Open University for People with Disabilities

People with disabilities are welcome at Vilnius University as we strive to create an environment where students with disabilities can study without barriers, as well as provide good working conditions for employees with disabilities.

In our activities, we follow the strategy of the Open University for People with Disabilities, approved by the Senate in 2017. This is the first case among the Lithuanian higher education institutions when a long-term commitment to systematically work on equal opportunities for people with disabilities is made.

There is a Disability Affairs Coordinator at Vilnius University whose responsibilities include analysis and monitoring of the needs of the University community members with disabilities, organisation and coordination of reasonable adjustments to study process and working conditions and inclusion, and supervision and implementation of the strategy of the Open University for People with Disabilities.

  

Adjustments to the study process and financial support

For the information on financial support, adjustments to the study process and available assistive technology contact the staff from respective University units here.

 

Accessibility of Vilnius University for people with disabilities

VU Atviras neigaliesiems universitetasThe detailed and up-to-date information on the accessibility of Vilnius University units to people with limited mobility can be found on the respective unit's website and by contacting the unit's administration or Disability Affairs Coordinator.

We also invite you to learn about the project “Be slenksčių” (Without Thresholds) and its assessments with regard to the accessibility of some University units to the needs of people with limited mobility.

More on accessibility of the Central Building, Vilnius University Library and other units.

The University Library provides opportunities to use facilities and spaces accessible for people with limited mobility and for people with visual impairments. For more information visit the website of Vilnius University Library.

Information relevant to University staff with disabilities can be found on the Intranet.

You can also find short tutorials for lecturers on the intranet to better understand different types of disabilities as well as ways to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

 

Consultation and Support

Career and Academic Guidance

Student Affairs and Career Office at Vilnius University primarily assists students with regard to their successful integration into the study process and labour market as well as helps to develop students’ abilities to identify, analyse and independently solve problems that arise during their study process.

Various institutions and organisations of education, studies, business, etc., can also use the opportunity to receive professional guidance on study, career and job search.

 

Psychological Councelling

Psychological Counseling and Training Centre aims at integrating the practical application of psychology, teaching and scientific research. Vilnius University takes care of the psychological well-being of its community and constantly provides qualified psychological support. Here, experienced community psychologists can provide individual, group and family counselling services.

 

Studies and Disability

Vilnius University is open for students with disabilities. Read more in Studies and disability.

 

Financial Support

Vilnius University provides the following types of financial support to students: incentive scholarship, social scholarship, one-time social grant, one-time earmarked scholarship, nominal scholarship, as well as foreign student scholarship, PhD student scholarship and resident doctor scholarship. The procedure for granting these scholarships is determined by Vilnius University Scholarship Regulations. The University students can also apply for a loan to cover their tuition fee.

Vilnius University staff may receive support in the event of an accident or illness. 

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