International students start their first academic year at MRU - MRU

30 August, 2023
International students start their first academic year at MRU

Today the introductory week for international students from abroad coming to study under Erasmus and other exchange programmes has started at Mykolas Romeris University (MRU).

This year, 171 exchange students from the following countries joined the international academic community of the University: Azerbaijan (7), Belgium (4), Brazil (2), Czech Republic (5), France (18), Georgia (5), Germany (15), India (1), Ireland (1), Italy (18), Japan (10), Jordan (1), Kazakhstan (14), Moldova (1), Netherlands (2), Poland (1), Portugal (7), Romania (1), Slovakia (1), South Korea (2), Spain (26), Sweden (2), Taiwan (1), Turkey (15), Ukraine (7) and Uzbekistan (4)

At the beginning of the introductory week, the international students got acquainted with the university and met the academic community. The students were greeted by the MRU management, the deans of the faculties, and Erasmus coordinators.

"Part-time studies at a foreign university not only give you the opportunity to test your language skills, but also to get a different perspective on your studies. It is a great opportunity to try on the shoes of 'international studies', which we encourage Lithuanian students studying at our university to do as well," said Regina Valutytė, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs at MRU, welcoming the international students.

A representative of the Vilnius County Police came to inform the foreign students about the basic requirements of public order, safe living in Vilnius and the legal situation of foreigners in Lithuania.

Erasmus exchange students together with their student mentors will take part in a cultural study programme in Trakai and Druskininkai. The guests will also present the universities they represent, tell about the traditions, key events and facts of the countries they have come from.

Mykolas Romeris University aims to ensure that as many good-performing full-time students of all study levels as possible have the opportunity to spend part of their studies in foreign higher education institutions during the entire period of their studies at the University.