Sumy State University is creating the Association of Foreign Students Graduates of Sumy State University (hereinafter – Association). 

If you have a desire to join the Association of Sumy State University Graduates, please fulfill on-line form and we wiil contact you in the nearest time. We are grateful in advance for providing us with the information about your further work experience after graduation and for your contact information.




Name: Hamed Aqeel Ali Ebrahim Abbas

Home Country: Bahrain

Period of Study: 13 years

Education: Sumy State University

  • 2003 – 2009 – General Medicine;
  • 2009 – 2011 – Specialized Training in Medicine (specialty: «General Surgery»);
  • 2011 – 2013 – Specialized Training in Medicine (specialty: «Oncology»);
  • 2013 – 2015 – Ph.D. in Surgery.

The Sumy State University is one of the most distinct educational institutions. My own experience lies with the medical departments. Being a graduate, I can now look back onto the BEST 13 years of my life! It has been an exciting rollercoaster ride for me. This place has taught me so much in terms of the courses and to being an independent individual.

Sumy State University is a great place for students to start their university life. I’d recommend it to anyone from back home (Bahrain), because it feels just like a home away from home!

Just before I entered university I was scared of feeling like a little fish in a river suddenly being let go into an ocean!! But Sumy State University proved me wrong. The university has great programs which makes sure you are settled before your course begins.

Doing my Studies at Sumy State University has given me a great opportunity to travel across Sumy and Europe in the past 13 years. I’ve had the chance to visit Kozhedub Park, Nikanor Onatsky Regional Art Museum, Usadba Sukhanovyh and many other places.

Studying in Sumy offers so much to prepare individuals to face the real world at the end of their course. PhD in Surgery is definitely a challenging course but at Sumy State University, they make it interesting and enjoyable.

As advice to international students at Sumy State University, I’d say utilize the resources and tools provided there and use your valuable experience in Sumy to the fullest extent for a bright future because you are amongst the few lucky ones that can make a difference.

I believe that what I value most at Sumy State University is the opportunity for learning about new cultures and making true friends from all around the globe, lifelong friends. I enjoy and I’m proud to be a part of the Sumy State University family.



Name: Saidi Mpendu, MD.MPH;

Home Country: United Republic of Tanzania (Tanzania);

Period of Study: 7 years;

Education: Sumy State University:

  • 1993 – 1994 – Preparatory Department of Sumy State University;
  • 1993 – 2000 – General Medicine.


Sumy State University (SSU) is one of the most distinct educational institutions in Ukraine. My own experience lies with the Preparatory Department and Medical Institute. Being a graduate of Doctor of Medicine (MD) at SSU, I can now look back onto the BEST 7 years of my life in Sumy State University as well as Sumy town! It has been an exciting turning point in my life and profession carrier. This place has taught me so much in terms of the Russian language, Ukrainian culture and General Medicine.

Studying in Sumy offers so much to prepare individuals to face the real world at the end of their course and allows you to work or continue with studies elsewhere in the world.

Presently, I am Public Health Specialist and Country Director of International organization, The Balm In Gilead Inc.

In addition, I am member of technical and professional boards in the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and a member Public Private Partnership (PPP) Technical Working Group.

Besides that I am the Vice Chairperson of Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) and Member of National Clinical Trial Subcommittee and National Health Research Ethics committees in the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR).

Having received such precious experience and all necessary knowledge at Sumy State University, I decided to send my daughter Ms. Rehema S. Mpendu for studying in Sumy. I am sure, that the knowledge and experience, which she is going to get there, will give a flying start to her successful future. Moreover, I hope she finds real friends there, which will become her professional and truthful friends for the whole life.