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The Information Package provides general information about State Higher Educational Establishment “Ivano-Frankivsk State Medical University” (IFSMU) and about one of its faculties – Faculty of Medicine. The main task of the package is to inform and assist students who are willing to study at the university as well as administrators and teachers who are working on the content and improvement of educational process organization. The information package is oriented on the use of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), which begins to be used by the medical faculty of IFSMU.

What is a credit system?

A credit system is a systematic way of describing an educational programme by attaching credits to its components. The definition of credits in higher education systems may be based on different parameters, such as student workload, learning outcomes and contact hours.

What is ECTS?

The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme, objectives preferably specified in terms of the learning outcomes and competences to be acquired.

How did ECTS develop?

ECTS was introduced in 1989, within the framework of Erasmus, now part of the Socrates programme. ECTS is the only credit system which has been successfully tested and used across Europe.

ECTS was set up initially for credit transfer. The system facilitated the recognition of periods of study abroad and thus enhanced the quality and volume of student mobility in Europe. Recently ECTS is developing into an accumulation system to be implemented at institutional, regional, national and European level. This is one of the key objectives of the Bologna Declaration of June 1999.

^ Why introduce ECTS?

ECTS makes study programmes easy to read and compare for all students, local and foreign. ECTS facilitates mobility and academic recognition. ECTS helps universities to organise and revise their study programmes. ECTS can be used across a variety of programmes and modes of delivery. ECTS makes European higher education more attractive for students from abroad.



^ What are the key features of ECTS?

- ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits measure the workload of a full-time student during one academic year. The student workload of a full-time study programme in Europe amounts in most cases to around 1500-1800 hours per year and in those cases one credit stands for around 25 to 30 working hours. Workload means the approximate time necessary to the average student for achieving the required learning outcomes.

- Credits in ECTS can only be obtained after successful completion of the work required and appropriate assessment of the learning outcomes achieved. Learning outcomes are sets of competences, expressing what the student will know, understand or be able to do after completion of a process of learning, long or short.

- The allocation of credits is based on official duration of the cycle of study programme. General workload, necessary for bachelor’s degree obtaining, requires 3-4 years of study and equals to 180-240 credits.

- Student workload in ECTS consists of the time required to complete all planned learning activities such as attending lectures, seminars independent and private study, preparation of projects and examinations.

- Credits are allocated to all educational components of a study programme (such as modules, courses, placements, dissertation work, etc.) and reflect the quantity of work each component requires to achieve its specific objectives of learning outcomes in relation to the total quantity of work necessary to complete a full year of study successfully.

- The performance of the student is documented by a local/national grade. It is good practice to add an ECTS grade, in particular in case of credit transfer. The ECTS grading scale ranks the students on a statistical basis. Therefore, statistical data on student performance is a prerequisite for applying the ECTS grading system. Grades are assigned among students with a pass grade as follows:

A best 10 %;

B next 25 %;

C next 30 %;

D next 25 %;

E next 10 %

A distinction is made between the grades FX and F that are used for unsuccessful students. FX means: “fail – some more work required to pass “and F means: “fail – considerable further work required”. The inclusion of failure rates in the Transcript of Records is not optional.

^ What are the key documents of ECTS?

- The regular Information Package/Course Catalogue of the institution to be published in the local/national language and in English (or only in English for programmes taught in English) on the Web and/or in hard copy in one or more booklets. The Information Package/Course Catalogue must contain the document including information for host students from abroad.

- The Learning Agreement contains the list of courses to be taken with the ECTS credits which willl be awarded for each course. This list must be agreed by the student and the responsible academic body of the institution concerned. In the case of credit transfer, the Learning Agreement has to be agreed by the student and the two institutions concerned before the student’s departure and updated immediately when changes occur.

- The Transcript of Records( Academic Certificate) documents the performance of a student by showing the list of courses taken, the ECTS credits gained, local or national credits, if any, local grades and possibly ECTS grades awarded. In the case of credit transfer, the Transcript of Records has to be issued by the home institution for outgoing students before departure and by the host institution for incoming students at the end of their period of study.

^ How to get accreditation of ECTS?

- An ECTS Accreditation (Label) will be awarded to institutions which apply ECTS correctly in all first and second cycle degree programmes. The label will raise the profile of the institution as a transparent and reliable partner in European and international cooperation.

• The criteria for the accreditation (ECTS Label) will be: an Informative package (on-line-copy or hard copy in one or more booklets) in two languages (or only in English for programmes taught in this language), ECTS Credits use, samples of Learning Agreements, Transcript of Records and proofs of high-level accreditation presence.

