Registration for Optional Lithuanian Course
Important information regarding the Lithuanian Language course during the studies!
- VU Faculty of Medicine offers students a FREE OF CHARGE Lithuanian Language course;
- B1 level of Lithuanian language is achieved after six semesters of attendance;
- One semester course is 5 ECTS credits;
- Student shall attend classes two times per week.
Why taking Lithuanian Langue course is important:
- During the clinical courses to communicate with patients. Knowing the language eases the communication and considerably helps the learning process.
- Easier to obtain licencing in the country of choice. After graduation of integrated Medicine studies, having B1 level of Lithuanian, graduates may apply for a license for doctor’s medical practice according to The Law on Medical Practice of the Republic of Lithuania. That means graduates could get licenses issued in Lithuania and later on they could start the practice in Lithuania or in other country where LT license is valid or might help to get a license in that country in a faster and easier way. Applying for licenses in Lithuania is not mandatory but might shorten the procedures and time required to obtain a licence in another country.
Registration for Courses
General university studies
General university studies (GUS) are the formation of an outlook that corresponds with the idea of the university, as well as the development of erudition and creativity in all the first cycle and integrated study programmes of Vilnius University. GUS implement an understanding about the need to disseminate and share the most important scientific ideas and intellectual arguments with the general public.
GUS course units are provided only in bachelor's degree and integrated study programmes.
GUS course unit list can be found on GUS website.
If a GUS course unit is provided for the autumn semester – registration is carried out during the first two weeks of May. Additional registration is carried out on the first two weeks of September.
If a GUS course unit is provided for the spring semester – registration is carried out during the first two weeks of December. Additional registration is carried out on the first two weeks of February.
Exact registration start dates are sent to VU students via their provided e-mails. Classes are held only on Thursdays and Fridays from 15:00. Exact time of the class is provided during the registration of GUS course units. To register for GUS course unit, log in to VU eStudent platform and select GUS registration (in the Registration section).
Non-degree study programme subjects
Students of Vilnius University first cycle and integrated study programmes can additionally study their selected foreign language, thus expanding their knowledge acquired at the University.
You can register to these language classes via VU eStudent platform (in the section "Other foreign language"). Information on possible language learning levels and timetables can be found in Vilnius University Information System.
Vilnius University compensates part of the price of learning a foreign language (which is studied additionally and is not part of the study programme), therefore the price of one semester is only 55 EUR for Vilnius University students.
Information on the attended classes of non-degree study programme subjects (foreign language) is included in the diploma supplement and, if necessary, a certificate is issued.
Cooperation with Vilnius Academy of Arts (VDA) and Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA)
VU is continuing its cooperation with Vilnius Academy of Arts and Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. VU students can select one course unit offered by another higher education institution instead of an optional course unit provided in the study plan for the autumn or spring semester, by coordinating this with the administration of their core academic unit. Student registration is carried out during autumn (September) and spring (January-February) semesters.
Optional course units
Students who have optional course unit in their study plans by the end of the semester must register for the optional course units of another semester. The final registration deadline of optional course units (modules) for the spring semester is the 15th of December, and 15th of May for the autumn semester. Students of the first study semester must register for optional course units (modules) within the first two semester weeks. Students shall have the right to cancel their registration for optional course units (modules) and select other course units no later than within the first two weeks of the semester.
Suspension, Termination and Resumption
Suspension of studies
If a student (unclassified student) is no longer able to continue studying due to justified reasons, the head of the core academic unit can allow the student to suspend his studies for no more than one year.
A student (unclassified student) who is temporarily unable to continue his/her studies due to an illness, pregnancy or child care, and who provides documents proving such circumstances, shall be granted an academic leave of absence. Academic leave of absence may be granted for the following periods of time: due to an illness - for up to two years; due to pregnancy and child care - for a period established by the laws, but for no longer than three years. Academic leave of absence is granted by the head of the core academic unit. The duration of academic leave of absence shall be counted from the application submission date.
A student (unclassified student) may also be granted an academic leave of absence due to personal reasons. It should be noted that an academic leave can be granted for personal reasons only once during the study period, and for no more than one year. At the end of this period, the student may submit a study suspension application.
Resumption or continuation of studies
Suspended studies can be resumed. Studies can be resumed if the person has fulfilled the first semester study plan of the University's first cycle, second cycle or integrated study programme, and has no financial obligations to the University. Studies may be resumed, if the credit difference between a student’s previous and intended study programme does not exceed 15 credits.
The course unit (module) difference resulting from a minor change in the study programme can be eliminated within one year from the resumption of studies. Such differences are not considered to be debts / academic debts. If the person has more than 15 credit differences in course units (modules), the person shall eliminate the differences before the resumption of studies.
