European Humanities University

European Humanities University

1- Introduction

An education at EHU does more than immerse students in a range of subjects and disciplines. It promotes a transdisciplinary approach as well as the critical thinking skills that empower them to develop innovative solutions, ideas, and enterprises. Since May 2018 EHU is based in the very heart of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Vilnius Old Town in the premises of the former late 18th century Augustinian monastery.

At EHU, students study design, cultural heritage, media and communiaction, law, philosophy, public policy, sociology…and they combine theory and practice through interactive, hands-on learning opportunities. They hone their communication skills in a state-of-the-art media lab, observe elections as participants in the Election Observation: Theory and Practice program, practice legal skills with European and American experts and at the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, organize and participate in exhibitions and cultural events, and develop and implement various projects of their own.

Participation in mobility programs like Erasmus+ or Campus Europae and the right to travel freely within the European Union’s visa-free Schengen Area helps students acquaint themselves with Europe and the benefits of European integration.

EHU faculty are leaders and partners in academic projects that promote international and interdisciplinary research and teaching. EHU’s alumni association offers ways for alums to benefit from staying in touch with each other and their alma mater.

For students and scholars from Belarus, EHU is a haven of academic freedom—the only Belarusian university that operates in a free and democratic environment. Founded in Minsk in 1992, EHU became a “university-in-exile” in 2004 after it was shut down by Belarusian authorities for standing up against attempts to undermine its academic freedom. EHU remains committed to its Belarusian identity while seeking closer integration into the international academic community.

2- Study programs

The European Humanities University (EHU) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in both low and high residence modes as well as non-degree courses in the humanities and social sciences. Low residence students reside off-campus and participate in online courses as well as a limited number of face-to-face meetings with instructors and fellow students. High residence students attend classes in Vilnius full time.

 

EHU welcomes applications

EHU welcomes applications from those who wish to:

enroll in a university operating in a free and democratic environment;
obtain a broad-based university education in the European liberal arts tradition that equips them to succeed in a rapidly changing world;
understand contemporary society and find one’s place in it;
acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the international labor market.

EHU students have intensive English language courses during the first two years of study.

Foreign language is a challenge that has always has been a key problem for humanities. It is not only necessary for students to exercise their professional life in a multilingual world, but is also essential to accessing cultural meaning through the spoken and written word – the doorways to interdisciplinary and international understanding and knowledge. The basis of foreign language courses in EHU should be a strategy “to write, to read, to speak ,” and vice versa , “to speak, to read, to write ,” which will provide access to humanities texts in foreign languages, where the primary role today belongs to the English language.

2.1. Bachelores Studies

The European Humanities University offers undergraduate students both high residence and low residence modes of study (please check program descriptions to see which are offered in which modes). Most classes are taught in Belarusian or Russian, with some offerings in English, German, and other languages, as well.

Basic requirements are the same for both high and low residence. Some courses are required; others are elective and can be chosen from offerings at EHU or other universities. To earn a bachelor degree, students must earn at least 160 credits. One credit equals 40 academic hours of student work.

EHU’s undergraduate programs, regardless of mode, meet all the requirements for universities registered and operating in Lithuania.

High residence students attend classes full-time on campus in Vilnius. Low residence studies are ideal for those who want to obtain a degree but may not be able to attend classes in Vilnius regularly and prefer a more flexible schedule.

An individual study program is developed for each low residence student in accordance with his or her preferences and the requirements of his or her chosen program. Each program has a distance learning coordinator who acts as a contact point for all study-related issues.

The low residence learning process at EHU consists of regular distance learning sessions (using online distance learning applications) and two-to-three week-long study sessions in Vilnius per year.

Obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in high residence mode takes approximately four years. To obtain the degree in low residence mode can take from four to six years, depending on the intensity of low residence studies.

2.1.1. Media and Communication

Academic degree Bachelor of Social Sciences
Application deadline 12 Jun
Start date 30 Sep
Study duration full-time 4 Years (High Residence)

5 Years (Low Residence);

Tuition fee for EU citizens  
Tuition fee for Non-EU citizens  

 

About the program

· International academic environment;

· Unique curriculum and practical orientation of the program;

· State-of-art media infrastructure – EHU Media Center, established in collaboration with international partners BBC MEDIA ACTION;

· International projects and training programs in the field of television and radio journalism;

· Possibility of implementing student projects and assembling an outstanding creative portfolio;

· Studying for a Master’s degree in Europe and the USA.

