Ternopil State Medical University


Ternopil National Medical University (abbreviated to TNMU or TSMU for Ternopil State Medical University) is a medical university located in the city of Ternopil in Ukraine.

TSMU was established on the 12th of April 1957 as a Ternopil Medical Institute. In 1994, the Institute received an IV level of institutional accreditation. On 17th of November 2004, after reorganization, the institution became Ivan Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University.

In 2014 TNMU was ranked 1st in the industry ranking of all medical universities in Ukraine (held annually by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine).


The campus has residential and housing complex that includes premises of four dormitories, where more than 1.5 thousand students, both Ukrainian and international origin, live.

The campus also provides housing for the student's family, interns, resident physicians, post-graduate students, students of the preparation department.

The campus has 2 playgrounds, a library, 3 gyms, catering, medical and household services.



Over 15 thousand international students from about 60 countries have received education at Ternopil National Medical University. Currently over six thousand five hundred and thirty students are enrolled in Ternopil State Medical University, including more than one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven international students from 53 countries.


Ternopil city is located in western Ukraine along the banks of the River Seret. The population of Ternopil is estimated to be 221,820. The city is known for its ancient architectural monuments in Ternopil. Among the most famous is the Old Castle, the Church of Natality, the Dominican Polish Roman Catholic Church and the Church of the Exaltation of the Cross.

Ternopil has a moderate continental climate with cold winters and warm summers. July is the warmest month of the year with the temperature averaging at 18.2 °C. The lowest average temperatures in the year occur in January when it is around -4.9 °C.


The staff of the University includes over six hundred professors, among them are not only 102 Doctors of Science and full time professors but also four hundred and sixty associate professors.

The star alumni department contains 2 Corresponding and 1 Full Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, eleven Merited Scientists of Ukraine, three Merited Inventors of Ukraine, two Merited Teachers of Ukraine and four Merited Doctors of Ukraine.


Ternopil State Medical University is listed in the FAIMER (International Medical Education directory) under ECFMG and the WHO directory of Medical Universities/Schools. TSMU's degree is recognized by the WHO, US Education Department, General Medical Council of England, and in many other countries.


  • Abbreviation
  • Accreditation Level
  • Status
  • Established
  • Students trained
  • International Students
  • : TSMU
  • : IV
  • : State
  • : 1957
  • : 4000+
  • : 1200


  • General Medicine Faculty (English/Russian Medium)
  • Dentistry Faculty (English/Russian Medium)
  • Pharmacy Faculty (English/Russian Medium)
  • Post Graduate Faculty
  • Preparatory Department

International Recognition