Ukraine (UMSA) - Vinnytsia
Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Internal Medicine- Cardiology, Internal Medicine- Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine- Endocrinology, Psychiatry, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Pharmacology
July, August, September, November, December, January, February, March, October
1 per day
Students' flat, dormitory, hostel
According to general EC
Mariia Kasianchyk

There`s a saying that every city has it`s own soul and unique spirit. Some people believe it, some people don`t. There`s also another saying – about some kind of `specialty` of the city – there are historical ones, cities where you can `jump and touch the sky`, as they say, and also ones where you can feel the nature and hear it`s sound. But here`s the trick - sometimes you can get it all in one place. And that`s an opportunity not to be missed.
                                                                   Welcome to Vinnitsa!

Vinnitsa is the center of the Vinnitsa region, a city with rich traditions and history. The city is located on the bank of the river Southern Bug, 260 kms to the south of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.        


The estimated population is about 370 k people.
Vinnitsa is known as a students’ city of Ukraine because of a great spectre of choices in higher education: Vinnitsa National Pirogov Memorial Medical University ,Vinnitsa Technical University, Pedagogical University, Trade Economic University, Agricultural University etc. Vinnitsa National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, one of the largest and leading medical higher institutions of Ukraine, has all the clinical facilities, teaching laboratories, lecture theaters and libraries. This infrastructure, dedicated team of internationally acknowledged world leaders and  highly trained technical staff, provides the ideal learning environment for medical students.

Vinnitsa`s pride is the National Pirogov's Estate Museum, named after Nikolai Pirogov, a scientist, inventor of anesthesia and military surgery. The museum is located on the territory of an old estate, where the famous scientist spent the last twenty years of his life. On this territory, you can see an exhibit describing Pirogov's life and achievements, a drugstore museum, and the Church of St. Nikolai, where the scientist is buried. 

In this town you can see the Europe's largest floating light and music fountain, which was opened September 4, 2011. Directly in open water on the river of South Bug, it rises to a height of 60 meters. This magnificent fountain which work is accompanied by music and laser show, is able to give unforgettable pleasure to all lovers of beauty. 

There are many monuments to famous people: M. Kotsyubynskyi, T. Shevchenko, I. Bogun, B. Khmelnytskyi, M.I. Pirogov and others in our city. 
There are lot of parks and gardens in the city, it is one of the greenest cities of Ukraine. 

The city belongs to the most attractive investment regions due to the strong industrial and highly scientific potential, developed transport network, a banking system, the favorable enterprising climate. 
You can hear a lot about this wonderful city, its magnificent buildings and entertaining stories but no story could replace those experiences that you can get if you see it all with your own eyes. 

Vinnitsa is one of those cities that will never disappoint you.


                                Vinnitsa Medical Institute n.a. N.I. Pirogov and since 1994 the University has been training competent doctors for 90 years. For this period about 44 thousands of specialists have been trained, who work in Ukraine and in many countries of the world.      
     Now training of specialists is carried out at 53 chairs, where the competent scientific-pedagogical staff works. Among them there are an academician of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, 5 academicians and 5 members-correspondents of Academies of Science, 120 doctors of science, professors, 554 candidates of science, associated professors.
     The Medical University has traditions in educational, research activity, organization of the students’ leisure, maintaining of heartly relations with the graduates.
    Material-technical basis: 3 educational buildings, modern equipment, research centre and centre of new information technologies, more than 780 modern computers, which are connected up to Internet, large library (500 thousand books), own printing house.
   The Muslim Center and the Mosque function near the University.At the medical university 6250 students are trained, including 2080 foreigners. In total about 44000 doctors, among them 2100 specialists of the highest level, possessing the Candidate’s and Ph.D., M.D. degrees, including more than 7500 foreign citizens from 106 foreign countries ofEurope, Asia, Middle East, Latin America, Africa) have been trained.
  Annually the University chairs issue 10-12 text-books of methodics and other educational-methodical materials for the foreign students.
  The activity of the Medical University on training doctors among the foreign citizens, international collaboration and international relations are coordinated by the Vice-rector for international links.
  In the structure of management of the international citizens’ education function the department for international links, the dean's office of the preparatory faculty and the dean's office for undergraduate and postgraduate international students.

