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Southwestern State University β€” SWSU

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Description of Southwestern State University β€” SWSU

  • Location: Kursk, Russia
  • Year of foundation: 1964
  • Language of instruction: Russian
  • Forms of education: full-time, full-time, correspondence
  • Number of students: more than 11 000
  • Type of education: mixed.

South-Western State University (SWSU) is one of the leading educational institutions in Russia. SWSU was founded in 1964 as the Kursk Polytechnic Institute. For all the time of its existence, the number of students studying in it has increased from 2,000 to almost 12,000 people. They are trained in the programs of bachelor's, specialist, master's, postgraduate studies in the fields of economics, humanities, engineering. The teaching staff is about 500 specialists of various directions, professors, associate professors.

Among the students, the name "Kursk Polytechnic University" took root.

Profile faculties of the university:

  • Public administration, international relations
  • Science
  • Linguistics, international communications
  • Mechanical-technological
  • Construction, architecture
  • Fundamental, Applied Informatics
  • Economics, management
  • Jurisprudence
  • Preparatory department for international students.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Southwestern State University β€” SWSU

Program name
All year round
from 50100.00 β‚½ / year
from 50100.00 β‚½ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 94195.00 β‚½ / year
from 94195.00 β‚½ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 94195.00 β‚½ / year
from 94195.00 β‚½ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 101628.00 β‚½ / year
from 101628.00 β‚½ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 112129.00 β‚½ / year
from 112129.00 β‚½ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

The campus consists of 4 residential buildings, the places in which are mainly provided to non-resident and foreign students. Four-storey buildings accommodate 250-350 residents, who divide the room for 2-3 people. The cost of monthly accommodation depends on the building, the form of education (full-time / correspondence, bachelor 'postgraduate/ postgraduate), ranges from 250 to 900r.

For common use in the dormitories there are:

  • Cuisine
  • Showers, toilets
  • Living rooms, self-education areas
  • Sideboard.

Activities Southwestern State University β€” SWSU

Many events are organized in SWSU:

  • KVN League, evenings of humor
  • Sports sections: volleyball, mini-football, basketball, e-sports, rugby, tennis, chess, etc.
  • Creativity: vocals, choreography, theater, playing musical instruments, etc.
  • Social work – participation in actions, volunteering, events dedicated to history.

The dormitories regularly host themed discos, sports tournaments.

Student associations of the university:

  • Volunteer work
  • Sports Squad
  • Voluntary People's Squad
  • Headquarters of detachments.


  • National, international rankings: QS World University Rankings, RAEX, "Three Missions of the University", Round University Ranking,, etc.
  • Annually gets into the ranking of the best universities in the country.

Facilities and equipment at Southwestern State University β€” SWSU

SWSU has two educational campuses in Kursk, which are located:

  • Buildings of faculties, departments with classrooms, computer classes
  • Laboratory buildings
  • Library with reading room
  • Museum of the History of Road Transport
  • Block with meeting rooms
  • Sports and recreation complex with swimming pool
  • Shooting range
  • Canteens, buffets
  • Medical center
  • Administrative buildings, dean's office.

Dormitories are off-campus. They provide:

  • Social, psychological and pedagogical support
  • Care for health, physical, spiritual, moral and creative perfection
  • Activities in the Youth Leisure Center for the organization of events.

The University Press publishes several scientific journals:

  • «Izvestiya YZSU»
  • «Telecommunications»
  • "Management Problems"
  • "Biosphere compatibility: man, region, technology"
  • "Electric".

On the territory of the main educational campus there is a model of a space rocket donated to the university by the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in 2009.

Admission dates and extra charges

The academic year is divided into two semesters: autumn and spring, sessions are held between us. Education begins in September, ends in May-June. Classes are held from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 21:20 depending on the number of couples. One pair – 1.5 hours. Between classes there are breaks for rest, visiting the dining room - from 15 to 40 minutes.

Additional costs:

  • Residence
  • Nutrition
  • Books, consumables
  • Medical care
  • Transport
  • Personal expenses.

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

Before entering the university, schoolchildren can undergo preparatory classes for the exam, career guidance, as well as get into the number of students of "SWSU-Junior". "YZGU-Junior" is a children's university and technopark for students 5-17 years old. A variety of courses are taught for them, as a result of which a certificate is awarded.

Requirements for applicants to bachelor's degree, specialty:

  • Application for admission, consent to data processing
  • Copies of personal documents (passport, SNILS, medical certificate, etc.)
  • Copy of secondary education certificate, scorecard
  • Individual achievements
  • Results of the Exam.

Future masters, graduate students must provide:

  • Application for admission, consent to data processing
  • Copies of personal documents (passport, SNILS, medical certificate, etc.)
  • Diploma of the previous stage of education (bachelor's /specialist/master's degree), transcript of the courses taken
  • Individual achievements: publications, research, etc.

Documents are accepted from March to August, depending on the form of education - full-time / part-time.

Scholarships Southwestern State University β€” SWSU

  • State: academic, social scholarships, increased options
  • State awards for postgraduate students
  • Scholarships for students of preparatory programs
  • Scholarships
  • Programs of the Government, the President of the Russian Federation
  • Scholarships of the President of the Russian Federation for young scientists, graduate students.

Monetary awards are paid for academic success, as well as activity in the sports, creative, scientific life of the university.

Each student can apply for interest-free installments to pay for tuition by submitting a personal application.

Upon admission to the paid form, those who have completed at least three courses at the Center for Pre-University Training receive a discount of 3000r.

Holders of certificates of the winner / prize-winner of the All-Russian Olympiad of schoolchildren at the final stage have the right to participate in the SWSU Honors program, which provides completely free education.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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