Odessa National Medical University

Odessa National Medical University “ODNMU”  is the largest Medical University of Ukraine and one of the Oldest Medical University of Eastern and Western Europe.  Medical Faculty was opened on the 1st of September , 1900 in Odessa under the Great Russian Imperial University “Novorossysk University”. In 1922 Medical Faculty of Novorosisk University in Odessa was reformed and was given the Status of Higher medical Institution and was renamed to “Odessa Medical Institute”. After independence of Ukraine in 1993 Odessa medical Institute was given the highest 4th level of Accreditation and was renamed to “Odessa State Medical University” and in 1997 got the National status and was renamed to “Odessa National Medical University”.

Odessa National Medical University “ODNMU” was the first among medical universities in Ukraine which got the National Status in Ukrainian Medical Universities. It is the most prestigious medical university in Russia, Ukraine and Europe. The scientists of Odessa National Medical University made great contribution to Ukrainian Medicine.

All our educational programs are regulated and approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. The degrees and diplomas issued to graduated foreign students by the Odessa National Medical University “ODNMU” are legalized by the Ministry of Heath of Ukraine and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Odessa National Medical University “ODNMU” is recognized by the World Health Organization, IMED, Indian Medical Council, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, European Council of Medicine, General Medical Council (limited Registration) of UK and so on.

Odessa National Medical University “ODNMU” is recognized by SADC council and there is no exam after completing your studies to start working in Southern African countries.

Odessa National Medical University “ODNMU” has joint researches and partnership relations with many Scientific Institutions of former USSR and all over the world, such as The Poland Medical Academy, The Cambridge University, The Virden University, Clinics of Urgent Medicine in Germany, Belgium, Austria and Israel. Medical center of Cardiff (England), Medical Center in Sent-Etien (France), New York Medical Center, Ukrainian Medical Society in Canada and Austria.

During the last years our workers have an opportunity to work abroad as specialists and teachers in the Universities of USA, Yemen, Germany, UK etc. Odessa National Medical University “ODNMU” is proud of the fact that its workers were the scientists whose contribution to the world Medical Science has been commonly acknowledged.

Odessa National Medical University started training students in English language in 1993 and it was the first Medical University in Ukraine, Russia and Eastern Europe which started training in English medium. Later on a lot of other medical universities also started medical faculties in English medium.

Odessa national medical university’s teaching staff consists of more than 1000 doctors. This is the highest number of Academicians working in Medical University of Ukraine and in whole Europe.

Odessa National Medical University has 8 faculties, medical college and Preparatory department for Foreign students. 58 theoretical departments and 45 Clinical departments work under Odessa National Medical University. Except them ODNMU has One University Multiple clinic and one ODNMU dental clinic. Now more than 9000 students are training at Odessa National Medical University, among them there are 1900 foreign students from 52 countries.

In the recent years, ODNMU created the unique scientific research and medical departments, which includes ODNMU dental clinic, ODNMU multidisciplinary University Clinic, Research institute of Molecular-Genetics and Cellular Medicine, Clinical Research Institute of Biophysics. With the help of Ministry of Health of Ukraine at Odessa National Medical University the following Diagnostics centers were opened: Cardio Hematology, Eye Microsurgery, Synthesis, Endoscopy and Laser Surgery, Pediatric cardiology, Toxicology and others.

The ODNMU has well established library with computer rooms and electronic library which include 1140 seats. Students are issued with a ticket of junior and senior year and they can use library books any time.

Odessa National Medical University (ONMU) offers  wide range of Under Graduate Courses which includes General Medicine, Pediatrics, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Preparatory Department for foreign students and Post Graduate courses which includes Clinical Residency Programs and Doctorate Programs.

The faculties are the following:

    Duration of Course: 6 years 
    Degree Awarded: Doctor of Medicine (MD or MBBS).
    Duration of Course: 6 years 
    Degree Awarded: Doctor of Medicine (MD or MBBS).

Duration of Course: 5 years.

Degree awarded: Bachelor of dentistry (BDS).


The duration of the pharmacy course is 5 years.


The duration of the course is 2 years for diploma and 4 years for bachelor’s degree.

Degree awarded is Bachelor of Nursing.

  • POST GRADUATE EDUCATION: ONMU offers post graduate studies in all medical fields. The duration of the study is 2-3 years.
  • PRE-MEDICAL COURSE: This is a Russian intensive program for students wishing to continue their studies at ONMU or any other University in Ukraine. The duration of the preparatory course is one year. Upon successful completion a diploma is awarded.
  • FOUNDATION COURSE: This course is specially designed for the foreign students who do not have the necessary requirements for the undergraduate programs and also it helps to enable students to bridge the gap between school and University. The duration of the foundation course is 1 year.

The faculty of postgraduate education offers the study in 50 medical specialties at internship, mastership and clinical internship. At the department of Odessa National Medical University (ONMU), along with the traditional ways of teaching, there is also a module study. Constantly developing base of computerized equipment gives the possibility to use modern PC know-how and world informative networks in the process of study.

PostGraduate Education Faculties:

  • Radiology;
  • Therapy;
  • Dermatology and Venereology;
  • Infectious Diseases;
  • Neurology;
  • Pathological Anatomy;
  • Psychiatry;
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology;
  • Anesthesiology;
  • Orthopedics;
  • Ophthalmology;
  • Urology;
  • Surgery;
  • Pediatrics;
  • Child Gynecology;
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases;
  • Pediatric Surgery;
  • Hygiene of Children and Teenagers;
  • General Hygiene;
  • Cardiology;
  • Occupational Hygiene;
  • Epidemiology;
  • Therapeutic Dentistry;
  • Pediatric Dentistry;
  • Orthopedic Dentistry;
  • Surgical Dentistry.

Postgraduates at  ONMU are taught in English, Ukrainian and Russian languages according to the programs and curriculum approved by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. We take into consideration the peculiarities of public health services of the state where trainees come from.

At Odessa National Medical University “ODNMU”, the following countries citizens are studying at the time: USA, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Chili, Australia, UK, Germany, Spain, Portugal, France, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Bulgaria, Moldova, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Mauritius, Bangladesh, Nepal, Iran, Iraq, Morocco, Tunis, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Yemen, Israel, Palestine, Kuwait, Oman, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Malaysia, Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Togo, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, Uganda, Lesotho, China, etc.

Odessa National Medical University has trained more than 600 Professors, 1300 Doctors of Sciences and about 80,000 doctors since its existence for than 100 years, among them there are more than 10,000 foreign citizens and about more than 600 foreign Doctors of sciences.