Lviv National Medical University

University Overview

Lviv National Medical University, also known as Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, is one of the oldest medical universities in Ukraine. The university has been conferred the Level VI accreditation, making it one of the top medical universities in the country. It was started as a medical faculty of the Lviv University on November 16, 1784. In 2019, it celebrated its 225th anniversary.

Lviv National Medical University ranking as per Web Metrics is 2800 in the world and 4681 out of 11,000 universities by 4icu world university ranking. It ranks among the top 50 universities in Ukraine. This university is a highly sought after institute by international students from all over the world who wish to study mbbs in Ukraine.

Why Study in Lviv National Medical University?

  • Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University (LNMU) is one of the oldest and biggest medical educational institutions in Ukraine with IV level of accreditation.
  • One of the best MBBS programmes in Ukraine which is also approved by MCI and WHO.
  • It has the most advanced physical infrastructure with a huge campus, airy class rooms, fully equipped lab and other auxiliary services.
  • Offers up to 91 specializations at the PG level. Students who have successfully completed the MBBS program can opt to pursue their post-graduation from the same University.
  • The classes conducted in this university are 100% in English medium.
  • It is amongst one of the few universities in Ukraine with a strict ‘No Donation’ policy.
  • LMNU has tie-ups with many scientific institutions such as University of Cambridge, UK; New York Medical Centre, US, Ukrainian Medical Society, Canada etc. It also collaborates with other distinguished institutions for scientific research, exchange programs and more.
  • One of the few medical universities in Ukraine to provide students with academic training in medical specialties such as examination of patients, access to X-ray rooms, clinical labs and biochemical laboratories etc.
  • It has a very affordable fee structure, especially for international students aspiring to be doctors.
  • MBBS in Lviv National Medical University is recognized by the World Health Organizations, IMED Schools, Medical Council of India, Medical Council of Nepal, European Universities Association including medical councils of many other countries.
  • Separate hostel facilities for boys and girls are available there.

  • Location

    The Lviv National Medical University lies in the heart of the city of Lviv, a city in western Ukraine. Lviv is situated around 70 kms from the border with Poland and is known for its Polish and Austro-Hungarian heritage. It is also the largest city in Western Ukraine and the seventh largest in the country overall

    Courses Offered

    The Lviv National Medical University offers undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses in the following disciplines –

    Undergraduate Programs:

    a) MBBS – Clinical Medicine

    b) Bachelors of Dentistry

    c) Bachelors of Nursing

    Postgraduate programs:

    a) Obstetrics and Gynecology

    b) Clinical Oncology

    c) Therapy Dentistry

    d) Internal Disease

    e) Anesthesiology and Intensive, Emergency Medicine

    f) Radiology

    g) Neurology

    h) Forensic Medicine

    i) General Hygiene Traumatology

    j) Orthopedics and Pathological Anatomy

    k) Pediatrics

    l) Surgery

    m) Pulmonology and Infectious Diseases

    n) General Practice- Family Medicine

    o) Psychiatry Clinical Laboratory Diagnostic

    Admission Procedure

    The admission procedure for Lviv National Medical University is an easy one. Students who wish to study MBBS in Ukraine are required to furnish their educational documents for the application process along with other documents such as passport, medical certificate, invitation letter and a duly filled copy of the application form.


    The following eligibility criteria should be met by Indian students in order to get admission to Lviv National Medical University –

  • a) Passed 10+2 or equivalent from any recognized education board in science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as the main subjects and English as a compulsory subject.
  • b) Applicants seeking admission in MBBS in Lviv National Medical University has to score a minimum of 60% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology combined at the 10+2 level.
  • c) The applicant has to take the entrance test conducted by the University and must obtain the minimum cut-off marks to be eligible to enroll.
  • d) The applicant must have his/ her educational certificates translated into Ukrainian language and have them duly attested at the Ukraine Embassy.
  • e) The applicant must be of at least 17 years of age at the time of applying for the MBBS program.
  • f) The applicant must hold a valid passport.
  • In addition, the university demands that the applicant be of sound physical and mental health, testimonials of which have to be furnished at the time of admission. The candidate must be able to provide medical certificates stating the same. The applicant is also required to undergo HIV test as a mandatory clause for admission.

