Ukraine (UMSA) - Kharkiv
Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Intensive and Critical Care, Surgery-Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery-Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery-General, Surgery-Thoracic Surgery, Surgery-Vascular Sugery
July, August, September, October
Pocket money Or Host Family
Host Family or Student Residency
According to general EC
Volodymyr Savvo
Kharkiv is the second-largest city of Ukraine. Located in the north-east of the country, it is the largest city of the Slobozhanshczyna historical region.

The city was founded in 1654 and was a major centre of Ukrainian culture in the Russian Empire. Kharkiv was the first city in Ukraine to acknowledge Soviet power in December 1917 and became the first capital of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialistic Republic until January 1935, after which the capital was relocated to Kiev. Kharkiv is the administrative centre of Kharkiv Oblast and the surrounding Kharkiv District.

Kharkiv is a major cultural, scientific, educational, transport and industrial centre of Ukraine, with 60 scientific institutes, 30 establishments of higher education, 6 museums, 7 theatres and 80 libraries. Its industry specialises primarily in machinery and electronics.
V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University is one of the oldest universities in Eastern Europe. It was founded in November 1804, on the initiative of the prominent educator V.N. Karazin and in accordance with the charter of Tsar Alexander I. Kharkiv University is the only university in Ukraine that has trained and employed three Nobel Prize laureates: the biologist I. Mechnikov, the economist S. Kuznets, and the physicist L. Landau. Since its foundation, the University has graduated over 130,000 students. The names of the University graduates are commemorated in geographical names, names of space objects, plants and minerals, laws and formulae. Almost 60 University graduates have become academicians and corresponding members of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences.

In the "Top-200 Ukraine" rating conducted by the UNESCO Chair for 2013 Kharkiv University ranks third among all Ukrainian Higher Educational Institutions. According to Scopus, the world's largest abstract and citation database, the University holds the third position among Ukrainian Research and Educational Institutions by the number of articles published in the leading international scientific publications.

After opening of Karazin Kharkiv National University on January 17th, 1805, among the first four of its divisions and branches was division of medical and health sciences. The University's School of Medicine lasted till 1920. In 1920, the reform of higher education closed all the universities, and in their place many fragmented professional institutions of higher education were opened. Since that time there was no medical faculty and the University. In 1934, the University was restored, but without the medical faculty.

Only after Ukraine gained its independence and democratic rebirth it became possible to re-establish recognized by the civilized world classical university medical education. On November 20th, 1992, order of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine
  • Development and Research of Automatic Control of Heart Rate Variability.
  • Biofeedback Technology in Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases.

School has contacts with scientists and professors of medical faculties of universities in the U.S., Germany, Austria, Turkey, Spain, Britain and others. School embers do research by grants of the International Science Foundation, NATO and others.
If you are placed in a host family, meals will be provided by the family. Otherwise, we will provide you with some pocket money to cover the expenses of at least one main meal per working day.
Lodging is in a student hostel for July and August.

All hostel rooms are furnished and vary in size and number of conveniences. Dormitory rooms at hostel can accommodate 2 or 3 students to a room.

All rooms are equipped with bed, mattress, pillow, blanket, desk, chair, Almira,heating, water system and suitable lighting for both study and relaxation. There are common areas where students can play and mingle. Upon the students arrival on campus, specific accommodations are assigned and after a satisfactory health report the student will be accommodated to the room which is allotted to him.

For other periods, you will be placed in a host family. If we don’t find one, you’ll be placed in an apartment.
From Boryspil International Airport: you should reach Kyiv Passenger Railway Station by bus, which goes from the airport. From this railway station you should take a train to Kharkiv Passenger Railway Station, which costs from 7 to 30 EUR depending on the train type. Ukrainian trains are run by Ukrzaliznytsia, check for specific information.

From Kyiv Passenger Railway Station: you should take a train to Kharkiv Passenger Railway Station, which costs from 7 to 30 EUR depending on the train type. Ukrainian trains are run by Ukrzaliznytsia, check for specific information.

Kharkiv intercity and international transport information:
  • Kharkiv International Airport: Romashkina str. 1.
  • Kharkiv Passenger Railway Station: Railway Station sq. 1.
  • Bus terminal No. 1 "Avtovoksal": Haharina av. 22.
  • Bus terminal No. 2 "Suzdalski ryady": Suzdal rows 12.
  • Bus terminal No. 3 "Kinniy rynok": Vostaniya sq. 6.
  • Bus terminal No. 4 "Lesopark": Belgorodske highway 8.
  • Bus terminal No. 5 "Zavodska": Moskovskiy av. 299a.
  • Bus terminal No. 6 "Holodna Hora": Poltavskiy Shlah str. 143.
  • Bus terminal No. 7 "Heroiv Pratsi": Academica Pavlova str. 160.
  • Bus terminal "Pivdenniy Vokzal": Railway Station sq. 2.

Kharkiv city transport information:
  • Kharkiv metro: 1 trip costs 3 UAH. You can buy metro tickets at tickets machine inside metro station hall.
  • Ground transport (bus, tram, trolleybus): 1 trip costs from 2 to 4 UAH. You can buy your ticket from conductor inside bus, tram or trolleybus.
It is recommend to use Google maps routes when planning your trip at Kharkiv at public transport.
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The most popular landmark of Kharkiv is the Freedom Square (Ploshcha Svobody), the third largest city square in Europe, and it takes the 7th place when speaking about the world.

Another major tourist attraction is the Mirror Stream Fountain which was constructed in the year 1947. Situated in a very picturesque garden, the fountain commemorates the victory of the Second World War. The garden is situated in the Sumska Street which is located to the Opera Theater.

If you are on a trip to Kharkiv, then visiting the monument of the great son of all the people of Ukraine, Taras Shevchenko is a must see place. The red banners have colored the entire city and at 2 p.m, the trumpets blow a sound after which the veil is lowered down. You will see the multi-figured monument which is crowned by the Kobzar statue.

T. Shevchenko Gardens are the oldest gardens within the city center and holds a beautiful path chestnut trees which starts from the Taras Shevchenko monument and ends at the University building. The area of the garden is spread over 25 hectares and has trees over 15,000 and over 100 varieties of the bushes.

Moreover, the park of Gorky is also very popular as the main area of the park receives over 5 million visitors on an annual basis. The park ages to over 100 years and is very popular among Kharkivities.
We are looking forward to meet you!