Sumy State University implements the idea of a European university in our style, technologies, research and education quality, focus on innovation, strong democratic traditions, academic freedom, atmosphere of creative work and publicity.
The University currently serves about 1300 foreign students from more than 50 countries of Europe, Middle East, Southern-Eastern Asia, Africa, Australia and North America. The Preparatory Department at SSU offers Russian and Ukrainian language courses to help foreign students succeed. Moreover, such majors as Medicine, Computer Science and Management are taught in English.
SSU widens geography and directions of its international networking. The University cooperates with more than 200 partners from the USA, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, Lithuania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Japan, South Korea, China, the Russian Federation and other countries of the world.
Sumy State University is 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 See Region, IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, Institute of International Education Network and other international organizations. The University is an active participant of the Bologna process. It has signed the Magna Charta Universitatum.
SSU is a reliable partner for joint projects in frames of international grant programmes of EU (Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, Jean Monett, Erasmus+, Horizon 2020), 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.
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. Postgraduate students, research and teaching staff take part in research programmes and internships in frames of different international scholarship and research grant programmes.