Education Fair in Astana: Introducing Study Opportunities in Europe


Most experts and students agree that one of the best parts of university studies is the chance to study abroad: it is an exciting opportunity to broaden one’s knowledge in an international environment, explore a foreign culture, learn languages and find new friends. University students, high school pupils, their parents and everyone interested is invited to explore these possibilities at the Education Fair in Astana on Thursday, April 26th.

The event will introduce a diverse assortment of scholarships, exchange programmes and other opportunities in Europe offered by higher education institutions in Lithuania, a European Union member state. The Education Fair is organized by Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) in Kaunas, Lithuania in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to Kazakhstan Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and Vilnius University.

“Our university has been strongly focused on developing international networks and intercultural dialogues, promoting cooperation and tolerance. The European University Association (EUA) has recognized VMU for its liberal arts profile, student and employee mobility, and horizontal decision-making culture. We are also the leading Baltic university in international academic staff and a top Lithuanian institution in terms of internationality and scientific activities”, VMU Rector Prof. Juozas Augutis explained.

Lithuania, the home country of Vytautas Magnus University, has developed a unique culture which encompasses both deep respect for traditions and a robust wish to learn and innovate. The Northern European state offers high-quality studies and worldwide recognised diploma. About 90 percent of the Lithuanian population speak one foreign language, the most popular of them are English and Russian. The cost of living and studying in Lithuania is lower than in Western countries, which makes it a great place for education, tourism and business.

Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), established in 1922 (re-established in 1989), is one of the most liberal and modern academic public institutions in Lithuania. VMU is ranked among the top 1000 universities in the world by QS World University Rankings and offers a world-class education based on the unique model established by Harvard University. VMU cooperates with over 470 universities all over the world to offer exchange studies or internships. The university also presents various scholarships and exchange study possibilities to talented and ambitious full-time students who see themselves as citizens of the world. About 30 different language courses here are taught by native speakers.

Education Fair

Date: Thursday (April 26, 2018)

Time: 14:30 – 17:30

Place: Comfort Hotel Astana (Kosmonavtov Str. 60)

The event is organized under the project „Increasing the Recognition and Prestige of Lithuanian Higher Education Institutions in Kazakhstan and Promotion of Studies in Lithuania” (09.3.1-ESFA-V-709-01-0001). The project is funded by the European Social Fund Agency.

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