|Qualification awarded||Master in Social Sciences|
|Field of study||Political Sciences|
|Faculty||Institute of International Relations and Political Science|
|Study area||Social Sciences|
|Length of the programme (years)||1.5 years (3 semesters)|
|Scope of programme (ECTS)||90 ECTS|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Starting date||1st September|
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WHY STUDY EASTERN EUROPEAN AND RUSSIAN STUDIES AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY?
- 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.
Applicants from Belarus who do not have a test taken may apply without it because their language proficiency will be checked during an online interview.
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.
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.
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.