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Vytautas Magnus University

4.4 out of 5 (45 ratings / 27 reviews) Kaunas, Lithuania
Ranked among the TOP 700 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings) and following in the tradition of its 95-year-old progenitor University of Lithuania, Vytautas Magnus University is the only higher education institution in the country and one of the few in the region where a wide liberal arts education is imparted.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
  • Bachelor Biology
    Vytautas Magnus University - Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Vytautas Magnus University - Faculty of Natural Sciences
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)



Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), established in 1922 (re-established in 1989), is one of the most liberal and modern universities in Lithuania. Its well-deserved reputation is built on pursuing liberal studies policy, seeking and establishing successful international relations with other universities all over the world.


International or foreign students are offered 8 BA and 21 MA full-time degree studies. Most of VMU’s faculties also offer hundreds of part-time BA or MA level courses.

As of 2016, studies at VMU are offered by 10 faculties ( Arts, Catholic Theology, Economics and Management, Humanities, Informatics, Law, Natural Sciences, Political Science and Diplomacy, Social Sciences, Music Academy).

Aside from the impressive 29 BA and MA full-time degree programmes in English, together they offer over 90 degree programmes, as well as integrated studies of law and postgraduate and doctoral programmes.


Research is at the heart of Vytautas Magnus university. The main strength of VMU in the area of research is its ability to be flexible in responding to the rapidly changing research area, the formation of new priorities, the emergence of relevant research topics, and the challenges of international and national programmes.

22 University faculty study and research centres, Multimedia Lab and over 50 other laboratories and computer classes, a Psychology Clinic, Art Gallery “101”, VMU Music Academy Chamber Orchestra, the VMU Theatre, and 6 University centres function to ensure favourable conditions for scientific research and studies.


Operational activities of VMU Career Centre:

  • Services of career planning for students and graduates, monitoring of their career development and data analysis.
  • Cooperation with academic and non-academic subdivisions of the University, employers and graduates.
  • Implementation of university’s volunteers and mentors programmes, coordination of organisations and informal development of other students’ competences.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
801 -100
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Student services

VMU offers in-depth information regarding studying at VMU, accommodation, living in Kaunas, student organizations, volunteering and other matters.

Housing services

During the academic year all foreign students are accommodated only in VMU dormitory No. 2 named BALTIJA, which is located in the city center (Vytauto pr. 71, Kaunas) close to the university.

Library services

  • The library information resources are acquired according to the needs of the academic community, university study programs and research fields.
  • The library holds over 335 000 printed and other kinds of documents, about 20 000 – 22 000 of which are newly acquired every year. Over a half of the documents in the library are available at the open shelves in the reading rooms.

ICT services

Fast Wi-Fi connection is available in 95 % of all university spaces.

Medical services

Health Insurance is one of the obligatory requirements for all international students at Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) that shall be organized before students’ arrival. There are two types of Health Insurance recognized in Lithuanian health care institutions:

  • European Health Insurance Card
  • Private health insurance

Student Life

Campus life

Located at the heart of the city, VMU is deeply ingrained in the culture of Kaunas, as the city enjoys the university’s Jazz Connections Festival, performances by the VMU Music Academy’s lecturers, students and Alumni, the first professional university theatre in Lithuania, etc.

Sports facilities

VMU Sports Centre provides space for the lovers of basketball, football, track and field athletics, table tennis, outdoor tennis, chess, power triathlon, kyokushin karate, orienteering, badminton, swimming and sport aerobics. Training hall is available for those who are not interested in professional sports, but pursuing sports as a meaningful way to spend spare time.

Student clubs

Each member of the VMU academic community can find a place in the university where they can satisfy their needs for relaxation, develop their personalities, expand horizons and meet similarly minded people. Academic organizations and clubs at the university draw together students and teachers with diverse needs and interests, providing space for fruitful discussions, exchange of opinions and ideas.


The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) recently decided to award EPAS accreditation for the maximum 5-year period to BMI’s International Executive MBA programme.

Student Reviews

Master in Kaunas
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
The master I have taken is really good, it is just what I wanted to study. The city is small but really confortable for students.
Come on, i have not seen any thruth in the reviews online.
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars
I study in VMU in kaunas and to be honest as far as I am concern the biology department is missed up badly :/ the have a huge lack of fund and you will relay work on something you love, its kinda strange sense there is a lot of international student paying more than 3500 euros a year but still the get nothing in return, the only getaway they get is Erasmus, they usually use their 12 month befor...
Studies at VMU
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
Studying at VMU was the best experience for me and the best option for erasmus studies. Professors at the university are very helpful and real professionals as well as international office and ESN organizators. I thank VMU for opportunity to study there!!