Incoming Exchange Students

Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) warmly welcomes all the students coming to study under the Bilateral Exchange Programme.

What does VMU Bilateral Exchange Programme mean?

  • Multicultural environment with 1000+ international students of 80+ nationalities
  • Unique Artes Liberales system which allows the flexibility for study programme
  • 500+ semester-long courses in English
  • Famous visiting professors for the public lectures and seminars
  • Courses of Lithuanian language and 30+ other languages
  • Living in VMU Dormitory together with other international students
  • Orientation Days that guides international students during the first week
  • Care from welcome to farewell with VMU Mentors

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Application ProcedurePlanning Arrival and Residence

Application Period:

April 6 – May 17 For  1st semester or full academic year studies
October 23 – November 17 For  2nd semester or calendar year studies

All Higher Education Institutions (HEI) that has signed bilateral cooperation agreements with Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) must nominate their students who are seeking for admission to study at VMU under bilateral exchange programme. VMU sends the Nomination Link to HEI by the email before each semester (before the new nomination period starts at VMU) .

Once VMU receives the nomination data from partner HEI the Confirmation Email and further information about application procedure is sent directly to the indicated email address of the nominated student.

Nomination period:

April 6 - May 11 For 1st semester or full academic year studies
October 23 - November 10 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:

  • Copy of your passport (validity has to exceed 6 months of the exchange period).
  • Transcript of records – the official document with the list of courses taken, the exams passed and the credits gained at your university. Get this official document (in English language and signed) from your university.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency. Get this official document (in English language and signed) stating your English language proficiency from your university or provide other test results. Note: your English language proficiency should be not lower than B2 level according to the European language levels (or equivalence).
  • Learning Agreement – the online document with the selected courses at VMU.
    • First, please check the available courses, timetable and other relevant information.
    • Second, please select the courses in VMU online application form (see the next step "VMU Online Application Form").
    • Note: recommended amount of the credits: 24 - 36 ECTS. After filling out the online application form the system will automatically generate the Learning agreement. Please print, sign the document and ask your home university to sign it.
  • Research plan (only for PhD students). Written in free form, document should provide all detailed information about student's research topic, scientific interests and goals foreseen to be achieved during the mobility period.

  1. Download the INSTRUCTIONS which will help you to fill out VMU Online Application Form.
  2. Fill out the Application form and upload all required documents: Incoming-Application for Bilateral Study Exchange.

Application period:

April 6 - May 17 For  1st semester or full academic year studies
October 23 - November 17 For  2nd semester or calendar year studies

Your application form will be processed in 2-3 weeks after application deadline by VMU exchange coordinator who will send the confirmation or will ask you to send the additional documents by the 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 to you by post.

Planning the Arrival and Residence

It is time to start thinking of the further steps after you receive the Acceptance Letter from Vytautas Magnus University.

The university accommodation is being organized by VMU Student Affairs Department. The accommodation information can be found HERE.

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 prospective students are provided with the instructions sent by the e-mail by VMU exchange coordinator. The accommodation application form is open only in June (for the autumn semester students) and in December (for the spring semester students).

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.

The prospective students are provided with the instructions sent by the e-mail by VMU exchange coordinator.

Non-EU or non-EFTA country citizens should apply for multiple entry National visas (D). Please check the Visa Guide for more information.

The prospective students are provided with the instructions sent by the e-mail by VMU exchange coordinator.

Please check the Academic Calendar 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 (one week before the semester) 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 VMU 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 VMU exchange coordinator 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 VMU International Cooperation Department.

Vytautas Magnus University provides information how to reach VMU dormitories. Please find the directions HERE.

Contact Information

Contact VMU Coordinator for Incoming Bilateral Exchange Students if you have any questions regarding the application, studies or arrival at Vytautas Magnus University: