One of the key priorities of the activities of Mariupol State University are constantly extending international ties. By developing contacts with international partners already existing and establishing new ones, MSU performs a number of complex tasks related to education and methodical, and education and research activities, building the capacity of staff, developing facilities and equipment of the university. The aforementioned efforts are a hallmark of university’s activities, the advantages of national system of higher education that promote the image of Ukraine, improves the quality of training professionals and level of teaching.

During the years of its existence, MSU has developed its own model of international activities that provides for a complex cooperation with ministries of foreign affairs, diplomatic representations, regional administrations, city councils, leading universities, funds, government and non-government organizations of foreign countries.

The interest of foreign partners in the activities of Mariupol State University proves the successful efforts aimed at securing high-quality training for students, extension of educational, research and cultural ties and establishing the image of the university as a forward-looking, authoritative and dynamically developing higher education institution. University is a member of a number of international organizations such as European Public Law Organization, Mediterranean Universities Network, Associations of Rectors of Pedagogical Universities in Europe.

A clear example of the effective implementation of the international cooperation model and integration into the European education environment is that MSU, despite the situation in the region is frequently visited by foreign delegations and their representatives often deliver lectures for students and teachers of the university, hold workshops, participate in various events at the premises of MSU.

Today, the geographical spread of international ties of MSU is quite extensive and goes far beyond Europe. During the years of its existence, University has been visited by approx. 700 official foreign delegations with more than 2000 persons. Currently, more than 100 agreements on cooperation with foreign partners are signed.

A significant, efficient and promising mode of international cooperation of MSU is international internship for students and teachers. Traditionally, students and teachers take part in various programs in Austria, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Armenia, Greece, Georgia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, Portugal, the USA, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden. As a whole, during the years of its existence, more than 4000 students and teachers have taken part in international internships, conferences, and fora in 25 countries of the world.