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Record-High VU Position: University Makes it to the Top 400 World Universities
3 Jan 2022

In the latest QS World University Rankings 2022, Vilnius University (VU) took a record high position and for the first time, ranked 400th in this ranking.

VU Opens Admission of International Students and Offers 60 International Study Programmes
30 Dec 2021

Vilnius University (VU) has started the admission of international students. In 2022, VU offers its international students a total of 16 bachelor’s study programmes, 42 master’s degree programmes and 2 integrated study programmes.

VU Improves its Position in the Country’s University Rankings by Subject
8 Dec 2021

Vilnius University (VU) improved its results and confidently maintains the leading position among the universities in the higher education institutions ranking by subject published today. VU leads in more than a third of bachelor’s and full-time (35) and almost half (38) of master’s degree fields. Compared to the last year, VU has improved its positions in 5 bachelor’s and 7 master’s study fields.

Construction of the Vilnius University Research Center in the Santara Valley Begins
2 Dec 2021

On 3 December (Friday) at 12.30 PM, the construction of a modern Research Center of Vilnius University Faculty of Medicine will officially begin with the symbolic capsule burial ceremony in Vilnius Santara Valley, next to the already operating Vilnius University (VU) Hospital Santaros Klinikos.

VU Team Wins a Gold Medal and Additional Prizes at an International Competition iGEM
15 Nov 2021

The Vilnius-Lithuania iGEM team of students from Vilnius University (VU) took part in the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition held in Paris on 4-14 November, and once again gained worldwide recognition by winning a gold medal. The team was nominated for 12 additional prizes and won two of them – for the best measurement and educational activities.

Vilnius University Invites to Become a Student for a Day
8 Nov 2021

Registration for the annual event Student for a Day organized by Vilnius University (VU) has begun. This year, the event will take place on 15-26 November and continue for two weeks. All those interested and curious will get the chance to see how lectures at higher education institutions work, learn more about the study programmes of interest and the admission procedures.

Vilnius University has been invited to join the Development of the State Progress Strategy
25 Oct 2021

Vilnius University was officially invited to participate in the development of the State Progress Strategy at the inaugural event held at the MO Museum of Modern Art on Monday. This strategy will seek to provide guidelines for Lithuania’s development until 2050.

Prestigious Scientific Journal Nature Publishes Publication by VU Scientists
8 Oct 2021

The prestigious science journal Nature has published an article by scientists at Vilnius University (VU) Life Sciences Center “Transposon-associated TnpB is a Programmable RNA-guided DNA Endonuclease”. With this study, VU scientists answered the question of the role of the TnpB protein in the activity of mobile genetic elements and showed that those proteins could be applied in practice as new tools for genome editing.

Vilnius University Hosts the 2021 Arqus Annual Conference
17 Sep 2021

From 5th to 7th October 2021, Vilnius University (VU) will host the 2021 Annual Conference of the Arqus European University Alliance. Key executives, rectors of Alliance universities, international experts in higher education and research, and representatives of EU higher education policy will gather in Vilnius for the first in-person event of this kind. VU Rector Prof. Rimvydas Petrauskas is pleased to invite the guests to discuss the Alliance’s achievements and future perspectives at VU, where the President of France Emmanuel Macron, the author of the idea of European university integration, was recently awarded an honorary doctorate.

Vilnius University Tops the List of Lithuanian Higher Education Institutions
20 May 2021

Vilnius University (VU) was named the best Lithuanian higher education institution for the eighth time in a row. This year, VU scored 74.43 points out of a total of 100 (64.09 last year) in the ranking of education and higher education institutions traditionally compiled by the magazine “Reitingai”. VU is a leader in three of the five areas assessed: academic achievements, added value created by alumni and employer evaluation, and studies and students.

VU Business School together with CERN is changing the traditional study model
19 Apr 2021

Artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, electromobiles or quantum computers are the next generation technology innovations the world is focusing on today. They change not only industry, but also the lives of each of us and future generations.

Scholarships for LLM in International and European Law
25 Mar 2021

The scholarship covers a full or half cost of the tuition fee based on the academic results, motivation and recommendations.

Tuition Fee Waivers for Full-time Master's Students
19 Mar 2021

Tuition waiver will be awarded to seven most motivated and competent non- EU/EEA students applying for Vilnius University. Master programmes taught in English or Russian language. This scholarship covers full cost of the tuition fee.

Call for Applications for Lithuanian State Scholarships Programme
10 Mar 2021

Apply for a Scholarship for Full-Time Master’s Degree! Funding under the call will be provided to the citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Georgia, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Moldova Ukraine and foreigners of Lithuanian origin from non-EU and EFTA countries.

Citizens of the EU and EFTA Countries Can Apply for a State-Funded Study Place in Lithuania
22 Feb 2021

International students form the member countries of the European Union (EU) or European Free Trade Association (EFTA) can be admitted to state funded places or apply for scholarships via a competitive admission process in accordance with the procedures established by the applicable legislation.

VU Improves its Position in the Country’s University Rankings by Subject
10 Dec 2020

For the seventh time Vilnius University (VU) maintains a leading position in the rankings by subject published by the “Rankings” journal. VU is the first in 30 academic fields of bachelor and integrated studies and as many as 35 academic fields of master degree studies. Compared to the previous year, VU has improved its positions in 2 bachelor and 1 master study fields.

Vilnius University Launches a Support Campaign for Belarusian Students and Scholars Who Have Experienced Persecution of the Regime
20 Nov 2020

Vilnius University (VU), together with the Vilnius University Foundation, has started a fundraising campaign to give access to studies for a larger number of Belarusian citizens to study and is ready to accept scientists persecuted by the regime too. The campaign is launched in response to the intensifying Belarusian authorities’ repression against the country’s academic community, with large numbers of students, teachers and researchers being expelled from universities for their civic or political activities.

Vilnius University Maintains High Positions in the “Times Higher Education” Rankings by Subject
28 Oct 2020

In the annual “Times Higher Education’s” (“THE”) rankings by subject, which evaluate 1512 institutions from all over the world according to different academic fields, Vilnius University (VU) is ranked in four new positions this year and maintains a high ranking in the field of Life Sciences.

New Academic Year at Vilnius University- Changes in the Study Process and Innovative Distance Learning Methods
2 Sep 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, that broke out in the world in the spring, adapting to remote working and learning very rapidly was necessary even though there was not enough time to prepare properly for the arising challenges. Therefore, as the new academic year approaches Vilnius University (VU) takes into account the possibility of the recurrence of possible threats: new study methods are adopted, various learning tools are applied and the needs of the community of VU are being considered. VU Vice-Rector for Studies Dr Valdas Jaskūnas says that if the situation worsens, VU is ready to proceed with distance learning.

Vilnius University to Offer Free Studies and Scholarships to Belarusian Students
21 Aug 2020

Seeking to express solidarity with the people of Belarus and supporting the democratic aspirations of the citizens of the neighbouring country, Vilnius University (VU) has decided to establish the Grand Duchy of Lithuania scholarships for the most gifted applicants from Belarus. This would enable Belarusian students to study at VU free of charge and be provided with additional financial incentives. VU will also offer the opportunity for Belarusian students who are persecuted for civil and political reasons to transfer their studies to VU.

Motivation Letter Writing
1 Jul 2020

Are you stuck with writing your motivation letter?

Remote Lectures Made me Study Harder
30 Jun 2020

Jesumine Anagbo Temienor has just received his Master’s degree in Geology and is determined to follow the academic path.

Vilnius University Is Improving its Position in the Global Rating of the QS World University Rankings
11 Jun 2020

Today, the latest rating of the world’s top universities QS World University Ranking 2021 was published, in which Vilnius University (VU) maintains its leading position. Having jumped up by 35 positions, the VU is rated 423 and has been among 500 world’s top universities for five years in a row.

Five Scholarships for Bachelor Students of International Business Programme
10 Jun 2020

Five one-time scholarships equal of 500 Eur each for the most motivated and competent international students applying to Bachelor programme of International Business are offered by Vilnius University Business School.

The Faculty of Law Announces Three Tracks in the International and European Law Master's Programme
5 Jun 2020

In the academic year 2020/21, the students admitted to the Master’s in International and European Law programme at Vilnius University will have an option to choose from three distinctive tracks: International and Human Rights, Tech Law and Business Law.

VU Business School Shows Solidarity by Adjusting the Tuition Prices of Masters Studies
14 May 2020

In response to a current difficult situation of the economy caused by COVID-19 pandemic, Vilnius University Business School decided to reduce the tuition fees of its Masters study programmes.

Vilnius University Tops the List of Lithuanian Higher Education Institutions
8 May 2020

Vilnius University (VU) is the top university in Lithuania, according to the Lithuanian university rating announced for the seventh year in a row. In the ranking of the country’s higher education institutions, compiled by the magazine Reitingai, this year VU scored 64.09 points out of a total 100. VU is highest rated in the areas of academic achievement and study. VU attracts the largest number of the most gifted school leavers in Lithuania.

2020 Admission FAQ Amid Covid-19
27 Apr 2020

Vilnius University staff is closely monitoring covid-19 situation to ensure the well-being and health of current and prospective students as well as continuation of quality education.

Lithuanian State Grants to study for a Masters Degree
24 Apr 2020

Do not miss an opportunity to apply for the Lithuanian State Grant to study for a Masters degree. You can submit your application before 8 May 2020. Information how the apply can be found here .

Attention Medicine and Odontology Applicants- Changes to SAT Requirement
20 Apr 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 6th of June, 2020 SAT Subject Test in Biology was canceled (please see the official College Board website).

Vilnius University Marks its 441st Birthday
1 Apr 2020

Today, on the 1st of April, Vilnius University (VU) is celebrating its 441st birthday. After commemorating a major anniversary last year, this, one of the oldest universities in Europe, is still playing a key role in developing and applying mankind’s most advanced technologies not only in Lithuania, but worldwide.

Tuition Fee Waiver Offered by the Institute of International Relations and Political Science
23 Mar 2020

Tuition waiver will be awarded to the most motivated and competent international non-EU/EEA student applying for Master’s degree programme of Eastern European and Russian studies. This scholarship only covers the full cost of the tuition fee.

Vilnius University Maintains Its Position in the Global QS Rankings by Subject
19 Mar 2020

The latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 published the results of Vilnius University (VU) study fields. VU is evaluated in three out of five subject areas and in 32 out of 48 subjects – two more than last year. 22 of them improved this year. Natural Sciences remain the strongest field at VU, and new fields of study are included in the ranking.

Application Deadline for International Students Extended to 1 August 2020
18 Mar 2020

Recognising that due to coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak world-wide, prospective applicants might experience delay in taking necessary exams and receiving high school or undergraduate diplomas, Vilnius University will accept applications until 1 August 2020.

Tuition Fee Waiver for Full-time Master Degree Studies
16 Mar 2020

Tuition waiver will be awarded to the most motivated and competent international non-EU/EEA students applying for Vilnius University Master programmes taught in English or Russian language. This scholarship covers the full cost of the tuition fee of the selected Master’s study programme.

Vilnius University Diversity and Equal Opportunities Strategy 2020-2025 Was Praised by the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson
12 Mar 2020

Vilnius University Diversity and Equal Opportunities Strategy 2020-2025 received 3 Equal Opportunities Wings, which is the highest evaluation.

Lithuanian Universities Signed Agreement on Climate Change- More Investments in Scientific Research and Awareness Raising
6 Mar 2020

Reacting to the challenges of global climate change, Lithuanian universities signed an agreement committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to evaluate university campuses’ resistance to climate change and develop climate change scientific research. In addition, the universities tasked themselves to include climate change questions in their study programmes, actively raise public awareness and strengthen the role of scientists in the policy decision making.

