Level of accreditation: IV

Licence: AE № 636080

Sumy state


2, R.-Korsakov st., Sumy, Ukraine, 40007

Tel/fax: +38 0542 337114, +38 0542 687846

E-mail: info@study.sumdu.edu.ua



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SSU provides its graduates with a flying start

Type of Property: State

Year of Foundation: 1948

Languages of teaching: Ukrainian, Russian, English (for some specialties)

Sumy city is an administrative center of Sumy region and one of the biggest industrial, historical-cultural, educational and scientific centers of North-Eastern Ukraine. The population of the city is about 300,000 people.

SSU is a modern European university, where the principles of the Bologna Charter of the European universities are fully realized. SSU is a signatory of the Magna Charta Universitatum and a reliable member of the the International Association of Universities, European University Association, Euroasian Universities Association, Association of Economic Universities of South and Eastern Europe and the Black See Region, International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences (AIESEC), Association of Universities-Partners of Ukraine and Russia, the International Universities Association of Physical Culture and Sport, the Association of Compressors and Pneumatics, the Ukrainian Association of French Educational Programmes Graduates AUDESF, Ukraine-Azerbaijan Business Council, Eurasian Association of Trade Union Organizations of Universities, Informatics Europe and International Association of Slavonic Universities, the Baltic University Programme.

International and national ratings positions:

Sumy State University is in the TOP-700 leading universities of the world (with the overall score 651-700), according to the international ranking of higher education institutions QS World University Rankings. SSU occupies the 4th position among Ukrainian universities.

According to the worldwide Internet rankings Webometrics and 4ICU, SSU takes the 6th and 9th places respectively among Ukrainian universities. It also takes a high position in the European ranking U-Multirank that identifies most indicators of academic, extracurricular, international and other activity of SSU as being higher than the world average value.

Sumy State University is the first Ukrainian higher education institution, which has passed independent external audit of the QS Company and was given the highest points (5 stars) in such categories as Teaching, Engagement, Access, and Online Education.

SSU is the 1st Ukrainian university to enter the TOP-200 best universities of the world, according to the international ecological ranking UI GreenMetric 2013.

Sumy State University takes up the 4th place in the Academic Ranking of World Universities-European Standard ARES-2014 among Ukrainian universities.

Nowadays more than 16 000 students study at SSU on different studying forms of such educational and qualification levels as “Bachelor”, “Specialist”, “Master: in 60 majors according to 40 directions in 23 fields of knowledge both full-time and part-time. Training of more than 1400 foreign students from more than 52 countries is carried out. Sumy State University prepares specialists for the needs of industry, trade, economic and financial sphere, educational and healthcare sector, services and government facilities.



The degrees of Bachelor, Specialist and Master at the University can be received in the following specialties:

Pre-higher education training is available for foreign citizens. It is held at the Preparatory Department. Training of specialists of higher qualification on the base of higher education is held in ordinatura, postgraduate courses, doctoral candidacy.

Duration of studies:

Preparatory Department – 1 year;

Bachelor Degree – 4 years;

Specialist, Master Degree – 1,5-2 years (after Bachelor program);

Basic medical education (Specialty – General Medicine) – 6 years;

Ordinatura – 2-4 years;

Post-graduates courses – 3 years;

Doctoral Candidacy – 3 years.

Teaching staff:

The training process is provided by 60 chairs where more than 2500 lecturers and staff scientists work, including the 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.

Living conditions:

Accommodations in hostels are available for all foreign students who need. The hostels have a comfortable location and situated not far from the teaching buildings in picturesque places. There is a canteen for 300 seats, cafeterias and lunch-rooms on the University territory.

Student leisure:

The University opens unlimited opportunities for talented students. A lot of them are actively involved in various scientific researches. The Experimental Students Scientific Research Institute is fully functional. Besides, SSU gives students a splendid opportunity to keep fit and participate in different sport activities and amateur-talent groups. There are record-holders and prizewinners of the world, European and Ukrainian championships among SSU students. Therefore comfortable conditions for foreign students’ leisure-time are constantly created in the University, regarding to their national features, mentality, religion and culture.