About Vinnytsya City
Brief Description of Vinnytsya Region
Vinnytsya region was formed on February 27, 1932. It is situated in the central part of the Right-bank Ukraine and consists of 27 districts. It has an area of 26500 km2 (4,5 % of the territory of Ukraine). The population of the region is 1,815,000, including urban population – 882,000 people. Vinnytsya region is located in the forest-steppe zone within the limits of the Podolsk hills. There are nearly 230 rivers within the region, each of them is more than 10 kms in length, and the two major ones are the Pivdennyy Bug and the Dniester. The climate of Vinnytsya is moderately continental with mild winters and warm humid summers. Vinnytsya region has a powerful multi branch agroindustrial complex. There are 5 universities, 453 medical establishments, 31 health-resorts in the region. There are 20 museums, 2 theaters, many cinemas, cultural centres, 1256 clubs in Vinnytsya. The museum of the world famous surgeon N.I. Pirogov is very popular, his body is embalmed and kept in the burial vault near the museum.
Brief Description of Vinnytsya City
Vinnytsya is the administrative, economic, regional centre of Ukraine. The city is located on the banks of the river Pivdennyy Bug, 260 kms to the south of the capital of Ukraine Kiev (3 hours by train), 14 hours by train from Moscow and 6 hours – from Odessa and from Lviv).
The city is connected by railway and by air to the western Europe and other countries of the world. The average winter temperature is 5 –10°C below zero, in summer it is usually 22 – 27°C above zero. Vinnytsya is known as a students’ city of Ukraine, it is proud of such outstanding educational institutions as Vinnytsya National Medical University, Vinnytsya National Technical University, Vinnytsya State Pedagogical University, Vinnytsya Trade and Economics Institute of Kyiv National Trade and Economics University, Vinnytsya State Agricultural University.
The University has 5 hostels, 4 canteens, 7 buffets. During the period of studies at the University each student is provided with a room in a students’ hostel which is equipped with good furniture, appropriate maintenance service, kitchens, shower rooms and other places of common for some extra charge. In the hostels the passing by regime functions and the appropriate protection is ensured.
For US $ 25-40 per month a place in a comfortable hostel room with a TV set, a telephone, a refrigerator is provided.
Medical aid is provided to all foreign students on the basis of the medical insurance policy.
The key medical services are given in the out-patient unit of the University. At the preventive health center of the University, medical assistance and proper diet food are supplied. Free medical consultation by the professors from various specialized departments of the University is available.
On signing the contract of studies with the University, the medical insurance policy is made, which ensures assistance in the medical establishments of our city and Ukraine. It is renewed each academic year.