Online studies at Vytautas Magnus University


Vytautas Magnus University invites Lithuanians worldwide to study remotely and semi-remotely!

We invite you for an online studies on the platform. Here we offer social and human sciences, arts, languages, information literacy, and other practical knowledge-providing subjects. Upon passing exams, academic certificates are issued for them, and earned study credits can be transferred when choosing formal studies at VMU.

For those aiming for a bachelor’s or master’s degree, we invite you to choose formal online or mixed-mode formal studies.

Non-formal online studiesFormal online studiesFormal blended learning studies

The aim of the course is to introduce students to the traditional Lithuanian culture – folklore, mythology, customs, and the main phenomena of material culture.

The main features of traditional Lithuanian culture; how the Lithuanian way of living, folklore, and traditions developed, changed, and continue to change in the 21st c. Scholarly research on ethnic Lithuanian culture and folklore: major names and more.

During the course the students are being acquainted with the most important facts of Lithuanian literature from the end of the 19th century till nowadays. The main emphasis is placed on the most significant literary trends, dominant genres and stylistic variations, the problems of the chronology of Lithuanian literature are being related to historical and cultural situation in Lithuania. In order to gain basic knowledge of literary analysis the students are being acquainted with the main statements of Literary Ethics and the method of close reading. Find out more.

The Grand Duchy of Lithuania was a common entity for Lithuanians, Poles, Belarusians, Ukrainians, Jews, and many other nations. This shared political entity, existing for five hundred years, was annexed by Russia at the end of the 18th century. In the 19th century, intensive nationalist movements occurred here, and in the 20th century, it split into national states. How is the legacy of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania divided today? Why and how does the teaching of history differ in neighboring countries' secondary schools? How do propaganda wars and geopolitical tensions appear in this context? Where are the boundaries between national narratives and critical history, between storytelling and science?

Learning topics:

  • Ancient Balts. Formation of the Lithuanian people.
  • Creation of the Lithuanian state, 13th century.
  • Expansion of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 14th-15th centuries. Belarusian and Lithuanian claims to the history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
  • The Renaissance era, 16th century.
  • The Baroque era, 17th century.
  • The 18th century and the end of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania's statehood.
  • 19th century. Lithuania in the Russian Empire. Old Lithuania as the cradle of Polish culture and the "response" of the Lithuanians.
  • Interwar period.
  • World War II. Holocaust and Jewish history in Lithuania: conflicts and/or interpretations?
  • Soviet times. Interpretations of Soviet and Russian histories of Lithuania and propaganda wars.
  • History of contemporary times after 1990.

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The aim of the course is to help students to gain general knowledge about contemporary Lithuanian art and its historical and cultural contexts.


  • Lithuanian Theatre in the First Years of Independence: Change of Aesthetic Forms and Content.
  • Contemporary Lithuanian Theatre and the main Creators: Directing, Dramaturgy, Scenography, Non-traditional Space.
  • Lithuanian Cinema: Basic historical aspects, Directors, Genres and Themes.
  • Lithuanian National Cinema: a Reflection of History and the Present.
  • Contemporary Lithuanian Cinema: Animation; Interactive and Interdisciplinary Projects.
  • Lithuanian art tradition.
  • History and transformations of Lithuanian art.
  • Lithuanian art in the context of societal transformations.
  • The most famous Lithuanian artists.

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The aim of the course is to teach the students to understand a non-complicated communicative situation and enable them to actively participate in it. The students’ practical language usage skills are developed and applied with regard to the topics relevant for beginners: introducing oneself and others, describing objects and spaces in the city, foods and meals, talking about family, and professions. Most attention is paid to the tasks that help the students develop their active language usage and enrich vocabulary. Find out more.

The course is meant for the students who know Lithuanian already. During the course the students are to enrich their Lithuanian vocabulary, to repeat previously acquired knowledge on Lithuanian grammar (the usage of reflexive verbs and pronominal forms of adjectives and participles) and to learn new grammatical material (the usage of the participles and other forms of the verbs), to develop conversational, reading and writing skills. The students will be encouraged to speak on different topics and to apply theoretical knowledge practically. Find out more.

The course is meant for those who have already reached the level B1. During the course, the students learn to express themselves better: to use grammatical forms, constructions, and words correctly, developing the ability to tell their thoughts with longer and more informative sentences and to create a longer discourse. The aim of the course is to acquire such competence of communication in Lithuanian that is sufficient in all situations of everyday life, i.e., to become an independent Lithuanian language user. Find out more.

he aim of this course is to analyze open educational resource initiatives in Europe and the world, to be able to locate, create, use and re-use OER in TEL and teaching process, assessing the quality, openness and possibilities to use OER in education. Find out more.

