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Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University, SSU

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Description of Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University, SSU

  • Location: Syktyvkar, Russia;
  • Age of students: from 17 years;
  • Type: mixed;
  • Language of instruction: Russian.

The educational institution was founded in 1972 in the city of Syktyvkar. At the moment, the university is one of the leading universities in the Komi Republic and a regional flagship university of the Russian Federation.

Educational process

The educational process of the university includes lectures, seminars, educational and pre-diploma practice.

Faculties and colleges

The educational process is based on the activities of the following institutions:

  • history and law;
  • natural sciences;
  • exact sciences and information technologies;
  • Humanities;
  • social technologies;
  • pedagogy and psychology;
  • culture and art;
  • economics and finance;
  • management and entrepreneurship;
  • continuing education;
  • individual educational programs;
  • College of Economics, Law and Informatics.

Scientific achievements

SSU conducts active scientific activities, the priority areas of which are:

  • Socio-economic development of the Arctic and Subarctic zone of Russia (sustainable development of the North; international cooperation in the Arctic; development of the economic potential of the Komi Republic; strategies and mechanisms for the formation of social well-being in the region);
  • Infocommunication and space technologies (transport and space systems; microsystem technology; technologies and software for information, control, navigation and intelligent systems; creation of a modern information and telecommunication infrastructure);
  • Rational use of natural resources (technologies for monitoring and forecasting the state of the environment; integrated development of the natural resource potential of the republic and the Arctic zone; creation of new industries, materials and technologies);
  • Biomedical technologies (improving the quality of life of the population; the functioning of human and animal biological systems in the North).

Things to know about

The university conducts international cooperation with the following organizations:

  • Barents Euro-Arctic Council;
  • Norwegian Barents Secretariat;
  • University of Nordland, Norway;
  • University of Lapland, Finland;
  • Magdeburg Graduate School of Applied Sciences, Germany;
  • Sam Houston State University, USA.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University, SSU

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All year round
from 165510.00 ₽ / year
from 165510.00 ₽ / year
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from 222610.00 ₽ / year
from 222610.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
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from 176290.00 ₽ / year
from 176290.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 208100.00 ₽ / year
from 208100.00 ₽ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

For nonresident full-time and part-time students, the university provides 8 dormitories with 1196 rooms.

For catering, the university has 4 canteens, 3 buffets and 3 cafes with a total of 412 seats.

Activities Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University, SSU

To involve students in social and scientific life, the university organizes and participates in the following events:

  • Student competition of professional skills "I will be a teacher!";
  • Popular lecture "Digital World" (expert – Deputy Manager of the Komi branch of PJSC Sberbank V.I. Ilchukov) ;
  • Youth event "Day of Science";
  • Quiz "State economic policy of the USSR during the Great Patriotic War" within the framework of the educational project "Small History Faculty";
  • Joint exhibition of the Institute of Culture and Art and the State Professional Educational Institution "Gymnasium of Arts under the Head of the Komi Republic" named after Y.A. Spiridonov;
  • Scientific-methodical seminar "Technology of preparation of scientific publication";
  • Open Student Sechenov Olympiad for Emergency Medical Care "Safety Zone";
  • Republican creative festival of student teams "The Most Juicy";
  • Sports and patriotic event "Overcoming the water element";
  • Volleyball tournament "Ball over the net".

Facilities and equipment at Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University, SSU

The educational process takes place in 11 buildings equipped with lectures and seminars, the university has its own laboratories and classrooms for practical tasks. The premises are equipped with the necessary material and technical means: screens, projectors and computers.

SSU provides students with free access to two libraries (67 seats in reading rooms).

For sports, the university has prepared:

  • 3 gaming halls;
  • Fitness room;
  • Gymnasium;
  • Gym;
  • Pool;
  • Universal sports ground;
  • 2 exercise therapy halls;
  • Skating Stadium;
  • Ski base.

Admission dates and extra charges

At SSU, the academic year is divided into two semesters: autumn and spring. At the end of each, an examination session is held, after passing the students, they are given vacations (in winter in January, in summer in July and August).

When studying at the university students undertake the following additional expenses:

  • to pay for accommodation in a dormitory;
  • Transport;
  • for foodstuffs;
  • for leisure and recreation.

Enrolment process

To enter the university, you must provide:

  • Identity document, citizenship;
  • State-issued document on education and qualifications;
  • Documents confirming the use of the right to admission within a special quota;
  • Documents confirming individual achievements, the results of which are taken into account at admission;
  • A document confirming registration in the system of individual (personalized) accounting (if any);
  • Medical certificate in the form 086 / y, certificate of preventive vaccinations in the form 156 \ y-93;
  • Photo - for persons entering the study based on the results of entrance examinations conducted by the University independently.

The necessary package of documents is provided to the university:

  • By mail;
  • In person to the admissions office;
  • Through EPGU.

Enrolment statistics

The average passing score at the end of the 2022 admission campaign was 150 points. 


To simplify the process of employing graduates, the university has a Career Development Center. 

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

For admission to bachelor's and specialist's educational programs, an applicant must:

  • Completed education is not lower than secondary general;
  • Points received for the exam are not lower than:
    • Mathematics — 39;
    • Physics — 39;
    • chemistry — 39;
    • Informatics and ICT — 44;
    • Russian language — 40;
    • Social Studies — 45;
    • History — 35;
    • Biology, 39;
    • Foreign language – 30;
    • Geography — 40;
    • References: — 40.

For admission to master's programs, you must:

  • Completed higher education;
  • Successful completion of the entrance examinations of the university with scores not lower than the threshold set by the university independently.

For admission to postgraduate programs, you must:

  • Completed higher education;
  • Successful completion of entrance examinations, with scores not lower than the threshold set by the university independently:
    • Special discipline;
    • Philosophy;
    • Foreign language.

Scholarships Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University, SSU

As material support for students, the university allocates the following scholarships for students:

  • State Academic;
  • State social;
  • scholarships of the President of the Russian Federation;
  • scholarships of the Government of the Russian Federation;
  • Registered;
  • Students of the preparatory department.

In addition, the university provides financial assistance to students in need.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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