Sumy State University (SSU) - public higher education institution in Ukraine. SSU was founded in 1948. The university campus is of urban type and is located in the vicinity of Sumy.

University ranking. Studying at Sumy State University, one of the top 10 universities of Ukraine is, undeniably, a dream for many students. Sumy State University is one of the most famous and prestigious universities in the world.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The students must pass examinations in order to enroll to the university. The majority of applicants who submitted their application to SSU successfully enroll, as the competition is 90 accepted students per 100 applicants. The academic year is traditionally consists of semesters. As a state university, SSU provides scholarships to remarkable students. Not everyone can study full time, so Sumy State University offers such students a wide range of online programs.

The composition of the university. Sumy State University is average in size with a capacity of 9 thousand students. The admission committee accepts the applications from foreign citizens. Every 5 student is a foreign citizen. The education is conducted by 759 teachers and professors. The university is an active participant of international programs aimed at academic exchange of students between the educational institutions. University’s social media profiles can give you more information about the students and current events: Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram.

Infrastructure of SSU. The university has its own library. Also the university provides accommodations in the form of dormitories.
Ranking   820   6
Country Ukraine
City Sumy
Bachelor (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
27 USD/year.
Master (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
68 USD/year.
Living expenses $151 -310 USD/month
Acceptance Rate 90%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1948
Abbreviation SSU
Teachers 759
Students 8,472
Foreigners 20%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
High quality education grants prosperous future
• Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
• European University Association (EUA)
• International Education Society (IAS)
• Association of Economic Universities of South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region (ASECU)
• World Health Organization (WHO)
• International Association of Universities (IAU)
World ranking 820
Country ranking 6
Quality of teaching 250
International Students 238
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 820
QS World University Rankings 785
Cost of living in Sumy
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 38 58
Food 72 117
Transportation - 15
Communications and utilities 15 28
Clothing 19 71
Sports and leisure 7 22
Total 151 310
Accommodation in Sumy USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 39
Shared room in city centre 58
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 75
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 118
Alternative title
Russian Сумский государственный университет
Ukrainian Сумський державний університет
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Sumy State University - Official Description

Sumy State University is a young full comprehensive Ukrainian state university with more than 50% of private funding sources, high international orientation and focus on research. The University currently serves more about 3 000 graduate and postgraduate students who are pursuing master and PhD degrees in 60 majors according to 40 directions in 23 fields of knowledge both full-time and part-time. The University holds high positions among Ukrainian higher education institutions for the number of prize-winning places in All-Ukrainian competitions of students’ research works and All-Ukrainian Olympiads in educational disciplines, training areas and majors. Prolific research groups at SSU are engaged in international grant programmes and projects of EU (Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, Youth in Action), United Nations Development Programme, World Bank programmes, grant projects of private foundations, bilateral research projects, etc. For the last 5 years the amount of research work in frames of international grant projects has increased in about 20 times. Currently SSU implements more than 30 international grant projects. Sumy State University’s academic staff includes Corresponding Members of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, 85 Doctors of Sciences (D. Habil.), Professors and 500 Candidates of Sciences (Ph.D.), Associate Professors.

Bachelor - Sumy State University

Sumy State University currently serves more than 16,000 students who are pursuing pre-bachelor, bachelor and master degrees in 60 majors according to 40 directions in 23 fields of knowledge both full-time and part-time. Currently, about 1400 foreign students at SSU represent more than 50 countries worldwide. The Preparatory Department at SSU offers Russian and Ukrainian language courses to help foreign students succeed. Moreover, such majors as Medicine, Computer Science, Management and others are taught totally in English. SSU students actively take part in different international academic mobility programmes: long-term and short-term studying, internships and placement programmes in such countries as the USA, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Bulgaria and others. Advanced library system contains about 3 million items both in hard copies and e-copies and provides access to the most famous electronic databases of the world. Affiliated branch of UNESCO, resource and educational centers of MICROSOFT, CISCO, PortaOne, DELCAM, NETCRACKER, 1С, SIEMENS and other companies operate at SSU. 32 kinds of sports and 60 sports groups are available at the University. Sports teams perform at the premier league level. 22 students are the record breakers and prize winners of the Olympic Games, World and European Championships.

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