FAQ

Academic holidays

You can take an academic leave (take a study break) without losing your student status: 

  • A student of the first cycle and integral studies - may take an academic leave due to illness, on the recommendation of a doctor or a doctor's advisory committee, or due to pregnancy and childbirth, child care, unlimited, and for personal reasons once during the study period. 
  • For second-cycle students, the conditions for taking an academic leave are the same as for first-cycle and integrated study students.

Academic leave lasts for one year and its end, regardless of when it was granted, always coincides with the beginning of the autumn or spring semester. It is possible to end the academic leave earlier, but the date of return to studies must coincide with the beginning of the semester.

In order to take an academic leave, you need to contact the dean(s) or chancellor(s) of the faculty where you are studying and fill out a request for an academic leave, indicating the reasons for it.

Academic leave can be taken no earlier than after the end of the first semester and no later than two weeks before the beginning of the session.

No, student status is not lost after taking an academic leave.

Yes, you can take academic leave if you have debt. During the academic holidays, you can repeat individual subjects from which you had debts, paying for repeating according to the scope of the studied subjects in credits. 

Possible number of debts: full-time and full-time students – 2 debts, full-time students – 3 debts.

No, for students who receive scholarships and go on academic leave, the scholarship payment is suspended from the following month, when the faculty dean or academies the chancellor issues an academic leave order.

However, you may receive a scholarship after returning from academic leave if you meet the criteria for the scholarship in the current semester and do not pay for the period for which the scholarship was already paid before you went on academic leave.

Before the beginning of the semester, must submit a request to the dean of the faculty or the chancellor of the academy to return toacademic vacation.

If you do not return or do not return on time from academic leave, you will be removed from the student rolls one month after the scheduled return date. If you are on academic leave, you can stop your studies at will only before the end of the academic leave period. 

The following may be removed from the student lists and the study contract terminated:

  •     at the student's request;
  •     for lack of progress, if you have received three or more debts in different subjects, ie the final grades of the subject are lower than 5;
  •     failing to pay for studies on time according to the Rector's approved description of the procedure for concluding contracts, paying and returning fees and fees for studies;
  •     not registered for semester subjects or the required minimum;
  •     not returning from academic leave;
  •     did not defend or did not defend the thesis;
  •     after the expiration of the contract;
  •     for failure to fulfill the terms of the contract;
  •     for violation of the University Statute, internal order.

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A, B things

It is recommended to take the compulsory subjects of group A during the first four semesters, that is, two years of study. 

Must choose at least one study subject out of all four subgroups of study areas (at least 16 credits), without choosing a subject that is in the same field of study as the study program you are studying. You need to choose one subject from the following subgroups of study areas:

  1. Natural, technological and agricultural sciences;
  2. Humanities;
  3. Social sciences;
  4. Arts.

For example, if you are studying the study program of Lithuanian Philology and Publishing, you cannot choose the Group A subject "Literature" of the same field of study.

However, depending on the degree program, exceptions may apply. If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail akademai@vdusa.lt

From the sub-group of foreign languages, which consists of compulsory subjects of English and other foreign languages taught at the university, must choose a minimum of 12 credits and a maximum of 24 credits. 

You must choose the level of English according to the following rules:

  1. who started studying English from a higher level than A1, must reach the C1 level of academic English;
  2. having started studying English from level A1, must reach level B2 of academic English;

having C1 level competences in academic English, you must to study a higher level of English or other foreign languages, the volume of which is not less than 12 credits, but no more than 24 credits.

The level of learning English is determined by the results of the English language test passed at the Institute of Foreign Languages (UKI) and the English language evaluations in the school leaving certificate. You can skip the English placement test if you score 90 percent or more in the English VBE. You will then study English by choosing any C1 or C1/C2 level English subject. Competence at level C1 is credited to students who have submitted documents certifying competence at level C1 (standardized English language tests or certificates of education in English). 

Yes, after starting university studies and having academic English C1 level competences, you must study a higher level of English or other foreign languages with a volume of at least 12 credits but no more than 24 credits.

Examples of options:

  1. If you have passed the English language test and its competences correspond to level A1, you will have to reach level B2 of academic English, which means you will have to study levels A1, A2, B1, B2.
  2. If you have passed the English language test and its competences correspond to the B1 level, you will have to reach the C1 level of academic English, which means that you must choose the B1, B2 and C1 levels of English.
  3. If you passed the state English language exam with 90 percent or more, you can take the test and get credit for C1 level and study any language at least 2 levels, if you didn't get credit, you can study C1 level English and any other foreign language.

The remaining free credits can be used to choose English language studies above C1 level, other foreign language studies or freely optional study subjects (group B subjects).

Group B – alternative introductory subjects of study areas taught in a study program other than the one studied by the student. Credits for this group (16 credits) can be used to freely choose study subjects not only from B but also from A group. The list of subjects is published every academic year.

