Founded in 1900, Odessa National Medical University is a government university in the city of Odessa, Ukraine.After independence of Ukraine in 1993, Odessa Medical Institute was given highest 4th Level of accreditation and was renamed to Odessa State Medical University but in 1997 got the national status and renamed as Odessa National Medical University.Odessa National Medical University is the largest medical university of Ukraine and one of the oldest universities in Eastern and Western EuropeOdessa National Medical University is one of the members of International and European Associations of the Universities and The United Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

It is also known as student Paradise with 45 higher educational institutions which impart world class education. Odessa’s mild climate, warm waters and sunlit beaches attracts hundreds of thousands of people all year around.Its shady lines, beautiful lightly pastel buildings and cozy squares impart to the city a certain air of intimacy. Over the years of independent Ukraine, our university has turned into one of the leading medical universities of the IV level of accreditation. It is a member of the International and European Association of Universities. Due to this, the level of training of students and specialists is close to world standards. Today, about 6 thousand students and trainees study at six faculties and 58 departments of the university, 1300 of them are citizens of 52 foreign countries. Teaching of foreign students is carried out in Russian, Ukrainian and English. Postgraduate education is provided for 250 postgraduate students, trainees, masters and medical residents.

Odessa National Medical University is a member of the International and European Universities Association. Odessa National Medical University extensively uses latest scientific techniques and practices of best universities of the world in teaching process. This great contribution is due to close links with leading universities and academic centers: Washington University (USA), Polish Academy of Medicine (Poland), Milan University (Italy), Institute of Experimental Immunology (Switzerland), the International Fund of Hippocrates (Greece), A. Schweitzer International Medical Academy (Poland), Russian Heart Scientific-productive Complex (Russia), etc.

Today the Odessa National Medical University is having eight faculties and 58 theoretical and 45 Clinical departments where about 9000 students and trainees are studying. Among them foreign students are more than 1900 from 52 different countries. More than 250 foreign students are also getting training at Postgraduate Education and at Clinical Residency programs.

Foreign students get their training at Odessa National Medical University in English, Russian and in Ukrainian Language.