Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) is a public university that was established in 1922. Ranked in QS World University Rankings 2018 as a leader in the country by its internationality, VMU is the only public higher education institution in Lithuania and one of the few in the region where a wide liberal arts education is imparted. This means that students can change and organize their schedule freely, minor in one field and major in another, travel abroad on international exchange and get ready for those trips by taking some of the available 30 foreign language courses. As a reflection of global academic trends, more and more lectures (separate courses and even whole study programmes) are taught in English, many of them by professors from abroad.
VMU works with many universities and scientists around the globe, implementing projects, student and employee exchanges, and improving our study and research system. It is an international and multilingual institution that continuously develops international networks and intercultural dialogues, participates in international scientific, academic and social projects, encourages lecturer and student mobility, and promotes dialogue and tolerance.
On January 1, 2019 the Parliament of Lithuania ruled that Aleksandras Stulginskis University (ASU) and the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences (LUES) were integrated into Vytautas Magnus University. The university conduct scientific research and studies in the humanities, social, physical, biomedical, technological and agricultural sciences. The integration has expanded the capabilities of each of the three university communities.
FACTS & FIGURES:
|12 subdivisions||Economics & Management | Political Science & Diplomacy | Arts | Humanities | Social Sciences | Natural Sciences | Informatics | Law | Catholic Theology | Music Academy | Education Academy| Agricultural Academy|
|>11 000 students||10% international students from over 60 countries|
|>30||bachelor & master’s degree study programmes taught in English|
|>500 partnerships||student and staff exchange possibilities with scholarships in over 60 countries all around the world|
|30 foreign languages||ranging from Ancient, New Testament and Modern Greek to Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, old and modern Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish|
|18 joint and double degree study programmes||organized together with partner universities in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Kazakhstan and other countries|
USEFUL INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS:
- Various scholarships: covering tuition fee, for academic achievements, etc.
- Guaranteed accommodation in university’s dormitory for the first study year
- Monthly expenses (living, transportation, food, etc.) ~ 350 EUR
- Mentor support system, variety of students’ clubs & organizations
- Free movers studies
- Baltic Summer University (BSU) – variety of summer schools to choose from
Application at the moment is closed. Application for the Autumn semester of 2018 will start on March 1st, application deadline is July 15th.