Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) warmly welcomes all the exchange students to join the community of Vytautas Magnus University through the Erasmus+ exchange programme (from both the Programme and the Partner countries).
Contact your university coordinator and find out whether your department or university has an exchange agreement with Vytautas Magnus University.
Exchange students are requested to fill out VMU online Application form (please find information below).
Before you start to fill out VMU online Application form be sure to take these steps:
Step 2.1 – Nomination
Make sure that your exchange coordinator of your university has nominated you. The nomination has to be completed at the online nomination system. Please ask your coordinator to follow instructions sent via email by VMU exchange coordinator.
Step 2.2 – Application Documents
Make sure that you have these documents (you will need to scan them):
Step 2.3 – Online Application form
Fill out the Incoming-Application for Erasmus Study Exchange and upload all required documents. Please download Erasmus+ studies online application instructions “STEP BY STEP“.
Your application form will be processed in two weeks after application deadline by VMU exchange coordinator who will send the confirmation or will ask you to send additional documents by e-mail. The official Acceptance Letter will be attached to the application form.
Step 3.1 – Accommodation
The university accommodation is being organized by VMU Student Affairs Department. The number of available places of VMU dormitory accommodation is limited and offered on a first come - first serve basis for the students who apply with the online accommodation form. The form is open only in June (for the autumn semester students) and in December (for the spring semester students). Also the prospective students are provided with the instructions sent by the e-mail. Please find the following information HERE.
Step 3.2 – Health Insurance
Health Insurance is one of the obligatory requirements for all international students at Vytautas Magnus University which should be taken care of before the students’ arrival. Please find the following information HERE.
Step 3.3 – Visa Application
Non-European Union, non-EEA or non-EFTA country citizens should apply for multiple entry National visas (D). Please check the visa guide for more information HERE.
Step 3.4 – Arrival Arrangement and Mentor Support
Please check information in the Acceptance Letter for your arrival arrangement. We recommend you not to miss any classes at the beginning of the semester and to participate in the Orientation Days where the essential academic information and lots of entertainment activities are offered.
The first days of the semester are quite crowded at the University, so the International Cooperation Department plans the registration date and time for each student in order to avoid long waiting lines.
In order to make the adaptation process of incoming students at the University easier, the Mentors' Programme has been established. Please find more about it HERE.
Once you know your arrival date, time and place, please fill in the Arrival Arrangement and Mentor Support Form (sent by the International Cooperation Department before arrival). Your mentor will contact you to arrange the meeting with you in Kaunas and your exchange coordinator at VMU will inform you about your registration date and time at the International Cooperation Department.
Step 3.5 – Arrival
Vytautas Magnus University provides information how to reach VMU dormitories. Please find directions HERE.
Partner countries, from which Erasmus+ students can be invited: Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership countries, Russian Federation, Southern Mediterranean countries, Asian countries, Central Asian countries, Latin American countries, African, Caribbean, Pacific and other countries.
All Higher Education Institutions that has signed Erasmus+ cooperation agreements with Vytautas Magnus University must nominate their students who are seeking for admission to study at Vytautas Magnus University under Erasmus+ programme. The nomination must be completed on the online VMU Nomination System.
Once the exchange coordinator at Vytautas Magnus University receives the nomination the Confirmation Email and further information about application procedure will be sent directly to the indicated email address of the nominated student.
|April 6 - May 31||For 1st semester or full academic year studies|
|October 16 - November 11||For 2nd semester or calendar year studies|
Make sure that you have below listed documents. You will need to scan and attach them to VMU online application form:
|April 6 - June 6||For 1st semester or full academic year studies|
|October 16 - November 17||For 2nd semester or calendar year studies|
Your application form will be processed in 2 weeks after application deadline by VMU exchange coordinator who will send the confirmation or will ask you to send additional documents by e-mail.
Your Learning Agreement will be signed by the responsible academic coordinator and attached to your online Application Form together with the Acceptance Letter.
Note: you are not requested to send the original application documents by post. The Acceptance Letter also will not be sent by post.
Your home university should inform you if you are eligible to receive an Erasmus+ scholarship. If the scholarship is not available, then your university could offer you an opportunity to study at VMU with a "zero-grant", which means that tuition fee for you is waived but you will have to cover your travel and living expenses from personal funds.
What scholarship will you get?
|Partner Countries||800,00 Eur|
2. Travel grant
The amount depends on the distance between VMU (Kaunas city) and place of receiving HEI (city)*
|Travel distance||Amount allocated|
|From 100 to 499 km:||180,00 Eur|
|From 500 to 1999 km:||275,00 Eur|
|From 2000 to 2999 km:||360,00 Eur|
|From 3000 to 3999 km:||530,00 Eur|
|From 4000 to 7999 km:||820,00 Eur|
|8000 km or more:||1.500,00 Eur|
* According to the distance calculator (European Commission): http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/tools/distance_en.htm
Students are receiving the scholarship in two stages:
1. Fill in the online Erasmus report in 20 days after receiving the request. The request will be sent to your e-mail 30 days before the end of your studies.
2. Complete the settlement with the university 2 weeks before your departure.
3. Visit VMU International Cooperation Department and take the confirmation of your Erasmus+ period.
Just after completing all above listed steps you will receive the remaining amount of the scholarship and travel grant.
4. VMU International Cooperation Department will send you an electronic Transcript of Records in 5 weeks after official end of the semester. Original document will be sent only after receiving a personal request.