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Vilnius

Vilnius University

Vilnius University is a classical university with over 430 years of academic traditions and the widest range of study programs in Lithuania. The university, with over 22,000 students, offers an academic environment focused on excellence in research and teaching. Vilnius University is 1st in Lithuania according to national ranking. Vilnius University is among 550 top universities in the world according to the QS World University Ranking 2012.

Owing to the centuries-old academic traditions, Vilnius University has gained considerable experience in organizing studies while creating the foundations for a wide range of study areas and fields based on knowledge that reflects fundamental and recent scientific achievements.

Bizarre, beautiful, and bewitching, Lithuania's capital seduces visitors with its astonishing Old Town charm. There's more to this attractive capital than meets the eye. Where else could there be the world's only statue of psychedelic musician and composer Frank Zappa? Or a self-proclaimed, unofficial, independent republic inhabited by artists and dreaming bohemians? Where else is there the spirit of freedom and resistance that existed during Soviet occupation? There are reminders of loss and pain everywhere, from the horror of the KGB's torture cells to the ghetto in the center of all this beauty where the Jewish community lived before their mass wartime slaughter.

Number of MAUI/AEN students you can accept during 2014/15

4 semesters

Contact person for incoming students Rita Vienazindiene
Office of International Programmes and Relations
Vilnius University
Universiteto str. 3
01513 Vilnius
Lithuania
Tel. +370 5 268 7150
Fax +370 5 268 7069
E-Mail: rita.vienazindiene@cr.vu.lt
Contact person for outgoing students Milda Girdzijauskaite
Office of International Programmes and Relations
Vilnius University
Universiteto str. 3
01513 Vilnius
Lithuania
Tel. +370 5 268 7048
Fax +370 5 268 7069
E-Mail: milda.girdzijauskaite@cr.vu.lt
General University Website http://www.vu.lt/lt/
International Office/Website for Incoming Students
http://www.vu.lt/en/studies
Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students

Humanities, Social, Philological and Business sciences
Courses taught in foreign languages are available on the website http://www.vu.lt/en/studies/exchange-students/courses-taught-in-foreign-languages

Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English
Advertising
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Biology
Business - Accounting
Business - Business Administration
Business - Finance
Business - Information Systems
Business - Information Systems
Business - International Business
Business - Logistics & Operations Management
Business - Management
Business - Marketing
Chemistry
Communications
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminology and Criminal Justice
East Asian Studies
Economics
English
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Relations
Journalism
Languages - Ancient Greek
Languages - Arabic
Languages - Chinese
Languages - French
Languages - German
Languages - Japanese
Languages - Latin
Languages - Spanish
Literature
Mathematics
Media Studies
Modern European Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Law or Law
Psychology
Public Policy and Administration
Social Work
Sociology

 

Are graduate areas open for exchange?

Yes

Areas of study open to graduate exchange students Humanities, Social, Philological and Business sciences
Courses taught in foreign languages are available on the website http://www.vu.lt/en/studies/exchange-students/courses-taught-in-foreign-languages
Open graduate areas of study taught in English

Courses taught in foreign languages are available on the website http://www.vu.lt/en/studies/exchange-students/courses-taught-in-foreign-languages

Can advanced undergraduate exchange students take graduate level courses? Possible, but each individual case has to be discussed in advance and approved by the course teacher
Can graduate students take undergraduate level courses? Yes
Websites for course offerings http://www.vu.lt/en/studies/exchange-students/courses-taught-in-foreign-languages
Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)? No
Orientation session(s) for incoming students Autumn semester: September 1-7
Spring semester:
February 4-9
Free of charge
Academic Calendar Autumn semester:
September 1-January 26
Spring semester:
February 4-June 30
http://www.vu.lt/en/studies/academic-calendar
Examination period(s) Autumn semester: December-January
Spring semester: May-June
If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early? Each case should be agreed on with individual teachers.
Application deadline for each term Autumn semester:
June 1
Spring semester:
November 15
Application website Paper only, http://www.vu.lt/en/studies/exchange-students/enrolment-procedure
How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduates versus graduates? No difference
Course registration deadline Autumn semester:
June 1
Spring semester:
November 15
Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival? In Advance; all international students are registered automatically for the courses they have indicated in the Learning Agreement. During the first 2 weeks of the semester students may change/select new courses by filling in registration form which is enclosed in Welcome package and handed in to every student during Orientation week.
Are prior arrangements needed to secure a visa before arrival in country? No
Language Requirements English B2
Language test certificate required? No
Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection? All international students are registered automatically for the courses they have indicated in the Learning Agreement. During the first 2 weeks of the semester students may change/select new courses by filling in registration form which is enclosed in Welcome package and handed in to every student during Orientation week.
Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange Min 15 ECTS, max 40 ECTS per semester
Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed? Yes
Housing options Housing in the dormitory is arranged through the International Relations Office. Housing in the private sector is available through the Students Representation
Housing Website and Contact Person(s) http://www.vu.lt/en/studies/practical-information/81-studies/studies/practical-information/389-accommodation
Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate? Separate. Housing application deadline: 2 months before arrival
Is housing available between breaks in the term? Yes; accommodation in Vilnius University international dormitories is available only for Vilnius University students during the academic year (i.e. from September 1st until June 30th).
Is there a campus meal plan? No
Total cost estimates per month in Euro
(broken down below)
April 2013
-Housing 100 EUR (in University dormitories)
-Meals 200 EUR
-Books 50 EUR
-Local Transportation 6 EUR
-Health Insurance 20 EUR
Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed? Yes
Are health facilities available at the university? No
Are internships available? Yes; on individual request
Are student jobs available/allowed? No
Last update of this information January 14, 2014