Zaporizhzhia State Medical University

Zaporizhzhia State Medical University

Zaporizhzhia State Medical University is a modern, multidisciplinary higher education institution

the fourth level of accreditation with the right of autonomous management.

Its history dates back to the Higher Women’s Courses organized in Odessa in 1903.

In 1959 the school was transferred from Odessa to Zaporizhia and renamed the Zaporizhia Pharmaceutical Institute, and in 1968 – the Zaporizhia Medical Institute.

In 1994, the media received the status of the State Medical University of the IV level of accreditation, the main tasks of which are to provide higher education services at the level of specialist, bachelor and master, as well as postgraduate training in internships, master’s programs, postgraduate studies, doctoral studies and pharmacists.

Pursuant to the letter of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine № 1 / 9-309 dated 20.05.2015, we would like to inform you that Zaporizhzhya State Medical University provides educational services to applicants for higher education, strictly adhering to the current legislation.

In terms of staff, the university is one of the three best state medical schools: as of January 1, 2021, the university has 798 teachers, including 127 doctors of sciences / professors and 488 associate professors and candidates of sciences. Among the scientists of the university, Corresponding Member. NAS of Ukraine, 46 members of international Academies of Sciences and International Scientific Societies, seven honored workers of science and technology of Ukraine, four laureates of the State Prize of Ukraine, five laureates of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, laureate of the President of Ukraine, two laureates of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, six honored doctors Of Ukraine, five scholarship holders of the Cabinet of Ministers for young scientists, two scholarship holders of the President of Ukraine scholarship for outstanding healthcare figures, two excellent students of education, two honored coaches, honored journalist of Ukraine, four masters of sports.

Mission. Vision. Values

The mission of the university

Modern education and research for public health and the development of medicine.

Ensuring high quality of educational, scientific and clinical activities, corresponding to the level of the best domestic and foreign medical and pharmaceutical schools, based on the development and implementation of innovative technologies, implementation of an effective model of social partnership between ZSMU, society, health care system and the region. improving the health of the population and increasing its longevity.

Zaporizhzhya State Medical University provides the best conditions for students in the process of their studies. Creates a unique quality of research and encourages staff development. The university focuses in its educational and scientific proposals on the needs of society. ZSMU makes a significant contribution to the development of the health care system, introducing the latest standards of prevention and treatment, as well as developing cooperation with regional, national and international institutions that address public health.


Zaporizhzhya State Medical University is a recognizable and authoritative educational and research center in the European educational and research space, focused on supporting research and innovative approaches to solving health problems. The University is a holistic system that uses the latest information technology in management and all areas of activity and optimally manages all tangible assets. University graduates are valued in the labor market as highly qualified specialists in the field of modern medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, who strictly adhere to professional ethics in their work.


Life, Health, Honesty, Integrity, Hard work, Openness, Quality, Efficiency.

Zaporizhzhya State Medical University operates in all areas of activity, relying on traditional academic and cultural values. Employees and students of the university are guided by high standards of moral and ethical norms, care about the reputation of the university, and direct their activities to the development and authority of ZSMU.


Stages of training and their characteristics

Studying at ZSMU includes pre-university, university and postgraduate stages.

Pre-university stage: at preparatory courses in profile disciplines entrants are prepared for admission to ZSMU, and also foreign students are prepared for further study in Ukrainian universities. Since 2009, the University has a medical college.

Domestic and foreign students at ZSMU have the opportunity to receive higher education in the following specialties:

  •  “Medical business”,
  •  “Pediatrics”,
  •  “Pharmacy”,
  •  “Technology of perfumes and cosmetics”,
  •  “Dentistry” (qualification – specialist and master),
  •  “Technologies of medical diagnostics and treatment” (bachelor, master),
  •  “Physical rehabilitation. Occupational therapy” (bachelor).

The postgraduate stage includes training in:

  • internship, master’s and postgraduate studies – in 28 specialties,
  • doctoral studies – in 12 specialties,
  • specialization, thematic improvement courses and pre-certification cycles for doctors, as well as distance and full-time advanced training courses for teachers, doctors, pharmacists, pharmacists and cosmetologists (a total of 27 courses).

As of September 1, 2021, 8,124 students are studying at the university. In total, the contingent of people studying at ZSMU (students, masters, interns, clinical residents, graduate students, cadets) is 11,497 people. Among them are more than 3,200 foreign citizens from 42 countries.


Campus, leisure, sports

The campus is located on the picturesque banks of the Dnieper in a park area. There are 5 educational buildings, 5 dormitories, a sports complex, a scientific and art library, a beauty studio, an amateur art club, a student dispensary, several canteens and cafes, and an Internet cafe.

Next to the educational buildings and student dormitories there is a stadium with athletics sectors, a football field, sports grounds for handball, mini-football, volleyball, basketball, sports halls, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a shooting range, sports shooting, checkers a fitness club.

For those who like to play musical instruments, sing and dance at the university there is an amateur art club. Ukrainian cultural and historical evenings, festivals of international friendship, competition evenings (“Talents, on the stage!”, “Miss ZSMU”, “Freshman’s Day”), theatrical performances and balls of dance aerobics, exhibitions of student creativity (Rhythms) are popular among students and teachers. autumn “,” My hobby “), competitions of KVN teams and reporting concerts of amateur performances of ZSMU students.