Vilnius University

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.

Top reasons to study here

  • Vilnius University is a classical university with over 430 years of academic traditions and the widest range of study programmes in Lithuania.
  • With the support of social partners, the university educates globally–minded specialists who successfully integrate in the modern European community.
  • The university offers an academic environment focused on excellence in research and teaching.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)

About

History

The university was founded in the 16th century, with the spread of ideas from the Renaissance, Reformation and Catholic Reformation. Vilnius University is considered to be one of the oldest universities in Central and Eastern Europe. 

A new era in the history of the university began in 1990, as Lithuania regained its independence and the university regained its autonomy. 

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

Research Areas:

  • Humanities.
  • Lithuanian Studies.
  • Structure and Development of Society.
  • Biological and Sociopsychological Cognition and Evolution of Man.
  • Healthy Man, Prevention, Diagnostics and Treatment of Diseases.
  • Genomics, Biomolecules and Biotechnologies.
  • Changes in Ecosystems, Protection, Natural Resources.
  • New Functional Materials and Derivatives.
  • Theoretical and Condensed Matter Physics.
  • Laser Physics and Light Technologies.
  • Fundamental and Applied Mathematics.
  • Informatics and Information Technologies.

Career

Career Centre seeks to help you to identify and employ your strengths, and to discover personal employment opportunities.

The development of general competencies is one of the University priorities; therefore, students are given opportunities to develop them throughout their studies. Below you can find information concerning career services at the University and answers to frequently asked questions about working in Lithuania.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
400 23
2021
423 35
2020
458
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
2021
701
2020
701 -100
2019
601
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
2022
801
2021
801
2020
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
2022
-
2021
635 -44
2020
591
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

Accommodation in Vilnius University dormitories is available only for Vilnius Unive­rsity students during the academic year.

  • Accommodation in Kaunas

Regarding accommodation in Kaunas students should contact International office of Kaunas Faculty of Humanities.

  • Accommodation in Vilnius
Dormitories in Vilnius are situated in Sauletekio, Olandu or Didlaukio streets. They are close enough to the faculties. The time that is necessary to reach a faculty or any other object depends on their geographical location and the traffic causes.

Library services

Probably no student can imagine their productive studies without a library. Vilnius University is proud to have the oldest (1570) and the newest (2013) libraries in The Baltics’. All students of Vilnius University may to use the university library. Lithuanian student card is necessary in order to use the library.

ICT services

Computer facilities

You may use internet in the General Reading Room and Internet Reading Room at Vilnius University Library. Students may also get access to Internet at the computer rooms at each faculty.

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

During the academic year students will have an opportunity to attend many events organized by Vilnius University and each faculty separately.

Students can join different lectures leaded by local and invited professors, concerts, cinema evenings and so on. However there are two events that shouldn’t be missed by any student.

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. 

Student Reviews

my turn to live my best student life
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

i'm in erasmus in vilnius university for one year (2022-2023) and i love the atmosphere of ths university. All my courses are really interesting.I am fulfilled in my studies

Pure studying experience
Mykyta Pobiehun rated 5 out of 5 stars

- Great interaction process between university staff and students

Institutional comment
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is a unique citadel of learning with great learning possibilities, diversity of interaction, beautiful city and interesting activities that helps to keep ones routine cool and find balance.

Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania

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