    Fees Structure

    The Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University fees structure for its medical courses is a very reasonable one. Indian students can look forward to spending USD 4400 per year towards tuition fees. per year, hostel fees USD 850 per year and a one-time charges (charged only in the first year) towards visa extension, administrative fee, admission fee, registration fee, airport reception charge, and immigration clearance charges payable during first year at the time of admission.

    Hostel Facilities

    The Lviv National Medical University offers separate hostels for boys and girls. The hostels are located inside the campus near the main academic buildings. There are a total of 8 hostels; all of them well equipped with all essential amenities such as bed, AC, wi-fi access, study tables and wardrobes etc. There also is a central heating system in all the hostels to ensure maximum comfort to the students. Internet club, reading room, canteen, cafe and gym are some of the other facilities of the Lviv National Medical University hostels.

    The university’s hostel is not only for Indian students ,the students are there from allover the world.The sstudents are from Poland,Arab,Germany. So the university has provided separate hostel for them as well.

    The main building is located just opposite to the university building, the university hostel has all kind of Indoor & outdoor game facility. Our Director has visited Lviv National Medical University several times just to check whether students are doing well or not. We Edurizon Pvt. Ltd. understand that sending students for MBBS abroad is not the final task, caring for the whole 6 years to ensure they don’t face any kind of problem is the key responsibility.

    Because any consultant can send your child to any country or any university of your choice but the main task starts when your child reaches there. The main USP or the most unique point of Edurizon Pvt Ltd is just not to send students for mbbs abroad but sent our own people to that particular country for the whole year to take care of your child. So that any point of time students don’t feel that they are left abandoned.

    Mess Facility

    Lviv National Medical University doesn’t provide Indian food that is why Edurizon Pvt Ltd has opened up its own mess facility to provide Indian food tou our students as promised.

    We provide Lunch & Dinner that to Veg & Non-Veg separate. Students are provided Rice, Roti, Green Vegetables, Rajma, Chole, Paneer, Chicken, Egg curry & Biryani twice a week.

    Why you should choose Edurizon Pvt. Ltd. for admission in Lviv National Medical University:-

  • Edurizon Pvt Ltd is authorized contractor of Lviv National Medical University
  • In the year 2018 Edurizon has sent students from allover India, we have sent students from Delhi, Maharastra, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh,Haryana,Uttrakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand & West Bengal
  • Edurizon Pvt. Ltd. has uploaded more than 15 videos on YouTube related to the departure at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. Sharing the links of the video so that students can be motivated.

Fees Structure of LNMU

Fees Amount
Tution Fees $4300 /Year
Hotel+Mess $650 /Year
Mess $100 /Month

*Processing Fees Extra

Fantastic City Lviv - All You Need to Know

City of Festival

Some 50 festivals crowd Lviv’s annual events calendar and no matter when you turn up, there’s always something going on to please one of the five senses. The sense that Lvivites seem to want to satisfy the most is taste, with festivals dedicated to chocolate, bread, beer, coffee, doughnuts, cheese and wine proving that Ukraine is not the culinary wasteland many expect. Musical bashes reflect Lviv’s past and present with everything from classical music.

Transport System

By Flight

Lviv has a very efficient new international airport just 7km from the beautiful downtown. Lviv is served via direct international routes including flights from Vienna (Austrian Airlines), Warsaw (LOT Polish Airlines), Munich (Lufthansa), Istanbul Atatürk (Turkish Airlines), Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (Pegasus Airlines) and Baku (Azerbaijan Airlines).

By Train

Twice a day a modern high speed train, Intercity +, runs from Kyiv to Lviv (5 hours).
The easiest way to get to Lviv from Western Europe is through Krakow (or Wroclaw/Katowice) in Poland. From there, you have several options

By Bus

Lviv is one of the major transportation hubs in western Ukraine. From Lviv [41] go buses in most regions of Ukraine and to the European countries. The central bus station is Stryisky.

By Taxi

For 70-100 ₴ ($3-4) you may get a ride to the main destinations across the city by taxi. The most popular app for calling a taxi among locals is Uklon. You may be better off with the local sim-card, since the drivers like calling the rider to double check the pick-up address. The app supports both cash and paying by card, although some drivers may pick only cash rides.

Language & Culture

Please note that in Lviv, people are very proud of their history as linguistically, culturally, and ethnically the most Ukrainian city.It is true that before this the majority was Polish, and it had great significance in Polish history.Walking down the street you will rarely if at all hear conversations in Russian, which is a sharp contrast to most other Ukrainian cities of the same size. Do not expect everyone to speak Russian, especially younger people.

Lifestyle or Cost of Living


It’s the safest city in Ukraine,The new police in Lviv generally speaks some English and has to show you an ID. You are not required to follow them. Police officers in Lviv usually patrol in Toyota Prius police cars.


The dialing code for Lviv is +380 32(2). The telephone system was recently modified; thus, to dial 6-digit numbers, use the city prefix 322, but for 7-digit numbers, use only 32.


The temperature in Lviv so charming, in summer the temperature doesn’t exceed 26-28 degree Celsius & winter the temperature doesn’t fall below -6 to -7 degree Celsius.

Life in Lviv is very very cheap. It's not difficult to find a place where you can have a full meal for 2 euros. The challenge is rather trying to order if you don't speak Ukrainian. All places now offer menu cards in English.

Lviv has a variety of hotels, hostels and apartments to suit all budgets and needs. The best deals for budget travellers (2-3 people) are found with the lovely apartments for rent all over town - These can be found online (preferably in Russian) or on arrival at the train station. Expect to pay around $12-$50 per night for a nice studio apartment with a kitchen, TV and a nice warm-water bathroom.

Relation Between Ukraine and European Union

Relation Between Ukraine and European Union

Accreditation & Recognitions

Accreditation & Recognitions

Approval of the university

Student Videos

Roadmap to USA for students studying in Ukraine

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States and is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards...

(FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Physicians with an M.D. Degree or any Undergraduate Human medicine degree (i.e MBBS) are required to pass this examination before being permitted to practice medicine in the United States.
Students and graduates of medical schools outside the United States or Canada listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools as meeting ECFMG eligibility requirements register for Step 1 and Step 2 with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Each of the three steps of the USMLE examination complements the other; no step stands alone in the assessment of readiness for medical licensure.

Step 1- Assesses whether medical school students or graduates understand and can apply important concepts of the basic sciences to the practice of medicine. Step 1 ensures mastery of not only the sciences that provide a foundation for the safe and competent practice of medicine in the present, but also the scientific principles required for maintenance of competence through lifelong learning. Step 1 is constructed according to an integrated content outline that organizes basic science material along two dimensions: system and process.

Subjects in Pattern of United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1:
  • Anatomy.
  • Behavioral sciences.
  • Biochemistry.
  • Microbiology.
  • Pathology.
  • Pharmacology.
  • Physiology.
  • Interdisciplinary topics, such as nutrition, genetics, and aging.

Exam Pattern of United States Medical Licensing Examination

Step 1- United States Medical Licensing Examination is a one-day examination. It is divided into seven 60-minute blocks (7 hours total) and administered in one 8-hour testing session The number of questions per block on a given examination form will vary, but will not exceed 40. The total number of items on the overall examination form will not exceed 280. The Step 1 score is frequently used in medical residency applications as a measure of a candidate’s likelihood to succeed in that particular residency (and on that specialty’s board exams), and it has been cited by residency program directors as their most important criterion in selecting graduating medical students for their residency program. If the student passes the exam, he or she may not repeat it to achieve a higher score, and any failed attempt is permanently recorded. This “one-time deal” situation is the reason the Step 1 is unanimously viewed as the most arduous and paramount examination a medical student will ever sit during his or her entire career.

Step 2- USMLE Step 2 is designed to assess whether medical school students or graduates can apply medical knowledge, skills and understanding of clinical science essential for provision of patient care under supervision. Step 2 is further divided into two separate exams:
1. Step 2 CK
2. Step 2 CS
Pattern of United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 CK assesses whether medical school students or graduates can apply medical knowledge, skills, and understanding of clinical science essential for the provision of patient care under supervision and includes emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Step 2 ensures that due attention is devoted to principles of clinical sciences and basic patient-centered skills that provide the foundation for the safe and competent practice of medicine.

Subjects for United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2
  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Pulmonary
  • Rheumatology
  • Hematology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Radiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Ethics

Exam Pattern of United States Medical Licensing Examination

Step 2 CK- Step 2 CK is a one-day examination. It is divided into eight 60-minute blocks, administered in one 9-hour testing session. Test item formats may vary within each block. It is constructed according to an integrated content outline that organizes clinical science material along two dimensions: physician task and disease category. USMLE Step 2 CS assesses the ability of medical school students or graduates to apply medical knowledge, skills, and understanding of clinical science essential for the provision of patient care under supervision, and includes emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Step 2 ensures that due attention is devoted to the principles of clinical sciences and basic patient- centered skills that provide the foundation for the safe and effective practice of medicine. The examination is offered in following cities across the USA:

  • Philadelphia
  • Chicago
  • Atlanta
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles

Step 3- United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 3 is the final exam in the USMLE sequence and assesses whether you can apply medical knowledge and understanding of biomedical and clinical science essential for the unsupervised practice of medicine, with emphasis on patient management in ambulatory settings.
Step 3 is a two-day examination. The first day of testing includes 233 multiple-choice items divided into 6 blocks of 38-40 items; 60 minutes are allotted for completion of each block of test items. Items with an associated pharmaceutical advertisement or scientific abstract are included in each of these multiple-choice blocks. There are approximately 7 hours in the test session on the first day.
There are approximately 9 hours in the test session on the second day. This day of testing includes 180 multiple-choice items, divided into 6 blocks of 30 items; 45 minutes are allotted for completion of each block of test items. This is followed by 13 case simulations, each of which is allotted a maximum of 10 or 20 minutes of real time.

Fee Structure
(for Indian Medical Graduates)

United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1
  • Fee (In USD): $895 Examination fee + $195 Surcharge.
  • Location: India / USA.
  • Exam Requirements: Can be given during MBBS.

United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 CK
  • Fee (In USD): $895 Examination fee + $195 surcharge.
  • Location: India / USA.
  • Exam Requirements: Can be given during MBBS.

United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 CS
  • Fee (In USD): $1550 Examination fee.
  • Location: USA.
  • Exam Requirements: Available only in USA (Preferred after Step 1 and Step 2 CK.

Roadmap to Free PG in Germany for students studying in Ukraine

The Before reading about PG in Germany in detail, here are some key points as to why Germany is the hottest destination now-a-days for Post graduate aspirants all around the world:

The structure of Healthcare system in Germany is very Unique. It is very much oriented to provide highest quality of care to the patients in the all the possible ways. There are different types of hospitals which are located and planned so conveniently in all the regions that patients receive the needed quality treatment within no time. High level of care in the treatment is achieved by use of the latest medical diagnostics and therapy options.
There is NO tuition fee in Germany for Post-grad programs and instead the students earn handsome stipend throughout the studies.
Residency in Germany is not a conventional PG program. It is a hands-on on the job training program under Experienced and certified physicians in Government as well as private hospitals.
At present, there are plenty of opportunities for you to enter into a post-grad program in Germany since there is a shortage of Doctors and relative less competition than other developed countries.
Undoubtedly German qualifications and specialization degrees (known as ‘Facharzt’ in Germany) have excellent reputation worldwide.

