ONMU-Odessa National Medical University
  is a government university of national status, in the cosmopolitan seaport city of Odessa, Ukraine. The institution was 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 laureates like Professor Mechnikov worked here.

Today ONMU 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. 

Foreign students have been studying at ONMU since 1946 and in 1996 ONMU was the first university of Ukraine to start medical education in English Medium

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.

ONMU  is listed both in the WHO Directory of Medical Schools (known also as as AVICENNA Directory for Medicine) as well as the IMED of USA. By virtue of being listed in these 2 directories, ONMU is recognized by the medical councils of all the countries in the world.

Odessa National Medical University extensively uses latest scientific techniques and practices of best universities of the world in teaching process. This great contribution is due to close links with leading universities and academic centers: Washington University (USA), Polish Academy of Medicine (Poland), Milan University (Italy), Institute of Experimental Immunology (Switzerland), the International Fund of Hippocrates (Greece), A. Schweitzer International Medical Academy (Poland), Russian Heart Scientific-productive Complex. 

ONMU has more courses in English Medium than most other Universities in Ukraine. In addition to the Under-Graduate Degree courses in Medicine and Dentistry and several specializations for Post-Graduate Medical Education.

The academic session of undergraduate courses commences from 1st of September. 
For new students joining in the 1st year the last date to join classes is 15th of November.

To apply directly to ONMU click here
ONMU-Odessa Theater

Odessa is the most charming city in Ukraine! As a tribute to its charm, eight cities in the US, two in Canada and one in Brazil were named Odessa. There’s also Lake Odessa and even Odessa the planet somewhere out there in the cosmos. However, none of these tributes shine as vibrantly as Odessa, Ukraine: The Pearl of the Black Sea!

ONMU-Odessa street
The economy of Odessa is largely based around its traditional role as a port city; during the Soviet period the city was home to the USSR's largest trading port, a role which it still retains today as independent Ukraine's busiest international port. 

Odessa also has a well-developed system of inter-urban municipal roads and minor beltways. Intercity bus services are available from Odessa to many cities in Russia, Germany, Greece, Bulgaria and several cities of Ukraine and Europe.

For more information on Odessa, please check here 

Courses at ONMU for International Students
Preparatory course is available for students who have done O Levels. Students can complete the Preparatory course and proceed to the Medical Degree course. For others, it is mandatory only for those students who wish to study in Russian medium. During this course the basic subjects like Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Anatomy are taught with the Russian language. Duration - 1 year

Under Graduate Courses

Odessa National Medical University offers following the undergraduate courses to the foreign students:


General Medicine

The Under Graduate Medical Degree course is for 6 years and is conducted in English / Russian / French mediums. After completing 6 years degree course, a student is awarded an “MD Physician” degree, which is equivalent to MBBS in India, MBChB in other countries.


Dentistry / Stomatology

The Under Graduate Degree course in Dentistry / Stomatology is conducted in English and Russian medium. 

For more detailed information on Odessa National Medical University, please check the  link for International Students