Vilniaus universitetas / VU

Founded in 1579

The oldest and largest Lithuanian higher education institution. Since its establishment in the 16th century, Vilnius University, as integral part of European science and culture has embodied the concept of a classical university and the unity of studies and research.

Vilnius University is an active participant in international scientific and academic activities and boasts many prominent scientists, professors and graduates. Scientific development and the expanding relations with global research centres have contributed to the variety of research and studies at Vilnius University.

With the support of social partners, the university educates globally–minded specialists who successfully integrate in the modern European community.

Useful info

  • Studying in Vilnius

    Lithuania is at a crossroad between west and east Europe, and throughout its complicated history has developed a unique culture, which encompasses both deep respect for traditions and robust wish to learn and innovate. Lithuania is a member of EU and NATO, and is among the most bilingual and educated nations in Europe, however costs of living here are lower than in western countries, which makes Lithuania great for tourism, education or business. Average-seized, cosy Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania. Vilnius is the heart of the country, the centre of science, economy, culture and politics. Vilnius has always been an international city – it seems like over hundreds of years half of Europe‘s nations have added their flavours to the melting pot. Such a rich history has resulted in a vibrant city full off culture and colours. The historical center of Vilnius, the Old Town, is one of the largest old towns in Eastern Europe and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. During the academic year, the city of Vilnius boasts about 63 000 students. The strong and visible presence of students in Vilnius gives the city a youth and modern feel, and creates an atmosphere of enthusiasm and optimism.
    The Official Gateway of Studies in Lithuania

    Faculties and research institutes of Vilnius University are scattered all over the city on eight academic campuses. The complex of Old Campus extends over a whole block of the Old Town. The construction of the University buildings was carried on over the centuries under the changing influences of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical styles. Bounded by four streets, the campus is composed of 13 buildings, some of them having multiple structures, the Church of St. John, and the belfry. At present the Rector’s Office, the Library, the Faculties of Philology, Philosophy, and History, as well as Institute of Foreign Languages and the Centre of Oriental Studies are situated there.
    Campus map.
  • Academic calendar

    2018-2019 academic year
                                                                               Autumn semester 
    Orientation days August 30 - September 5
    Lecture period     September 6 - December 23
    Christmas/Easter Holiday December 24 - January 1
    Exam days January 2 - 26
    Winter break/Summer break January 27 - February 3

    More information.
  • Accommodation

    Accommodation in Vilnius University dormitories is available only for Vilnius University students during the academic year (i.e. from September 1st until June 30th). Application for Accommodation must be submitted at least one month before the scheduled arrival.
    The contacts for accommodation are:
    Accommodation Officer
    Contact telephone number +370 5 268 7168

    More information about university accommodation is available here.

    Information on renting private accommodation:
  • Living costs

    Estimated average living expenses for a single person for one month in University residences
    Cost of living/ per month/ per person (EUR)  
    Accommodation at VU dormitories ~100
    Food 175
    Materials for studies 43
    Social/leisure 75
    Public transport 6
    Hygiene goods 30
    Other 60
    TOTAL 489
    Compare prices in Vilnius and your country (EUR)  
    A cup of regular coffee 2,00
    Photocopy (1 page) 0,05
    Bread (1 kg in a shop) 1,50
    Milk (1 litre) 1,00
    Day menu in café (soup, main dish, soft drink) 5,00
    Cinema ticket 5,50
    Book (popular book, hard cover) 12,00
  • Useful links

    International Relations Office                  
    Universiteto str. 3, room 242                                                                   

    Students‘ representation
    Vilnius University International Student Guide


  • Dr Gabija Grigaite Lecturer
  • Lina Urbaite NOHA Coordinator
  • Dr Gabija Grigaite Lecturer
  • Lina Urbaite NOHA Coordinator
  • Dr Gintare Pazereckaite Assistant Teacher
  • Dr Nika Bruskina Lecturer


Vilniaus universitetas / VU

Law Faculty
Science Center of International and European Union Law
Sauletekio ave. 9, 1st building
LT-10222 Vilnius

+370 (5) 236 6175

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Last updated: 5 February 2022

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