Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University

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Lviv National Medical University

The history of Lviv National Medical University goes back to 1661. Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University is one of the oldest and biggest medical universities in Ukraine with the IV level of accreditation. Beginning from 1961 University provides education for foreign citizens. During 50 years over 2,5 thousand doctors and pharmacists – foreigners have got an education here and have been working successfully as doctors and pharmacists in many countries of the world. Education is provided in Ukrainian, Russian Language, and since 1997 the teaching of foreign students in English has been launched and is rapidly developing.

Lviv National Medical University

University began training foreign students in 1961. Since then, more than 3000 students from Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America have completed their education, received the Medical, Dental, or Pharmaceutical degree here and now are successfully working as a doctor. More than 300 foreign citizens completed postgraduate training, and 70 foreign graduates achieved their Ph.D. degree here. Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University is listed in the World Health Organization (WHO), World Directory of Medical Schools, is certified by ECFMG of the USA.
In the 2019/2020 the academic year 1334 foreign citizens from 47 countries of the world are studying at the Faculties of General Medicine, Dentistry Pharmacy (96,9% of foreign students study in the English language). 386 foreigners were admitted to the University, 365 of them to the 1st year of study, including 326 students for the specialty “222 Medicine”, 31 – specialty “221 Dentistry”, 8 – specialty “226 Pharmacy, Industrial Pharmacy”, 7 – Postgraduate training. The range of countries from which foreigners have come to study at the university is very wide: Poland, Bulgaria, Germany, USA, Canada, Great Britain, Cyprus, Israel, Ecuador, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, Kenya, Namibia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Angola, Tunisia, and others. Factors, that favor the growth of foreign students’ number are high academic standards of the University as well as the gradual improvement of everyday life conditions and the city infrastructure. The growth of the number of foreign students can be considered as a sign of stability at the University, the high opinion in the world of the professional knowledge received here. Concerning the number of foreign students, the University holds the first place among higher education institutions of Lviv.

Lviv National Medical University Today 

The teaching of Medicine, Dentistry, and pharmacy for foreign students is carried out in two languages – Ukrainian and English. English Medium Program for foreign students was implemented in 1997. Now 1258 foreigners (96,9% of the whole number of foreign students) are studying in English. Foreign citizens who are not strong enough in the Ukrainian language can enter a one-year Preparatory course, which includes an intense language program, as well as some basic training in Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. Graduate students of this course can be enrolled in the 1st year of study at Lviv National Medical University.

University graduates who now live and work abroad demonstrate a high level of obtained professional knowledge and skills in Lviv, which in turn contributes to the growth of the number of foreign students and adds to the popularity of the University among foreigners. To increase the opportunity of recruiting foreign candidates to study University signed the contracts with several organizations, which have been given the rights of representation of the University. Information about these companies you may find on the University website: www.meduniv.lviv.ua.

The University’s international activities are aimed at further integration into the European, world medical and educational fields to study and implement best practices in the field of higher medical education, developing scientific research, promoting the achievements of the University in the world.

The University works closely with different organizations in Poland, Jordan, Egypt, India, Bulgaria, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, etc. The University scientists are working on joint scientific topics with leading scientific and educational institutions of Germany, Hungary, the USA, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, Poland, Belgium, and others.

All Prospective Candidates are required to make and send clear scanned copies of the following documents

  • International passport (valid for at least one year)
  • High School Leaving Certificate (O level / SSCE/ HSSCE / IGCSE / WAEC/ NECO / NABTEB)
  • Copy of MBBS/BDS/B. Pharma degree (only for students who will study postgraduate courses)
  • Filled Application Form
  • Admission Processing Fee of $400 USD.


Tuition fee for English medium:  4800 USD/ year

Tuition fee for Russian medium: 3300 USD/ year


Tuition fee for English medium:  4900 USD/ year

Tuition fee for Russian medium: 3200 USD/ year


Tuition fee for English medium:  4500 USD/ year

Tuition fee for Russian medium: 3000 USD/ year


Tuition fee for English medium:  4000 USD/ year

Tuition fee for Russian medium: 3000 USD/ year


Tuition fee 2100 USD/ year



Tuition fee for English medium:  4800 USD/ year

Tuition fee for Russian medium: 4800 USD/ year


Tuition fee for English medium:  4800 USD/ year

Tuition fee for Russian medium: 4800 USD/ year

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Getting an invitation letter is a very important step for admission. We make this step very easy for you. Study Invitation costs 500USD which includes official Invitation Letter, Visa Support, and courier service fee to send the original invitation letter through DHL, TNT, FedEx, or EMS. 

Introduction dates

until 1 September

until 1 February

No Deadline for Preparatory Department 

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