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.
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.
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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.
Accommodation in Vilnius University dormitories is available only for Vilnius University students during the academic year.
Regarding accommodation in Kaunas students should contact International office of Kaunas Faculty of Humanities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My university has a lot of theorical information and a lot of internships. Students and teachers are very helpful to each other. I learned a lot of stuff in my program.
My experience at Vilnius university has been extremely fascinating, with well-trained professors and equipped laboratory. There is a complete blending of theoretical works with practice. the university is full of students from diverse cultural backgrounds. it's the best university for international students.
Overall I love my studies, they are interesting, the professors are competent and professional.
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