For students

Study Process and Work Organisation at MRU during Autumn Semester

In the Autumn Semester, studies at the University will be carried out by contact (in University classrooms), in accordance with the health safety requirements established by the State-Level Emergency Operations Manager.  

If, due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, you are unable to come to Lithuania or are in self-isolation, we will make it possible to study remotely. The classes will be broadcasted in real time (online) according to an approved schedule; the assesments will be also held online. 

In order to ensure the safety of the University community and the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 disease, only the student who meets one of the following requirements will be able to participate in contact study activities: 

  1. A person has been vaccinated with one of the vaccines recognised in the European Union: “Comirnaty” (Pfizer), “COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna”, “COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen” or “Vaxzevria” (AstraZeneca); 
  2. A person has been vaccinated with a vaccine not recognised in the EU but have received a positive response to semiquantitative SeroCP and quantitative SeroCP test in less than 60 days in which anti-S, anti-S1 or anti-RCD IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 are detected; 
  3. A person carried out a SARS-CoV-2 PCR or antigen test (every 7-10 days) and got a negative result. (Only students until October 15th can do tests free of charge. To register for test call Corona hotline 1808 (+37066011808));
  4. A person had COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) where the diagnosis has been confirmed on the basis of a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test or antigen test and no more than 210 days have elapsed since the positive test result. 
  • In all the above cases, a person must have one of the documents supporting these requirements or valid National Certificate or EU Digital COVID certificate.
  • We ask you to arrive at the University at least 30 min. before the classes in order to ensure smooth and fast check at the entrance.

From the 1st of October it is mandatory to wear face mask.

Key Tools for Distance Learning: Moodle Environment

How to Connect to Moodle?

Connect to the Moodle virtual learning environment via Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser (latest version). Login instructions can be found here.

How to Use Moodle?

Connect to virtual learning tool Moodle and read the Moodle Student Manual.

What to do, if you don’t see your studies subject in the Lecturer’s environment?

  • If you are a MRU student, all semester subjects are connected automatically.
  • If you are an Erasmus student, you can register to the subject course with the enrollment key – ERASMUS. If you are unable to connect, contact your Lecturer or write: ssg@mruni.eu.
  • If you have academic debts, or returned after a studies break, an academic vacation, please contscy your Lecturer and you will be connected to your subject environment.

How are activities scheduled in Moodle?

In the Activities schedule, at the set time, connect to Moodle (with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome newest version) and select the subject environment in the schedule. Lecturers usually present tasks in the Moodle environment and usually present tasks, various tests, mini-exams. You will find learning materials, links and video materials here.

How to Participate in the Virtual Activities Broadcast?

In the Activities Schedule, at the set time, connect to Moodle (Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome – newest version) studies environment, and select and press on the Activities link provided by the Lecturer and connect, selecting:

  • “Microphone” – if you will be talking with your Lecturer during the Activities period;
  • “Listen Only” if you do not need to communicate with the Lecturer.

If the Lecturer uses another video conference means (for example Skype for Business), connect to this platform. You will see the link in the studies environment or in the e-mail sent to you by your Lecturer or by other means.

How to Avoid Technical Problems During the Streaming of Activities?

First of all, try to prevent technical difficulties before participating in the activities broadcast. MRU’s IT Centre recommends that you have earphones, a microphone, and a camera. Use wired Internet. High speed is not necessary for video and audio streaming of activities, however it is affected by inconsistent Internet speed also. This manifests itself in disruptions, sudden, instantaneous stops. That is why it is recommended during the entire virtual activities period to disconnect the operation of other programmes on the Internet (for example uTorrent, Internet TV, etc.)

Secondly, it is worthwhile to take into account important technical parameters. Although virtual streaming of activities is appropriate for most of today’s computers, it is important that:

  • the speed of the processor would be at least 2,5 GHz;
  • that the operating memory would be not less than 4GB or even better – 8GB;
  • it would be possible to connect an Internet camera, microphone, earphones or speakers to the computer;
  • the computer would be connected to the Internet.

How to Use MRU Recommended Video Tools?

Most often lecturers use BigBlueButton (BBB), which is integrated in the Moodle environment. In order to become better acquainted with this video streaming tool, connect to Moodle and read the BBB manual. You can also watch a video in English. Many lecturers also use the Microsoft Teams (MS Teams) programme.

Where Can I Find Recordings of Activity Sessions?

If the Lecturer uses the online learning – web conference tool, BigBlueButton, then you will find recordings by pressing on the connection link. If other recording means are used – please see the links that are provided in your studies subject environment. If you have any questions, contact your lecturer.

MRU Library

LIBRARY WORKING HOURS

The Library provides all the services and is open to the users.

  • Monday – Friday 8:00 – 19:00
  • Saturday 9:00 – 18:00

Where to get help, when I have questions?

