Vytautas Magnus University
Kaunas, Lithuania

Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), established in 1922 (re-established in 1989) is one of the most liberal and modern universities in Lithuania, having liberal studies policy, seeking and establishing successful international relations with other universities all over the world. It is an open university where traditions and innovations meet and complement each other.

VMU differs from other Lithuanian institutions which provide higher education by its modern conception of studies, based on the of Harvard University model. The university is unique in Lithuanian when it comes to the system of studies, openness to the world, dissemination of liberal thought and high quality of studies.

Kaunas is the center of Kaunas County and the second biggest city in Lithuania with the population of more than 415,700 and the area of 156 sq. km. It was founded in the 12th century and owes its existence to its favorable geographic position. Kaunas is situated in the center of Lithuania, at the confluence of the two biggest rivers the Nemunas and the Neris, 100 km from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius and 250 km from the port city Klaipeda.

For years Kaunas has been a major center of nation's spiritual resistance and struggle for national identity. For twenty years Kaunas was a provisional capital of Lithuania. The spirit of activity and movement prevails in Kaunas today. Kaunas enjoys a remarkable Old Town which is a concentration of ancient architectural monuments: the remnants of the 13th century Castle, the Cathedral, the Jesuit and ST. Trinity Churches as well as the Old Town Hall, nicknamed the "White Swan" for its charming architecture. The Old Town Hall Square, the most important architectural accent of the Old Town, is reminiscent of the Middle Ages with the early Gothic Vytautas Church and the late Gothic Perkunas House not far away.

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Estimated Monthly Living Expenses:

Housing - $300 to $600
Meals - $250 to $350
Personal Expenses - $400 to $500
Medical Insurance - $90 (one time only)

Courses Available:

Economics and Management, Humanities, Computer Sciences, Arts, Political Sciences and Sociology.(There might be other areas not listed on this website, please check with the Centre for Global Competency for other available courses) 

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