Research Project and Labs
In Hospital Clinic there are a lot of research projects available:
1. Central mechanisms of organisation and realisation of movements.
2. Psychic disadaptation: clinical phenomenology, mechanism of its formation, integrated correction .
3. The role of genetic and environmental factors in appearance and progress of rheumatological diseases.
4. Working out the multilevel medical rehabilitative programs for the patients with diseases of internal organs and systems.
5. Working out new technologies of surgical treatment and prevention of postoperative complications for patients with diseases of thoracic and abdominal cavities.
6. A study on the role of genetic factors in development of neoplastic processes among the population of Vinnytsia region.
Vinnytsia is one of the most comfortable cities to live in. So you deffinatly won't have any problems with getting to any place you want. Our hospital clinic is right behind the hostel you will stay at. What is more, you'll be able to scroll down the alley for about 15 minutes and you will be in the downtown of Vinnytsia. But if you had a tough day and a little bit tired, you can take a tram. Don't miss a chance to take a ride by the most beautiful tram of Ukraine.
Finding of habitation In Vinnitsa has no problems, especially, if you are a student, especially, if you have no money in your pockets. In this case, hostels help you not to be left homeless in a strange city.
The system of hostels is very developed in Vinnitsa. Five of all amounts of these ones are medical. They are situated in the campus near the VNMU – Vinnitsa National Medical University. This location is very nice for students, because it is almost the center of the city (that is very comfortable for going for a walk and meeting with friends) and because of the fact that it needs only five minutes for getting to classes (a very important thing for students that prefer a long sleeping;)).
Of course, nothing can beats with the atmosphere of hostel, but if life with too loud neighbors is not easy for you, there is an alternative. Local comittee may suggest you a flat.
 However, if you are a tourist hostels and flats are not very good choice for you. In this case, it would be better for you to book a place or a room in a hotel. There are a lot of them in Vinnitsa.
 You can spend there a comfortable and nice evening after having excursions and walking in our beautiful city.

Vinnitsa has a very small airport (IATA code - UKWW). There are flights only to or from Kiev, Simferopol.
The most convenient way is to get to Kiev first.
Then you can get to Vinnytsia by bus, train or by car.
There are constant rail route from Kiev to Vinnitsa. Train timetable is available here . You can book and buy your ticket here
You can also take the bus.
On the bus route Kiev - Vinnitsa, ticket price from 4-15 euro.
Regular route from Kiev to Vinnitsa from 8 to 15 buses per day. travel prices can change constantly, depending on the month, date and season.
Vinnitsa is a very popular destination for a trip accordingly most passengers buy tickets just before the central bus station, and then by shuttle bus ride to the nearby cities.
Each passenger can purchase a ticket to call the call center of the company, or to make a request for additional background information about the routes and the address bus stations in Vinnitsa and Kiev for the disembarkation and embarkation of passengers will be written on the ticket.

You can find the timetable at this link  or here
All students after hard week must have a rest. And in our city there are big amount of opportunities to do this.
First of all it’s a simply walk in beautiful parks, maybe with visiting attractions to have more adrenalin and wider smile. It’s of course evening program with famous Vinnitsa fountains-possibility to see one of the wonder of our country and almost over the world alfresco, with gentle touches of fresh warm air and with laugh of your new friends. Also in summer you, others members of exchange and your ukrainian friends may organaize a picnic on one of banks of Pivdenniy Bug river or on some lakes.
You can also visit Pirogov Museum-estate and have a walk in it’s park with making photo for memoirs.
Also all gallerias and exhibitions in museum of Local history, art-café “Artinow”, VinExpoCentr and our Vinnitsa Music and Drama Theatre of N.Sadovsky may help you to get involved to art.
To get some knowledge except medicine you can visit Avto-moto-bike-tele-photo-radio museum and Military History Museum of the Air Force . In avto-moto-bike museum you also have a possibility to change your clothes on the soldier’s ones from Second World War and take photos with them. A real positive experience for people which like animals it’s a visiting Vinnitsa zoological nursery, about which do not know even all citizens . This is one of the youngest zoos in Ukraine,allows visitors to feed the animals.
Viinitsa is also famous by it’s trams.You can listen a history of Vinnitsa, leaving in a special historical tram and looking on the places of interest through the tram window.
Art-pubs as a “Beer and blues”(where you can sing in karaoke) and Beefeater(there you can see different performances) and night clubs as a “Feride plaza”, ”H2O”, ”ModaBar” are waiting for you in evenings and nights.
If you want to see how Vinnytsa looked in the 19th century ,then by all means, visit the museum café "Exterior happy time" at the shop-museum "Pan Zavarkin and son." The interior resembles secular salons that existed in the city a century ago. You can certainly taste the aromatic coffee or tea and listen urban legends.
And if you have some more time and really want-rollerdrom in summer and icerink in winter are always opened ror you.
We have also many churches and monasteries in Vinnitsa. For example, the most beautiful of them is St.Preobrazensky Cathedral. It’s history is very interesting and take beginning from ancient time. Firstly it was Dominicans cathedral. Then the Russian empire closed it, because the russian king want to adopt orthodory on his territories and Dominicans had to leave this church.
Near church there is Vinnitsa National Historical Museum. There the visitors can hear an exited story of interesting and great history of Vinnitsa city from the the beginning to modern time.
On the opposite side of this church we can see monastery Brother`s Capuchins – ascetic branch of Catholic Religious Order St.Francisk Kliment VII. This building exited us by it’s beauty inside and outside.
Finally,when you will walk in the Park named by Gorky we can observe a big 3D graffiti with waterfall on it. Near it you can feeling yourself as in really joo:) and take many photos for sweet and warm memories about Vinnitsa city,which you will keep in your heart for life.


