Eastern European University Association
Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Year found: 1930
Legal form State
Country Russia
City Samara

Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Year found: 1930
Legal form: State
Country: Russia
Awards: Bachelor Degree

                   Master Degree

                   Doctoral Programmes 
City: Samara
Study language: Russian

Welcome to Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. Founded in 1930 SSUACE is one of the most highly regarded engineering universities in Russia. We take pride in our professors and in our students who together make it a wonderful place for studies, research and social life. SSUACE strives to connect its values and mission to the needs of Samara and the Volga Region. Community involvement is very important as we provide instruction and research facilities for the benefit of local development.

Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering currently offers about 40 degree programmes: Bachelor Degree (4 years) and Master Degree (2 years) programmes as well as postgraduate studies (Candidate of Science, Doctor of Science).SSUACE currently has an enrolment of about 7,500 undergraduate students. SSUACE has 10 Faculties, and 37 Departments. SSUACE also has two branches – Open Institute (SSUACE Branch) in Pokhvistnevo (Samara Region) and Open Institute (SSUACE Branch) in Belebey (Bashkortostan). SSAUCE publishes its monthly paper “Za stroitelniye kadry” (“Engineering Education”).


Dear prospective and current students, colleagues, alumni, friends! Welcome to the Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering website. SSUACE is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in Samara and a leading university nationally for education in engineering and architecture.Continuing in the best traditions of many generations of construction professionals, the University contributes to the development of this important sector, aided by modern classrooms, science laboratories, a rich research library and, of course, the professionalism of the faculty and staff. The post-graduate schools of the University prepare highly qualified staff in a wide range of research areas within twenty-two academic disciplines (scientific specialities). Our students acquire professional knowledge and skills which enable them to find fulfilling employment in strategic positions, to realize their creative potential, and in the process to form relationships that contribute to their unique personal development. 


Samara formerly (1935–91) Kuybyshev, city in western Russia, administrative center of Samara oblast (region). It lies along the Volga River at the latters confluence with the Samara River. Founded in 1586 as a fortress protecting the Volga trade route, it soon became a major focus of trade and later was made a provincial seat. In 1935 the city was renamed after Valerian Vladimirovich Kuybyshev (1888–1935), a prominent Bolshevik. The citys growth was stimulated during World War II by its distance from the war zone and the evacuation there of numerous government functions when Moscow was threatened by German attack; the postwar development of the Volga-Urals oilfield also helped. The city reverted to its old name in 1991.


Samara is now one of the largest industrial cities of Russia and the center of a network of pipelines, with oil refining and petrochemicals the major industries, especially in the satellite town of Novokuybyshevsk. There are huge engineering factories making a wide range of products, including petroleum equipment, machinery, ball bearings, cables, and precision machine tools, and there are many building-materials and consumer-goods industries. Much of the citys power comes from a hydroelectric-power plant completed in 1957 at Zhigulyovsk, a few miles upstream. A group of industrial and residential suburbs and satellite towns ring the city. Samara has excellent communications by ship along the Volga and along rail lines connecting it to European Russia, Siberia, and Central Asia. The city has cultural and research establishments and several institutions of higher education. Pop. (1991 est.) 1,257,300. 



It occupies an area of 20,700 square miles (53,600 square km) in the middle Volga River area where the river makes a great loop around the Zhiguli Hills. The hills, heavily forested and deeply dissected by ravines, rise to 1,214 feet (370 m). The Volga left (east) bank, constituting most of the oblast, is largely level plain. The natural oak woodlands and grass steppe of the left bank have been almost entirely ploughed up since Russians began intensive colonization of the area in the 18th century. But the oblasts agriculture, which is dominated by spring wheat, corn (maize), millet, and sunflowers, suffers severely from recurrent droughts and insufficient irrigation. Market gardening is important near Samara, the oblast headquarters, and fruit growing is important on the Volga right bank. World War II and the presence of abundant petroleum and natural-gas deposits in the oblast led to great industrial development, especially oil refining, petrochemicals, and a broad range of engineering in the towns along the Volga. A large automobile plant began production at Tolyattigrad in 1970. A huge hydroelectric station was built at Zhigulyovsk on the Volga in 1950–57. Pop. (1991 est.) 3,289,600.


