Vilnius University

Vilnius University

Vilnius University

Vilnius University – the oldest and largest Lithuanian higher education institution.

Since its establishment in the 16th century, Vilnius University, as integral part of European science and culture has embodied the concept¬ of a classical university and the unity of studies and research.

Vilnius University is an active participant in international scientific and academic activities and boasts many prominent scientists, professors and graduates. Scientific development and the expanding relations with global research centers have contributed to the variety of research and studies at Vilnius University.

With the support of social partners, the university educates globally–minded specialists who successfully integrate in the modern European community.

Vilnius University is the oldest university in the Baltic states and one of the oldest in Northern Europe. It is the largest university in Lithuania.

Vilnius University Siauliai Academy

The beginning of higher education in Siauliai is considered to be since 1948 when Teacher Institute was established which soon became to be titled Siauliai Pedagogical Institute. In 1997 Siauliai Pedagogical Institute has been merged with a faculty of Kaunas Technological University, acting in Siauliai town, and contemporary Siauliai University began its activity as an independent higher education school. During last year’s overall high school made its important contribution to the educational and scientific field of Northern Lithuania and allowed to mobilize strong intellectual potential of scientists and teachers. As of 1 January 2021, Siauliai University becomes a sui generis core academic unit of Vilnius University — Vilnius University Siauliai Academy.

3 academic institutes act in Vilnius University Siauliai Academy at the moment:

  • Institute of Education,
  • Institute of Regional Development
  • Lifelong Learning Center

Study Programs

BACHELOR PROGRAMES

Study program Duration

(years)

Tuition fee per year for EU / non-EU applicants
INTEGRATED STUDIES
Medicine 6 € 11 000
Dentistry 5 € 12 960
BACHELOR PROGRAMES
Accounting and Audit 4 € 2640
Economics 3.5 € 2630
English Philology 4 € 3426
English and Another Foreign Language (Russian) 4 € 2628
German Philology 4 € 3426
Global Marketing 3.5 € 2640
Information Systems and Cyber Security 3.5 € 3900
International Business 3.5 € 3620
Light Engineering 3.5 € 3500
Management 4 € 2640
Marketing Technologies 3.5 € 3900
Music Pedagogy 4 € 3600
Quantitative Economics 3 € 2640
Software Engineering 3.5 € 3600

Application Procedure

1.Find a degree program

2.Prepare requirement document

All applicants have to fulfil general admission requirements and program specific requirements (if applicable).

If the applicant is currently studying in the final year of high school/secondary school and their school cannot issue a final graduation diploma before the application deadline, they should submit the recent transcript of academic records and the certificate indicating the date of receiving a final secondary school certificate.

  • Official translation of documents: All documents issued in a language other than English or Lithuanian should be supplemented with an official translation. The translation is considered to be official when it is bound together with the certified true copy of the original document and is confirmed by the translator’s signature. Documents issued in English or Lithuanian must be certified true copies and do not require translation.
  • Motivation letter: The applicant is required to submit a motivation letter (1200-4000 characters).
  • Language proficiency certificate: Because of the differences in study programs and their admission requirements, each case regarding the English language proficiency test is considered individually. If language certificate is required, for study programs taught in English: Cambridge English B2 First (First Certificate of English) 160+, IELTS 5.5+, iBT TOEFL 55+.
  • Application fee receipt
  • Recommendations (contacts of referees): 1 recommendation needed.
  • Certified copy of passport or ID card: The copy of passport or ID card must be certified.

3.Pay the application fee

4.Submit an online application

5.Wait while the university check

6.Confirm the acceptance

7.Pay the tuition fee

After the applicant confirmed the decision to study, the applicant should transfer the tuition fee for the first study year of studies

After receiving the tuition fee from the applicant, the university International Relations Office prepares the necessary documents for National visa (D) and sends them by mail to the student.

