24 months
3989 EUR/year
3989 EUR/year
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The postgraduate programme of East Asia Region Studies (EARS) at the Vytautas Magnus University is the first and only graduate programme in Lithuania and Baltic States that offers English courses in the field of East Asian contemporary politics and society. 


The East Asia Region Studies programme at the Vytautas Magnus University is mainly concentrated on modern political, economic, social and cultural issues of East Asian countries, i.e. Korea, Japan and China, but also provides possibility for students to study region’s history, traditions and religions. 

Competencies acquired:

  • Knowledge of contemporary politics, economics and society of China, Japan and Korea.
  • Ability to critically analyse East Asian political, economic and social processes in the domestic and international context.
  • Understanding of development trends in East Asian countries and changing region’s role in the world.
  • Effective communication skills across East Asian cultures and audiences at a personal and professional level.
  • Ability to use research, communication and evaluation skills in diverse career fields.

Career opportunities

  • Master’s degree program in East Asia Region Studies is aimed at preparing qualified specialists to work in diplomatic structures, governmental and non-governmental institutions, business organizations, academic institutions, as well as European and East Asian diplomatic institutions that have demand for East Asian region experts. 
  • Graduates of the program possess adequate knowledge of East Asian region’s political, economic, cultural processes in the context of globalization, are able to recognize specific characteristics of the region, to analyse global events and apply this experience to Lithuania, as well as have knowledge of communicational characteristics of the region.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • World’s Regions and Area Studies
  • International Relations in East Asia
  • International Relations Theories and Methodology
  • Political Development of China
  • Social Critique and Critical methods
  • Identities in East Asia

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor degree diploma in Political Science, the Humanities or other Social Science field. It is recommended that applicants, who have not studied in a Political Science undergraduate programme, should have 6 ECTS in Social Science, 4 ECTS in Humanities and 10 ECTS in Political Science related subjects.
  • Proof of English Language
  • Admission score is counted based on: Motivation letter* 0,5 + Arithmetic average of bachelor degree diploma supplement all subjects* 0,3 + Evaluation of bachelor thesis or final examination * 0,2.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3989 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 3989 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3989 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 3989 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Kaunas

428 - 740 EUR /month
Living costs

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