Applied Biotechnology

Step 1 – Choose study programme at VMU

For 2017–2018 academic year, Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) offers Bachelor and Master degree study programmes that are taught in the English language. Find the study programme that fits your interests.

Step 2 – Pay the application fee

The application fee of 100 EUR (not refundable) should be paid before applying on-line. Bank transfers can be sent directly from your or your agent’s bank to Vytautas Magnus University’s bank account. Application fee can also be paid by the agency for 1 or more applicants at once.

Note! Please indicate the name of the applicant and the date of payment.

Vytautas Magnus University’s bank account details:

  • Account holder: Vytautas Magnus University
  • Address: K. Donelaičio g. 58, LT-44248 Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Company code: 111950396
  • Bank: AB SEB bankas
  • Bank Address: Gedimino pr. 12, LT-01103, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Bank Account: LT04 7044 0600 0284 8625
  • Bank Code: 70440
  • SWIFT/BIC: CBVILT2X

Step 3 – Apply on-line

The application for degree programmes in the English language is on-line. Applicants are requested to fill out the application form online and attach the required documents:

  1. Copy of High School / Bachelor / Master degree diploma and its supplement (Transcript of Records / Mark sheet) in the original language and translated into English, certified by a Notary and approved by an Apostille (for citizens of countries acceding to the 1961 Hague Convention)
  2. Proof of English proficiency General requirements: TOEFL 87 iBT / 534 PBT, IELTS 5.5., level B2; or an official document from an official institution showing you had courses in English or studied English language. Note! Please check each programme’s access requirements for proof of English proficiency and present the documents according to programme’s requirements.
  3. Letter of motivation (1200–3000 characters)
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Copy of  passport or other document of identification (Note: passport should be valid at least until October, 2018)
  6. Copy of document showing paid application fee of 100 EUR (Note: the name of the applicant and the date of payment should be indicated)
  7. 1 recent photo (3x4 cm)
  8. Filled and signed Letter of Concurrence.

Application deadlines

For non-EU students and EU students with their own funds:

  • July 10, 2017 – autumn intake, academic year 2017-2018
  • December 1, 2017 – spring intake, academic year 2017-2018

For EU students for state-funded study place:

  • July 10, 2017 – for Master degree study programmes autumn intake, academic year 2017-2018
  • July 20, 2017 – for Bachelor degree study programmes autumn intake, academic year 2017- 2018

For non-EU and EU students for Master degree study programme Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism:

  • June 20, 2017 – autumn intake, academic year 2017-2018

Application to Master degree study programme The Interdisciplinary Master‘s in East European Research and Studies (MIREES) is carried out through University of Bologna. More information.

Note! Incomplete or late applications will not be processed.

Step 4 – Assess your education documents

All applicants are required to assess High School / Bachelor / Master degree Diplomas and Transcript of Records in the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education in Lithuania. Academic recognition is carried out on the basis of the academic assessment of qualifications. In this case, documents are assessed to determine whether foreign qualifications are comparable to the secondary or higher education qualifications conferred in the Republic of Lithuania. Assessment should be started along with the on-line application to VMU. The procedure is free of charge and takes up to one month. Requirements for the submission of documents may differ depending on the specifics of each country indicated in the centre’s website. Applicants need to submit required documents directly to the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education in Lithuania personally or through an authorized representative, or sent by post / courier service to the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education. After sending the required documents to the centre and receiving a registration code issued by the centre, applicants are requested to provide VMU International Cooperation Department with the registration code by adding it to the on-line application form. More information about assessment of education documents: www.skvc.lt/en/.

Step 5 – Get ready for an interview with the coordinator of the VMU International Cooperation Department

In order to get to know the applicants better, VMU International Cooperation Department coordinators interview applicants by Skype or mobile phone. You will be contacted personally after submission of the on-line application.

Step 6 – Get confirmation of admission

After applying on-line, the application documents are sent to the applied degree programme’s commission. It takes up to 14 working days to decide whether the applicant is eligible for the applied study programme. Applicants are informed by the VMU International Cooperation Department about their admission with the receipt of a scanned acceptance letter containing the information for finalizing the acceptance (for example: to pay the tuition fee for the first study year; to provide High School / Bachelor / Master degree diplomas if it was not provided by the application deadline for serious reasons; to prolong passport, etc.).

Step 7 – Sign the Study Contract

More information will be provided by the coordinator at VMU International Cooperation Department.

Step 8 – Book accommodation in VMU dormitory

International degree students wishing to be accommodated in the VMU dormitories are requested to apply on-line when the application for the dormitories is opened. Please follow the information on the website.

Step 9 – Pay the tuition fee

The tuition fee for the first study year of the applied study programme should be paid no later than indicated in the acceptance letter. Bank transfers can be sent directly from the applicant’s or the agent’s bank to Vytautas Magnus University’s bank account. The tuition fee can also be paid by an agency for 1 or more applicants at once. A copy of the tuition fee payment should be scanned and attached in the on-line application system to the applicant’s files.

