How to Design Study Schedule

Every year, most of the students have to face the task of designing their study schedule. Groups of freshmen each year stare at the offered list of subjects with the most puzzled looks on their faces. However, it is not as difficult as it may seem. All you need to know is what you want to take, then find out what you must take, and finally look at the subjects you can choose from.

VMU offers enjoyable environment for studies at all levels of university education as students arrange their schedule for the lectures (the study plan) according to the requirements of the chosen study programme and their own intentions.

Groups of subjects

The BA level subjects are divided into three groups: A, B and C.

Group A comprises the subjects of specific study fields and foreign languages. This subject group consist of 4 areas and one subgroup of foreign languages:

•Biomedical, physical and technological sciences
Social Sciences
Foreign Language

Lithuanian students much choose at least one study subject from all four sub-groups of study fields (at least 16 credits) without having to choose the subject from the group of his own study program.

English and other foreign languages

A foreign language subgroup comprised of compulsory English language courses and other subjects taught in the Institute of Foreign Languages, a student must choose not less than 12 credits and no more than 24 credits:

• Students who have enrolled in the University with English language level higher than A1 must reach the C1 level of academic English;
• Students who have commenced studying English at level A1 or enrolled at the university in 2015 and earlier must reach the B2 level of academic English.
• Students who start university studies and have academic level C1 competences in English have to study English at a higher level or other foreign languages with a minimum of 12 credits. Students can use their remaining free credits to choose upper-level C1 language studies, other foreign language studies or optional courses.

Group B – alternative introductory subjects of study fields, taught in study programs other than the student is studying.
Group C – the subjects of the student’s chosen study program (specialty), including coursework, practice and final thesis.

When and where to register?

On the second day of the academic year, the first-year students register to the subjects of A and B groups on computers in the Leonido Donskio reading-room (Putvinskio g. 23). The students also have to sign to the specialty courses (Group C) in their departments. The international students register to the courses without much of a hassle. They are usually assisted by the specialists of the VMU International Office, who gladly give their help and advice when needed. Students should remember that the first two weeks of each semester is the time when ones may drop or add classes to their programmes of study. After the registration period, the university expects students to attend and complete all the courses in which they are enrolled. Regular class attendance is necessary for the maximum success in the university. Each student is responsible for the programme of courses listed at registration.