The University of Vilnius, one of the oldest and most famous establishments of higher education in Eastern and Central Europe, was founded in 1579. Functioning for a long time as the only school of higher learning in Lithuania, it was a preserver of cultural and scientific traditions, and has played a significant part in the cultural life not only of Lithuania, but the neighboring countries.
Non EU students who intend to work in the Republic of Lithuania must obtain a permit (Work permit) in the Labor Market. The students can work up to 20 hours per week after the first year at Vilnius University.
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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.
At Vilnius University you can use library at different locations:
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.
The Lithuanian health system is organised around the family doctor. When you have a medical problem he or she is the first to contact, except in cases of the emergency. If you need a consultation with a specific doctor, the family doctor will see you first and then refer you to one. Medication prescribed by a doctor can be bought at the nearest pharmacy.
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 experience is short at the time I am writing this, yet the things I perceive day-to-day are noticeable. I am pleased with it, but the thing that makes me doubt some things are the methods that are used for teaching. To be more specific, it seems like we are rehashing the things we read and nothing else, no real-life examples, but this also might be my desire to do more....
I like that everyday we had different teachers, interesting way of teaching and lots of practice
The Environment is conducive for learning and the library is 24/7. Lecturers have a good command of English and living expenses are low especially for those living in the University dormitories