Ternopil State Medical University

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Ternopil State Medical University2019-05-21T17:23:09+05:30

Project Description

I. Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University

The History of the University

History of Ternopil State Medical University

Training at Ternopil State medical Institute was inaugurated on September 1, 1957 by the resolution of the Ukrainian government of April 12, 1957. In the city that had been almost completely destroyed during the World War II and just began raising from the ruins, it was the first higher educational establishment. Three days after the government resolution, the appointed Director (Rector) of the Medical Institute, Candidate of Medical Sciences, surgeon P.O. Ogiy (later on M.D., Professor) and prof. Martynyuk A.H., the vice-rector, arrived to Ternopil. By the decision of the Regional Council, two educational buildings and two hostels were allotted to the Institute. The clinical base  was provided by the City Hospital that had been functioning then as the Regional Hospital. Morphological building, Regional Hospital and a new hostel were under construction. 19 departments began functioning at the Institute, 66 teachers were working there (including 1 M.D., and 17 Candidates of Med. Sc.).

Standing at the starting line were young teachers-scientists, later on professors, honoured scientists K.V.Kovanov, Yu.T.Komorovsky, A.I. Lokay, I.O.Sytnyk, M.P.Skakun. Among the founders was Ye.H. Honcharuk, an assistant teacher of General Hygiene Department, later on Academician of the National Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine and many international academies, Rector of the Kyiv National Medical University named after O.O.Bohomolets.

Yuriy Teofilovych Komorovsky
MD, Professor, the author of more than 200 scientific and educational works and
2 monographs. He supervised the researches of 12 MDs and 26 PhDs in Medical Sciences.
Kostyantyn Vasylyovych Kovanov
MD, Professor, the author of more than 200 scientific and educational works. He supervised the researches of 1 MD and 6 PhDs in Medical Sciences.

624 students studied at three courses then, 210 being first-year students. 120 second- and 224 third-year students  moved voluntarily from medical institutes of Ukraine, Russia and other republics of the former USSR. The Scientific Council, Central Methodical Commission and Departments did their utmost to organize educational and methodical process, to establish strategic directions of the researches and to control the level of students’ training. In 1959 the first scientific forum was held on the basis of the newly-formed Institute – the Conference of the Ukrainian Pathophysiological Society. The 7th Plenum of the Ukrainian Scientific Society of Surgeons in October 1960 was an important event. The students’ scientific societies were functioning efficiently.

Thus, the Institute started successfully as a pedagogical, scientific, medical, cultural and educational centre of the region. Its best amateur groups were a great success at the city and regional amateur arts festivals and sports competitions. Sanitary-educational work of the teaching staff was combined with their consultative aid to the population on the basis of village and district hospitals.

Anatoliy Ivanovych Lokay
MD, Professor, author of more than 100 scientific and educational works. He supervised the researches  of 3 PhDs in Medical Sciences.

1960-1961 academic year marked the final stage of the Institute formation. The Morphologic building and the regional polyclinic began functioning. The construction of the Institute principal clinical base, the Regional hospital, was completed. The institute numbered 1360 students and 30 departments with 148 teachers working (7 M.Ds and 66 Candidates of Sciences among them). The first group  of 203 physicians with Diploma of the Ternopil State Medical Institute graduated in June, 1961. Later on, 10 graduates became Doctors of Medicine  and 19  – Candidates of Medical Sciences. I. Chekman became Doctor of Medicine, Professor, the Head of the Pharmacology Department of the National Medical University named after O.O.Bohomolets. He is a Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Ukrainian Academy of Medical Sciences, the New York Academy of Sciences, Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine, Honorary Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine. Professor V. Antoniv is the Head of the Otolaryngology Department of the Moscow University of Peoples Friendship, the leader of the Ukrainian National Cultural Society “Slavutych” in Moscow. Professor D. Seimivsky is the Head of the Children’s Urology Department at the Kyiv Research Institute of Urology, the Chief Children’s Urologist of the Ukrainian Ministry of Public Health. Professor S. Yakymenko is the Head of the Burning Injury and Eye Plastic Surgery Department at the V.P. Filatov Research Institute of Eye Diseases in Odessa. 1970-80s.  were marked by new trends in the Institute activity. Despite political and ideological restrictions, imposed by the Soviet system, the Institute went on maintaining its reputation. Many  traditions, good enough to be respected now,  originated then. In particular, the high standards of the educational process, conscious discipline, objective evaluation of the students’ knowledge and persistent scientific researches. All these contributed much to considerable strengthening of scientific and pedagogical potential of the higher educational establishment in the 1970s. Such a raising of the creative enthusiasm of young scientists and students revealed at the All-Union competition, the Ternopil Medical Institute ranking 4th among the higher medical educational institutions.

Ivan Oleksandrovych Sytnyk
MD, Professor, author of more than 175 scientific and educational works and
1 monograph. He supervised the researches of  4 MDs, and 16 PhD in Medical Sciences.
General Medicine
Preventive Medicine

University Awards

Application Process


You will find necessary information regarding application procedure below.