For example, if you are studying the study program of Lithuanian Philology and Publishing, you cannot choose the same field of study, group A subject "Literature" and group B subject "Fundamentals of Contemporary Linguistics".

However, depending on the degree program, exceptions may apply. If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail akademai@vdusa.lt.

Yes, you may not choose a single subject from the list of subjects in group B, but instead you may choose other freely chosen subjects outside the study program. If you are studying in a parallel or Academia cum laude individual study program, you can use the credits allocated to group B to study study program subjects, i.e. the place of group B subjects in the study plan will be taken by the subjects and credits of the parallel or individual study program.

You must study the computer literacy study subject (4 credits) if:

  1. does not have an ECDL (European Computer User) certificate,
  2. you have not passed the information technology state matriculation exam with a positive score,
  3. you have not taken or failed the computer literacy test organized by the university.

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Concurrent studies

You can choose your side studies freely, you can start from any semester, taking into account the possibilities of completing them on time.

In order to choose additional studies, you must submit an application to the dean(s) of the faculty where you are studying or to the chancellor(s) of the academy. The application must be submitted no later than before the start of registration for the study subjects of the next semester.

Can freely choose side studies from the list of side study programs offered during the academic academic year, not necessarily from their faculty or academy.

Yes, you can, but you can study one selected parallel study program for free, and you can study the second and more parallel study program modules as a student by paying for your studies. 

Concurrent studies may be discontinued after the end of the first semester. In order to discontinue parallel studies, you must submit a reasoned request to the dean(s) of your faculty or the chancellor(s) of the academy. You will be removed from parallel studies by order of the Rector, at the request of the dean or the chancellor.

Debts can be waived, but debts from related subjects are not canceled and must be remedied by re-studying the same subject or choosing any other subject from the university's list of liberal arts subjects and paying the prescribed fee according to the fees for studies approved by the Rector payment and return procedure.

After stopping the parallel studies and in order to resume them, you must write a request to the dean(s) or the chancellor(s) of the faculty where you are studying and to extend the studies of the same parallel study program free of charge.

After stopping the parallel studies and in order to study another parallel study program, you must pay for the credits of the newly chosen parallel study program, which you have already used in the interrupted parallel study program.

The subjects of parallel studies are counted towards the overall average of the semester.

According to the procedure from 2017 The credits of the associate studies program count towards the total number of study credits. The volume of parallel studies is 40 or 60 credits. As the main study program, university liberal arts study subjects can be counted as subjects of the parallel study program. A student who has freely chosen to study additional studies uses the credits allocated to university liberal arts group B study subjects for these studies.

If parallel studies are designed in the study program, i.e. planned and specified in the study programs (including pedagogy parallel studies for obtaining a teacher's qualification), 60 credits are allocated to them. If the study program does not provide for side studies and students choose side studies outside of the study program, the scope of such studies is no more than 40 credits.

No, upon completion of associate studies, a certificate of associate studies is issued.

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Credits

During the semester, you must choose study subjects with a credit volume of at least 24 and no more than 36 credits.

The recommended amount of credits in one year is 60 credits.

You can exceed the limit of 36 credits if you study in parallel or individual studies. However, the volume of study subjects per semester cannot exceed 42 credits. An application to the dean's office must be made for exceeding credits.

If you register for less than the allowed number of credits (24 credits) or if you do not register for study subjects at all, you will be removed from the student list and your study contract will be terminated. A lower number of credits can only be taken for objective reasons, with the permission of the dean of the faculty or the chancellor of the academy.

The cost of the credit is calculated depending on the cost of the study program, so this question can be answered by the faculty where you study or the administration of the academy.

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Tuition fees

After enrolling in a place not financed by the state, you must pay for the autumn semester of studies by September 30, and for the spring semester of studies, you must pay by February 28.

Yes, it is possible to pay for studies in installments. Students of non-state-funded studies must pay 50 % tuition fees for the autumn semester by September 10, the remaining 50 % - by November 10. Students of non-state-funded studies must pay 50 % tuition fees for the spring semester by February 10, the remaining 50 % - by April 10.

You can pay for your studies by logging in to Student portal, after specifying the amount you want to pay in the "Taxes" section, you will automatically be directed to UAB "Payseros" payment environment, where you have chosen the desired bank institution, payment intermediary or selected the available bank card and after connecting to the bank account, you will be able to pay the specified amount immediately. The tax offset will be visible immediately (when paying through a payment intermediary - up to 1 working day) after payment, after returning to Student portal

Yes, other people (for example, parents, guardians) can do this. In this case, after logging in to your Student portal, after specifying the amount you want to pay in the "Taxes" section, you will be automatically directed to the UAB "Payseros" payment environment, where you need to select the "Other payment system" option and choose the desired tax payment intermediary from the ones offered. The generated tax must be printed or saved and sent to the person who will pay the tax for it. Tax offset In the student portal will be visible up to 1 business day after the payment date.

