University Fee Exemptions Were Awarded for Students

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Vytautas Magnus university (VMU) publishes the results of an open competition for university fee exemptions for Autumn semester 2021/2022. The purpose of the competition is to achieve the mission of socially responsible university by reducing social exclusion, creating appropriate financial conditions for VMU students to be accommodated and (or) study (taking into account different social (material) situations, study results and (or) accommodation in the dormitory).

After the public announcement of the competition for tuition or accommodation fees exemptions for Autumn semester 2021/2022, University has received 29 student applications for tuition fees exemptions and 45 applications for accommodation fees exemptions.

Following the assessment of the size of VMU funds intended for university fees exemptions and after conducting analysis of the submitted data, in Spring semester 2021/2022 university has allocated nearly 20 000 EUR for fees exemptions and granted 69 % (51 application out of 74) of all requests for fees exemptions.

Criteria for tuition fee exemptions

In Autumn semester 2021/2022, tuition fee exemptions were granted for international students who were granted custody or guardianship until adulthood or who have lost both of their parents (both of the parents have passed away); students with disabilities; students from the families with large number of children (there are four or more children in the family, who are currently students, school pupil or minors, and who are not older than 24 years); Lithuanian students from families where incomes per person is less than minimum wage set by the Government of Republic of Lithuania (in 2021 it is 770 EUR/month), and in accordance to their grade average for the last examination session:

  • If grade average is from 9,50 to 10,00, fee exemption is 100 %;
  • If grade average is from 9,00 to 9,49, fee exemption is 75 %;
  • If grade average is from 8,50 to 8,99, fee exemption is 50 %;
  • If grade average is from 8,00 to 8,49, fee exemption is 25 %.

17 student requests (out of 29) or 59 % out of all submitted applications for tuition fee exemptions were granted in total and the size of the fund for tuition fee exemptions for Autumn semester 2021/2022 is nearly 12 000 EUR.

Criteria for accommodation fee exemptions

In Autumn semester 2021/2022, 100 % accommodation fee exemptions, regardless the size of an accommodation fee, were granted for international students who were granted custody or guardianship until adulthood or who have lost both of their parents (are orphans and both of the parents have passed away).

Accommodation fee exemptions for international students with disabilities, from the families with large number of children (there are four or more children in the family, who are currently students, school pupil or minors, and who are not older than 24 years) and Lithuanian students from families receiving social assistance who are living in the dormitories, were granted in the following order:

  • If size of an accommodation fee is 2€/day, fee exemption is 50 %;
  • If size of an accommodation fee is 3 – 4 €/day, fee exemption is 25 %.

34 student requests (out of 45) or 76 % out of all submitted applications for accommodation fee exemptions were granted in total and the size of the fund for accommodation fee exemptions for Autumn semester 2021/2022 is nearly 8000 EUR.

Students were personally informed about the results of the competition for tuition or accommodation fees exemptions by an email, send to the email address, which was indicated in the Application Form.

For more information

  • Student centre (Student Affairs department)
  • Address S. Daukanto g. 27-206, 44249, Kaunas
  • Phone (8 37) 751 175
  • Email studentas@vdu.lt

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