Zaporozhye State Medical University, one of the oldest medical higher institutions of Ukraine, is a self-governing (autonomous) state higher educational establishment of the IVth (the top) level of accreditation. The University became an international higher institution long ago. In 1973 the preparatory faculty for foreign citizens was opened. More than 3,5 thousand students have been trained for their further studies on the medical-biological specialties in the other higher educational establishments of Ukraine since then.
At present Zaporozhye State Medical University consists of:
5 academic buildings,
hostels for 2900 students,
2 canteens, a cafe,
the library with more than 580.000 books,
a concert hall.
At present, there are 42 computer classrooms at the University providing students with educational programs based on multimedia technologies and test controlling courses in the main subjects.
There is a unique sports complex with three gyms, a stadium with a football field, track-and-field sectors, sports grounds for handball, mini-football, volleyball, basketball, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a shooting range, a chess-and-draughts club, a fitness club.
The territory of the University is of 12 hectares of park zone, which is situated on the picturesque bank of the river Dnieper and make the campus convenient and comfortable.
The University has its own a preventive-treatment dispensary and a sports-health resort on the seaside of the Azov sea.