If it happens that the tuition fee will be paid by a legal entity (for example, a company), then you will need to contact the responsible person in the University Finance Department, e-mail by mail vilma.aleksandraviciene@vdu.lt.

You will receive a warning letter from the foundation when you discontinue your studies. From that day, within three years, you will have to hand in your study basket. 

Upon termination of studies or expulsion from the university, 50 percent of the annual tuition fee for the current academic year must be returned, no higher than the standard tuition fee approved by the Minister of Education and Science, but no more than:

  • 30 BSI sizes (1 BSI = 55 Eur) – for persons who have studied bachelor's programs.
  • 50 BSI sizes – for individuals who have studied master's programs or non-degree education study programs aimed at obtaining a teacher's qualification.
  • 70 BSI sizes – for individuals who have studied doctoral programs (including postgraduate studies in art) or non-degree residency study programs in the relevant field.

Reimbursement of the tuition fee is granted to students studying or having studied in the first cycle of studies and integrated study programs. The cost of the actually paid study fees or part thereof is compensated with the funds of the state budget. The university compiles and submits by October 20 of the current year For the state study fund a list of students and graduates who are entitled to reimbursement of the price paid for their studies.

Persons to whom reimbursement of the price paid for studies is intended, State study fund informs by sending a message to the individual's e-mail address specified by the university:

More information: https://www.vdu.lt/lt/vdu-studentams/finansine-parama/kita-parama/

If at least two persons:

  •     have the same best weighted averages, priority in the order of the list is given to the person who completed the relevant period of study at a place of study not financed by the state, whose specialty subjects have a higher weighted average.
  •     have the same best weighted averages in the specialty subjects, priority in the order of the list is given to the person who completed the relevant period of study at a place of study not financed by the state, and who has more significant academic (scientific or artistic) achievements during this period.
  •     whose academic (scientific or artistic) achievements in the field of the studied profession are equivalent and these persons have the same best averages in the specialty subjects, then priority in the order of the list is given to those persons who participated more actively in the activities of the University during the relevant period.

The tuition fees change every year. The university's 2023/2024 mm annual first cycle and integrated study prices:

https://www.vdu.lt/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2023-m.-VDU-I-pakopos-studiju-kainos-_naujas.pdf

Yes, the state study fund administers the granting and disbursement of state-sponsored loans to the student. This type of loan with a guarantee is provided from credit funds and is granted in several cases:

  •     to pay tuition fees (for the academic year or semester);
  •     for living expenses;
  •     to pay for partial studies in accordance with international agreements.

In order to receive a state-sponsored loan, you need to fill out an application-form, which can be found on the website of the state study fund. The state loan must be repaid no more than 2 years after the completion or termination of the studies for which the loan was obtained or the borrower's removal from the student list. The loan is repaid with interest. Borrowers must start paying interest no later than 2 years after the date of graduation or termination of studies. Interest is calculated on the unpaid part of the state loan and must be paid together with the repaid part of the state loan. The interest rate is 5 percent. More information: https://vsf.lrv.lt/.

After receiving a state-sponsored loan, you must start repaying it no later than one year after graduation. The loan repayment period is 15 years.

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Rotation

This is the exchange (rotation) of students from/to state-funded places/non-state-funded places.

The rotation takes place before the beginning of the fall semester, at the end of the summer. The evaluation period is one academic year of study. 

A student whose first-cycle and integrated studies are state-financed, after the end of the year of study, retains state funding for studies, if his/her study achievements correspond to the requirements of a good student's studies established in the Law on Science and Studies of the Republic of Lithuania achievement criterion, i.e. if he/she has no academic debts, has fulfilled all the requirements of the study program during the evaluation period and has reached an excellent or typical level of study achievement. 

A student who has academic debts or whose study achievements meet the threshold level loses state funding for studies. A student who has lost state funding must pay for his/her studies the tuition fee set in the student admission rules approved by the university in the year of admission, and the vacant state-funded study place is best taken in the same field of study, in the same course and according to a student studying the same form of study at a place not financed by the state, meeting the criteria for good learning.

For more information, see the description of the rotation order: https://www.vdu.lt/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Rotacijos-tvarka.pdf

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Registration for subjects

Registration for the study subjects of the next semester is carried out on the Student Portal (www.studentas.vdu.lt). Registration is only possible electronically. Above you will find the section "Registration" and the sub-section "Study subjects". Then you select "Subscribe to subjects" and enter the name of the required subject or its code.

Registration of first, second-cycle, integral, professional studies and visiting students for the study subjects of the fall semester of 2023/2024 mm will take place on August 25-29, except for the first cycle and integrated studies of the first year of studyteeth Registration for subjects will take place for them on August 31.

