Lithuanian Studies

Intensive Lithuanian Language and Culture Summer Course

6 ECTS*

Each summer the University offers an intensive (4 weeks) Lithuanian Language and Culture Summer Course. During the summer course students are offered an intensive program consisting of lectures, workshops and discussions, sightseeing tours and excursions to learn the Lithuanian language and deepen the knowledge about Lithuanian lifestyle. Read more.

“Survival Lithuanian”

2 ECTS*

VMU offers an intensive and short (2 weeks) Lithuanian Language course before the beginning of semester for those who want to learn very basic of Lithuanian Language. Aim of the course is to introduce students to a very basic knowledge of Lithuanian that would help them to “survive” in Lithuania. In this intensive course students will learn to introduce themselves, to provide basic biographical information, to ask for the prices while shopping, to ask for directions, basic information at the university, to order food, as well as other useful everyday phrases in Lithuanian. This intensive course is structured around the sociocultural knowledge of Lithuanian Language.

Semester long courses

Vytautas Magnus University provides a great and affordable opportunity to spend an entire semester learning the Lithuanian language.

Application

Deadline: January 25, 2021.

You can register to the Lithuanian language courses for the Spring Semester of 2020/21 (February 1 – May 21, 2021). The spring semester will start in a face-to-face online mode (via video conferencing and Moodle platform) because of the current pandemic situation in the country.

The Faculty of Humanities suggests 4 different language levels (Central European Time):

Lithuanian as a Foreign Language A1 (in English) Tuesdays and Thursdays 09:00–10:30

 or

17:00–18:30

Lithuanian as a Foreign Language A2 (in English) Tuesdays and Thursdays  17:00–18:30
Lithuanian as a Foreign Language B1 (in the target language) Tuesdays and Thursdays 17:00–18:30

The students who complete the course will receive 6 ECTS* credits. You can register to the course as a free-mover by writing a request to greta.garnyte@vdu.lt. 

Semester tuition fee:

Payments for the language courses are made through https://studentas.vdu.lt/. The price for 6 credits to be paid by students of other higher education institutions, secondary schools and other unclassified students is 295.10 €.

Contact person:

  • Ms. Greta Garnytė
  • E-mail greta.garnyte@vdu.lt
  • Head of International Programmes
  • Faculty of Humanities, Vytautas Magnus University

* European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a standard for comparing the study attainment and performance of students of higher education across the EU and other collaborating European countries. One academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS-credits that are equivalent to 1500–1800 hours of study in all countries respective of standard or qualification type and is used to facilitate transfer and progression throughout the Union.

Scholarship

Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) offers scholarships for:

Apply for the scholarship if…

  • You are interested in Lithuania and Lithuanian language studies;
  • You or your family member are of Lithuanian descent;
  • Your research interests include Lithuania or the Lithuanian language;
  • You would like to have a great time in Kaunas – the most “Lithuanian” city of Lithuania – and visit the places of interest in Lithuania;
  • You are a true friend of Lithuania…

The special VMU Lithuanian Language Studies scholarship for the Lithuanian Language and Culture Summer Course covers the tuition fee for the summer course and accommodation in the dormitory of VMU during the period of the summer course.

More information about the application for scholarship will be provided soon.

Contact person:

  • Ms. Greta Garnytė
  • E-mail greta.garnyte@vdu.lt
  • Head of International Programmes
  • Faculty of Humanities, Vytautas Magnus University