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The Master's program in Customs and Process Management is the first MBA program in the field of customs in Lithuania. Upon completion, graduates will be awarded an international degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA).

This study program covers areas of customs, taxes, and supply chains, taught by international lecturers with practical experience. Opportunities are provided for short-term training/internships abroad.

Value of the study program:

  • Enhanced professional skills and potential increase in income.
  • Improvement of intercultural and English communication skills.
  • New job positions and career prospects in both private and public sectors.
  • Opportunity to expand professional network at an international level.
  • Studies tailored for working individuals - lectures are conducted in the evenings via distance learning.

Study language: Lithuanian, English.

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This master's degree program is carried out in collaboration with the "Euroleague Basketball Institute" organization and is the only one of its kind in Europe. We created it to provide more opportunities for learning directly from sports industry and academic experts, for current and future sports business professionals. Like you!

Key features of the program:

  • We collaborate with Euroleague and the Euroleague Basketball Institute - so you'll have the opportunity to learn from top sports business professionals;
  • You will gain knowledge in all key areas of sports business and management: marketing, finance, economics, law, strategy, public relations, and communication;
  • Classes, designed to smoothly integrate you into the professional world, are conducted in English;
  • Lectures take place remotely in different locations - at the Euroleague headquarters in Barcelona, ​​at our university in Kaunas, and in the city where the Euroleague Final Four matches are scheduled for that year;
  • In the "Eduniversal" study ranking, this program ranks among the top 29 sports management programs in the world;
  • This is a unique opportunity to participate in the behind-the-scenes activities of the Euroleague and Kaunas Žalgiris!

Upon completion of the Master's program in Sports Business Management, you will be able to work competently as a manager or director of professional sports clubs, sports federations, associations, fitness clubs, or as a public relations representative for sports organizations, sports journalist, develop sports startups, establish your own business, or consult. You can also continue your studies in management and administration or economics in doctoral studies.

Study language: English

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Part of the program is conducted remotely, so we invite you to inquire about the specific study program that interests you.

The Master in Social Work aims to train highly qualified social workers with the knowledge, skills, and methods needed to effectively apply social work interventions that are based on social justice and human rights for peoples‘ empowerment, structural changes, social inclusion, and social cohesion. The specialization "Social Work in the Context of Global Crises" provides an opportunity to deepen the knowledge of social work interventions by combining the immediate and long-term emotional, relational, social, and practical needs of individuals, families, communities, and society, the provision of social services, the trauma’s overcoming, community (re)building and advocacy in the context of intercultural conflicts and global crises. The specialization is delivered in English.

The degree is a Master of Social Sciences.

Study language: English

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You probably know that logistics and commerce are instrumental in overcoming business stagnation and crises worldwide. It is a promising industry and service sector that adapts to geopolitical shifts and makes continuous progress.

There is a growing demand for professionals who can develop and efficiently manage smart and environmentally sustainable logistics operations, use cutting-edge sales techniques, work with IT applications in logistics and commerce companies, develop competitive and socially responsible businesses in national and international markets, and create and develop their own e-businesses. As long as commerce exists, the need for logistics will persist, and having expertise in both areas is simply perfect! Choose dynamics and pursue a career in the rapidly evolving logistics and commerce sector!

Study language: Lithuanian, English, Russian.

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The study programme Educational Management responds to the demands of the contemporary educational systems and therefore is popular among the applicants. The study programme aims to prepare educational managers for different types of organisations involved in learning and teaching activities. The complexity of the programme learning outcomes leads our future graduates to the career of an educator, an educational manager, a human resources developer.

Students will have a great opportunity to experience a blended learning method, which will develop their competence in technology enhanced and self-directed learning.

Students, who successfully complete the programme, along with a Master's degree in Education Sciences will be also awarded a Certificate in Curriculum Design and Development issued by UNESCO International Bureau of Education.

Study language: Lithuanian, English

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The traditional image of Accounting and Finance is a thing of the past! Creative, digitised accounting, sustainable finance management, tax optimisation, organizational value creation, risk management, and assessment of future opportunities all become the work of highly qualified accounting and finance professionals!

All of this is offered by the interdisciplinary Accounting and Finance study programme. Equipped with knowledge of national and international accounting standards and principles of financial management, graduates of this programme are able to manage accounting and financial processes, identify new facts and problem areas in accounting and finance and select appropriate problem-solving methods, analyse and forecast an organisation's finances and evaluate its future prospects, and to assist the organisation's manager in making informed decisions.

Choose precision and learn the modern language of numbers in business!

Study language: Lithuanian, English, Russian.

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