The second - final - stage of registration for study subjects will take place on September 2-5, when it will be possible to refine the registration of study subjects: remove yourself from the subjects you don't want to study and enroll in lectures, seminars, laboratory work, where there are still available places.

You can find the academic calendar of the school year herehttps://www.vdu.lt/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/2023-2024-akademinis-rektoratui-projektas-skelbimui.pdf

Yes, you need to register yourself for special (Group C) subjects. Registration is ongoing In the student portal.

Yes, if the study subject includes not only lectures, but also seminars, laboratory work and exercises, you must register for all classes of the study subject. Registration is ongoing In the student portal.

You must check whether you entered the name and type of subject correctly (lecture, seminar, exercise, laboratory work, term paper, practice, etc.). If you still can't find a subject, you can try searching by the teacher's last name (it can be found under the study subject, in the study schedule).

Yes, you need to register for the coursework yourself.

No, students are registered for bachelor's and master's theses by department supervisors.

In the student portal can find the schedule of your study subjects. (Registration - study subjects - review of written subjects).

No, you can't. Registering for study subjects and canceling registration is possible only after the person has logged in In the student portal. If you do not register for subjects, you do not have the right to take mid-term assessments and exams, and if you do not register for the minimum number of semester credits, you will receive a warning by e-mail, and after the first month of the semester, the student will be removed from the student list.

You can, if you have free credits and you are not interested in Group B subjects. However, group C subjects must be from a different (than the student's) study program.

Yes, you need to register for the subject yourself, in the semester when it will be taught. You will have to pay for it. Registration for subjects takes place on the Student portal (www.studentas.vdu.lt).

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Exams and colloquiums

If you fail the exam (getting an exam grade lower than 5) or fail to attend the exam for a valid reason, you have the right to retake the exam once. Replay is free.

If you receive a negative assessment of the colloquium (less than 5), or if you do not attend the colloquium for a valid reason, you can retake it once free of charge, but no later than within 3 weeks of the settlement. If several colloquiums are planned for the study subject, only one with the highest weight can be retaken.

If you fail to attend an exam or other settlement without an important justifiable reason, or if you act dishonestly during the settlement, the exam or other settlement cannot be rescheduled or held at another time.

If you fail the exam, you have the right to retake it once for free. If, after retaking the exam, the final grade of the subject is lower than 5, you will receive a debt for the study subject and will have to repeat the studies of that subject, paying the price of credits determined by the Rector's order. 

The retaking of exams is organized by the relevant departments after the end of the exam session, at the time specified in the academic calendar. Departments publish the schedule of retaken exams on the Student Portal (studentas.vdu.lt), on the notice boards of faculties and departments or equivalent units no later than two days before the retake date of the exam.

In order to postpone (delay) the exam session, the student must contact the dean(s) of his/her faculty or the chancellor(s) of the academy - they decide whether the session can be postponed. The exam session can be postponed: no later than March 1 in the fall semester, no later than August 31 in the spring semester. If you want to delay the exam session for an even longer time, it is decided by the vice-rector of studies. It is not possible to advance the exam session.

In such a case, you should contact the dean of your faculty or the chancellor of the academy and ask to postpone one exam.

If you were unable to attend the exam(s) during the session due to important justifiable reasons, the dean of the faculty or the chancellor of the academy may postpone the taking of those exams by decree: in the fall semester no later than March 1, in the spring semester no later than as of August 31 The student or his/her authorized persons must inform about the reasons for absence before the end of the exam session. You must submit a reasoned request with supporting documents to the dean(s) or the chancellor(s) of the academy for permission to take the exam at another time, within two working days after the reasons why you could not attend disappear.

A doctor's note is an official document justifying a missed exam.

If you do not agree with the teacher's assessment, you can submit an appeal request to the dean(s) of the faculty where you are studying or to the chancellor(s) of the academy, following the Rector's approved awith a description of the procedure for examining appeals.

Has the right to file an appeal regarding evaluations of study results and violations of billing procedures.

You have the right to submit an appeal within 5 working days after the evaluation is published on the Student Portal (studentas.vdu.lt).

Academic debt is received when the final grade of the subject is unsatisfactory (4 or less) after retaking the exam (with the exception of VMU Faculty of Law students, they receive academic debt when a satisfactory grade is not obtained from the Law field exam, i.e. 5.). Also for dishonest behavior during any settlement where a final grade of 0 (zero) is recorded in the study result sheet. In such a case, the student or listener does not participate in other settlements of the study subject, the study of the subject is suspended, and the academic debt is credited.

You have to pay for repeating an uncredited subject, the price is determined by the dean's office or the department. It depends on the number of credits, the student's year of enrollment and which study program the uncredited subject belongs to. Payment must be made before re-learning the subject.

