Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) bilateral exchange studies is an enriching experience for self-improvement while expanding study knowledge and skills of foreign languages, facing the differences in the study systems, exploring new culture, finding new interests, making new friends and bringing unforgettable memories.
VMU has over 200 Memorandums of Understanding with universities from 42 countries of the world. A separate list of partner universities, accepting for the semester abroad, is announced, which is published with the announcement about the contest for VMU Bilateral Exchange Studies abroad each semester.
Since 2009 VMU has established a mobility scholarship for VMU students, seeking to ensure students’ mobility, foster partnerships, and retain close relations with partner universities outside the European Union.
Students who apply for this scholarship can study at a university abroad for a semester or a year. The competition is announced twice a year: during the Spring and Autumn semesters.
|Group of countries||Duration
|Countries of regions: South Asia, East Asia and Pacific; Middle East; North America; Latin America & the Caribbean||3-10 month||550 Eur/month|
|Countries of regions: Europe and Central Asia; North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa||3-10 month||450 Eur/month|
Information about student selection and scholarship requirements can be found in The Description of Mobility Scholarship Award Order.
The competition is announced twice a year: during the Spring and Autumn semesters. Students must prove great academical performance without academic debts and academic hold. Participants are accepted from I-IVth year of Bachelor or I-IInd year of Masters degree.
Eligibility of candidates is decided on the following requirements:
Selection for VMU Bilateral Exchange Studies abroad is made of two stages:
On the Ist stage students are invited to fill in the online application form (Application Form for Non-EU Exchange Studies (Bilateral and Erasmus+ Exchange)), where the following information has to be provided:
When applying it is highly recommended to have a primary list of study subjects of accepting partner institution abroad matching student's study programme at VMU. The match of study subject can be reviewed with academic coordinator at your faculty.
IInd stage of selection, if needed, is interview with commission members, which is organized within 2 weeks after deadline of the first stage.
Final results are announced by the e-mail and in the website of ICD within a week after the end of second stage of selection.
After final list of selected students is announced, candidates are contacted by VMU International Cooperation Department (ICD) coordinator. Coordinator provides all mobility related information and necessary documentation before, during and after the mobility period.
ICD Coordinator helps the student to prepare and submit documents meeting criteria of accepting institution and do that on time. Meanwhile selected student commits to:
At the beginning of mobility period abroad student has to:
During the entire period abroad we encourage you to become active VMU ambassador, taking chances to promote the university.
At the end of mobility period:
After the period abroad student commits to:
VMU Ambassadors are the students who have participated in VMU exchange programme and are ready to help with practical information and advises for those who are planning to go for VMU exchange studies abroad: