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Q1. Whether degree of graduates of ONMU is recognized in India and abroad?
Q2. Whether PG degree of ONMU is recognized in India and abroad?
Q3. Whether girls are safe in ONMU or in Odessa?
Q4. Why OSMU is better than other institutions of Ukraine and Eastern Europe?
Q5. Whether complete education is in English medium?
Q6. What services are provided by AROSMU for foreign students?
Q7. Are parents upgraded about the progress of their ward during their studies in ONMU?
Q8. Whether Asian /vegetarian food is available in Odessa?
Q9. What type of hostels are there in ONMU?
Q10. Will I have to incur some additional expenses upon arrival in Ukraine?
Q11. What will be my average monthly expenses?
Q12. What is the currency used in Ukraine ?
Q13. Can we pay the tuition fee in installments?
Q14. Can we travel to any other countries while studying in Ukraine? Which countries, when and for how long?
Q15. How can my parents send me money for my expenses?
Q16. What is Bologna Process?
Q17. What is KROK I and KROK II?
Q18. Whether students from other universities can get transfer in ONMU?
Q19. Why so many students from other universities want to get transfer to ONMU after II / III year?
Q1.Whether degree of graduates of ONMU is recognized in India and abroad?
Ans1.Yes, it is not only recognized in India but almost all over the world. As per the latest Gazette of Government of India all the graduates of foreign medical institutions are required to clear screening test to be conducted twice a year (last Saturday/Sunday of September and last Saturday/Sunday of March) by National Board of Examination to get registered by the Medical Council of India. If a graduate does not returns back to India and wishes to work in other foreign country like USA, England or Europe then he is not supposed to give this screening test, but he has to follow the rules of that particular country.
Q2.Whether PG degree of ONMU is recognized in India and abroad?
Ans2. PG degree of ONMU is recognized in European countries and in all major countries of world. PG degree is now not recognized in India, as MCI today does not recognize any foreign PG degree. Many students prefer to do PG in ONMU as one gets to study on latest technologies at a very reasonable cost. And many Indian doctors, who have completed their PG course in ONMU are successfully doing private practice in India.
Q3.Whether girls are safe in ONMU or in Odessa?
Ans3.Yes. There are more than 250 foreigner girls including Indians; studying presently in ONMU and living safely in university hostel. The ratio of girls to boys is approximately 1:3 as per admissions in last 5 years. In fact girls are safer in Odessa than in other cities.
Q4.Why ONMU is better than other institutions of Ukraine and Eastern Europe?
Ans4.In every country there are categories and gradations of universities. Similarly in Ukraine there are four grades of universities. Odessa State Medical University is of highest grade that is IV grade. ONMU is more than 100 years old having own history of medical training and is highly upgraded, well equipped with all latest technologies available in the world today and is known everywhere in the world for its quality of education and training techniques.
Q5.Whether complete education is in English medium?
Ans5.ONMU is first university of Ukraine which started medical education in English medium. You should be aware of the fact that hardly any medical university in Ukraine or Russia is giving complete education in English, except ONMU. Most of the universities which declares that they are conducting the medical courses in English medium are giving education in English only up to III or IV year. Further they teach in Russian medium.
Q6.What services are provided by AROSMU for foreign students?
Ans6.AROSMU gives international students all the information about ONMU and offers consulting support right from the time of your first contact till the end of the educational period.
Registration of the candidate and processing his application for the chosen specialty.
Providing provisional admission letter and bank letter (required for educational bank loans).
Procuring Invitation letter from Ministry of Education of Ukraine and the visa support letter from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
Assistance in legalization of student’s documents by the Ministries of Education & Foreign Affairs of India.
Translation of documents in Russian by Authorized Translator of Ukrainian Embassy.
Assistance in Visa Processing and Visa Interview.
Legalization of documents by Embassy of Ukraine.
Assistance in issuance of the health insurance.
Conducting Pre-departure Seminar for students and parents.
Meeting the students on their arrival at the International airport & accompanying them to the University.
Assistance in their hostel accommodation.
Assistance with the registration and documentation at the University.
Assistance in opening the bank account and in sending facsimile and electronic messages.
Q7.Are parents upgraded about the progress of their ward during their studies in ONMU?