The form of request is published on a web page: web site of the Socrates, Leonardo & TAO Youth (www3.socleoyouth.be/servlet/page?_pageid=55,61&_dad=slyportal&_schema=SLYPORTAL)

• Deadline of submitting the applications – November, 1 annually. Accreditation will be valid for three academic years. The list of education establishments, having accreditation of ECTS, is published on the web page - Europa.

Additional information on ECTS

• the list of ECTS/DS Counsellors


• Guidance on how to make a good Information Package/Course Catalogue


А. Name and address

Full name:

State higher educational establishment: “Ivano-Frankivsk state medical university”


2, Halytska Street




e-mail: ifnmu@ifnmu.edu.ua

Mykola Mykhailovych Rozhko - Rector of Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University, Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Honoured Scientist and Technician of Ukraine.

Hanna Mykhailivna Ersteniuk - Performing Duties of the first Vice-chancellor, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor.

Sergii Valeriiovych Fedorov - Vice-chancellor of Scientific and Educational Work (International Relations), PhD, Associate Professor.

Mykola Oleksiiovych Ivantsiv - Director of Educational Department.

Vasyl Vasylyovych Kapetchyk - Director of ECTS Department, PhD.

Roman Ivanovytsh Yatcyshyn - Acting dean of medical faculty

Doctor of Medicine, professor, Honoured Doctor of Ukraine.

Dmytro Bohdanovych Solomchak - Performing Duties of the Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Students Training, PhD.

Oleksandr Viktorovych Buherchuk - Performing Duties of the Dean of Stomatolological Faculty

PhD, Associate Professor.

Mykola Ivanovych Moiseienko - Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Doctor of Medicine , Professor.

Contact telephones:

Telephone/fax +3803422-2-42-95 waiting-room of the rector’s office

Telephone +380342-75-06-58 university educational department

Telephone +3803422-3-01-87 – Director of ECTS Department

Telephone +3803422-2-25-72 dean's office of the Medical Faculty

Telephone/fax +3803422-2-48-44 dean’s office of the Foreign Students Faculty

Telephone +3803422-3-10-50 dean's office of the Dental Faculty

Telephone +380342-78-83-91 dean's office of Pharmaceutical Faculty

Telephone +380342-75-03-25 selection board

^ Map of the university departments location

Explanations to the map of the university departments’ location

Central building-dean’s office of the Medical Faculty;dean’s office of the Foreign Students Faculty;dean’s office of the Faculty of Dentistry; dean’s office of the Faculty of Post-Graduate Education; lecture hall №2;Department of Ukrainian Language Studies with the Course of Philosophy (Culturology, the fundamentals of economic theory, sociology, ethics, aesthetics, country studies); the Department of Emergency and Military Medicine (lecture hall №14);

Morphology Building –lecture hall № 5; the Department of Human Anatomy; the Department of Medical Biology; the Department of Histology.

Dentistry Building – lecture hall № 13; “Sosysochna” cafe.

Physiology Building – lecture hall № 3; the Department of Hominal Physiology; the Department of Pathological Physiology, students’ cafe.

Theoretical Sciences Building– the Department of Medical and Biological Physics (medical physics, European standard of computer competence); the Department of Pharmacology.

Department of Linguistics- (Business Ukrainian Language, Latin, foreign languages); the Department of Microbiology.

City Psychiatric Hospital – the Department of Psychiatry and Narcology, lecture hall №11, (the fundamentals of psychology, the fundamentals of pedagogics, psychology of communication).

Central City Clinical Hospital – the Department of Social Medicine and Health Care Organization, lecture hall № 7, (History of Medicine, the fundamentals of law).

City Children’s Hospital – the Department of Propedeutics of Children’s Diseases, lecture hall № 12.

The Department of Medical Chemistry (medical, biononorganic, bioorganic and physcolloid chemistry)

University clinic; Students’ Policlinic.

^ General information about the establishment

State higher educational establishment “Ivano-Frankivsk State Medical University (in 1945 -Stanislav State Medical Institute, since 1963 - Ivano-Frankivsk State Medical Institute, since 1994 - Ivano-Frankivsk State Medical Academy) was founded on the 7th of October, 1945 on the base of the second Kharkiv Medical Institute after its displacement in Ivano-Frankivsk (former Stanislaviv) for satisfaction of exceptionally sharp necessity in medical shots in Stanislav and neighbouring regions. The university functions on the principles of public domane and is inferior to the Ministry of Health Care of Ukraine. For 65 years of its existence Ivano-Frankivsk State Medical University trained more than 23 thousand doctors.