You will be removed from the student list and the study contract will be terminated:

  •     at the student's request;
  •     for lack of progress, if he/she has received three or more credits from different subjects, that is, the final grades of the subject are grades lower than 5 (five);
  •     failing to pay for studies on time according to the Rector's approved description of the procedure for concluding contracts, paying and returning fees and fees for studies;
  •     not registered for semester subjects or the required minimum;
  •     not returning from academic leave;
  •     did not defend or did not defend the thesis;
  •     after the expiration of the contract;
  •     for failure to fulfill the terms of the contract;
  •     for violation of the University Statute, internal order.

Yes. When repeating a study subject, previously achieved study results can be credited. When repeating a study subject, you can choose whether you will repeat the entire subject and pay the full tuition fee for the subject being repeated, or whether you will take into account the positive study results of the interim assessments achieved before and repeat only those parts of the subject whose achievements were evaluated negatively. In this case, only parts of the repeated study subject were studied, except in cases where dishonest behavior of the student was recorded. In order to offset positively graded interim payments, a request must be made to the dean(s) of the faculty or the chancellor(s) of the academy, indicating which parts you want to offset.

Yes, during the academic holidays, you can repeat individual subjects from which you had debts, paying for the repetition according to the scope of the studied subjects in credits.

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Dormitories

  1. To conclude a Study Agreement; 
  2. Reserve a residence in a dormitory by selecting it from the list of available vacancies on the Student Portal (studentas.vdu.lt) in the section "Dormitories";
  3. To the specified e-mail mailbox to receive confirmation of the reservation (assignment) of the chosen place of residence;
  4. No later than within 5 working days, on the student portal (studentas.vdu.lt) conclude an accommodation contract;
  5. When the place of residence is assigned for the entire period of study, you must move into the assigned place of residence in the dormitory within the deadline set by the Department of Student Affairs (SRD); 
  6. When the place of residence is assigned for the current academic year, it is necessary to move into the assigned place of residence in the dormitory within 5 working days from the date of assignment of the place of residence.
  • For students who have been assigned guardianship (care) until they reach the age of majority according to the procedure established by law, or whose parents (they have only one parent) are dead;
  • For students with individual needs (if these students need the help of an accompanying person, with the permission of the Director of the Department of Student Affairs, the persons accompanying the student can live in the Dormitory);
  • For students from families with 3 or more children, if they are no older than 25 years old;
  • For students whose one parent is dead;
  • For students from families who have declared their place of residence further from the boundaries of Kaunas city municipality.

If the accommodation contract is concluded for a period longer than 2 months, the fee for the current month must be paid by the 15th calendar day of the current month.

If the contract is concluded for a period of less than 2 months (inclusive), the assigned fee for the entire period of accommodation must be paid within 1 day from the day of settling in the place of residence

If you pay the taxes yourself:

  1. Join your studentas.vdu.lt portal;
  2. Find a section "Taxes" and specify the amount you want to pay;
  3. The system will automatically direct you to the UAB Payseros payment environment, where you can immediately pay the amount specified by your VDU after choosing your existing card or banking institution and connecting to the bank.

The tax offset will be visible immediately after the payment when returning back to studentas.vdu.lt environment or by reconnecting to studentas.vdu.lt systems.

If another natural person pays taxes for you (e.g. father, mother, etc.):

  1. Join your studentas.vdu.lt portal;
  2. Find a section "Taxes" and specify the amount you want to pay;
  3. The system will automatically direct you to UAB "Payseros" payment environment, where you need to select the "Other payment system" option and select the desired tax payment intermediary from those offered. 
  4. Print or save the generated tax and send it to the person who will pay the tax for you. 

Tax offset studentas.vdu.lt will be visible in the system up to 1 business day after the payment date. 

If another legal entity (e.g. company, organization, etc.) pays taxes for you:

Regarding the payment of assigned fees, before paying them, you need to contact the responsible employee of the VDU Finance Department by e-mail. Mr. vilma.aleksandraviciene@vdu.lt

Every semester, the Department of Student Affairs (SRD) organizes a competition for tax benefits for those living in university dormitories.

Dormitory fee relief can be obtained taking into account:

  • social (material) position;
  • the average of the subjects studied in the last session, after evaluating the credits (for first-year students - entrance competitive score), which must be at least 8 points;
  • dormitory and room type, where you live (IMPORTANT: no discount is granted to students living in a single dormitory room).

When claiming to receive tax benefits through a tender, you must fill out the application electronically on the VDU Student Portal, which is published during the tender, as well as adding documents about social situation of the student and other documents that influence the receipt of tax relief.

You can find more information about benefits and the procedure for granting them here - Vytautas Magnus University description of the procedure for providing tax benefits and awarding compensations.

