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Why Study Medicine in English at Zaporizhzhia State Medical University in Ukraine?


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Tuition fees

From $4,000/year

Undergraduate Entry

6 Years




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Clinical Rotations

Up to the last 3 years

+ Why choose Zaporizhzhia State Medical University?
  • Zaporizhzhia State Medical University (ZSMU) is one of the oldest medical higher educational institutions in Ukraine.
  • There are currently over 2,200 international students from 40 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe attending the University.
  • ZSMU is a leader in the medical field and was the location of the first heart transplant in Ukraine.
  • The university boasts a vibrant sports scene. Students can enjoy the use of its unique sports complex which includes three gyms, a swimming pool, tennis courts and a shooting-range.
+ What is the 6-Year Undergraduate Medicine Course?
  • The academic curriculum of the medicine programme at Zaporizhzhia State Medical University is based on the requirements set out by the European Union.
  • The university’s prestigious medicine programme lasts six years in duration and is fully taught through English.
  • International students learn in groups of seven to eight along with local students.
  • In second year, students attend clinical studies where they can gain practical experience treating patients.
  • Clinical subjects are taught from the third year of study. Students can choose to study any topic of interest to deepen their expertise.
  • The medical course is fully accredited and recognised in many countries worldwide.
+ Is Online Study offered?
+ Is Graduate Entry Offered?
  • Graduate entry is not possible in Ukraine as local medical universities don’t acknowledge non-Ukrainian Bachelor’s degrees due to substantial differences in curriculums of the medicine course and the foreign Bachelor’s degree. Thus, Ukrainian medical transcripts cannot include subjects that were studied in a Bachelor’s degree.
+ How much does the programme cost?
Programme Programme Starts Annual Fees ($)
Medicine October & March 1–3 years of study: 4,000
4–6 years of study: 4,500
Living Costs Monthly () Annually ()
Rent (Private Accommodation) 100200 1,2002,400
Food 120 1,200
Books 150
Electricity & Gas 18 180
Water 2 20
TV Cable/Internet 8 80
Public Transportation 7 70
Total 255355 2,9004,100
+ Admission to Zaporizhzhia State Medical 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.
+ Medical Council Requirements for Recognising Medical Degrees
  • Many of the world’s Medical Councils require that the Medical School that awarded the Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) be listed on the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDMS).
  • Additionally, each region has its own requirements:
    • UK
      • The General Medical Council (GMC) expects a medical degree to have a minimum 5,500 Clock Hours over a minimum period of three years.
    • USA
      • The Educational Commission For Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) requires a medical degree to have a minimum duration of four years.
    • Australia
      • The Australian Medical Council (AMC) maintains an additional database of Recognised Medical Schools.
      • It also requires a medical degree to have a minimum duration of four years.
+ Life in Zaporizhzhia
  • The city of Zaporizhzhia is the sixth biggest in Ukraine and can be found in the South East of the country.
  • Zaporizhzhia is handily located near an airport and has plenty of low-cost options for getting around, including bus, train and trolleybus.
  • It is located on the beautiful Dnieper River and is nearby to a stunning national park.
  • Culture vultures will like the city’s active cultural scene as well as it’s many museums, theatres, festivals and art markets.
  • The city is best known as the home of the Cossacks and those with an interest in history can learn more on the nearby island of Khortytsya.
+ Living in Ukraine
  • As one of Europe’s biggest countries, Ukraine offers a diverse selection of sights and activities to discover.
  • A top destination for travellers with a thirst for adventure, Ukraine boasts many nature reserves and famous hiking trails.
  • With its very affordable cost of living, Ukraine is an ideal choice for students on a budget.
  • Homesick international students will be sure to be made feel at home as the Ukrainians are famous for their friendliness and hospitality.
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