For students

What is the cost of tuition at the VU IIRPS?

The yearly tuition fee for MA studies is 3989 euros.

Are there any exchange opportunities available for MA students at the VU IIRPS?

All master’s students at the VU IIRPS are eligible to participate in Erasmus study and internship exchange programmes. Vilnius University also has bilateral agreements with various other universities from around the globe. Full list of partner universities can be found here.


Where can I find the necessary sources for my research and studies?

VU IIRPS has one of the largest libraries dedicated to political science in the region. As well as that, Vilnius University offers access to a plethora of databases of political science, sociology, economics and other social sciences. Full list of available databases can be found here, and the search engine for Vilnius University library can be found here.

What are the requirements for papers I have to hand in?

You are going to have to write a large number of various papers during your time at the VU IIRPS. Papers have to be submitted before the agreed deadline to Room 201 (see working hours). As well as that all papers must adhere to methodological requirements.

How can I influence my studies?

At the VU IIRPS, we believe that student feedback is absolutely the key to having quality studies. You can always express your opinions directly to the lecturers or the Coordinator of Study Programmes in English Benita Striukyte (Room 201). As well as that there are surveys that you can fill out at the end of the semester. Be sure to provide feedback so that we can improve!

Where can I find my course outlines and readings?

Vilnius University Virtual Learning Environment is usually used for sharing study-related information at the VU IIRPS unless there is a separate agreement with your lecturer.

What is the difference between seminars and lectures?

Seminars are very different from lectures. You have to come prepared, do your readings, also sometimes prepare presentations (if asked) and it usually happens as a discussion – you have to show what you understood from the texts you’ve read, what thoughts came to your head, share your ideas, etc.

At the Institute, it’s obligatory to prepare for seminars according to course outlines presented (unless there is a separate agreement with the lecturer). For lectures, you read texts if you want to read them, but you really don’t have to because lecturer will cover everything and more during the lecture than you’ll read in the text. Of course, it can happen that you’re asked to read for the lecture, but you’ll be informed about that.

Where can I find a serene place for my studies?

As you have to work quite a lot individually while studying at the VU IIRPS, we suggest you fall in love with one of the libraries of Vilnius University.

The library of VU IIRPS is open every day from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.

The library of VU in the central campus is open every day from 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. Be sure to explore all the nooks and crannies of one of the oldest universities in the region!

Vilnius University Scientific Communication and Information Centre is a modern library in Sauletekis campus. It is open 24/7 and only closes during national holidays.

Where can I find Master's theses from previous years?

All these and papers are archived at the VU IIRPS. If you want to check out any theses from previous years, you can find them in Room 201.

How can I find a tutor for my thesis?

During the first semester, students decide on their Master’s thesis topic and afterwards, the study program committee suggests supervisors to each student. In case a student wants to change his tutor he can find another supervisor from the list of the lecturers of our Institute here. In their profile pages, you can find their academic interests and contacts in case you need to contact them and ask for guidance or consultations.

How can I register for courses that I want to take during my exchange?

At the start of every semester, there is a meeting in which the courses offered are discussed. After that, you have to register for courses in Room 201. You can find details of courses offered and times of meetings on the University’s webpage.

How do I pay my tuition fee?

You can find the requisites and additional information here.

Where can I print or copy sources related to my studies?

You can print or copy sources at the library. More information can be found here.