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Vilnius University

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Vilnius University is an active participant in international scientific and academic activities and boasts many prominent scientists, professors and graduates. Scientific development and the expanding relations with global research centres have contributed to the variety of research and studies at Vilnius University.

History

Since its establishment in the 16th century, Vilnius University, as integral part of European science and culture has embodied the concept­ of a classical university and the unity of studies and research.

Education

  • Vilnius University is a comprehensive university.
  • Vilnius University offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies in humanities, social sciences, physical and biomedical sciences and technologies.
  • The extent of studies are calculated in credits. One credit is equal to 40 hours of workload (lectures, seminars, individual study and etc).

Research

Researchers' excellence network (RENET) was iniciated in the end of 2015. This international network was created and now it is coordinated by Šiauliai University, Lithuania. This network connected researchers from almost 50 different institutions from the 24 countries of the world (United States of America, Taiwan, The Republic of Korea, Indonesia, India, Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, the Republic of Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Rumunia, Serbia, the Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Poland, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine and Lithuania).

Career

VU Student Affairs and Career Office helps students choose their career path and ensures graduates' career tracking after studies. In this section you can find out what proportion of graduates worked under an employment contract and / or were self-employed, either continuing their studies or not.

Student services

Orientation Week is designed to assist you - a new student - to settle into University life at Vilnius University. Orientation week takes place in the first week of the beginning of each semester for all international students free of charge. Participation in the Orientation Week is strongly recommended.

Housing services

There are many accommodation options for international students in Kaunas:

  • Kaunas Forestry and Environmental Engineering University of Applied Sciences (KMAIK) dormitories in Girionys, Kaunas District
  • Vytautas Magnus University, Academy of Agriculture dormitories in Akademija, Kaunas District
  • SOLO SOCIETY student house in the city centre

  • 1 Home agency – affordable shared accommodation for students

Library services

  • The Library was established in 1570 and is inseparable from the history of Vilnius University, Lithuania and Europe.
  • The Library provides information services at several locations: the main ones are the Central Library (Universiteto Str. 3) and the Scholarly Communication and Information Centre (Saulėtekio al. 5). 

ICT services

Each reading room provides study spaces with computers and Internet access (including wireless access).

All those with user card are welcome to use computers.

Medical services

All international students are supposed to have medical insurance valid in Lithuania for the study period (it can be obtained each year).

Even though you shall get medical help in all cases, there are some health institutions in Vilnius that provide easier access to health care services for international students because of the language barrier. 

Campus life

The complex of University buildings extends over a whole block of the Old Town. Its original architecture attracts the visitor’s attention. The construction of the University buildings was carried on over t­he centuries under the changing influences of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical styles. The campus began to take shape in about 1570 in a city quarter belonging to the Bishop of Vilnius. By that time, the area had already been built up with brick houses

Sports facilities

Vilnius University Health and Sport Centre is responsible for sports and healthy lifestyle at the University.

The Centre offers various health and sports events as well as fitness and sports halls for the University community. In addition, high-profile sports teams are training here and competitions, as well as various tournaments between faculty students and staff, are organised.

Student clubs

Vilnius University Students Representation (VU SA)

VU SA is an independent, non-profit orientated, non-political organization which represents the interests of all students of Vilnius University.

  • acts for the good of students
  • improves the process of studies
  • takes care of social welfare
  • organizes meaningful leisure activities
  • spreads information

Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

ESN is the key volunteer student organization in international higher education in Europe. They provide opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students. 

Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania

Other programmes from this organisation

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