Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) is a public university that was established in 1922. Ranked in QS World University Rankings 2018 as a leader in the country by its internationality, VMU is the only public higher education institution in Lithuania and one of the few in the region where a wide liberal arts education is imparted. This means that students can change and organize their schedule freely, minor in one field and major in another, travel abroad on international exchange and get ready for those trips by taking some of the available 30 foreign language courses. As a reflection of global academic trends, more and more lectures (separate courses and even whole study programmes) are taught in English, many of them by professors from abroad.

VMU works with many universities and scientists around the globe, implementing projects, student and employee exchanges, and improving our study and research system. It is an international and multilingual institution that continuously develops international networks and intercultural dialogues, participates in international scientific, academic and social projects, encourages lecturer and student mobility, and promotes dialogue and tolerance.

On January 1, 2019 the Parliament of Lithuania ruled that Aleksandras Stulginskis University (ASU) and the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences (LUES) were integrated into Vytautas Magnus University. The university conduct scientific research and studies in the humanities, social, physical, biomedical, technological and agricultural sciences. The integration has expanded the capabilities of each of the three university communities.

Facts & Figures

12 academic

subdivitions

Economics & Management | Political Science & Diplomacy | Arts | Humanities | Social Sciences | Natural Sciences | Informatics | Law | Catholic Theology | Music Academy | Education Academy | Agricultucal Academy

>11 000 students

10% international students from over 60 countries

>30

bachelor & master’s degree study programs taught in English

>500 partnerships

student and staff exchange possibilities with scholarships in over 60 countries all around the world

30 foreign languages

ranging from Ancient, New Testament and Modern Greek to Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, old and modern Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish

18 joint and double degree study programs

organized together with partner universities in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Kazakhstan, and other countries


Useful Information for Students

  • Various scholarships: covering tuition fee, for academic achievements, etc.
  • Guaranteed accommodation in university’s dormitory for the first study year
  • Monthly expenses (living, transportation, food, etc.) ~ 350 EUR
  • Mentor support system, a variety of students’ clubs & organizations
  • Free movers studies
  • Baltic Summer University (BSU) – a variety of summer schools to choose from

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Application for the Autumn semester 2019 at the moment is open. Application deadline is the 1th of July.

Programs taught in:
English

This school also offers:

BA

Vytautas Magnus University

Study programme is carried out by two cooperating universities and the graduates are presented two diplomas: Bachelor ... [+]

The bachelor programme in Music production is unique in the region. It aims at giving all necessary creative training to contemporary music producers, including everything they need in their successful professional career. Everything you learn is designed to help starting and managing a successful music career. You will create real life projects accommodated and fitted to the on-going possibilities at the university (performing at live events, media compositions, music concerts) and built around student’s needs. The programme is mainly based on practice, thus you will study a wide range of topics – including music composition and musical structure for music production, practical music harmony and melodies, enhancing recording skills in studio and live situations, mixing and mastering techniques, marketing skills – with the ultimate aim to create a successful music portfolio of your own innovative, professional compositions.... [-]

Lithuania Kaunas
September 2019
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus

Bachelor

Vytautas Magnus University

Applicants for Biology and Genetics programme must have a high school diploma (Biology and Chemistry should be studied) ... [+]

Competencies acquired

After completion of this study programme students will be able:

To understand principles of immune, nervous and other systems, their structures, integration with other vital systems of biological objects; To work with living cells, organisms, populations. To evaluate processes taking place inside of the cell, work with cell cultures under laboratory conditions, to apply obtained results for modeling of biological systems, to evaluate intercellular interconnections, relations between single individuals and populations; To apply modern investigation methods, to work according principles of good laboratory practice, rules of bioethics, to collect, process, preserve and prepare research material under laboratory and field conditions; To apply acquired knowledge to solve emerging problems, to recognize, analyze biological problems, to plan strategies to solve these problems, to plan and carry out various measurements, process and interpret biological data, to classify and present these data; ... [-]
Lithuania Kaunas
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Vytautas Magnus University

The program applies scientific and engineering principles to living organisms in order to produce products and services of value to society. The program of an innovative ... [+]

The program applies scientific and engineering principles to living organisms in order to produce products and services of value to society. The program of an innovative combination of theory and application will provide graduates with a knowledge base and a set of skills that will make them very competitive in biotechnology, biopharmaceutics and environment protection employment fields also for laboratory jobs in the academic or industrial sectors. The program is specifically designed to integrate the laboratory and lecture components through the use of an experimental approach to learning in biotechnological, genetics and molecular biology laboratories. Hands-on research experience is deepened through extended independent research projects.... [-]

Lithuania Kaunas
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Vytautas Magnus University

The aim of the Program of Business Administration is to prepare specialists of broad erudition and wide profile able to take up the professional activity of a business ad ... [+]

The aim of the Program of Business Administration is to prepare specialists of broad erudition and wide profile able to take up the professional activity of a business administrator, a lower level manager etc., to work in any business organization’s administration unit, also in small and medium business companies.

