General University Studies (GUS)

The aim of General University Studies (GUS) subjects at Vilnius University is to develop active, creative, open and tolerant, broad-minded and responsible members of their country and modern society who understand the achievements of the past, the problems of the modern world and create the future. 

All bachelor and integrated studies students must have at least 15 ECTS credits of GUS subjects which is at least 3 subjects. In some study programmes these numbers can be higher. 

Each semester the list of GUS subjects is posted on VU IS. There students can find descriptions of subjects and can choose the ones they find the most interesting.  

The registration for GUS subjects for autumn semester takes place at the first two weeks of May, whilst for spring semester is the first two weeks of December. If GUS subjects are included into the first semester, students can choose them at the first two weeks of autumn semester. 

More information on GUS subjects can be found in the Description of the Procedure for Implementing General University Studies at Vilnius University and in the concept of General University Studies. 

If you want a consultation you can contact Vilnius University Students’ Representation coordinator of academic affairs Aistė by e-mail akadem@vusa.lt or your unit’s coordinator of social – academic affairs (contacts can be found here: ) 

Also, don’t be afraid to get consultations from VU Student Services and Career Department (more information can found here).

Minor studies

Minor studies allow students to get double diploma. Minor studies must consist of at least 60 credits of compulsory and/or elective subjects belonging to the field or branch of the minor studies. 

Minor studies can be chosen by students whose study program plan provides this possibility. If there is no such possibility students can create their own individual study plans.  

In order to start in minor studies, students have to fill in the application on VU IS, one semester before the studies which is in September-October if minor studies begin in Spring semester, and in February-March if studies begin in Autumn semester. 

More information about minor studies can be found at VU Study Regulations 3rd chapter. 

If you want a consultation you can contact Vilnius University Students’ Representation coordinator of academic affairs Aistė by e-mail akadem@vusa.lt or your unit’s coordinator of social – academic affairs (contacts can be found here).

Also don’t be afraid to get consultations from VU Student Services and Career Department (more information can found here).

The individual studies plan

The individual studies plan is a courses’ and modules’ study plan requested by the student and accepted by the study programme committee. It is a changeable study and modules’ plan by adding or omitting the courses during the semester. 

A student has an opportunity to construct his or her studies plan in a way that it would meet his or her needs, and also add some new courses or modules. The process is called the creation of the individual studies plan.  

The individual study plan gives the student freedom to gain competence in those areas which could make one suitable for the job market, would be beneficial in one’s further master studies or just be suitable personally. 

The process of the creation of the individual study plan is different in every academic subdivision. That is why, in order to create your own study plan, you need to contact your faculty’s studies unit or find the information on the faculty’s website. 

For more information about the individual study plan you can find in the Study Reglaments of Vilnius University.

For a consultation, please contact your faculty’s coordinator for social- academic process affairs (contacts are here) 

Also, don‘t be afraid to consult with the VU Service and Carrer Center for Students (for more information, click here). 

 

Every study program in the VU has a responsible for it study program committee (SPC). It is a unit which is checking the aims, competence development, content, methods and the students’ results’ solidity of different study programs, also its relevance and competitiveness. It also carries out the evaluation analysis of the study program and gives solutions to occurring problems in the study programme. 

In every SPC the is at least one students’ representative who has to ensure that the study programme must be more student-orientated, suit the needs of the job market and also be constantly improving.   

Every students’ duty in the VU is to give feedback about their quality of studies. They can do it by: 

  • filling up the surveys in the VU system;    
  • filling up the surveys made by the VU SR; 
  • filling up the surveys made by students’ representatives in the SPC 
  • taking part it the focus groups, organised by the students’ representatives. The group’s aim is to collect other students’ opinions which could help to improve the study quality;  
  • give feedback to the teachers personally.  

 If you notice some flaws in your study programme and know how it could be improved, please contact the students’ representative in your faculty. He or she will report your ideas during the SPC meeting.  

No one, except you, can perfectly tell if the expectations for the study quality were fulfilled or not, and what one can do better in order to have the best study experience.  The anonymity of the answers is guaranteed!   

For more information about the individual study plan you can find in the Study Reglaments of Vilnius University.

For a consultation or finding your study programme’s representative, please contact your faculty’s representatives’ coordinator (contacts are here). 

Also, don‘t be afraid to consult with the VU Service and Carrer Center for Students (for more information, click here).