Please be informed that according to its License the University is bound to provide the medical education in Russian language only. For students who wish to study Medicine in English medium, education will be provided in English language for the initial 3 years. From the 4th year most of lectures will be in English, all the practical classes will be taught in Russian




At the first, it will be sufficient to provide translated and certified copies of international passport and academic certificates.
You have to fill the following forms: visa invitation inquiry form and application form and send them via e-mail to the University admission@bashgmu.ru

To study in our University, there is no need to provide us with any certificate proving the level of the applicant’s English language. With poor English, you are not eligible for studies.

For the notice of Indian Citizens! According to regulations framed under the Indian Medical Council Act-1956 as amended in 2018 and the Dentists Act-1948 as amended in 2018, admissions in 100% seats of MBBS/BDS will be done through NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) – 2018 (NEET-UG, 2018) in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India!!!

After approval from admission committee you have to prepare and send the following documents via e-mail:
  • copy of the international passport (the pages with the photo, date of expiration and place of birth etc.); Note that your passport should be valid for at least 2.5 years from the date of application.
  • Documents confirming your previous level of education Note that according to the legislation of the Russian Federation the documents issued in another country can be accepted by the Russian universities only after procedure of legalization and recognition. For details click hyperlink.

  • Health certificate (with information of your vaccination)

All documents must be translated to Russian and duly certified (recognized or certified at a consular department of the embassy).

  • Please use your official name (as on passport and on all your application documents).

  • Make sure your email address is valid and functional as all University correspondence will be sent to the email address you enter in the Application Form.

  • All your necessary documents must be submitted by the last date of application.


  • Country of your birth;
  • Place of your birth;
  • Place of issuance of visa;
  • Permanent residence address (according to your passport);
  • E-mail address.

This information is required to issue the Invitation by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. You will receive the invitation via email which is provided to us in the application form.

Note! Receiving an invitation alone is NOT sufficient to enter Russia.

The set of documents necessary to apply for a student visa at the Consulate/ Embassy of Russian Federation includes visa invitation and confirmation (invitation) letter (the University officials issue both).


On receiving an visa invitation letter, the applicant must contact the Embassy of the Russian Federation in his / her country in order to apply for a student’s visa.

Attention! Applicants with “tourist visa” are not eligible to study or register at BSMU!


It is necessary to inform university about your arriving dates in the Russian Federation one week prior to arrival.

If you inform the officials of the Admission Committee in time, you will be included in the University’s database and provided with accommodation at the University’s hostel immediately on arrival.

Note: You should inform University about your arrival date in advance otherwise your accommodation reservation will be canceled.

You should arrive at least one week before the start of the entrance exams (dates of arrival are also noted in confirmation letter).

Please, send us this arrival form!!!

You must fill your migration card on arrival to the Russian Federation at the airport, after which you will receive a stamp at the Border Control services desk. This stamp confirm your entry in the Russian Federation.

Note: You must submit your migration card to the university officials on arrival as it is a proof of your entry in the Russian Federation.

On the day of your arrival or the next day (except for weekends) you have to visit the office of External Affairs and Foreign Students with the following documents:

  • Passport

  • Migration card (received at the airport on arrival)

Importance: All foreign students must submit the documents for registration to the Dean’s Office for International Students within 3 days after their entry in the Russian Federation. The penalty for failing to complete the registration in time may vary from paying a fine to deportation from Russia.

Please, find attached information related to Visa & Registration Rules!!!

And finally, you have to submit your documents to Admission Committee

All applicants will have medical check-up to assess eligibility for further studies in medical university. If you have serious medical illness, please contact University officials before arrival.


You are hereby informed that the number of seats is strictly limited and the entrance examination will be held on a competitive basis for applicants. You will be tested on your knowledge of chemistry and biology.


On passing the entrance examination successfully, the applicant is obliged to sign an agreement for education to become a student of our University.

Along with signing the agreement for education in the university, the following payments must be made at the university:

  • Tuition fee
  • Official fee for visa processing
  • Hostel fees, including accommodation and additional charges

Note! All international students are obliged to have medical insurance (approx. 3500 – 4500 RUB per year).


All the students admitted to our University will be provided with rooms in one of our University’s hostels, for the entire period All the students admitted to our University will be provided with rooms in one of our University’s dormitory (rooms for 3 people), for the entire period of their study. Accommodation fee – 490 rubles per month.

Timeline for Application Process

Process Deadline
Initial application June 20 – July 25
Initial application June 20 – July 25
Initial application June 20 – July 25
Initial application June 20 – July 25

Important Dates

Process Deadline
Initial application June 20 – July 25
Initial application June 20 – July 25
Initial application June 20 – July 25
Initial application June 20 – July 25
Initial application June 20 – July 25
Initial application June 20 – July 25
Initial application June 20 – July 25
Initial application June 20 – July 25

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are affordable and vary according to a specialty. They include the following facilities for the students: free use of reading rooms, libraries and laboratories; free manuals and course materials; free use of sports club and cultural complexes.

All other expenses, the official fee for visa processing, DHL services, a transfer from and to the airport, medical insurance, registration, accommodation at hostels, and so on are to be paid additionally.

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Notice: all payments are to be made in Russian Rubles only BEFORE the beginning of the academic year/semester.

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