Vanadzor State University (VSU)

Vanadzor State University (VSU)


Vanadzor State University (VSU), named after Hovhannes Tumanyan, is a public university located in Vanadzor, Lori Province, Armenia. Established in 1969, it’s the largest university in the region and a key educational center offering diverse academic programs. VSU focuses on providing qualified specialists for the northern parts of Armenia.


Vanadzor State University (VSU) offers Bachelor’s degrees in five faculties:

  • Philology: Armenian Language and Literature, Foreign Languages, Journalism
  • History and Geography: History, Geography, Tourism
  • Pedagogy: Preschool Education, Primary Education, Foreign Language Teaching
  • Biology and Chemistry: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology
  • Physics and Mathematics: Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science

Master’s degrees are also available in some fields within these faculties.


  • 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 VSU.
  • University Scholarships: VSU offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships for both national and international students.


  • Tuition Fees: Tuition fees vary based 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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Please note that this information is based on publicly available resources. It’s recommended to contact VSU directly for the most updated and detailed information regarding programs, scholarships, costs, and admission requirements.