  • Questions on borrowing term renewal, return of books, payment of late return fees, etc. – Information Desk at the Library, by phone +370 5 271 4599 or e-mail: biblioteka@mruni.eu.
  • Questions on information search and electronic resources – ask a Subject Librarian.
  • All the relevant information and e-resources available on the Library website.

 

BORROWING BOOKS FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT ABLE TO ENTER THE UNIVERSITY

Books are issued and returned through the side entrance in the University courtyard (glass door next to the cafe).

BORROWING BOOKS:

  • Order books in advance: fill in the electronic form and e-mail it to biblioteka@mruni.eu ;
  • Come to take your ordered books only after you get a confirmation letter;
  • Ordered books are kept at the Library for 3 working days;
  • Have your ID when you arrive.

CHECK OUT OF ORDERED BOOKS:

  • Monday – Friday 8:30 – 18:30
  • Saturday 9:30 – 17:30

Please call +370 5 271 4599 when you arrive.

RETURNING BOOKS:

  • Monday – Saturday 8:00 – 22:00

You can return books using the Drop Box at the side entrance in the University courtyard.

Vaccination

Vaccination in other countries 

If you have been vaccinated with a vaccine recognised in the EU: 

  • you can generate an EU COVID Digital Certificate via your countries e-health system (EU member countries); 
  • vaccination certificates issued by other countries (non-EU member countries) are used for validation instead of the National Certificate. 

If you have been vaccinated with a vaccine not recognised in the EU, one of the following requirements must be met: 

  • you must get a positive response to semiquantitatives SeroCP and quantitatives SeroCP test in less than 60  days in which anti-S, anti-S1 or anti-RCD IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 are detected; 
  • you must get a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result not more than 48 hours earlier (from the moment of sampling);
  • get a vaccine in Lithuania.

 

Vaccination in Lithuania  

All the Lithuanian citizens may be vaccinated in Lithuania against COVID-19, regardless of their place or country of residence, as well as other persons, who: 

  • have compulsory health insurance (whether the person is insured, it is possible to check here); 
  • have declared the place of residence;
  • the citizens of the Member States of the European Union or the European Free Trade Association and their family members, who have come to live in the Republic of Lithuania for more than 3 months in a half of year and who have acquired the right to reside in the Republic of Lithuania, or who are changing their place of residence in the Republic of Lithuania;
  • the citizens of other foreign countries and persons without citizenship, who have the document permitting them to reside in the Republic of Lithuania, who have come to live in the Republic of Lithuania, or who are changing their place of residence in the Republic of Lithuania;
  • the persons, who have declared their place of residence for some definite period or who have been included into the list of persons, who have not declared their place of residence after the set period;
  • are accredited and residing in Lithuania; 
  • persons who have national visa; 
  • other persons who have to be vaccinated in the procedure defined by the Minister of Health. 

Documents that may support your right to vaccination and are issued to the foreigners who live in Lithuania in certification of their legal presence in the country: 

  • Temporary residence permit; 
  • Permanent residence permit; 
  • Card of the EU citizen’s family member; 
  • EU certificate of the right of residence.­­­ 

Registration for a vaccine when a person has a Lithuanian personal number 

The foreigners with the personal number should register for vaccination online or by calling the Hot Line by +37066011808. 

Registration for a vaccine when a person does not have a Lithuanian personal number 

It is possible to get vaccinated: 

  • in the vaccine-buses without pre-registration. The schedule and locations of the vaccine-buses in Vilnius can be found here;
  • by  live queue” principle at „Litexpo“ vaccination centre (Laisves av. 5, Mon-Fr, 9.00 am – 7.00 pm) and Lukiškės square vaccination point (Mon-Sat, 10.00 am – 8.00 pm;
  • „Rezus” point (Shopping Mall „Ozas“, Ozo str. 18);
  • „Rezus” point (Ausros Vartai str. 27);
  • Pharmacy „Eurovaistinė“ (Ukmerges str. 282);
  • Pharmacy „Gintarinė vaistinė “ (P. Baublio str. 2);
  • Pharmacy „Camelia“ (Vikingu str. 3);
  • Pharmacy „Camelia“ (Savanoriu av. 1);
  • Pharmacy „BENU“ (Kedru str. 4-101) 
     

In all mentioned cases of vaccination, it is necessary to have an identity document and a Study document (proof of enrollment, can be electronic version) with you. If you are arriving for a re-vaccination, you must also have a document certifying the vaccination with the first dose of COVID-19 issued by the foreign competent authority. 

After the full vaccination, a certificate of done vaccination can be generated by the medical institution, which is responsible for the vaccination. Please, do not forget to ask the nurse or medical staff for the vaccination certificate after you are fully vaccinated. It will be printed for you at your vaccination point. This vaccination certificate is an alternative to the National Certificate. 