A person who studied in another higher education institution and terminated his studies may resume these studies in Vilnius University. In this case, the person must have completed the first semester without any academic debts and must submit a written application to the faculty (unit) where he wants to resume his studies. The learning outcomes of the person who wishes to continue studying in the University shall be credited after assessing their compliance with the requirements of the preferred study programme. The semester of the studies from which the student is allowed to continue to study shall depend on the ratio between the portion of the study programme completed by the student during his previous studies, and the course units (modules) of the study programme to which the student is admitted to continue the studies.
Case of Illness
Student (listener) final subject (module) assessment in case of illness:
•If a student informs that he / she is unable to participate in the final subject / module assessment procedure at a time indicated on the timetable due to an illness, the respective assessment for him / her will be postponed until the end of the session retaking period (first two weeks of next semester).
•If a student informs that he / she is unable to attend the final subject (module) assessment due to the deadline set for the first retaking (next two weeks of the next semester), the relevant assessment is postponed until the end of the month (1st of March, 1st of October). If the student (the listener) does not pass the exam / credit by the respective term, he / she must repeat the course of the respective study subject.
•A student, who is unable to come to the respective final assessment of academic attainments in a study subject (module) assessment, has to inform the responsible specialist of the Department of Studies of the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University (study co-ordinator) on the day of the final subject (module) assessment and has to present a document justifying the cause of failure to come within three working days.
Valid excuse is the documented inability to participate in the study process: certificate of incapacity for work, certificates issued by the police, court, other state institutions, orders of the Rector of the University and so on. Inability to participate because of being involved in transport (arrival) problems, pre-planned holidays, accommodation problems, paid or voluntary work outside the University or other reasons are not valid excuses. The validation of excuse is assessed by the Vice-Dean for Studies of the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University and he / she confirms the duration of the justified period.
Students Contact Details
A student must regularly check his / her personal and contact details and, if necessary, must update them. If the student fails to provide information about the change of contact details, the Faculty of Medicine is not responsible for the cases when the student does not receive the information for him / her. If there is a need of supplementation of personal data (changes of name, surname, etc.) the student must submit an application and documents confirming this supplementation of personal data to the responsible specialist of the Department of Studies in writing or by email.
For DEGREE students
DEGREE students are those who are enrolled in a regular degree programme at Vilnius University and they eventually graduate with a BA or MA diploma.
Tuition fee per year for applicants of integrated studies in English:
Price applies to students who applied after 2013-09-01
Medicine € 8 520,04 (per semester € 4260,02)
Dentistry € 12 960 (per semester € 6480,00)
Price applies to students who applied after 2018-09-01
Medicine € 11 000 (per semester € 5500, 00)
Dentistry € 12 960 (per semester € 6480,00)
If you have to pay the tuition fee, you should go to E. Student application and follow instructions below:
E. Student-> Finances -> Tax Receipts -> Payment receipt-> Read notes below (for get the receipt)-> Click Get the receipt
- In the field "Semester" is the autumn or spring semester for which tuition fee is paid.
- In the field "Purpose (code)", select the destination (code) depending for what you are paying.
- In the field "Type of funding" - the type of the funding is shown according to the data in the database. There is a possibility that the order “to change the type of the student's funding” is not yet included in the database, you must choose the type of funding before printing a payment receipt.
- In the field "Bank" - choose a bank which will receive the payment.
- In the field "Amount" - the amount of studies is shown according to the data in the database. The amount of studies can be changed. The amount of studies must be the amount you would like to pay at that time. Externs and hospiters must enter the amount by themselves.
- Student’s address can be changed.
- With this program, you get a real (not a sample) payment receipt with all information. You must use the information contained in the receipt, while paying online or at the place where payments can be collected.
- When paying online, the faculty number is the faculty code from the field „Įmokos paskirtis” from printed receipt and the purpose of the payment is from the field “Mokėjimo paskirtis“.
- If you have questions regarding study or credit costs, apply to the faculty’s administrator
- Payment receipt is printed only in Lithuanian.
Important: Please indicate in the payment order field the Payer: the student’s customer number (and the student’s full name and surname if the Payer is another person). The student’s customer number is indicated in a field “Mokėtojo kodas”. Please note: that all bank charges must be covered by the payer.
Those students who need INVOICE for paying tuition fee could print out it themselves:
E. Student-> Finances -> Tax Receipts -> Invoice
*A student’s tuition fee may be adjusted in the event of taking less credits as compared to those indicated in the study plan, when studying under an individual study plan, upon failure to get the educational services established by the Agreement, in case of changing the study programme agreed upon transfer to a state-funded place and in other cases established by the council of the core academic unit.
Assessment and Rotation
An examination is the main method of assessment of learning outcomes. Certain subjects may be assessed as passed or failed. Examinations and pass/fail evaluations are carried out either in writing or orally and in writing.
Assessment of learning outcomes is carried out by the lecturer of the course unit or a commission of specialists of that field which also includes the lecturer of the course unit. A commission may be formed for the assessment of learning outcomes and in other cases under a written request submitted by students or unclassified students.
