Sumy State University Sumy
Sumy State University Sumy

Sumy State University Sumy

About Sumy State University, Sumy

Founded in 1948 just near the picturesque Lake Chekha, the Ukrainian Sumy State University ranks among the top 100 universities in the emerging Europe and Central Asia region. Sumy State University (SumDU) is located in Sumy city in the North-East of Ukraine.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.



  • According to the worldwide Internet rankings Webometrics and 4ICU, SumDU takes the 3th and 4th placesrespectively among Ukrainian universities.
  • Sumy State University is in the TOP-group (5 %) of leading universities of the world, according to the international ranking of higher education institutions QS World University Rankings.
  • SumDU is in the TOP-100 according to the QS University Rankings: EECA (with the overall score 61-70) among the universities of this region.
  • Sumy State University entered the TOP-700 best universities in the world.
  • SumDU is the 1stUkrainian university to enter this ecological ranking.
  • Sumy State University holds the 4th position among Ukrainian universities and is included to the TOP-10% universities worldwide.
  • SumDU takes the 3rd placeamong “classical universities” of Ukraine.
  • SumDU also enters the TOP-3 Ukrainian universities according to the international activity indicators and is the 1st in dynamics of growth according to “Top-200 Ukraine”.


Sumy State University is a powerful higher educational institution of the Sumy region of the IV level of accreditation. This institution is accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and recognized worldwide. The University is a signatory of Magna Charta Universitatum and a reliable member of International Association of Universities, European University Association, Euroasian Universities Association, Association of Economic Universities of South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region, IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, IIENetwork and other international organizations.


Sumy State University cooperates with more than 260 partners from the USA, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, Lithuania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Japan, South Korea, China and other countries of the world.


University’s advanced library information system contains over 3 million items both in hard copies and e-copies and provides access to the most famous electronic databases of the world. The University’s library is a prize winner of All-Ukrainian contest “Library of the Year”.


There are TOEFL-centre, resource and educational centres of Microsoft, Cisco, PortaOne, Delcam, NETCRACKER, Siemens, SAS, MindK and other companies operating at SumDU campus.


The University has provision for 40 kinds of sports and about 100 sports groups are available at the University. Sports teams perform at the premier league level. About 100 students are the record breakers and prize winners of the Olympic Games, World, European and Ukrainian Championships.


The University currently serves about 14,000 students who are pursuing pre-bachelor, bachelor, specialist and master degrees in 51 majors and 22 fields of knowledge. These include about 1600 foreign students from almost 50 countries worldwide.


The university is a participant in the Bologna educational process, therefore it is possible to obtain such academic degrees as bachelor, master and Ph.D.


  • International students are offered a guaranteed accommodation facility (homely hostels) by the University.
  • Personal passes are allotted to all the students in order to enter in the hostel which will help to prevent any unauthorised access to the hostels.
  • Full surveillance security system is available at the campus.
  • Dinning facility is also available for the students living within campus.
  • The Student Council organises various types of games between teams from different dormitories, on the occasion of New Year’s Day, the 8th of March, the Students’ Day, the Fall Day, etc.

Why Sumy state university?

  • Today this institution is one of the best universities in Ukraine and in the world as it has earned a respectable ranking in several stats.
  • SamSU have a lot of clubs which allow the students to utilise their free time doing new things, like joining dance clubs, scientific clubs, sport clubs, or make your own club.
  • The medium of languages used at the university is Russian, Ukraine and English.
  • SSU is tied up with many International universities of the world like Austria, Germany, Poland, Japan, France and South Korea.
  • SSU provides an opportunity to students for double degree programme from Germany, Poland, and China.
  • It provides direct admission without any entrance test.
  • SSU invites researchers and professors from foreign universities for imparting higher and quality education among the students.
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