- Economics  
- Management 
- Quality Management 
- Construction 
- Architecture, Design 
- Arts and humanities 
- Theory and History of Art 
- Tour guide 
- Translator 
- Information Systems and Technology 
- Technosphere Safety  
- Construction and operation of buildings and structures; Installation and maintenance of equipment and supply systems 
- Construction of unique buildings and structures, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation and technical cover of roads, bridges and tunnels

For students and staff from outside Samara, SSUACE can offer accommodation in a number of halls of residence:

- Hall of Residence 1 (for teachers and post-graduate students): Novo-Sadovaya St 16, tel. 337-1744

- Hall of Residence 2 (for teachers and post-graduate students): Novo-Sadovaya St 18, tel. 337-1744

- Hall of Residence 3: Samarskaya St 63, tel. 332-7652

- Hall of Residence 4: Partizanskaya St 54, tel. 336-1488



When student arrives to airport he/she will be met and transferred to university. At university student have orientation and welcome brief. After orientation student will be placed at university hostel.


During all time of studying at university foreign students are supported by qualified team of International Department. All their needs will be satisfied with pleasure. There is very helpful consultancy for students who have educational difficulties. University has own security system.


All university hostels are secured and have time restrictions for guest to ensure safety and good condition of living. The Russian people are well-wishing and peaceful. Cities are secured by powerful police system observation. You will find that we share dry, cynical humor about people and events. There is no racism at all. Strangers will be extremely friendly with you and be impressed that you made the effort to visit their country over their more visited neighbors. Foreign people came to Russia for education or business highly respected by Russian people. So, welcome, Russia is waiting for you!

Students at SSUACE enjoy an active and varied lifestyle - both academically and socially. Every student can find a place in the Universitys welcoming community, and enjoy a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, from our thriving sports teams to dancing, photography, drama, singing, and journalism, to name a few. 

Student government organizations such as the Student Council and Student Labour Union Committee give students a voice in the SSUACE community and provide a forum in which up-and-coming leaders can develop their skills.


Many of the academic programmes are creative – architecture, town planning, design, art history, services – and student work is on display throughout the campus, and is constantly updated, creating a vibrant atmosphere of enquiry and innovation.

Sport plays an important role in students overall development. At least 18 sports are on offer: basketball, football (soccer), mini-football, wrestling (sambo, judo, tae kwon do), track and field events, boxing, chess, fitness, aerobics, etc. Regular tournaments are organised for students and staff.

Tuition fee 2014/2015:

Preparatory course: USD 1450 (1  academic year)

Degree courses: 

- Economics  - USD 2400 per year
- Management  - USD 2400 per year
- Quality Management  - USD 2600 per year
- Construction  - USD 3200 per year

- Architecture - USD 5300 per year (Bachelor duration - 5 years)

- Design  - USD 5300 per year

- Information Systems and Technology  - USD 2900 per year
- Technosphere Safety   - USD 2950 per year
- City and municipal administration - USD 2400 per year
- Construction of unique buildings and structures, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation and technical cover of roads, bridges and tunnels - USD 2950 per year

Accommodation fee - USD 360 (January - August 2014)


Other expenses:


- Accomodation fee: USD 360 per YEAR
- Medical insurance: USD 150 per year
- Living Expenses: from USD 200 per month
- Airport trasfer: USD 100


Intensive Preparatory course - USD 990 (6 months)

Course date: January 20th 2015 – August 20th 2015. 

Intensive Preparatory Course focuses on learning of Russian Language from the "zero" level with the aim of further study at Russian universities. Intensive training (20-25 academic hours per week) in small groups of 7-15 students is organized till August 20, while at August 12-27 state testing of Russian language (1st level) TRKI-1 is organized. After preparatory course student can start Bachelor degree course at university where he/she did Preparatory course or transfer to other university without leaving Russia.