All information about the dormitories can also be found on the websitehttps://apgyvendinimas.vdu.lt/.

If you have more questions, please contact us by e-mail. by post soc@vdusa.lt

Emotional support

VMU Psychology Clinic provides the following free professional consultations:

  • Individual, for university students who are experiencing various psychological difficulties, they are provided live or electronically. In order to receive these consultations, it is necessary to register in advance by e-mail: psikologijos.klinika@vdu.lt. 
  • Psychological counseling for couples, for couples where at least one member is a university student. You can apply for these consultations only if both members of the couple agree to the consultation. It is necessary to register for consultations in advance. Registration for consultations takes place by e-mail: psikologijos.klinika@vdu.lt
  • Psychological consultations on work and career issues, intended for all members of the university community who are facing difficulties at work or shaping their career path. Pre-registration by e-mail: psikologijos.klinika@vdu.lt is required
  • Psychological support groups, for students experiencing difficult emotions. Pre-registration is required by e-mail: justina.slavinskienė@vdu.lt (https://psichologijosklinika.vdu.lt/subject/psichologines-paramos-grupes/)
  • Self-help program, intended for students who are facing difficulties or who want to change something in their lives, a computer lab is offered "Personal Change Program".

Clinic of Psychology is located at the Faculty of Social Sciences of VMU, Jonavos st. 66, Kaunas, in auditoriums 326 and 327. Before arriving, we invite you to familiarize yourself with informed consent form, which contains information about the counseling process.

Pastoral care:

  • Academic tutoring helps take care of spiritual needs. Pastoral care offers a wide selection of activities: it is possible to talk about God in a scientific and academic perspective, thus opening up the opportunity to get to know Christ anew and more deeply, to cultivate Christian decisiveness and responsibility, to encourage students for mature friendship, accepting everyone as he is.

Academic pastoral care is located at the Faculty of Political Sciences and Diplomacy, V. Putvinskio Street 23-104, Kaunas. You can also follow VDU's pastoral activities in virtual space. information about their activities can be found on the VDU academic pastoral care Facebook account: VDU academic pastoral care, or contact sielovada.vdu@gmail.com, sielovada@vdu.lt

All members of the university community (teachers, administrative staff, students) who are experiencing emotional experiences and cannot find answers to the questions can apply. The first 5 consultations or classes for members of the university community are free does not cost According to the consent form, students under the age of 18 who wish to receive psychological help must have a consent form from their parents or guardians.

If you have more questions, please contact us by e-mail. by post soc@vdusa.lt

Scholarships and benefits

Eligible for the following scholarships:

  1. Incentive scholarship;
  2. Social scholarship;
  3. Mobility grant;
  4. One-time scholarships;
  5. Scholarships for doctoral students;
  6. university rector's scholarship;
  7. Target scholarship;
  8. Foreign Lithuanian scholarship;
  9. Scholarships established by patrons of the University.

You can find more about scholarships here:

  • In the first semester of the first degree of study, for students of permanent, continuous study forms and integrated studies, whose competitive entrance score is greater than or equal to 8,500.
  • In the second to fifth study semesters, the first cycle of studies is for permanent, full-time study forms and integral study students whose competitive entrance score is greater than or equal to 8,000.
  • For students of second cycle studies, permanent study forms and professional studies, whose competitive entrance score is equal to 10,000 points.
  • For students of the first cycle of permanent studies and integrated studies with an average of 10,000 points in the last session.
  • For students of the second cycle of permanent studies and professional studies, whose average of the last session is 10,000 points and who are actively involved in scientific or artistic activities related to the studied study program. 
  • Incentive scholarships for students of the first, second and professional studies of the continuous study forms of the Education and Agricultural Academies.

Incentive scholarships are awarded twice a year and paid once a month:

  • in the autumn semester - from September 1. until January 31
  • in the spring semester - from February 1. until June 30

Yes, the following incentive scholarships are awarded to first-year, first-semester students:

  • Incentive scholarships in the amount of 2 BSI (1 BSI = EUR 55) with a competitive entrance score greater than or equal to 8.500 (eight and a half) points, except for those students who have been awarded a university study scholarship to cover the cost of studies . 
  • Incentive scholarships in the amount of 1.3 BSI (1 BSI = EUR 55) are awarded to students of the first semester of full-time studies at the Academies of Education and Agriculture, whose competitive entrance score in the first stage of study is greater than or equal to 8,500 (eight and a half), in the second cycle of studies and professional studies - 10,000 (ten) points, except for those students who were awarded a university scholarship to cover the tuition fee.

You can find out whether you have received an incentive scholarship by visiting the Student portal (www.studentas.vdu.lt), selecting the section Studies -> Orders.

If you are awarded an incentive scholarship, you do not need to apply anywhere, the most important thing is that the bank account details are entered in studentas.vdu.lt portal. 

