International Faculty 2

Dean of International Faculty No.2 Melnyk Ivan Volodymyrovych, Ph.D. (Pharmacy), Associate Professor of the Department of Toxicological and Inorganic Chemistry.

Deputy deans:

Holodniak Serhii Valeriiovych, Ph.D. (Pharmacy), Senior Lecturer of the Department of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry.

Tykhonovskyi Oleksandr Volodymyrovych, Ph.D. (Medicine), assistant professor of the Department of Pharmacology and Medical Formulation.

Chuhin Serhii Viacheslavovych, Ph.D. (Medicine), assistant professor of the Department of Human Anatomy, Operative Surgery and Topographic Anatomy.

Avramenko Antonina Ivanovna, Associate Professor of the Department of Physical and Colloidal Chemistry.

History of Faculty

Zaporozhye State Medical University holds one of the leading places in Ukraine for the recruitment of foreign citizens for studying. Since 1973, more than 5.5 thousand foreign students from 101 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, America, 40 graduates have graduated from the postgraduate study program and successfully defended their dissertations in the fields of Medicine and Pharmacy. Since 2002 foreign language training in ZSMU has been conducted in English.

In 1973 a preparatory faculty for foreign citizens was opened. Since 1974 their studies at the medical and pharmaceutical faculties have begun.

In September 1976 a faculty was set up for the training of foreign citizens in the following specialties: “Therapeutic Case”, “Pharmacy”, “Pediatrics”.

In September 1999, the faculty of foreign language training was renamed into an international faculty.

Departments of International Faculty №2:

  • Department of Medical Biology, Parasitology and Genetics
  • Department of Foreign Languages
  • Department of Toxicological and Inorganic Chemistry
  • Department of Social Studies


The training of foreign citizens in specialties “General Medicine” and “Pharmacy” has been carrying out in Zaporozhye State Medical University since 1973. About 10500 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.

At present 1800 foreign students study at the International Faculty № 2 in the specialties “General Medicine”, “Pediatrics” “Dentistry” and “Pharmacy” and at the stage of postgraduate education. They are from Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Armenia,Vietnam, Ghana, Guinea, Greece, Georgia, Ecuador, Egypt, Zambia, Israel, India, Iraq, Cameroon, Kenya, China, Columbia, Cote d’Ivoire, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, Russia, Syria, Tanzania, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Sri Lanka. The medium of instruction is Ukrainian, Russian and English.

English medium of instruction has been providing at the ZSMU since 2002. More than 1024 foreign citizens study in English now.