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Samara State Social and Pedagogical University, SSPU

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Description of Samara State Social and Pedagogical University, SSPU

  • Location: Samara, Russia;
  • Age of students: 17+;
  • Type: mixed;
  • Language of instruction: Russian.

The date of establishment of the university is october 16, 1911.

Faculties and colleges

The structure of the university has 10 faculties:

  1. natural-geographical;
  2. historic;
  3. foreign languages;
  4. culture and art;
  5. mathematics, physics and computer science;
  6. primary education;
  7. psychology and special education;
  8. physical culture and sports;
  9. economics, management and service;
  10. philological.

Scientific achievements

In 2021, the university fulfilled three state tasks in the field of scientific activity:

  • Applied research "Methods of implementation of educational programs of the humanitarian profile of secondary general education in the context of the application of mixed learning models";
  • Fundamental research "Methodology and methodology for developing a strategy for the development of education in the region";
  • Fundamental research "Formation of Russian civil identity in the educational process".

An important event in the scientific activities of the university was the opening of the Samara Center of the Russian Academy of Education.

In 2021, 15 applications for grants were submitted.

The scientific activity of the university is marked by awards of different levels.

Things to know about

Scientists and teachers from universities of the Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, and the Republic of Kazakhstan were mainly involved in the educational process online.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Samara State Social and Pedagogical University, SSPU

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

SSPU has two student dormitories of sectional type. On the ground floor there are administrative and economic premises, showers. 

On each floor there are:

  • 2 kitchens;
  • 1 household room (laundry room with dryer);
  • 6 sections (4 rooms each). 

In each section of the room for 2 and 3 seats, a washroom. 

The dormitories have a garbage chute, an elevator, a wireless Internet connection. 

Students, postgraduates, student families live in student dormitories.

The canteen of SSPU for 100 seats is located in the sports and recreation complex "Burevestnik".

Activities Samara State Social and Pedagogical University, SSPU

Scientific circles:

  • Linguistic Circle "Language and World";
  • Astronomical Circle;
  • School Radio Engineering Circle;
  • Circle "Physics of the Microcosm";
  • Electrotechnical Circle;
  • "Microelectronics. Internet. Use in education";
  • Programming circle;
  • "Concepts of Modern Natural Science";
  • Circle for the development of productive thinking of schoolchildren;
  • Team of polymaths "IMFInity";
  • Student Club "Young Scientist";
  • "Information and methodological support of mathematical education of preschoolers and younger schoolchildren";
  • "Linguistic personality in the philological space";
  • "Decorative and Applied Arts";
  • "Fundamentals of Methodical Mastery";
  • "First Steps into Science".

Creative circles:

  • "Izonit";
  • "Beading";
  • "Embroidery with ribbon".

Sports sections:

  • Hip-hop;
  • Aerobics;
  • Table tennis;
  • Basketball (men's and women's);
  • Volleyball (men's and women's;
  • Soccer;
  • Futsal (men's and women's);
  • Skiing.


  • Targeted education at state-funded places;
  • Implementation of double degree programs.

Facilities and equipment at Samara State Social and Pedagogical University, SSPU

SSPU manages:

  • 10 educational buildings;
  • sports and recreation complex "Burevestnik" with a 25-meter swimming pool with 8 lanes and sports halls;
  • sports ground with artificial grass;
  • agrobiostation;
  • sports and recreation camp "Yunost".

Educational buildings of SSPU include:

  • Special Premises Fund:
    • Classrooms for:
      • Lectures;
      • Seminars;
      • course design;
      • group and individual consultations;
      • ongoing monitoring and intermediate certification;
    • premises for independent work;
    • premises for storage and preventive maintenance of educational equipment;
    • laboratories with the necessary equipment;
  • A library consisting of:
    • 8 departments;
    • 5 reading rooms in 5 academic buildings;
    • 9 season tickets;
    • electronic reading room;
    • reference and bibliographic department;
    • Department of Rare Books.
  • Ethnographic Museum;
  • Museum of Archaeology of the Volga Region;
  • Museum of History named after the Hero of the Soviet Union P.M. Ganyushin;
  • Zoological Museum named after D.N. Frolov;
  • Medical center.

For conducting lecture-type classes, there are sets of demonstration equipment and educational and visual aids.

The SSPU has 1121 PCs, of which 720 are used in the educational process, including 200 for the organization of independent work of students.

Admission dates and extra charges

The educational process at the university is organized in semesters (autumn and spring), each of which ends with a test and examination session. The school year begins on September 1 and ends in accordance with the curriculum of the relevant educational program.

Additional expenses of students may include fees for accommodation in dormitories (for non-residents), meals, leisure and other expenses.

Enrolment process

List of documents:

  • Application;
  • Consent to the processing of personal data;
  • Passport and its copy;
  • A document on education with an appendix and its copy;
  • A document on the passage of a medical examination and its copy;
  • A copy of the marriage certificate (or a certificate from the registry office on the change of surname);
  • Copy of SNILS;
  • Copy of TIN;
  • Two 3x4 photos.

Enrolment statistics

Every year more than 6,000 people study at the university.


Since 2021, SSPU has launched a digital career environment based on the inter-university platform "Facultius", which unites more than 400 universities in Russia. 215 employers with 1,085 vacancies are registered on the platform.

Partners of the university for the employment of graduates:

  • Volga Region Bank PJSC "Sber";
  • Samara regional branch of JSC "Rosselkhozbank";
  • RN-Supply-Samara LLC;
  • Mortgage and Real Estate Agency LLC "VIP Company".

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

Applicants to the university must meet the following requirements:

  • age from 17 years;
  • completed education not lower than secondary complete general.

Minimum number of USE points:

  • Mathematics – 39;
  • Russian language – 40;
  • Physics – 36;
  • Informatics – 40;
  • Biology – 40;
  • Chemistry – 36;
  • Foreign language – 40;
  • Social Studies – 42;
  • History – 40;
  • Literature – 40.

Scholarships Samara State Social and Pedagogical University, SSPU

Students of the university can be assigned:

  • state academic scholarship;
  • increased state academic scholarship;
  • state social scholarship.

The University provides material support to students who find themselves in a difficult life situation.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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