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Medical university


The Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU) offers Medical course in English and Russian language.
Duration of Course: 6 years 
Degree Awarded: Doctor of Medicine (MD or MBBS).


The Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU) offers Dental course in English and Russian language.

Duration of Course: 5 years.

Degree awarded: Bachelor of dentistry (BDS).


The Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU) offers Pharmacy course in English and Russian language. The duration of the pharmacy course is 5 years.


The Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU) offers post graduate studies in all medical fields. The duration of the study is 2-3 years.


This is a Russian intensive program for students wishing to continue their studies at the Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU) or any other University in Ukraine. The duration of the preparatory course is one year. Upon successful completion a diploma is awarded.


This course is specially designed for the foreign students who do not have the necessary requirements for the undergraduate programs and also it helps to enable students to bridge the gap between school and University. The duration of the foundation course is one year.


In Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU) the academic year is divided into two semesters. First semester starts in the first to mid of September and lasts till the last week of January. The second semester starts in the first week of February lasts till mid of July. The studies at the University start on the 1st of September, at the pre-medical department – on the 1st of October every year.
Within the week there are 5 working days, Saturday and Sunday are holidays. The studies are scheduled from 8.00 to 16.00. The student’s working week comprises 54 hours; within this time period there are 36 lecturing hours and 18 hours for independent work.
The teaching course period includes the time of teaching semesters, final control and vacations. The teaching year is 12 months long and comprises teaching days, days of final control, examination sessions, off days, celebration and vacation days. Visiting of all kinds of studies (except for consultations) is obligatory for the students.
Summer vacation covers the month of July and August. During the holidays students may have easy access to CIS & all countries in Europe by bus, train and flights. Special program and trips are also available to enable students to experience first-hand the transition process in Russia or Ukraine, CIS countries and elsewhere in Europe.


In May 2005, Ukraine joined 40 European countries united by principles of Bologna process. Nowadays Bologna process is a process of creating a common educational space for European countries. Its main objective is the building of a European educational space on the basis of convergence of educational systems for recognition of diplomas obtained in different European countries by using common notions for all the definitions and measurement mechanisms, as well as a comparison of the learning outcomes of students from different countries and transparency of educational institutions activity.

So, education in Ukraine meets all European standards. Our higher educational establishments are doing a lot of work to make Ukrainian education capable of meeting the requirements of the Bologna Charter which presupposes acquisition of new qualities and maintenance of the best traditions and practices intrinsic to the national higher educational establishments.

Therefore, today the training of specialists at higher educational institutions in Ukraine is provided in correspondence with the two cycles system. The first cycle is completed after 4-years of studies and ends with awarding a Bachelor’s degree. The second one can be completed after one year of study and leads to the Master’s degree. Along with the Master’s, Specialist’s degree is kept as well.

Within the Bologna process, it is offered to introduce a tool of evaluation of the students’ workload and learning outcomes in credits in all national systems of education. It is based on ECTS — European Credit Transfer System — which allows conversion of credits (marks), obtained at different educational establishments. Being accumulative, it operates in accordance with the concept of lifelong learning.

The ECTS scale is a grading system designed to facilitate the transfer of academic results (expressed in terms of grades) between different national assessment systems. It is adopted by universities in the countries belonging to the European Higher Education Area, allowing the conversion of the grades from one country into grades used in another country, following common European rules.

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