 

Potential career

· Media analyst and researcher in the field of audiovisual communications;

· Manager and promoter of media production;

· Journalist and editor;

· Expert in the field of radio journalism and television production.

 

2.1.2. European Heritage

Academic degree Bachelor of Humanities
Application deadline 12 Jun
Start date 30 Sep
Study duration full-time 4 Years (High Residence)

5 Years (Low Residence);

Tuition fee for EU citizens  
Tuition fee for Non-EU citizens  

About the program

· Two foreign languages – English and German;

· Possibility to participate in DAAD programs;

· Unique curriculum and individual educational trajectories;

· Practical orientation of the program and annual field research in Vilnius, St. Petersburg, Florence, Athens;

· Project-based approach to training, preparation of personal annual projects.

 

Potential career

· Project coordinator for tourism development in historical and cultural regions

· Specialist in advertising and dissemination of media content in the field of culture, heritage and history

· Expert in international and local organizations in the field of culture and tourism

· MA student at universities in Europe and the USA.

 

 

2.1.3. Visual Design

Academic degree Bachelor of Arts
Application deadline 12 Jun
Start date 30 Sep
Study duration full-time 4 Years (High Residence)

5 Years (Low Residence)

Tuition fee for EU citizens  
Tuition fee for Non-EU citizens  

About the program

· Exploring cultural environment and design projects in Vilnius, Florence, St. Petersburg, Athens;

· Unique curriculum and individual trajectories;

· Project-based approach to training, preparation of personal annual projects and assembling an outstanding creative portfolio;

· Practical experience in animation studios and design agencies in Lithuania and other EU countries;

· Workshops led by professionals from Estonia, France, Portugal, Russia, Lithuania.

 

Potential career

· Designer, web-designer, TV-designer;

· Illustrator of electronic and paper media;

· 2D and 3D animation artist, 3D artist;

· Interface and mobile application designer;

· Concept artist;

· Art Director;

· MA student at universities in Europe and the USA.

 

2.1.4. World Politics and Economics

Academic degree Bachelor of Social Sciences
Application deadline 12 Jun
Start date 30 Sep
Study duration full-time 4 Years (High Residence)

5 Years (Low Residence)

Tuition fee for EU citizens  
Tuition fee for Non-EU citizens  

About the program

· International academic environment – double degree program with Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas;

· Studying in English from the second year (for full-time students);

· Integrated study in political science and economics;

· Practical orientation of the program – possibility to practice in international organizations, diplomatic missions, and media;

· Possibility of implementing student projects;

· Studying for a Master’s degree in Europe and the USA, as well as at EHU.

The World Politics and Economics program will provide participants with professional analysis skills that will enable them to competently analyse, compare, and evaluate social, economic, and explain political processes; provide theoretical descriptions and explanations of the peculiarities of the manifestation of individual political processes; evaluate the economic situations of individual countries; demonstrate a knowledge of economic theory and the objectives and activities of the European Union and international organisations; undertake independent research; and prepare and implement practical and applied projects.

 

Potential career

· Economist, analyst and economic advisor;

· Business organization consultant in private and state-owned companies;

· Research center analyst;

· PR manager and project manager;

· Work in embassies, consular entities, nongovernmental organizations, and institutions and representations of the EU and other international organizations.

 

2.2. Master

EHU’s master programs prepare graduates who are well versed in the application of European perspectives to the fields of law, political science, history, cultural heritage, cultural studies, and gender studies. Graduates of EHU’s master programs are well prepared to pursue opportunities for continuation of their education at the doctoral level at European universities.

EHU’s master programs include specialized education, practical training, and a research component. Master students must accumulate from 90 to 120 credits to graduate, which usually takes from one-and-one-half to two years of study.

Most classes at EHU are taught in Belarusian or Russian. Some courses and internships are offered in English. The average size of master’s classes is fifteen students. Classes are taught in a format that blends online and face-to-face instruction and participation.

Outside the classroom, master’s students are involved in a number of activities in pursuit of their professional, research, or personal interests, with a particular emphasis on internships at international institutions.

 

2.2.1. Visual Plastic Art

Academic degree Master of Arts
Application deadline 12 Jun
Start date 30 Sep
Study duration full-time 2 Years
Tuition fee for EU citizens  
Tuition fee for Non-EU citizens  

About the program

Students of the “Visual Plastic Art” program will get acquainted with modern interdisciplinary practices in visual research, as well as learn experimental and innovative techniques during Master classes of specialists from Belarus, Lithuania, France, Estonia, Portugal. Students are encouraged to conduct practical visual research in field schools in Vilnius, St. Petersburg, Florence, and Athens.