All the information about vaccination in Lithuania can be followed here. 


Vaccination campaigns at MRU
 

 The vaccination campaigns at MRU will be held in:  

  • vaccination buses near the central MRU building in Vilnius: 
    – on August 26th (Thursday) from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
    – on September 6th  (Monday) from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
    – on September 16th (Thursday) from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
  • the premises of the Public Security Academy in Kaunas: 
    – on September 6th (Monday) from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Pre-registration is not required for those wishing to be vaccinated, but it is necessary to have an identity document and Study document (proof of enrollment, can be electronic version) with you. 

EU COVID Digital Certificate for all the students, who have been fully vaccinated during the MRU vaccination campaigns, can be issued at Šeškinė Clinic (reception, 1st floor), address Šeškinės str. 24. 
Working hours: Monday-Thursday, 7.00 am – 4.00 pm, Fridays, 7.00 am – 1.30 pm 
Service cost – 0,45 Eur. 
Contact tel. no. +370 5 2502089 (please ask Ilona or Skaidra as a contact people to talk in English) 

COVID-19 tests in Lithuania

Only students until October 15th can do tests free of charge. To register for test call Corona hotline 1808 (+37066011808).

Clinics in Vilnius and Kaunas, where you can get a semiquantitatives SeroCP and quantitatives SeroCP test (antibodies test) and SARS-CoV-2 PCR test: 

  • Antėja, https://anteja.lt/ 
    SARS-CoV-2 PCR test – 79 € 
    Semiquantitative SeroCP and quantitative SeroCP test – 22 € 
    Prie-registration via pagalba@anteja.lt or +370 700 77 833 
    Clinics in Vilnius: Viršuliškių g. 65A and Kareivių g. 9 
    Clinics in Kaunas: Žemaičių pl. 37 and Veiverių g. 142 
     
  • „Medicina practica“ laboratory,  https://medicinapractica.lt/ 
    SARS-CoV-2 PCR test – 75 € 
    Semiquantitative SeroCP and quantitative SeroCP test – 19 € 
    Prie-registration via  +370 5 250 7744 or registracija@medicinapractica.lt (Mon-Fr, 08:00 am-5:00 pm) 
    Clinic in Vilnius: Antakalnio g. 72 
    Clinic in Kaunas: Varnių g. 38 – 3 
     
  • AND KLINIKA”, https://andklinika.lt/lt 
    SARS-CoV-2 PCR test – 75 € 
    Semiquantitative SeroCP and quantitative SeroCP test – 25 € 
    Prie-registration via  +370 650 19911 
    Clinic in Vilnius: Žirmūnų g. 107 
     
  • Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Center, https://www.medcentras.lt/ 
    SARS-CoV-2 PCR test – 79 € 
    Semiquantitative SeroCP and quantitative SeroCP test – 20 € 
    Prie-registration via +370 698 00 000 
    Clinic in Vilnius: V. Grybo g. 32A

  • SYNLAB, https://synlab.lt/vilnius.html
    SARS-CoV-2 PCR test – 70 €
    Semiquantitative SeroCP and quantitative SeroCP test – 21 €
    Prie-registration via +370 685 39 801 or +370 682 05 399, via internet: https://app.2meters.app/places/ayeBm5UCRP6QFmhxfchoKK/appointments  
    Clinic in Vilnius: Kalvarijų g. 137A-15
                                                                                                                                        
  • MEDTEST, https://medtest.lt/covid-19-tyrimai/sars-cov-2-anti-s-kiekybinis-antikunu-tame-tarpe-ir-igg-pries-spyglio-baltyma-nustatymas/?gclid=CjwKCAjw95yJBhAgEiwAmRrutPnQuyOqAtxxmLG3uI812TxM1D8Ao4M_LKtczOoFV0DpwJ3Is5uxfBoCPOYQAvD_BwE 
    SARS-CoV-2 PCR test – 76 €
    Semiquantitative SeroCP and quantitative SeroCP test – 14,80 €
    Prie-registration via +37062211201
    Clinic in Kaunas: S. Žukausko g. 2b
                                                                                                                                                                            
  • You can also get tested at Vilnius Airport. For more information visit here.  

If you do tests in Lithuania, you do not need to get an additional certificate of the test in Clinic – a document of test result is enough (this document can be used only in Lithuania). Also, it is a document that is valid and required in order to participate in contact study activities in University. 

All tests are done at your own expenses. 

FAQ

If I had COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection), but successfully recovered from it, what documentation do I need to attend University premises and participate in contact study activities? 

If a person had COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection):

  • the diagnosis must be confirmed on the basis of a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test or antigen test, and no more than 210 days have elapsed since the positive test result;
    or
  • receive a positive response to semiquantitative SeroCP and quantitative SeroCP test in less than 60 days in which anti-S, anti-S1 or anti-RCD IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 are detected.

