Samara State Pedagogical University

General Information 

Samara State Pedagogical University (SSPU)  is a higher educational institution located in Samara. Founded on July 1, 1911. The oldest institution of higher education in the Samara region. It occupies 10-13th place in the ranking of pedagogical universities in the Russian Federation. In January 1919, it was transformed into the Samara Pedagogical Institute based on the Samara and Vilna Teachers’ Institute, evacuated to Samara back in 1914. From October 1919 to August 1921 – Institute of Public Education. From September 1921 to August 1923 – the Pedagogical Faculty of the Samara State University opened in 1918, the first rector of which was twice, in 1918 and 1921, a prominent psychologist A.P. Nechaev was elected. In March 1923, the Academic Council of Samara State Pedagogical University decided to gradually close the university due to lack of funds, which was finally closed on September 1, 1927. From March 2009 to December 2015 it was called Volga State Social and Humanitarian Academy. With about 7,000 students the University offers 90-degree programs. The university carried out a complex approach to training specialists, which gives an applicant a multiple-discipline choice of special interest. The programs provide graduates and postgraduates with the skills necessary to meet the challenges of a changing global environment.

Study Programs

  • Faculty of Natural Geography
  • Faculty of Mathematics, Physics, and Informatics
  • Faculty of Culture and Art
  • History Department
  • Faculty of Primary Education
  • Faculty of Philology
  • Faculty of Foreign Languages
  • Faculty of Economics, Management, and Service
  • Faculty of Psychology and Special Education
  • Faculty of Physical Culture and Sports
  • Interfaculty Departments

Accommodation and Housing

Samara State Pedagogical University offers accommodation to its students. Dormitories consist of eight rooms per floor, with 2-3 people per room. Each floor also has one kitchen and two toilets, and the basement has a shower. Students cannot select their rooms. The Dormitories have the following facilities: kitchen, laundry room, medical aid cabinet, gym, reading room, and free Internet connection.