There are plenty beautiful historical places in Ukraine which still had saved their ancient appearance, and you can find signs of long national history here at every turn. However there is one special place in Ukraine: the Pearl of Podolia Region, picturesque park city – beautiful City of Vinnytsia, which lies along the steep banks of the Southern Bug. The rich history had affected significantly on the amount of city sightseeings and attractions.

Vinnytsia Arch at the entrance to City Park named after Gorky is a visit card of our city according to the most of citizens. This construction was made to perpetuate the first manned flight into space. 


You’re not going to be bored here also if you are interested in famous personalities and want to know a lot about their lives. Nikolay Pirogov, the great surgeon and scientist, founder of field surgery and the Russian Red Cross, medical doctor, pedagogue, public figure have spent more than 20 last years of his live in Vinnytsia. He is considered to be the founder of field surgery, and was one of the first surgeons in Europe to use ether as an anaesthetic. He was the first surgeon to use anaesthesia in a field operation (1847), invented various kinds of surgical operations, and developed his own technique of using plaster casts to treat fractured bones. He is one of the most widely recognized Russian physicians, author of the four-volume edition of Topographic Anatomy .There is also located a museum-estate of this great person in the city.



 Citizens are proud that Ukrainian Academic Theatre named after Franko had began its artistic way in the city. Now Vinnytsia Academic Music-Drama Theatre named after Mykola Sadovsky is one of the most famous theatres in Ukraine.

Mykhailo Mykhailovych Kotsiubynsky was a Ukrainian author whose writings described typical Ukrainian life at the start of the 20th century. Kotsiubynsky's early stories were described as examples of ethnographic realism; in the years to come, with his style of writing becoming more and more sophisticated, he evolved into one of the most talented Ukrainian impressionist and modernist writers. The popularity of his novels later led to some of them being made into Soviet movies.The memorial museum of great Ukrainian writer Mykhailo Kotsiubynskiy also has popularity among tourists. 


For those guests who are interested in the history of the World War II, it can be offered to visit famous ruins of headquarters «Werewolf», Eastern Front military headquarters located in a pine forest about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north of Vinnytsia, which was used between 1942 and 1943. It was one of a number of Führer Headquarters throughout Europe, and the most easterly ever used by Adolf Hitler in person.

There are many beautiful other places in Vinnytsia as Vinnytsia Water Tower which was built in 1912, when the water pipe system was laid out in Vinnytsia. The tower doubled as a fire observation point. The architect was Grigory Artynov. The water was taken from the Southern Bug River and then distributed around the city center. Other great place is Vinnytsia Fountain Roshen, which is the only one multimedia fountain in Ukraine and the largest floating fountain.

Of course Vinnytsia is not only ancient town and city with rich history - it is also a modern business center where desk full of life.


This is kind of students’ city also, as there are about 10 universities, including one of the best universities of Ukraine – Vinnytsia National Medical University named after Nikolay Pirogov.

You will have a possibility not only to share scientific achievements, but also to have fun and some good vacation. We sincerely welcome you to visit the city tour, a gala-meeting dinner, a tour of the museum-estate of Nikolay Pirogov, intellectual game "Mafia" and fully enjoy the views of the City of Bug, which is rightly recognized as the best to live in Ukraine.


We are looking forward to meet you!