For students going to study at foreign universities under study exchange programs, an incentive scholarship is awarded for the first semester of study in a competitive manner based on the average of the study results of the last session at the university. 

For students who have returned from studies under the study exchange program, the incentive scholarship is awarded in a competitive manner based on the results of the last semester of study at a foreign university and is paid from the date of crediting of these results at the university in the following order:

  • from the first day of the current month, if the student's study results of the last semester at a foreign university are credited to the university until the 15th day of the current month;
  • from the first day of the next calendar month, if the student's study results of the last semester at a foreign university are credited after the 15th day of the current month.

The targeted scholarship can be awarded in accordance with the procedure regulated by the documents of programs financed by EU structural and other funds. For more information on the awarding of targeted scholarships, please contact the academic departments. List of academic departments: https://www.vdu.lt/lt/akademiniai-padaliniai/.

A social grant in the amount of 6.5 BSI (basic social allowance) per month can be received by all students of the first, second, third cycle, integral and professional studies of higher education institutions who meet the criteria at the time of the application for the social grant ) at least one of the following criteria:

  1. are one of the persons living together or persons living alone who have the right to receive or are receiving social allowance according to the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Monetary Social Support for Indigent Residents;
  2. has a 45 percent or lower level of work capacity or a severe or moderate level of disability in accordance with the procedure established by legislation;
  3. are not older than 25 years old and have been assigned guardianship (care) until they reach adulthood according to the procedure established by law, or their parents (only parents) are dead.

Social scholarships are awarded by the State Study Fund. The application must be completed each semester HERE. Online banking is required to log in.

The University provides the following tax benefits to students:

  • Tuition fee relief, which can be granted to university students with a difficult social situation and subjects studied in the last session, after evaluating the credits, the average (for first-year students - entrance competitive score) is at least 8 points.
  • Accommodation tax relief, which can be granted depending on the student's social status, residence in the dormitory and subjects studied in the last session, after evaluating the credits, the average (for first-year students - entrance competitive score) is at least 8 points .

More detailed information on tax benefits: https://www.vdu.lt/lt/studijos/studiju-salygos-ir-aplinka/stipendijos-ir-parama/mokestines-lengvatos/

The concession may be awarded through a tender or non-tender process.

Allowances, which are awarded without tendering, are awarded in coordination with the president of the university's Student Representative Office and the director of the Student Affairs Department, in the following cases:

  • for achievements in scientific, artistic, creative, sports activities and/or active participation in social activities of the university.
  • at the student's request, through the mediation of the head of the relevant department, funds available from the university department.
  • for students without academic debts whose main place of work is the university, taking into account the reasoned request of the employee, through the mediation of the head of the relevant department.
  • for students arriving under international programs and projects and bilateral inter-institutional agreements.

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Career

  • You can consult directly at the Career Center (K. Donelaičio st. 52-108, Kaunas) or remotely (questions for consultation are sent by e-mail: karria@vdu.lt). Pre-registration is required for consultation.

    More information: http://karjera.vdu.lt/

All university students can consult on various career issues for free. 

  • career matters;
  • assistance in preparing a resume (CV), cover letter;
  • assistance in preparing for a job interview, internship or volunteering;
  • various career planning events: practical seminars, lectures, meetings with employers, Career Days, etc.;
  • familiarize yourself with volunteering and mentoring opportunities at the university;
  • offers for internships, volunteering and jobs.

If you have more questions, please contact us by e-mail. by post soc@vdusa.lt

Individual needs

Many university facilities are fully or partially adapted for students with mobility disabilities:

    • The external door to the main VDU building is automated;
    • VDU buildings are equipped with special elevators or wide elevators with audible announcements;
    • Auditoriums are equipped with special places for people in wheelchairs; 
    • There are parking spaces near the university building.

During registration for studies, you have the opportunity to create a study schedule that suits you personally, taking into account your individual needs.

In the departments of the university library located in various buildings of the university, you can find spaces equipped with special workplaces for students with individual needs. More information about the equipment in the libraries can be found here here.

Yes, you have to re-apply every semester to get them. The following scholarships and benefits are awarded:

  • Social scholarships - a scholarship in the amount of 6.5 BSI (1 BSI = 55 EUR) can be received by all students of the first, second, third cycle, integral and professional studies of higher education institutions. More information: https://vsf.lrv.lt/lt/studentams/soc-stipendijos 
  • Targeted payments - a benefit that can be received by students of higher education institutions operating in Lithuania and branches of foreign higher education institutions with disabilities.

More information:

https://vsf.lrv.lt/lt/projektas-studiju-prieinamumo-didinimas-studentams-turintiems-negalia/tikslines 

In addition to the social grant and targeted allowance, a student with individual needs can receive a monthly special needs allowance from the Department of Disability Affairs. All disabled people can receive this benefit, even if their working capacity is higher than 45 percent.

