Eastern European and Russian Studies


Scope of studies and length
90 ECTS credits, 1,5 years


Qualification awarded
Master in Social Sciences


Application period
1 January - 1 June/15 July*




Tuition fee per year*
3 989€


Start of studies
1 September


The Eastern European and Russian studies programme is devised to provide you with deep and comprehensive knowledge about the region - its political, economic and cultural particularities, and develop the academic and analytical skills that will enable you to analyse, evaluate and assess key political and social processes within this dynamic and exciting region.

Why this programme?

  • 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.

What's after?

  • Pursue a civil servant career in public administration institutions and diplomatic service.
  • Work as an analyst or expert in the international organizations, academic and research institutions, private sector in Lithuania and abroad.
  • Pursue doctoral studies.


TSPMI"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.“

Natalya Semerova, graduate from Ukraine

* Application deadline:

1 June | for applicants from non-EU/EFTA countries
15 July | for applicants who do not need a Lithuanian visa and non-EU/EFTA applicants, if there is a Lithuanian embassy in their home country