General university studies
General university studies (GUS) are the formation of an outlook that corresponds with the idea of the university, as well as the development of erudition and creativity in all the first cycle and integrated study programmes of Vilnius University. GUS implement an understanding about the need to disseminate and share the most important scientific ideas and intellectual arguments with the general public.
GUS course units are provided only in bachelor's degree and integrated study programmes.
GUS course unit list can be found on GUS website.
If a GUS course unit is provided for the autumn semester – registration is carried out during the first two weeks of May. Additional registration is carried out on the first two weeks of September. If a GUS course unit is provided for the spring semester – registration is carried out during the first two weeks of December. Additional registration is carried out on the first two weeks of February.
Exact registration start dates are sent to VU students via their provided e-mails. Classes are held only on Thursdays and Fridays from 15:00. Exact time of the class is provided during the registration of GUS course units. To register for GUS course unit, log in to VU eStudent platform and select GUS registration (in the Registration section).
Non-degree study programme subjects
Students of Vilnius University first cycle and integrated study programmes can additionally study their selected foreign language, thus expanding their knowledge acquired at the University.
You can register to these language classes via VU eStudent platform (in the section "Other foreign language"). Information on possible language learning levels and timetables can be found in Vilnius University Information System.
Vilnius University compensates part of the price of learning a foreign language (which is studied additionally and is not part of the study programme), therefore the price of one semester is only 55 EUR for Vilnius University students.
Information on the attended classes of non-degree study programme subjects (foreign language) is included in the diploma supplement and, if necessary, a certificate is issued.
Cooperation with Vilnius Academy of Arts (VDA) and Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA)
VU is continuing its cooperation with Vilnius Academy of Arts and Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. VU students can select one course unit offered by another higher education institution instead of an optional course unit provided in the study plan for the autumn or spring semester, by coordinating this with the administration of their core academic unit. Student registration is carried out during autumn (September) and spring (January-February) semesters.
Optional course units
Students who have optional course unit in their study plans by the end of the semester must register for the optional course units of another semester. The final registration deadline of optional course units (modules) for the spring semester is the 15th of December, and 15th of May for the autumn semester. Students of the first study semester must register for optional course units (modules) within the first two semester weeks. Students shall have the right to cancel their registration for optional course units (modules) and select other course units no later than within the first two weeks of the semester.