How to Design Study Schedule
Every year, most of the students have to face the task of designing their study schedule. Groups of freshmen each year stare at the offered list of subjects with the most puzzled looks on their faces. However, it is not as difficult as it may seem. All you need to know is what you want to take, then find out what you must take, and finally look at the subjects you can choose from.
VMU offers enjoyable environment for studies at all levels of university education as students arrange their schedule for the lectures (the study plan) according to the requirements of the chosen study programme and their own intentions.
Groups of subjects
The BA level subjects are divided into four groups: A, B, C and D. Group A comprises the subjects that are obligatory for all students at the university. Students have to study them during the first 2 years. All VMU students have to take 4 levels of the English language course and acquire the basics in computer literacy, if they do not have them, as obligatory subjects.
Group B is filled with introductory courses to various branches of science and areas. They are divided into 5 subgroups: Biomedical and Physical Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts, Economics and Management. During the first 2 years, one has to choose at least one subject from each mentioned subgroup.
Group C consists of the subjects of the student’s chosen study programme (speciality).
Group D comprises the subjects which are chosen freely. These are not obligatory courses but the student may choose them if he or she wants to learn a foreign language or expand the knowledge in other fields.
When and where to register?
On the second day of the academic year, the first-year students register to the subjects of A, B and D groups on computers in the V. Birziskos reading-room (K. Donelaicio g. 52). The students also have to sign to the specialty courses (Group C) in their departments. The international students register to the courses without much of a hassle. They are usually assisted by the specialists of the VMU International Office, who gladly give their help and advice when needed. Students should remember that the first two weeks of each semester is the time when ones may drop or add classes to their programmes of study. After the registration period, the university expects students to attend and complete all the courses in which they are enrolled. Regular class attendance is necessary for the maximum success in the university. Each student is responsible for the programme of courses listed at registration.