In modern conditions of higher school development the problem of student-centrism realization is actualized, which encourages to design educational environment for the development and formation of personality of future specialist, capable of independent construction of educational trajectory, of constant self-development and self-improvement, self-realization of creative potential. Modern students are an active subject and participants of international and domestic scientific and educational forums, public initiatives and social transformations. The purpose of the study was to carry out an aspect analysis of student-centeredness as a characteristic feature of modern university education and to reveal the conditions for the effectiveness of its implementation. To achieve this goal, the following research methods were applied: analysis, synthesis, generalization, systematization to identify aspects of student-centeredness: social (civilizational), philosophical, social, psychological, pedagogical, managerial, personal and revealing the essence of each. The modeling method was used to penetrate into the essence of the social phenomenon − student-centeredness and to define markers for its characterization and criterion assessment of levels of manifestation. The method of interpreting the results of the survey clarified the nature of non-adaptability to the perception of the idea of student-centeredness. The зкщоусештп method was used to outline the strategic directions of higher school development on the example of a specific university in terms of student-centered learning. The result of the study is the formulation of conditions for the effectiveness of the student-centered approach in the context of university education. The prospects for the further research: to identify markers of student-centeredness, which would make it possible to recognize the levels of its displays and comparative analysis (foreign and domestic) of higher education institutions to implement the idea of student-centeredness.