June 1st | for applicants from non-EU/EFTA countries
July 1st | for EU applicants, as well as for non-EU/EFTA applicants with Lithuanian Embassies in their home countries.
Why Vytautas Magnus University? Well, why not? Top-quality studies in a high-ranking university, which is open to innovation, but drawing inspiration from the deep-rooted traditions (our centennial is in 2022!).
Application and Admission Procedure:
Rules for the admission of persons who have obtained education in foreign countries and foreign citizens who have obtained education in Lithuania for year 2021 (download pdf).
For 2021-2022 Autumn Intake, Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) offers Bachelor's and Master’s degree study programmes that are taught in English language. When choosing a degree programme, pay attention to programme-specific requirements that must be fulfilled during your application.
Please note that additional courses might be required for additional cost.
The application fee of 100 EUR (not refundable) needs to be paid before applying on-line. Bank transaction can be made directly from you, your family member, or your agent’s bank account to Vytautas Magnus University. Application fee can also be paid by the agency for 1 or more applicants at once.
Vytautas Magnus University’s bank account details:
Note! Please indicate the name, surname of the applicant and the date of payment.
Fill out the application form online and attach the required documents:
If the applicant is currently studying in the final year of high school/secondary school or University and their institution cannot issue a final graduation diploma before the application deadline, they should submit the recent transcript of academic records and the certificate indicating the date of receiving a final secondary school certificate or final diploma.
Note! Please check specific requirements for the following countries.
Note! Academic recognition is carried out on the basis of the academic assessment of qualifications. In this case, documents are assessed to determine whether foreign qualifications are comparable to the secondary or higher education qualifications conferred in the Republic of Lithuania. The process of recognition is carried out together with the application process after the applicant fully uploads and submits the required documents in a single application on the DreamApply system.
In order to select the best and most motivated applicants, VMU International Cooperation Department’s coordinators and programme coordinators interview applicants by Skype (Skype ID: VMUinternational). You will be contacted personally after submission of the online application with further details (date and time) of an interview.
After applying online, the application documents are sent to the admission committee. All accepted candidates receive Letters of Acceptance which contains further instructions on how to finalize the admission (for example: to pay the tuition fee for the first study year; to provide High School / Bachelor / Master’s degree diplomas if it was not provided by the application deadline for serious reasons; to prolong passport, etc.).
After receiving the Letter of Acceptance you need to sign the Study Agreement. More information will be provided by the coordinator at VMU International Cooperation Department together with further details on how to finalize your admission.
The tuition fee for the first study year should be paid only in EUR and no later than indicated in the Letter of Acceptance. Bank transactions can be made directly from the applicant or agent’s bank to Vytautas Magnus University’s bank account. The tuition fee can also be paid by an agency for 1 or more applicants at once. A copy of the tuition fee payment should be scanned and attached in the on-line application system to the applicant’s files.
Note! Please indicate the name, surname of the applicant, number of the Letter of Acceptance and the date of payment.
Vytautas Magnus University’s bank account details:
In case of visa refusal and other serious personal circumstances (upon the decision of university) VMU refunds paid tuition fee back to the applicant. Applicant is required to fill the request form provided by VMU International Cooperation Department with all the required data, sign it and send the original document with additional required documents to VMU International Cooperation Department.
Applicant may ask to refund the paid tuition fee to his personal or someone else’s bank account. In case the applicant requires to refund the paid tuition fee to his family / friend / agent’s bank account, the applicant is required to provide VMU with original authorization document in English, certified by a Notary and Apostille (please note countries acceding to the Hague 1961 Convention). Applicants from the countries not acceding to the Hague 1961 Convention should legalize the documents with the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
International full-time students, who would like to be accommodated in VMU dormitories, are requested to apply online when the accommodation application opens. Please follow the information on the website.
As a newly accepted student, you will be able to book accommodation on the same portal after your agreement of studies is signed with the email that was provided by the university.
You will be able to see a section “accommodation”
Applicants from non-EU/ EEA countries are required to obtain a national multi-entry D type visa for studies from the nearest Lithuanian Embassy or Consulate of their home country. The consular fee for a national D type visa for students is 120 EUR. After the applicant pays the tuition fee, and the tuition fee payment is received by Vytautas Magnus University, the applicant is provided with a Mediation Letter Number in order to obtain the national multi-entry D type visa for studies. Check the list of Lithuanian Embassies and Consulates and VFS Global If you are coming from a foreign country where Lithuania does not have a representative Embassy or Consulate, the applicant should be informed where the nearest Lithuanian Embassy or Consulate is located and if it provides national multi-entry D type visa for studies. Vytautas Magnus University also provides applicants with a Confirmation Letter, issued in English, for the Intermediate Embassy or Consulate.
After getting confirmation from VMU International Cooperation Department, the applicant is requested to make an appointment at the Lithuanian Embassy or Consulate personally. Please, be informed of and prepare the documents required by Lithuanian Embassy or Consulate in order to apply and obtain a national multi-entry D type visa for studies. Usually, the decision on the issue of a visa is made within 10-14 days after the receipt of the application. However, sometimes it takes a longer time depending on the specific country where the applicant comes from.
Note! Students who have the national multi-entry D type visa for studies must arrive in Lithuania first. If your flight is not direct to your final destination, you cannot leave the airport as you will not be allowed to continue your trip to Lithuania.