MASTER PROGRAMS

Study program Duration

(years)

Tuition fee per year for EU / non-EU applicants
Biochemistry 2 € 4787 / 5000
Biophysics 2 € 4787 / 5000
Chemistry of Nanomaterials 2 € 4787
Computer Modeling 1.5 € 4787 / 5000
Digital Marketing 1.5 € 4850
DeepTech Entrepreneurship 1.5 € 4975
Eastern European and Russian Studies 1.5 € 3989
Economics 1.5 € 3990
Electronics and Telecommunication Technologies 2 € 4787
English Studies (Linguistics) 2 € 4787
English Studies (Literature, Linguistics, Culture) 2 € 4787
English Studies (Media Linguistics) 2 € 4787
Finance and Banking 1.5 € 4020
Financial and Actuarial Mathematics 1.5 € 4787 / 5000
Financial Technology (FinTech) 1.5 € 7200
Genetics 2 € 4787 / 5000
Geology 2 € 4787
Global Business and Economics 2 € 4020
Informatics 2 € 4787 / 5000
International and European Law 1.5 € 3000
International Business Management 2 € 3990
International Communication 1.5 € 3989
International Project Management 1.5 € 4850
Life and Chemical Physics 2 € 4787
Marketing and Integrated Communication 1.5 € 4020
Management 1.5 € 3990
Mathematics 2 € 4787 / 5000
MBA in Entrepreneurship 1 € 10000 / 12000
Modelling and Data Analysis 1.5 € 4787 / 5000
Molecular Biology 1.5 € 4787 / 5000
Molecular Biotechnology 2 € 4787 / 5000
Natural Systems Management 2 € 4787
Neurobiology 2 € 4787 / 5000
Pedagogy of Music 2 € 4800
Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2 € 4787
Photonics and Nanotechnology 2 € 4787
Quality Management 1.5 € 4020
Regional Development and Governance 2 € 3990
Smart Manufacturing Engineering 2 € 4800
Social Work 1.5 € 3989
Software Engineering 2 € 4787 / 5000
Systems Biology 2 € 4800
Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics 2 € 4787

Application Procedure

1.Find a degree program

2.Prepare requirement document

University Bachelor’s degree certificate and its supplement (or its equivalent).

If the applicant is currently studying in the final year of University and his/her institution cannot issue a final graduation diploma before the application deadline, he/she should submit the recent transcript of academic records and the certificate indicating the date of receiving the final diploma.

  • Official translation of documents: All documents issued in a language other than English or Lithuanian should be supplemented with an official translation. The translation is considered to be official when it is bound together with the certified true copy of the original document and is confirmed by the translator’s signature. Documents issued in English or Lithuanian must be certified true copies and do not require translation.
  • Motivation letter: The applicant is required to submit a motivation letter (1200-4000 characters).
  • Language proficiency certificate: Because of the differences in study programs and their admission requirements, each case regarding the English language proficiency test is considered individually. If language certificate is required, for study programs taught in English: Cambridge English B2 First (First Certificate of English) 160+, IELTS 5.5+, iBT TOEFL 55+.
  • Application fee receipt
  • Recommendations (contacts of referees): 2 recommendations needed.
  • Certified copy of passport or ID card: The copy of passport or ID card must be certified.

3.Pay the application fee

4.Submit an online application

5.Wait while the university check

6.Confirm the acceptance

7.Pay the tuition fee

After the applicant confirmed the decision to study, the applicant should transfer the tuition fee for the first study year of studies. The invoice will be sent via the online application system.

Tuition fees for the first year of studies must be paid within 15 calendar days after the day the applicant receive an invitation to study (pre-acceptance letter).

After receiving the tuition fee from the applicant, the university International Relations Office prepares the necessary documents for National visa (D) and sends them by mail to the student.

Doctoral Studies

Study program FACULTY / CENTER METHODS OF ADMISSION
Natural Sciences
Mathematics Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics interview
Physics Faculty of Physics interview
Chemistry Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences interview
Biochemistry Life Sciences Center interview
Geology Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences interview
Physical Geography Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences interview
Informatics Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics

Kaunas Faculty

interview
Biology Life Sciences Center research project and interview
Biophysics Life Sciences Center interview
Ecology and Environmental Sciences Life Sciences Center interview
Zoology Life Sciences Center interview
Technological Sciences
Chemistry Engineering Life Sciences Center interview
Informatics Engineering Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics

Kaunas Faculty

interview
Materials Engineering Faculty of Physics interview
Medicine and Health Sciences
Medicine Faculty of Medicine exam
Odontology Faculty of Medicine
Public Health Faculty of Medicine exam
Social Sciences
Law Faculty of Law research project and interview
Political Sciences Institute of International Relations and Political Sciences research project and interview
Management Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Kaunas Faculty

research project and interview
Economics Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Kaunas Faculty

research project and interview
Sociology Faculty of Philosophy research project and interview
Phychology Faculty of Philosophy research project and interview
Education Faculty of Philosophy research project and interview
Communication and Information Faculty of Communication research project and interview
The Humanities
Philosophy Faculty of Philosophy research project and interview
Philology Faculty of Philology

Kaunas Faculty

research project and interview
History and Archaeology Faculty of History research project and interview
Ethnology Faculty of Philosophy research project and interview

Admission

Vilnius University publishes a competition to doctoral dissertation themes in five research areas in accordance with Vilnius University Regulation for Doctoral Studies.

