Gyumri State University (GSU)

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Gyumri State University (GSU)


Gyumri State University (GSU), also known as Shirak State University named after Mikayel Nalbandian, is a public university located in Gyumri, Armenia. Founded in 1934, it’s the second oldest university in the country and a major educational hub in Shirak Province. GSU offers a diverse range of academic programs across various faculties, including humanities, natural sciences, engineering, economics, and education.


  • Bachelor’s Degrees: GSU offers over 40 bachelor’s programs in fields like Armenian Philology, History, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Management, Accounting, Law, Pedagogy, and more.
  • Master’s Degrees: Around 20 master’s programs are available in fields like Armenian Literature, History, Mathematics, Physics, Ecology, Economics, Finance, International Law, Education Management, and others.


  • Armenian Government Scholarships: Several scholarships are available for Armenian students based on academic merit, social needs, and other factors.
  • Erasmus+ Scholarships: International students can apply for Erasmus+ mobility grants for exchange programs or studies at GSU.
  • University Scholarships: GSU offers limited merit-based scholarships for both national and international students.


  • Tuition Fees: Tuition fees vary depending on the chosen program and level of study. Generally, annual tuition fees range from approximately 400,000 to 800,000 Armenian drams (around $800-$1,600 USD).
  • Living Expenses: Additional costs include accommodation, food, transportation, and other living expenses, estimated to be around $300-$500 USD per month.

Admission Timelines:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Admission: Applications are accepted during July-August for the following academic year (starting in September).
  • Master’s Degree Admission: Applications usually open in March-April for the next academic year.

Admission Requirements:

  • National Students: High school diploma with good grades, entrance exams based on program requirements.
  • International Students: High school diploma equivalent, recognized international test scores (e.g., SAT, IELTS, TOEFL), proof of English language proficiency for relevant programs, and other program-specific requirements.

Benefits for International Students:

  • High-quality education at an affordable cost
  • Diverse cultural experience in Armenia
  • Opportunity to learn Armenian language and culture
  • Supportive international student community
  • Potential for scholarships and financial aid
  • Erasmus+ mobility programs available

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Remember, this information is based on publicly available resources. It’s recommended to contact GSU directly for the most updated and detailed information regarding programs, scholarships, costs, and admission requirements.