six months installments.

10. Can we travel to any other countries while studying in Ukraine? Which countries, when and for how long?

Yes, you can travel to other countries like UK, Germany, Sweden, Italy, France, Poland, etc. during summer and winter vacations.

11. How can my parents send me money for my expenses?

Parents can either send the money to the student's bank account in Ukraine through wire transfer or else the student before going to Ukraine can open an account in India with the bank which offers Visa ATM International Card. Through ATM Card, the student can easily withdraw required amount, which has been deposited by his parents in his account in India. The student is recommended to open a bank account as soon as the process of registration is completed, which normally takes around 10-15 days.

12. What is Bologna Process?

The purpose of Bologna process (or Bologna accords) is to create the European higher education area by making academic degree standards and quality assurance standards more comparable and compatible throughout Europe. Thus enhancing and facilitating student and teacher mobility; removing obstacles for mobility and improving recognition of degrees and academic qualifications. It is named after the place it was proposed, the University of Bologna with the signing, in 1999, of the Bologna declaration by Ministers of Education from 29 European countries in the Italian city of Bologna and ONMedU is also a part of this process.

13. What is KROK I and KROK II?

Ans .KROK (which means Integrated License exam under European Credit Transfer System) examination which has been started from 2003-04 as per the Bologne process currently going all over Europe (including ONMedU) according to which doctors are prepared through European system of education to make doctors a high quality specialist. This exam is conducted twice during the course duration; KROK I during the III course and KROK II during the VI course.

14. Whether students from other universities can get transfer in ONMedU?

As ONMedU is a part of Bologna process, student can transfer from other universities, which are following Bologna process.

15. Why so many students from other universities want to get transfer to ONMedU after II / III year?

Many universities of Ukraine, Russia & other CIS countries which assure students complete education in English medium at the time of admission as a matter of fact are not able to provide the same after II or III year of course. ONMedU, which was first to start English medium course with its 20 years of experience providing complete education (up to the completion of course) in English medium is preferred by most of the students.

16. Why we can’t get admission directly and we have to go through coordinating companies?

According to law of Ukraine there should be an intermediary licensed company registered in Ukraine who gives the financial guarantee of coming student and have to do all admission formalities and take care of students during his full stay.

17. What is the cost of International calls and Internet services?

Calls from Ukraine to all over world is approx. 0,01-0,05$/min. High speed Internet / Wi-Fi is available in all Hostel rooms, University campus ,classrooms.