Outgoing exchange students

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.

VMU mobility scholarshipCompetitionFor selected students

VMU Mobility Scholarship

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.

VMU Mobility Scholarship

Group of countries Duration
Scholarship
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

Competition

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:

  • Compatibility of  VMU study programme with study / research plan at accepting higher education institution abroad.
  • Academic results of two previous semesters and average of them is not lower than grade 8. All students of 1st year of studies are evaluated by the academic performance of their first semester at VMU. In case the candidate is a 1st semester student at VMU - results of previous education institution are evaluated.
  • Great level of foreign language in which lectures will be taught abroad.
  • Motivation.
  • Additional academic, professional or social activities in Lithuania or abroad.
  • Ability to solve problems independently.

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:

  • General information
  • Motivation letter
  • Description of additional activities

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.

Information for selected students

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:

  • Fill out Changes of Learning Agreement and send it to academic coordinator of your faculty as well as ICD coordinator by e-mail in case the list of subjects changes at accepting institution.
  • Agree with professors at accepting institution that the final evaluation of every course will be a grade. VMU does not accept “Pass” as evaluation. If professor declines to do that, inform your academic coordinator and change that study course in the Learning Agreement.

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:

  • Ask the exchange coordinator of accepting university to sign Mobility Period Statement or issue equivalent document, where  dates provided must match the ones in your Financial Agreement confirmed before the mobility period.
  • You are kindly invited to share your visual and written impressions of the mobility period abroad by sending them to the e-mail Juste.Lenortaviciene@vdu.lt. If you agree, your testimonials will be shared with interested prospective exchange students by publishing them in ICD website.

After the period abroad student commits to:

  • Present original Mobility Period Statement or equivalent document signed by accepting institution, where the dates provided match the ones confirmed in Financial Agreement signed before the mobility, to ICD coordinator.
  • After receiving the Transcript of Records (the document with the grades gained at university abroad) visit academic coordinator at your faculty for finalizing the credits’ recognition procedure.

VMU Ambassadors

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:

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