Applicants to the postgraduate training program pass entrance exams in the specialty (in the volume of the training program for Specialist or Master degree, which corresponds to the chosen academic specialty) and in one of the foreign languages (English, German or French) in the volume provided by the training program for higher education of the fourth level of accreditation, approved by the Ministry of Education and Science.

List of specialties
Approval of an individual research plan for a doctor’s/PhD degree
Highly qualified staff members training

List of specialties:

Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Internal Diseases


Hematology and Transfusiology

Hygiene and Occupational Pathology

Pediatric Surgery

General Practice – Family Medicine

Immunology and Allergology

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Pathology


Medical and Biological Informatics and Cybernetics

Medical Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Balneotherapy

Nervous Diseases






X-ray Diagnostics, Radiation Therapy




Cardiovascular Surgery

Social Medicine

Forensic Medicine

Traumatology and Orthopedics

Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmacy Organization




Skin and Venereal Diseases

Approval of an individual research plan for a doctor’s/PhD degree

An individual research plan is mandatory for the applicant and is used to assess the success of the planned scientific work.

The individual research plan is agreed by the applicant and his scientific supervisor (consultant) and approved by the Scientific Council of Shupyk NHU of Ukraine within two months after the enrollment.

The applicant together with his scientific supervisor/consultant proposes the subject of dissertation, determines the content and timing of the individual research plan, and chooses the clinical site for carrying out the research. The next step is the submission of  general characteristics of the dissertation to the Department. It should involve the  rationale for the subject selected, purpose, tasks, object, subject, research methods, expected theoretical and practical results, scientific novelty, as well as the structure of the dissertation.

The academic staff of the Department discuss the materials presented by the applicant and the individual research plan at the meeting of the Department. The decision on providing the recommendations for the individual research plan review on the Scientific Council of the Faculty/Institute is made by the Department. The protocol of the Department meeting is submitted to the Head of the Scientific Council of the Faculty/Institute together with the individual research plan.

The applicant also submits the following documents:

- general characteristics of the research;

- peer review on the research planning materials;

- extract from the protocol of the Department meeting;

- patent research report;

- opinion of the expert problem commission of Shupyk NHU of Ukraine;

- registration card of the research project (made by the Scientific Unit);

- opinion of the Ethics Committee of Shupyk NHU of Ukraine (made by the Ethics Committee);

- metrologist’s opinion on the list of measuring equipment which will be used in the research.

After the approval of the individual research plan on the Scientific Council of the Faculty/Institute, it is submitted to the Scientific Council of the University. The applicant has to make an application to the Rector of Shupyk NHU of Ukraine for the individual research plan approval. The academic secretary of the Scientific Council of the Faculty/ Institute submits all the documents to the academic secretary of the Scientific Council of the University not later than five days before the Scientific Council meeting.

The decision on the individual research plan approval is made by the Scientific Council of the University by an open vote.

Highly qualified staff members training

Internship doctors (pharmacists) who have fully completed the curriculum and internship programs can take part in a competition for postgraduate training program at departments of higher educational institutions.

Postgraduate training and doctoral program are forms of study of highly qualified academic and teaching staff and provides obtaining theoretical knowledge, skills, and other competencies sufficient for producing new ideas, solving complex problems in professional and research and innovation activities and conducting scientific research.

The University has received a license to conduct educational activities at the third (scientific and educational) level of higher education in eight specialties: 091 Biology, 221 Dentistry, 222 Medicine, 224 Technologies of Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, 225 Medical and Psychological Rehabilitation, 226 Pharmacy, 228 Pediatrics, 229 Public Health. The training is carried out in intramural and extramural forms of study.

The final stage of highly qualified staff members training is their certification by Specialized Academic Boards for obtaining PhD or doctoral degree in a certain speciality. Shupyk NHU of Ukraine has 11 Specialized Academic Boards in 18 specialities for awarding PhD or doctoral degrees in three fields of science: medical, biological and pharmaceutical.