Ranked among the TOP 800 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings) and following in the tradition of its 92-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.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Vytautas Magnus University has set itself the task of putting people and their personal dignity first.
  • The University is proud of its creative and enthusiastic community.
  • As a reflection of global academic trends, more and more lectures are taught in English, many of them by professors from abroad.



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.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (8)
Business & Management (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)
Law (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Vytautas Magnus University!


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

Vytautas Magnus University library has accumulated 335,000 traditional documents and acquires 20,000-22,000 new traditional items each year.

The University community has access to 46 licensed scientific databases, containing more than 259,000 electronic documents.

Library users are provided with 462 workspaces, 135 of which are computerised.

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

Sport Centre organises sport activities for students of Vytautas Magnus university (yoga, basketball, fitness, table tennis, aerobics, badminton), disseminates the knowledge of sports and fitness, organises sport competitions and events, promotes sport wins of the university in Lithuania and abroad. Centre operates sectors of Physical education and Sports. Training hall is available for every VMU student free to use.

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.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Other Degrees

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