Vilnius University Exceeded My Expectations
3 Mar 2020

Ketevani Tatikiani, Master’s student in Eastern European and Russian Studies, tells the programme fully met her interests and she was thinking about research and academic career for the future.

Receiving the Scholarship Was Crucial
17 Feb 2020

“This scholarship played a crucial role for my decision to continue my studies at Vilnius University.” Javokhir Kholmatov received tuition fee waiver to pursue LLM in International and European Union Law.

Special Scholarship Offered by The Faculty of Law
12 Feb 2020

Scholarships for Ukrainian, Moldovian, Belarusian, Georgian and Kazakh students applying to Master’s programme of International and European Union Law.

Study at Vilnius University Webinar
23 Jan 2020

We asked our current international students to share their experience so you can hear first-hand about studies at Vilnius University and ask questions.

I Want to Inspire Others to Learn Languages
6 Jan 2020

Gustavo Rassati de Oliveira is a bachelor student at the Faculty of Philology pursuing English and Another Foreign Language (Russian) degree. He is Italian by ancestry and grew up in Brazil.

New Masters in Molecular Biotechnologies Programme Swaps Traditional Lectures for Project-Based Learning
3 Jan 2020

A project-based learning, motivation and freedom of choice in education are the key components in a modern education system. You can find these and more unique features in the new Master’s in Molecular Biotechnology programme at Vilnius University Life Sciences Centre (VU LSC).

While Being the Oldest Faculty for Law Studies in Lithuania, It Offers Modern Teaching Approach
3 Jan 2020

“While being the oldest faculty for law studies in Lithuania, the teaching approach is modern and the environment is very international which I enjoy the most.”

New Technologies Law Programme Launches Next Year
30 Dec 2019

Law and technology always go hand in hand – technologies shape the future of the legal profession and any discussion on technology must involve acknowledgement and consideration of the legal framework in which it operates. The clear-cut division between law and technology has clearly faded away. This is where Vilnius University (VU) Faculty of Law takes action – the new master’s programme Technologies Law (TechLaw) is launching next year.

I Liked Vilnius University for the Quality of Education
30 Dec 2019

“IT world is constantly growing, I’m learning new things and I’ve improved my programming skills greatly studying here”.

Lithuania and Vilnius is Like Home Far Away From Home
15 Nov 2019

“Lithuania and Vilnius is like home far away from home”. Kunal Banerjee from India is a Master’s student on a Finance and Banking programme.

Culture and Communication Is My Passion
28 Oct 2019

“I really appreciate the unique and modern teaching approach, openness to our creative ideas, huge diversity of culture and communication with my groupmates and professors from all over the world”.

Vilnius University Holds a Stable Position among the Region's Top 20
25 Oct 2019

In the QS University Rankings: Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA) released this week, Vilnius University (VU) holds a stable position among the top 20 universities and is a leader among the ranked universities in Lithuania.

I See Vilnius University as One Family
23 Oct 2019

“I see Vilnius University as one family”. Clara Chiemeka Dimudu is a fourth year student of Management bachelor programme at the faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings
19 Sep 2019

QS Graduate Employability Rankings are released today.

Vilnius University makes a leap forward in the newest World University Rankings
25 Jun 2019

Vilnius University (VU) strengthened its ranking in QS World University Rankings 2020 by 30 positions and now holds 458th place worldwide. VU is also ranked the highest among other Lithuanian higher education institutions and is the only one to improve its stance in this year’s evaluation results.

A unique programme for a modern specialist
12 Apr 2019

From September 2018 Vilnius University (VU) has offered a unique international Systems Biology Master’s programme in English. It is a joint programme of three VU faculties – the Life Science Center, the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics and the Faculty of Medicine. The coordinator of the Programme, a professor of the Faculty of Medicine, dr. Audronė Jakaitienė says that “this study program is so unique, that it is not offered in any other higher education institution in Lithuania or other Baltic states”.