VMU follows the policy of liberal arts that allows students to make their study plans as well as decide which subjects to study and when. They are granted the opportunity to move from one study programme to another or to change the mode of studies. With the diploma of the Bachelor’s major, VMU students can also acquire a certificate of parallel BA studies, which enables them to later apply for a Master‘s degree in a different field of studies.
One of the most important areas of the university’s activities is the preparation of scientists who can perform scientific research self-sufficiently and carry out the work of experimental (social and cultural) development as well as resolve scientific questions. The university offers doctoral studies in 23 diverse fields of Humanities, Social, Physical, and Biomedical Sciences. Doctoral studies were launched four years after the re-establishment of Vytautas Magnus University in 1989. Doctoral students of the university deepen the theoretical and methodological knowledge in specific fields of study, carry out scientific research, deliver lectures and seminars. They are also provided with an opportunity to participate in international projects and internships abroad.
Lectures and seminars at Vytautas Magnus University take place in well-equipped modern auditoriums, laboratories, and institutes. Nine reading rooms offer more than 400 working places, many of them computerized and equipped with the state-of-the-art technologies. 95 percent of all the university spaces have a high-speed wireless Internet connection. VMU students have the opportunity to reside in three dormitories that offer the housing of more than 800 rooms. VMU is also a disabled-friendly university, offering favorable conditions of studies and environment for the disabled.