Ans7.AROSMU now also offers membership of Parents’ Association with the help of IUSTERS through which a parent gets semester-wise report of their ward, information regarding any relevant misconduct, absence from classes, etc. & guidance to any personal specific/general problem being faced by your ward. It provides consultation & help in all regards if some problem arises with the university, teachers and fellow students during the complete period of education. This service is provided to only those parents who are the member of Parents’ Association. For membership kindly visit the website www.osmu.info or else you can take the membership at the time of pre-departure seminar.
Q8.Whether Asian /vegetarian food is available in Odessa?
Ans8.Odessa is comparatively warm place in Ukraine. Odessa region is very rich in agriculture. Almost all major fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses, milk products are available throughout the year in Odessa. Therefore, for vegetarians it is very suitable place in comparison to other cities. Beside this there are several restaurants and mess of Asian (Indian, Chinese) food in Odessa.
Q9. What type of hostels are there in ONMU?
Ans9.ONMU has its six hostels. Mostly foreign students are living in Hostel No. 1/1 and 1/2. Hostels are multistoried with central heating system, continuous hot & cold water supply, canteen, recreation room, students' club, library etc. There are three type of rooms - single/double and triple bedded with toilet/bathroom and kitchen (continuous gas supply) . All rooms are fully furnished.
Q10. Will I have to incur some additional expenses upon arrival in Ukraine?
Ans10.Apart from tuition fee, hostel fee, registration, health insurance and notarification (as mentioned in course fee) the student has to pay around USD 20-30 as miscellaneous charges to be paid to our Student Representative who will be receiving, accompanying and assisting you along with the University’s officials.
Q11.What will be my average monthly expenses?
Ans11.Usually the expenses for first month of staying in Ukraine are more than those of the subsequent months. You'll need about 500 USD for the first 3 months of stay due to the reason that you would need to purchase necessary items. Subsequently, the average monthly expenses for food are about USD 100-150.
Q12.What is the currency used in Ukraine ?
Ans12.The currency used in Ukraine is Hryvnia and the coins are known as Kopiyka. USD 1 = 25.5 Hryvnia approximately (Please check current FOREX rates for latest update).
Q13.Can we pay the tuition fee in installments?
Ans13.Yes, you can pay the fee in six months installments.
Q14 Can we travel to any other countries while studying in Ukraine? Which countries, when and for how long?
Ans14.Yes, you can travel to other countries like UK, Germany, Sweden, Italy, France, Poland, etc. during summer and winter vacations.
Q15.How can my parents send me money for my expenses?
Ans15.Parents can either send the money to the student's bank account in Ukraine through wire transfer or else the student before going to Ukraine can open an account in India with the bank which offers Visa ATM International Card. Through ATM Card, the student can easily withdraw required amount, which has been deposited by his parents in his account in India. The student is recommended to open a bank account as soon as the process of registration is completed, which normally takes around 10-15 days.
Q16.What is Bologna Process?
Ans16.The purpose of Bologna process (or Bologna accords) is to create the European higher education area by making academic degree standards and quality assurance standards more comparable and compatible throughout Europe. Thus enhancing and facilitating student and teacher mobility; removing obstacles for mobility and improving recognition of degrees and academic qualifications. It is named after the place it was proposed, the University of Bologna with the signing, in 1999, of the Bologna declaration by Ministers of Education from 29 European countries in the Italian city of Bologna and ONMU is also a part of this process.
Q17.What is KROK I and KROK II?
Ans17.KROK (which means Integrated License exam under European Credit Transfer System) examination which has been started from 2003-04 as per the Bologne process currently going all over Europe (including ONMU) according to which doctors are prepared through European system of education to make doctors a high quality specialist. This exam is conducted twice during the course duration; KROK I during the III course and KROK II during the VI course.
Q18.Whether students from other universities can get transfer in ONMU?
Ans18.As ONMU is a part of Bologna process, the transfers from some universities of Russia, China, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, etc. are not possible because these universities are neither following the European Union Curriculum nor are conducting KROK I and KROK II.
Q19.Why so many students from other universities want to get transfer to ONMU after II / III year?
Ans19.Many universities of Ukraine, Russia & other CIS countries which assure students complete education in English medium at the time of admission as a matter of fact are not able to provide the same after II or III year of course. ONMU, which was first to start English medium course with its 11 years of experience providing complete education (up to the completion of course) in English medium is preferred by most of the students.