Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the east and north-east; Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west; and Romania, Moldova, and the Black Sea to the south. Ukraine gained independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and has since veered between seeking closer integration with Western Europe and being drawn into the orbit of Russia, which sees its interests as threatened by a Western-leaning Ukraine.
Ukraine has a temperate continental climate with cold, snowy winters and warm summers. Summer is generally the best time to visit, although it can occasionally be uncomfortably hot and many hotels do not have air conditioning.
In much of Ukraine, the climate is continental, with freezing winters and warm summers, which become progressively warmer as you move towards the south. The southern area, which overlooks the Black Sea, has a slightly milder weather in winter, but we cannot speak of Mediterranean climate (the winter is cold anyway), except on the southern coast of the Crimean Peninsula (see Yalta).
The economy of Ukraine is an emerging free market economy. It grew rapidly from 2000 until 2008 when the Great Recession began worldwide and reached Ukraine as the 2008-2009 Ukrainian financial crisis. The economy recovered in 2010 and continued improving until 2013. From 2014 to 2015 the Ukrainian economy suffered a downturn, with the GDP in 2015 being slightly above half of its value in 2013. In 2016, the economy again started to grow. By 2018, the Ukrainian economy was growing rapidly, and reached almost 80% of its size in 2008.
In April 2020, the World Bank reported that the economic growth was solid at 3.2 percent in 2019, led by a good agricultural harvest and sectors dependent on domestic consumption. Household consumption grew by 11.9 percent in 2019, supported by sizable remittance inflows and a resumption of consumer lending, while domestic trade and agriculture grew by 3.4 and 1.3 percent, respectively.
The Course Fee and cost of living are affordable in Ukraine for Indian students. You can get direct admission in MBBS in any of the recognized Medical Universities in Ukraine. If comparing cost of MBBS in India, it is far lower (approx 70% lower) in Ukraine. Quality of education for MBBS is very high.
Ukraine comprises many of world class Government Medical Universities that offer MBBS, MD and other degrees in medicine at a very affordable price. The students who complete their MBBS or any other medical degree from a medical university of Ukraine are eligible to apply for job in any part of the world.
Some universities of Ukraine
- Kyiv Medical University of UAFM
- Black Sea State University
- Bogomolets National Medical University
- Bukovinian State Medical University
- N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
- Vinnitsa National Medical University
- Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
- Ternopil National Medical University
- Sumy State University