Zaporizhzhia State Medical University (ZSMU)


Zaporizhzhia State Medical University (ZSMU) is one of the oldest medical higher institutions of Ukraine, which was founded in the year 1903 as Women Pedagogic Courses organized in Odessa. In 1994 the Institute was reorganized into Zaporizhzhia State Medical University. It is a self-governing (autonomous) higher educational establishment of the highest level of accreditation (IV).

It is the first University in Ukraine to start English medium courses for international students and invite the parents to visit the campus before the admission, during the semesters & at convocations.


There are more than 2,200 International students from 40 countries at the University. 1,024 students are taught in English. The University has gained authority and recognition by training International students from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe for more than forty years.

About 10,500 specialists have completed their medical and pharmaceutical education and are now working in more than 100 countries of the world.


Students obtaining medical education in Ukraine are eligible to apply for International Licensing exams like USMLE (USA), PLAB (UK), MCI (India) and all other licensing exams around the world. It is recognized by the World Health Organisation.

Today ZSMU cooperates with international associations such as Association of Medical School in Europe (AMSE), Eurasian Association of Universities (EAU), International Association for Medical Education (AMEE), Student National Medical Association (SNMA), European Association for International Education (ЕАІЕ), Organization for Ph.D. Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System (ORPHEUS), Ukrainian Medical Students Association (UMSA), European Association of Pharmaceutical Faculties (EPF), Global Link for Online Biomedical Expertise (GLOBE), Medical Faculties Network.



ZSMU is situated in the south of Ukraine at the historical center of the city of Zaporizhzhia. It is famous for its island of Khortytsia and Dnieper Hydroelectric Station. The summers are usually hot (an average temperature of 20.7°C - 23.6°C, while winters are mild (an average temperature of -4°C). The population of the city is approximately 1 million people.



The academic staff consists of 120 Professors and Doctors of Sciences, 444 Associate Professors and PhDs, 46 members of International Academies of Sciences and International Scientific Societies, and many Honorary and state prize winners in various fields of science and medicine.

There are 8 Faculties at the University, Medical College and University Clinic for 160 patients and 250 consultations at polyclinic.



10,200 students, postgraduates, interns, students of refresher courses, teachers-probationers, masters and clinical resident's currently study at the University.


5 student hostels of the University, out of which three of them are for international students, accommodates about 3000 people. The hostel buildings are of a modern block type, consisting of the rooms for single or shared arrangements with all the conveniences. All the rooms of the hostels have access to the Internet.


  • Abbreviation
  • Accreditation Level
  • Status
  • Established
  • Students trained
  • International Students
  • : ZSMU
  • : IV
  • : State
  • : 1921
  • : 5000+
  • : 800


  • General Medicine Faculty (English/Russian Medium)
  • Technology of Perfume (English/Russian Medium)
  • Pediatrics (English/Russian Medium)
  • Nursing Faculty (English/Russian Medium)
  • Pharmacy Faculty (English/Russian Medium)
  • Laboratory diagnostics (English/Russian Medium)
  • Post Graduate Faculty
  • Preparatory Department

International Recognition