Is EU COVID Digital Certificate or Green Pass valid and can be used to attend University premises and participate in contact study activities? 

Yes, EU COVID Digital Certificate or a Green Pass are valid for attending the courses. In this way you do not need National Certificate, because EU COVID Digital Certificate can be used as an alternative to the National Certificate. FAQ about the National Certificate, can be found here. 

Is the COVID-19 test free of charge? 

No, testing for COVID-19 available only at your own expense. The list of clinics in Vilnius and Kaunas can be found in the section above.

Is self-isolation mandatory from the day of arrival in the Republic of Lithuania? 

Self-isolation requirement depends on a country you come from and its classification regarding COVID-19 situation (green, yellow, grey or red zone). All the updated information and the list of the countries can be found here. 

When you find your country, you can see what self-isolation requirements are applied. In most cases, for those, who are not vaccined with the vaccines that are recognised in the EU, a COVID-19 test is mandatory (only PCR test or antigen test is recognised, while serological antibody test result is not recognised). 

Also, in most cases, self-isolation is required from the day of arrival in the Republic of Lithuania until the day of departure from its territory but no longer than 10 days of the arrival/return. Also, self-isolation time may be reduced by taking a PCR test on the 7th day of self-isolation with a negative result. 

What should I do if I vaccinated (with recognised vaccine in the EU) and my arrival day in Lithuania is earlier than obligatory 14-day period after the vaccination is finished? 

If vaccinated (with recognised vaccine in the EU) individuals self-isolate because the 14-day period after the vaccination has not yet passed on the day of arrival in Lithuania, they may reduce the self-isolation period once the 14-day period has passed after the administration of the vaccine dose: 

  • the second dose of the vaccine under the two-dose vaccination schedule (“Comirnaty” (Pfizer), “COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna” or “Vaxzevria” (AstraZeneca);
  • one dose under the single-dose vaccination schedule (“COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen”); 
  • at least one dose administered to those with the past COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) confirmed by a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result. 

Is it possible to participate in contact study activities after the first dose of the vaccine (from two doses vaccination)? 

It is important that the type of the vaccine is recognised in the European Union. Only “Comirnaty” (Pfizer), “COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna”, “COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen” or “Vaxzevria” (AstraZeneca) vaccines will let students to participate in contact study activities. 

It is possible to attend University premises and participate in contact study activities: 

  • after one week from the vaccination with the second dose of „Comirnaty“ or „Spikevax“ (under the two-dose vaccination schedule); 
  • after two weeks from the vaccination with the „COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen“ vaccine (under the single-dose vaccination schedule); 
  • after four weeks but no longer than 13 weeks from the vaccination with the first dose of „Vaxzevria“ vaccine; 
  • after one week from the vaccination with the second dose of „Vaxzevria“ vaccine;
  • after two weeks from the vaccination with the first dose of „Comirnaty“, „Spikevax“ or „Vaxzevria“ for those, who had COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) and the diagnosis has been confirmed on the basis of a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test. 

If you wish to attend University premises and participate in contact study activities before the time periods, mentioned above, you can get a negative paid SARS-CoV-2 test result, which is valid for 48 hours after the sample is collected. 

If I am vaccinated under the two-dose vaccination schedule with one dose of the vaccine, which is recognised in the EU, and the other dose of the vaccine, which is not recognised in the EU (or vice versa), is it possible for me to attend University premises and participate in contact study activities? 

No, only persons with a full vaccination (under the single-dose or two-dose vaccination schedule) with the vaccine, recognised in the EU can attend University premises and participate in contact study activities. 

In other cases, a person must: 

  • receive a positive response to semiquantitative SeroCP and quantitative SeroCP test in less than 60 days in which anti-S, anti-S1 or anti-RCD IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 are detected; 
  • has a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result, which is valid for 48 hours after the sample is collected;  
  • have been vaccinated with one of the vaccines recognised in the EU (“Comirnaty” (Pfizer), “COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna”, “COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen” or “Vaxzevria” (AstraZeneca). 

Can I get the second dose of the vaccine, recognised in the EU, if I have already got  the first dose of the vaccine, recognised in the EU, in other country? 

Yes, in Lithuania you can get a second dose of the vaccine, recognised in the EU, if you have a document, prooving your first dose of the vaccine. What to do in the case of COVID-19?

What tyo do in the case of COVID-19?

1.Isolate yourself immediately.
2.Contact the Coronavirus Hot Line by +37066011808 or contact your family doctor.
3.Inform the Students House administrator (only if you live there) tel. no. +37052714562; +37052761653.

The administration of the Students House will contact you and inform you about further actions

All cases must be reported to MRU Community Well Being Center by e-mail: bgc@mruni.eu