English for Specific Purposes and the Second Foreign Language (Undergraduate)



The programme is aimed at preparing specialists of English and one other foreign language and communication for specific purposes (public administration, business and law). The students of the programme acquire general philological education and practical knowledge and skills necessary for the modern-day employment market. The scope of studies covers languages of European communication (English and French/German/Norwegian) or languages of Euro-Asian communication (English and Korean)..
The programme graduates are fluent communicators in two foreign languages and are active participants in business communication (take part in business meetings, make oral presentations, draft official documents and letters, translate and edit business texts, etc.); programme graduates ensure smooth cooperation between state institutions and private companies in international arena.

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2nd and 3rd year students actively participate in ERASMUS+ mobility programme which gives a possibility to study at a university abroad for 1 or 2 semesters and do internship in another country. Students of this programme have studied at the universities in Ireland, France, Germany, Spain and have done internship in the UK, Cyprus and Spain.

The acquired education gives the programme graduates possibility to work in a wide variety of spheres – culture, education and information institutions (culture, education and information centres, media companies, publishing houses, tourism agencies, translation agencies), international organisations, units of state departments, municipalities and business companies which need specialists who are able to start and develop professional dialogue between representatives of different cultures.

Secondary education (grade in history/foreign language).

English language proficiency - the level not lower than B1 (following the Common Framework of Reference for Language approved by level test is organized for those, who do not possess IELTS or TOEFL certificates.


Programme type
Bachelor's studies (University)
Field of studyPhilology                 
Study area Humanities
Degree awarded Bachelor of Humanities
Duration3,5 years
AccreditationCentre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education
Course languageEnglish
Starting dateSeptember 1st
Tuition fee EU students1800 EUR/per year
Tuition fee Non-EU students2160 EUR/per year


Kristina Schimmels, Lecturer from the USA: 

I think this programme prepares students for a life in the competitive job market worldwide. Students are able to study a variety of subjects that give them skills that are attractive to future employers. Class sizes are also small, so students are able to get to know their professors well and have the ability to get one-on-one help if they need it. The professors also have vast experience teaching and studying in different countries. Several of the professors are native speakers. Students are able to acquire a world-class education in Lithuania.
For more detailed information, contact programme director Dr. Liudmila Mockienė via e.mail.: liudmila@mruni.eu

Dovilė Guigaitė, Graduate:
While learning at school I always had an intention to study foreign languages. Thus when I noticed a study programme called English for specific purposes and a second foreign language at MRU website I had no doubts about my further decision to choose this particular programme since it provided an opportunity not only to enhance the knowledge of general English language and learn English for professional areas as public administration, law, and business, but also to learn and master another foreign language from the scratch. Currently, I am able to understand and communicate in French fluently. As a philologist I took the opportunity to put all the knowledge I gained during my studies into practice when I decided to participate at the exchange programme ERASMUS actively maintained by our Institute which cooperates with foreign universities. After a semester spent in France, the internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, the Department of Lithuanians living abroad followed. During my practice I applied my competencies acquired at MRU and was able to have a closer look at the work of a state institution. All this incredible experience has become an excellent starting point after graduation. If I had to choose again, I would definitely choose this study programme!

Nina Nyløkken, 1st year student from Norway:
I have always had a special interest for languages and that is the main reason why I ended up choosing the study programme English for Specific Purposes and the Second Foreign Language. By taking this programme, I am not only deepening my knowledge of the English language but I also get the opportunity to learn German as my second foreign language. For me this was an appealing factor since it will give me competence in two languages. In addition, I selected Lithuanian for my elective study, so I really get the chance to broaden my knowledge of different languages.
I chose to study in Lithuania since I always wanted to study abroad and Lithuania is a country I already had visited and liked. The capital Vilnius is a very beautiful city and I feel that the people here are welcoming. I also feel at home at the university. Here I have met many other interesting students from different countries and I have been very lucky with my professors, which are all helpful and motivating.