International and European Law

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

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Qualification awarded
Master in Law 

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Application period
1 January - 1 June/15 July*

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Language
English

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Tuition fee per year*
3 000€

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Start of studies
1 September

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Scholarships are available for applicants from Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, North Macedonia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan

The purpose of the study programme is to train legal experts and legal service professionals with comprehensive and profound knowledge about international, international-regional and European legal norms that influence the most important areas of national legal systems, as well as the development, interpretation and application practice of these legal norms; abilities to identify, analyze and solve complex problems related to law-making and legal application in the contexts of international and European law; abilities to apply the acquired knowledge in professional practice innovatively and integrally in order to settle disputes and legal conflicts that arise in an international environment; critical approach and skills to carry out independent research and provide suggestions based on scientific analysis.

The programme lasts three semesters (1.5 years, 90 ECTS). At the beginning of the studies, each student chooses the track he or she is interested in three options:

  • International Law and Human Rights;
  • Tech Law;
  • Business Law.

Why this programme?

  • Faculty of Law is the oldest and most prestigious law school in Lithuania.
  • The programme designed of most relevant and up-to-date courses in three different tracks (International and Human Rights; Tech Law; Business Law).
  • Students are entitled to participate in international conferences and other academic events.
  • Taught by outstanding professors from all over Europe.

What's after?

  • The qualification enables graduates to be legal experts (advisers) to both public and private entities, engage themselves as problem analysts or researchers in academic institutions as well as to work in all major legal professions in national and international, governmental and non-governmental organizations and companies.
  • The possibility of holding an office in regulated professions (judges, solicitors, prosecutors, civil servants, etc.) will depend on qualification requirements applicable in a particular country and the recognition of foreign studies.
  • Graduates of the programme will be able to pursue an academic career in Lithuania and abroad in continuing their postgraduate studies in a PhD programme in social sciences.

"I chose Vilnius University because of its’ long time history and because of the knowledge that the university delivers a good quality of education. As a bachelor I always wanted to continue my studies in the field of International and European Law and Vilnius University was one of the best giving me this opportunity. Studying in a different country in a different language was a challenge for me. But after a very small period of time it became easier to study because of the friendly staff that helped me through tough situations."

Elene Tevzadze, student from Georgia

Maria Kaplina„International and European Law programme was for sure a great decision that I made. Fulfilling program, professional professors from Lithuania and as well from abroad, a diverse environment in the group, and a flexible schedule that I appreciated a lot. I would surely recommend this Master degree Programme for future international students. The environment was friendly, and I learned a lot of knowledge that I am using right now in my career."

Maria Kaplina, student from Ukraine

Maria Kaplina„Having studied the International and European Law programme at Vilnius University represented a great challenge for me, but I can assure that it has been the best decision I could have made. It has not only increased my knowledge in the academic field, but at the same time I had an amazing personal growth interacting with a society and culture totally different from my country and continent."

Irving Gabriel Lopez, student from Mexico

* 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

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