According to the State Accreditation Commission of 04 June 2009, protocol number 78,Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University of accreditation for the fourth level of accreditation. At present 5 faculties function at the university:


-Faculty of Dentistry

-Faculty of Pharmacy

-Faculty of Foreign Students

-Faculty of Post-graduate Education; foreign students’ preparatory department and junior specialists department.

Studies for obtaining Master's of Medicine degree are conducted in the specialities: “Therapeutics”, “Pediatrics”, “Dentistry”; for obtaining Master's of Pharmacy degree – in the speciality “General Pharmacy”; training of specialists of different professions is carried out in 4 basic directions: “Therapeutics”, “Pediatrics”, “Dentistry”, “Pharmacy”(full-time and extra-mural form of studies); junior specialists are trained in the specialities: “Nursing” and “Orthopedic Dentistry”.

Post-graduate training of doctors is conducted in 30 specialities, pre-attestation training – in 23 medical specialities.

The specialists’ training in the state higher educational establishment “Ivano-Frankivsk State Medical University” is carried out by 597 teaching staff members, including: 80 doctors of sciences, 71 - professors; 366 candidates of sciences, 187 - associate professors, 346 – assistants

In 1945 there were 16 departments in Stanislav Medical Institute, nowadays 58 departments function in the university. University departments are supplied with all the necessary equipment which enables to conduct trainings of over 5380 students (including 808 foreign citizens) and 1281 internship doctors at high methodical and scientific level.

Since 2002 first in Ukraine new form of state certification of graduating students- practically-oriented state examination has been introduced in the university. Due to the implementation of innovative technologies annually the establishment is honoured with the title of laureate of different national and international educational exhibitions.

On the purpose of realization of high-quality educational-educating process the university has created the proper infrastructure with the appropriate material and technical base, which answers modern operating requirements. The total area of the university buildings makes up - 81188 square metres.

The University has many students dining: cafeteria, cafe, buffets .

Medical University has 4 dormitories (floor area of ​​23,801 m2).

There are  507 computers in the university (26 computer classes).

During the last years the university has undergone particular development: a number of new buildings and projects after complex reconstruction (total value-7, 25 mln. UAH) were handed over to exploitation. A new building of Pharmaceutical Faculty accommodating 400 students and with total area of 4572, 0 square metres was opened. To meet the necessities of the faculty the departments of former sanatorium in Yaremche city were purchased and a lot land of 1, 25 hectares was privatized. Mini printing-house and computer center began their functioning. The output of own printing base makes 2 020 000 pages /year.

In 2005 a scientific-diagnostic medical subsection of the university- “University clinic” (comprising 60 beds) was opened.

The informative-methodical providing is organized on a due level. There function 6 reading-rooms accommodating 300 people. The general library stock makes 393473 volumes of literature. The amount of scientific publications during the last years grew due to the edition of scientific-practical magazines: “Halych Medical Bulletin” and “Archive of Clinical Medicine”.

77 complex scientific researches are carried after the basic scientific direction. 80 doctors and 306 candidates of medical sciences take part in the scientific-research work.

In their scientific-research practice scientists of the university widely use the possibilities of scientific collaboration with higher educational institutions, research establishments and clinics both in Ukraine and abroad. In 2004 the university participated in 7 multicentral international randomized placebocontrolled researches. Eight university departments serve as clinical bases for the State Pharmacological Center of the Ministry of Health Care of Ukraine.

The university constantly spares special attention to the scientific-pedagogical personnel training. In 2011 were prepared 2 doctor’s and 18 candidate’s dissertations.

10 scientific schools were established for the years of the university existance. 9 university teaching staff members have honourable titles awarded by the foreign medical establishments: Polish Academy of Medicine, International Biographic Center in Cambridge (Great Britain), New York Academy of Sciences, Academy of the International Association of phlebologists and vascular surgeons.

The university also occupies advanced positions among other medical institutions of Ukraine due to the results of scientific activity of its students. Within three-year period students took part in 25 International and 56 all-Ukrainian and regional scientific conferences where 224 of them were awarded honorary diplomas for the best reports. 38 medical students became the winners and prizewinners of the all-Ukrainian Olympiads in different subjects.

3 departments of Small Academy of Sciences of Ukraine function in the university. Annually about 45-60 senior pupils (from the city schools of general education) study in the academy.

Educational work in the university is carried out in close cooperation with public and political organizations, namely: Territorial Police Administration, Prosvita, Congress of Ukrainian Intelligentsia, Board of Ukrainian Medical Society, trade-union committees of staff members and students, association of medical students.

