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The Sumy State University in Sumy, Ukraine is rated as one of the top universities in Ukraine by Webometrics, U-Multirank and uniRank. The university has about 1300 foreign students from 50 different countries boasting a diverse student community. The student reviews speak of their experiences and knowledge studying medicine in Sumy, Ukraine!

Watch the full video below and read on for profiles from three current students at SSU in Sumy, Ukraine.

Hear Medicine Students’ Stories About Study & Life at SSU Ukraine

Ayaz, First-year medical student, Sumy State University.

How has your experience with SME been?

Ayaz recalls his experience with SME “My experience with SME has been very good so far

What was the Application process like?

The application process is very smooth and quick, Ayaz recalls his application process “I was then asked to submit my certificates ie GCSE A-Level to secure me a placement at the university in Ukraine, within two to three weeks they got back to me with a letter of acceptance from the university itself and I was very pleased”.

What was it like arriving in your new city and getting set up?

Once the students arrive in their new city they meet their city manager and are given an itinerary, Ayaz states “He (country manager) picked us all up, arranged transport and took us straight to Sumy. Once in Sumy, we were booked into hotels; everything was explained to us about what would be coming”

How have you found living in Sumy?

Sumy is a fantastic part of Ukraine and Ayaz is really enjoying his time here, he says “Life in Sumy is great, people are very friendly, everything is very cheap. It’s very safe and secure, it’s easy to get around and the food is great, the weather is nice and it’s a different culture and different country. It really is a good experience

Christiana, First-year medical student, Sumy State University

How did you hear about SME

Christina attended one of the many very informative SME open days, she recalls “I came across SME online and I attended one of the open days in Dublin

What was the relocation process like?

SME takes all the issues involved in moving to a city away from the students by giving them all the information needed to relocate, Christina thinks back of her relocation process, “Afterwards I received an email from SME with the relocation details on all the tasks that needed to be carried out on my first few days in Ukraine

How did SME help you with moving from your home to your new city?

Christina was delighted with how helpful SME was in helping her get everything set up within a matter of days after arriving in Sumy. “In my first 5 days, I was able to register at the university, get a new bank account, my SIM card, visit the migration department for my permanent residence card and get an apartment.”

What would you say to anyone thinking of studying medicine in Europe?

She signs off by leaving some advice for prospective students who wish to study medicine in Europe. “I would like to say to anyone who is thinking of studying medicine to follow their career path

Gopal, First-year medical student, Sumy State University

What was the Application process like?

Gopal got in touch with SME through email and was pleased with the prompt reply, he recalls, “As soon as I sent an email an agent got in touch with me and explained to me the entire process

How have you found studying medicine at Sumy State University?

The professors at Sumy State University are more than happy to help all students and provide them with clarification where needed, Gopal reiterates this point, “The professors here are quite helpful, they do speak fluent English and the teaching materials are all in English

How has SME helped you achieve your academic dream?

Gopal informs us about the importance of fulfilling our dreams, “It is always important to fulfil your dreams of becoming a doctor“.

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