Bilateral Agreements

Bilateral Agreements

Sukurta: 17 February 2015

Bilateral Agreement is an inter-institutional agreement between Vilnius University and partner institution to develop mutual activities, student exchange among them. It offers excellent opportunity for Vilnius University students to spend a semester or two in Australia, Canada, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Brazil, Russia, etc.

 

  • Bilateral Agreement guarantees tuition free studies at partner institution for one or two semesters;
  • Some agreements foresee financial support for exchange students, i.e. stipend and/or free accommodation;
  • There is a possibility to participate in the exchange several times. However, overall period spent on exchanges cannot exceed 4 semesters (BA students), 1-2 semesters (MA students).


Vilnius University has more than 200 bilateral agreements, but only around 70 agreements foresee student exchange. The majority of bilateral agreements with European higher education institutions are dedicated to administrative cooperation and staff exchange.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the coordinator:

Julius Pukelis

International Relations Office , Universiteto St. 3, Room 242

e-mail: , Tel. (8-5) 268 7156

 

Student selection procedure

 

Stage I. 

Students choose up to two partner universities in order of priority from the list below, discuss the proposed Learning Agreement, i.e. list of courses that they plan to study at partner Universities, with the Faculty coordinator and fill in the application form before indicated deadline:
1. Application form online Will open from September 1st till October 1st (included) for Spring semester or Academic year. Some universities have earlier deadlines!  
2. Learning Agreement (if you choose several institutions in the Application Form, separate LAs must be prepared for all institutions and confirmed by the Faculty coordinator, list of coordinators is here);
3. Transcript of Records (in English).

4. To apply for selected Universities Erasmus+ scholarship you only need to register through Bilateral Agreements application. 

 

Below you will find a list of partner Universities with which we have active student exchange agreements (the number in brackets indicates what semester exchange student quota we have for 2021/2022 Academic year)

 

CountryPartner UniversityBenefits
Armenia Eurasia International University (4) Free tuition and accommodation, monthly scholarship
Australia University of Melbourne (1) Free tuition (University factsheet), possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship 
Brasil 
Universidade Paulista (2)
 
Free tuition
Universidade Federal Fluminense (2) Free tuition
Universidade de Sao Paulo (2)  Free tuition (University factsheet
Canada Concordia University of Edmonton (2) Free tuition and accommodation
Czech Republic Charles University (2) Free tuition and possibly monthly scholarship 
Georgia Tbilisi State University (7) Free tuition and accommodation, monthly scholarship (Academic offer in English)
Hong Kong Hong Kong University (1) Free tuition (University factsheet), possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship 
City University of Hong Kong (2) Free tuition (University factsheet), possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship 
Lingnan University (2) Free tuition, accommodation (University factsheet)
Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (2) Free tuition  (University factsheet), possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship 
Education University of Hong Kong (2)  Free tuition, possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship 
India Lovely professional University (2) Free tuition (University factsheet), possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship 
Japan Akita International University (2) Free tuition, possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship 
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University(4) Free tuition, possibility to apply for JASSO scholarship (University factsheet)
Ryukoku University (4) Free tuition there might be possibility to apply fo JASSO scholarship
Waseda University (2) Free tuition, possibility to apply for MEXT scholarship (University factsheet

University of Tsukuba (3)

Free tuition, possibility to apply for JASSO scholarship
Yamagata University (2) Free tuition
Yamanashi Gakuin Univeristy (2) Free tuition, possibilty to apply for JASSO scholarship (University factsheet)
Osaka Gakuin University (2) Free tuition
Niigata University (4) Free tuition, possibility to apply for JASSO scholarship
Meiji Gakuin University (2) 
Free tuition, possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship 
Tohoku University (2) Free tuition, possibility of JASSO scholarship
Kindai University (2) Free tuition (University factsheet)
Kanagawa University(4) Free tuition, monthly scholarship (University factsheet
Hokkaido University (5) Free tuition, possibility of JASSO scholarship (University factsheet
Sophia University (4) 
Free tuition, possibility of JASSO scholarship (University factsheet
Fukui University (2) 
Free tuition, sometimes university scholarship provided (University factsheet
Toyo University (2)  Free tuition, possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship  (additional information
Gakushuin University (2)  Free tuition, possibility of JASSO or University scholarship, accommodation partly covered 
Meiji Univeristy (2) Free tuition, possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship 
Kazakhstan E. A. Buketov Karaganda State University (4) Free tuition
L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (0) Free tuition and accommodation (courses in English 2017/2018)
M. Kh. Dulaty Taraz State University (3) Free tuition
 China     Beijing Foreign Studies University (4) Free tuition and accommodation
Shenzhen University (2) Free tuition

Guizhou University (6)

