Since the establishment of Vytautas Magnus university in 1922, the real mark of its quality has always been the generations of graduates – fully educated, strong, free people, who have courage to create and share their ideas. After the University’s restoration in 1989, while sharing and developing the ideas on artes liberales university, VMU has prepared more then 30 000 graduates, who are promoting the name of their Alma Mater in Europe and all around the world.
The University provides an opportunity to its graduates for a successful future life, inspires them to reach professional heights, and, in turn, achievements, loyalty and support of graduates for the University are the engine of VMU’s success.
VMU Alumni Club
Vytautas Magnus University Alumni Club is an association that unites, on a voluntary basis, people who have studied at the university and have obtained a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. The club was founded in 1997 on the initiative of several active students. Diana Mincytė, who is currently doing research at Yale University (USA), was elected the first president of the club. The club unites more than 600 members – leaders in business, politics, law, art, technology, environment, education and other fields.
The main goal of the VMU Alumni Club is to unite the graduates of Vytautas Magnus University and maintain close relations to the university. Every year, the members of the club participate in events designed to develop professional skills, competencies, and awareness of career opportunities. Also, the members of the Alumni Club organize various activities themselves, including club meetings, interesting events, participation as consultants and experts in study program committees and study quality assessment groups, and more.
Currently, Andrius Būda is the president of the VMU Alumni, a graduate of VMU’s Faculty of Economics and Management.
Participation in the club ensures that VMU graduates remain an integral part of the university community.
Mutual partnership benefits both the university and the graduate, including: knowledge enhancement, joint projects, opportunities for improvement, implementation of ideas and initiatives, etc. These are just some of the activities that might emerge out of our collaboration.
VMU Alumni Club benefits package
- Opportunity to deepen knowledge;
- Free public lectures at the university;
- Attendance at selected streaming lectures is free;
- 50 % discount to courses or lectures, with issue of academic certificate;
- Possibility to attend university events free of charge;
- Access to the Alumni Club Network;
- Discount for “Žalgiris” subscription (sitting together, near VMU community members);
- Job or internship announcements; chance to present your company as a work-study, internship, traineeship opportunity for students;
- Opportunity to share your experience (participation in VMU lectures, events for students);
- Access to VMU library and university electronic database (scientific sources);
- Discount for university services (auditorium, hall rental, VMU musician’s services);
- Opportunity to support young researchers (fundraising);
- 50 % discount in VMU Botanical garden;
- Opportunity to apply to the university to acquire volunteers to help at large events.
Presidents and Former Presidents of Vytautas Magnus University Alumni Club
- Andrius Būda (President of the Club since 2017)
- Andrius Balaišis (President of the Club 2015-2017)
At Vytautas Magnus University, graduates and members of Alumni Clubs actively participate in university life, initiate projects, join the study organization process, share their experience and career history with students, establish scholarships, offer internship, work and volunteering opportunities in their organizations and companies, support university academic research, social initiatives, and infrastructure improvements.
If you are interested in one of the proposed activities, or maybe want to offer your idea or initiative – do not hesitate to contact us, we will find a common language.
Services for graduates
Reimbursement of the price paid for studies with state funds
The State Studies Foundation provides tuition fee compensation, which may be granted on the basis of the actually paid tuition fee or a part thereof not exceeding the standard tuition fee, for undergraduate or full-time students who studied in non-state funded places for the whole study period or part thereof (semester), and completed the third year of studies before the first cycle or integrated studies (in the case of part-time studies completed the second half of the study program).
The State Studies Foundation informs the persons who have been reimbursed the price paid for the studies after graduation in October of each current year by sending a notification to the e-mail address indicated by the university to the graduates – the e-mail indicated in the Student Portal Alumni section, if not specified – the e-mail assigned by the University e-mail address.
Certificates and attestations
Certificates are official documents of Vytautas Magnus University, which are intended for specific institutions and/or institutions that require them. The certificates contain information related to the status of student, which is confirmed by the signatures of the employees authorized to sign these documents and the stamp of the relevant departments. The following types of certificates are currently available:
- Certificate of former student status
- Certificate of paid scholarships
- Certificate of fees paid to the university
Certificates are issued in Lithuanian and / or English.
Diploma and Diploma Supplement
A diploma and a diploma supplement certifying the acquired qualification degree is issued to every VMU graduate. The diploma supplement is a document that conforms to the model developed by the European Commission, the Council of Europe and UNESCO / CEPES and complements the bachelor’s or master’s degree with data on the essence, content and national higher education system required for international academic recognition. It is issued in Lithuanian and English to each graduate.
In case of loss of the diploma or its supplement, the university may issue duplicated thereof.
If you are not able to successfully enter the labor market, or you think you lack the skills to do so, apply for a career consultations, during which we help you: develop a job search strategy, prepare a CV and cover letter, prepare for a job interview, assess your career situation, and address other issues related to your career.
Confidential consultations take place at VMU Career Centre or remotely and last about 60 minutes. Please register for the consultation in advance by clicking on the pre-registration link, by sending e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling: (8 37) 327 983. Consultations are free of charge.
Vytautas Magnus university closely cooperates with various partners. In pursuit of mutual cooperation, VMU promotes and develops relations with public institutions, communicates not only in Lithuanian, but also with foreign secondary schools, gymnasiums, colleges, and European and world universities. Funds from sponsors and patrons are used to promote various community events, social projects and scholarships for the most active, talented students.
We kindly invite you to become a sponsor of VMU and contribute financially to the activities of the university.
- You can transfer the support to the university account in SEB bank account no. LT41 7044 0600 0284 8638; VMU company code: 111950396.
- By 1st May each year, after submitting applications to the State Tax Inspectorate you can allocate 1,2 % of the income tax paid in that year to VMU. More information on how to do this can be found on the STI website.
The university thanks its sponsors, friends, like-minded people, and patrons who understand the importance of higher education and willingly cooperate in implementing important projects and activities not only for VMU, but also for the general public, and for supporting talented and promising youth.