Study Bachelor's Degrees in Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius at a glance

Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and its largest city. Vilnius is located in the southeast part of Lithuania and is the second largest city of the Baltic States. Because of the city’s Jewish influence until the 20th century, Vilnius was often described as the "Jerusalem of Lithuania".  Universities in Vilnius participate in international research and academic activities and are known for preparing specialists who successfully integrate in the modern European community. Local higher educational institutions create research-based innovations that focus on scientific progress. International students coming to Vilnius will find no shortage of activities, such as exploring the many cultural and historical sites, churches, cathedrals, castles, art districts, museums, as well as excellent restaurants and cafes. No wonder in the past years the city has been named the European Capital of Culture.

Studying

Studying in Vilnius

Courses for international students in Vilnius are taught in English or other foreign language. A range of degree programmes in English and Russian at undergraduate and graduate level are available.

Students can study numerous fields available at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degree level. They can also enrol in Erasmus programmes and in several undergraduate pathway programmes.

Subject areas available for undergraduate and graduate level are: medicine, dentistry, business administration, international communication, finance, marketing, social work, project management, biochemistry, geopolitics, information systems, engineering, aircraft piloting, real estate management and more.

Most distance (online) learning degree courses are available in Lithuanian, only a few in English, such as: business management, real estate management, construction technology, transport engineering. Find a university short course if you want to find out more about your favourite subject in a short amount of time.

Career

Career opportunities in Vilnius

Vilnius is the major economic centre of Lithuania and one of the largest financial centres of the Baltic States. The main industries supporting the local economy are: health care, real estate, technology manufacturing, construction and renewable energy production.

The biggest employers in Vilnius include: Arginta, Precizika, Baltic Solar, high-performance lasers manufacturers: Ekspla, Eksma, Sicor Biotech, Shell, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, IBM, ABB, Philip Morris, Minolta, Hansabank Group, Olivetti, Motorola.

Life

Vilnius city life

Vilnius is a Baroque style Baltic city, combining the old and the new, as you can see old churches, remains of medieval castles along with skyscrapers.

Important landmarks in Vilnius are:

  • The Old Town – with beautiful architecture, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The Royal Palace
  • The Town Hall
  • The Vilnius Castle Complex – a group of defensive, cultural, and religious buildings that includes: Gediminas Tower, Cathedral Square, the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, and the remains of several medieval castles
  • The National Museum of Lithuania
  • The House of the Signatories
  • Vilnius Cathedral and the square

Take promenades in the Vingis Park, or climb the Hill of Three Crosses which offers great views of the city. Go to the Lithuanian Opera and Ballet Theatre whenever you want to hear opera music or watch a ballet performance.

Sports fans can enjoy matches of the basketball, football, baseball, and rugby teams that are based in Vilnius.

Vilnius has quite a vibrant and rich nightlife, you can find mostly pubs rather than clubs. In terms of restaurants, you can taste authentic Lithuanian dishes, as well as many ethnic dishes from all over the world.

International atmosphere in Vilnius

Vilnius is the most ethnically diverse city in Lithuania, having especially many Poles, Russians, Belarusians, and Ukrainians living here.

Vilnius attracts large foreign investments, specifically in the production and manufacturing markets due to the relatively low operational costs. The major investments in Vilnius, were from companies and businesses that are based in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Estonia and Latvia.

Weather Vilnius

Vilnius has four seasons, with moderate cold winters and pleasantly warm and sometimes hot summers. In the coldest month, January, the average temperature is -5 °C (23 °F), and in the summer months of July and August, the average temperature is around 17.0 °C (63 °F), although the highest temperatures could go above 30 °C (86 °F) throughout the day.

Universities in Vilnius

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) is a leading higher education institution situated inVilnius the capital of Lithuania.Established in 1956 VGTU is one of the biggest research universities in Lithuania with a focus on technologies and engineering and strong emphasis on university-business cooperation.

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Since starting its activities in 1999, ISM University of Management and Economics had one aim from the very beginning – to offer innovative, qualitative studies and training of management and economics for creative, ambitious young persons and already experienced business managers.

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Kazimieras Simonavicius University (lat. Casimirus Siemienowicz) is the name of a new institution, a name that symbolises the link with Lithuanias past and one that also symbolises a future of innovation and progress. 

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Vilniaus kolegija /University of Applied Sciences is open to novelties. It is a flexible and continually changing higher educational institution that is harmoniously combining labour market needs with the development of promising areas of science and art.

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