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Why Study Dentistry in English at Zaporizhzhia State Medical University (ZSMU) in Ukraine?


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Tuition fees

1–2 years : $4,500 3–5 years : $4,850

Undergraduate Entry

5 Years




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Graduate Entry

3-4 Years

+ Why choose Zaporizhzhia State Medical University (ZSMU)?
  • Founded in 1903, Zaporizhzhia State Medical University (ZSMU) is one of Ukraine’s oldest medical schools.
  • ZSMU has a lively community of international students, currently there are more than 2200 students from over 40 countries attending the university.
  • Students with an interest in fitness will enjoy the university’s high-calibre sporting facilities which include three gyms, a swimming pool, tennis courts and a shooting-range.
  • The university also has a very active student’s club which arranges a diverse selection of activities and events throughout the year such as festivals, shows and exhibitions.
+ What is the 5-Year Undergraduate Dentistry Course?
  • ZSMU’s internationally-recognised undergraduate dentistry programme is 5 years in duration and is fully taught through the English language.
  • The course aims to give students a comprehensive knowledge of the basic subjects of a medical and biological profile, as well as various clinical disciplines.
  • With an average class size of just ten, dentistry students at ZSMU can be sure they will receive as much individual attention as they need to succeed.
  • Initially, students get a good grounding in theoretical disciplines. From the fourth year onwards, emphasis is placed on clinical disciplines.
+ What is the 3-Year or 4-Year with BSc Degree Graduate Dentistry Course?
3-Year or 4-Year Graduate Dentistry Course
  • ZSMU welcomes graduates from a Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) to apply for the 3-Year or 4-Year Graduate Dentistry Programme in Zaporizhia, Ukraine.
  • The course is taught in English and studies commence in the third or fourth year of the 5-Year Undergraduate Dentistry Programme.
  • Candidates submit analytical academic transcripts to apply and, if offered a programme place, do not sit entry exams.
  • The university operates a rigorous dentistry course and all modules are in line with EU standards for integrated education.
  • The programme structure consists of pre-clinical modules and clinical modules with students developing essential theoretical knowledge and practised clinical skills such as dentistry procedures and surgeries.
  • Graduates from ZSMU have attained global dentistry positions with alumni currently practising in Australia, the UK, and Canada.
  • The Transcript Evaluation Team at Study Medicine Europe is authorised to assess application paperwork for the graduate programmes (including evaluating academic transcripts and Bachelor’s studies); key information for the framework is at the tab below, Graduate Entry Assessment Process.
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+ How much does the programme cost?
Programmes Programme Starts Annual Fees ($)
Dentistry October & March 1–2 years of study-4,500 3–5 years of study- 4,850
Living Costs Monthly () Annually ()
Rent (Private Accommodation) 100200 1,2002,400
Food 120 1200
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.
+ What is the Graduate Entry Assessment Process?
  • SME facilitates the application and entry to Graduate Dentistry Programmes in Ukraine for graduates with a Bachelor’s Degree in a science-related field with no entrance exams for successful applicants.
  • SME Assesses applications to the Graduate Programme with the following steps:
    1. Completion of the due diligence process on behalf of the medical university
    2. Comparison of the transcripts of the students from their past studies with the study programme of the medical university
    3. Submission of the comparison for approval to both the respective ministry of education and the medical university itself.
  • SME exclusively offers the 3-Year or 4-Year Graduate Entry Dentistry Programme on behalf of our European partner universities for students who meet the entry requirements.
+ Life in Zaporizhzhia
  • Zaporizhzhia (also called Zaporozhye) is the sixth largest city in Ukraine and is located in the South East of the country
  • Situated on the scenic Dnieper River, Zaporizhzhia is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery.
  • With its diverse array of museums, theatres, festivals and art markets, cultural types are sure to enjoy the city’s thriving arts scene.
  • Known as the home of the Cossacks, those interested in history will enjoy Zaporizhzhia’s rich historical offerings.
+ Living in Ukraine
  • An ideal destination for explorers, Ukraine is Europe’s largest country and offers a huge variety of attractions to discover from sun-soaked beaches to snow-peaked mountains.
  • Outdoor types will enjoy the country’s magnificent nature reserves which are well known for their beautiful hiking and cycling trails.
  • As one of the cheapest countries in Europe, Ukraine is a top choice for international students on a budget.
  • Internationally renowned for their warm hospitality, Ukrainians welcome travellers with open arms.
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