Every year nearly 700 international non-degree students study at Vilnius University. The term "international student" is applied to those students who have completed their prior education in any other country but Lithuania.
International students who come for a period of study to Vilnius University fall into two categories: exchange and free mover students.
An exchange student is a student who is admitted to Vilnius University under the auspices of one or another exchange programme or bilateral agreement.
A free mover is a student whose home university has no cooperation contacts with VU and who arranges his/her studies himself at Vilnius University. Free movers are expected to cover the tuition fees.