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Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

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General Information

State University of Grodno named after Yanka Kupala educates specialists in many popular areas. The University has great experience in teaching foreign students and developed branches of international cooperation.

Information about the University

Yanka Kupala SUoG dates back to 1940 when the Grodno Teachers' Institute was first founded. In 1977, it was reorganized into State University of Grodno named after Yanka Kupala. In 2016 Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno was awarded the title of Laureate of the Prize of the Government of the Republic of Belarus for achievements in the field of quality. Today SUoG is one of the ten best universities in Belarus and successfully prepares specialists in the field of language and literature, management, law, economics and other specialities.

The university structure

Today the structure of State University of Grodno comprises 15 faculties:

  • Faculty of pre-university study
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • College of Technology
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of History, Communication and Tourism
  • Humanitarian college
  • Faculty of Psychology 
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Physics and Technology 
  • Faculty of Innovative Engineering Technologies
  • Faculty of Physical training
  • Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Faculty of Philology
  • Military faculty
  • Faculty of Biology and Ecology
  • Faculty of Arts and Design
  • Faculty of Pedagogy

The University also includes other educational institutions:

  • Volkovysk College
  • Leeds College
  • Humanitarian College
  • Technological College

On the basis of the University there is an Institute for Advanced Studies and Retraining of Personnel, Y. Kupala Museum of the History of Development, Technology Transfer Center, Scientific Library. The University has a Technopark RUE "Technolab" in the status of Scientific and technical entity.

The status of the University and academic programs

The teaching staff of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno includes 37 professors. In 2017-2018 two University employees defended 2 doctoral dissertations.

For the applicants' convenience Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno organized a preparatory department which is optimized as much as possible to prepare foreign citizens for admission. The preparatory department provides training in Russian and English. There are separate Russian language courses in groups, individual Russian language courses and individual courses in the disciplines that the students can choose themselves.

At Yanka Kupala SUoG there are master's and postgraduate courses. They are available for admission of foreign citizens, too. 

The partners of the State University of Grodno in international educational activities are the ”Alfa Educational Services” and AIC CAMPUS. The University has summer schools in various areas for foreign citizens. Within these educational programs, students can study at the school of art, at the sociological school, at the school of the Russian language or undergo psychological courses and much more.

Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is a member of many international programs: ERASMUS +, Poland-Belarus-Ukraine cross-border cooperation program, Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus cross-border cooperation program and others. 

In the international ranking of Webometrics Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno ranks 3618th, and among the Belarusian universities, it takes the 3rd place.
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Life Conditions

Accommodation, meals and leisure

Accommodation for nonresident and foreign students who have come to study at  Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno is provided at the University campus. The campus consists 5 dormitories, which have various interests clubs and sports sections. Four dormitories are corridor-type dormitories, and one dormitory is a block-type dormitory. Each room accommodates 3-4 people and 6-10 people live in each block. Each dormitory has a kitchen, and students can eat at the buffet.

Based on the student club, there are various creative groups, as well as annual competitions, trips, meetings, and sports. Based on the University there is a sports club, as well as a museum and a health center.


In order for a foreign student to be accommodated into a dormitory, he/she must undergo through the registration procedure, which costs $40. After checking in, it is required to pay from 30 to 50 dollars for a monthly stay. The cost depends on the dormitory type and living conditions.
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