Note! Please indicate the name of the applicant, number of the Letter of Acceptance and the date of payment.

Vytautas Magnus University’s bank account details:

  • Account holder: Vytautas Magnus University
  • Address: K. Donelaičio g. 58, LT-44248 Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Company code: 111950396
  • Bank: AB SEB bankas
  • Bank Address: Gedimino pr. 12, LT-01103, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Bank Account: LT04 7044 0600 0284 8625
  • Bank Code: 70440
  • SWIFT/BIC: CBVILT2X

In the case of the visa refusal and other serious personal circumstances (upon the decision of university) VMU refunds paid tuition fee back to the applicant.

Applicant is required to fill the request form provided by VMU International Cooperation Department with all the required data, sign it and send the original document with additional required documents to VMU International Cooperation Department.

Applicant may ask to refund the paid tuition fee to his personal or someone else's bank accounts. In case the applicant requires to refund the paid tuition fee to his family’s / friend’s / agent’s bank account, the applicant is required to provide VMU with original authorization document in English, certified by a Notary and Appostile (please note countries acceding to the Hague 1961 Convention). Applicants from the countries not acceding to the Hague 1961 Convention should legalize the documents by the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Step 10 – Check information for visa

Applicants from non-EU / EEA countries are required to obtain a national multi-entry D type visa for studies from the nearest Lithuanian Embassy or Consulate of their home country. After applicant pays the tuition fee, submits a copy of the tuition fee payment in the on-line application system to the applicant’s files, and the tuition fee payment is received in the Vytautas Magnus University’s bank account, the applicant is provided with a mediation letter in order to obtain the national multi-entry D type visa for studies. VMU mediates for the applicant to get the multi-entry D type visa for studies for the period of the first study year with the Lithuanian Embassy and Consulate. Check the list of Lithuanian Embassies and Consulates. The mediation letter, issued in the Lithuanian language, confirms the applicant is accepted to Vytautas Magnus University (name of the faculty, study programme, payment of tuition fee and period of the first study year are indicated) and will be provided along with accommodation for the first study year if the applicant applies for it. If the applicant is coming from a foreign country where Lithuania does not have a representative Embassy or Consulate, the applicant should be informed where a Lithuanian Embassy or Consulate is located and if it provides national multi-entry D type visa for studies for citizens of the applicant’s home country. Vytautas Magnus University also provides applicants with a confirmation letter, issued in English, for the Intermediate Embassy or Consulate.

Step 11 – Get original documents

If needed, the original acceptance, confirmation and mediation letters are sent to the applicant by the VMU International Cooperation Department using Lithuanian post services. Depending on the recipient’s country, it usually takes up to 2 weeks – 1 month to get the original documents, therefore the applicant should be aware of time constraints. In case applicants would like to receive the original documents faster and earlier, they should book international express mail service to take the documents from VMU International Cooperation Department. The cost of the express mail service is the responsibility of the applicant or the agency.

Address for the courier:

  • International Cooperation Department
  • Vytautas Magnus University
  • V. Putvinskio g. 23, room 211
  • Kaunas, LT-44243
  • Lithuania

Step 12 – Register for appointment at Lithuanian Embassy

After getting the original acceptance, confirmation and mediation letters from the VMU International Cooperation Department, the applicant is requested to register for an appointment at the Lithuanian Embassy or Consulate personally. Please, be informed of and prepare the documents required by the Lithuanian Embassy or Consulate in order to apply and obtain national multi-entry D type visa for studies. Usually, the decision on the issue of a visa is made within 10-14 days after the receipt of application. However, sometimes it takes longer depending on the specific country the applicant comes from.
Note! Students who have the national multi-entry D type visa for studies must arrive in Lithuania first. If your flight is not direct to your final destination, you cannot leave the airport as you will not be allowed to continue your trip to Lithuania. More information: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania; Migration Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania

Step 13 – Arrange your arrival; get mentor support

Come one week before the beginning of the academic year/semester as the VMU International Cooperation Department organizes Orientation Days, where the main academic information and lots of entertainment activities will be offered. Please check the academic calendar for dates and deadlines: here. In order to make the adaptation process of international students at VMU easier, the VMU International Cooperation Department has implemented a Mentors’ Programme. For more information, please follow this link.
Note! According to VMU Study Regulations, full time study students shall register for studies and study courses during the first 2 study weeks each semester. Students who have not registered during the first month of the semester shall be removed from the student lists.

Step 14 – After arrival: register at VMU International Cooperation Department

After arrival to Lithuania, international students are welcome to register at the VMU International Cooperation Department. Registration dates and times will be sent to your e-mail address.

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