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Vilnius University

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.

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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.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
473 -73
2023
400
2022
400
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2023
501 200
2022
701
2021
701
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
801
2023
801
2022
801
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
801 -66
2022
735
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

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. 

Student Life

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 University Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships for Vilnius University. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
General Scholarships

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Biotin Xtreme Hair Care
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1350 EUR
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
ELES-Scholarship (Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich-Studienwerk)
Merit-based Need-based

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Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
10 Mar 2024
“The Hope For Healing” Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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FHE Health
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Spreadsheet Gladiator Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Coefficient
Location not available

For a complete overview of scholarships for Vilnius University, visit our scholarship search.

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