Post graduation / Residency Programs in Germany, after completing a bachelor’s degree in Medicine (i.e. MBBS), are different poles from the U.S. or the U.K.
We assure you to not only provide practical guidance, but also a firm backbone for your dream of becoming a Facharzt (Specialist) in Germany. Questions?
How to begin with the language courses? Where to give the exams? Up to which level should one learn the German language? When to go to Germany? Which Visa to apply for? Which language institute is better in Germany? In which state there is more chance to get into Residency Program? Which state has which Entrance Exam? And so on. We have all the explanations, even better perhaps!

Here are a few answers, which may ease the pressure a bit

Learning German Language

Q: Is there a way to get into the Residency Program in Germany if I don’t learn the German language?
A: NO. The Residency program in Germany is completely in GERMAN LANGUAGE. If you do not have fluency in German, you cannot get admission into Residency Program in Germany. Period.

Q: There is no need to get Panic. Learning new language takes time. And believe us, it is worth spending! How?
A: Common! We’ve all grown up learning so many languages, One more to add to the kitty! For the learning purpose, The German language is divided into various levels according to their difficulty. It is in reference to ‘Common European Framework of Reference for Languages’.

Q: The levels are : A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2.
A: The difficulty of the language increases with each level. After completing each level, there is an Exam, which get you a Certificate. The certificate of B2 level is the ‘minimum’ requirement to apply for the entry into the residency program in Germany. Certificate of C1 level of your German language helps you to grab a spot into Residency.

Q: What is actually a B2 level of German Language?
A: The student who reaches up to B2 level and has a B2 certificate of German Language, He can understand the main contents of complex and abstract topics, also understands specialized discussions on his own primary area of specialization. He can communicate so spontaneously and fluently that a normal conversation with native speakers is easily possible without a great deal of effort on either side. He can express himself on a wide range of topics in a clear and detailed manner. Also he can explain his position on current issues and indicate the benefits and drawbacks of various options.

Q: Who takes this exams and who issues the language certificates?
A: So, ‘Goethe Institut’ & ‘Telc’, these two are the officially recognized institutes worldwide when it comes to German Language. Unless you have language certificate from either of the institutes, you cannot apply for the residency program in Germany.

Q: Where can you learn the language?
A: There are official centers of Goethe Institute in India in various cities. You can learn the language there. Also, in the smaller cities where Goethe institute is not there, there are numbers of private institutes. There you can learn the language and then you can register yourself as a external student and give the exam. This is how it works with most of the students in India as per our experience. It is cheaper and convenient both.

Q: What after you have learnt the language?
A: After learning the language comes very crucial part. You need to decide when you want to come to Germany? On which visa, Job seekers or Language course visa or Internship Visa?
Most of students take advice from people who doesn’t have sufficient knowledge or experience with this and end-up spending lot of money and waste their precious time. There are some special language courses for Doctors which are actually needed to be done before you start working in Hospital.

Hospitalization and Residency

There are different requirements to start residency in each state of Germany. Basically your entry into residency in Germany is divided in two parts :

  • Exam for Temporary License (Medical-Language exam).
  • Exam for Permanent License (Exam for approbation)

Now, Each state has different requirements for obtaining these licenses.
Basic requirements which are common to every state of Germany:

  • Language certificate from Goethe or Telc.
  • Degree of your Under graduation.
  • Permanent registration certificate with Medical Council.
  • Internship Completion certificate.
  • Transcripts of your curriculum.
  • Good Standing certificate from MCI.
  • Police clearance certificate.
  • Contract / Confirmation of Position in hospital.

For obtaining Temporary medical license in Germany, you have to apply first with the local Health Ministry, which will forward your request to respective Medical council and they will give you the appointment for Medical-language exam. On passing this exam you will be issued a temporary medical license. The validity of this temporary license depends on which state are you applying in. Usually it is between 6 months and 2 years. Within this time-period you must apply for Permanent license (Approbation) and clear the Knowledge Test for Approbation in order to get permanent license.