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, the atmosphere of creative work and publicity.

The University currently serves about 1900 foreign students from more than 50 countries of Europe, Middle East, Southern-Eastern Asia, Africa, Australia and North America. The Preparatory Department at SumDU offers Ukrainian and Russian language courses to help foreign students succeed. Moreover, such majors as Medicine, Computer Science and Management are taught in English.

SumDU widens geography and directions of its international networking. The University cooperates with more than 280 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.

Sumy State University is a reliable member of International Association of Universities, European University Association, Association of Economic Universities of South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea 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 and Talloires Declaration.

SumDU is a reliable partner for joint projects in frames of international grant programmes of EU (Erasmus+, Horizon 2020), United Nations Development Programme, NATO, DAAD, American Councils, British Council, the 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. SumDU accomplishes more than 300 international grant projects annually.

SumDU 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.

Contact us

2, Rymskogo-Korsakova st., 40007 Sumy,Ukraine

International Students Office:
Tel/fax: +38 0542 337114

International Affairs Department:
Tel/fax: +38 0542 331081


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