The amateur art groups actively function by the students’ Center of Culture and Leisure (folk amateur dance group “Druzhba”, folk sport-dance group “Art”, vocal band “Akord”, trio “Kalyna”, female vocal quartet “Mariya”, vocal-instrumental bands, instrumental trio “Spanish rhapsody”, groups of dramatic reading, teams of the Club of Jolly-and-Witty, soloists,etc.).

Taking into account the number of amateur art groups, artistic associations, Students’ Theatres of Variety Miniatures, teams of the Club of Jolly-and-Witty and general amount of performances conducted by them the university takes the leading place in the rating list of higher educational establishments of Ukraine. Masculine folk amateur choral chapel “Surma” (including students, members of the teaching staff and work staff of the university) now enjoys its popularity. In 2002 it has won the second prize on the festival-competition named after Leontovych in Kyiv and was awarded grand-prix of the international Hutsuls’ festival.

E. Admittance Procedure (citizens of Ukraine)


-Entrants for the first course of studies should submit the document of state standard about complete secondary education.

-Admittance to the university is conducted on competitive basis according to the results of entrance examinations.

-Entrants for the course of “Medicine” (regardless of the source of financing) take the following examinations:

Chemistry (written)

Ukrainian (dictation)

Biology (written)

Chemistry is the core subject. Examinations in chemistry and biology are conducted in the form of tests.

-Entrants for the courses: Dentistry, Pediatrics, Pharmaceutics, Nursing and Orthopedic Dentistry (regardless of the source of financing) take the following examinations:

Biology (orally)

Ukrainian (dictation)

Biology is the core subject. Persons not attested in Ukrainian take Russian (dictation) exam. Entrance examinations are conducted according to the study programs of secondary establishments of general education.

Information on the financial expences:

For the contractual students annual tuition fee (taking into account the coefficient of inflation) makes:

- “Medical business”- 15500 UAH

-“Pediatrics”- 13000 UAH

-“Dentistry”- 18500 UAH

-“Pharmacy” (full-time) -12900 UAH

-“Pharmacy” (correspondence course) – 9500 UAH

- “Medical business” doctor's assistant – 7330 UAH

-“Nursing”- 6700 UAH

-“Orthopedic Dentistry” – 7300 UAH

Admittance Procedure (foreign citizens)

Documents for the courses of the basic faculties can be submitted till October, 1 and

for the preparatory courses and language courses – till November, 1 of the current year.

Foreign citizens’ entrance to Ukraine with the purpose of study is possible till November, 15 of the current year. Later entry will be possible only on the special permission of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

Documents required:

Copy of the birth certificate (translated into English or Ukrainian language and verified by the consular offices of Ukraine abroad).

Copy of the secondary education certificate (translated into English or Ukrainian language and verified by the consular offices of Ukraine abroad).

Health certificate.

HIV – negative test certificate.

6 photos (size - 4 х 6 cm).

Foreign citizens entering the first course of study take an interview examination in biology.

Foreign students’ training may be conducted in Ukrainian, Russian and English languages.

- “Medical business”- 3600 $

-“Pediatrics”- 3400 $

-“Dentistry”- 3700 $

-“Pharmacy” (full-time) -2900 $

-“Pharmacy” (correspondence course) – 2400$

- Post-graduate education course – 2500$.

F. Student’s enrollment formalities accepted in Ukraine

Foreign citizens wishing to study in Ukraine must apply for the student visa (type “O”) in consular offices of Ukraine in their country. The above mentioned visa is granted on the grounds of “Study Invitation”, which is filled in by the higher educational establishment adopting a foreign student for general course of study or for probation period. Prospective students are given “Study Invitation” on the grounds of application and submitted copies of education certificates, copies of passport, sent by e-mail, mail or fax.

Higher educational establishment provides visa support for foreign citizens. The price of the “Study Invitation” and visa support is fixed by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

After student’s arrival the university provides his/her registration in emigration office within 3 days period.

The index of average cost of residence in Ivano-Frankivsk:

Accomodation payment per one person in a single room

(in the hostel with improved living conditions ) - 440, 0 UAH per month

Four meals a day – ( 60,0 UAH x 30 days) - 1800,0 UAH

Financial charges (books, periodic press, means of personal hygiene and medications) - 500,0 UAH per month

Use of transport ( 6,0 UAH x 30 days) - 180,0 UAH

Cultural events (theatre visits- 4 times per month) - 140,0 UAH

Communication services - 120,0 UAH per month

Total: 3180,0 UAH

Note: additional information:

Dinner in the restaurant "Nadiya" (one person) - 30, 0 UAH

Check-in at the hotel "Nadiya":

suite room -1960,0 UAH per 24 hours

junior suite room (breakfast included) -870,0 UAH per 24 hours

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