Scholarships and finances

Scholarships

The following types of financial support are provided to students by the University: incentive scholarship, one-time social grant, one-time target scholarship, nominal scholarship, foreign student scholarship, PhD student scholarship, and resident doctor scholarship. Procedures for granting these scholarships are established in Vilnius University Scholarship Regulations.

 

Incentive scholarships are granted to the best students of first cycle, second cycle and integrated studies for their excellent learning outcomes. There are two sizes of incentive scholarships: 1,5 BSB and 2,5 BSB. (BSB - Basic Social Benefit which is currently 38 EUR per month).

 

One-time social grants are granted to students of first cycle, second cycle, third cycle and integrated studies in the event of death of family members, natural or other disasters, illness or other similar cases. The size of a one-time social grant is from 2 to 12 BSB.

 

One-time target scholarships are granted to students of first cycle, second cycle, third cycle and integrated studies with relevant achievements in sports, cultural and scientific / public activities. Applications for the autumn semester must be submitted until October 25, for the spring semester – until March 25.  Scholarships are granted by a commission which is formed by the Rector. The size of a one-time target scholarship is from 1 to 15 BSB.

 

Nominal scholarships are granted to the best students of first cycle, second cycle, third cycle and integrated studies based on certain fields of activity for their achievements or contributions in these fields. The grounds and principles of granting nominal scholarships are established in the regulations of a specific nominal scholarship and/or support agreement.

 

Foreign student scholarships are granted to foreign university students who came to study according to bilateral cooperation agreements. Scholarship sizes are the same as the sizes of incentive scholarships granted to University students of an appropriate cycle, excluding cases when another scholarship size is agreed and provided in order to maintain partnership.

 

PhD student scholarships are granted to state-funded PhD students, and resident doctor scholarship are granted to state-funded residents. PhD student and resident doctor scholarships are granted according to the procedures established by the Government. Read more in the information for PhD students and residents section.

 

State Studies Foundation provides Support for the Studies of Foreigners of Lithuanian Descent at Lithuanian Schools of Higher Education. They can apply for both types of support: scholarship and social disbursement. More information on Support for the Studies of Foreigners of Lithuanian Descent.

 

Financial support for students with special needs.

 

Tuition fees, loans

Tuition fees must be paid by students studying in a non-state-funded position each semester until the end of the first month of the current semester.

The Dean of the Faculty (Head of Unit) may allow to pay tuition fees in instalments or postpone the payment of a tuition fee. Applications must be submitted in the faculty (unit) where the studies are carried out.

If a student (unclassified student) terminates his study agreement, the paid tuition fees which are equal to the annual price of studies (price of studied course units) are refunded based on the procedures for VU tuition fee payment, refund and recovery.

 

Payment methods

- Tuition fees can be paid via electronic banking services provided by Swedbank or SEB bank. 

- Tuition fees can also be paid via bank transfers by going to Swedbank or SEB bank. Please pay your tuition fees in the bank where you have opened your account. When paying via bank transfer, it is necessary to specify all the information provided in the payment order formed in VU Study Information System.

If you have any questions, please contact the administrator of studies of your faculty (unit). If you have any questions regarding bank payments, please contact the Finance Department.

 

Payment orders

Payment orders are formed and printed by logging into the VU Study Information System.

All students enrolled on the first, second and third cycle, integrated and non-degree studies at higher education institutions in Lithuania can apply for a State-Supported Loan

 

Tuition fee compensation

Students who studied in a non-state-funded place during the entire or part (semester) of the study period, and who achieved the best learning outcomes, can expect to receive a tuition fee compensation. Tuition fee compensation from the state budget is organized by the State Studies Foundation (hereinafter - Foundation) with the participation of the University; compensation procedures are regulated by the Description of Procedure for Tuition Fee Compensation and Tuition Fee Compensation Regulations.

 By considering the number of students in each study programme, the State Studies Foundation shall establish the highest number of persons in each field of study whose paid tuition fees may be compensated. Students of each field of study are ranked according to the weighted average of the compensated period, and the paid fees are compensated for the established number of students with the best learning outcomes in that field.

 Persons who a granted a tuition fee compensation shall receive a notification in November via e-mails provided to the Foundation by the higher education institution, therefore it is important that students regularly check their e-mails specified in VU eStudentas platform. Upon receiving a notification, students must, within the specified deadline, submit an application to the Foundation for the compensation of paid tuition fees.

 For students who were admitted to study in first cycle and integrated studies prior to 31 December 2016, the actually paid tuition fee or part of it which does not exceed the standard tuition fee may be compensated 2 times during the study period: 

- for the first two years of studies (in the case of part-time studies - during the first half of the study programme) and/or 

- from the third year of studies until the end of the first cycle or integrated studies (in the case of part-time studies - after finishing the second half of the study programme).

For students who were admitted to study in first cycle, second cycle and integrated studies from 1 January 2017, the paid tuition fee or part of it which does not exceed the standard tuition fee may be compensated at the end of each year of studies.

 

The following shall not have the right to receive tuition fee compensation

- persons who are re-enrolling in the programme of the same or lower study cycle, if more than half of the previous study programme credits were acquired with state budget funds; 

- persons who are studying in two or more degree study programmes or non-degree study programmes of the same cycle at the same time, if their studies are funded with state budget funds according to at least one of these study programmes (they pay for the second and other study programmes); 

- foreigners, excluding emigrants and foreigners of Lithuanian descent, as well as citizens of Member States of the European Union and other countries in the European Economic Area, if the international treaties of the Republic of Lithuania or other legal acts do not provide otherwise; 

- in other cases established by the Government.

 

 

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