Zaporozhye State Medical University

Campus: Mayakovs’koho Ave, 26, Zaporizhzhia, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine, 69000

Fast Facts

Affiliation : : Zaporizhzhia State Medical University is recognized by World Health Organization (WHO), the Medical Council of India (MCI) as per IMC ACT 1956. Zaporizhzhia State Medical University joined ECV (Electronic System of Credentials Verification) in the frames of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
Established : 1930
Courses offered : MBBS
Duration : 6 years
Eligibility : 10+2 or equivalent with subject Physics, Chemistry and Biology with minimum 55% in each subject. Admission will be based on highest credentials and admission test (NEET)/interview.
Medium of Instruction : English
Food : Hygienically prepared nutritious food available. Indian food is also available on campus.
Dormitory : 5 student hostels of the University accommodate about 3000 persons; three of them are for foreign citizens.
Weather : The climate of the Ukraine can be described as dry and continental influenced climate with warm, dry summers and fairly severe winters. In summer daytime temperatures reach 25-30°C. January is the coldest month with daytime temperatures usually around 0°C.


The Zaporizhzhia State Medical University (ZSMU) is a privately-funded institution of higher education in Ukraine. The history of the institution dates back to 1903 when the Pedagogic Courses were organized for women in the port city of Odessa. In the year 1921, these courses were reorganized and the Chemical-Pharmaceutical Institute came into being. The institution was renamed as the State Pharmaceutical Institute in 1935 followed by another name change when ZSMU relocated to its present-day site in 1959. In 1964, the institution added the medical faculty to its curriculum and was renamed in 1968. It was in 1994 that it received the status of a university under its current name. The university has accreditation from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
It is one of the oldest & best medical higher educational institutions in Ukraine. For more than 40 years, it has gained authority and recognition by training foreign citizens from Europe, Latin America, USA, Canada, Asia, and Africa. More than 3500 specialists have got medical and pharmaceutical education and are working now in more than 100 countries of the world, taking up high positions in the public health systems of their countries.
ZSMU is one of the most established advanced medical education organizations of Ukraine with the best level of accreditation among the medical universities in Ukraine. ZSMU began in the year 1903 for the Women Courses composed in Odessa. Later in 1959, the college was exchanged from Odessa to Zaporozhye and was renamed to Zaporozhye Pharmaceutical Institute. At that point following ten years in 1969 the name was changed to Zaporozhye Medical Institute. Lastly the organization got the status of Zaporozhye State Medical University in the year 1994.


ZSMU has a beautiful campus in the city of Zaporizhzhia, located on the banks of the Dnieper River with picturesque surroundings. The campus features five academic buildings that house high-tech laboratories, smart classrooms, libraries with reading halls and computer rooms. The university library has a rare and unique selection of electronic and printed resources that can be accessed by teachers and students. It also features a medical center and a dispensary where the faculty and students can get treatment on the campus. ZSMU has five hostels that accommodate 3000 students. The university has several cafes and canteens in its premises where the students can enjoy gourmet and healthy meals, snacks and drinks as well as Indian cuisines. Other facilities on the campus include a shoe repair shop and a cloth repair store.

The university offers excellent athletic and recreational facilities to the students. The sports center is home to a swimming pool, stadium, chess and draughts club, shooting-range, fitness club, three gymnasiums and tennis courts. It also features athletic fields for sports like basketball, track and field, mini-football, volleyball and football. The institution has various clubs that organize various events to promote academic, personal and social interests.

The academic structure of ZSMU is organized into eight faculties that offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in pharmaceutical sciences, nursing and health services. It also extends doctoral degrees with specialization in at least one medical discipline. The Zaporizhzhia Regional Clinical Hospital that has a capacity of 800 is the base of seven departments of the university. At present, about 10,200 students are pursuing degrees from ZSMU, which includes more than 2200 international learners from 40 different countries. It has experienced and knowledgeable academic affiliates, administrative officers and helping staff who offer all the guidance and assistance to the students.

ZSMU has a vast alumni network of 10,500 graduates living and working in 100 countries of the world. Many of its alumni are working at high posts and are recognized for their contribution in the medical field. The university keeps a record of the achievements of its alumni and takes pride in celebrating them.

Admission & Eligibility

  1. Program : International Integral Md Program, English medium
  2. Medium : The medium of instruction is English.
  3. Duration: 5 years studies and 1year internship. Internship done in the home country.
  4. Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as major subjects.Admission will be based on credentials and Admission test/ interview.
  5. MCI Eligibility:Eligibility certificate to pursue Primary Medical Qualification (MBBS or its equivalent) by an Indian citizen/overseas citizen of India is mandatory in terms of section 13(4B) of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.

Fee Structure for 2020 will be updated soon.

Interested in applying for this University?

The admission procedure starts in the month of March for that years intake.

You will need to prepare the following documents for your application:

  1. Valid passport for minimum 5 years.
  2. Transcript of marks for Secondary level exams.
  3. Transcript of marks for Higher Secondary level exams.
  4. Police Clearance Certificate.