Vytautas Magnus University (VMU)

Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) is a public university that was established in 1922. VMU is the only public higher education institution in Lithuania and one of the few in the region where a wide liberal arts education is imparted. This means that students can change and organize their schedule freely, minor in one field and major in another, travel abroad on international exchange and get ready for those trips by taking some of the available 30 foreign language courses. As a reflection of global academic trends, more and more lectures (separate courses and even whole study programmes) are taught in English, many of them by professors from abroad.

VMU works with many universities and scientists around the globe, implementing projects, student and employee exchanges, and improving our study and research system. It is an international and multilingual institution that continuously develops international networks and intercultural dialogues, participates in international scientific, academic and social projects, encourages lecturer and student mobility, and promotes dialogue and tolerance. 

VMU scholars and graduates: decision makers, artists, policy definers, discoverers and contributors to the public welfare.

Facts and figures about VMU:

  • Public University
  • Established in 1922
  • Located in Lithuania, Europe
  • 8700+ students
  • 1500+ international students per year
  • 80+ nationalities
  • 40+ BA and MA programmes taught in English
  • 30 languages to learn
  • 800+ partner universities from 77 countries
  • 800+ in QS university rankings

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Bachelor's degree
Business Administration Delivery method Length Location
Business Administration On campus 4 years Kaunas
Business Management
Bioeconomy Business Management On campus 4 years Kaunas
Language Studies
Foreign Languages and Cultures: Francophone Studies, Italian Studies and Romance Languages, German Language and Communication On campus 4 years Kaunas
Natural Sciences
Biology and Genetics On campus 4 years Kaunas
Environmental Studies
Environmental Science and Protection On campus 4 years Kaunas
Performing Arts
Music Production On campus 3.5 years Kaunas
Performing Arts On campus 4 years Kaunas
Social Sciences
Sociology and Anthropology: Specialization Society, Culture and Communication On campus 4 years Kaunas
Information Technology
Multimedia and Internet Technologies On campus 4 years Kaunas
Transportation & Logistics
Logistics and Commerce On campus 3.5 years Kaunas
Master's degree
Marketing and International Commerce (Double Degree Program with Catholic University of Louvain) On campus 2 years Kaunas
Educational Leadership
Educational Management On campus 2 years Kaunas
Health Sciences
Pharmaceutical Medicine
Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Analysis On campus 2 years Kaunas
Journalism & Communication
Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism (Joint Degree program) On campus 2 years Kaunas
Future Media and Journalism On campus 1.5 years Kaunas
Technology Law
International Business and Technology Law On campus 1.5 years Kaunas
Social Sciences
Social Anthropology On campus 2 years Kaunas
Political Science
Diplomacy and International Relations On campus 2 years Kaunas
Organizational Psychology On campus 2 years Kaunas
Information Systems
Applied Informatics On campus 2 years Kaunas
Transportation & Logistics
Business Logistics On campus 1.5 years Kaunas
Doctorate / PhD
PhD studies in Education On campus Multiple (2)
Natural Sciences
Life Sciences
PhD studies in Agronomy On campus Kaunas

Scholarships & funding

Vytautas Magnus University is seeking ambitious, intelligent, and talented students and offers them various scholarship opportunities for full-time Bachelor´s and Master´s degree studies.

Type of scholarship: tuition fee waiver of 25%, 50%, 75%, 90 %, or 100% for the entire study period of a full-time Bachelor´s and Master’s degree programme taught in English.


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Why study at Vytautas Magnus University


12 academic subdivisions - Economics & Management | Political Science & Diplomacy | Arts | Humanities | Social Sciences | Natural Sciences | Informatics | Law | Catholic Theology | Music Academy | Education Academy | Agricultural Academy

  • 9000 students - 15% international students from over 80 countries
  • 30 - bachelor & master’s degree study programmes taught in English
  • 800 partnerships - student and staff exchange possibilities with scholarships in over 82 countries all around the world

30 foreign languages - ranging from Ancient, New Testament and Modern Greek to Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, old and modern Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish

18 joint and double degree study programmes - organized together with partner universities in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Kazakhstan and other countries.

VMU scholars and graduates:

Decision-makers, scientists, artists, policy definers, discoverers, and contributors to the public welfare.

Awards & Accreditations

#800+ in QS university rankings

#61 - QS EECA

#301-500 - QS Graduate Employability Ranking

Student services & facilities


  • Various scholarships: cover tuition fees, based on academic achievements, etc.
  • Possible accommodation in the university’s dormitory 
  • Monthly expenses (living, transportation, food, etc.) ~ 400 EUR
  • Mentor support system, variety of students’ clubs & organizations
  • Baltic Summer University (BSU) – a variety of summer schools to choose from

Spend your time, find support or help at:

  • VMU Student Center
  • VMU Sport Center - the largest University sport center in Lithuania
  • VMU Psychology Clinic
  • VMU Leisure and networking spaces for students

Student lifestyle

Once you are VMU student, join these clubs and organizations:

  • VMU Erasmus Student Network
  • VMU Mentor's Programme
  • VMU Choir
  • VMU Ambassadors
  • VMU Alumni
  • VMU Theater
  • VMU Arts Gallery 101


VMU offers accommodation for students in 3 dormitories. In Kaunas city center, Academia campus, and Vilnius city center.

Additionally to accommodation in university dormitories students can rent a flat or stay in a student hostel. So you will find the best place to live for sure.


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Based on 3 reviews.


A nice place to study, modern facilities, lots of resources in the library. I met people from all over the world while in Kaunas.


I studied in the master's program Educational management in English. I studied languages in my bachelor and decided to widen my career opportunities. I liked that the courses focused on different parts of educational systems, such as policy, innovation, leadership. We were not many students in the cohort so there was a lot of possibilities to sp...

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I've graduated in 2019. The best study lifetime ever :)


Vytautas Magnus University

V.Putvinskio g. 23,
LT-44243 Kaunas

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