National University of Kharkiv


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National University of Kharkiv History

The National University of Kharkiv also known as Karazin University of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University is one of the major universities in Ukraine and is located in the city of Kharkiv. The university was established in 1804 by the efforts of Vasily Karazin. The university is second oldest in the country after the University of Lviv.

National University of Kharkiv Programs, Courses, and Schools

The National University of Kharkiv offers a wide range of programs across 19 faculties and departments. The departments and faculties include Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology, Economics, International Economic Relations, and Tourism, Foreign Languages, Medicine, Geology and Geography, History, Mechanics and Mathematics, Law, Physics, Philology, Philosophy, Psychology, Physics and Energy, Radiophysics, and Sociology.

The National University of Kharkiv is home to three institutes of technologies catering to the researchers and the academic community. They are the School of Physics and Technology, School of Computer Science, and School of Energy Physics.

National University of Kharkiv Campuses

National University of Kharkiv’s campus in Kharkiv houses the Main Building, Northern Building, and a Central Scientific Library. The buildings house administrative blocks, lecture theatres, laboratories, and various other study spaces.

The National University of Kharkiv also offers a range of sports facilities to its students such as Football, Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton, and a fitness centre. The city of Kharkiv is a student-friendly city and offers a relaxed and vibrant life, shopping and leisure facilities, and plenty of recreational opportunities in its surroundings.

National University of Kharkiv Achievements

The National University of Kharkiv is one of the handful universities to be awarded by the Order of the Red Banner of Labour, the Order of the October Revolution and the Order of Peoples' Friendship by the Soviet Union. The university is 2nd in Ukraine for its number of citations and publications.

The National University of Kharkiv is ranked the best university in Ukraine and 410th in the world by QS World University rankings. Moreover, the university’s School of Medicine and School of Biology are highly ranked subject-wise in the country.

National University of Kharkiv USP

The National University of Kharkiv offers study abroad and student exchange opportunities via Erasmus and various partnerships. The university welcomes the number of students each year for its summer school program.

The National University of Kharkiv has a low acceptance rate owing to its strict admission policy. Students are selected on the basis of an entrance test and previous performance. The university is one of the few universities in the world to continue publishing its journal ‘Scientific Notes’ since 1874.

National University of Kharkiv Notable Alumni

Elie Metchnikoff (Nobel Prize Laureate in Medicine), Lev Landau (Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics), and Simon Kuznets (Nobel Prize Laureate in Economic Sciences)


National University of Kharkiv Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Ukraine. To be able to get a successful admission in National University of Kharkiv in Ukraine students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.

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National University of Kharkiv Cost of studies


6 Years MD (MBBS) Course: UAH 1,47,224

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

National University of Kharkiv Deadlines

Bachelors: July 16

Masters: July 31

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

National University of Kharkiv Rankings


US News
541 -550
Times Higher Education
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Times Higher Education


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