Academic debts and their elimination
A student can retake failed examinations (pass/fail evaluations) once no later than within the first two weeks of the new semester. If the examination period was extended for the student, the student must retake the failed examinations (pass/fail evaluations) within two weeks after the end of the extended period.
When a student fails an examination (pass/fail evaluation) during the retakings, the student must apply to the administration of the core academic unit (faculty) in order to repeat the course unit (module). To repeat a course unit, the student must submit an appropriate application before the semester or at the beginning of it. An established price is paid for repeating a course unit, calculated by multiplying 1/60 of the annual study programme price of the current year by the number of course unit credits.
Students who have debts and/or academic debts of more than 15 credits, as well as students who were not allowed to repeat the studies of these course units shall be expelled from the University.
Student rating and ranking
A rank is a number of students with the highest course unit (module) examination grades, formed in a descending order of the weighted average of learning outcomes. A rank is formed after each study semester according to the weighted average of the student's learning outcomes of the last semester at the University.
Weighted average of learning outcomes is the average of learning outcomes depending on the number of the studied course unit (module) credits and received grades; the grades of freely chosen course units are not considered when calculating the weighted average of learning outcomes.
Students are ranked:
- To assess the performance of students and provide comparative information about their academic achievements;
- When granting incentive scholarships to students;
- To transfer students from a non-state-funded place to a state-funded place;
- To compensate the price of studies paid by students;
- In other cases provided by the core academic unit (faculty).
Students of Vilnius University can get these scholarships:
1. Incentive scholarship
It is distributed among undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from all countries for good study results. The scholarship is either 57 or 95 Euros per month. It is ussually issued in March after the autumn semester and in October after the spring semester.
2. One-off social scholarship
It is distributed among undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from all countries in the event of unfortunate cases, like death of a close relative, natural disaster, bad health conditions, and so on.
The one-off social scholarship is from 76 to 456 Euros depending on each case. Requirements for the candidates are:
-A filled application form (it can be found on the eStudent information system at is.vu.lt).
-Certificate statement of the student's family status (provided by a legally responsible institution in your home country).
-Certificate of parent's income of the last 3 months (provided by a legally responsible institution in your home country).
-Certificate of personal income of the last 3 months (provided by a legally responsible institution in your home country).
-Other corresponding certificates (e.g. death certificate).
3. Other-off earmarked scholarship
It is awarded to the students for high achievements in cultural, science, social activities and sports. Applications for the scholarship are welcome until 25th of September on the Autumn semester and until 25th of March on the Spring semester. The scholarship is from 38 to 570 Euros depending on each case. Requirements for the candidates are:
-A submitted application form. It can be found on the eStudent information system at is.vu.lt.
-Your activity table.
-Diplomas, articles and other proofs of activity.
-Students who promote Vilnius University are usually given preference when issuing the scholarship.
4. Social scholarship It is given to the student if they meet the requirements established by The State Studies Foundation. The scholarship can be issued for students who are from EU and:
-Are eligible or get a social subsidy at their home country.
-Have reduced ability to work (45% or less)
-Are less than 25 years old and were granted guardianship or one or both of their parents are dead.
-More information on the social scholarship can be found on the State Studies Foundation website at vsf.lrv.lt/en/.
Changing the Study Programme
Students of the first cycle, second cycle and integrated study programmes shall be able to change their study programme to another, if they have essentially fulfilled the requirements of the first semester of the new study programme. Requirements are considered to be essentially fulfilled, if differences between the studied programme and the programme that the person will study comprise no more than 15 credits. Such programme differences shall not be considered to be debts or academic debts, and can be eliminated within one year.
Students who wish to change their study programme must not have any academic debts and, before the start of the semester, apply to the faculty (unit) of the new study programme or another higher education institution with the mediation of the faculty (unit). When changing the study programme, the current study agreement with the University is terminated and a new agreement is concluded.
Recognition of Diploma
Please note that as of 1 November 2019 certificates on recognition of conformity of professional qualification obtained by health care professionals to the requirements of the Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 are issued by the Accreditation Agency.
Before this date health care professionals had to apply to the Ministry of Health and then other relevant authorities for the recognition of qualification in order to obtain the licence. As the assessment of professionals’ qualification was optimized, health care professionals will be able to have their qualification recognized and licence issued to pursue a certain activity (if an application to obtain it was submitted) in one agency.
As of 1 November 2019 health care professionals, who plan to work abroad and who need certificates on the conformity of professional qualification of a health care professional obtained in Lithuanian educational institutions and of supporting documents to the requirements of the Directive 2005/36/EC, have to apply to the Accreditation Agency according to the procedure provided in the website of the Agency (https://www.vaspvt.gov.lt/node/1321) at Juozapavičiaus str. 9, Vilnius, or by e-mail . Consultations on the recognition of professional qualification and on the issue of certificates are provided by the chief specialist of Professionals’ Licencing Division Ms. Dalia Jelinskienė, telephone (8 5) 261 5147.
Application form and more information here: https://www.vaspvt.gov.lt/en/node/1339