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As soon as application opens and as earlier as possible. Please pay attention to the time spent for the preparation of required educational documents, for registration and passing the English test, for writing your motivational letter and CV.
Filling in an online application form, applicants may indicate 2 selected study programmes in descending order of priority.
VMU has two intakes per year: Autumn Intake and Spring intake.
The main one is Autumn Intake. Autumn Intake, academic year 2024-2025, will be launched in January 2024. The semester starts in September 2024.
The second intake is Spring Intake. Spring intake, academic year 2023-2024 will be opened on October 1, 2023. The semester starts in February 2024.
Application fee is 100 Eur and is non-refundable. Application fee payment information will be provided in the invoice issued in your online application system account. An online application will be processed only under the status “Submitted” when all the required documents are attached, the application fee is paid and collected.
If you are curious about what it is like to study at the Vytautas Magnus University, how is student life or housing in the City of Kaunas, you can get answers to your questions by chatting with our current students, and alumni. Ask your questions, read their blogs, and explore more about VMU and Kaunas: ask our Unibuddy Ambassadors
Also check our International Students Handbook
If you have specific question regarding study programme you may contact programme‘s academic coordinator. Please find the contacts by clicking study programmes you are interested in, section „Overview“
If you have any other inquiries, please contact us by e-mail email@example.com
Students can apply for the Scholarship after they get an acceptance letter to study at VMU. You would have to meet the criteria to be under consideration:
Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) provides international students with the possibility to transfer unfinished degree studies in other Universities to VMU.
Please note that the courses have to match the programme at VMU.
Please check the Rules for admission 2023. Especially pay attention to the Admission Requirements and Calculation of the Admission Score - Annex 2, page 6). Eligibility is considered based on application and qualification documents, academic results, motivation, CV, work/internship/volunteering experience.
Applicants shall be at least 17 years old. There is no maximum age limit for enrolling at university, however eligibility is considered based on application and qualification documents, academic results, motivation, CV, work/internship/volunteering experience.
You can find more information about the study programs here.
Students who chose another major may still meet the prerequisites for a graduate programme. Those who didn't take the prerequisite courses while earning their Bachelor's degree can take them in preparation for beginning a Master's degree program.
(Can be up to 24 ECTS; Please note that additional courses might be required for additional cost).
Information on courses taught in foreign languages at VMU in the academic year 2023/2024 you can find here.
The tuition fee payment for the first year of studies has to be done during the admission procedure. The payments from the second year are parted for each semester and can be paid by instalments.
More information about the whole application procedure you can find here.
The passport should be valid at least least 2 years from the date of document submission for studies.
If you are a non-EU applicant, you shall apply for a Temporary Residence Permit before arrival. More information here.
You have to show proof of English Proficiency General Requirements (B2 level) which could be an official document from an official institution showing you had courses in English or studied the English language.
The following certificates and scores are acceptable:
Within application procedure your English test shall be valid. If it is expired, you shall register for a standardized English test and provide the result by the application deadline.
International students have the right to work while studying in Lithuania as long as they are enrolled in university. EU students can work full-time, meaning up to 40 hours per week. International Bachelor’s and Master’sstudents from non-EU countries can also work up to 40 hours per week after obtaining the Temporary Residence Permit. The limitation of working time does not apply to international students in doctoral studies.
International students have a possibility to stay in the country for 12-15 months afterwards to look for a job. Check more information here
VMU Career Centre, which is a subdivision of Student Affairs Department, provides many services and opportunities for students and recent graduates such as career counselling, assistance in preparation of Curriculum vitae (CV), assistance get ready for a job, internship and volunteering interviews, various events on career counselling: practical seminars, lectures, meetings with employers, “Career days”, etc. For more information about job, internship or volunteering offers check VMU Career Centre website.
VMU has continuously implemented its disability-related policies such as adjustment of the buildings, provision of financial support, dormitory adaptation to student's needs, the flexibility of the programmes, also, many learning tools. More information you can find here.