Free tuition, accommodation, health insurance, monthly scholarship
Jinan University (2) Free tuition, accommodation, monthly scholarship 
Columbia El Rosario University (2) Free tuition (University factsheet), possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship 
South Korea Ajou University (4) Free tuition and accommodation, possibility to apply for ASEM-DUO, GKS scholarships (University factsheet)
Chonbuk National University (2) Free tuition
Kyung Hee University (3) Free tuition and accommodation (University factsheet)
Seoul National University (2)  
Free tuition (University factsheet)
Kyungpook University (5) Free tuition and accommodation, possibility to apply for ASEM-DUO, GKS scholarships (University factsheet)
Chung-Ang University (2) Free tuition (University factsheet), possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship 
University of Seoul (4) Free tuition, monthly scholarship (University factsheet)
Sungkyunkwan University (3)
Free tuition (University factsheet), possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship 
Kongju National University (2) Free tuition, possibility to apply for GKS scholarships
Pusan National University (2) Free tuition, possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship  (University factsheet)
Pukyong National University (2) Free tuition, possibility to apply for GKS scholarships (University factsheet)
Sejong University (4) Free tuition
Seoul National University of Science and Technology (4) Free tuition and accommodation (University factsheet
Kookmin University (4) Free tuition (University factsheet), possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship 
Korea University Sejong Campus (3) Free tuition (University factsheet), possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship 
Sookmyung Women's University (2) 
Free tuition (University factsheet
Handong Global University (4) Free tuition, possibility to apply for ASEM-DUO scholarship
Hallym University (2) Free tuition, possibility to apply for free accommodation and scholarship  (University factsheet
Poland Wroclaw University of Economics(2) Free tuition
Singapore  National University of Singapore(2) Free tuition (University factsheet), possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship 
Singapore Management University  (4)
Free tuition, possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship 
Thailand Thammasat University (2) Free tuition (University factsheet)
Taiwan National Chengchi University (2) Free tuition and accommodation, monthly scholarship (University factsheet)
National Dong Hwa University  (2)  Free tuition and accommodation 
National Cheng Kung University (6)  Free tuition and possible scholarship 
National Sun Yat-sen University (8) Free tuition and scholarship
National Taiwan University (4) Free tuition (University factsheet), possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship 
National Taipei University of Technology (4) Free tuition and accommodation (University factsheet), possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship 
National Central University (5) Free tuition
National Chiao Tung University (3) Free tuition (University factsheet), possibilty to get Erasmus+ scholarship 
Yuan Ze University (2) Free tuition
Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages (2) Free tuition
United Kingdom  Lancaster University (1) Free tuition 
University of East Anglia (4) Free tuition 
United States of America Oklahoma University (2) Free tuition (information about exchange)

Networks:
BCI PEE (Canada)   interested students contact  until January 31st
MAUI (USA) and AEN (Australia) applications online from January 1st till January 31st
ISEP (Worldwide, except Europe) 

REARI-RJ (Brazil) tuition waiver universities in Rio De Janeiro region, applications until January 31st for more information contact: Julius Pukelis  

 

 

How is student selection organized?

Students can choose up to two partner universities and they list them in order of priority. If the student is selected to go to the first site on the Application Form, placement to other university is not considered. Students may choose 2 universities in the Application Form, but they should write one Motivation Letter for the selection committee. If student is not selected Application comitee may suggest third option. Selection results are announced during 10 work days from the indicated deadline by email. All students who submitted Application Forms are informed about the selection results. Those students who are selected to participate in the exchange are given further instructions on how to apply to exchange university. Once selection results are announced, change in the site request cannot be made. It is important to note that final acceptance decision is made by Host University.

 

Stage II. Document Submission.

Selected students get the information about the application procedure at their site by email. It is very helpful if students have already revised application procedure and know what documents/language tests are required because they usually have very little time to prepare final document package for the Host University once the selection results are announced. Passport is always necessary, so please make sure you have it.

 

Stage III. Letter of Acceptance Received.

The student must read the package carefully and submit all additional documents that Host University may request. Having received Letter of Acceptance, the students have to fill in the Request form for Studies abroad on VUSIS system. 

F.A.Q.

What is Transcript of Records?
It is a list of courses you have followed at Vilnius University. It is prepared at the Dean's Office at the Faculty in English.

What are the requirements for the Letter of Motivation?
Your Letter of Motivation has to justify your academic needs to participate in the exchange. It has to be clear and selection committee has to see how selected host sites suit your academic aims. Your Letter of Motivation has to be exact and not too long.

What is ASEM-DUO scholarship?
This scholarship is offered by the Korean Government. There are no guarantees that you will get a scholarship because the competition is international. One Vilnius University student is nominated (we usually nominate those students who have to most realistic possibility to win the scholarship). This scholarship can be offered only to those students who plan to participate in the exchange in Fall semester.

What is GKS  (Global Korea Scholarship)?

This scholarship is offered by Korean Universities. One student is nominated, application is analysed and decision made by Korean University.

Will the study abroad period be recognised upon my return to Vilnius University?
Yes, if you got the approval to the proposed Learning Agreement before departure.