Eastern European and Russian Studies

Qualification awarded Master in Social Sciences
Field of study Political Sciences
Study area Social Sciences
Length of the programme (years) 1.5 years (3 semesters) 
Scope of programme (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Language of instruction English
Location  Vilnius, Lithuania
Starting date 1st September

Tuition fee

3200 EUR/per year

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WHY STUDY EASTERN EUROPEAN AND RUSSIAN STUDIES AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY?

You will:

  • Explore Eastern Europe from modern and cosy Vilnius.
  • Build your expertise by studying in one of the leading research institutions in the region.
  • Join the lively hub of field experts and practitioners.
  • Experience Russia in one hour distance.
  • Take part in study trips to Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine.
  • Conduct an internship in leading foreign policy institutions and think-tanks.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Bachelor degree or its equivalent;
  • English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (Internationally recognized certificate or Skype interview)
  • The selection criterion is based on the weighted average of all grades recorded in the transcript of your academic report.

INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY

Programme students have possibility to participate in Erasmus+ exchange program. Also it is possible to study in various partner universities of Eastern European countries.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDIES

After you find out the difference between glastnost and perestroika, what will you be able to achieve? Our graduates have found a number of different possibilities: some pursue their careers as civil servants in public administration institutions and diplomatic service. Others work as analysts and experts in the international organizations, academic and research institutions, private sector in Lithuania and abroad. And just in case you wish to spread your knowledge and learn even more as a graduate of the Eastern and Central European studies you will have access to the third cycle (doctoral studies).

TUITION FEE WAIVER 

Tuition waiver will be awarded to the most motivated and competent international non-EU/EEA student applying for Master’s degree programme of Eastern European and Russian studies. This scholarship only covers the full cost of the tuition fee. Read more on Scholarship page.

STUDENT TESTIMONIAL

Mariam Grigalashvili, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP), Policy Analyst

I think that VU TSPMI gave me more that usually University could give to its student. During my studying at VU, I had an internship at the Embassy of Georgia to Vilnius, where I had an opportunity to use the theoretical knowledge, which TSPMI were giving me, into practice. After graduate, I realized I had gotten several important things from Vilnius: personal development, language skills, an international network of friends and of course my diploma, which helped me to find appropriate job in my country. Now I am a policy analyst at Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP). I am working on analytical and research projects related to EU-Georgia relationship, democratization process and security issue.

 

TSPMI Natalya Semerova, graduate from Ukraine

Both years of study have brought a lot of experience: presenting tens of various presentations, conducting individual researches, reading huge amount of the works of prominent scientists of the past and the present by the recommendation of the lecturers, simulations of the international negotiations, visits to the state institutions of Lithuania and to the important business institutions, which play a role in the policy of Lithuania today, study trips, summer schools, conferences etc. It is impossible to describe the variety of absolutely new and fascinating activities, which the Program has proposed to us - to foreign students.

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ACADEMIC CONTACT

Ieva Miklaševskaja

+370 (5) 251 41 35

 

ADMISSION CONTACT

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