Yes, you can get a state-supported loan if you have a working capacity of 45 percent or less. 

There are 3 types of state-sponsored loans: 

  • Loan to pay the tuition fee;
  • Loan for living expenses;
  • Loan for partial studies according to international (interagency) agreements.

Most often, students with individual needs receive a loan to pay the tuition fee and/or a loan to cover living expenses. If the application is completed in the September semester, the loan to pay the tuition fee can be granted to pay the fee for the entire academic year. In order to pay for the spring semester, a certificate of student status must be submitted to the bank and the remaining amount of the tuition fee is transferred to the university. If the application is completed in the spring, in this case it is possible to get a loan only to pay the tuition fee of the spring semester and only half of the maximum loan to cover living expenses. Applications - forms are filled out anew every academic year. 

More information: https://vsf.lrv.lt/lt/studentams/vrpaskolos

With a working capacity of 45 percent or less, you can get a state-sponsored loan to pay the tuition fee and/or cover living expenses. The State Study Fund can waive its return once. 

With individual needs, you may be exempted from repaying the loan if you have successfully completed your studies. For example, if you took out a loan while studying for a bachelor's degree, the loan can only be forgiven when you get your bachelor's degree. If a borrower(s) with a 45 percent or lower employability rate drops out or is expelled from a postsecondary institution, he/she or his/her representative is eligible apply to the commission established by order of the Fund's director and request exemption from the repayment of all or part of the state-sponsored loan. 

A student who has already been exempted from loan repayment can apply to the university and request a tuition fee discount. The tender for receiving tax benefits is announced publicly in the official on the university's website at the beginning of each study semester for the current study semester. The student must submit the form prescribed by the Department of Student Affairs by e-mail. the application (questionnaire) that is published during the tender and submit the necessary documents together with it.

More information about State-supported loans:

http://vsf.lrv.lt/lt/studentams/vrpaskolos 

More information about study benefits:

https://www.vdu.lt/lt/vdu-jums/vdu-studentams/finansine-parama/mokestines-lengvatos/ https://www.vdu.lt/lt/konkursas-studiju-ir-apgyvendinimo-mokesciu-lengvatoms-gauti/

Yes, the university makes it possible to use the dedicated teaching/educational tools and facilities, so that later students with individual needs can take care of the materials needed for their studies.

Only a few university dormitories are adapted for students with mobility disabilities:

  • VDU dormitory no. 1 "Taika" (Address: Taikos pr. 119, Kaunas) and VDU dormitory no. 6 (Address: A. Vivulskio g. 36, Vilnius) is adapted for persons with mobility disabilities. On the first floor of the dormitory, there are 4 rooms adapted to meet the special needs of students. There is an adapted entrance to the dormitory for students with mobility impairments, i.e. there is a ramp. Reconstructed elevators allow students with disabilities access to all (except the laundry room) common areas located in the twelve-story dormitory.
  • VDU dormitory no. 2 "Baltija" (Address: Vytauto pr. 71, Kaunas) and VDU dormitory no. 5 (Address: Universiteteto g. 8, Akademia, Kaunas district) Dormitories are adapted for students with mobility disabilities. There is a ramp at the entrance to the dormitory, there are disabled rooms, toilets and showers on the second floor. Wide elevators allow disabled students access to all common areas.
  • All other VDU dormitories are suitable for resident(s) with mild or moderate physical disabilities (for example, those with diabetes, lupus, epilepsy, etc.). Unnamed dormitories are not adapted for students with mobility disabilities.

You can read more about university dormitories: https://apgyvendinimas.vdu.lt/bendrabuciai/vdu-bendrabutis-nr-1/

Students with individual needs living in a university dormitory and accompanying persons living with them can receive a 25, 50, 75 or 100 percent accommodation fee discount per semester. Students living in a single dormitory room are not exempted from the accommodation fee. Students applying for tax benefits through a tender must submit the form prescribed by the Department of Student Affairs by e-mail. the application (questionnaire) that is published during the competition in the official on the university website. 

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Yes, students with individual needs are not only able participate in the competition and be selected to go to Erasmus+ studies or practice abroad, but have the opportunity to receive additional funding, which will cover expenses incurred in connection with individual or special needs, during Erasmus+ internships or studies abroad. 

About additional support for the disabled: https://erasmus-plius.lt/programa/papildoma-parama-aukstojo-mokslo-studentams/ 

More information: https://www.smpf.lt/lt/ or by contacting VDU Department of International Relationsoh

Yes, to centrally help solve various problems in the university that students studying at the university with individual needs are faced by a responsible person of the university working Department of Student Affairs in the field of students with disabilities.

Head of Disability Affairs coordinator Miglė Janušauskaitė

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Free time

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