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Why Study Medicine in English at Sumy State University in Ukraine?


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Up to the last 3 years

+  Why choose Sumy State University?
  • Sumy State University (SSU) is situated in Sumy city in the North-East of Ukraine.
  • The university has been rated by Webometrics, U-Multirank and uniRank as one of the finest universities in Ukraine.
  • It currently serves about 16,000 students of which 1,300 are foreign, representing over 50 different countries. SSU features a lively international student community.
  • SSU boasts many global links and has cooperated with more than 200 international partners.
  • With almost 100 sports clubs to choose from, SSU is a great choice for sporty types. The university is well known for its sporting acumen with some students going on to compete in the Olympic Games, World, European and Ukrainian Championships.
+  What is the 6-Year Undergraduate Medicine Course?
  • Medicine is a 6-year course and is taught exclusively through English.
  • Course class groups consist of about 8-10 students, ensuring an excellent student-teacher ratio.
  • The medicine programme brings together different fundamental and clinical disciplines.
  • In the second and third year of their studies, students will gain practical experience in patient care through clinical studies.
  • The university actively encourages medical students to participate in academic mobility programmes, international conferences, summer international practice and volunteering.
+  How do the SME Clinical Rotations in the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA & Australia work?
  • SME offers SSU students the special opportunity to complete international clinical rotations for up to three years in medical hospitals and facilities abroad.
  • The rotations are in line with the SSU clinical modules matched by SME placements in professional settings in Canada, the USA, Australia, Ireland, and the UK.
  • SSU students must apply directly to SME for the rotations with submission of the following documents:
    ○ Rotations preferences consisting of the location, department, and duration of the placement, as well as their CV.
    ○ An official authorised confirmation from their SSU Professor who coordinates their programme.
  • Places in the international regions are limited therefore SME assesses and approves applications in order of submission and based on the ability to match the student.
  • Undertaking international experience while studying is a fantastic opportunity for students to extend their skills, diversify their clinical immersion, and learn in dynamic settings.
+  How much does the programme cost?
Programme Programme Starts Annual Fees ()
Medicine october & March 4,300
Living Costs Monthly () Annually ()
Rent (Private Accommodation) 100200 1,2002,400
Food 120 1,200
Books 180
Electricity & Gas 18 180
Water 2 20
TV Cable/Internet 8 80
Public Transportation 7 70
Total 255355 2,9004,100
+  Admission to Sumy State University
Applicants must provide the following information:
  1. An application which includes the following details: bio, education history and course for which you are applying.
  2. A copy of your secondary education results with subjects studied.
  3. Documents from your home country confirming that you are authorised to study in Ukraine.
  4. Two small photos of 4-5cm.
All documents need to be translated into Ukrainian to satisfy state directives.
+  Life in Sumy
  • Situated on the banks of the Psel River, the charming city of Sumy is the administrative capital of the north-eastern Sumy Region.
  • More than 44,000 students live in Sumy, and it has become known as the “City of Students.”
  • Well-known for its wealth of cultural activities, Sumy boasts numerous theatres, museums, and art galleries and hosts a number of internationally-acclaimed music festivals.
  • The city of Sumy is dotted with many examples of beautiful modern and traditional architecture.
  • With its well-connected public transport system, foreigners will have no problem travelling throughout the city.
+  Living in Ukraine
  • As the largest country in Europe, Ukraine offers foreign students a wealth of diverse cultures to explore.
  • Often overlooked by tourists, Ukraine offers students an authentic experience of Eastern Europe.
  • Nature-lovers will delight in Ukraine’s magnificent landscapes and 20 natural reserves.
  • Ukraine is an ideal choice for students due to its low cost of living and excellent education system.
+Is Online Study offered?
  • Distance/online learning is expressly forbidden from all courses offered in the healthcare sector, such as Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and so on, according to Paragraph 3 of Order No 1541 of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
  • Students must migrate to Ukraine and be physically present at the university in order to study at a Ukrainian medical university.
  • None of the world’s medical councils does not now recognise online studies (distance learning/ e-learning studies).
  • In the UK, the General Medical Council (GMC), requires the following for international medicine
    • A minimum of 5,500 Clock Hours.
    • Clock hours consist only of Lectures, Tutorials (Seminars) and Clinical Training.
    • This does not include Distance Learning, Exams or Individual Work
  • In the US, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG):
    • Approves medical schools that have a physical campus, and.
    • Whose main educational operations are conducted in the country of registration
  • When medical graduates apply for registration, all Medical Councils assess the evidence of studies, including online study:
    • Students are advised to have a formal explanation prepared if requested, including evidence and exception documentation for online studies completed during Covid-19.
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