Applicants must have a Master’s qualification degree or a higher education degree equivalent to it.

The application with all required enclosures must be send by e-mail.

Applicants have to submit to the Office of Doctoral and Postdoctoral Studies the following documents:

  1. an application addressed to the Rector;
  2. a copy of the passport or any other valid identification card;
  3. copies of the Master’s diploma or of a higher education diploma equivalent to it and their supplements;
  4. Curriculum Vitae;
  5. a completed questionnaire with a photo;
  6. a short description of prospective research project;
  7. a list of research works and their copies, conference presentations, works awarded at academic competitions (if there is any);
  8. recommendations by two academic referees from the topic of the relevant field of science (candidates to PhD studies in biochemistry have to submit one recommendation written by a supervisor of dissertation theme);
  9. 15 Eur instalment cheque.

Applicants also have to submit a consent to the processing of personal data at the University.

Also, applicants might be asked to submit a copy of the certificate on the recognition of higher education qualifications obtained abroad.

Other documents which, in the opinion of the applicant, are important, such as a certificate of completion of various courses or examinations passed at the doctoral level, are welcome too.

All documents issued in a language other than English, Russian or Lithuanian should be supplemented with an official translation. Doctoral committees can require to submit additional documents which are not provided for in Vilnius University regulations on doctoral studies.

Tuition Fee

Students admitted to state non-funded doctoral studies must pay the stated tuition fee per one academic year: for all fields of science (except Law) regular studies – 10 758 Eur and extended studies – 7172 Eur, for Law regular studies – 5788.50 Eur and extended studies – 3859 Eur.

Vilnius University Siauliai Academy

Study Programs

BACHELOR PROGRAMS

Study program Duration

(years)

Tuition fee per year
Economics 3.5 € 2630
Software Engineering 3.5 € 3600
Music Pedagogy 4 € 3600

MASTER PROGRAMS

Study program Duration

(years)

Tuition fee per year
Economics 1.5 € 3990
Management 1.5 € 3990
Regional Development and Governance 2 € 3990
Smart Manufacturing Engineering 2 € 4800
Pedagogy of Music 2 € 4800
Social Work 1.5 € 3989
Natural Systems Management 2 € 4787

Accommodation

  • Accommodation for students in Kaunas

There are many accommodation options for international students in Kaunas:

  1. KMAIK dormitories in Girionys

Phone: +370 37 383 082

Address: Liepų St 1 -202, Girionys

  1. VMU AA dormitories in Akademija

Phone: +370 37 752 258

Address: Studentų St 5, Room 102, Akademija, Kaunas district

  1. SOLO SOCIETY student house in the city centre
  2. Home agency – affordable shared accommodation for students
  3. Student Residence Hall in the old town
  • Student dormitories in Vilnius

There are many accommodation options for international students in Vilnius. We strongly suggest you to choose Vilnius University dormitories because they are situated as close to the academic campuses as possible, charge modest fees and give you a better opportunity to interact with other students.

Accommodation in Vilnius University dormitories is available only for Vilnius University students during the academic year (i.e., from September 1st until June 30th). Application for Accommodation must be submitted via online enrolment procedure (for exchange students), or via online admission procedure (for degree students).

Dormitories in Vilnius are situated in Saulėtekio, Olandų or Didlaukio streets. They are close enough to the faculties. The time that is necessary to reach a faculty or any other object depends on their geographical location and the traffic causes.

  • Vilnius University Apartments

Vilnius University Apartments are ideally located in Naujamiestis district (M. K. Čiurlionio st. 1, Vilnius), close to the city centre, at a 15 min. walk to the Cathedral, Gediminas Tower, The Old Vilnius University buildings and other attractions.

  • Student dormitories in Šiauliai

Vilnius University Šiauliai Academy dormitory is situated in Dubijos street, between Šiauliai Bus station and Train station. It is very close to the Academy institutes.

(More Information: https://www.vu.lt/en/)

Vilnius University (Aula Parva – the small hall)
Vilnius University (Aula Rectoris – Rector’s Hall)
Vilnius University (P. Smuglevičius hall)
Vilnius University (The Theatre Hall)
Vilnius University (The White Hall)
Vilnius University Library

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