 

Potential career

· Art Director;

· Media artist;

· Animation project director;

· Art concept producer;

· PhD student at universities in Europe and the USA.

 

2.2.2. Cultural Heritage Development

Academic degree Master of Humanities
Application deadline 12 Jun
Start date 30 Sep
Study duration full-time 1.5 Years
Tuition fee for EU citizens  
Tuition fee for Non-EU citizens  

About the program

· Participation in the work of an experimental laboratory, where research and practical actions are intertwined;

· Getting acquainted with the European experience of heritage development in Vilnius, St. Petersburg, Florence and Athens;

· Practice at institutions that implement successful projects in the field of culture and heritage;

· New vision of cultural heritage; acquiring skills to reveal its content and socio-economic potential;

· Immersion in an international academic environment that meets European standards.

Potential career

· Expert in public and international organizations for protection of cultural heritage;

· Managers, analysts, experts for protection of cultural heritage;

· Coordinator of cultural projects in organizations for the protection of cultural heritage on local and international level;

· PhD programs at the universities in Europe and USA.

 

2.2.3. Public Policy

Academic degree Master of Social Sciences
Application deadline 12 Jun
Start date 30 Sep
Study duration full-time 1.5 Years
Tuition fee for EU citizens  
Tuition fee for Non-EU citizens  

About the program

· Focus on the needs of modern society and the future of European integration;

· International academic environment;

· Training from leading experts in the field of political analysis and public administration;

· Program developed jointly with the Faculty of Public Administration of the University of Leiden (Netherlands);

· In-depth theoretical preparation;

· Practical orientation of the program.

 

Potential career

· Analysts for national and international research centers;

· Public relations professionals;

· Employees and managers of international organizations, non-governmental organizations and political parties;

· Political analysts and consultants;

· Project managers and PR managers;

· Political observers and journalists;

· PhD programs at universities in Europe and the USA.

2.3. PhD
2.3.1. Philosophy

Academic degree Doctor of Philosophy
Application deadline 12 Jun
Start date 30 Sep
Study duration full-time 4 Years
Tuition fee for EU citizens  
Tuition fee for Non-EU citizens  

About the program

In 2011, the European Humanities University (EHU) launch a doctoral program in philosophy in partnership with Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas) and the Lithuanian Culture Research Institute (Vilnius).

EHU’s Doctorate in Philosophy combines the European historical philosophical tradition with a flexible interdisciplinary focus. This allows for in-depth analysis of the most problematic and burning issues that concern today’s individual as well as society at large.

The main focus of doctoral theses lies within two areas:

The impact of new technologies on social practices and the experience of identity
Social and ethical transformations in the era of globalization
EHU’s doctoral program provides an opportunity to significantly enhance one’s qualifications, effectively network with the European academic community, defend one’s doctoral dissertation, and earn a doctoral degree (PhD in Philosophy) that is recognized throughout the European Union. A master’s degree (or a more advanced degree) is a prerequisite for prospective students who wish to enroll in the doctoral program.

The duration of doctoral studies is four years. Within this time frame, a doctoral student studies for and takes exams in the subjects of his choice, publishes articles covering topics related to her or his thesis, and participates in conferences and other academic activities. A PhD is awarded after successful defense of one’s dissertation.

 

Potential career

Researchers and analysts in academic institutions, international organizations and think tanks.

 

3- Diploma

EHU diplomas are recognized throughout the European Union as well as in other countries. In addition to a diploma, graduating students receive a Diploma Supplement.

The Diploma Supplement is a document produced through a joint effort of the European Commission, the Council of Europe, and UNESCO/CEPES initiative.

The Diploma Supplement facilitates international recognition of qualifications for academic study and may serve as an annex to the original qualification. It provides essential information on the nature, level, context, content, and status of any higher education qualification, and was created to ease problems of recognition and promote transparency.

Being an effective tool for transparency and promoting informed judgments about academic qualifications, the Diploma Supplement does not replace or substitute the original qualification documents nor guarantee automatic recognition of the qualification for either academic or professional purposes.

All students of the European Humanities University receive a Diploma Supplement upon graduation, free of charge. View an example of a Diploma Supplement for undergraduate or graduate degrees.

The Diploma Supplement is issued in both English and Lithuanian versions. Click here to learn more about the structure of the Supplement.

 

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