Graduates of the program are able creatively to apply theoretical innovations and practical achievements in professional activity of the main areas of business administration (marketing, finance, human resource, operations management), to provide the independent analysis of various business administration problems, decision making and implementation, as well as project management, as well as to react to the changing business environment and different business contexts of the modern organizations.... [-]

Lithuania Kaunas
August 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Vytautas Magnus University

The Program aims at preparing English philology specialists with a broad range of knowledge and competencies, who know English and another foreign language well, who have ... [+]

The Program aims at preparing English philology specialists with a broad range of knowledge and competencies, who know English and another foreign language well, who have grasped the fundamentals of linguistics, literary and translation studies, and teaching English as a foreign language; who are familiar with political, social, and cultural specificities of English-speaking countries and are capable of contextualizing them and discussing them in relation to global developments; who are able to successfully apply their knowledge in practice, from work-related to scholarly contexts. This program prepares specialists who, once they have gained their Bachelor degree, can continue their studies in this field at the Master’s level or move to studies in other fields: that is, they can choose Master’s studies in English philology, translation, computer linguistics, literary and cultural studies, education, journalism, political science, and other fields.... [-]

Lithuania Kaunas
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Vytautas Magnus University

The general aims of Environmental Science undergraduate program are to educate the competent specialists and researches in the chosen research and study area. To empower ... [+]

The general aims of Environmental Science undergraduate program are to educate the competent specialists and researches in the chosen research and study area. To empower them to develop intellectual competencies in order to be capable to participate in research advancements, to take responsibilities in research and practice developments as well as to disseminate knowledge. The more specific aim of Environmental Science program is to acquire knowledge and develop practical skills required to perform environmental monitoring and assessment, analyze natural and anthropogenic environmental and climate changes, their impact on living organisms and human health, and to ground environmental impact mitigation measures according to the principles of sustainable development.... [-]

Lithuania Kaunas
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Vytautas Magnus University

The aim of the Informatics Program is to prepare IT professionals capable to perform analysis of real-world problems, design and implement IT solutions for solving the id ... [+]

Program Objectives

The aim of the Informatics Program is to prepare IT professionals capable to perform analysis of real-world problems, design and implement IT solutions for solving the identified problems, understand the reciprocal interactions between IT, society, and business. Through its three specializations – Applied Informatics, Business Informatics, and Software Systems – the Program aims to prepare broad-minded specialists having fundamental and state-of-the-art knowledge of modern information technologies (IT).

The Applied Informatics Specialization of the Program aims at preparing specialists, having strong knowledge foundation and adequate skills to (formally) analyze, model, simulate and implement systems and processes, using mathematical, artificial intelligence, machine learning, multimedia and other instruments.... [-]

Lithuania Kaunas
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Vytautas Magnus University

With the global demand for development specialists, the International Politics and Development Studies program, being one of the rare BA level programs of its kind in Eur ... [+]

With the global demand for development specialists, the International Politics and Development Studies program, being one of the rare BA level programs of its kind in Europe (and practically sole in Eastern Europe) is unique in that it, in addition to providing classical Political Science education, lays fundamentals of development and international relations theories and practice, all this with a focus on one of the developing regions. Currently, the Program covers the Middle East and former Soviet Union but is foreseen to expand to include East Asia and Latin America. In connection with this, students are given the opportunity to study one of the area languages (such as Arabic, French, Turkish and Russian) for four semesters. During their studies, students are required to do internship at relevant institutions, something that enhances their practical skills and ability to put theory into practice.... [-]

Lithuania Kaunas
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Vytautas Magnus University

The goal of the program Society, Culture and Communication is to train highly-qualified B. A. graduates in sociology and communication who would be able to identify and a ... [+]

The goal of the program Society, Culture and Communication is to train highly-qualified B. A. graduates in sociology and communication who would be able to identify and analyse social problems and cultural processes, to expertly conduct sociological and communication research, to explain, compare and evaluate social processes and to apply creatively their research skills in the fields of communication and information science.

Graduates of Society, Culture and Communication study program will be eligible to continue studies in the Master study programs of sociology, social anthropology, and other social sciences and humanities in Lithuania and foreign study institutions.

Competencies acquired ... [-]
Lithuania Kaunas
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Vytautas Magnus University

Study Program World Politics and Economy incorporates two main disciplines: political science and economy. Graduates of the program achieve a diploma of Social sciences w ... [+]

Study Program World Politics and Economy incorporates two main disciplines: political science and economy. Graduates of the program achieve a diploma of Social sciences with Major in Political Science and Minor in Economics.

Students will be able to compare various countries, their political and economic processes, to initiate, develop and implement a variety of political, social, economic, informational development projects. Graduates will have the knowledge, abilities and skills to develop and implement international projects, actively participate in the EU Neighborhood region (the Eastern Partnership and the Black Sea Synergy, the Mediterranean Partnership) NGO forums dealing with political and economic issues in Eastern Europe and the rest of the world, to project potential actions and scenarios for the future and at the same time represent Lithuania and other countries.... [-]

Lithuania Kaunas
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus

Vytautas Magnus University

Vytautas Magnus University

Vytautas Magnus University
Address
Vytautas Magnus University V. Putvinskio g. 23
LT-44212 Kaunas, Kaunas County, Lithuania
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Phone
+370 37 327 978