Exchange studies

Vytautas Magnus University welcomes exchange students. Exchange students join the community of Vytautas Magnus University within LLP / Erasmus exchange programme, Campus Europae programme or Bilateral Agreements, signed between institutions and students, coming to our institution with Lithuanian Governmental Scholarships.

Application Procedure

Step 1 – Choose VMU

Contact your own department or International Office at your university and find out whether your department or university has an exchange agreement with Vytautas Magnus University.

Step 2 – Send Documents

Exchange students are welcome to fill in our on-line Application form – no other Application forms are accepted.

Before you start to fill in the online Application form be sure to take these steps:

Step 2.1 – Confirmation E-mail

Make sure that your university exchange coordinator has nominated you (sent a confirmation e-mail to International Office at VMU).

Step 2.2 – Attaching Documents to the Application Form

Make sure that you have these documents (they need to be scanned and attached in the on-line Application form):

You may choose any subject from any faculty for your study period at VMU independent of your study programme. Just pay attention on a semester on which course is going to be given. The maximum of credits collected during your study period at VMU per semester is 36 ECTS or 72 ECTS credits per academic year. 

  • Transcript of Records. Get this official document (in English language and signed) from your University.
  • Proof of English language proficiency. Get this official document (in English language and signed) from your University or provide TOEFL results. Your home university coordinators may use this document form.

Pay attention to your English language proficiency (advisable – not lower that B2 level). International students with B1 level will have to register for English language course (free of charge) at VMU.

  • Copy of your passport or ID card (validity has to exceed 6 months of exchange period).

Step 2.3 – register for the Application

After you get all these documents, register for the Application with your e-mail. Use the password sent to your e-mail after the registration. Sign in and choose the Application form For Students – Incoming. Fill in all required fields in the Application form and cklick the button Submit(the Application could be submitted once). After this your application will be checked and sent to your e-mail in PDF file by International Office at VMU. Print this file and attach a photo.

Step 2.4 – sending documents to VMU

Send all these documents (Application form, Photo, Learning agreement, Transcript of records, Proof of english proficiency, Copy of your passport or ID card) to VMU International Office by post before the deadline:

International Office
Vytautas Magnus University
K. Donelaičio g. 58, 44248 Kaunas

Application Deadlines

  • June 30th – Application deadline for Autumn semester
  • November 30th – Application deadline for Spring semester

Please note that the Application procedure is complete and will be processed only after International Office gets all the documents online and by post. Your application form will be processed by VMU coordinator who may ask you to send additional documents by email or mail. The official confirmation of acceptance will be sent to your home address (please be sure that you filled in that part of the application form correctly!) by regular post.

Step 2.5 – planning your arrival and accommodation

See the Academic calendar for your arrival arrangement. We recommend to participate in the Orientation Week and not to miss any classes at the beginning of the semester.

For your accommodation and mentor booking please fill in and send the Arrival form before the deadline to your exchange coordinator at VMU by e-mail.

Accommodation and mentor booking deadlines:

  • July 15th – for Autumn semester studies;
  • December 15th – for Spring semester studies.

Note! Accommodation booking and mentor confirmation will be sent to you in the middle of August (for Autumn semester studies) or January (for Spring semester studies).

Contact your exchange coordinator at VMU if you have any inqueries about your application.

Checklist for Incoming Exchange Students

Before your studies at Vytautas Magnus University:

    1. Please send to the International Office at Vytautas Magnus University (Mailing address: K. Donelaičio g. 58, LT-44248 Kaunas, Lithuania) all required documents online and by post on time (deadline for Autumn Semester – June 30th, deadline for Spring Semester – November 30th).

    2. Be sure that your travelling document (passport or ID card) will be valid 6 months after your Exchange period.

    3. Get the health insurance (private health insurance or European Health Insurance Card).

    4. Get a visa (compulsory for non EU, EEA country citizens). For more information see Full check-list for exchange students.

    5. Answer to your mentor after he/she contacts you by e-mail (3 weeks before the beginning of semester). Make an arrangement with him/her if you want to be met in the bus/railway station or in the airport in Kaunas.

If you have any questions or problems do not hesitate to contact your coordinator or mentor at Vytautas Magnus University.

Full check-list for exchange students


VMU dormitory

During the academic year foreign students are accommodated in VMU dormitory (Vytauto pr. 71, Kaunas), located in the city centre where most of the lectures take place. Students are accommodated in shared rooms for 2 or 3 persons. Each room has internet accesss, a table, a bed, a fridge, a wardrobe and chairs. Beddings and towels will be provided. Usually there are two rooms in one block. See more.

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